I am a huge fan of the LEON chain of restaurants. I love the ethos of the brand, the styling, the food, the ingredients, the prices, the availability of fresh, well cooked and healthy meals…pretty much all there is to enjoy about a brand.
LEON have embraced the concept of fast food for foodies, and filled a gap in the market for a home cooked feel with a hell of a lot of style. LEON caters for those of us needing healthy options when we want, slightly cheeky options when we want, and some info on GI index with wheat and dairy free foods to boot.
The LEON menu is one I tend to turn to when in town as I know I can get smoothies, a fabulous salad for lunch, and there tends to be one in most parts of London now. (Please, PLEASE open a restaurant in Cambridge too, LEON people, if you read this, and I AM sure you will be of course!). So I am super happy to be reviewing the Leon: Naturally Fast Food. Book 2 on this blog as I continue with #projectendo.
Firstly, as a designer the book hits all the right places I look for in a recipe book; the fabulous kitsch meets kitchen design on some lovely uncoated stock enjoys a pride of place on my cookery bookshelf.
Secondly, the LEON food is simple to prepare, family orientated in nature, and perfect for the current nutritional focus I working with.
#projectendo is a journey of health and nutrition which requires me to focus on a way of eating without dairy, wheat, reduced meat intake and no refined sugars.LEON have some fabulous recipes in their second fast food book which keeps the other half happy, me happy, and the kids happy too. They even have a raw food section, oh the joys!
The muesli bars have been a winner with the kids for snack times and are nice and low in glycaemic index, and the baked sweet potatoes with a variety of toppings are so easy and delicious. I can’t wait to try the 100 garlic chicken but I will warn you all before I do…
With thanks to Octopus Publishing, and Leon himself of course.;)