Hi and welcome!
I’m Debbie and this is my internet home. I am a nutritionist, chef, researcher, photographer, food lover, and wife and cook to Ben. I live in a town called Glossop on the edge of the Peak District in North West England.
I started this blog in October 2015 as a way to gather and share all my home cooked recipes and ideas. Whilst I am a Registered Nutritionist and promoter of healthy eating, ProperFoodie does not necessarily reflect a strict regime of sin-free eating. On the contrary this blog is a divulgence of the foods my husband Ben and I are seeking out and feasting on every day. Ranging from indulgent desserts and comforting home cooked dinners, to energising soups and vibrant salads.
As well as the odd treat or two I like to create healthy, wholesome dishes, which also taste amazing. You can find all of my nutritious dishes under the Healthy Option Meals category.
My other half is Ben. He also has a passion for food, and enjoys trying and taste-testing all of my food creations. Hes not against a bit of cooking himself, but usually outside either with the BBQ or with our pizza oven – which we hand built ourselves last summer!!
The newest addition to our lives is our little allotment plot. The plan for 2018 involves learning lots more about growing and garden kitchens. So far I’ve been enjoying supervising (watching) Ben, whist he digs, and I gulp flasks full of coffee.
In 2016 I completed a 4 week chefs course and achieved my level 2 award in culinary skills.
I had such an amazing time and learnt so much. This has lead to other opportunities including cooking demos in front of live audiences!
By day I work as a Nutrition Researcher……all academicy and stuff…. hmmm. I also have a part time job in a local deli, where I am keeping my hand in with local produce, hospitality and general foodie stuff.
….and so I must cook and blog by night. So far this is working out pretty well and I am loving every minute of it.
In 2012 Ben and I were lucky enough to be able to go on a 10 month round the world trip. It was one of the most amazing experiences of our lives and something that we will never forget.
Of course the food was one of the best bits and a major highlight for us……
…….. mostly 😉
We tried everything from octopus in Japan and amazing pho noodles in Vietnam to chicken parmi in Australia and meatloaf in Vegas. Along the way I kept a diary and notes of food that really stood out, with plans of cooking great things when we got home. However, when we did get home the diary soon got forgotten and time slipped away without me really ever trying to recreate anything from our travels – disastrous!! Honestly – absolutely unforgivable!
I’ve started to share some of these recipes on the blog but theres still so many great dishes that I want to make….and eat! I would love some of the more unusual recipes to become a regular part of our home menu.
I hope you enjoy ProperFoodie as much as I enjoy writing and creating it. Please get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for visiting!!
Check out my latest recipe videos below