My family & Food
I grew up in a family united by food! Eating together was our way of communicating and displaying our love for each other. Sunday lunch at my Nanna’s house was a sight to behold as she regularly served up meat and 10 (yes 10!) vege, followed by a choice of 3 or 4 desserts. And my friends were always treated to something weird and wonderful at home from organ meats to discoveries from the continent. Nothing was off menu! We had a huge allotment and grew up first-hand eating fresh seasonal vegetables which to this day is my favourite reason for going back home.
This strong foundation with food served me well during my uni years where I succumbed to all the usual cliche’s of student eating. Luckily, my love of home cooking saw me through and I continued to experiment with all kinds of recipes at every budget imaginable. Growing and picking fresh foods during my childhood gave me confidence in preparing foods and cooking from scratch. I believe this contact with food is a crucial part of our development when it comes to confidence in the kitchen and so often clients tell me they never had this.
Fast forward to today
Today I am a wife, mum of two, business entrepreneur and practising Nutritional Therapist. I switched a 10yr long career in marketing to re-qualify as a Nutritional Therapist and turn my love of food into a career. After so many years eating good food I was eager to learn about the science behind food and that’s what prompted me to enrol on an MSc course in personalised Nutrition. I dedicated 3 1/2 years to studying part-time to earn my MSc and Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma and couldn’t be prouder. Now I get to talk everyday about what I love most “food” in a positive and life changing manner to help others achieve long-lasting health goals.