I absolutely adore Emma’s blog, My Darling Lemon Thyme. She features super-healthy, delicious recipes and her photos are stunning. I want to make everything on her site! I am super excited to feature her on my blog today. Read on for her tips for healthy eating and links to a few of her favorite recipes.
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Name: Emma Galloway
Occupation: Former chef, soon-to-be author and full time mum
Location: Perth, Western Australia
You feature healthy (and delicious!) recipes on your blog. What started you down this path?
I grew up in a Vegetarian family where healthy food was all we knew. Now it is my turn to provide the same for my little family, I wouldn’t have it any other way!
You have had to deal with lactose and gluten intolerances in your family. How has this changed how you cook and how you think about food?
I think it has made me more determined to know where my food is from and what is in it, which in turn means I now make nearly everything we eat from scratch.
What are your pantry staples? Favorite foods?
Rice, quinoa, lentils, chickpeas and a million different types of gluten-free flour! It’s amazing what you can make with a cupful of humble rice, and in the early days when my diet had to be super strict I basically lived of rice and quinoa for every meal! I crave and adore anything Vietnamese, Banh Xeo, green mango salad and rice paper rolls to name but a few of my favourite foods. Lucky for me I married into a Vietnamese family eh!
Your site contains so many beautiful recipes. If you had to choose a few favorites, which would they be?
My banana, date and olive oil bread is one lovely recipe, while my roast kumara, chickpea and feta salad with spiced lemon dressing is truly representational of the food I love to make and eat.
Do you have any tips for someone who is trying to eat in a healthier, nutritious way?
Eat real food. Get rid of the processed stuff and instead get in the kitchen and take charge of what goes into your mouth. Eat with the seasons and try your best to source locally grown foods, or even better… grow your own! xx