Shop local, buy what’s in season

Buying locally available produce is one of my favourite things to do. It’s the pocket friendly way to do things. I typically wait for produce to be in season and then but then. Imported vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli are expensive, so why not wait till they’re in season? My favourite ‘always in season’ vegetable…

Start with meal planning

Meal planning is super helpful. For me, this doesn’t mean I always know the exact meal I’m going to eat, but I’ve figured out what is needed on my weekly shopping list. Leafy greens Cabbage Carrot Bell peppers Onions Ginger Garlic Proteins – mushrooms, fish, eggs Pineapple Oranges Plantain Potatoes Zucchini Beetroot Seasonal vegetables like…

Healthy eating on a budget, how?

I have had a few conversations with those who think healthy eating is expensive. I understand where the thought comes from, but I also know that eating healthy does not have to be expensive. Part of the problem is that people are not thinking local/what’s easily available. Thinking totally sabotages the fact that local foods…

Childhood memories

My mum loved to bake and cook and she didn’t leave us on these. Once we were old enough to understand what was going on, we were in the kitchen with her. She had a few cook books, a treasure filled with some delightful recipes. I remember our cupcake 🧁 baking days, always a delight…

Mindful Cooking, Mindful Eating

Mindfulness is defined as the state of being conscious or aware of something (Oxford Dictionary). When I cook, I think of all the ingredients/condiments going into the dish being prepared – are they healthy, fresh, do I know what they are made of? I think about the outcome/long-term effect of what I am cooking – will…

Food Love

I was raised by foodies who not only love the taste of food, but also love cooking.