By Harriet Birell
From nourishing brekkies, salads and bowls to wholesome main dishes and divine desserts, Wholecontains more than one hundred plant-based wholefood recipes for friends and family, striking the perfect balance between whole, simple, satisfying and tasty. It captures the distinct and covetable vibe of author Harriet Birrell's beachside lifestyle, one where her priorities are good food, wellness, surfing and family.
Harriet’s philosophy is all about celebrating and enjoying the abundance of wholefood available and preparing it in a way that is easy and tasty. Refined white sugar is replaced with whole vitamin- and mineral-rich ingredients such as Medjool dates, banana and maple syrup. Refined flours are replaced with minimally processed whole grains. Only a few recipes contain gluten and these are accompanied by gluten-free alternatives in the notes.
About the Author
Harriet Birrell is a young woman on a mission to celebrate the abundance of whole, colourful plant foods that are available – and to show people a different way to think about nourishing delicious ingredients. Based on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula, she started her food journey serving organic smoothies and raw desserts from a caravan on a bush block at Barwon Heads. This culminated in her first book, Natural Harry, the success of which led to Whole. When she is not cooking, or surfing, or tending her veggie patch with dog Fred by her side, she is busy working on her eco concept store inspired by the Natural Harry lifestyle. The emphasis here is on functional, consciously produced wares made of naturally occurring materials.
Harriet is a qualified health coach and yoga teacher and has studied plant-based nutrition at e-Cornell University. She also has an advanced diploma in fashion design.