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Need a Little Inspiration? Check out these Food & Cookery Book Recommendations - Part I

I was inspired by Queen Camilla talking about the research behind how five minutes of reading a day can be good for our health…as well as walking 10,000 steps/day and having lots of veggies and fruit.

Her words energised me to dig out some of my favourite foodie books and share them with you.

1. Funky Lunch - Food for Happy Children by Mark Northeast

If you are wondering what you might do with the children or grandchildren during the summer holidays then please take a look at this cute kids cook book that you can shop, prepare and munch on together.


If you would like the Funky Lunch book it is available via

Please share with any parent, child minder, granny or grandad who may enjoy it too.

2. The Roasting Tin: Simple One Dish Dinners by Rukmini Iyer

We can be busy sometimes not having the time to prepare and cook healthy meals full of flavour. Clients often ask for some inspiration when it comes to cooking nutritious meals though not spending hours prepping and cooking. I therefore recommend the Roasting Tin Series by Rukmini Iyer.

Rukmini’s concept is simple: fresh, easy ingredients, five minutes prep, and let the oven do the work. These quick, clever and delicious recipes are for anyone who wants to eat nutritious food made from scratch that fits around their busy lives (and for anyone who doesn’t like washing up!)

If you want to cook from one of the series then you may wish to start with this one The Roasting Tin: Simple One Dish Dinners (Rukmini’s Roasting Tin) available at:-

If you would like further support with nutritious meal planning please then please reach out for a call to find out more.

3. The Workweek Lunch Cookbook by Taila Koren

A client introduced me to this fabulous workday lunch book - great if you need to liven up your midday whether you are working from home, need to grab something in between customers or patients, on the train or stuck in the office.

If you want to cook from it too it's available at

There are tons of tasty dishes to whip up, like a hearty Italian Turkey Meatball Orzo Bowl or some cheesy Kimchi Mushroom Quesadillas. No microwave at work? No problem! Talia’s got you covered with options like Turmeric Chickpea Avocado Sandwiches and Chicken Banh Mi–Inspired Wraps. Busy week? Try one of her satisfying low-maintenance meals, like the Chorizo Sweet Potato Black Bean Skillet, or plan ahead with a freezer stash option like Veggie Chili Mac ’N’ Cheese, which is specifically designed for you to make then reheat on hectic days. Talia also shares smart storage and reheating tips, as well as innovative ways to remix your meal preps throughout the week, guaranteeing that your lunches stay fresh and never boring.

4. Tea Time by Jean Cazcals

Finally how about a fab coffee table book - beautiful to simply admire the photography of Jean Cazcals as he captures moments in some of the best afternoon tea hotels and bijou cafes in London. There are 50 places to feast your eyes on with a little history and a few recipes too.

If you want to indulge in it to, it's available at

If you would like further personal nutrition support then please browse some of the packages and services available with myself

Please come back next week to see the next foodie book recommendations that I can share with you and if you try any of these then please let me know how you found them.

Happy Eating,

Nina Thomas

Registered Nutritionist & Food Scientist

Bridgford & Bingham Nutrition

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