Cookbook Lusting

I've been lusting over several cookbooks for a while now. Since we are still currently residing in a relative's house, we don't really have the room or justification to buy these books as we don't get to spend too much time in the kitchen, but I can't wait until we move into our own place and can start cooking new recipes together again, and these books are making me even more excited to do so! 

I really try to make a conscious effort to 'eat clean' and have since made Mr. Nomad more aware of what he eats. As I have Coeliac Disease and I'm a vegetarian, I've always been pretty aware of what's gone into my food since being diagnosed.We don't really eat out often or get takeaways, with me preferring to cook from scratch to know what's in the food we eat. Although we don't really eat organic, I hope to move closer and closer to this when we have the means to do so. We recently watched Food INC which just reinforced the importance of knowing how your food is grown, processed and ends up on your plate. 

Hemsley and Hemsley: The Art of Eating Well - Jasmine Hemsley & Melissa Hemsley
I like the ethos behind Jasmine and Melissa's approach to diet- a healthy diet leads to a healthy mind. It also includes gluten-free baking which is obviously great for me as a Coeliac. The photography looks really vibrant and bright which I find really helps inspire me to cook. A few recipes I like the sound of are: apple and raisin quinoa slices, huevos rancheros with guacamole and chickpea & broccoli salad with rocket pesto.

Eat. Nourish. Glow - Amelia Freer
Amelia's book is all about getting rid of processed and refined foods from your diet which I'm all for. Although I never want to be on a 'diet' as such, I always aspire to eat cleaner. It's also focused on 'holistic health' which addresses how a good diet alongside exercising helps you to be in a better mental place. 

The Green Kitchen - David Frenkiel
All the recipes in this book are vegetarian which is ideal for me. Generally I find making vegetarian dishes pretty easy and as Mr Nomad is a meat eater, I've got used to making vegetarian versions of meals, but it's always good to expand your knowledge. A few recipes I like the sound of: vegetable lasagna and cherry and blueberry crumble.

Deliciously Ella - Ella Woodward
Ella's book has been talked and hyped about in the blogging an YouTube community at the moment, although I have to say it does look as good as everyone says it is. Some delicious sounding recipes include: sweet potato brownies, super-food bread and almond butter fudge.

On a side note, I hope you like the new design of Nomad Notebook. I'm still tweaking a few bits, but so far i'm really happy with it.

Let me know what you think about the new design! Also let me know if you have any of these recipe books or have any that you recommend


  1. I've just started eating clean and vegan so this is such a useful post! Thanks for the suggestions! Wish I was over there is Australia to enjoy all the fresh fruit and yummy vegan restaurants!


  2. No problem Alex! That's awesome you're on a clean/vegan kick. x