In My Kitchen

I’ve always endeavoured to make natural choices for my family’s food, health & well-being. We stopped eating preservatives, artificial colours and additives when my eldest was 3 years old, after figuring out they were the cause of her not sleeping well and her behavioural issues. The little two have never had any of these food additives at home.

We have various food intolerances in our family, and you’ll often find me re-inventing a recipe by giving it a few twists and tweaks to make it “family friendly”.

We also stopped eating refined sugar as a family to help support my daughter Kisha’s gut and mental health and found it benefitted her and I so much that it has become our lifestyle.

As a family, we have made changes in our lifestyle over the last 18 months that have turned our lives around. Most of these changes have been around the way we eat, what we eat, and our relationship with food.

I’ve been a vegetarian for 27 years and am a hippy chick at heart. My family are all carnivores, but thankfully, they are happy to eat vegetarian. More often than not, vegetables are the heroes of our family dinners with meat as a trusty sidekick. I can always throw a hearty meal together out of next to nothing because I would rather get creative with what I’ve got on hand than go grocery shopping!

My kitchen scullery is without a doubt my “happy place”. I was baking cupcakes at 11 o’clock at night while I was in labour with my youngest daughter. My friends know that if I’m in my kitchen, then all is right in my world.

My recipes are mostly vegetarian, sometimes vegan, always sugar free, wheat free, nut free, soy free and often dairy free too.

When I talk to people about our food lifestyle, they ask what do you eat then?! My answer is:

Real food, made with real ingredients and real love.