Leon: Baking & Puddings Cookbook Review Part 1

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COOKIES & CAKES
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I always like to have a little something sweet in the house. I’m a big fan of a 4 o’clock cup of tea with a piece of cake, a scone or a cookie.

I know, however, that I won’t be able to indulge in this ritual for long if I don’t make sure my sweet treats are relatively healthy so I’m always on the lookout for new and inventive ways to make healthier goodies.

Leon is a great place to start as they have a huge range of gluten free cakes and pies (their pecan pie is especially good), so I decided to give some of the recipes in their Baking & Puddings Cookbook a try and see if I could find some more delicious treats to add to my repertoire!

Here are some of the recipes I attempted.

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It’s All Good. Or is it?

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I’m a bit of a health food fan and a bit of a Gwyneth fan, so when she released It’s All Good, I’m a little ashamed to admit that mine was probably one of the first orders Amazon received.

Who am I kidding? I’m a huge fan. Of both the above.

The idea of lots of delicious recipes filled with only healthy ingredients was too much for me to resist.

I already have Gwyneth’s first book Notes From My Kitchen Table which is much more of a normal everyday cookbook and has some truly delicious recipes in it – the peanut butter cookies and cheesy stuffed turkey burgers are particular favourites in my house.

I have to admit that being a bit of a health ‘foodie’ myself – avocado on toast, porridge and egg white omelettes were already part of my repertoire, but I was very excited to attempt some of Gwyneth’s more original, delicious and uncompromisingly healthy recipes.

Here’s how I got on.

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The Food Hospital

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This has got to be my favourite cookbook.

It accompanies a Channel 4 television series in the UK where a surgeon, a doctor and a nutritionist prescribe specific eating regimes for different health conditions, often with incredibly successful results.

The programme addresses a variety of medical problems ranging from polycystic ovaries and epilepsy, to rosacea and depression and shows how diet can transform and often completely treat the conditions.

Not only are these recipes healthy and particularly good for certain ailments they are absolutely scrumptious too.

Here are a few of my favourites.

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