Give me a summary of Dinielle in about 3 sentences! Passionate foodie who loves getting creative in the kitchen. Loves helping people and getting them on the right track with their health. Loves her family to bits and would do anything for them- to keep them happy and healthy.
How do you start a typical day? Do you have a routine? Get up, and then wake the kids up, they get dressed while I get breakfast and then we all sit together and eat then it’s off for the school run. We are a 5 minute walk to school so it means we get to sleep until 8am, yay!
Favourite TV show? It was House, but unfortunately it is not on anymore. I do love watching Neighbours!
Favourite quote? “Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” - Dalai Lama
What inspires you? Seeing people come back from bad health because they had faith in themselves that they could do it, and they never gave up- so inspiring.
Sweet or savoury? Savoury for sure! Hot chips with chicken salt and tomato sauce!
Favourite go-to family meal when it needs to be quick and easy? Steamed vegetables with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce!
Why did you become a Nutritionist? After being a chef and found it to be very stressful environment I still had a passion for food and learning about how food can be your medicine, so I went on to study, the rest as they say is history!
What's the best thing about your job? Having people feel better about their body and in themselves. Having feedback that people are making and loving your recipes, things they may have never made before, expanding their food knowledge. Life is better when we feel our healthiest.
Best advice for people just starting out on what I like to call their 'Friendly Food Journey' (finding the right foods for their own/ their family’s health)? Don’t make too many changes at one time, it can be overwhelming and people may think it’s all too hard and give up. Eat food that is tasty and feels right for your body, eating should be a joy not a chore.
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Her facebook page is here. Enjoy!
In your slow cooker add:
- 2x 140g tubs of tomato paste
- 3/4 cup apple cider/white wine vinegar or similar
- 2 tbsp molasses
1/4 cup of honey
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Mix altogether; make sure there are no lumps of powder.
- 1kg lamb forequarter pieces (you can use forequarter chop or other meat like chicken pieces, chuck or gravy beef etc…..suitable for the slow cooker)
- 3 carrots peeled and cut in half
30 min-1 hour before you're ready to eat, add to the slow cooker:
- 2 x (400g) can, drained and rinsed borlotti beans, (you can use chickpeas, kidney bean cannellini beans etc..) If you are in a hurry just put the beans in a bowl and heat them by pouring boiling water over them and leave them for 2 minutes.