With a focus on healthy eating, it moves between low calorie meals and snacks (fast) and heartier more calorific dishes (feasts). In essence, this book follows the 5:2 diet but is as far away from a 'diet' book as you can imagine. That said, I like the fact that this also isn't just a book full of recipes, it talks about how to eat well, explains the principles behind 'fast days and feast days' and gives an insight into Elly's personality and lifestyle.
In the last week or so I've already made a couple of dishes from the book already (cheats tagine and hummus to be precise) and am planning to get the ingredients for buddha bowls next week. They just look so delicious with their layers of colour and texture. Have a look at this you tube video of Elly explaining how to put one together:
Fellow food blogger Farmers Girl Kitchen also reviewed Elly's book and gave her yummy beetroot burgers a big thumbs up! Have a peek here.
So, finally, my verdict is in - and not surprisingly, it's very positive!
I would definitely recommend this book. Especially if you like to eat better during the week and have a treat (or a 'feast') at the weekend. You can pick up a copy of Fast Days and Feast Days on Amazon but it's also available in all good book shops too.
*I was sent Elly Pear's new cookbook to review but as always, opinions are my own. This is a lovely book and if I bump into her on the streets of Stokes Croft, I'll be sure to say so!*