My food philosophy
There are several things that effect the way I eat and shop for produce. While not always easy to live by, especially in today’s society, my food philosophy centres around these key ideals:
- My meal plans are focused on fresh, local, seasonal produce (and I live in Australia in case you’re wondering)
- If it’s not something I could grow, produce, or make myself (if I had the time and dedication!) it’s not worth eating
- I hate chemicals – they have no place in my diet
- I hate waste.
In a nutshell, I guess my food philosophy is about supporting natural and sustainable food practices and eating for health as well as enjoyment.
About my meal plans
- My meal plans are 100% refined sugar-free (most of the time – hey, I’m only human!)
- My meal plans consist of fresh and seasonal produce, plenty of meat and vegetables, full-fat dairy, eggs, nuts and seeds, some fruit, and minimal carbohydrates (only because most carbs tend to be heavily processed)
- You can choose to follow them as is, adjust them for your families, or just pop in to see if they come with links to any new recipes (be notified each time I post something new by hitting the ‘Subscribe’ button on the top right of this page)
- I try to plan my weekly meals because it is more cost-effective, less time consuming, and a good routine to get into the habit of. However, much of the time I find myself staring at the contents of my fridge and thinking ‘what am I going to cook for dinner tonight?’ So if you wonder why some meals seem a little weird, that’s why!
- To make it a little easier for you to follow, I also supply a weekly shopping list (it won’t contain quantities, as I think that will depend on how many people you’re cooking for)
- Meal plans and shopping lists help set your intentions to eat well and also help keep you accountable in reducing my food waste.