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About my recipes

Recipes to inspire

The recipes at Well Nourished have been created to inspire you to create healthy, nourishing and delicious meals simply and quickly.  The basic whole food ingredients heal and nourish your body in a way only ‘real’ food can.  If you feel you ‘don’t have time to prepare healthy meals,’ I would ask if you to consider if you have the time to be unwell?  I know I don’t.

Cooking whole food meals does not mean endless hours in the kitchen, although it will involve some forethought and organisation.  I personally have a routine to keep my pantry well stocked to minimise the time I spend shopping.  I prepare many meals in bulk (to freeze for those days that escape me) and I often double up for lunches.  For example, if I’m cooking a roast for dinner, I’ll cook two chickens – one for dinner and another for the weeks lunches (meat and salad, fresh spring rolls, sushi, sandwiches).  If I’m steaming vegetables, I’ll often have eggs for the following days lunch boiling in the pot below the steamer.

There are so many things you can do to prepare extra food that doesn’t require a whole lot of extra time in the kitchen.  I will share the ways I minimise food and time waste with each of my recipes.

 

Recipe categories

I have categorised each recipe into breakfast, lunch box, meals, salads and snacks.  However, it is merely cultural conditioning – a ritual dictated by history that determines what we eat and the order in which we eat it.  Any meal, salad or breakfast can also double as a snack.  Leftover dinners can fill lunch boxes.  So, if you feel like muesli for afternoon tea, or leftover spaghetti bolognese for breakfast, then go for it.

 

Recipe Format

The recipes are formatted with many ‘options’ and ‘variations’ for either omitting or interchanging  ingredients.  The reason I have structured the recipes this way is:

  1. To demonstrate the flexibility within a recipe. With the exception of baking, cooking is not an exact science.  Well Nourished recipes allow you to be creative and once you have gained confidence in the kitchen, you should be able to combine a group of flavours without following a recipe.
  2. To allow for dietary restrictions and food aversions.  I try to give options for dairy, wheat, gluten, nut and fructose free dishes where possible.  If you have dietary restrictions or really dislike certain foods, then choose the alternative that suits you best.  Also, if you don’t have a certain ingredient in your pantry, chances are you can still create the dish by either omitting or replacing the missing ingredient.
  3. So you can choose to make a very simple meal with only a few ingredients, or build flavour and most importantly nourishment with a few more ingredients and a little extra effort.

Also, look out for time saving, storage or nutritional tips in each  recipe.

Remember, the recipe is just a guideline, a source of inspiration.  Experiment!  Enjoy creating your own deliciousness and nourishing your family with delicious SLOW (seasonal, local, organic, whole) foods.

 

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Kind words…

“I downloaded your ebooks after hearing you speak at the Health and Wellness Summit in Melbourne. Love them, life changing… Don’t stop! Thank you for getting the whole food message out there, I certainly heard it.” Melanie

“I love your ebooks, I have all three of them now and they are now my only go to receipe books. They are simple, wholesome and taste great. THANK YOU!!! I have spent alot of money on courses about healthy eating and recipe books but your books have covered it all and my little man enjoys the snacks etc. Wish I would have found you earlier “. Brooke

“I just want to say a huge thank you for your amazing website and information. I’ve never liked cooking and never got excited by my ‘healthy’ cooking. My husband is even worse and if he could, he would just eat beacon and eggs every morning and steak every night. He hardly ate any veggies. Since I found your website I have gone through almost every recipe. My husband is loving every meal as well – even meat free Monday, and he’s taking left-overs to work for lunch (honestly, who thought that could be so hard?!)” Rose

“You have truly helped me and my family to lead a healthier lifestyle. I’ve been referring to your page every few days, very inspiring, so thank you!” Emily

“Thank you very much for your awesome website & facebook page posts, you have motivated & inspired me heaps!” Fiona

“Just discovered your site 3 weeks ago, its been a great help with kids lunches for back to school, thanks so much!” Ange

“What a fantastic blog filled with so many great recipes and information!” Carla

“I just wanted to let you know that you have absolutely inspired me to a better way of eating, I’ve been making my shopping lists based on recipes you’ve shared and am educating my kids with the reasons behind different foods and why they are good etc! This page has become my little bible hehe! Thank you so much for all the detail you give. It’s absolutely wonderful!” Sky

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