Announcing the "Kenkō Kitchen" Cookbook!
It is with much pleasure and excitement (I'm going to cry!) that I share with you this news today which I have been trying so hard to keep in! Since January 2014 Elisa Watson (my photographer), myself and and the amazing team at Hardie Grant have been working on something very special (and in my opinion, very beautiful) due for release in the new year. It has been a long process involving a lot of hard work, a lot of long days, late nights, a whole lot of food and a lot more dirty dishes (thank you mum for being their to save the kitchen!) to create the most exciting and definitely biggest project from Kenkō so far. This something special is my first ever COOKBOOK titled Kenkō Kitchen due for release in the new year.
After giving up gluten, dairy, refined sugars and all processed foods in late 2012 I realised how hard it was to find recipes which first of all catered for my needs and more importantly finding recipes that still tasted good when they were without these items. I wanted to create something which made this process of giving up certain ingredients in the kitchen easier and didn't hinder how delicious a meal was. I wanted to create something which meant that meals cooked could be shared with everyone despite their allergy or lifestyle choices and most of all I wanted to create recipes which made plant-based eating simple and achievable in our everyday busy lives.
To share this passion of whole foods with the world, and to show them it is easy to make dishes simple and delicious using only beautiful and natural ingredients I started my website. Fast track to almost a year and a half later and I now sit here with the first fast tracked copy of my very first cookbook on my lap. When Hardie Grant first approached me to create a cookbook I felt so overwhelmed and shocked. At this stage I had only had my website for a few months and a cookbook whilst it was something I had dreamt about doing was never something I thought would actually happen! I cannot thank the team at Hardie Grant for their constant belief in me and their overwhelming support. This cookbook is 100% pure love and each recipe has been very meticulously curated to ensure that eating healthily is not a burden and is not hard but instead is simple, delicious and easy.
I could not have done this without the team at Hardie Grant believing in me, and I most certainly could not have done it without my photographer Elisa. Elisa Watson has been with me since day one of Kenkō Kitchen making sure my recipes look as good on the screen and page as they look and taste in real life. She has been the biggest supporter of Kenkō and has done so much for myself and the Kenkō Kitchen project I don't even know how to begin expressing my gratitude for her! Thanks to Elisa the photographs in the cookbook are beyond stunning and without her I don't know where I would be!
I cannot wait to share this book with you all and show you all the amazing recipes I have been working on. In this book you will find over 100 recipes for super delicious salads, pancakes with healthy ice cream, waffles, granola, decadent desserts, mouth watering mains and a whole heap of drinks and condiments like vegan goat cheese and ricotta. There really is a meal for every occasion in the Kenkō Kitchen cookbook! The hardcover cookbook will be released through Hardie Grant AU and Hardie Grant UK from February 1st and also Rizolli in the USA from March 3rd.
THE HARDBACK COOKBOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER THROUGH book world, BOOK DEPOSITORY, BOOKTOPIA, AMAZON AND RANDOM HOUSE NZ.
RELEASED 1ST FEBRUARY 2015 IN AUSTRALIA AND THE UK, MARCH 3RD IN THE US, CANADA AND REST OF THE WORLD.
"Kenkō Kitchen is a stunningly photographed collection of simple, delicious, and healthy recipes which are completely vegan as well as gluten- and refined sugar-free. We all know that we should be eating more vegetables and whole foods, but how do we incorporate healthier choices into our busy everyday lives? In Kenkō Kitchen, Kate Bradley shares a range of healthy and delicious foods that are easy to prepare, with ingredients available from the local store. Featuring a host of vegan recipes that are also gluten- and sugar-free for those with fructose and gluten intolerances, and delicious raw food, detoxifying, and macrobiotic recipes, Kenkō Kitchen is perfect for everyone from whole foods newcomers to long time whole-foods devotees, health-conscious food lovers, vegans, and those with dietary intolerances. Think nourishing breakfast options such as granolas, porridges, and homemade vegan yogurts; light but filling lunch options such as roasted vegetable salad with cashew "goat" cheese and walnuts; divine dinners such as garlic and kelp king oyster "scallops" with fettuccine and rocket, as well as a host of classic comfort foods with a healthy twist and sweet treats such as chocolate molten puddings. Featuring stunning photography throughout, Kenkō Kitchen will show you just how quick and easy it is to whip up mouthwatering and wholesome vegetarian fare that will leave you feeling incredible inside and out.
Containing over 100 vegan, gluten free, sugar free and dairy free recipes spread across 208 pages Kenkō Kitchen is a book which help you find a meal for every occasion."