Friday, December 17, 2010
The Nordic Diet by Trina Hahnemann
The Noric Diet is the latest cookbook from Trina Hahnemann. I have been reading though it and trying out some of the recipes over the past couple of weeks and I must say that it has proven to be a rather good read. As you may of gathered from my blog 'low fat' dishes don't often make an appearance here, however I am ever conscience of eating food that ultimately benefits our health. My one downfall with 'low fat' food is that I often find these dishes to be not only low in fat but also low in flavour. This was not the case with the recipes in this cookbook. I tried a number of Trina's recipes and I must admit I was pleasantly surprised. I tried out the shower buns (pictured above and below) which were completely effortless. The ingredients are mixed together and left in the fridge over night and the following morning little moulds of dough turn into delicious, healthy, fresh, homemade bread rolls. I also made the Spelt pancakes with blueberries and the Raspberry lime sorbet - both were very easy to prepare and tasted delicious!
I found this book extremely refreshing as this is much more than just a healthy living cookbook but more of a guide to a healthy way of life. Trina offers really practical lifestyle advice with many delicious recipe to back up her plan. The photography is beautiful and very encorging to even a novice chef. My only criticism of this book would be that many of the recipes include fairly elaborate ingredients for the home chef. That said each ingredients is highlighted for it's health benefits and if you are starting a new healthy living regime it is more than likely necessary to swap some of your store cupboard ingredients with a healthier alternative.
If, like me, you begin each year with the resolution to a healthier year then this is one book which may just help you to achieve this. We all know that what we eat is crucial and Trina claims that through this book you can eat your way to health and happiness. I intend on putting this book to good use and will try to follow the Nordic Plan in the New Year ( once all the Christmas chocolate is gone out of the press!!!).