Hi, I'm Anthea and welcome to Rainbow Nourishments! I love talking about food and get really excited about ice cream.
I currently live in Canberra, Australia's capital... but am a Sydney-sider at heart because I grew up there and just cannot resist its plethora of food!
Oh, I also happen to be a food blogger, creator of the Instagram account @rainbownourishments, freelance recipe developer, food photographer and chef. I love sharing wholesome vegan recipes with a twist and am particularly fond of baking.
My love for creativity, people and food
My childhood was deeply embedded in food because my parents owned restaurants. They cooked everything from Chinese to Italian to French! As a kid, I learnt how to peel carrots, pipe cream on cakes and prepare food for weddings.
I didn't really plan on being a food blogger. Over 10 years, I completed a double degree with Honours at university and worked in Federal Government in Indigenous issues.
However, I always craved creativity and working directly with people.
My Rainbow Nourishments journey
I created Rainbow Nourishments in 2014 to meet like-minded people and to share my love of food.
At the beginning, I owned a vegan cake business. I made bespoke cakes to help customers celebrate their birthdays, weddings and you name it. I also used to make hundreds of cakes each week (!!) for popular cafes around Canberra.
I closed my cake business in 2019 so I could focus on my true love - making recipes accessible to everyone.
Under Rainbow Nourishments, I've also been lucky to:
- Host several pop-up dinners and high-teas
- Travel internationally and around Australia to host workshops
- Oh and publish my first cookbook 'Incredible Plant-based Desserts' (2019).
My food philosophy
Rainbow Nourishments is not just about the kitchen but nourishing people on a deeper level. I believe that food should encourage people to connect with loved ones, positive memories and be a way to practice kindness to yourself, others and the environment.
All the recipes I create for Rainbow Nourishments are vegan as I believe it's more sustainable for the world and minimises harm to animals.
I also experiment with recipes which are gluten free, refined sugar free and nut-free. I firmly believe that everyone should have access to delicious food!
I hope you can join me on my journey to nourish myself and, on the way, find your own way to nourish yourself too!