In this life-changing cookbook, Mimi Spencer and Sam Rice assert that Midlife is not a time to be concerned with food fads and foibles, but rather a glorious opportunity to wrest back control of your eating in the interests of health, happiness and a long life. Taste must come first, but coupled with health and well-established nutritional common sense. Busy lives require simple, sustaining recipes that incorporate wholesome, health-giving ingredients without too much fanfare or fuss.
Alongside each of the 160 recipes is THE MIDLIFE KITCHEN emblem, the star anise. With each of the eight seeds representing a specific Midlife Health category – such as Hormone Harmony; Mind, Memory & Mood; or Heart Health – authors Sam and Mimi are able to provide simple nutritional information. Health tips explain the benefits of certain ingredients, while “Why We Love It” sections explore the advantages of cooking each dish. Midlife Must-Haves show how to create homemade essentials such as Midlife Grown-up Granola, Midlife Power Porridge and Midlife Sweetener.
Mimi and Sam met at the school gates and have remained firm friends ever since. They have always wanted to work together and THE MIDLIFE KITCHEN is the perfect collaboration based on their mutual interest in fantastic, healthy food.