To continue our foodie series (read the first post here), I’m absolutely over the moon to introduce beautiful Rachel from Niyama Naturopathic to you today.
Visiting Rachel’s blog makes you feel immediately calm and centred, which is often quite rare to find on the internet these days. Her recipes are oozing with nutrition and goodness, while being delicious and easy for the body to digest. I particularly love her incredible range of downloads- gluten-free factsheets, good fats and bad fats, a meal planner, you name it. Rachel is so generous with her knowledge and it’s a pleasure to welcome her here today.
Hop on over to her website and say hey! (Can’t wait for you to release your natural skin products my love!)
1) Tell us a little bit about yourself, your website and the vision behind it
I am a naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist, which means that I help people find the root cause of their illness and treat it from the cause. Having said that, I also help a lot of people who are not sick, but just need some direction on their journey to wellness. On a personal note, I am a mother of 4 and 6 year old girls, who are high energy and keep me very busy. We live near the ocean and find that the salt, sun and sand is an integral part of our lives.
2) What does being creative in the kitchen mean to you?
My eldest daughter has had a lifelong history of digestive complaints. Success in the kitchen for me is creating a healthy meal or snack that is balanced in protein, fat and carbohydrate, and most importantly, gets the thumbs up from her. The past 12 months I have really moved towards a traditional kitchen, where I am getting creative with making foods from scratch such as yoghurts, sauerkrauts, nut milks, jams etc.
My true creativity in the kitchen isn’t from food, its from the natural skin care products that I love to make. The products I make are so much like food, they are all made from raw ingredients and are blended together to make amazing textures and aromas.
3) What are your go-to foods or drinks when you’re not feeling your best? How does food give you energy?
Simple lemon and ginger tea is such a warming tea when I am not feeling well. Also, I love to poach some chicken and vegetables in home made bone broth if I am a little under the weather. Chicken soup for the soul is so true! At the moment for energy I am loving a drink that I am making with mineral water, apple cider vinegar, fresh lime and stevia. It is so refreshing, alkalising and energising, not to mention it tastes amazing.
4) Are you a sweet or savoury person?
Oh, both are so good!
5) Juices or smoothies?
That’s a tough one! I guess I do make a smoothie of some form most mornings, so I would have to pick smoothie.
6) If I could tell everybody one thing, it’d be…
Eat like you great grandmother did.
7) One of my favourite recipes from my website is:
Raspberry Banana Chia Bread (click here for the recipe). It is so moist and delicious, plus it is versatile so that you can change the ingredients around to mix up the flavour. (Can’t argue with you there my love- wow!)
Rachel Hulme is a naturopath, herbalist, nutritionist and iridologist, and is passionate about helping woman to feel good.
Rachel is the creator of Niyama Naturopathic, a blog to help you sort through the truth about real food, healthy living and solutions to your health concerns.
Niyama Naturopathic is also a naturopath clinic located in Manly on Sydney’s northern beaches. This blog goes deeper than just the latest superfood or trending diet plan. This blog is about how to truly heal yourself from the inside out. It is about self-education, the latest research and finding out what makes YOU glow.