Whole: Recipes for Simple Wholefood Eating

Author(s): Bronwyn Kan


Featuring recipes from premier wholefood bloggers and entrepreneurs, WHOLE is a book born from the demands for better food. Compiled by Bronwyn Kan, WHOLE explores the personal relationship between each contributor and the food they make. Drawing from their collective experience, the healthy wholefoods recipes within are simple to make and are designed to nourish body and mind. The following contributors have come together to create WHOLE:

The Raw Kitchen – Olivia Scott

Healthy Always – Danijela Unkovich

Mondays – Hannah Horton & Eleanor Ozich

Bonnie Delicious – Kelly Gibney

Be Good Organics – Buffy Gill

Healthyself – Abbylee Childs & Twyla Eloise

Carew Kitchen – Sophie Carew

Healthy Yeah! – Hannah Horton 

Snackpack – Monique Satherley

The Caker – Jordan Rondel

When it comes to what we eat, the ever-increasing demand for wholefoods and better options speaks volumes for how much we value good health. WHOLE is more than a cookbook. It is a platform to begin a conversation; to educate, to inspire and to engage the wider community in a discourse about what we eat and the ripple effect that food has throughout all aspects of our lives.

There are several things a good cookbook should do: most importantly it should have recipes that work; it should be inspirational and be realistic. Whole is a recipe book that does all three. As periodically occurs, my cooking becomes uninspired and bland, and required an injection of inspiration. Whole was the inspiration I required: it is the brainchild of graphic designer Bronwyn Kan and is published by small New Zealand publisher Beatnik. Contained within its appealing orange cover are recipes from ten wholefood bloggers and entrepreneurs. Unlike the majority of cookbooks, this book is sectioned not by food type but by chef, with each recipe beautifully photographed and each section containing anecdotes and philosophies from each food creative. My copy of Whole already has a series of bookmarks in my favourite recipes. Usually I take a novel to bed to read before I go to sleep, but, moving away from normality, Whole has on several occasions been my bedtime read, probably because it’s the time I’m least likely to be interrupted when I read and it’s nice to immerse yourself in good recipes.  It’s subtitle is ‘recipes for simple Wholefood eating’ and, while some recipes call for ingredients you might not already have in your cupboard, they are all readily available, and after using them in a recipe are more likely to become regulars in your store cupboard. I’ve made some delicious food from this book. Favourites so far include: Miso and Rosemary Crackers, Creamy Mushrooms on Toast, Walnut & Sunflower Seed Paté and, perhaps my favourite and easiest recipe, one that has been quickly whipped up on several occasions since discovering it, ‘Banana Oat Pancakes’. All in all, Whole is a recipe book I would highly recommend - delicious recipes and inspiring and beautiful photography and design.- SARAH (reviewed in 'Test Kitchen')



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"Bronwyn Kan and her 12 bloggers/cooks (all female) make this ode to wholesome, delicious eating inspirational... in fact, every recipe looks like a healthy, glowing gem. Highly recommended." -Canvas Magazine, Weekend Herald | "The collection reads as a manifesto for simple, mindful living, with each contributor espousing a food philosophy that not only celebrates wholesome, natural ingredients, b

Bronwyn Kan is a graphic designer andphotographer born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. A graduate and recipient of the Top of Class award at Auckland University of Technology in 2014, she has a passion for both fields. WHOLE: Recipes for Simple Wholefood Eating is her first book. In her spare time, Bronwyn loves exploring new places to eat, going on road trips, swimming, snowboarding and baking sweet things to share with her family and friends.

General Fields

  • : 9780992264864
  • : Beatnik Publishing
  • : Beatnik Publishing
  • : April 2015
  • : 208mm X 284mm X 18mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 192
  • : Bronwyn Kan
  • : Hardback