Headline is set to publish a wellness guide including gluten and dairy-free recipes and combining skincare and meditation by blogger Xochi Balfour.
Balfour is a former journalist who set up her blog, The Naturalista, after enrolling at the College of Naturopathic Medicine.
The Naturalista: Nourishing recipes to live well is set to be published next April.
The title will include gluten and dairy-free recipes for mind, body and spirit, but offer “more than just food”, covering skincare, meditation and aromatherapy too. The blog-inspired book is designed to show readers “how to slow down, listen to your body and find a more natural, holistic way of life”.
Muna Reyal, publisher at Headline, acquired world rights to the book in what was described as a “hotly contested” auction, from Diana Beaumont at United Talent Agency.
Reyal said: “We are so excited to be publishing this new voice. Xochi has inspired us all to lead a more natural and holistic life - her food recipes are fantastic, but we are also now using her simple skincare products as well as her techniques for quieting our busy minds.”
Balfour said: “I am so lucky to be creating this book with the team at Headline and feel really excited to be sharing my wellness journey with others in print.”
Beaumont added: “The Naturalista is a simple, inspiring wellness bible full of delicious recipes for anyone who wants to live a healthier, more balanced life. And Xochi Balfour is the perfect person to write it.”