I was super excited to receive my pre-ordered copy of the Deliciously Ella cookbook yesterday. I’ve been really inspired by Ella’s journey from self confessed ‘sugar freak’ (I can totally relate) to a plant based, clean eating lifestyle.
Ella made this incredible lifestyle change in response to being diagnosed with Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) which had a devastating effect on her health. Through these dietary changes Ella regained her health and became an internet sensation as people followed her story.
Ella’s message is that a plant based, refined sugar free, cleaning eating diet can be fulfilling, delicious and even easy.
So, Ella’s message really resonated with me. I’m already a vegetarian and I’ve been making a real effort with my health over the past year but I haven’t been making the progress that I would like (those pesky iron levels just like to go down, not up!).
I should point out that I am the only vegetarian in the family. My husband and our two daughters eat meat – admittedly not a lot of it as there are only about two things I’m willing/able to cook. They do tend to eat a lot of Quorn (mainly so my husband feels like he’s eating ‘proper’ food!). I’m actually not a huge fan of Quorn!
As I was reading Deliciously Ella I was suddenly struck by the thought ‘am I actually going to get around to cooking any of this stuff’? I know, a bit negative right? I wouldn’t be the first person to buy a cookbook and then do nothing with it though!
I’ve talked recently about making 2015 my year of finding joy – it immediately occurred to me that this is the perfect example to put some joy into my week, work on my health, learn something new and do something I actually want to do.
I have resolved to conduct my very own Deliciously Ella clean eating experiment by trying one new recipe from ‘Deliciously Ella’ every week.
I’ll post pictures and a quick review of how it (really) turned out, how difficult it actually was and deciding if I’ll honestly make it again – I’d love to find some new, quick and easy (yet healthy) dinner time options.
I’ll be trying these recipes out on my unsuspecting family – they are notoriously fussy eaters so we’ll see how that goes!
I’ll be posting mid week (because that’s when my food shop arrives!). I won’t be going through the book on a recipe by recipe basis but rather dipping in and out depending on what I already have in the cupboard, and what I fancy making.
If your interested in what clean eating could look like for a normal family then please join me!
P.s I’m not in anyway affiliated with Deliciously Ella and this series is not sponsored so all views are my own.