When it comes to bread (and pizza) whenever I’m in Europe (especially Italy) I can eat it at every meal and yet I never bloat or feel heavy, whereas a lot of our breads here do (unless you pay a small fortune) Why is that? Is there something we do with our flours? Is it the fermentation process they use over there?
I find this is quite common. Bread should be fermented allowing for better digestion, but these days you can have bread in just a couple of hours! Traditionally bread is made with a longer fermentation with the entire process taking up to 72 hours. I believe locally made breads with better quality wheat is most common in Europe, they have a shorter shelf life and less preservatives are used.
If there was one thing you could recommend for people to do for their bodies, what would it be?
Move everyday, ideally outside in nature.
You’re a pilates teacher on the coast, so where can we find you teaching pilates?
I am now teaching full time at the incredible Noosa Flow alongside all of the amazing instructors we have there.
You also have some delicious recipes on your instagram, is there anywhere people can find or follow your recipes? And do you do cooking classes or catering?
I am in the process of finishing my website, which will have lots of healthy recipes. I don't have any cooking classes coming up but intend to run a couple of workshops this year at Noosa Flow. I was lucky enough to be able to help cater and provide nourishing meals at our first retreat at Soma in Byron Bay, which was such a great experience! I would absolutely love to do more.
Our winter collection is called ‘Kindness’…
How do you define kindness, or what’s your interpretation of kindness?
Being compassionate towards others, being intentional and choosing ways to help other people.
Is there a particular moment in kindness in your life - given, received or even observed - that stands out to you?
I think it's the small gestures that matter most, small acts of generosity go a long way.
What does it mean to live a big, beautiful life?
Meaningful relationships, travelling as much as possible and eating nourishing, delicious food.
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