My food philosophy is all about enlivening the hottest, happiest and healthiest you. It’s about keeping things simple and delicious so you don’t feel bored or deprived.
Food is amazing; it informs not just how we look but how we feel and think too. My philosophy stems from my desire to educate people about this – and to show how healthy food can be delicious, nutritious, affordable and simple to make.
I wasn’t always this healthy, in fact as a young girl I had a very nutrient poor, low fat, calorie restricted diet.
I had dull skin, lank hair and no energy; I slept all the time and found it hard to concentrate, not even long enough to sit through a film. Unsurprisingly this approach to eating also meant I developed terrible digestive problems.
It wasn’t one moment in time that made me take stock and re-think my life; it was a long process but I think something, somewhere must have been going on inside me because I slowly began to realise that I had to change my destructive ways.
This increasing awareness of my health drew me to move to Australia where I began reading about food and actually listening to my body, learning to give it what it needed.
I started eating whole foods and found I was gradually falling back in love with food, life, and most important of all, myself.
My taste buds bloomed, that 4pm energy slump was eliminated, my skin began to glow, calorie counting went out the window and I beamed from ear to ear. It is amazing when you give your body what it really desires; it is the most empowering feeling.
I began work in an organic café in Sydney where I met amazing people who taught me how to properly source, prepare and cook food. And something clicked: it was as if I had suddenly hit upon my purpose in life. I enrolled in a course at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and haven’t looked back since!
Sydney as a city is such an inspirational place. It makes you really want to take care of your body, get out there on the beautiful beaches and lap up the endless summers. Your surroundings are incredibly important but not everyone can or wants to live on the beach, and anyway the desire to be healthy has to come from within. I found my means of doing this and I want to share with the world the kind of positive nourishment that turned my life around.
After completing my course, I returned to London to begin nutritional health coaching with private clients.
I started this website because I wanted to provide a resource for those people who couldn’t come and see me one-on-one. My intentionwas to share all the healthy food I was cooking up at home and the knowledge I had gained with you.
I really didn’t see the point of writing endless blogs about the do’s and don’ts of eating – I wanted to show people what to cook and how simple, delicious and nutritious food could be.
So, every week I design scrumptious, original recipes that are easy to prepare and share them with you, plus some extra on my exclusive mailing list (sign-up on the bottom of the page).
You will notice that quite a lot of my recipes and posts focus on soothing the digestive tract. I have a vested interest in IBS but I also believe, even if you are not a sufferer like I was, that good health begins and ends with a happy gut.
I am currently studying Naturopathic Nutrition at CNM and will be taking on clients in July 2017, which I am so excited about!
I hope above everything that my website communicates my central belief: that with every bit of food we eat, we are influencing how we look, feel and think.
This is why I think healthy eating should be a way of life, not just a fad or phase. Please feel free to ask questions on the blog, to share your stories and send pictures of your recipe creations. I am so interested to hear how other people are getting on and learning to glow from the inside out!