Hi, I’m Anthea and welcome to Rainbow Nourishments! I’m currently based in Canberra, Australia’s capital… but am a Sydney-sider at heart because I grew up there and just cannot resist the food options!
I’m a blogger, creator of the Instagram account @rainbownourishments, freelance recipe developer, food photographer and chef. I love sharing vegan recipes 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.
As a young adult, I completed a double degree with Honours at university and worked in Federal Government in humanitarian issues. However, I always craved creativity and working directly with people. I created Rainbow Nourishments in 2014 to meet more like-minded people and to share my love of food… and I sure did this through my social media, blog, hosting food workshops and pop-up dinners around Australia and internationally!
Under Rainbow Nourishments, I used to own a vegan cake businesses where I made bespoke cakes for customers and provided wholesale cakes to many popular cafes in Canberra. However, I closed my cake business in 2019 so I could focus on my true love – recipe development and photography.
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 is 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!