Hello and welcome to A Very Foodly Diary!
My name is Hannah, and these posts relay my adventures in food, because food excites and inspires me.
I actually started A Very Foodly Diary in early 2009 to track my foray into chef TV. This blog has since become the diary of my lifestyle journey.
While my voyage started with homestyle comfort food, and eclectic experiments in chocolate, alcohol and calorific desserts, it took sharp turns when I started my family, got sick in 2009 and grew sicker in 2010. This led to my mindful eating and raw food epiphanies.
I think just about everyone could benefit from incorporating more living foods into their diet but it can be challenging to know where to start. For this reason I ran uncooking classes, workshops and talks through my mindful eating business, A Foodly Affair, until 2014. I have published two ebooks–Love Thy Food, on mindful eating, and Uncooked, a raw food recipe book.
Over time, I find myself getting better and braver at asking questions, and my thoughts on food undergo crystallising moments. Right now:
I believe that each person has a unique foodly philosophy, which you can learn by listening to your body and paying attention to how your food is treating you. I believe that it is important to eat food as whole, organic, unprocessed and sustainable as you can get it–and it is also important to give yourself a break. Be kind. Shared meals taste better and provide more nourishment. Food should taste and look good as well as be good for you, and your food is more valuable to your body if you can enjoy each part of the eating process–from planning, researching, sourcing, preparation and consuming, all the way to cleaning up.
While I no longer run A Foodly Affair, I still eat mindfully, and now I spend most of my time writing creatively.
Enough about me! Enjoy your stay. I hope that you try out a few tips and recipes, and that I’ll see you back here again soon.
Wishing you peace with your food,