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
I don’t even know where to start when it comes to an appropriate introduction for Rachel MacDonald. On paper, she is the creator of the amazing blog In Spaces Between. She’s also a brilliant life and blog coach, and has the most dewy clear skin I’ve ever seen in real life. On a deeper level, Rach is one of the most genuine, kind, positive, gorgeous souls I’ve ever met, and I’m grateful every day to be able to call her one of my besties.
I’m so thrilled to share Rachel’s Foodie insights with you. I know you will love her just as much as I do!Read More
I had the pleasure of working with lovely Kasey Wilson when I launched my one-on-one health coaching practice a couple of years ago. We stayed in touch ever since, and now she’s also a member of my Lifestyle Transformation Guide program. Kasey is a qualified naturopath who is passionate about helping people reach and maintain their health and happiness potential. She runs a busy Naturopath clinic based in Adelaide, South Australia, with patients in the hundreds.Read More
In honour of Meat Free Week this week (18-24 March) Foodie Friday is Aussie chef and Meat Free Week ambassador Simon Bryant.
Simon Bryant is a face well known as The Chef on ABCs program The Cook & The Chef alongside food icon Maggie Beer. Originally a motor mechanic, Simon soon realised his calling was in the kitchen. He was with Hilton Adelaide for more than 10 years, commencing as a Commis Chef, followed by a Chef de Partie in ‘The Grange’ and working his way up to Senior Sous Chef of ‘The Brasserie’. It was in ‘The Brasserie’ where Simon emerged as one of South Australia’s hottest young chefs and was promoted to Executive Chef.Read More
Meg Thompson is a qualified naturopath and holistic nutritionist in Melbourne who has a strong background working with wholefoods (this makes her a star in my books). Meg is also a super passionate cook, and an avid blogger spreading the well word through her own piece of online realty, My Wholefood Romance where she aims to inspire and entertain people, sharing knowledge, recipes and the fabulousness of food!Read More
Amy Landry is a former professional dancer, a current yoga teacher, and student of Ayurveda. Amy and I have been bumping into each other online for a couple of years and I had the pleasure of meeting her in person when she recognised my voice across a raw, vegan café in Sydney. I love Amy’s foodie philosophy, and I’m thrilled to share her with you.Read More
Casey McCluskey was one of my very first foodie friends when I entered the online health world in 2010. Casey is a health and life coach, an author, a motivational speaker and co-founder of the Healthy, Hot and Energised Coaching Program, the Get Juicy Cleanse as seen on CBS and Vimergy.com.
Originally from Perth, Casey is now living in the US with her hubby Philip McCluskey (last week’s Foodie Friday).Read More
I sent a message out to the Universe a little while ago that I wanted to feature more healthy guys on my site, and I can’t think of anyone more fitting to take the first Foodie Friday dude of 2013 than Philip McCluskey. His story of health transformation is incredible, and he is one super inspiring guy.Read More
You’ve pledged to be healthy. You’ve pledged to stay away from processed foods. You’re no longer consuming refined sugar. You’re a wellness warrior on a mission to have the cleanest body possible … but gosh darn it, you’re fanging for something to eat to tide you over until the next meal. You need a snack – some kind of comfort food. The voice inside your head is pleading with you to betray your health pledge. “To hell with the clean body”, it’s saying. But you know better. You know that there is a better way. For you know, that being healthy has nothing to do with deprivation. Oh yes, welcome to the world of healthy comfort foods. Let me show you around.Read More