I am a trained chef (Nelson Polytechnic, 1999) 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 and nutrition articles to magazines for ten years including 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 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 travel by bicycle often. 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.
~ Healthy Eating Made Tasty ~
My Recipe Book - Feeding Little Tummies
Work With Me
I have 10 years experience in the food writing and nutrition education industry.
My food writing experience ranges from 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 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
COOKING WORKSHOPS & NUTRITION SEMINARS
Since 2004 I have run cooking workshops in the Nelson/Tasman area. Including a 6-week Cooking & Nutrition Course run through NMIT [Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology] – from 2006 – 2009 until my first child was born. I am currently creating a series of cooking workshops to be launched 2nd Term, 2014. Please email me using the contact form below to register your interest.
I also regularly present nutrition seminars and cooking demonstrations to businesses, events and organizations. I share my extensive knowledge of nutrition with practical ideas you can easily apply to your daily diet. I have also run popular supermarket tours for a number of local Supermarkets.
*To arrange a speaking engagement or cooking demonstration at an event, please contact me
FOOD STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY
Over the past 2 years I have been establishing my food photography skills to capture the images on my award-winning food blog Homegrown Kitchen. I have contributed images to a number of magazines including The Natural Parent, OrganicNZ and Wild Tomato Magazine.
I style food using a range of collected food props and backgrounds. I also have experience working alongside professional photographer Daniel Allen to prepare and style food 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).
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: email@example.com
Text & Images Copyright Nicola Galloway 2006-2014