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Beautiful Food

by Jody Vassallo

In Beautiful Food health food guru Jody Vassallo offers a quiet argument for the power of genuinely nutritious food to heal, nourish and restore, inside and out.

If you are struggling to find lovely recipes that are low GI, gluten-free and low allergen, or you would just like to focus more on eating well, here are 130 easy but very evolved recipes that will fuel your body with optimum nutrition in dishes everyone will want to eat.

Underpinned by Ayurvedic principles of eating to support your body type, Beautiful Food gently encourages you to take your own path to health, and reveals the power of the right ingredients to bring balance to the digestive system and joy to the taste buds.

With recipes for every season, body type and time of day — from Spicy sunshine eggs for breakfast, Pumpkin, fennel and black quinoa soup for lunch, to Charred chicken with chimichurri sauce followed by a slice of Black sesame chocolate cake for dinner — you will find you can eat well effortlessly, without sacrificing flavour or treats.

Gorgeously designed with images by renowned food and lifestyle photographer Jared Fowler, Beautiful Food will show you how food can be your medicine, bringing you an overall sense of wellbeing and vitality with some truly delicious dishes.


‘Jody really knows her stuff – this is an incredibly beautiful book full of recipes from the heart.’  Jamie Oliver


01 October, 2014

About Jody Vassallo

Jody’s strong interest in nutrition and health became a trademark of her work. In 2001 she was approached by the National Heart Foundation of Australia to develop recipes for their new look Deliciously Healthy Cookbook. This book sold twenty five thousand copies within the first six months of its release. From 1996 -2003 Jody worked as a food consultant to the New South Wales Institute of Sport. Her primary role was to teach elite athletes to cook healthy nutritious meals and provide simple food solutions for their specific dietary requirements. In 2000-2002 Jody worked as Food Editor for the Australian Institute of Sport cookbooks. Realising that the market for health-based cookbooks was severely lacking Jody started her own publishing company in 2002. Fortiori Publishing was born and the Health for Life series developed. In 2003 Fortiori won the Gourmand World Food Media Awards Best Nutrition Series. Jody has written and styled 18 books for Fortiori. Jody worked as a Food Consultant to Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food from 2011 to 2013 where she was responsible for training all of the centre and mobile truck staff. Jody currently writes a fortnightly healthy food blog for Jamie Oliver’s website and continues to work as a Freelance Food Writer and Food Stylist both in Australia and overseas. She also runs healthy cooking classes in Bangalow Australia. Jody’s passion for health extends beyond her cookbooks. She also teaches regular yoga classes in Bangalow and is constantly researching new ways to help people improve their health, wellbeing and happiness.


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