Simple, easy-to-make natural food fit for the whole family

REVIEW Dr Libby's Real Food Chef

Last updated 08:43 04/12/2012

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Nutrition guru Libby Weaver teams up with one of Australia's leading organic wholefood chefs, Cynthia Louise, to produce a cookbook that focuses on what Weaver calls "low human intervention foods" - the way it comes in nature.

Vegetables feature strongly in this book. Green not being my favourite colour, I tried the smoothie that had blueberries with its spinach. To my surprise it tasted great.

The food is simple, easy to make and suitable for the whole family.

I am quite hooked on a salad made with fresh basil, red and yellow peppers and spinach - it is really quick to make and I feel quite virtuous because it is healthy.

The only problem I have with this book is that it doesn't state how many servings each recipe makes, so I have stuck to the breakfast, lunch and smoothie recipes as I was a bit concerned I could end up with heaps of food left over. Most of the recipes are gluten-free and those that aren't contain either essene bread or spelt flour - both of which can easily be replaced by gluten-free alternatives.

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- Taranaki Daily News

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