About Nourish Every Day
Nourish Every Day grew out of a desire to bring real, minimally-processed, nutritious food into the everyday. Working as a lawyer, surrounded by people living busy, high-stress lifestyles – interested in being healthy, but not spending too long working out what goes with what, and which foods to buy – I saw (and continue to see) the importance of bringing nutrition back to the essentials. Food doesn’t need to be complicated. Shops are crowded full of products labelled ‘organic’, ‘healthy’ and ‘natural’, and far too often, they don’t give you any nutritional bang for your buck. Ditto with the various ‘diets’ and ‘cleanses’ out there.
Food that’s good for you quite often doesn’t have a special label telling you so. I’m all for the fresh veggies, fruit, wholesome proteins and fibre rich grains (well, the gluten free ones, due to an intolerance). Sure I don’t mind playing around with the odd “super food” as I love trying new things. But these are supplementary foods and I believe you can enjoy a healthy balanced meal with simple, natural ingredients.
Using basic, whole food ingredients we can enjoy food that is truly nourishing, every day.
But where to start, then? Nourish Every Day sets you up with information to stock a healthy kitchen (mostly supermarket-accessible!), and shows you how to use your ingredients in an ever-growing collection of easy healthy recipes. You can make many ahead of time and stock them in the freezer so you’re always set up for a nutritious day. I have a big list of all the items I usually stock in my kitchen over on my Every Day Essentials Page. Then, scroll through to check out my Recipe Index for some meal inspiration!
Nourish Every Day’s Food Philosophy
Nourish Every Day is not built on a particular eating style, and it’s definitely NOT about being on any kind of “diet”. I don’t condone any particular way of eating; every human body is different and we have different requirements depending on our age, energy levels, medical conditions, etc. This blog is here to encourage you to try cooking healthy, minimally-processed, food. Everyone who visits will prefer different recipes and end up using them in different ways, I’m sure!
As a starting point, all recipes are gluten free, and I try not to use an excess of sugar in my cooking. Recipes do not use table sugar; treats are sweetened with alternatives like maple syrup, honey, brown rice syrup and stevia. Where possible, recipes will feature variations to suit vegan, vegetarian and/or paleo lifestyles (or, the recipe will naturally just exist that way). Many recipes do draw inspiration from these eating lifestyles because of their emphasis on using a rainbow of vegetables, fruits and unprocessed whole food ingredients.
If you want to get started with a couple of super simple recipes, I recommend trying these:
- Sweet Potato and Broccoli Frittata – a classic that works for brekky, lunch or dinner and is perfect for meal prep!
- Indian Spiced Baked Salmon Fillet – really quick to make, you’ll be ready for a tasty dinner in no time.
- Cinnamon and Ginger Granola – one of my favourite staple granola mixes, making your own is so much better than store bought.
- 5 Ingredient Cashew Butter Freezer Fudge – seriously magically good freezer fudge, you’ve gotta love a no bake dessert!