FRESH PLEASE are excited to announce our latest ambassadors Callum Hann (ex Masterchef) and dietitian Themis Chryssidis of Sprout. These two Adelaide food personalities have recently launched their new book titled Quick. Easy. Healthy, which divides recipes into seasonal chapters, so you can cook according to best tasting, in-season produce.
Callum’s quick and easy recipe ideas coupled with Themis’s input into recipes which better refuel and re-hydrate our bodies, with just the right complement of vitamins and minerals, is simply ingenious. With this in mind we have the pair working on a few special seasonal recipes exclusive to FRESH PLEASE.
The first series of Callum and Themis’s FRESH PLEASE recipes will launch in November, ahead of Australia’s summer season of fruit and vegetables. Look for these recipe ideas and instructional videos coming to a FRESH PLEASE stand near you.
Callum, who co-founded Sprout with Themis in 2011, was born in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Callum was runner up in the 2010 series of MasterChef and the winner of MasterChef All Stars in 2012. After coming 2nd in 2010 Callum was determined to soak up as much culinary knowledge as he could and commenced working with George Colombaris at various Melbourne eateries. After his time in Melbourne Callum travelled around Australia teaching university students valuable cooking skills. In 2012, he released his first cookbook "The Starter Kitchen", followed by "I'd Eat That!" in 2014 and “Quick.Easy.Healthy” in 2016, co-authored with Themis.
Callum is passionate about cooking and loves sharing his experiences with others. “I’m about making cooking fun - it breaks my heart when people see cooking as a chore.”
Callum is also a host of Channel Seven's SA Life, Chief Taste Officer at Thankyou Co. food, and an ambassador for the Cancer Council and Market Fresh SA.
Themis, who co-founded Sprout with Callum in 2011, was born in Adelaide, South Australia. 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 overweight and obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, eating disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, IBS and corporate health.
Themis promotes healthy, nutritious and delicious eating - whether you're trying to lose weight, gain weight or simply ensure your diet is balanced, sustainable and fits in with your lifestyle, and he strongly believes that positive attitudes and healthy habits have a major impact on healthy lifestyles. In 2016 he released his first cook book “Quick.Easy.Healthy” along with Callum.
Themis currently works closely with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and Flinders University Nutrition and Dietetics, and is a DAA Media Spokesperson. 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 all sports, cooking, reading, enjoying a glass of wine and of course, eating!
This recipe transforms the humble apple. Soft and sweet the apples add a luxurious mouth feel to a simple yet delicious cake with savoury tones from the thyme.
This recipe is a classic Australian combination of meat, mushrooms and roasted vegetables. This is a simple yet sophisticated and impressive recipe.
This dish includes plenty of fresh produce including cauliflower, snow peas, grapes and zucchini to perfectly complement our flavoursome Australian beef.
This Fresh Please dish is all about our fresh, green vegetables and truly highlights just how versatile a vegetable can be. The kale pesto is a vibrant green colour, owing to the quality of the produce, and adds a rich bitter green flavour to the dish while the Fresh Please broccolini, crispy kale and currant salad add even more nutrition and texture.
This soup is satisfying, earthy and thick. It is rich and creamy and very nutritious. The addition of fresh fennel and the crunchy sourdough bread provide multiple textures which together ensure every mouthful is unique and interesting.
Most tarts require hours in the kitchen. Not this one! You can have this tart on the table in a matter of minutes. The soft caramelised pumpkin and crispy golden pastry is a delicious contrast.
This recipe is indulgent yet balanced and fresh. The chocolate is sweet and rich, the rhubarb is soft and slightly sour, the orange is sweet and juicy and the yoghurt, lime and pistachios are acidic, sweet and crunchy respectively. Combined this is a complex and balanced dessert.
This is an incredibly simple dessert that allows the premium quality of our Fresh Please produce to shine. The chargrilling and zesty syrup accentuates the sweetness of the fruit which, when served with the yoghurt granita, simply screams summer!
Macadamias, mint, mango and coconut – a match made in heaven! This recipe uses the freshest, sweetest mangoes to make a dessert that tastes and feels indulgent, but is very healthy with an ingredient list that resembles a fruit salad!
This is a delicious summer dish that can be enjoyed warm or cold. The olive oil, lemon, garlic and oregano keep the lamb juicy and flavoursome, the charred spring onions are soft and sweet while the watermelon is crisp and refreshing. If you do decide to eat this dish cold, slice the lamb thin and give the avocado an extra squeeze of lemon to stop it from oxidising.
A wonderfully light and refreshing Pad Thai with fresh lime, coriander, spring onion, pak choy and Australia’s acclaimed – best tasting (clean and green) broccoli florets.
As summer approaches and the weather heats up this salad is must. Perfect for barbecues or on its own, the crisp texture of cos lettuce, the creamy avocado, meaty prawns and refreshing melon will leave you feeling satisfied and healthy!
This soup is thick and satisfying with the roasted pumpkin and spices adding a deep, rich flavour. If you don’t enjoy lentils feel free to substitute with another legume or pulse or omit completely.
Eggplant is one of the least consumed vegetables due to the fact that many people do not know how to prepare it! However, it’s a vegetable that is incredibly easy to cook and one that is nearly impossible to overcook, because the longer you cook it the better it tastes!
This is a risotto where the hero of the dish is not the rice and instead more emphasis is given to the vegetables. This is a truly decadent risotto with a creamy pumpkin puree coating the rice, topped with chunky pieces of roasted pumpkin and crispy kalettes.
This Fresh Please dish is simple, light, full of flavour and just perfect for those warmer summer days. The pickled cabbage will keep for a couple of weeks so make a larger amount and add to salads or other main dishes.
This recipe makes the most of the best seasonal produce. The sharp and acidic grapefruit and the bitter greens counteract and balance the rich healthy fats from the tuna and sesame seeds.
This recipe is not about the pork – the hero is all our Fresh Please premium produce. It’s about the fresh herbs, the subtle heat from the red chilli, the sweet bright Australian mango, our super crispy cos lettuce and zesty sweet lime juice which together create a fresh, flavour explosion.
White fish is delicate, subtle and sweet in flavour. The addition of our Fresh Please sweet summer cherry tomatoes, which are firm but sweet, and Fresh Please Australian grapes both compliment the white fish perfectly.