A Year of Beautiful Eating – Madeleine Shaw

A Year of Beautiful Eating: Eat Fresh. Eat Seasonal. Glow with Health, All Year Round by Madeleine Shaw, bestselling nutritional health coach, guides you in the right direction to eat for health all year round.

With over 100 nutritious and wholesome recipes packed with flavour and medicinal benefits, Madeleine focuses on the importance of eating in tune with nature and supercharging your plate with what your body needs to look and feel beautiful season by season.

Not only are these recipes good for you but they are definitely tempting as well – a Cashew Loaf that contains no flour but looks as delicious as any regular loaf of bread which I am anxious to try due to some gluten issues in our home. Steak Fajitas with Roasted Peppers and Corn, Chicken Breast with Spiced Carrots and Cauliflower Tabbouleh, and Sweetcorn Fritters with Tomato Salsa and Avocado are other examples of totally crave-worthy meals that you will find here. And don’t forget sweet treats – Madeleine has plenty of those in store for us such as Raw Chocolate and Coconut Bars, Plum and Almond Cake, and Upside-Down Banana Cake. 

A Year of Beautiful Eating is packed with gorgeous photographs of scrumptious food. Special thanks to the publisher and author for sharing a delicious potato salad that you can try at your next outdoor (or indoor) party. Head over to our contest page to enter our giveaway for one of three copies of this title – open worldwide.

Oregano-Infused Potato Salad with Fennel and Leeks

Potatoes have had a bad rep over the years. Sure, they are a bit carby, but cold potatoes are rather spectacular. You see, cold potatoes contain lots of starch . . . which is amazing for your gut. And a healthy gut means clear skin, so let’s get munching on those spuds – yum!

Serves 4

2 leeks, trimmed
1 tbsp avocado oil or butter
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
400g Jersey Royals
50ml veggie or chicken stock, just boiled
sprig of fresh oregano, leaves picked and chopped
100g rocket
1 fennel bulb
2 spring onions
30g walnuts, roughly chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp olive oil

Finely chop the leeks into thin slivers. Heat the oil in a large pan and sauté the leeks with a pinch of salt and pepper for 20 minutes, until golden and caramelised.

While the leeks are cooking, boil the potatoes in a pot of simmering salted water for 20-25 minutes until tender. Drain them and slice in half, then put back into the same pot you cooked them in. Pour over the hot stock and add the oregano and a pinch of salt. Leave while you prep the rest of the salad.

Place the rocket in a bowl. Thinly slice the fennel with a mandolin into fine ribbons and add to the rocket, then tip in the cooked leeks and potatoes. Finely chop the spring onions and throw them over the salad, along with the nuts, parsley, a big pinch of salt and the olive oil. Toss and serve.
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  • Siegal  on  May 30, 2017

    I'm always pretty proud of myself when I eat raw broccoli

  • fiarose  on  May 31, 2017

    any and all vegetables make me feel good about how i eat–especially when they're prepared in a simple, fresh way, like a good roast or grill or stirfry or salad.

  • sgump  on  May 31, 2017

    What foods make me feel good about what I put in my body? Organic produce and whole grains!

  • Lem9579  on  May 31, 2017

    Crunchy vegetables like radishes and carrots. There is something about the crunching that makes me feel like I am getting an injection of good stuff.

  • Lem9579  on  May 31, 2017

    Finding ways to have veggies for breakfast has helped a lot. Veggies on toast, grilled veggies as a side if I am having eggs.

  • lhudson  on  June 1, 2017

    Charred Corn and Tomato Pesto Paste

  • FireRunner2379  on  June 1, 2017

    Sweet potatoes make me feel good about my nutrition.

  • PennyG  on  June 3, 2017

    Whole grains.

  • lgroom  on  June 5, 2017

    I eat brown rice with a vat of veggies a couple times a week and I always have an interesting salad with supper.

  • JenJoLa  on  June 8, 2017

    Any time I eat a variety of vegetables, I feel good about that.

  • kitchenclimbers  on  June 8, 2017


  • lebarron2001  on  June 8, 2017

    Salmon with sweet potatoes and fresh steamed veggies

  • IngridO  on  June 9, 2017

    I have to say that eating a beautiful salad of any kind is the best feeling I get from the food I eat

  • Nasus  on  June 9, 2017

    Orange-infused potato salad sounds interesting.

  • kbennall  on  June 9, 2017

    Any dinner that consists of fish and vegetables, I always feel full but not gross after.

  • t.t  on  June 10, 2017

    vegetables and fruits; whole grains

  • Trace21  on  June 11, 2017

    Any kind of fish meal makes me feel invigorated & healthy.

  • GregH  on  June 12, 2017

    good number of wholesome reciepes

  • sharifah  on  June 14, 2017

    fish and grains

  • tarae1204  on  June 16, 2017

    Plain yogurt, making your own nut milks, and trying to eat salad with dinner.

  • orchidlady01  on  June 17, 2017

    Any time I make a salad of mixed greens with different veggies, I feel good about what I'm eating

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  June 20, 2017

    I feel pretty virtuous when I make myself eat beets.

  • danielis  on  June 21, 2017

    I love foods that make me feel refreshed but satisfied. Beetroot, leafy green, avo and seafood. yum!

  • cocecitycook  on  June 23, 2017

    Raw vegetables. A salad or just a bowl full of cut up vegetables to munch on.

  • abihamm  on  June 27, 2017

    Spinach always makes me feel great.

  • readingwishes  on  June 30, 2017

    I love eating lots of veg and healthy fats. Look forward to reading this cookbook!

  • Mrs.Soule  on  July 1, 2017

    Brown rice and leafy green veggies.

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