‘I love dessert. Whether it’s baking an apple pie for my children or a chocolate cake for a family get-together, the world feels like a better place with a sweet treat in it. But, when I look around for recipes that fit with the way that I like to eat, I often come up short.’
At one end of the dessert spectrum, there are plenty of traditional recipes loaded with sugar, fat and white flour. They taste delicious, but are often lacking in goodness. At the other end there are highly restrictive recipes, maybe sugar or fat-free, but the results are often disappointing.
The recipes in this book are designed to be the best of both worlds. They’re intended to be both delicious and nourishing. They contain some sugar and fat – generally the least refined forms – as well as nuts and seeds, eggs, vegetables and fruit. They have plenty of goodness, but they’re still a treat and very much intended to be enjoyed by all.
Following the success of Cooking for your Baby and Toddler and Something for Everyone, as well as her Naughty and Nice column in Taste Magazine, Louise Keats has created 80 recipes to nourish your body and soul. Filled with delectable treats – from cakes and pies to ice creams, biscuits and drinks – Louise’s recipes have less refined sugar and more whole ingredients, so you can still have a healthy, nourishing diet without missing out on dessert!
About the Author
Louise is a food and nutrition writer and cookbook author, and is passionate about eating for optimal health and wellbeing. She has two monthly nutrition columns in Australia’s leading food magazine, Taste Magazine, and has published five cookbooks, including Something for Everyone and Cooking for Your Baby and Toddler. Louise also makes regular television and public speaking appearances. Louise is a graduate of the prestigious cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu, and has postgraduate nutrition qualifications from Deakin University.
Coming from one of Australia’s foremost food families—her grandmother is Australia’s best-loved cookery expert, Margaret Fulton—Louise’s family life has always revolved around cooking and eating well. Louise is now continuing in the family tradition and bringing her food heritage to a new generation…with a healthy twist!