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food, health and happiness by oprah winfrey

food, health and happiness by oprah winfrey

A truly inspirational addition to any kitchen, Oprah Winfrey’s Food, Health & Happiness: 115 On Point Recipes For Great Meals And A Better Life is a veritable smorgasbord of culinary and lifestyle delight.

From the impassioned words of her introduction, through the colourful pages and stunning photography, to the quirky narratives, and useful guidance included to help you cook more healthily, this is a delight from start to finish. It’s a true reflection of Winfrey’s lifelong relationship with food.

If you love food and the idea of living ‘the good life’, this is definitely for you. Whilst advocating the benefits of clean eating, Oprah is balanced in her approach to eating, writing:

“Now that I’ve finally internalized the rules of clean eating (food that’s minimally processed), I let myself break those rules! I don’t do it often, and I never do it mindlessly; the goal is to make my indulgences intentional. I aim for deliberate. I plan for decadence.”

The recipes are varied, tasty, and delightfully healthy. They cross cultural boundaries in a manner you would expect from the woman who pioneered an open forum for discussing real-world issues around the globe.

The recipes are easy to follow, presented in accessible language, while retaining the personality and flair of this much-loved media mogul.

Particular treats include the Truffle Tortelloni, Tea-Smoked Wild Salmon, and a particularly delicious Broccoli Soup with Cashew Cream – a great alternative to the staple broccoli and stilton recipes you’re more familiar with.

The book is also packed with complementary extras like Garlic Roasted Croutons, some excellent drinks (the Sexy Green Smoothie is surprisingly good!), desserts, and fabulous breakfast delicacies (try the Banana Walnut Oatmeal – you’ll never eat cereal again!).

Beautifully presented and very well thought out, this is the perfect treat for foodies, health fanatics, and fans of Oprah herself. The kindle version is also very accessible and easily read, for those with limited space (it’s a rare treat for a cookbook to translate so well onto Kindle!)

About the author

Oprah Winfrey barely needs introduction. The talk show host, actress, author and philanthropist has entered the public consciousness through her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. Widely credited as one of the most influential women in the world, she has done great work raising awareness and educating the public on several key and controversial issues, including racism, poverty, and the LGBTQS community. Oprah is one of the most influential voices of the 21st century.

Buy your copy of Food, Health and Happiness: 115 On Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life

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