Where everyday ingredients shine!

Hi I’m Gabby. I’m a degree qualified Naturopath/Nutritionist (BHSc Nat) with a love of whole foods… and I absolutely love to cook! All the recipes you’ll find here use simple, everyday ingredients to help you create colourful, nutritious meals that support your health and wellbeing. Even the treats and desserts. You can find them all and choose your favourites in the Recipe Index.

Whole Natural Kitchen is my mission to transform the way you think about healthy eating. Healthy food isn’t just salads, smoothies and superfoods. Any recipe made with ordinary, natural ingredients can be nourishing.

My goal here is to cultivate a community of like-minded people who share my passion for embracing the love of all whole foods while leaving the health fads behind. With each recipe I share a bit of background on the ingredients and what nutrients they provide to help guide you towards making delicious, and wholesome choices without the mealtime anxiety.

If you’re navigating the complex world of food intolerances, I’ve got you covered too! Many of my carefully crafted recipes can cater to an array of special diets. So, if you’re gluten, dairy, egg, soy, grain, or nut free there’s plenty to entice you here.

food is the
ingredient, that binds
us together

Baskets full of colourful fruit and vegetables at a fresh produce market.

Whole foods, no fads

In an age inundated with diet-related misinformation and a plethora of online ‘experts’ it can be hard to make informed choices about what we eat. Food myths abound on the internet, which often creates a world of confusion that overshadows clarity and intuition when it comes to knowing exactly what we need to nourish ourselves.

There are definitely instances in which some people will need to follow special diets to improve their health. Coeliacs are a good example. For the most part though removing food groups from your diet is both unnecessary and limits your ability to obtain the daily nutrients you need.

Most of us should be enjoying an array of whole foods in each of the food groups to reap the benefits of the many and varied nutrients they contain. There’s a reason the Mediterranean diet is consistently ranked the best in the world! You can read more about the importance of a diverse diet for overall health and wellbeing in my free eBook – Food For Good Gut Health.

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More about me

I have a wonderful mix of cultures in my family – Greek, Maltese, Egyptian, and Australian – which was reflected at our table in every meal. We ate a largely Mediterranean diet with Middle Eastern influence though enjoyed plenty of classic Margaret Fulton recipes too!

My mother and paternal grandmother have always been my guiding lights in the kitchen, and I still regularly refer to their hand written cookbooks. From time to time, I share something from them here – complete with pictures of their original recipes.

They helped me see from a very young age that food was connection to family and culture. It gave me a deep love and respect for food as part of the cultural identity and also drove much of my clinical interest in using food as medicine. I see food as nourishment for the mind and body – especially so when made with or for those you love.

A square image of bowls of colourful salads that are completely covering a table.

Expertise in food and nutrition

I’ve completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) at Endeavour College, a Diploma of Sustainable Living with the University of Tasmania and spent well over a decade gaining knowledge and expertise in creating nourishing recipes under the expert guidance of whole food chef / whole food pioneers – Holly Davis and Jude Blereau. I’ve also learnt the art of fermentation from the Godfather of fermentation himself – Sandor Katz.

I’ve been interviewed for Nourish Magazine, been featured in SheKnows and Total Beauty along with being published in FX Medicine Magazine and the Australian Journal of Herbal and Naturopathic Medicine.

My academic contributions include several evidence-based articles on diet and herbal management of ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, anxiety and depression, histamine intolerance, as well as improving cognition with diet and herbs, the importance of the gut-brain axis, gut health and mental wellbeing, and nutritional support in Autism, ADHD and OCD.