About Paradise Pantry

Welcome to Paradise Pantry!

A nutrition & dietetics private practise and wellness website dedicated to sharing healthy recipes and lifestyle tips to inspire and empower you on your health journey. The recipes here revolve around my largely plant-based way of eating with the aim of providing you with dishes that don’t have to comprise between flavour and nourishment.

Paradise Pantry also offers delicious wholefood made to order – certain recipes will have the option to order a batch (0r two) if you are time poor or hate spending time in the kitchen but still prioritise eating well.


ABOUT HOLLY

Hello friends, 

Thank you for visiting me at Paradise Pantry!

Here you will find my favourite tried and tested recipes, many of which I have taken a ‘traditional’ recipe and recreated it with healthier ingredients. And others where I have come up with a bit of a different, adventurous idea for a tasty meal or snack. My main belief around all these recipes is there should be no need to compromise on flavour for health, you can have both.

As you may have gathered by now I am a Dietitian and Nutritionist based on the Gold Coast, Australia. Originally from Victoria, I grew up on a peaceful bush property with a large veggie garden and chooks. My parents are great, healthy cooks which is where I got my passion for real food and health from!

Throughout school I was always known affectionately as the ‘health nut’. I was more heading in to the direction of studying law or french back then and now I can’t believe how obvious that my career should in nutrition and food has been ingrained in me since I can remember. After completing a four year degree I am beyond thrilled to be able to share my knowledge and passion with you through Paradise Pantry.

10 quick questions 

Favourite food? Arghh this question is always so hard! I can never say no to sweet potato, a great chai, or a perfectly ripe banana/ avocado.

Pets? One bordercollies with a whole lotta attitude called Summit (we love mountains), he features a lot on my instagram.

Go to holiday destination? Whistler, Canada or Qualia at Hamilton Island

Favourite meal of the day? Breakfast, I wake up starving and love having a mixture of different breakfasts during the week eg. Banana granola with berries, an omelette, avocado or fruit toast, smoothies

What camera do you use? Canon 6D EOS with a 50mm lens. I adore it, highly recommend for anyone who is shopping for a DSLR camera

The name Paradise Pantry? I live in Paradise Point, my fiancé actually came up with it and from the moment he said it I loved it

Favourite quote? Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel – Dr Libby

If you weren’t a dietitian what would you be? An interior designer, I just love creating and styling a room to achieve the desired vibe, layering it with different textures and finding the perfect pieces.

What about exercise? I walk 3km twice a day and do yoga/pilates 4 times a week. I also enjoy hiking, swimming and kayaking. The most important thing is you find exercise that you love!

Where do you look for inspiration? Green Kitchen Stories, The Healthy Chef, My New Roots, My Darling Lemon Thyme, Amy Chaplin – there are so many amazing bloggers out there. I also love to just pick a recipe and try out a healthy twist on it

 

If you would like to know more keep reading the questions at the bottom of the page, check out my blog posts or send me an email. I am very active on Instagram and Facebook, so if you’re into mouthwatering pictures of healthy food come follow and say hi.


PARADISE PANTRY PHILOSOPHY

Happiness for me comes from cooking and creating recipes with wholefood, unprocessed ingredients. All lot of my recipes are focused on vegetarian food as around 80% of my diet is vegetarian. I love using wholegrains, legumes, good fats, fruits and vegetables to create the star of any dish. I eat and love food, a lot. I strongly believe in listening to your body, its cravings for nutrient dense food and not counting calories. Cooking inspired and calms me, plus I love watching other people be nourished and enjoy my food.

Plus, I’m not going to lie, some of my passion probably comes from the fact that I just want to eat whatever I’m cooking.

Paradise Pantry is about promoting a balanced lifestyle and eating real food. Bringing to light the fact that you can enjoy fruit and vegetables not because you are told that you should, but because you really love eating them and feeling the benefits from them.

I believe there is a bit of a disconnect out there with how to properly prepare food to make it healthy and delicious, and my aim is to educate and change attitudes by showing nutritious alternatives that people will actually look forward to eating and create sustainable lifestyle change where this food replaces the unhealthier food item.

HOW IT WORKS

Certain recipes and food items that I make can be made to order. This is perfect for people who are time poor or don’t enjoy cooking but what to have healthy options in the fridge, freezer or pantry. It is also a great option for dinner parties, birthday or any occasion where there are lots of people and you are already very busy and would like some beautifully presented, healthy canapés, side dishes or desserts to wow your guests and take the pressure off you.

All my food is refined sugar free, mostly organic ingredients, fresh, healthy and real. A lot of recipes are also dairy, gluten free and some are vegan. In saying that, I can tailor the food item if you have any allergies or intolerances.

If you are having trouble deciding what you would like to order, don’t stress, the nourish box is for you. A combination of healthy sweet treats and savoury snacks already put together for you so you can enjoy a taste of everything for a discounted price.

I ask that I be given 2-3 days notice to make the item, pretty please!

If there is something you would like made that isn’t on the website or doesn’t have the option for made to order send me an email / enquire and I will do my best to help.

BROWSE RECIPES PREPARED & DELIVERED


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DELIVERY INFO

Paradise Pantry offers a delivery service for the northern Gold Coast only.

  • Free within 5 kilometres of Paradise Point or you are welcome to come and pick up (email for address)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why the name Paradise Pantry?

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My fiancé actually came up with the name. I had so many names floating around in my head and as soon as he said that one, PP was born. We live in Paradise Point and with all the beautiful ingredients out of the pantry getting turned into delicious meals, a no brainer.

Styling?

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All the styling is done by yours truly. I am always on the look out for great props and surfaces and try and keep it quite simple. I always shoot in natural light and have so much fun doing it! Brayden is very patient waiting for the food while I take a million photos of it.

Where is your produce / ingredients from?

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I buy organic fruits and vegetables to use in my cooking from Farmer Foster. Bulk foods come from Health Food shops on the Gold Coast.

What can we always find in your kitchen?

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Oats, buckwheat, quinoa, legumes, dark chocolate, berries, apples, bananas, avocado, spinach, kale, sweet potato, eggs, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, yoghurt and nut butters.
I buy everything organic where possible from the farmers market and my local health food store. Its honestly not anymore expensive than going to the supermarket.
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