PRIVATE CHEF

I arrived in Sri Lanka on the 1st of November 2019 to be a private chef for 3 Polish families with kids! After traveling for weeks without any time in the kitchen, it took a couple hours to get my bearings straight! Its very important for me to sit down with my clients and create a menu based around their favourite fruits and vegetables and most importantly their favourite flavors.

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TIGER TOPS MENU DESIGN

On the 1st of September, I flew to Nepal and the adventure into the Chitwan mountain began! After 2 planes, a 7 hour bus and a 4×4 jeep safari, I landed in a luscious forrest surrounded by 12 majestical Elephants. Tiger Tops is the first operation in Nepal to provide a truly ethical elephant experience. They promote conservation awareness and aim to have the least possible impact on the surrounding environment. Not only are they a pioneer of sustainable tourism, they also engage with the local Ammaltari community by providing jobs at the lodge and funding their own Tiger tops Pre school. They provide over 130 students with uniforms, school supplies and education as well as providing teacher salaries.

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PLASTIC FREE KITCHEN

PLASTIC FREE KITCHEN INITIATIVE

We can all agree, that no matter who you are or what you do, we always somehow manage to have extra plastic in the kitchen. I feel as if we live in a society that is constantly telling us we need moreā€¦Most items always have hidden little single use pieces of plastic. Individual pieces of fruit or vegetables come packaged in plastic, even plastic brushes are still wrapped in extra plastic!! The kitchen is a minefield of potential excess plastic, that often goes unnoticed. This blog post is about becoming aware of what we purchase and how to reduce the amount of unnecessary plastic we throw away!

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BASIL + SEED DIP

Fresh basil and sunflower seed dip

The sunflower seed is the fruit of the sunflower! It is on the “Worlds healthiest food list” supplying us with significant amounts of magnesium and selenium. Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, which is the body’s primary fat-soluble antioxidant. Vitamin E travels throughout the body destroying free radicals which also helps with reducing inflammation! They are gut-friendly too as they are very easy to digest and the natural oils they contain, lubricate the gut. As they are high in protein and low in net carbohydrates, they are a power-house food for plant-based diets. Below is my recipe for a sunflower seed dip with fresh basil! You can replace the basil with any preferred herb like coriander, parsley, rocket or mint!READ MORE

HOW TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION

A spike of insulin results in a burst of inflammation throughout the body. Inflamation leads to the activation of free radicals (damaging chemicals. To prevent free radical damage the body has a defense system of antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules which can safely interact with free radicals and prevent further damaged.

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