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Be Good by Buffy Ellen Gill


Buffy Ellen Gill is a qualified nutritionist and naturopath, so she approaches food with a holistic approach. In her first cookbook, she has created 100 plant-based recipes and shared information about healthy eating. She includes her story of disordered eating and being diagnosed with Graves’ disease just before her 28th birthday, before starting a wellness journey, developing a passion for plant-based food, and starting her popular Be Good Organics Blog.


She details why we should eat plant-based food and exactly what is a plant-based, whole-food diet. There is a chapter on the top 10 nutrients – no spoilers here – you will need to read the book to find out what they are. There is also information about prepping your pantry and your fridge and meal planning.


The recipes are sorted into three sections: savoury, sweet and staples, sauces & sprinkles.


Standouts in the book for me are:

  • Spinach Crepes with Creamy Mushroom: as colourful as it is delicious.

  • Egg-Free Frittatas, which uses tofu, plant milk, chickpea powder, turmeric and cashew butter.

  • Golden Morocco Bowl – very tasty!

  • Tico Taco Salad – great to have a salad with so much flavour.

  • Mac Daddy Cheese made with cauliflower.

  • And for something sweet, you can’t go past the Choc Orange Truffles, Zesty Lemon Cupcakes or Citrus Celebration Tart.

Be Good is a fabulous addition to any cook wanting to create healthy recipes.


Reviewer: Iain McKenzie

Bateman Books

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