Hi! I’m Lauren. I am passionate about cooking with wholefoods and eating a plant based diet. I am vegetarian but live in a household of meat-eaters so although my recipes will always be vegetarian many of them can be easily incorporated to suit carnivores. I am a naturopath and nutritionist and in what feels like a past life, was an elite athlete, which took me to achieving Olympic gold in the sport of taekwondo at the Sydney Olympics. I believe that without the wholefood diet that I undertook at that time I would not have been able to achieve what I did. I am now a mother of two beautiful children and cooking for a family has changed and deepened my understanding of the fluid nature of cooking.
This blog is a space for me to share with you some of my latest creations which combine fresh produce with loving nutritious and beautiful recipes. Food should be a source of joy. A pleasure of wonderful tastes, flavours, textures and colours.
Living energy to nourish and nurture our bodies. Food can be social, festive, decadent, nurturing, mouth-watering, sensual, comforting and creative. It is to be enjoyed, celebrated and respected.
This blog is about eating wholesome, creative food and having a positive attitude towards food and its role in our lives. It was Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, who said, ‘Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food’. This statement could not be more poignant as our society moves further towards convenience and fast- food eating, driven by marketing campaigns and multinational corporations. The concept of food as medicine transcends the medicinal and healing properties of foods, of which there are many. I believe Hippocrates’ statement also encompasses farming practices, food preparation, mindfulness, quality, pleasure and the social aspects of food.
I believe in cooking with fresh seasonal produce and good-quality ingredients that are as unadulterated as possible, and endeavouring to keep things close to their whole form. The less food is polluted with chemicals, preservatives and additives, the more you can taste the subtle flavours of nature.
Here in this space I want to share my love of food and my enthusiasm for cooking delicious, plentiful, tasty and creative meals. I hope you enjoy the recipes, which are coming from my home to yours.