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
I’m pressing the ‘pause’ button on Foodie Friday this week because I made dinner the other night and my creation was so good that I felt it warranted the interruption. This dish was a major experiment, in which I threw all of the flavours I was craving into a pot and mixed them all together. The result threw my tastebuds a soiree.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
Many people think they have to give up noodles when they start eating healthy, but that’s not the case in our book. Especially when you can have noodles made from such genius culinary elements as zucchini and sea veggies.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
I’m so excited to have the lovely Lisa Mitchell as my very first Foodie Friday of 2013. Lisa and I started chatting a few months ago after she gave me and my website a shout out to her Twitter and Facebook followers. From this virtual meeting I discovered that Lisa is so much more than the talented folk-pop singer/songwriter I knew her to be. She is also deeply spiritual, very wise, and a passionate healthy foodie!Read More