Real Food

Real Food & Recipes

When I first left home to go to university, I couldn’t cook a thing. I literally didn’t know how to cook pasta. That’s a very different story to today, when I know how to make most things from scratch.

Cooking is a skill that I’d recommend to everybody. We eat three meals a day, every day! That doesn’t mean it needs to be complicated, fancy, time-consuming, or expensive. In fact, it generally isn’t.

Before I gave up plastic in 2012, I assumed many things were difficult to make, simply because I always bought them… and so did everybody else. Shopping without packaging made me explore whether I could make these things myself. In most cases, the answer was yes – and very simply.

I encourage everybody to eat more real food. Actual ingredients. Plenty of fruit and vegetables. Whole foods. The recipes I share are simple and easy to replicate, and I’m able to buy the ingredients without packaging (hopefully you can too, although it might depend on where you live).

Today I eat a plant-based diet. That means I prefer to eat fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts and pulses. I’ve been a meat-eater, pescatarian, and a vegetarian. Whilst the recipes I share today are dairy- and egg-free, that wasn’t always the case. Everyone is on their own journey, and you won’t any find judgement here. Just good food ;)