• apricot ice cream | NICOLA GALLOWAY

    apricot ice cream {dairy-free}

  • asparagus quiche {gluten-free}

    asparagus quiche {gluten-free}

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    food styling

  • Lemon Almond Syrup Cake

    food photography

  • Panna Cotta with Roasted Strawberries

    food writing

About Me

Nicola Galloway

Nicola Galloway

I am a trained chef and nutrition consultant (dip. natural nutrition, CSNN, Canada, 2003) and the author of 3 books including the popular cookbook Feeding Little Tummies – healthy recipes from first foods to family meals (CPP 2011). I also write, style and photograph my award-winning food blog Homegrown Kitchen (Best Food Blog 2013 – Munch Awards + Finalist: Culinary Quill Awards 2013 – NZ Guild of Food Writers). I have contributed recipes to magazines for ten years including Next, Good Health Choices, Good Magazine, Little Treasures, OrganicNZ and The Natural Parent, and currently write a food column for MiNDFOOD magazine and Wild Tomato (Nelson/ Marlborough magazine).

I also run cooking workshops in Nelson and around New Zealand, scroll down for details.

I live in Nelson, New Zealand with my husband and two young children. We live on a quarter acre in central Nelson where we grow food in the backyard and house 4 happy free-range chooks. My food focus is on using local ingredients where possible and cooking with the seasons. Being a trained chef and nutrition consultant flavour is important to me, while using ingredients that are packed with nutrients. Many of my recipes include alternatives for allergy sensitive foods such as wheat, gluten, dairy, refined sugar and eggs.


My Recipe Book - Feeding Little Tummies

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Work With Me

I have 10 years experience in the food writing and nutrition education industry.




My food writing experience includes cookbooks and magazine articles, to recipes for supermarket mailers. My popular cookbook Feeding Little Tummies continues to be a source of inspiration for many parents and caregivers. I have contributed to a number of New Zealand-based magazines including Next, Good Magazine, MiNDFOOD, Little Treasures, OrganicNZ, The Natural Parent, and I am currently the food editor for Wild Tomato Magazine (Nelson/ Marlborough). My food focus is on using seasonal produce and local ingredients. I also specialise in allergy sensitive recipes including gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free.

*I am a member of the New Zealand Guild of Food Writers.


Winner: Best Food Blog – 2013 Munch Awards

Finalist: 2013 Culinary Quill Awards Online Category – New Zealand Guild of Food Writers


Supermarket tourI have been presenting cooking workshops since 2004. Including a 6-week Cooking & Nutrition Course run through NMIT [Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology] 2006 – 2009 until my first child was born.

In early 2014 I re-launched my Cooking Workshops in Nelson and around New Zealand.




2015 Events

  • Nelson – ongoing
  • Wellington – Saturday 2nd May
  • Christchurch – Saturday 27th June
  • Auckland – August – date tbc.
  • Wellington – October – date tbc.

Find out more and book a place HERE.






Lemon Cake Collage


My interest in food styling and photography began in 2012 when I started my award-winning food blog Homegrown Kitchen. As well as capturing and styling the photos for my blog, I have contributed imagery to magazines including Next, Good Health, The Natural Parent, OrganicNZ and Wild Tomato Magazine.


I also have experience working alongside professional photographer Daniel Allen as a food and prop stylist for product packaging/ advertising material. Plus I cooked and styled the majority of the food for my cookbooks Feeding Little Tummies (CPP 2011) and Cooking for your Child (CPP 2006).

Please contact me to discuss food styling and/or photography projects.



Working with videographer Fraser Heal I direct and present short food videos using produce from my garden.


Nicola Galloway Homegrown Kitchen

  • Address: Nelson, New Zealand
  • Phone: 021 123 6540
  • Email: nicola@homegrown-kitchen.co.nz