Breakfast at Ella’s
… and lunch, supper and cake! Ella Woodward (aka Deliciously Ella) is reinventing fast food the healthy way (not a takeaway menu or ready meal in sight).
Healthy and simple recipes from food-writing phenomenon Ella Woodward
Ella Woodward is a food-writer phenomenon. With over four million visitors to her blog, deliciouslyella.com, each month and 834 000 Instagram followers to date, it’s no surprise that her 2015 book, Deliciously Ella (Hodder & Stoughton General Division; R474), became the fastest-selling cookbook debut of all time. The follow-up, Deliciously Ella Every Day (Hodder & Stoughton General Division; R370), is proving more than a match for its predecessor, and has already topped the bestseller list.
“If you’d told me this time last year that my first book would have been such a success and that 12 months later I’d be here with my second, I wouldn’t have believed it,” insists the 24 year old. (Incidentally, a third Deliciously Ella book is already in the pipeline for 2017).
So, how does the new tome differ from her first? “What I hear a lot is that fresh, healthy eating isn’t accessible,” Ella explains. “That it’s full of bizarre ingredients that people have never heard of that are really expensive. There’s also a perception that it’s time-consuming and not very filling. With this book, I wanted to prove that healthy eating can be simple – five or six ingredients rather than 12 – and ultimately delicious and satisfying. Believe me, there’s nothing I hate more than feeling hungry.”
Ella knows what she’s talking about. But if you’re still a tad sceptical, here’s a selection of delicious meals that anyone can prepare in minutes – guaranteed to satisfy even the biggest of appetites.