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From Peasant Foods to Super Foods: A Healthy Gut Cookbook
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It’s easy to eat the same old things every week with a family to feed and a budget to stick to, but eating nutritious and delicious food every night is achievable and affordable. Learning how to use, prepare and incorporate a base of new and old ingredients is key to the tasty and exciting food and the health of you and your family. From Peasant Foods to Superfoods does just this. Based on cooking for the entire family, this cookbook guides the reader through all experiences on how to integrate healthy foods into everyday life. Using clean ingredients we all take for granted in the kitchen, this book takes a ‘keep it simple’ approach, educating readers on the benefits of food and how we can use food as our cheapest and most accessible medicine. This book explains the simplicity of food and removes much of the confusion and fear of healthy eating. Melissa takes traditional home recipes and transforms them into nutritionally dense super-meals. She uses culinary history to shape her book and educate her readers of food origins and why we ate particular foods and should continue to do so. From Peasant Foods to Superfoods features: Over 100 simple and nutritious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts. Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free options. Practical and family-friendly one-week detox guide for those wanting to lose weight, kick start their healthy gut plan and learn how to meal plan. Stunning photos of each meal home-cooked with love by Mel, showcasing how easy these recipes are. As a working Mum, Nutritionist, and Naturopath, Melissa Gearing knows how difficult it can be to make time and budget for healthy meals round the clock. Applying her clinical experience working with busy families, Mel shares her tricks and tips to make cooking at home enjoyable and efficient. For first time cooks, this book offers simple, delicious and nutritionally balanced meals to whip up on a weeknight for the whole family. For the seasoned foodie, it provides over 100 innovative recipes that will excite and delight.
About the Author
After graduating as a Medical Herbalist top of her class and with a scholarship in 2011, Melissa Gearing started her successful clinical practice seeing clients one on one. She has since completed further qualifications in Nutritional Medicine and Naturopathy, as well as completed a Bachelor Degree in Health Science, in Complementary Medicine. Mel has also become a new Mum in 2017 and undertaken a Masters degree to finalize her studies.
Releasing her second recipe book in 2017 (The Gut Blueprint), her passion for food is contagious and can make even the simplest cook into a downright foodie. When one on one in the clinic Mel aims to provide sustainable dietary changes where needed, unique to the individual, that align with each person’s desires and goals. Mel works to create plans that suit the lifestyle and the entire family. She is a founding member of the WEA Academy of Complementary Health Alumni and also teaches Herbal Medicine. Current clients will know that Mel often has final year students in her clinic and is passionate about developing and producing high-quality Naturopaths that the community can rely on.
Mel now runs a private practice in the beautiful space at Verve For Life in Newcastle, seeing clients one on one throughout the week. When she is not in the clinic, teaching, writing recipe books, mentoring or kissing her beautiful bub, she can be found working on her other passion with her coach and hubby-Olympic Weightlifting.
She is passionate about prescribing herbal medicine as a tool for fighting illness and imbalance within the body. Mel aims to fuse traditional herbal medicine with current research and evidence. She believes in an integration of herbal and pharmaceutical interventions.