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I’m on a 1 woman mission to get you to dump your delivery boy and break up with ready meals. My goal is to bring you recipes and essential guides that will help you cook better and with less stress. To help you bring your family inspiring meals and bold recipes that make you, and them, feel amazing.
I’m a Cordon Bleu trained chef, who thinks about food, flavour and why we eat what we do, all day long. With many years of Michelin star experience under my belt, I decided I wanted and needed a new challenge. What if I could share not only recipes, but a philosophy about how we cook and eat?
Food and cooking should feed your body and your soul. It should be fun and delicious, as well as nutritious and ethical. “Farmer’s market” and “free range” are some of my favourite words. Organic and fair-trade are what turn me on.
My food and cooking can best be described as a modern style with a nod to the classics. Global flavours created with seasonal, local produce and a west coast meets English country aesthetic. And it all has a hard base line of “peasant simplicity” running through it.
We don’t count calories at our house, but I cook food that makes sense. Seasonal, mostly healthy with the occasional indulgence. Life is too short for avocado mousse as dessert. I think that anything that contains mini marshmallows and calls itself a salad, should not be on your menu. Marshmallows belong in hot cocoa or s’mores. Not on your dinner table.
Speaking of dinner tables. How often do you use yours? I mean for eating. Not just working on your next million dollar idea, or planning your dream trip to France for wine tasting and Italy for pasta tasting. Although, you should totally plan a trip like that!
I mean, when was the last time you turned off the television, put down your phone and enjoyed dinner with your friends, family and lover?
It was about a year and a half ago Mr. T. and I did this for the first time in what felt like forever.
And it was bliss. We still have date night every night and it’s transformed our life and our relationship.
I believe that the act of dining together can forge communities, it can nurture relationships and it can foster a sense of belonging that we all long for.
For me, food is the be-all and end-all. When we have healthy agriculture we have nutritious food. This leads to healthier people and happier societies. It really is a closed loop. I’m hugely passionate about lending through platforms like Kiva to support food based entrepreneurs in developing countries. Food empowerment truly is the future.
My vision for the future of food is the marriage of technology and agriculture. And I don’t mean Franken-crops. I mean the kind of relationship that helps farmers use technology to know when the best time is to harvest. Building urban gardens and training new farmers, as well as, bringing food education back into schools. I know. It’s a BIG vision. But if we all do our part we’ll get there.
Those two, in that photo, up above? They’re my little family. And what I cook is for them. I hope you love these recipes as much as they do.
The recipes you’ll find here are mostly simple. The ones that require a little more effort are completely worth it. There really is something for everyone. My recipes mainly focus on dinner and dessert because it’s usually the corner stone of the day for most people. A chance to unwind and catch up. To laugh and cry and to celebrate. I want these recipes to become a part of your kitchen, your dinner table and your life.
Like I said… I’m a girl with vision!
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