Recommended Read (and tasty recipe at the end of the post!)
If you are reading this blog because you are wanting to make some changes to your lifestyle and improve your health but you’re not sure where to begin, then this book is for you!
Based on his own experiences, Dale Preece-Kelly describes how he once had everything and nearly lost it all – including his life – through bad luck, poor choices and an unhealthy lifestyle. In a style that is neither hectoring nor prescriptive, he takes you by the hand and gently guides you along the path that led him to living a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Dale is passionate about helping others and in writing this book he passes on what he has learned along the way, from being an overweight smoker and drinker on a slippery slope to a permanent hospital bed to becoming a man of many talents: actor, lifestyle coach, nutritionist, pet therapist and educator, and now writer, to name a few! (http://www.organicguineapig.com & http://www.critterishallsorts.co.uk)
Dale has an easy, accessible style that is chatty and amusing and very down-to-earth. His book is so easy to read and covers nutrition, juicing, addictions, exercise, household products and provides quick, tasty and healthy recipes to set you on the road to a better you. There’s even a recipe for toothpaste!
I have a couple of copies of the paperback version which I pass around to those who express an interest in leading a healthier lifestyle but can’t quite motivate themselves or who can’t see the forest for the trees.
It would make an excellent gift for those who regularly make Spring their season for personal improvement, but who get bogged down in Life or don’t have the support to make it sustainable.
Available on Kindle and Paperback from http://www.amazon.com
Organic Guinea Pig’s Signature Chocolate Orange Brownies
Vegan & Gluten-Free.
Prep. Time: 15-20 mins Cooking time: 25 mins. Preheat oven to 180C
Line oven dish with baking parchment
2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
1/4 Cup Raw Organic Cacao Powder (We used The Raw Chocolate Company* version)
1 1/4 Cups Ground Almonds
1/4 Cup Honey (or Maple Syrup)
1/2 Cup Pitted Dates
Zest & Juice of 1 Orange
Pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt
Peel, chop and boil sweet potatoes for 5 minutes, or until cooked. Blend till smooth
(I recommend leaving the skin on if they’re organic, and steaming for more flavour)
Add all other ingredients and blend
Bake for 25 mins in a parchment-lined tray or until knife comes clean
Sprinkle chopped nuts over brownies before cutting into squares
Allow to cool before demolishing!
(Reproduced by kind permission)..
They are moist and tasty and keep well in a tight container in the fridge. We froze some of ours and they kept for ages, only because I wanted to save some for a family visit!
Copyright: Chris McGowan