I loved reviewing “Deliciously Ella with Friends” by Ella Mills (Woodward), not just by reading the book, but cooking and eating all the delicious recipes!
Ella Mills began her transition to a plant-based eating after being diagnosed with an illness in 2011. In order to facilitate her recovery, she began reading about diet and lifestyle. As a result, she decided to eliminate processed foods and moved to a whole-foods, plant-based diet.
After around 2 years, Ella moved off her medication. She has been recording her health journey ever since on her blog, Deliciously Ella, sharing her plant-based recipes. She has also published several cookbooks, of which, “Deliciously Ella with Friends” is the latest, released earlier this year.
“Deliciously Ella with Friends” is a cookbook written for those who are interested in plant-based recipes, but are also mindful when catering for others who may not be. These may be for family members or entertaining friends at home who have not adopted the same food philosophy.
I can personally relate to this. Even though I have made a move to an increasingly plant-based diet over the past few months as has my eldest daughter, my husband and youngest daughter have not. It can be sometimes a challenge to find suitable meals to cook where all tastes and food preferences are accommodated.
Ella offers practical tips in her book about how to encourage friends and family to get healthier. The focus is on familiar foods, with recipes grouped together to form complete meals. This means that all the thought has been done for you!
Review of “Deliciously Ella with Friends” by Ella Mills (Woodward)
With over 100 whole food, plant-based recipes, “Deliciously Ella with Friends” offers a huge variety of meals to suit even the meat eater! I can definitely attest to that, as my entire family has enjoyed the recipes that I have tested out so far.
Some of our favourites included:
Matt’s Berry & Orange Smoothie with Honey & Lemon Breakfast Bars
Sweet Potato Rosti, Maple Butter Beans with Herby Guacamole
Toasted Buckwheat & Coconut Granola with Zesty Mango & Pineapple Bowls with Passionfruit Yogurt
Sweet Potato Noodles with a Creamy Peanut Satay Sauce
Marinated Cauliflower Steaks with Chilli Quinoa
Baked Sweet Potato & Sesame Falafels
Coconut & Mango Ice Lollies
I would highly recommend “Deliciously Ella with Friends” by Ella Mills (Woodward) not only to those who prefer plant-based meals, but for all food lovers and those looking for healthy whole food recipes.
With over 100 delicious recipes, there is a great variety to try. Recipes cover all meals of the day from morning breakfast or brunch, lighter meals, feasts and sides, party ideas and sweet treats! I especially love that Ella offers practical ideas to serve up complete meals, with sides and accompaniment suggestions given for each recipe.
All the dishes we have tested so far were delicious and simple to prepare. Her flavour combinations are zingy and tasty.
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