If you have read My Story, you will understand where my passion for food came from. However, if I’m not cooking, you’ll probably find me snuggled up on the sofa engrossed in a cook book or uploading photos of my finished work to Instagram to show all of you. Or if I’m not doing that, I’m probably searching for new and exciting restaurants to feast in or sharing a delicious meal with family friends around the kitchen table (just thinking about that makes my stomach rumble!). I have an absolute love for all things food related and I pride myself in the fact that all my recipes are gluten-free with limited or no dairy or refined sugars.
In 2008 I set up a business called Cook with Lisa to teach adults and children alike how to eat and cook mindfully but really enjoy food at the same time. I now run cookery lessons in the comforts of your own home. I love inspiring people to cook home cooked food and to have a better relationship with food itself and it is through these intimate sessions that I am able to encourage the importance of mindful eating – please click here to find out more.
Releasing my cookbook, My Relationship with Food, was a follow-on from this. It is filled with over 100 delicious, nourishing and seasonal recipes; all gluten-free and with minimal use of dairy and refined sugars. I self-published my cookbook because my story is personal and I wanted the book to reflect this.
Since publishing this book I have moved My Relationship with Food further afield. I work with various blue-chip companies, offering them healthy alternatives to traditional offerings and advising them how to eat mindfully in the workplace. This led me on the path of setting up my Lisa’s Pantry pop up restaurant which allowed me to offer healthy meals to a number of city banks.
Overall, the My Relationship with Food ethos is to eat what nourishes your body, do what nourishes your soul and think what nourishes your mind. We cannot control everything in our lives but we can control what we put inside our bodies and how we feel as a result of that. Eating mindfully doesn’t mean working towards a certain body shape or size, it’s about caring about the overall health of your body. What’s on the outside doesn’t matter, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.