Love on a plate; that’s what I believe serving up good food is all about! Thank you for visiting my site, and I’d like to share a little about my health and foodie journey.
I was raised on a farm in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and have fond memories of learning to cook from my mother, standing tiptoed on a stool pulled up to the huge farmhouse kitchen table. Cooking was always a favorite pastime; however I was not to be a professional foodie until many years later. I went on to study the arts and worked as a textile artist and fashion buyer, this diverse background in the arts and fashion, fuels my creative passion for beautiful food.
My culinary skills were put to the test when I followed my spirit of adventure and sailed to the Caribbean from Cape Town, South Africa on board a 54ft yacht with no real sailing experience! A love for the ocean and good food connected and soon I found myself cooking onboard much larger mega-yachts. I became a professional chef, and studied the art of French boulangerie, patisserie and cuisine at the ‘Ecole des Arts Culinaires’ in Lyon, France, as well as other short courses to gain inspiration and technique. My passion for healthy food is influenced by global culinary trends experienced on my travels.
While sailing the blue seas and catering to an elite, high profile clientele, being up-to-date with all the latest diets and food trends, I began to make the powerful connection between good health and correct nutrition. At the time I was suffering serious health challenges, and began to research nutritional therapy as an alternative to medication. Having seen a vast improvement in my own health and well being through a whole food diet, I returned to South Africaand established my company ‘Pure Living’, exclusively distributing the Garden of Life range of products and assisting individuals in their health journey.
I had the opportunity to appear with Jordan Rubin, founder of Garden of Life in eight cooking segments on his TBN show ‘Extraordinary Health’, what an amazing experience! I also contributed many recipes to his book ‘Perfect Weight America’.
In 2007 I gave up my company in South Africa and relocated to the United States. I was blessed to become a Mom, and I spent some time with a home based business, and then went on to further my studies in nutrition with the Nutritional Therapy Association.
I am now a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, the training has brought valuable knowledge and insights to holistic healing, I believe that most health problems can be avoided, diminished or eliminated through a nutrient rich program. I am located in Fort Mill, SC just over the state line from Charlotte NC, I am available for Nutritional Therapy consulations and nutrition and cooking classes.
With ‘Taste of Healing’ I have the tools to guide you on every step of your journey to optimal wellness, and with delicious nourishing food, healing never tasted this good!