The Reckless Foodie

Plant Based Love

Plant Based Goodness – Pre Order Special

Pre Order Special: $10 exclusive discount for our community. Also receive a bonus 4 week meal planner featuring recipes from the cookbook.

Whether you’re at the beginning of your health and wellness journey and needing help to stay motivated or a seasoned plant-based foodie looking to add more delicious meals to your repertoire, this is the book for you.
Plant-Based Goodness is brimming with over 90 of Tracey’s favourite recipes for every occasion — all simple to make with most of the ingredients being readily available at your local supermarket. All recipes are 100% plant-based, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and mostly gluten-free.

Learn how to make irresistible plant-based food that is bursting with colour, flavour and texture, and containing all the protein and essential nutrition that you need to thrive. Enjoy giving many of your old favourites a wholesome, plant-based makeover. Learn exciting new ways to work with plant-based, wholefoods to create uncomplicated, mouth-watering meals that you and your family will love.

These recipes will help you enhance your cooking skills and repertoire AND elevate your overall health and wellbeing.
Get ready to feel vital, energised and amazing!

Look inside the book in the below video

Meet Tracey 


Tracey is a Plant-Based Wholefood Chef who is passionate about creating, enjoying and sharing delicious and nourishing plant-based food with others. As a working mother of four fabulous young adults (and now grandmother to four!), Tracey knows just how important it is to create simple meals that taste awesome and don’t demand too much of your time. Her signature style is rustic, delicious, colourful and easy-to-throw-together.

Tracey instinctually stopped eating red meat at age 16. She has always enjoyed the creative aspects of cooking (like crafting her own dishes from scratch) and also making food look gorgeous! She credits her Mum for the latter passion as she was super-talented at making food look amazing while Tracey was growing up, and she admired and saw how much people enjoyed this. In her early 20’s, it wasn’t unusual for her to spend all day preparing a dinner party for her university friends, loving the ritual of creating an epic meal for her special people and connecting over good food. She connected and got together with strict plant-eater Jason Shon Bennett in her late 20s and making food for them both (and their kids) changed how she saw ingredients, flavours, mixes and dishes. Plants became everything and she began a new foodie adventure which was the catalyst to her love affair with legumes! 

Plant-Based Cooking Workshop 

Join Tracey on Saturday 18th November for a half-day in-person plant-based cooking workshop in collaboration with The Sustainable Food Co.

Set in the gorgeously renovated Kumeū Stables Homestead (ex-horse stables – yes this is as beautiful as it sounds!), in this class you will learn how to create a range of vibrant, delicious and nourishing recipes suitable to show off to your friends throughout the upcoming festive season – including a main meal, a summer salad and a raw cake. 

At the end of the class we’ll sit down and have lunch together, soak up the peaceful serenity of Kumeū and of course enjoy the creations from the morning.

Included in your ticket price is a sustainable-minded goodie bag, and we’ll keep you well hydrated throughout the day with sparkling (non-alcoholic) drinks too.

Tracey - The Reckless Foodie

“Confession – I’m addicted to Tracey’s fabulous plant-based workshops! I’ve now been to three and feel very confident in cooking these easy plant-based recipes, as does my husband who attended two of them with me. It’s such a fun day with Tracey and like-minded people; cooking, eating and taking in all the awesome information that Tracey has to share. On a couple of occasions Tracey’s hubby Jason (well know author/health researcher/speaker) has popped in and talked with us all about health and living your best life! The workshops are relaxed and fun, and for a non-cook gal like myself, new to a plant-based diet this was very appealing. Can’t wait for the next one!!” – Monique.

five gray spoons filled with assorted-color powders near chilli

Plant-Based Cooking Workshops


One of Tracey’s passions is teaching half day and one day cooking classes from her home kitchen out West and venues in Central Auckland. They are super fun, super relaxed and the feel and vibe of the day is sharing, learning feasting and laughter. Her topics range from main meals, decadent desserts, sensational salads, delicious raw treats and more.

Plant-Based Catering


Tracey absolutely loves catering for special events in the wellness industry. When people are doing retreats or workshops to enhance themselves or their life experience, Tracey knows how important the food and nourishmentcomponent is.  With that in mind, she takes great pleasure and delight in going above and beyond to create super delicious and highly nutritious menus for groups on workshops or retreats.    

sliced carrots and green vegetable

“I hired Tracey Bennett, aka The Reckless Foodie to cater for a five-day residential Tantra Training. Tracey was in charge of organising the menu, all the food, and being on-site for the five days to prepare, cook and clean-up the food. It was such a delight to handover all aspects to Tracey, trusting that she would deliver exactly what was needed. The food was outstanding; she delivered a wonderful nourishing variety, beautifully presented, and her presence in the kitchen and in the house was warm, energising and supportive. Everybody loved the food, and each meal turned into an event. The cake she made us for our final celebration was outstanding! Through the entire process of negotiation, delivery and invoicing, Tracey was easy to deal with. Her communication skills are excellent and she thoroughly understood the brief and what was needed at all times. I would highly recommend hiring The Reckless Foodie for your next event”- Kara-Leah Grant, Tantra Teacher, Presenter, Author, 2020.