Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Live. Love. Nourish.

I recently received Nourish: The Fit Woman’s Cookbook by Lorna Jane Clarkson to review as part of the SweatPink Ambassador program. Lorna Jane is the founder of Lorna Jane Active Living, a line of adorable active wear!

 

The title alone sold me on this cookbook -- NOURISH? The "Fit Woman's Cookbook? Yes, please! If you've been hanging around this blog for any length of time, you know I'm a fan of the "just eat real food" philosophy. I don't believe in pills, shakes, wraps, cardboard box meals, powders, and potions. I don't believe in dieting. 

And neither does Lorna Jane. Girl -- you are speaking my language!

Nourish is a BEAUTIFUL book. The pictures alone feel like a spa. They're gorgeous, full-color pictures of nourishing and delicious food. (which happens to be my favorite kind of food)





 

For breakfast, I love eggs -- and I love things that look fancy but are not actually fancy. Enter this omelette. The cookbook gives you directions for a basic omelette, and then 3 ways to make it fancy. (Did anyone else just start singing "I'm so fancy...you already know"? Don't worry, I sang it while I was cooking.)



I decided to try my best to pick recipes that contained items I already have on hand, or are things I typically have around. I went with the "Roasted Kumara, Kale, and Goat Cheese" fillings. Now, if you're like me, you're wondering what kumara is -- it's sweet potato. You might also be thinking why not just say sweet potato. But, Lorna Jane is from Australia and so there are some things in the book like kumara (sweet potato) and almond kernels (almonds) that sound fancier than they actually are.

 
How pretty is that little omelette? I promise it is really simple too.

Roasted Sweet Potato, Kale, and Goat Cheese Omelette
1 teaspoon cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil
4 organic free-range eggs
1 tablespoon filtered water
1/2 medium sweet potato, chopped
2 large kale leaves (I used a handful of spinach)
1 ounce crumbled goat cheese

  1. Toss the sweet potato with a little coconut oil and roast for about 15 minutes in a 400* oven.
  2. Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a small frying pan; cook 2 trimmed and chopped kale leaves, 30 seconds or until just tender. Remove from pan.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in the pan. Whisk eggs and water until frothy.
  4. Pour half of the egg mixture into the pan; cook until omelette is just beginning to set around the edges.
  5. Top with sweet potato, kale, and goat cheese. Continue cooking until the omelette is set.
  6. Repeat with the remaining egg and topping for a second omelette. (or use just 2 eggs and make only 1 like I did!)

Come back tomorrow for another recipe -- this time for a salad that incorporates raspberries and black rice...yum!

Pros:
  • Simple things like "how to cook an omelette" are included.
  • There is a lot of great basic nutrition information about how to live a "real food" lifestyle.
  • Beautiful photos, inspiring quotes, and great tips grace every page
  • The food is all real, nourishing food that is packed full of nutrients

Cons:
  • Some of the ingredients could be hard to find if you don't have a good organic grocery store in your area.
  • There's not much meat. I tend to lean more towards a Paleo style of eating -- I like my red meat, chicken, and BACON. There's not a lot of that in this cookbook. 

Pick up this cookbook if you are...
  • trying to incorporate more fresh fruits and veggies into your diet
  • looking for unique and fresh recipe ideas
  • wanting to change the way you eat and incorporate more real food
  • a real food eater who loves to cook
  • looking for nutrient dense meals 

How about a chance to win a copy of Nourish The Fit Woman’s Cookbook?

Join @LornaJaneAcrtive for the #liveloveNOURISH initiative and you may be 1 of 10 winners to receive a hard copy of NOURISH. And, not only do you have a chance to win a copy of the cookbook, the most active participant will receive a cookbook and a $200 Gift Card to Lorna Jane!

It’s time to celebrate the #liveloveNOURISH lifestyle and the release of the new cook! Join the SweatPink Community and Lorna Jane TODAY at 6PM PST / 9PM EST for a twitter party! 

Hashtags: #LiveLoveNOURISH #sweatpink #lornajane @LornaJaneActive @FitApproach

Invite your friends and family to join! The more the merrier!

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