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My love and passion for vegan food was initially inspired by health problems. After being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and coeliac disease as well as suffering from mental health issues, I realised my diet needed to change drastically. My symptoms were affecting every area of my life, so I began to look at what food I was putting into my body and educated myself on how nutrition has a direct impact on how we feel, physically and mentally.

I’d already been a vegetarian for some years, so making the transition to fully plant-based was relatively easy. I’m now virtually symptom-free, and it’s all thanks to eating as many natural, plant-based foods as I can! I now spend a lot of my time in the kitchen — experimenting with delicious vegan recipes of my own. All my recipes are gluten-free, but they’re always packed with delicious flavours.


Amelia Loves:

Porridge, avocado, yoga, brunch, music, flowers, animals, exploring new places and long dog walks.

Amelia Hates:

Cucumber, sitting still, unproductive days, cold weather and tidying up the kitchen after recipe testing!

I became a food blogger because:

After years of battling with both depression and an anxiety disorder that left me feeling unhappy and unhealthy, and eventually I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Coeliac Disease. I began to realise that if I wanted to be well again I needed to look at the food I was putting into my body, so I educated myself on nutrition and how food has a direct impact on how we feel, not just physically but also mentally. I overhauled my eating habits, gave up refined sugar, processed foods and dairy and made a transition to a plant-based diet, and almost immediately I noticed my body started to feel happier and healthier again. I began experimenting in the kitchen, creating delicious meals, tasty snacks and sweet treats that were all healthy, gluten free and vegan, but also wonderfully tasty.  After seeing and feeling an amazing change in myself I became passionate about sharing this lifestyle with others. I set up my blog Nourishing Amelia in December 2015 where I share my recipe ideas, healthy tips and advice on how food and exercise can really improve our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

My favourite recipe is:

The red pesto & rocket pasta

Because:

It’s so quick and easy to make but is the most deliciously satisfying, full of flavour, comforting meal that the whole family will love!