a bit about me…

This blog is about My Food Religion, making healthy meals that taste delicious! Healthy does NOT have to equal bland. I love to cook nutritious, wholesome food that is preservative, additive and artificial everything free. I prefer to use ingredients that are as close to their natural state as possible and have been through minimal processing.

I am not vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, fat-free, carb-free or any other food "denomination" in its entirety. I take what I like from different food approaches and recipes and adapt it to suit what make me (and my husband- his body is a 'temple' ;)) feel good.

The thing with food and nutrition is, everyone's body responds differently to different macro and micro-nutrients... You can't "broad brush" nutrition which is why so many "diets" fail, they are not one size fits all. Our digestive and physiological make-up are a direct result of a life-time of conditioning: How many meals/day are you used to consuming, how large or small are your portions, have you consumed predominately carbs, proteins or fats throughout your 'eating life'? ?

I love healthy food and I love to experiment with food. I hope you enjoy following me on this food journey, I am sure there will some "MasterChef" moments, as well as some "DisasterChef" ones (no comment required Dad!), so come along for the ride!
So who am I? Well, in terms of my qualifications in food, I have none apart from the fact that I love to cook it and eat it! I have done my certificate IV in Fitness and teach boxing classes and the occasional bootcamp. I have done a lot of research into nutrition and various 'food religions' and love to learn about food, how our body's process it and respond to it. My very clever husband is a man of many talents and in a past life he was a personal trainer, as well as a lecturer on physiology, fitness and nutrition. He is a wealth of information for me and hopefully you too. He is also an avid photographer and manages to turn what often does not look that impressive, into something pretty special.

Disclaimer- The Information presented on myfoodreligion.com along with Facebook, Pinterest and other social sites is for educational and informational purposes only. None of the information presented on myfoodreligion.com is intended to treat, diagnose or treat any medical or nutritional illness. Nor is it intended to provide nutritional or medical advice. If you are unsure about anything you have read please see your health care professional. If you are unsure if any of the recipes or foods presented are right for you please see your health care practitioner.

43 thoughts on “a bit about me…

  1. Angie Plews says:

    Great stuff, Shanny! It’s about time!
    xx

  2. kaza says:

    Such a fab idea lovely!! your like so
    Awsome!!!!

  3. Andy says:

    i have been enjoying your devine recipes for years and now you get to share them with the world! Perfect x

  4. Lisa Plumb says:

    Lets get you on your own cooking show, television will LOVE you! xx

  5. Tracey says:

    Well done Shan!! I will be trying some of your delicious recipes! :) x

  6. Margaret says:

    Wow Shan this is an awesome idea, yes to a TV show!!!

  7. Liz says:

    So amazing! Watch this space grow to delicious success !

  8. Josh says:

    Nicely done Scooper! All on your lonesome too, very impressed, will be coming to you for IT soon…

  9. Hannah says:

    Brilliant Shan!!! So impressed….

  10. tmayeux20 says:

    I really enjoy your Blog! I like how your not tied to a “type” of diet, just good healthy food. I tell most people, if you have to pick it out, and cook it yourself, then it was probably a good choice…just shop from the store walls and avoid the center.

  11. Thanks for checking out my blog tmayeux20. That is a great philosophy you have, I object to “diets” in general, too many rules, just makes me want to break them ;)

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a great site here and a lovely mum.

  13. Awww shucks! Thanks @at350degrees! That is lovely!

  14. Sophie33 says:

    You have a very Cool blog & tasty recipes! Thanks for stopping by my blog so that I could discover yours! ;)

  15. Awww thank you @sophie33, I love discovering new blogs, especially of people as passionate about food (and eating) as me. Your blog is fabulous!

  16. Pip Mckendrick says:

    Fantastic as a naturopath I’m all for good natural simple and nutritious food

  17. Thanks Pip, I totally agree! It’s really not that hard! Thanks for stopping by the blog :)

  18. Hi there! I’ve nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award! I love your blog and all your amazing recipes you share. You can see the nomination here!
    http://thehealthyflavor.com/2012/09/09/award-thank-yous/

  19. Awwww thank you The Healthy Flavor! That is so lovely! Thanks so much for following the blog :)

  20. Your welcome! I’m enjoying your blog very much! You can check it out and see I’ve referred people to see your wonderful blog! I need to make that broccoli soup really soon :)

  21. Aw really? You are a legend! Thanks so much!

  22. Joanna says:

    So excited to find this awesome blog your recipes all look amazing i cant wait to try them all.

  23. Thank you Joanna and thanks so much for stopping by the blog :) Hope you enjoy cooking these things as much as I enjoyed eating them!

  24. Jasmyn says:

    Shan and Trav you’re amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. You truly are inspiring. I have loved everything I’ve cooked so far and have made far healthier choices since reading your blog. Shan my partner Brad is in love with your mini carrot cakes
    !

  25. Awww Jasmyn, thank you! You are too sweet. Trav loves those carrot cakes too ;) Good on you for making some healthier changes xx

  26. symanthaanne says:

    This is AWESOME!!! I have been looking for you for ages….well your blog anyway. Can’t wait to try some wonderful recipes. Have a great festive season and a good start to the new year. :)

  27. Thank you! And thank you so much for stopping by the blog! Have a wonderful Christmas & New Year xx

  28. veghotpot says:

    Hellooo, I have ‘nom’inated you for the “Reality Blog Award”. Love your blog you can see the post here – http://veghotpot.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/blogger-awards-thank-yous-and-nominations/ :) No pressure to take part! Just passing on the love x

  29. Aw thanks honey. I appreciate that very much xx Hope you are well?

  30. veghotpot says:

    Very well thank you! :) just been on a bit of a detox after too much easter chocolate hehe. Hope you’re good too! X

  31. Yes all good here. I hear you about Easter! ;)

  32. nurulthecook says:

    Love it!! Just discovered your blog and your ‘about me’ could be coming from me!! Thanks for sharing!! :-)

  33. Oh really!! I am pleased you can relate! I just checked out yor blog- the food looks devine!!

  34. Hey! Been following you on Instagram & loving your food pics! Finally had time to check the blog – love your philosophy :)

  35. Oh thank you so much!!

  36. Emma Polette says:

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for a “Very Inspiring Blogger” award. Check it out at:http://wp.me/p2X8K3-CN

  37. Oh thank you! That is so sweet!

  38. Laura says:

    New website looks great!
    It’s so easy to navigate as well.
    Great job :)

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