This is a long overdue introduction. So I’ve given a quick whistle stop tour of me, my background and The Nourished Sprout.
My name is Elaine Douglas and at the time of writing this I'm 51, a student, married to my wonderful husband Tony for 18 years, I have a little dog called Buddy and I have lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland for most of my life. (My yoga photo was taken up at the North Coast close to the Giants Causeway)
In late 2016 after almost 25 years in the IT industry I took the opportunity to have a career break and pursue a lifelong passion for Nutrition and Raw Plant Based Food. I started my Raw Food training in London and I’m currently completing my Diploma as a Raw Food Chef.
I’ve been indulging my passion for creative food, yoga and travel for a very long time and have sampled some amazing culinary delights over the years, although none have intrigued me as much as the techniques and flavours of Raw living food.
In October 2017 I embarked on my first year of Bio-medicine, part of a 3-year Diploma in Nutrition at Stranmillis University College Belfast.
I hope to bring my love and passion for health, food and personal wellbeing into a new business "The Nourished Sprout" .
In the meantime I will be sharing some useful hints, tips and recipes on my Facebook page and Instagram so watch out for those. My food is all Plant Based and gluten free. It is designed to fit in with busy working lives and I focus on - "healthy whole foods, minimal processing, quick and 💯 tasty".
My own diet is Plant Based and it's all about balance for me. Some days I will eat all raw food and other days I will mix in some cooked dishes. The main thing is that I continue to enjoy a diet that is full of variety, colour, and most importantly balanced and nutritious. I even have treats (oh yes I do!!!) so nothing is out of bounds.
I love to see people enjoying my food and if you do try a recipe, do post a picture or let others know and tag #TheNourishedSprout
Thanks and Enjoy
The Nourished Sprout
I will be delivering a number of themed classes in late 2018/19. Until then stay raw-curious and keep in touch on my Facebook page and Instagram where I will be announcing dates later in the year