What have been the most surprising parts of this journey so far?
The most surprising thing so far has been the incredible support, encouragement and faith I have encountered along the way. The generosity of spirit I have experienced from my peers has been extraordinary. I really haven’t had many bad parts to reflect on – perhaps only my frustration at wanting to hone my skills at a rate that was faster than actually realistic.
What’s your current favourite back-pocket recipe for a instant dinner?
I’m a sucker for a quick easy pasta dish
, with a salty, sweet, earthy, crunchy combo that I just love. Living alone, I often cook up a big pot of brown rice or quinoa that I package up into small bags in the freezer, then I roast up trays of vege combos like kumara, red onion, broccoli and cauliflower with cumin seeds – throw on some toasted nuts and I’m happy! In summer I swap the roast veg for steamed asparagus, fresh greens, avocado and pesto. Either way I have quick, easy, nutritious meals ready in five minutes.