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.
During this time, I started A Foodly Affair, the mindful eating business I ran 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).
In 2018, I spend most of my time writing. While A Very Foodly Diary has become a more sporadic blog of my further adventures in food, I hold the same foodly philosophy I did during my A Foodly Affair days:
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 afterwards.
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,