The Self-Care Cookbook: Easy Healing Plant-Based Recipes by Ogston Gemma stands out as a unique blend of a recipe and self-care guide, ideal for those seeking wellness through food. Gemma Ogston, a plant-based chef, and the founder of Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen in Brighton, invites us into her world with this colorful cookbook. It offers not just recipes but a path to self-care and self-love through eating. It is said to have the same irresistible crunch, the tender, meaty center, a hit of salt and spice, and once you start eating, it’s hard to stop.
This book is not only for vegans but also for flexitarians or anyone looking for wellness-minded recipes. The green hue of the book’s cover, paired with lilac, echoes Fran Bailey’s The Healing Power of Plants, suggesting a theme of growth and rejuvenation. Ogston shares her journey of becoming a mother and entrepreneur, crafting each recipe to nourish both body and mind.
While the potatoes are cooking and the olive oil heats in another saucepan, readers can delve into Gemma’s story—her philosophy entwining the act of eating with caring for oneself. The Self-Care Cookbook is more than a collection of recipes; it’s a manifesto for a lifestyle that cherishes self-nurturing through the food we consume. Privacy concerns are also addressed, ensuring readers understand the use of personal information by Penguin Random House.