Kim Grindley has started right here in Nelson

Plant base cooking classes

NO Meat

NO Dariy 

NO Oil

Food the whole family will love that is easy and quick to prepare, dinners, deserts, baking, snacks

Contact and book your class with NOW

phone   03 548 0774  or     027 237 0857

Some classes are at the Nelson Polytech and others from her own home.

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Eat your way to healthier skin

                         in 7 days


In seven days you can make the changes you need for healthier skin.


Eat your way to healthier skin in 7 days


Your skin’s health is an indicator of your internal health. Here’s how to keep it looking and feeling good.



Eat oily fish. Healthy omega-3 fats, which are found in oily fish (salmon, trout, mackerel), help keep skin soft and supple. Anyone with dry or inflamed skin will benefit from increasing their omega-3 intake. Vegetarian sources include nuts, seeds and flax oil, or try a good-quality supplement.



Boost your berry intake. Berries are an excellent source of vitamin C, an important nutrient that helps the skin’s collagen production. Berries are also rich in antioxidants, which help protect against the free radical damage that causes wrinkles. Other excellent sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, broccoli and parsley.



Add some avocado. Avocados are an excellent source of vitamin E, one of the most powerful antioxidants, that also helps neutralise free radicals. Vitamin E cream helps soothe dry skin. Other good sources of vitamin E include olive oil, nuts, seeds, wheat germ and wholegrains.



Snack on pumpkin seeds. They supply your body with the mineral zinc, which is needed for healthy wound healing and to balance oil production in the skin. It is also useful for treating many skin conditions such as eczema and acne. Sunflower seeds, eggs, nuts and oats are also rich in zinc.



Eating a few Brazil nuts every day will supply you with a good dose of the antioxidant selenium, which is needed for tissue elasticity. It also helps reduce cell damage from free radicals. Other good sources of selenium include wheat germ, salmon, eggs, garlic and wholegrains.



Go bananas! They are a great source of vitamin C and contain the trace mineral silica, which is essential for healthy skin. The body uses it to make the connective tissue collagen. Other food sources of silica include kelp, whole oats, buckwheat, brown rice, green leafy vegies and alfalfa.



Munch on carrots. They are packed with beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, which helps to promote the skin’s repair and maintenance. A deficiency in vitamin A usually results in dry skin. Other foods that are high in vitamin A that you can try include liver, spinach, chilli, sweet potatoes and apricots.


Books I recommend;


    Kimberly Snydner - The Beauty Detox Foods




Forks over Knives - over 300 plant-based recipes





Feeding little tummies -  Nicola Gallloway





Real fresh food - Anna and Roger Wilde





the Revive cafe cook book - Jeremy Dixon



Dr Libby Weaver's; 

          Almond,date and blueberry smoothie
  •  2 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup of soaked almonds
  • 3 cups of water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries




green smoothies



  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup green grapes
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 large handful (about 2 cup) raw baby spinach or kale
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  • As a tip, leftovers do not store well in the fridge. Pour any leftover liquid into popsicle molds and freeze to enjoy later.


Paradise Smoothie



1 medium ripe peach, sliced

2 tbsp chopped Hass avocado

1/3 cup unsweetened frozen strawberries

3/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt

3 tbsp 100% pomegranate juice

1 tsp grapeseed oil

1 tsp pure vanilla extract


Place all ingredients in a blender. Puree about 15 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve with a tall straw.