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).

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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.

Cin­na­mon and date por­ridge. Al­mond but­ter and hemp por­ridge. Ba­nana and honey por­ridge. Raisin and ap­ple por­ridge.

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