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Cookfulness by Ian Taverner

Genre: Cooking Book
Source: Authoright
Publisher: Cling Street
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

Create Space For The Happy Stuff!
This cookbook is crammed full of new and innovative ways, hints and tips, designed specifically for people with chronic pain and mental health conditions, by me, a fellow sufferer.
It is all to help you WANT to cook, not have to!
Cooking really can be a therapy. Cooking really can ignite your passions. Cooking really is possible!
If you are having a bad day, I want to make it better. If you are having a better day, I want to make it good. If you are having a good day, I want to make it great. If you are having a great day, good on you!


My Thoughts

Nowadays there are a lot of colorful and original cooking books with all types of exotic cuisines but this is the first one I’ve seen that the focus of the book is how you are feeling instead of the flavor of what you’ll be cooking.
Mental Health is no longer a tabu and there are millions of people suffering it like it happens with other deceases as chronic pain or arthritis, so this is a therapeutic approach to cooking, because your health is as important as your diet.
This is a book to make you enjoy cooking and eating healthy (with some sweet desserts) in the moments you don’t think you can. This book is a gift for your low moments, the moments you don’t want to eat or don’t have energy enough to cook, they are easy, full of instructions and delicious enough to make you try and make them.
This is a book to make you fall in love with cooking, with some really easy but original recipes and with a few more elaborate meals to make you enjoy cooking in the moments you feel you can.
All the recipes have a difficulty rating, a cooking time, a preparation time and how long it will take for you to start eating to allow you to calculate the full time you’ll be spending cooking. This will help you choosing the best recipe you need each day, because you don’t need to be a gourmet, you only need to enjoy cooking and eat healthy, always remember this.
I’ve seen a few recipes that I couldn’t wait to try, specially the “Tortizzas”, so easy to do and funny to try with different ingredients that I think it will be a hit in our home from now on!

I don’t think it will be long before we try the “No Bake Tiffin Tray”, perfect to keep my little one entertained the moments I feel low in energy.
I think this is one of the best cooking books I’ve seen lately; perfect for cooking beginners with easy enough recipes and for any moment you want a treat, it will give you the spark and energy enough to give you the little bit of happiness you need.


About The Author

I currently live in the New Forest, originally from the Isle of Man, with my wife and 2 daughters and our dog, Alfie. I’m a chronic fibromyalgia, arthritis, depression and anxiety sufferer and survivor!
Chronic pain conditions are often misunderstood, especially the devastating effect they can have on you and your family. I know first-hand how it can very quickly drag you, and those around you, right down.
I wrote Cookfulness to show fellow sufferers and their loved ones that you aren’t alone, you most definitely are not alone. I wrote Cookfulness to give people a real shot at improving their quality of life and bring back together disparate families, just as cooking has done for me, by giving a reason for being.
Learning how to cook again, how to adapt to how my body and mind were feeling and what they were screaming at me, how it really was possible to cook and harness the enjoyment and sheer pleasure of it, made me realise the real power of cooking. Cooking gave me a route, a path, some pride, some passion and, most importantly, a role and the drive to become a real part of the family again.
All my battles, defeats and successes, using very real and raw experiences, have been distilled down to create “Cookfulness”, a genuinely therapeutic approach to cooking!