Happy and Whole: Recipes and Ideas for Nourishing Your Body, Home and Life
Magdalena's food is simple, nutritious and delicious. Her recipes celebrate traditional wholefoods that not only taste great, but also have great health benefits. It's the way our grandparents (or great grandparents) used to eat, but with a little bit of indulgence too. It's not about eliminating things such as sugar, dairy or carbs - although many recipes are free of these ingredients, but focusing more on what's in season, tastes the best and then enjoying every moment of what we make! It's about being more thoughtful or mindful about what we feed ourselves and our loved ones. The recipes are divided into chapters based on the weather and the kinds of foods we crave in those environments - sushi, seafood and cooling sorbets in humid weather; soups, stews and warm desserts in cloudy/cool weather; and fresh salads and smoothies in sunny weather. Scattered between the recipes are spreads on living naturally as possible, covering everything from Magdalena's food philosophy, to DIY beauty tips, simple decorating ideas, and natural cleaning products.
An award-winning television presenter and meteorologist, Magdalena is one of Australia's most versatile talents with almost ten years' experience including co-hosting Network Ten's The Project, covering two Olympic Games, co-hosting the Australian Grand Prix coverage, reading news and weather, and reporting nationwide on some of the biggest natural disasters in Australian history. Magdalena has recently combined her passion for climate and food as part of the team behind Earth Hour's Planet to Plate cookbook. Respected for her knowledge and love of food, she is also a reviewer for the SMH Good Food Guide 2015 and 2016 editions, and has hosted numerous events with chefs including Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal, Massimo Bottura and Peter Gilmore. She is also a regular contributor to Delicious online.