Whole➹ [Download] ➵ Whole By Harriet Birrell ➼ – Heartforum.co.uk Whole is a beautiful down to earth plant based book that captures the distinct and covetable vibe of author Harriet Birrell's beachside lifestyle one where her priorities are good food wellness surfin Whole is a beautiful down to earth plant based book that captures the distinct and covetable vibe of author Harriet Birrell's beachside lifestyle one where her priorities are good food wellness surfing and familyIn the book Harriet shares Whole satisfying home recipes with a modern twist Harriet's philosophy is all about celebrating and enjoying the abundance of Whole food available and preparing it in a way that is easy and tasty Whole includes everything from nourishing breakfasts salads and bowls to Wholesome main dishes and divine desserts.


Whole PDF Ä Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Whole
  • Harriet Birrell
  • English
  • 14 November 2016
  • 9781743795163

10 thoughts on “Whole

  1. Shipshapeeatworthy says:

    Whether it was too much of the delicious winter baking that gives way to my feelings or the need to see summer on my plate I was uite happy when I discovered Harriet Birrell's Whole by Natural Harry in my mailbox one January afternoon At first glance I was completely taken in with the gorgeous pictures by Nikole Ramsay idyllic Tasmanian beaches beautiful blue surf with its eager surfers lush greenery and most crucial delicious and enticing food Harriet Birrell is most sincerely 'Natural Harry' Representing both a person and a lifestyle the Natural Harry moniker is part of Harriet Birrell's personal evolution She first began to sell her plant based dishes from a 'little wooden beach side caravan' imagine something akin to a food truck and from there she has now self published two cookbooks and ownsruns an 'eco concept' storeWhat I've really appreciated about Harry's approach is that she keeps her recipes simple With relatively few good uality ingredients each recipe is uick to prepare and completely delicious When I tell you that it's simple I mean it Unlike other plant based cookbooks she doesn't spend much time in the beginning of the book going into too much detail regarding kitchen euipment or pantry items just two short pages leaving home cooks to delve into the recipes She also doesn't mire her philosophy with too much jargon While her plant based cookbook is really vegan with lots of gluten free recipes her main focus is on living both simply and healthfully By keeping labels non existent or to a minimum invites people in a simple non threatening way to enjoy what's being offered As she says about her own food philosophy 'Eat food as close to its natural state as possible and look after yourself But don't be a goose about it'You can learn much from really cooking from a cookbook When I received Whole I set about choosing recipes to try before thinking about what I would write in my review Not being familiar with Harriet Birrell I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed making and eating her recipes After trying over a dozen recipes and cooking exclusively from her book I've realized that her approach to ingredients and techniue is simple Ingredients are chosen and combined for maximum flavour No over seasoning When dishes are cooked there’s no refined oil used Not while frying or cooking vegetables and certainly not while roasting It's not something that's really discussed in the book but understanding her philosophy it's clear that Harriet is choosing ingredients that are minimally refined or not at all To be honest out of personal preference and habit I did use a bit of oil to cook the Easy Pancakes but I found that I could easily go without using oil for cooking Eating in season is also important to the recipes within Whole She advocates for buying when you're able to good uality fresh ingredients that are in season to maximize flavour and texture As a result all her recipes are uite tasty and look gorgeously vibrant on the plate The recipes she's developed strike a fine balance between cooked and raw and I found myself really appreciating the fresher uncooked dishes Two fine examples are the Raw Rainbow Sushi and the Oaty Raw Nola Both reuire no cooking and both are a beautiful reimagining of classic recipes With the sushi she has kept what makes sushi uintessentially sushi the nori but has traded the rice component for a ground mixture of raw cauliflower cashew nuts and sesame seeds Cauliflower when processed in a food processor can have a rice like texture and this techniue is used to advantage here While my family and I enjoy regular sushi we eually enjoyed Harry's version and I found that for the cauliflower haters here my husband and daughter they didn't take notice of it Colourful and delicious this was one of the stand out recipes for me Granola is another classic recipe that I can find countless and I do mean countless variations on the internet for but here I find her recipe to be novel in the very best way Using a food processor to combine oat flakes cinnamon vanilla powder and dates she creates a new low fuss version of granola I really appreciated the simplicity in flavour and its soft chewy texture and it tasted wonderful with fresh fruit and coconut based dairy free yogurt This recipe will be perfect during the hot summer months when I'm craving granola but am loathed to turn on the oven Ingredients are easy to source and you may find that you already stock many items in your pantry Fresh ingredients nuts and beans are used and particular to this cookbook the use of nutritional yeast flakes is prominent Oats processed into flour and chickpea flour are used in favour of regular flour and by using these helps to keep recipes gluten free I found that nuts which can be an expensive ingredient are used sparingly To keep the recipes dairy free Harriet relies on plant based 'milks' and yogurts but if you're not worried about keeping your diet dairy free then you're able to use whatever milkyogurt you'd like as I've found the recipes to be uite flexible It's also this flexibility that's crucial to keeping the recipes simple If berries aren't in season then you can substitute a fruit that is For some people plant based vegetarian or vegan cooking seems daunting The 'rules' can be difficult to understand and the food can seem strange And for some healthy recipes can seem so healthy that they lack flavour So since my non plant based mom was visiting I thought to try out some of the Whole recipes on her The first was Mushroom 'Neat Ball' Pasta The vegan version of a classic meatball contain mushrooms onion parsley nuts and nutritional yeast and are oven baked Served with a simple tomato sauce on a bed of mung bean pasta a store bought high protein gf version of regular pasta my mom fell in love What I worried might taste strange to her she found delicious She even went as far as to say that she thought my dad would love it too for those unfamiliar with my site I grew up in Alberta famous for its beef My mom also really appreciated the hearty Oaty Seed Loaf and the White Bean Pesto which goes to prove the point delicious food is delicious food no matter which ingredients are used and how it can be categorizedAlmost a world away from Harriet's Tasmanian kitchen I've come to enjoy her recipes Cooking them and sharing them with my own family and friends is exactly her aim I appreciate how she celebrates the simple joys of cooking delicious food and I'm continually looking through her cookbook for even recipes to tryPlease note that this is an excerpt of a longer review posted to wwwshipshapeeatworthywordpresscom I would like to take this opportunity to thank Raincoast Books and Hardie Grant Books for providing me with a free review copy of this book I did not receive monetary compensation for my post and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own

  2. Martina says:

    I love vegan cookbooks with gorgeous photographs and have bought many for the pictures alone And this one definitely delivered on that point But I was particularly delighted to find that the recipes are intuitive and easy and inspire me to eat healthfully and joyfully For a non cook like me that's a definite plus The book oozes with an authentic and earthy vibe that goes far beyond the recipes to inspire a wholesome joyous plant powered lifestyle

  3. Amberwench says:

    Gluten free whole real foods Author doesn't spend a lot of time trying to make fake versions of wheat products Uncomplicated recipes a core group of seasonings she makes a point of enjoying the flavors of the produce you're using rather than smothering them with dressings

  4. Amy says:

    Some good recipes in here

  5. Gail says:

    Yum Beautiful book almost too beautiful if you know what I mean very Pinterest and Instragram worthy but it works and the few recipes that I've made so far have been tasty and nourishing Look forward to working my way through of the book will update rating if that ends up necessaryUPDATE I just moved it to 5 stars I love this book We cook from it constantly The flavors are delish The recipes are easy to execute and they're very flexible so you can easily sub things in depending on what you have on hand The only thing that didn't go well for me was the seedy loaf but I suspect I may have used the wrong sort of psyllium EVERYTHING else has been spectacular Love

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