about

Hello. I'm Nikki Fisher.

Welcome to my blog. If you are feeling overwhelmed about what to eat and feed your family you are in the right place! I want to make it easier for you to eat real food everyday.

I don't follow or promote a particular way of eating and feeding my family - we don't fit neatly into paleo, raw, vegetarian, vegan and so on - I take a very down-to-earth, common sense approach to food and recognise that every person is different and no one food style suits everyone. You won't find rigid rules or extremes here, my mantra is 'education not deprivation', the more you learn about the down side of processed food and the upside of real food the more you will naturally refine the food choices you make. If I had to come up with a label for the way I eat and feed my family, the words homecooked, homegrown, organic, made with love all come to mind.

As a parent one of the most important jobs is to teach my sons that real food from nature is truly nourishing and much better for human health and our planet than fake food from packets.

Writing and cooking have been constants in my life from an early age. I have my great grandmother Emily Rowe to thank for keeping me close in the kitchen and allowing me to create my own versions of her cinnamon pinwheels, jam tarts and vegetable pasties.

These days my connection to cooking focuses more on learning about food as medicine, as well as it being a joyful part of life and then sharing that knowledge with my children. And anyone else who will listen!

Working in restaurants to pay my way through university fuelled my interest in food and the role it plays in our lives. I have a Bachelor of Arts, major in Women’s Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare.

In the year 2000 I followed my writing dream and submitted a story idea to The Age Epicure, the story was published and I contributed to Epicure for 11 years and worked as a reviewer for The Age Good Food Guide and Cheap Eats for 5 years. If you want to read more about my writing life go here. I continue to write, features and profiles are my favorites, last year and this year though my focus has been on finishing my first ebook! And working with my husband Pete on a social justice project he is co-ordinating, Culture is Life. When Pete isn’t surfing, fishing or planting veggies in our garden he works as an author and photographer, specialising in environment and Indigenous culture.

I left city life behind in 2005 and moved to the Mornington Peninsula with Pete to enjoy a beachy life free of pollution and traffic. We now share this beachy life with our two sons River age 7 and Sol age 4, spending our winters in Byron Bay.

We live a simple, creative life. By simple I mean we’re not big consumers, we drive old cars, head to the op shop before buying new, that sort of thing. It’s not about deprivation its about less is more.

I started this blog because I am passionate about real food and the good health and joy it brings, over processed and packaged foods that damage human health and our environment.

I hope that you feel inspired to eat real food and live your dreams.

I love hearing from readers so please leave a comment or send me an email and say hi.

Thanks for reading.

Happy cooking! x
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