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Books - Marika Blosfeldt
ESSENTIAL NOURISHMENT won 3rd place at the prestigious GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS 2011 in the healthy cookbook category. In 2012 it won the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award in Paris, the gold medal in the Living Now Book Awards (USA) and was a finalist for the Book of the Year Awards (USA).
Visually stunning and potentially life-changing, Essential Nourishment is an integrated cookbook and nutrition guide fusing an appreciation for the sensual pleasures of natural foods with a sensible approach to nourishment.
Drawing from her vast knowledge of natural foods and her experience in conducting private and group health coaching programs as well as wellness retreats, Marika Blossfeldt has put together an inspiring, concise and very useful nutrition guide, weaving together food, art and the joy of living a healthy and fulfilling life with gentle, easy to implement suggestions for balanced eating, abundant energy and genuine well-being.
Essential Nourishment - once and for all - ends the confusion around food and helps the reader to choose food purposefully, making food our friend and not our foe
understand how our moods and energy levels are affected by the foods we eat
discover how we can stabilize our blood sugar naturally by consciously eating balanced meals and achieve weight loss the healthy way - without dieting - simply by eating great-tasting, nutrient-dense foods.
At the same time Essential Nourishment is a beautifully designed everyday cooking guide. Each whole food recipe is easy to recreate and accompanied by a sensuous full-page photograph - taken at Polli's farm in Marika’s birth country Estonia, where she spends her summers conducting yoga, wellness and cooking retreats.
Essential Nourishment is the perfect book for women and men looking for a common sense approach to nutrition that is flexible, feels natural and can be maintained for the rest of their lives – without strict rules or regulations – without sacrificing taste and pleasure.
The first Estonian edition of Essential Nourishment was published in 2009 and quickly became a bestseller. The first English edition was released on October 1, 2011 in the US. In 2012 it won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award in Paris, the Living Now Book Award (USA) and became a finalist for the Book of the Year Award (USA). In September of 2012 the second Estonian edition was published
About the author: Marika Blossfeldt is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (NYC), certified as holistic health coach by The Teachers College of Columbia University and accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is a certified Yoga instructor of 18 years, holds a MFA from the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin and was a featured soloist in the New York dance scene in the 80s and 90s.
In 1995 Marika purchased a farm in her native Estonia and transformed it into an international center for the performing, visual and healing arts called Polli Talu Arts Center. She spends her summers there facilitating yoga, cooking and wellness retreats. She has appeared on several Estonian TV cooking shows and was invited to do a cooking demo as VIP chef at the Paris Cookbook Fair last spring.
Marika’s artistic and culinary skills have been reviewed in the US by the New York Times, Martha Stuart Living, The Village Voice, Chronogram, The Valley Table and Bamboo Magazine as well as overseas in the European edition of Cosmopolitan and several home, health, lifestyle and cooking magazines. Marika regularly contributes articles to US and European publications and is a sought after speaker on healthy eating and living for major corporations such as LinkedIn, Skype and Nokia.