But as luck would have it, the timely arrival of our shipping container meant that I could get reacquainted with my collection of cook books.
No 1. I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson
Obviously I've been heavily involved in the I Quit Sugar 8 week program so Sarah's book has been no. 1 on my list of favourites this month.
No.2 What to Cook & How to Cook it by Jane Hornby
Simon and I picked up this book because it's focus is on beginners and Simon liked that the pictures lay out everything you need from the ingredients before it goes in to what to do. With high yield recipes required for budget conscious lunches I found a few good recipes in here.
No.3 It's All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julie Thurshen
This book came out when Simon and I were doing the anti-inflammatory diet early last year. As soon as I saw the book, flicked through the pages, admired the earthy, grounded photos (I know, I know most of them are of her), I knew I had to get it. In the early days of owning this book in winter last year, I was mostly making her soup recipes. This year, post I Quit Sugar, I'm trying a lot more of the recipes and I'm really enjoying them.
No.4 Alkaline Cook Book by Dr. Annie Guillet
Simon's Mum gave this cook book to us last year when she knew we were doing the anti-inflammatory diet. To be honest when I first looked through it I thought "Simon isn't going to eat this!", but after 12 months of healthier eating, I gave it a go. Some winners, some NQR