Meet the Authors
Callum & Themis
The first Sprout cooking class we held in 2011 was called "Quick, Easy & Healthy". To this day it remains one of Sprout's most popular classes.
Why? Because it is what everyone wants. Good, healthy food with limited effort. Achievable food that we are happy to serve to our families on any given weeknight. Nutritionally balanced food that will help us achieve a healthy life, and will inspire us to cook.
And that, as you know, is what Sprout is all about.
The incredibly talented team at Murdoch Books has presented our favourite quick, easy & healthy recipes in this beautiful book which reflects what is quintessentially Sprout - good food that you can eat every day!
Click the images below to download sample recipes from the book.
Would you like a signed copy?
Purchase a book from our online Gift Shop and we'll post it straight to you. Or, if you live in Adelaide, visit our Cooking School & Health Studio reception between 9am-5pm weekdays. If you would like a personalised message, please pre-purchase your book online, in case Themis and Callum are not around when you drop in.
Quick. Easy. Healthy. presents over 70 of our favourite simple, quick and convenient recipes for fresh, healthy, flavoursome food. Dishes that use easy to find, seasonal ingredients, that represent good value for money, and which require minimal preparation and clean-up time.
The best bit? Quick. Easy. Healthy. is divided into four seasonal chapters, each with a collection of recipes using readily available ingredients in season, with suggestions for variations and substitute ingredients in every recipe.
Every recipe is nutritionally analysed, so you know exactly what you're eating. And the book is packed full of expert nutrition tips, suggested substitute ingredients for tricky dietary requirements, and advice for shopping smarter, eating better and living healthier. No fad diets or 'superfoods' allowed.
"Thanks for signing my copy of "Quick. Easy. Healthy." What a fabulous book. I love that recipes are grouped in seasons... I don't get to the Farmers Market too often. Now I have absolutely no excuse. Some of the fruit and vegetables you list at the beginning of each season I've never heard of, so it's time to broaden my horizons. I also love the nutrition tip and the substitution thought with each recipe. Having the nutrition information is incredible. I'm not too interested in desserts, but surprisingly, I can hardly wait to try the dark chocolate brownies - I would never have thought of putting beetroot with chocolate. Well done to both of you, and thanks."
Callum & Themis
Callum grew up in South Australia's famous Barossa Valley, and following his success as runner-up on the 2010 series of MasterChef, spent time working with renowned chef George Calombaris in his various Melbourne restaurants. Callum followed this by travelling around Australia teaching university students valuable cooking skills and how to eat nutritiously on a budget. In 2011 Callum and Themis established Sprout Cooking School in Adelaide. In 2012, Callum won the inaugural series of MasterChef All-Stars.
In the same year, Callum published his first cookbook with Murdoch Books, The Starter Kitchen. His next book, I'd Eat That! was released in 2014. Callum is an ambassador for PIRSA, Market Fresh SA, Thankyou Co. and the Cancer Council. He is a regular presenter on Seven's locally produced food and lifestyle program, SA Life, and he continues to appear semi-regularly as a guest on MasterChef.
Themis grew up in Adelaide's western suburbs. He is a dedicated and passionate dietitian and health professional, who is determined to help as many people improve their health as possible. He has a Bachelor of Psychology, a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics and is also a qualified personal trainer. Over many years working in the health and fitness industry, and at his dietetic practice at Sprout Health Studio, Themis has helped countless people change their lives. He specialises in eating disorders, overweight and obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, IBS and corporate health. Themis strongly believes that positive attitudes and healthy habits have a major impact on healthy lifestyles.
Themis works closely with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and Flinders University Nutrition and Dietetics, and is a DAA Media Spokesperson. He also provides regular presentations and expert advice for public and private organisations, sporting clubs, corporate bodies and the media. He is passionate about health and all things food and loves to share his passion and knowledge with others who are keen to learn. In his spare time Themis enjoys running, going to the gym, watching and playing just about every sport, supporting his beloved Adelaide Crows, cooking, reading, enjoying a glass of wine and of course, eating!
Themis and Callum are the national ambassadors for Australia's Healthy Weight Week, an initiative of the Dietitians Association of Australia.