Happy New Year! I am really loving my time in Australia with my family and friends, so I thought it only fitting that I share a recipe from one of my Aussie friends. This tofu, buckwheat, and chickpea salad comes from The Healthy Cook cookbook. This is a meat-loving book that doesn't have many vegan options. But, for omnivores looking for super easy healthy recipes, this book is fantastic.
Dan Churchill is an Aussie cook who made a name for himself after appearing on the 2013 season of Master Chef promoting delicious, healthy food. Dan has a B.A in sport and exercise management and an M.A in exercise science, and is passionate about health and fitness.
He is all about making healthy living delicious, fun, and super super simple - and that food should make your happy. So, his recipes are incredible basic and accessible. What's really cool about this book is that if you download the Layar app and scan any page of the book you will be taken to a video of Dan cooking the recipe!
The vegan recipes in the book include: the bircher muesli with zesty raspberry sauce, and the homemade granola (I used maple syrup), homemade granola the choc banana protein shake, fruit smoothie, breakfast smoothie, green smoothie, kale chips, sweet potato rosti, beetroot and sweet potato chips, coconut milk coco, protein balls, homemade tortillas and tostadas, and a really simple kale chip recipe with lots of variations.
There's a beautiful meat section and fish section for those of you who eat those foods. Then, there's a vegetarian section with a broccoli pesto quinoa salad, Italian quinoa salad with basil oil, and some other super easy recipes.
This book is all about the fun, and a bit of eye candy on the side!
Get your copy of The Healthy Cook and learn more about Dan Churchill.