By Leigh O’Connor.
Change your health, change your world - that’s the motto of
Townsville providore The
Happy Wholesome Kitchen.
Founded by passionate foodie and trained health coach Kelly
Smith, the business aims to maximise people’s health and vitality through
incorporating more delicious raw, fermented and wholefood meals into their
Kelly’s approach is to empower everyone to understand and
respect their own bio-individuality and dietary needs, by offering recipes, raw
food and cooking workshops, demonstrations and healthy meals from her food van
at markets and festivals.
A qualified herbalist and environmentalist, she believes raw
is best and has developed recipes accordingly. Her creative flair is inspired
by inventing healthier twists on traditional cooking and her workshops are a
fun way to teach people about great food choices.
Focusing on overhauling your diet and kitchen, the workshops
share secret cooking weapons as participants prepare a healthy menu from
Kelly’s recipes before they enjoy the fruits of their labours. Kelly’s cookbook
– Renew Yourself – is included in the workshop cost, passing on more than 35
wholefood recipes, which are adaptable to any diet.
Covering topics like dehydrated, nut based, nut free, low
fructose, dessert and savoury dishes, the sessions are extremely popular and
advance bookings are recommended.
Introducing raw and real wholefoods into your diet can
drastically change your life, especially for those sensitive to dairy or gluten
and who suffer from bloating, skin issues, slow digestion, fatigue and low
Think taste tempters like creamy carbonara pasta, raw
spaghetti with tomato pasta sauce and nut Parmesan cheese and decadent
indulgences such as raw cherry ripe slice.
Kelly shares her raw
pumpkin and wholefood pie recipe with AGFG readers, with a base made from
almonds, desiccated coconut and dates. The creamy pumpkin filling, sweetened by
maple syrup and spice, makes this a divine dessert that is easy to make and
will impress family and friends, as well as ticking all the healthy boxes.
For those who enjoy the food truck revolution, Kelly serves
up her version of burgers, nachos, salads, sweet treats and fermented kombucha
at various venues around Townsville, as well as offering catering options.
Want to find out more? Click here to visit The Happy
Wholesome Kitchen website.