It feels like years ago when I lived in Brisbane. West End was my home for over six years. Inner city living really worked for me, I had a push bike, there were loads of cafes, restaurants and bars to find work in for a girl who survived on the hospitality trade. We lived close to Hardgrave Road and I also worked at one of the restaurants up there for a while, however I always wanted to work at Mondo Organics. The place looked fantastic but they had a solid team of staff and my timing was never right. Anyways moving on, Mondo’s became a real talking point a place to take out a friend for a birthday celebration or take a quick relaxed work lunch.
Brenda Fawdon is the legendary chef who founded Australia’s first organic restaurant. Over the course of her career she has operated a very popular cooking school from Mondo’s. This is where she speaks about the love of real food and shares her recipes. Brenda is all about using organic and sustainable produce that is easy to prepare and cook with a high nutritional value.
Needless to say the Wholehearted Food cookbook by Brenda Fawdon is just sumptuous. I am a big believer in growing your own food, choosing ethically farmed meats and poultry and eating nuts, grains and legumes. This book is everything I want in a cookbook, I have the ingredients in my pantry already it provides some fresh inspiration to cook new dishes. For those of you who want more information about eating wholefoods the book provides a brief overview in each section to help you make choices on your food consumption.
The book covers hearty breakfasts to get you off on a good start to your day along with; juices, mains, salads and sweets. I have made the chocolate and macadamia brownie from the book to take to a dinner party. Yet there are so many other wonderful recipes I want to try in it like; zucchini feta and lemon fritters, kale and feta tarts, mung bean falafels. For those of you who want to make a healthy choice in the kitchen and eat simply with no processed or refined foods this is the book for you.
The folks of UQ Press are kindly offering one lucky reader of Strayed from the Table a copy of Wholehearted Food by Brenda Fawdon worth $40..
Win a Copy of Wholehearted Food by Brenda Fawdon
One lucky winner will receive a copy of Wholehearted Food by Brenda Fawdon delivered to their mail box. Perfect for kick starting your healthy habits for the new year or if you are like me get them going now. Don’t miss the chance to win this prize, it will keep you inspired in the kitchen.
– You MUST have an AUSTRALIAN POSTAL ADDRESS.
– YOU MUST Answer the Comment Question to go in the draw. Start your comment with the words ”Whole Food” and tell me “Your favourite producer/farmer or organic supplier near you”
– Giveaway runs from 3rd November, 2013 (Sunday) until 5pm 10th November (Sunday), 2013. One lucky winner will be picked randomly and announced on the 11th November, 2013.
Good Luck everyone.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of Wholehearted Food from UQ Press. All thoughts about the book are my own and never swayed by receiving something for free.