Simply Living Well is a beautiful and timely motivational guide to living well sustainably and reducing our footprint for the generations to come.
Author Julia Watkins shares rituals, recipes, and projects for living simply and sustainably at home. For every area of your household – kitchen, cleaning, wellness, bath, and garden – Julia shows you how to eliminate wasteful packaging, harmful ingredients, and disposable items. Practical checklists outline easy swaps (instead of disposable sponges, opt for biodegradable sponges or Swedish dishcloths; choose a bamboo toothbrush over a plastic one) and sustainable upgrades for common household tools and products. Projects include scrap apple cider vinegar, wool dryer balls, kitchen bowl covers and cloth produce bags, non-toxic dryer sheets, all-purpose citrus cleaner, herbal tinctures and balms, and more, plus recipes for package-free essentials like homemade nut milk, hummus, ketchup, salad dressings, and veggie stock.
In 2017 Julia started her Instagram account, @simply.living.well, sharing her recipes, projects and thoughts around sustainable healthy living, inspired by wisdom rooted in traditional cultures and that of her own grandparents. Based on her hugely popular Instagram account, Julia's book, Simply Living Well, is a comprehensive collection of her extensive yet accessible knowledge on sustainable living. Complete with her unique inviting aesthetic, it's for every parent, millennial or anyone who cares about the health of of the planet we live on.
Author: Julia Watkins
Published: Nov 2020
Practical projects, tips and advice for maintaining a more eco-friendly household
A stylish, accessible guide to living a more conscious lifestyle.
"The book is called Sustainable Home: Practical projects, tips and advice for maintaining a more eco-friendly household and is organized room by room in the household -- living, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom -- and concludes with the outdoors. I've curated information on sustainability issues, took plenty of pictures with the hope that you'll be inspired by the beauty of living simply and sustainably, and have included some simple DIYs for those of you looking to get hands-on." Christine Liu
The Sustainable Home is an inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household. Sustainable lifestyle blogger and professional Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home - the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom - offering tips, tricks and 18 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle.
Whether its by making your own toothpaste, converting to renewable energy sources, reducing your consumption of plastic, growing your own herb garden or upcycling old pieces of furniture, there are numerous ways - both big and small - to make a difference.
Author: Christine Liu
Published: Oct 2018
Dimensions: 23 x 17 x 1.27
A Modern way to eat
Anna Jones shares with us healthy, filling and delicious vegetarian recipes for the family. This book provides a great guide to creating amazing vegetarian meals as more and more of us are looking to incorporate vegetarian or vegan options in our diet.
With the growing awareness of the impact of meat production on our planet and also the impact of meat on our health means it's time to rethink our eating habits and find healthier, lighter and still tasty options for our daily meals.
Anna Jones is a brilliant young cook and food writer, who worked with Jamie Oliver for many years. Her first cookbook is a totally modern take on vegetarian eating - recipes that are healthy, nourishing, truly tasty and satisfying, introducing new dishes that are simple to make.
Packed with recipes that explore the full breadth of vegetarian ingredients - different grains, nuts, seeds and seasonal vegetables - and alternative approaches to cooking that avoid too much dairy or heavy carbs and gluten, this is a cookbook for how we want to eat now.
'A simple brilliant book - modern, clever, beautiful and full of delicious recipes' Jamie Oliver
'Think a Californian twist to Yotam Ottelnghi' Observer
Whole food cooking everyday
Transform the way you eat with 250 vegetarian recipes free of gluten, dairy and refined sugar
Celebrating the art of eating well.
Eating whole foods can transform a diet, and mastering the art of cooking these foods can be easy with the proper techniques and strategies. In 20 chapters, Chaplin shares ingenious recipes incorporating the foods that are key to a healthy diet: seeds and nuts, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and plant-based foods.
Chaplin shares her secrets for eating healthy every day: mastering some key recipes and reliable techniques and then varying the ingredients based on the occasion, the season, and what you're craving. Once the reader learns one of Chaplin's base recipes, whether for gluten-free muffins, millet porridge, or baked marinated tempeh, the ways to adapt and customise it are endless: change the fruit depending on the season, include nuts or seeds for extra protein, or even change the dressing or flavouring to keep a diet varied.
Chaplin encourages readers to seek out local and organic ingredients, stock their pantries with nutrient-rich whole food ingredients, prep ahead of time, and most important, cook at home.
Amy Chaplin has worked as a vegetarian chef for over 20 years in cities that include Amsterdam, London, Sydney and New York. Raised in rural New South Wales, Australia on a whole food diet by vegetarian parents, Amy’s approach to food is inspired by nature and the healing benefits of whole food ingredients. Here recipes have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Vogue and The Guardian.
"Any Chaplin's new book is appealing on every level. The recipes are simple and down-to-earth, healthful yet mouthwatering. This is real food." David Tanis, chef, New York Times columnist and author of David Tanis Market Cooking
Author: Amy Chaplin
Published: Nov 2019
Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.3 x 3.8
Slow - Live life simply
Slow is a personal review of how Brooke McAlary had it all and realised that in part that was too much or maybe just too much stuff. This book is a guide to help you slow down, tread lighter on the earth and create a home that is simpler, slower and most importantly, works for you.
Brooke and her family gradually created their own way of living, with an emphasis on depth, connection and experiences. In Slow Brooke gently encourages you to find pleasure and value in a simpler life, sharing the practical tips and rituals that have helped her on her own journey, from decluttering to de-owning, messiness to mindfulness, from asking why to asking where to now?
Part memoir, part practical companion, Slow provides a fascinating insight into the benefits of slowing down. It will inspire you to forget about the Joneses and create a life filled with the things that really matter to you . . . slowly, of course.
"Finally, a slow living guide for the imperfect folks. If you're looking for a rule-riddled, anxiety-ridden manifesto thick on sanctimony and decree, you won't find it here. Paired with tremendous insights and joyful illustrations, Brooke McAlary's exuberant, honest words are a refreshing contribution to the slow living community. If you're seeking a simpler path, start here." - Erin Loechner, Blogger at DesignforMankind.com and author of Chasing Slow
Brooke McAlary is the creator and host of the award winning Slow Home Podcast, which has been downloaded more than 2 million times.
Looking for a beautiful recipe book full of delicious salads? Hetty McKinnon answers this call with this her third book Community - Salad recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen.
Following her success with Neighbourhood and Family this new edition has 20 new recipes and community stories to share. This book "encourages us all to take the time to find comfort , pleasure, celebration and inspiration in both the process of cooking and the art of eating together" we absolutely agree.
The recipes in the book are divided into 8 sections: Roots, Brassicas, Fungi, Cereals, Legumes, Nightshades, Marrows and Asian with recipes that move salads firmly to the centre of the plate. These are the kind of recipes you will want to share with your family, friends and neighbours, time and time again.
New recipes include: Roasted sweet potato with lime cashew cream and roasted curry cashews; Butternut pumpkin with lemon tahini and miso granola; Whole roasted cauliflower with toasted farro and romesco sauce; Roasted cabbage with lentils and pumpkin seed brown butter; Pasta alla norma salad; Charred cos lettuce with lemony mushrooms, chickpeas and marinated feta.
This is simple but generous food that you will want to make every night of the week, for those you love.
Hetty McKinnon is a cook and food writer with a passion for vegetables. In 2011, she established Arthur Street Kitchen, a local salad-delivery business in Surry Hills, Sydney. In 2015, Hetty and her family relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where she is editor and publisher of multicultural food journal Peddler and hosts the magazine's podcast 'The House Specials'. Hetty is a regular recipe contributor to ABC Life and Food & Wine and writes the column 'The Community Kitchen' for The Guardian.
A Year of Simple Family Food
The focus for Julia is on using fresh ingredients of the season to make delicious meals to share. "Family food is generous and unfussy and demonstrates love and care - it is perfectly imperfect"
Summer - Crêpes with whipped ricotta - Slow-roasted tomatoes with mint and mozzarella - Spaghetti with fennel and prawns - Apricot and berry galette
Autumn - Granola with poached plums - Spiced split lentil soup with fried eggplant - Miso roast chicken - Blackberry and apple pudding
Winter - Congee - Lentil and maple-roasted carrot salad - Japanese braised pork - Dark chocolate, walnut and oat cookies
Spring - Tokyo-style French toast - Silverbeet and ricotta malfatti with brown butter sauce - Lamb and green bean stew - Simple butter cake with raspberries
Julia Busuttil Nishimura is a Melbourne-based cook, author and teacher, and the creator of Ostro - a beloved online space where she shares her food, photographs and stories. Julia teaches sell-out cooking workshops and pasta master classes and is a regular contributor to publications, such as Country Style Magazine, The Design Files and ABC Life. Her first book, Ostro, was short-listed for the 2018 ABIA 'Illustrated Book of the Year' and named in Gourmet Traveller's 'Best Food Books for 2017'. Julia lives in Melbourne with her husband, Nori, and two children. julia-ostro.com
Author: Julia Busuttil Nishimura
Gardening through the year in Australia
An amazing month by month gardening guide based on The Australian environment. Know what to do and when to have an abundant garden. From sowing, planting and pruning guides for your flowers, vegetables, shrubs and trees it is a comprehensive guide so you can plan ahead to understand what is required from each season.
Helping you create a thriving backyard garden, this book is presented in a clean and easy to read format by month with a photographic A-Z appendix of nearly 350 plants provides detailed information on growing habit and care. Packed with essential gardening advice, Gardening Through the Year is the must-have book for new gardeners and a trusty reference for old hands.
Author: Ian Spence
Plantopedia - Guide to house plants
A beautiful book and guide to creating and maintaining a rewarding indoor garden. The process of nurturing and caring for plants, especially where we may not have space for a garden is a calming and fulfilling way of connecting with nature in our homes.
This books provides a comprehensive look into foliage plants, succulents and cacti and is helpful to new gardeners or experts. With information on care level, light, water, soil, humidity, propagation, growth habit, positioning and helpful information on common pests and diseases to help you to be well equiped to care for your indoor plants. It is also a visually beautiful book to keep handy on your coffee table.
Lauren Camilleri, along with Sophia Kaplan, is the brainchild behind the Sydney-based interior design nursery Leaf Supply. They have professional backgrounds in interior architecture and advertising, respectively. Together, they have previously authored Leaf Supply and Indoor Jungle for Smith Street Books.