Melissa’s new book *Feel Good*

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Hello, Melissa here! Please say hello to my new cookbook… FEEL GOOD :  100 quick and easy recipes to bring a bit of comfort and joy into our kitchens and beyond. Coming 2nd June 2022! FEEL GOOD  is all about exploring how food and cooking makes us feel. Comforted, connected, energised, calmer, grounded, satisfied and soothed and more. I’ve been so excited to share this with you, I’ve been squirreling away on it for the last 2 years and here it is. FEEL GOOD FOOD  is how I’ve long described how I like to cook end eat at home. More and more of us are cooking with both our mental and physical health in mind. So these are my favourite recipes that help me feel supported. Recipes that I turn to when I’m low on energy and want to feel brighter. Recipes that are so easy that they are a joy to cook and make me feel more confident. Food that helps me feel calmer and more grounded and big sharing recipes for when friends come over and I want to spoil them and show them love but also I want to

Jasmine’s 6 Supreme Summer Salads

It’s salad time! I’m not one for craving or missing salads, but when that sun kicks in, I definitely get that salad feeling. With a dish that’s light, seasonal and nourishing, there’s truly something for everyone. Here are some of my favourites that play with textures and ingredients to keep things fresh and delish.

Vata Pakti Bowl: Sautéed Cucumber, Green Beans, Beetroot and Carrot

Designed to ground you when you’re feeling wired, this bowl of sautéed veggies is a great one to wind down from stressful summer days.

Pitta Pakti Bowl: Caramelised Celery, Avocado and Radicchio Salad Bowl (East by West page 144)

Designed to cool you off with that creamy avocado and crunchy veg, this is the ultimate hot summer day recipe.

Kapha Pakti Bowl: Roasted Broccoli, Cauliflower and Aubergine Salad Bowl (East by West page 145)

This bowl is perfect for when you need a bit of a kick — slow, sweaty August days, anyone?

Caramelised Celery, Courgette and Pumpkin Seeds With Mint, Manchego and Rocket

A salad that plays with textures — with caramelised celery, toasted pumpkin seeds and freshly grated courgette, this recipe will soon be a family favourite.

Salad Supreme

If you’re on the market for a refreshing side or starter, look no further than this simple-as-ABC salad with just a squeeze of lemon, a touch of olive oil and a handful of fresh mint leaves.

Fresh Fruit Salad With Spicy Dip (East by West page 68)

Seasonal, local fruit is one of the best parts of summer. This spicy twist on a classic fruit salad is just what you need for a tasty breakfast or afternoon snack.



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