Lauren Burns – Olympic gold medalist, naturopath, motivational speaker and mother of two – shares 100 mouthwatering vegetarian recipes and family traditions she has enjoyed in her own home, as well as simple remedies for common ailments and instructions for making your own lip balm and moisturizer.
Whole organic foods and food preparation bring Lauren a great deal of pleasure and she always feels happy in the kitchen in a warm house, sharing plentiful home-cooked meals with friends and family. The proof of this is in each recipe. From breakfast dishes to desserts, through soups, salads and small treats, there’s plenty in this book to share and enjoy.
Naturopath, Nutritionist (BHSc)
Olympic Gold Medallist, Taekwondo, Sydney 2000
Lauren Burns is best known for winning an Olympic gold medal in taekwondo when the sport made its debut at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Now a qualified naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist, motivational speaker and mother of two, Lauren has written her second book Food from a Loving Home, a new vegetarian cookbook.
This book is a project of love made by two friends, home cook Lauren Burns and designer Sarah Rudledge, who have collaborated to produce a work which aims to encompass the pleasure and beauty of cooking and sharing food.
Lauren has always been passionate about food. She became a vegetarian at the age of three and is proud that, despite many nutritionists telling her it simply wasn’t possible, she was able to continue being a vegetarian throughout her elite sporting career.
Her new book contains 100 mouth-watering vegetarian recipes that have been tried, tested and enjoyed in her own home. From breakfast dishes to desserts, through soups, salads and small treats, the recipes are healthy, accessible and imaginative.
Lauren’s enthusiasm for health and nutrition, and her respect for the human body and the mechanisms that govern it, drew her to become a naturopath. In addition to the recipes in her book, Lauren has drawn on her naturopathy training to include a chapter called ‘Home Apothecary’, which provides simple home remedies for common ailments.
Whole organic foods and food preparation bring Lauren much joy and she always feels happy in the kitchen in a warm house, sharing plentiful home-cooked meals with friends and family. The proof of this is in Food from a Loving Home.