As a pioneer, leader and respected authority of the wholefoods industry, I’ve been living a wholefood life long before ‘wholefood’ was a buzzword for healthy living. I set out some 25 years ago now to effect change in how we value, grow, produce, prepare, relate to and eat food. It’s taken me years to learn what I know, but a lifetime to truly understand what I know and place it within a wholistic framework.
I’ve always believed that food is not something that simply stops us from feeling hungry. It is exactly the same as love, an elemental human need and together, they sustain and nourish us, providing fuel for our hearts and bodies to grow and our lives to fulfill their potential. It is never just about the food we eat. It is always about nourishing both the body and soul, and this philosophy is at the heart of what I call a wholistic approach.
I've been passionate about the quality of our soil over the years, and this has included being involved from the top down, with the Organic Federation of Australia (OFA), both as a board director, and as a member of the Consumer Council. I am very proud of the work that we did during that time, ensuring the future of the one logo for all certified organic product in Australia.
Yes, it’s a jungle out there, with so much confusing information telling you what wholesome, healthy, ethical and sustainable eating is all about. I love giving you the information and practical tools that you need to carve an achievable path through it all. My wholistic approach condenses everything that I’ve learnt, practiced and refined over 20 years of teaching and writing 5 bestselling, award winning wholefood books. I adore it when my students report the positive changes for the better in their lives. I know it works, and I know that it will effect delicious, nourishing changes for you and those you love, far more easily than you may think possible.
My five best-selling award winning books
"As a 49 year old mother of three who’s come to my food journey later in life I discovered Jude’s cookbooks several years ago and have since had her as my constant companion in my kitchen and indeed my life. It’s not just her incredible knowledge and understanding of food and what we eat and how we eat it that makes her special but how it is combined with her experience and wisdom and her own philosophy not just on food but on how to live a full and well life in the busy world we all live in today."
"Thanks Jude; I love that your nourishing and delicious recipes enable us to ‘have our cake and eat it too’. Thanks also for the sense of community that your wholefood wisdom creates. As a busy self-employed Mum, it’s awesome to exchange messages with friends who also cook from your recipes."
"Jude’s recipes are resourceful and seasonal, and she honours the natural cycles to make sure that her food is densely nutritious and in harmony with what is available at the time. I found this perspective invaluable and I use this knowledge daily to balance my meals.Watching and learning from Jude reinforced my training in nutrition and, as a Naturopath, I felt inspired to share this with my clients."
I'm incredibly proud that my books contain a large amount of knowledge, know how and recipes, but essentially, there's only so much I can fit into a book! Only so many recipes and only so much information and know how. There's always so much more! In class there are also time schedules to be met. Online classes and programs allows me to share so much more with you, and you can stop, pause or rewind as I cook (we certainly can't do that in class!). Best of all, thanks to technology, no matter wherever you are in the world, we can work together. As the online platform progresses, we will attune classes to cater for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
With years of experience in recipe development, writing recipes (and indeed, books) I'd love to help you spread the most nourishing, healthful and delicious messages possible. I am also well known as an inspiring and motivational speaker. Together we can change the world!
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