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Four Plates

My food journey began when I had my first child, Tate. Being a new mother, everything had to be fresh and healthy and, in the process, I started cleaning up my diet also. I was the fussiest eater in my childhood (and my mum would vouch for this) so it seemed unbelievable to everybody who knew me that I started cooking and really experimenting with flavours and complicated techniques.

I have really blossomed since the birth of my second child, Harper, and we live by my 80/20 rule, 80% red wine….just kidding… 80% fresh, clean food and 20% for naughtiness. I have also become a bit of a fitness junkie and I visit the gym 4 times a week – fitness and healthy food go hand-in-hand for me. My focus is on simple, healthy cooking and sometimes pushing my techniques to a new level.

Everyone has a budget for food, and therefore I always try to buy what’s on special. I shop for fruit and veggies at least 1-2 times a week, and protein once or twice every 2 weeks. I freeze practically everything, labelling and portioning as I go. I could not survive without my deep freeze. 80 % of what I cook can be frozen which frees up my time.

My pantry is always stocked with staples and a large array of spices needed to create many dishes. Just counted my spices today – about 50! Why do I need that many? I probably don’t, but some random recipe will require it and the flavour will change without it. Most of my spices only cost around $1 a packet, so are not a big outlay if you build up slowly.
My style of cooking is quite asian (to my husbands dismay, he’s a meat and 3 veg) as I find that cuisine so fresh, full of flavour and quite healthy.
I don’t follow any specific diet and I have no allergies, I just like to explore all the amazing recipes and ways of eating out there.

Anyway, enjoy my blog, start cooking and I hope to inspire you with my food journey!!

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  1. Hey there! Thanks for following my blog as this has led me to yours! I love your recipes and love love love your photography as well! Looking forward to following your cooking adventures ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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    1. Thanks! I’m very new to this whole scene. I’m finding it hard to find other food blogs. If you have any pointers for me, It would be greatly appreciated. Cant wait to try your whole snapper dish, looks delicious.Love your photography also. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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