The Happy Cookbook Giveaway
The Happy Cookbook Giveaway

The Happy Cookbook Giveaway

Those who know me would say I have a pretty good collection of cookbooks. I can’t help myself, I love discovering new recipes and flavour profiles. Occasionally I find a cookbook which is so much more than just a book containing delicious recipes.

The Happy Cookbook Lola Berry

The Happy Cookbook Lola Berry

The Happy Cookbook by Lola Berry is just such a book. It’s a holistic approach to health, nutrition and wellbeing. The book includes 130 whole food recipes which are all sugar-free and gluten-free. It also includes some dairy-free, vegan and paleo recipes, so it really is packed with something to suit every health minded cook.

I know all our readers will share my enthusiasm for The Happy Cookbook so I have organised a Gourmet Getaways giveaway. At the end of this story you will have a chance to win 1 of 2 copies of The Happy Cookbook.

Lola Berry - Self Belief - The Happy Cookbook

Lola Berry – Self Belief – The Happy Cookbook

The reason I find Lola Berry’s latest book more interesting than a simple cookbook is that it contains some lovely life philosophies, and gives readers a bit of a pep talk along the way. At the start of The Happy Cookbook Lola includes this opening paragraph.

“First of all, I’m rapt you’ve picked up this book. For me, good health isn’t about being on a crazy detox, it’s about honouring yourself and being the best that you can.”

The Happy Cookbook -Yoga

The Happy Cookbook -Yoga

There are so many more philosophies, ideas and life truths discussed in “The Happy Cookbook.” I am hoping to adopt a few and “grow” myself. Lola talks about becoming the best version of yourself in health and mental wellbeing. I think these idea’s are the key to living a happy balanced life. Nobody is perfect, but it’s a nice idea to work on yourself and improve over time.

I’m sure you have gathered by now that I pretty smitten.

Lola Berry is a qualified nutritionist, she has a Bachelor in Health Science. It is refreshing to have a beautifully produced book packed full of recipes you can trust from a suitably qualified professional. I have to admit I have found the trend of unqualified celebrities making nutritional claims very worrying.

The Happy Cookbook is Lola’s second book, the first was The 20/20 Diet which I also own and have cooked from. All the recipes I have tried have provided the perfect balance of flavours and nutritional value.

Green Pancakes w Goats Cheese

Green Pancakes w Goats Cheese

In any cookbook you expect luscious recipes and beautiful pictures and Lola certainly delivers with this component of the book. I can’t wait to make this delicious pancake recipe. Imagine enjoying a quiet weekend breakfast, devouring Green Pancakes with Goats Cheese and Rosemary. A yummy nutrient rich dish for breakfast. I took a quick look at the recipe and they could easily be made in the same time it takes to cook eggs on toast!

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

The Sweet Potato Gnocchi will be Mr GG job to prepare. He has been nagging me to make gnocchi, but I still have a gnocchi phobia. I would love to be eating this meal so I’m hoping if I show him the recipe he will make it for me! It would be so much easier I could just take a forkful off the page, I can almost taste those soft little pillows now!

Chocolate Macadamia Brownie

Chocolate Macadamia Brownie

I really enjoy eating natural, wholesome foods served as close to nature as possible. The Happy Cookbook delivers recipes for the type of food I love to eat. Flicking through the book I can’t help admiring Lola’s spark for adding flavour and finesse to each dish.

It’s been some time since I have had such a positive reaction to any cookbook, so I am absolutely thrilled to be able to give two lucky readers the opportunity to win a copy for themselves.

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I would thoroughly recommend taking a look at The Happy Cookbook, by Lola Berry. It is available at Dymocks Bookshop RRP $26.24

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  1. callie moran :

    That gnocchi looks amazing! Definitely what I would make πŸ™‚

  2. I am a sucker for brownies so without a doubt it will be the chocolate macadamia brownies.

  3. I’d have to make those brownies!

  4. Chocolate Macadamia Brownie seems to sum up the Happy Cookbook’s author Lola: Full of sweet thoughts for the soul and stomach!

  5. Goats cheese is one of my favourites so it’s the pancakes for me!

  6. Yum, this looks fabulous! I’d love to win this for my Mum, who creates meals while juggling several different dietary requirements in the family, including gluten-free for Dad and sugar-free for herself. The sweet potato gnocchi definitely looks like a crowd-pleaser around our family table.

  7. Those green pancakes are totally tantalising my tastebuds!

  8. This sounds great! I’d want to try the gnocchi and brownies for sure!

  9. I’m going to have to give those brownies a go! Maccies and chocolate = deliciousness!! ☺️

  10. Love the look of those Green Pancakes w Goats Cheese – would definitely be on my to try list.

  11. Adele Smith :

    Definitely the Chocolate Macadamia Brownies as I often find myself baking sweet delights for the family.

  12. Looks fantastic, and I’m hearing great things about it. Would love to cook from this book.

  13. Awesome giveaway! πŸ™‚ I love cookbooks, however really dont bother purchasing them, especially when I can access millions of recipes in a matter of minutes via the interwebs. I have visions of parting ways with my books when I move!

    I could go a slab of the brownie!

  14. Love cook books as well! This one looks very nice !

  15. Hehe, good luck Mr GG! I’m sure you can ‘gnock’ out making that gnocchi πŸ™‚ Good luck to all joiners!!

  16. Love Lola! And yes, she is one of the few well known celebs in this field that is qualified. I met her when I was working at the Ministry of Food (she was one of our ambassadors) and just a lovely person.

  17. I too am always interested in the ideas and recipes of those who have science behind them. I like to understand the why of things. πŸ™‚ This looks like such a bright and inspiring book.

  18. Ohhh, I didn’t click the I commented button until I actually had, then realized there was a question to answer. So, here I go again. πŸ™‚ I too would really like to make the pancake recipe. πŸ™‚

    • Lol! Krista… I’m not that hard a task master. I’m always happy to read your comments, you don’t need to answer the question

  19. I love sweet potato and I love gnocchi so I would cook the sweet potato gnocchi! My two great loves on the one dish!

  20. Looks like a great giveaway and cook book!
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  21. It looks like a great cookbook! Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. love the look of the carrot muffins… can’t wait to try.

  23. Looking forward to following the posts and would love to get a cook book

  24. The book sounds really good and it seems it has a great philosophy behind it. I do love how the recipes are GF. Now…if I could just manage that yoga pose! xx

  25. The Sweet Potato Gnocchi looks super delicious.

  26. The recipe that most caught my eye is your Green Pancakes with Goat Cheese and Rosemary … I’m drooling!
    … and who would have thought there were pancakes under there!.
    Can’t wait to get my tastebuds on that dish!

  27. Oh I would love to win a copy of Lola’s new book! How is it possible that I have just discovered her in the last few weeks… Where have I been? Now totally addicted to her positive approach to food!

  28. I too believe in the benefits of whole, clean eating and have actually been ‘craving’ to purchase The Happy Cookbook myself. A particular recipe that has caught my eye is sweet potato and quinoa patties, it uses ingredients tht are easy to source and already a common staple in my diet

  29. I completely understand your Gnocchi phobia! It is so time consuming and messy to make, but that Sweet Potato Gnocchi looks like it would be worth it!

  30. Green Pancakes w Goats Cheese not only look great and different but tasty and versatile too

  31. Yummo the chocolate macadamia brownie looks amazing! I will definitely add this to my repertoir of sweets (I am such a sweet tooth!)

  32. Yummo the chocolate macadamia brownie looks amazing! I will definitely have to add this to my repertoir of desserts (I am such a sweet tooth!)

  33. Green Pancakes w Goats Cheese not only look great and different but tasty and versatile too

  34. Cecilia Warrick :

    My mouth is watering at the thought of Green Pancakes with Goats Cheese! πŸ™‚

  35. I’d definitely want to make the Chocolate Macadamia Brownie….. #drool!!!!

  36. alanna jane :

    so many recipes so little time

  37. Madeline Batch :

    I’d love to try my hand at the Sweet Potato Gnocchi! The brownies look delicious too…

  38. The Sweet Potato Gnocchi loojs amazing, will definitely be top of the list to make.

  39. Ohhh my id have to try and make the Brownies mmmmmmmm

  40. the chocolate brownies would be my first recipe to try

  41. Green Pancakes with Goats Cheese looks amazing

  42. Sounds like a great cookbook indeed Julie!
    As one whose food lifestyle limits sugar by choice for a happier, healthier life, I would choose the Aussie Beef Burger with Lot on a Paleo Bun!
    Not only does it look and sound delicious, but sounds like the recipe to make would be fun!

  43. Kylie Nlson :

    Yum! It all looks so delicious! Would be vey excited with this cookbook!


    The Sweet Potato Gnocchi looks and sounds delish.

  45. Evelyn Hubbard :

    Your excitement about this book has made me super excited, haha! I would love a copy; it really does look like it contains the secret to happiness through amazing food. I especially love the look of those Chocolate Macadamia Brownies…*drool* Thank you so much for your awesome review, and the chance to win this must-have book!

    • I really do love this book Evelyn. Lola says the book has a big chunk of her heart in it and you can tell that is true when you read it. Good luck in the giveaway.

  46. Belinda burns :

    Loving the sound of the Sweet potato gnocchi! I’m sure my three kids would love too they love meals like this – so it’s definitely a winner for my fussy eaters πŸ™‚

  47. Oh the chocolate macadamia brownies are sounding mouthwatering *drool drool

  48. tracy wedding :

    I would try the Brownies they sound amazing

  49. I`d love to try any of these awesome recipes as I have a house full of fussy eaters and a diabetic to feed, good wholesome recipes is just what we need πŸ™‚

  50. Definitely the brownies!

  51. Umm Brownies

  52. Megan Canfarini :

    I am married to an Italian so I think he would be disappointed if I didn’t attempt to make the sweet potato gnocchi

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