Hi. I’m a nutritional cook. ‘Nut’ for short.
My cookbooks have a crazy cult following, which allows me to misbehave regularly on radio and live TV. The Extra Virgin Kitchen was a No.1 bestseller, while my second cookbook, The Virtuous Tart, won Cookbook of the Year. Score.
As former president of Oxford University’s Gastronomy Society, I weaned an entire generation of students off anti-depressants, M&Ms and dodgy kebabs. But now I write a column for Ireland’s biggest newspaper, where I’m paid to exercise my inner monologue and potty mouth.
My recipes also feature on Jamie Oliver’s channel (just don’t read the comment section, mum).
What else? I married a cranky restaurant critic.
The Virtuous Tart will be released in America this January, by Roost Books.
It’s a collection of recipes that supercharge my life. I’ve learned that good food feeds my tippy toes. Poor food has me on my knees.
Here, you’ll escape the typical wheat-sugar-dairy obsession that dominates our Western diet.
I’m not saying we should give these foods up. Pah! That would be Bonkers. And entirely unnecessary.
Instead, I’m flirting with a whole new world of megawatt wholefood ingredients.
Don’t worry. Cleaning up your diet doesn’t need to involve neon leotards or cauliflower smoothies. No one should be threatened with that.
Here’s my book trailer. I want to thank some of my greatest food heroes in Ireland, the US and Canada who are helping me mouth off about my cookbooks. They have made this Irish lass dizzy with giddiness and gratitude …
Melissa Hemsley, of Hemsley & Hemsley:
“Susan Jane has a special affinity for giving everyday foods a healthy and delicious boost.”
Imen McDonnell, of award-wining blog Farmette :
“She is the best thing since iced tea!”
Donal Skehan, chef, author and TV presenter :
“Hilariously written, and filled with doable and exciting new recipes.”
Amy Chaplin, author of At Home in the Wholefood Kitchen :
“Have you ever giggled your way though a recipe method? I hadn’t either until The Virtuous Tart landed in my kitchen. This cookbook is seriously the most fun you’ll ever have discovering and embracing a whole world of delicious wheat, dairy and refined sugar free treats, drinks and snacks.”
Laura Miller, Raw Vegan Not Gross :
“Susan Jane inspires with her beautiful and nourishing recipes that just so happen to also be packed with energy-boosting, body-healing nutrition – the kind of cookbook I’d want to pull from my shelf every week!”
Laura Wright, of the award-winning blog The First Mess :
“This beautiful book proves that you can truly have it all while still committing to your most vibrant and healthful self.”
Emma Galloway, My Darling Lemonthyme :
‘Quirky, super fun food’.
Sonja Dahlgren, Dagmar’s Kitchen :
“Susan Jane’s passion is infectious. All of her recipes are so smashing delicious and wholesome at the same time … I love everything she whips up!”
Beatrice Peltre, La Tartine Gourmande :
“Where Ireland meets California, with delicious food and entertaining prose.”
Victoria Smurfit, Hollywood actor :
“Eat like a pig, feel like a swan. Only SJ can manage that. Genius.”
Joanna Blythman, author and journalist at The Guardian :