Ere Perez is a busy mother of three children and Creative Director of Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics (Click here to buy the products of Ere Perez) , a healthy natural make up line that uses ingredients such as oils, plant extracts and minerals.
Born in Mexico, Ere Perez learnt early the value of natural health and wellbeing. When she moved over to Sydney, Ere brought her heritage and love for natural living with her. We love Ere's philosophy so we sat down to chat about her day on a plate and some of her favourite recipes.
My days are long, now that I am a mother to three incredible kids, while also being very involved with one of my greatest loves – my natural cosmetics brand. This has meant my daily habits have changed to fit everything in, but I still look after myself and aim to always nourish my body from the inside out.
The day starts at 6:30am! I get the kids ready, prepare their breakfast, make their lunch boxes with fruits, veggies and water then drop them to school. I drink a lot of water and dash of lemon or a beautiful tea from Edible Beauty Energize me is my favorite,
I have my ‘breakfast box’ at the office. Usually toast and avocado with a Mexican twist (a kind of guacamole, salt & pepper, fresh tomato on the top). Sometimes I add a piece of haloumi cheese to add protein and flavor.
To keep my creativity flowing, I have a mid-morning snack. A handful of nuts are great, brazil or walnuts give me an added brain-boost. Or I might have a piece of fruit; a juicy mango in summer is my favourite. Apple with peanut butter.
For lunch I like to integrate my Mexican heritage. I’ll either have home-made nachos with black beans and guacamole, or a big salad loaded with beans, veggies and a healthy oil dressing. At this time I always make sure to step away from the desk, stand in the sunshine and enjoy the outdoors.
I drink a lot of water and herbal tea throughout the day. This keeps my skin hydrated and keeps my energy balanced. When I have a cup of coffee I use my own reusable cup. I don’t generally have time for an afternoon snack, but I make up for it with dinner.
After a long day I love to unwind by cooking for my family. One of my favourite dishes to make is my wild rice and quinoa with sauteed zucchini and mushrooms, pepitas and baby radish - so delicious!
250g Corn chips
250g Black beans
1 garlic clove
Salt and pepper
Black beans sauce
250g wild rice
3 medium size zucchini
Salt and pepper
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