There is really no need to be a chef to cook and eat healthy.
I come from a traditional cooking family, but I have to say that this way of cooking now is MUCH simpler, more creative. That’s really good news because the goal is to keep things simple, adapt your recipes according to what you have on hand and that way ending up with your own creations!
Recipes that fit YOUR lifestyle
Recipes must foremost suit YOU. My clients like some foods and hate others, often they have various intolerances, they either are comfortable in the kitchen or not at all. They may have 20 or 45 minutes cook their meals – the aim is for you to have a plan that is personalised according to your wants, needs, constraints and objectives and, very importantly, I want your autonomy once I’m out of your life!
Making it all bespoke to you is « my fun ». During cooking coaching sessions, you get to DO the cooking, with my guidance. That really helps you remember the process best and takes the fears out of your head. So far, everyone has ended up being surprised by how easy it actually was to replicate yummy recipes.
« Wow, so easy ! Why did I make a mountain out of it ? It was all in my head ! »
Cook once, eat twice … or three times
Even I don’t fancy cooking everyday. Same with clients generally. So what do we do? We prep. We cook in greater quantity, we eat that once, then a second time the next day or the day after that (we don’t want to get bored with our food!) and we freeze a portion or two for another time.
One ingredient – several recipes
We love those indispensable basics: we cook more quinoa so we can make yummy mixed salads for lunch or as an accompaniment to our chili. In a sweetened version we heat it up with a bit of plant-based milk or add a little to our chia pudding to make it even more complete and filling.
And did you know you could freeze cooked quinoa, rice or lentils up to two months with no problem? So handy.
As a flexitarian when I roast a full chicken, it will serve us for about three meals plus I use the carcass to make broth and soup. Either I do it on the spot or I bag it up and freeze it for another time. A mug of broth at the beginning of a meal or as a morning or afternoon drink just feels so soothing and nourishing. And it’s one of the best things if you want to heal leaky gut.
Bread if we fancy!
Whether it’s my gluten-free quinoa bread, the red lentil bread or the avocado and quinoa based buns, you slice them and freeze them in a freeze zip bag so that they are ready to put in the toaster when you fancy a slice. It’s a life-changer! That means guilt-free avocado toast, or you may want to serve it with delicious sugar-free red fruit chia jam, with high quality butter or ghee or some nut butter. All recipes are high nutrition, easily digestible and so tasty.
« In the end, it’s so much easier than I thought ! »
My recipes are all simple, healthy and tasty
They have to tick those three conditions and that’s non-negotiable. Food is one of the pleasures of life AND it is fuel too. If you are like me, you’ll want to really enjoy your meals AND feel vital and energised afterwards.
So, I have plenty of recipes that can be done – with eyes closed – and when there is little time to spare of you have a famished family on hand. It only takes a little organisation: dried herbs are full of good stuff so we always have some in cupboards. When we have a chance to buy big bunches of fresh herbs – parsley, coriander, basil etc – we make some zingy chimichurri sauce – it will give extra flavour and alkalising nutrition to various dishes – be the sauce for courgetti or lentil based pasta, a great marinade to a piece of fish or chicken, added to vinaigrette, a soup or a homemade humus or with a few cashew nuts will transform into a great veggie pesto. The great news is that it takes three minutes to make in a blender or Nutribullet and keeps for a good ten days in the fridge as long as it is covered with a layer of olive oil on top.
My next workshop at LULU LEMON’s boutique
I am super excited to be holding a workshop at the Lulu Lemon boutique Place St Sulpice. Around a sampling of delicious and healthy brunch, I’ll be talking about the indispensable ingredients for glowing skin.
It’s free and you may be the lucky winner of a special beauty experience : my lift and sculpt facial – 60 minutes of bliss thanks to the succession of shiatsu massage.
Need help to achieve your health goals?
IF you are confused with all the information on health out there and haven’t been able to find what works for YOU, don’t despair. I have been through that when sorting my skin out moons ago and it’s so demotivating. Why don’t you book a discovery session? It’s free. We’ll talk about what you’ve tried, how you’d like to feel and I will explain my made-to-measure approach. It’s all about taking small steps, one after the other so you get to feel the difference in your body, not just the head. That’s what works J.
To your feeling and looking amazing naturally this autumn !