Kenko (the Japanese word for Health) is a stylishly presented portfolio of sugar, gluten and animal-free recipes hailing from cool aussie cook Kate Bradley.
Weening herself off sugar in 2012, kick-started this self-confessed foodie’s experimentation with healthier alternatives. A tasty testament to the author's culinary perseverance to cut out all the crap (refined sugars, meat and dairy) without fudging the flavour can be found in the indulgent Panna Cotta with Almond Brittle and Berry Sauce.
Recipes are nutritionally balanced, leaning towards the macrobiotic but imbued with a modern, gourmet vibe. The Sweet Potato Arancini Balls, a traditional Italian fried comfort food are given the Kenko treatment using homemade Macadamia 'ricotta' cheese and swapping white for nourishing brown rice. Even veggie lunch staples like the trusty humous sandwich are updated into rustically ravishing eats – Artichoke, White Bean and Lemon Toasted Sandwiches, complete with a zesty cashew 'goat's' cheese.