The Fast 800 Keto Recipe Book by Dr Clare Bailey

Reviewed by Patricia Simms-Reeve

Recipe books abound in bookshops, libraries even as free items in supermarkets, although a vast range of them is available on line, easily accessed and without charge.

The question arises as to why publish yet another….However, the Fast 800 Keto Recipe Book is well worthwhile considering for anyone who seeks deliciously different food that has the added attraction of resulting in weight loss without the annoying boundaries of a strict diet’s regime.

The Keto diet works on the basis of excluding sugar and carbohydrates until the body attains ketosis. At this point, to acquire necessary energy, it switches to burning fat which results in weight loss.

This book, written by Dr Clare Bailey, wife of well-respected Dr Michael Mosley who endorses it, is enticing in both its recipes and because it isn’t as extreme as following the Keto diet strictly.

Heavily influenced by the concept of the Mediterranean diet, the ideas here are rich in flavour as well as being simple, easily prepared and really nutritious. Many suggestions lift the ordinary into the irresistible. For example, Creamy Cabbage Pappadelle with walnuts and Gorgonzola, Diced Salmon, Ginger and Vegetables and one I am keen to try soon, Salmon Ginger and Coriander Fish Cake with Soy and Lime.

The  sweet tooth is not ignored. Who would resist Peach and Vanilla Mini Basque Cheesecakes?

Notes and explanations are an extensive guide so that plans and routines can be tailored to suit the reader’s needs and inclinations.  There are meal plans that suggest the ensuing weight loss, if followed, contributes to a sense of well-being.

For many, the hallmark of this collection is its range of scrumptious and healthy ideas, with the additional attractive quality of its Keto element reducing appetite, half the battle with weight loss.

However, those who merely relish delicious fare with no fuss will welcome this book. Its Mediterranean slant will appeal to people who enjoy modern Australian cuisine. Those who have already adopted Michael Mosley’s Fast 800 Keto will extend their pursuit of good food with this companion to it.

The Fast 800 Keto Recipe Book


by Dr Clare Bailey


ISBN 978 073364 789 5

$39.99; 256pp


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