Today’s Foodie Friend is Kimberly from The Little Plantation! We have been “Insta” friends for a few years now. From the beginning she has been such a sweet, encouraging friend and was even there when I began this blog showing her support. She’s also a talented photographer, nutrition enthusiast, and healthy recipe developer who lives in London with her family. Let’s get to know more about her!
Tell us a little about yourself, Kimberly—
Firstly, just a massive, massive thank you Joscelyn for interviewing me. I’m TOTALLY honoured as I’ve loved your blog from day one ;).
Secondly, interesting facts about me… well perhaps something people don’t know is that I’m what’s call a ‘global nomad’ – I’ve lived in lots of different countries and consider myself a citizen of the world. At the moment, London is home, but the gypsy in me is already planning our next move. My dream would be for us to build an earthship (AKA ecohome) high in the mountains somewhere in Southern Europe, grow our own food and be totally self sufficient.
Some other random facts: people are always thrown by how short I am, by my rather odd North American accent, by my boundless energy and by my super direct, but warm manner :).
Most of the recipes you share on your blog are plant-based and vegan friendly, but you’ve mentioned before that you also eat other foods as well. What is your food philosophy?
I feel my style of eating is best described as a whole food plant-based diet, with a focus on local, seasonal and home-made food. This means that the vast majority of what I eat consists of in-season vegetables, locally-grown fruits, protein-rich legumes and delicious grains. However I do eat fish on occasion, as well as eggs, bee pollen and honey (all non vegan foods!) and allow myself some processed foods like sugar or chips when the mood strikes me.
I try not to be too black and white about food, especially because I need to cook for a growing six-year-old with his own likes and dislikes. Therefore, meal times shouldn’t just be nourishing but also stress-free, delicious and fun and if that means the occasional pizza, so be it….