Hello and welcome to A Very Foodly Diary!
I’m Hannah, and I started this blog in 2009 as a way to record my homestyle recipes, foodly experiments, and short-lived MasterChef experience. This morphed into something else entirely when sickness drew me to a more healthful, mindful way of living — which is when I wrote Love Thy Food.
Powered by what I was learning in life and food, I founded and ran A Foodly Affair, my mindful eating business from 2010-2015.
Towards the end of A Foodly Affair’s time, I started to share more about kids’ foods and gourmet treats, and I also published Uncooked, to give others the chance to access my cooking class-tested raw recipes for less than the cost of a cup of takeaway coffee in Perth (my home city).
Now it’s 2018, and I spend most of my time nurturing little people and projects, and writing fiction. While A Very Foodly Diary has become a more sporadic blog, I hold the same foodly philosophy close:
I believe each person has a unique relationship with food, which you can learn by listening to your body and paying attention to how your food is treating you. I believe it is important to take your 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 after.
It is an honour to see you here. Please feel free to explore, leave a comment, or sign up for updates.
Wishing you peace with your food,
PS. Should I include a disclaimer here? If so, it would be that I am an individual who asks my own questions until I get the answers that satisfy me at that time. My answers may be unsatisfactory for you, and I may disappoint you: that’s okay. I encourage you to compare and contrast, look elsewhere with an inquiring mind. We each have our own path to tread.
This blog does not comprise medical or nutritional advice: it is my personal journal and just a part of my life’s journey. I am excited to share, in case it helps you on your journey too.
PPS. During June 2018, I am completing a wholesale check and removal/fix for over 1,000 broken links (either dead or pointing to the wrong place). I haven’t created separate addenda for affected posts because I am finding just about every post is affected.