real men cook!

…and it’s not all barbecues and beer

As a long-term lover of meat, John Hart came to the stark realisation us blokes need to cut down on the steak, bacon and alcohol. In vegetarian cooking for blokes, John gives tasty and easy-to-follow meat-free alternative recipes along with sound advice in a lighthearted format.

About the Author…

John Hart

John has an extensive health, fitness, writing, business, management, leadership, nursing, filming and marketing background.

From working with Indigenous communities in the Simpson Desert NT,  and the Kimberley Region of WA to running a tourist resort on Fraser Island to being the CEO of a not-for-profit community organisation in Brisbane, John’s packed a lot in. He’s also written books and won a range of business awards including the Prime Minister’s Employer of the Year. He’s a popular keynote speaker and a qualified counsellor, working with people from all sections of the community from politicians to CEOs to young people in need.

John has an extensive health, wellness and fitness background having established community gymnasiums and health centres, operated a functional and rehabilitation business, and worked with fitness students at TAFE. In his spare time, he created and produced the Unlikely Travellers documentary (ABC, winner of the Inside Film Award for Best Australian Documentary in 2007 and produced three indigenous films for the Federal Health Department and the Shire of Derby West Kimberley; all of which were subsequently aired by SBS/NITV.

In addition to extensive business and life experience John has a range of qualifications including a Masters in Disability Rehabilitation, Graduate Certificate in Disability, Diplomas in Business, Counselling, and Community Services and Nursing (Endorsed Enrolled Division 2 Nursing meds), Certificate 4 Allied Health Qualifications (Physio & Community Rehab) and Certificates including a TAE LLN411 (Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy), Royal Lifesaving Society First Aid Trainer and Personal Trainer. Oh… and he’s a qualified plumber too…

“Why do you think the ladies always outlive us? It has a lot to do with not eating enough veggies, getting more exercise, drinking less grog and getting some exercise to stop the gut forming…”

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years in the kitchen!

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"Cooking with the carrot removed..."

“John Hart presents a ‘light-harted’ look at vegetarian cooking – a million miles away from fad-diets and diet evangelism – with a generous helping of common sense for your diet.”

Smorgasboarder Magazine

"For goodness sake..."

“Please just buy the book, so John stops going on about it…”

Sharon Hanley-Hart

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Not only do you get to eat better and probably feel better after putting some of the ideas from this book into practice, by simply making a purchase, you are helping John and his wife Sharon support research into the cancer that took Lizzy, the fur-child.

“75% of all money from this book go to research for dog cancer in honour of Lizzy Hanley-Hart”

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