Cookbook, book and podcast recommendation

Round 2 of recommendations! With an awesome response to last month’s post, I am so excited to share with you what else I have really enjoyed.



The Unbakery By Megan May 

Megan May is the chef/owner of award-winning Auckland cafes, Little Bird Organics and The Unbakery. In her cookbook she shares raw plant based recipes that are seriously delicious. 

Although I don’t believe eating 100% raw is for everyone, this cookbook is filled with awesome new techniques and flavour combinations everyone should experiment with. 

This book was my introduction into the enticing world of raw, vegan and gluten free cakes. Recipes that inspired many of my personal favourite creations in the kitchen. 



The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson 

This book seems to be on lots of bed side tables and for good reason. 

Unlike a lot of self help books who feed you positive affirmations, Manson uses humour to lightly say ‘life isn’t always great, and that’s ok’  

“Our culture today is obsessively focused on unrealistic positive expectations.” 

Manson says that instead of trying to turn lemons into lemonade, we should learn to stomach lemons better. Looking at what it means to be happy doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. He believes to do this we need to look at our values and figure out which ones really matter- what to to give a fuck about and what to stomach. 

If you would classify yourself as a bit of an over thinker, caring a little too much about life’s trivialities, than this book could give you a very confronting yet rewarding shake-up.


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Conversations with Richard Fidler guest Rutger Bregman

I am often recommending this podcast, as it has some idealistic ideas that seem unrealistic until you listen.  

It is no secret, people are working long hours and finding themselves more stressed and less fulfilled. Historian and author Rutger Bregman wants us to start thinking about- is this the kind of world we want to live in? 

He looks at research on ideas like basic income, the 6 hour work day, job sharing and free appartments for the homeless, arguing that all will actually save the government money whilst increasing general wellbeing. 

Sounds like utopia but would it work? Take a listen and see how it’s something that could potentially change the world we live in for the better. 

Written by Tash Burbury

Natasha Burbury