Dietitian, food lover and passionate cook.
“There is no sincerer love than the love of food” George Bernard Shaw
Hi, I’m Caroline. I love food, cooking, eating and I’m passionate about getting people to cook with and eat more plant based foods.
I’m an ex-cafe owner who now works as a dietitian/nutritionist and I run cooking classes in Sydney.
I have also authored two fabulous cookbooks that explain how to cook with and eat more plant based foods. Why? Because population studies and research have overwhelmingly shown that this is the healthiest way to eat – for us, and our planet!
And this is my favourite quote….
“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants” Michael Pollan
My life experience includes:
– running a very busy and successful cafe and catering business for more than 12 years
– studying naturopathy
– training as a dietitian at Monash University (one of the top 5 unis in Australia and ranked in the top 50 universities globally)
– working as a dietitian for more than 12 years
– health coach training with IIN (Institute of Integrative Nutrition)
– eating psychology coach training with The Institute for the Psychology of Eating
– many of life’s other challenges…
More about my cooking experience and cooking classes…
In my 20-30’s, I ran a very successful cafe and catering business in Melbourne, where I was also head cook. This has influenced the way in which I cook and my business name…. ‘Healthy Home Cafe’!
I use this experience combined with my nutrition education and knowledge to run fun, interesting and informative cooking classes in the Inner West in Sydney using easy, replicable healthy recipes for every day use.
I don’t so much teach people how to cook (although i have been told I provide lots of practical tips!), but rather how to quickly and easily prepare delicious, nutritious food and use food as medicine. They are fantastic and very popular classes and I love inspiring people and showing them how easy this concept is to apply.
This website includes a collection of my recipes as I cook them. My recipes are not only delicious, but most are also quick and easy to prepare using everyday ingredients. I want to help empower those interested in caring for their own and their family’s health, and help them do so simply.
Together with quick tips and helpful hints, I hope my blog will inspire you to think of healthy eating in a new way.
Overall, I want to show you just how easy it is and how delicious it can be to eat well, and that you can be healthy, happy and in fantastic shape, no matter how busy your life is.
Of course you can always come along to one of my fun classes if you would like to learn more 🙂
My practice and non-dieting approach to eating well…
When I’m not cooking, running cooking classes or eating I work in private practice, where I help clients improve their health. I have a personal interest in insulin resistance, diabetes, food intolerances, irritable bowel syndrome and a non-dieting approach to weight management. I also aim to cut through all the confusion and mixed messages out there when it comes to food and health.
I love my role as a dietitian as I get to talk all day about food with my clients and spend the rest of my time either researching about food, thinking about food, eating food or planning my next meal!
Eating well is vital for me, not only so I can practice what I preach, but also because I recognise that I feel and perform at my best in all aspects of my life when supported by a healthy intake.
My key approach is balance. I believe in occasional and moderated indulgences. The rest of the time, the food we eat daily needs to be delicious, flavour packed and nutritious.
Diets encourage feelings of deprivation and often hunger. Plus studies show (and see this all the time in my practice) that they actually help people to gain weight.
I don’t believe in deprivation when it comes to food, I believe in a healthy balance.
After all it’s what you do consistently and every day that has the biggest impact on your health and how you feel.