Here’s the thing: It could be wholefood, biodynamic, organic, paleo, gaps, fodmaps, low carb, vegan, or European traditional – the thing that unites all of these foodists, is that all the food is real. It’s all about the food that makes you as a person feel well, revitalised and fabulous, and everybody is different. So many different schools of thought and interpretations on the literature – I like to focus on at the very least, ditching the ‘packet palava’ and keeping things real.
In this part of my blog, I celebrate what i like to call Real Food Rockstars with a little interview. The gorgeous Lee Holmes is my inaugural Real Food Rockstar. A trail blazer in the world of Superfoods, creating a following of thousands with her delicious, highly nourishing & creative recipes she shares and publishes. Lee had a massive food awakening, after modern medicine pretty much kicked her to the curb trying to fix her fibromalgia with relentless amounts of drugs and crappy hospital food to absolutely no avail! She said Buh-bye and went on an inspiring journey of recovery through food and you must check out her incredible blog and community over at http://www.superchargedfood.com/
Here’s what Lee had to say to my 5 lil’ Qs…
- Dessert Island. 3 ingredients… What are they? I would take Bait for catching fish, a chicken to lay eggs and spinach.
- What’s your no 1. tip for the busy modern life and staying ‘real’ when it comes to food? To try and eat at wholesomely as possible, even with time constraints, it only takes 15 mins to whip up a nutrient rich stir fry or soup if you prepare the ingredients beforehand. I chop all of my vegetables up on Sundays and then through the week I have everything ready and on hand to make quick meals that are fresh and delicious. I also stockpile and cook on the weekend so I can eat from the freezer during the week. I have learnt that cooking with fresh wholefood ingredients makes you feel so good and gives you more energy and vitality and that for me it is worth taking the time to invest in my health and wellbeing.
- Is there anything trashy you ate in your old life that you will always miss – just a little bit? I kind of miss crispy peking duck pancakes I am going to try and come up with a healthy version.
- You teach people through your recipes and wellness approach: What is your favourite feeling you get in your day to day work with Supercharged food? I like the feeling of accomplishment and happiness when someone makes a recipe and their whole family enjoys it and they feel good afterwards.
- What’s on the menu at home tonight? I am making quinoa risotto with tomato, basil, lemon and hazelnuts the recipe is here. http://supercharged1.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/quinoa-risotto-with-tomato-basil-lemon-hazelnuts/ For dessert we are having home-made dairy and sugar-free cashew nut chocolate here’s a pic!