Renal Health - Recipe Book

Cook for Life was produced in partnership with the Shelford Whānau and is dedicated to Brian Brett SHELFORD (aka Josh) who passed in April 2018 aged 63.

Brian was a humble, gentle giant of a man and very family orientated.  He loved music, enjoyed singing karaoke style and loved his food.

Life is busy. This cook book will save time. It shows you what foods to choose and how to cook them. The aim is to take the stress out of meal decisions especially when a family member is following a plan for medical reasons.

Having a family member on a ‘diabetic’, ‘renal’ or ‘dialysis’ meal plan can be disruptive to the cook. It makes sense for everyone to eat the same meals.

By making simple recipe changes and choosing meals as shown in this book (three different foods on a plate) you end up with a plan that is recommended for all New Zealanders. So this cookbook is an outline to all whānau over a lifetime.

This book outlines simple steps to success:

  • Plan
  • Select
  • Cook
  • Eat

This book is a personal journey in Northland. It is a privilege that the Shelford Whānau are sharing this book with us all.

The recipes are based on family favourites. Take a closer look. Perhaps you have memories of the sharing and caring of some of the meals together. One or two recipes have been added that could be useful.

Thank you.

Olwyn Talbot-Titley
Dietitian
Renal Department
Northland DHB
Private Bag 9742
WHANGAREI 0148

How to Order


District Health Boards and community organisations can order Cook for Life from the 
Northland Renal Education Trust.

Minimum order of 200 units is required to secure a per unit cost of $10 + GST (delivery not included).

Click here to order copies.

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