Today we have a very interesting young woman to answer a few questions! Her name is Lisa. She is an Australian, who currently resides in Auckland. Lisa is a student of nutritional medicine, and also a middle distance runner. Here is a link to her lovely blog –onefinedaisy.wordpress.com.
And here is a link to my favourite post of hers – onefinedaisy.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/post-workout-berry-smoothie/.
What was that particular moment that made you decide to become a blogger?
I was going through some interesting life experiences, and needed a way to express them. There was so much I couldn’t talk to others about, and so I originally started blogging anonymously. But when I quit my job in April, I decided to change the direction a bit, and make it a health food blog. It was still an idea at that stage, and I didn’t really do much to it until June this year.
Do you read other blogs for inspiration?
Yes, definitely. I read all sorts of blogs, not just food. Its a great way to work out even from a layout perspective, exactly what you want in your blog, and even what you don’t want! Because this is my first blog, its been a big learning experience as well. But there are so many great blogs out there, I think its important to support others who are trying to be heard as well.
Besides writing and cooking, what do you do for a living?
At the moment I am studying Nutritional Medicine full time. I’m very fortunate to be in a position where that is possible. I also spend a chunk of my day attempting to become an injury free runner again.
Do you prefer to cook alone?
Yes and no. I like the escape of baking on my own, its almost meditative! But when I’m cooking something with lots of elements, I love some help. My boyfriend will often cook the meat element to a dish, while I do the rest. And we seem to work pretty well together so its seamless.
What are the top 5 recipes you would recommend?
This one is tough! Because it is so varied. But probably these ones –
- Apple Soaked Overnight Oats
- The Real Healthy Burger
- Grilled Salmon
- Choc Hazelnut Bites
- Basil and Garlic Hummus
Have you ever cooked something that was so bad that you couldn’t write about it?
Oh yep! Haha most things I have been pretty lucky with, but there was one really bad one! I made some rice paper rolls for the first time, a couple of months back. They turned out super yum (but lets be honest – they aren’t too hard to get right), but the dipping sauce I made to go with them was an epic fail. Its was soo horrible!
Tell us more about the Inspiration Board.
I think we all could do with some inspiration every now and then! My running is a huge part of my life as well, and it started as a little entrance into that side of me. There are other parts to the blog I want to add down the track that are not just about food. But for now, that was a way to add something different.
And here is the “short questions” section. Answer with one word!
Hot or cold drinks? Cold
What’s your favorite ingredient? How do I pick one?! Lets go with berries 🙂
I never cook without…? A plan
What’s your favorite dish? Bircher Muesli
What would your life be without One Fine Daisy ? Similar
All of the pictures used in this post are from Lisa’s blog – onefinedaisy.wordpress.com
For more amazing pictures – http://instagram.com/lisa.stantonsmith