When I was younger, I was terrified of getting old. I used to visit my grandparents in their aged care home and would get totally freaked out by the degeneration I thought was inevitable once you hit the later stages of life. What I know now is that we actually have complete control over how we age, and today’s interview is a living testament of that.
Mimi Kirk is a 74-year-old (75 in September) raw vegan icon and raw food chef. She’s been a vegetarian for 40 years. She is also the author of two books: Live Raw and her latest one, Live Raw Around The World.Read More
Janella Purcell is someone to sit up and listen to. On paper, she’s a nutritionist, naturopath, herbalist and iridologist, but in the flesh she’s a passionate advocate for eating in a way that best suits your individual body while at the same time being acutely aware of what kind of impact our food choices are having on the planet and all of its beings.
Janella’s written award-winning books, writes blogs, has a private practice, and is the former co-host of Good Chef Bad Chef with MasterChef’s Gary Mehigan (she was the good chef, of course).Read More
This week’s star foodie is the gorgeous author of the brilliant book, UnDiet. Meghan Telpner is a Toronto based nutritionista on a mission to teach the world how to eat their way to vibrant health. She’s cracker funny, super charismatic, and injects a tonne of fun into what she’s teaching. I’m super excited to introduce some of Meghan’s foodie wisdom to you.Read More
This week’s Foodie Friday is the epitome of wholesome, healthy living. Bec Ronald is a fellow Sunshine Coast native (although now she dwells in Brisbane), she surfs, she moves her body daily, she is a healthy food junkie, and she has one of the nicest personalities and sunniest dispositions ever. Bec is a model and ambassador for Lorna Jane. If you’ve stepped inside a Lorna Jane store or had a look at the Lorna Jane website, you’ll probably recognise her face.Read More
If you follow me on Instagram, it’s no secret that I have a love affair with a little organic vegan café here on the Sunshine Coast called Ground. The day they opened their doors in Buderim, all of my prayers for a healthy and yummy café with impeccable integrity were answered. Ground does everything right – from the meals and desserts they create, to the produce they use, and even the water they use to prepare everything. Plus, the two young owners – James and Monique – are the most kind and genuine people ever.
Not only am I super pumped to share this Q&A with Monique with you, but I’m beyond excited that Monique agreed to share one of my favourite recipes from Ground. Every time I go there (which is every week) I order either the Sunflower Stack or the Bruschetta – both of which are made on top of the sunflower bread you will learn how to make in today’s recipe.Read More
I’m a little bit in love with this week’s Foodie Friday. I stumbled across the blog, This Rawsome Vegan Life, a couple of months ago, and ever since I’ve been both enamored and in awe of it’s Canadian creator, Emily von Euw.
Her recipes are the most creative and drool-inducing I’ve ever seen, her photographs are incredible quality, and her words are witty and wise. Did I mention that Em is only 19? Man, when I was 19 the only thing I could cook was pumpkin soup. From a can. And even then I would over cook it.Read More
I’m such a floozy when it comes to crushing on food blogs, but it’s hard to stay committed when there are so many amazing ones out there! My latest crush is Lauren Glucina from Ascension Kitchen. She has the killer combo – mouth-watering recipes decorated by stunning photographs and easy-to-digest information to explain why the dishes are so good for you.
Lauren is a raw foodie from Sydney whose enthusiasm for food and skill for turning it into art had me at the first click of her site. I hope you love her stuff just as much.Read More
Stereotypically, models are portrayed as extremely beautiful but also extremely unhealthy. Russian supermodel Valentina Zelyaeva only lives up to one half of this stereotype, and it’s clear which one. Valentina is a fashion model, mostly known as being the face of Ralph Lauren. She’s also a world traveller, yoga lover, raw food enthusiast, a nature fanatic and one of my favourite people to follow on Instagram for healthy inspiration.Read More
Amanda Rootsey and I were introduced years ago by a mutual friend and bonded over, among other things, the fact that we were both diagnosed with cancer in our early 20s. We both thought that we had been cut down in our prime – at the time Amanda was travelling through Europe and working as a model. We’ve stayed friends over the years, witnessing each other grow through the necessary trials that are part of the cancer healing process.Read More