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Vanessa

Customer & Operations Guru

Growing up with more allergies than you can poke a stick at, good food and nutrition have always been at the centre of my life. While the other kids were eating cheesy sticks and crisps, my lunch box was filled pine nuts & dried figs. Admittedly, birthday parties weren't very enjoyable for me... Fairy bread, lolly bags, chocolate crackles - you can imagine! But it turns out that those allergies were a blessing in disguise. They lead to a love of cooking and an appreciation for REAL food that continues to this day.


Fast-forward a few years, and healthy eating is now finally making its mark on the map! It's so exciting to see all the awesome products that now fill the health food isles, and I love being part of a company that shows how fun and easy healthy eating can be. #healthyfairybread

5 MINUTES WITH OUR GMB FOODIE

What food can you not live without?
Avocado!

Favourite food joint?
Reuben Hills is a favourite at the moment.

Your go-to breakfast? I like to keep it simple in the morning.
2 cups of coffee, Rye toast, lashings of avocado and a pinch of salt. Perfection!

First thing you do when you wake in the morning?
Grab my first cup of coffee :)

Fill in the blank. I put _____ on/with all my food.
Tomato! If it's not a part of the dish, I will pop some in a salad.

It's date night. Your perfect restaurant would be?
A GOOD pizza place :) Somewhere nice and cas.

You have a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world. You must be guided by your stomach. Where would you go and why?
Any country that has markets or bazaars. Instanbul, Guadalajara, Provence, Bangkok, Cairo... The list goes on!

The word Wholefood to you means....
As unprocessed/unrefined as possible.

Your favourite food memory is of...
Baking a surprise cake in the middle of the night as an 11 year old. I still remember how my wrists hurt from whisking the egg whites by hand, but I was determined to not wake anyone up and keep it all a surprise :)

3 health goals for this year?

  • Get back into my fitness routine again
  • Read more health/fitness related books
  • Meditation (not my strong suit!)

Sweet or Savoury?
Savoury

You are known for you ______ recipe?
Experimental recipes! I have my Heston moments ;)

Fill in the blank. I may be full but if you put ____ in front of me I will eat it any day.
Avocado. I just can't say no...

Favourite food quote? 
Hippocrates — 'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.' Another is "Don't eat anything your great-great-great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food." Words to live by!