Hello and thanks for stopping by. I am a freelance writer and health coach living in Dubai with my husband and two energetic boys.For many of us, working long hours and the convenience of modern life means that enjoying a home cooked meal is now a luxury. My aim is to remedy that; to inspire you to create healthy and nourishing home cooked meals everyday. I recommend sourcing whole foods locally and organic as far as possible. Eating seasonally always yields the best flavour and nutrients, which many of us are missing from our fast and convenient diets.
A Mediterranean inspired lifeI am South African of Greek-Cypriot descent, and my recipes are mostly influenced by Mediterranean food and ingredients. If this aligns with your food values, then you have come to the right place!
A Mediterranean diet is based on the principle of eating mostly local vegetables, fruits, legumes and grains, with some fresh fish, poultry or meat occasionally. It is not a diet heavy on meat, but rather focuses on what is grown locally in the region. The food is very family-friendly as children usually eat the same food as their parents, and can be tailored to vegetarians and vegans.
I love learning! My father always taught me that education is never wasted and I have spent most of my life studying something - either for career or personal enrichment. I have studied Business Management (Bachelor's Degree), Food and Travel Writing and I am also a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I have worked in the Chemical Industry where I was trained in food, health and personal Care ingredients. This is where I learned the bulk of what I know about processed foods, the meat industry and chemicals used in pharmaceuticals and cosmetic products.
A decade later I left that industry for a life that is more aligned to my own beliefs and a more balanced lifestyle. I now work as a Freelance Food and Health Writer, specialising in clean, organic family foods and recipes. As a wife and mother, I understand the dynamics of being time-limited and trying to cooking nourishing meals for my family.
"When it comes to food, all that matters is your intention to make healthy choices and being open to trying new foods."