Welcome to Melt Kitchen, and I am deeply grateful that you have taken the time to find this blog. I am here to guide, share and connect building blocks of food and nutrition to support a great renovation of your health. To eat well and live well is this blog’s mantra. To be fitter and faster with food as the main support crew is the name of the game!
If you have ever had times where you felt low in energy, sluggish, have needed to return to wellness after an illness or simply wanted to eat better because you know you deserve to feel more sparkle in your life, then you belong here.
As a constant cook and dynamic mother of two boys, I am all about showing you nutrition hacks and simple solutions to kick-start your health and wellbeing, so that as quickly as possible we can bring back your vibrancy and joie de vivre! We’ll also be making sure that this has a great knock-on effect on your family, to make you all a vibrant, dynamic bunch.
I want to share with you lots of fabulous, incredibly delicious recipes, all of which will have your family salivating as soon as they walk into your aroma-filled kitchen (because we want to get that salivary enzyme amylase happening as quickly as possible for great digestion from start to finish – whoops, I digress!). I also intend for all the recipes to be quick, simple and super-easy to create at home, as I am very aware that the precious time we have to cook can frequently be surrounded by rushing times and timetables.
Let’s face it, there are too many days to mention when we don’t have an hour or more to cook, and sometimes that window of time can feel like mere minutes. What if we don’t have to make time a hindrance, and can still create a delicious and nutritious meal at the end of the day? How will we feel if we have put together a meal that has everybody wanting more and is still a powerhouse of nutrition and good energy, so everyone feels amazing and at optimum health?
The good news is I believe there is an easy way to achieve this.
And to achieve this I love that I get to talk about FOOD. I want that food to serve our extraordinary, miraculous bodies as well as possible (think for a moment what our human body achieves every day with its organs, systems, mechanisms and structures!). I believe in everyone fuelling their body in the best way, and I especially love Michael Pollan’s quote “Culture, when it comes to food, is of course a fancy word for your mom.” So yes, us Mums/Moms are amazing, and what better way to celebrate our ability to guide the culture and community of our families than through the ritual of gathering around good food. Let’s guide and revitalise from the start! Let’s build that food architecture!
My personal relationship with food, however, hasn’t always been so nutrient-focused. My journey has included years of battling weight, both up and down, immune system issues, IBS and also PCOS, which caused the very emotional journey of struggling to fall pregnant. I have experienced first hand the harmful effects of conventional processed food, with some pretty weighty side effects as my gut struggled to absorb any good nutrients. For me personally it has been a long road to detox and wellness. I have had to start from scratch in understanding not only how to cook with wholefoods, but also how much of a game-changer they can be in our daily lives. Along the way I have discovered how important it is to take responsibility for my own wellness, and have learnt so much through my years of delving and research! I now love my healthy emotional connection to food and nourishment, and want to share how this can be joyfully achieved.
Fast-track to today, and my wellness journey has jumped forward in leaps and bounds to see me now study full-time Nutritional Medicine – I am so excited to be diving into the deep end of the wellness world, health, nourishment and good food!
My intent is to share with you as many nutritional gems as possible, for I truly believe that good food can reignite everyone’s glow. I can’t wait for you to enjoy finding out about simple solutions to optimum health, all part of the scaffolding that will see your inner sparkle being reignited.
Because…. Happy gut, happy life J
OK – time for everyone to shine bright – let’s do this!