Hi I’m Juliette, this blog is my way of sharing my recipes and love of plant-based raw foods.
I find preparing food this way really uncomplicated and fun.
It’s the best kind of fast food!
I especially love how raw foods make me feel. It’s such a simple, peaceful, vibrant way to eat.
Focusing on my diet in this way has taken me from feeling bloated, ill and fatigued to feeling fantastic!
A busy mum of 2 with 2 jobs I felt like there wasn’t enough time in the day to get things done and ended up feeling stressed and burnt out. I felt overweight, unattractive and plain exhausted running around everyday from one thing to the next.
My digestion was really poor. Honestly, anything I ate felt like a lead weight hit my stomach and I didn’t know what to do. I was getting ill every few weeks. My doctor said this was common and couldn’t help me.
I didn’t want to spend my life feeling like this so I decided to do something about it. But following the latest diets and weight loss advice never seemed to be the answer.
I’d struggled on and off with issues like anxiety, ptsd and depression. When I learned about the connection between gut health and mental health it was a lightbulb moment for me! I admit that I became slightly obsessed with researching and experimenting in the kitchen.
Gradually I stopped relying on bread, pasta, processed foods and replaced them with plant-based recipes that were quick to make. I’d whip up meals with lighter foods like raw fresh fruits, vegetables, fermented foods and micro-greens.
The difference I felt was incredible! Creating meals this way helps me to feel lighter, healthier and full of energy!
I’ve been inspired to make these changes after discovering people like Sandor Katz, Kris Carr, Ocean Robbins, Kelly Brogan MD, Russell James, Deliciously Ella and so many more.
Their work showed me how what I ate influenced everything I was struggling with and that I had the power to change it.
I noticed that the best changes came when I started to focus on including more raw foods in my diet.
Now I enjoy an abundance of fresh fruits, leafy greens, alkalising vegetables, soaked and sprouted nuts, seeds, grains and legumes + plenty more.
From bowls full of fruit in summer to warming soups in the winter it’s always fresh, delicious, easy-to-make and mostly (but not all) raw.
Why I'm here now
After running a health store for 10 years (1 of my 2 jobs) I took time off to care for my family and decided to change careers. I studied how to be a raw food teacher, a raw food coach and how to create raw vegan recipes.
I'm excited now to share with you my recipes and what I've learnt to help you on your own journey.
My diet is more vibrant, colourful and varied than ever before.
I don't believe that restriction, dieting or calorie counting works for everyone.
Instead I’ve found that researching and applying my own strategies while developing new eating habits has made a huge difference.
Sharing a love of deliciously fresh and vibrant whole foods is one of my greatest joys. I'm so grateful for the opportunity and to be able to share my passion with you.
Flourishing Kitchen exists to help you
The recipes I create here are plant-based, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. They require little or no cooking at all.
This way they can fit into your eating style whether it's vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, paleo or any other.
Every page of this site has been designed to help you discover new recipes and resources to help upgrade your diet with more fresh seasonal plant-based whole foods, mostly raw.
This is about you having fun creating fresh, delicious meals, drinks and snacks you love.
It has the potential to change the way you look and feel so that you can take better control of your health, help save more animals, our planet from climate change and become the best most gorgeous version of you yet!
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