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nourish, simplicity, beauty

eat well, laugh often, love much

I am Ankie Niesing, founder of Wooden Spoon Kitchen, an online food blog for those who can, can’t and won’t cook. Simple, wholefood made easy. If you are overwhelmed and under-inspired in the kitchen, I know how you feel. As I am nearing the end of my thirties I want to live a beautiful, sustainable and simple life.

I will focus on my blog, recipe development, food photography and creating online resources to help you be more comfortable in the kitchen. I will also create more content regarding living a more sustainable, zero-waste lifestyle and how to simplify your life, home and kitchen to bring a sense of calm and order.

monthly meal planning

I HAVE TEAMED UP WITH EZETTE OOSTHUIZEN, A REGISTERED DIETICIAN, TO BRING YOU A MONTHLY MEAL PLAN FOR YOUR FAMILY. THE RECIPES ARE QUICK, HEALTHY AND BUDGET-FRIENDLY SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES.

my food philosophy

As a real foodie I find it very hard to only choose one diet path but here are some points of my food philosophy.

  • Like Michael Pollent said: ”Eat Food, not too much, mostly plants.
  • Limit sugar intake, I rather only have cake once in a while, but when I do I enjoy it. I don’t use any artificial sugars and only stick to unrefined sugars like dates, honey and coconut sugar. Life and diet are all about balance.
  • When eating meat, eggs and dairy I stick to good quality organic products but I also try to limit my dairy intake and make my own nut and oat milk when I have time.
  • I include a lot of beans and pulses in my diet and eat a plant-based whole food diet.
  • I plan my meals around vegetables and what is in season and if you are lucky enough to buy from farmers or organic that is always the best way to go.
  • I cook 90% of our meals and very rarely eat processed food
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