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Mise en Place

For Anyone Wanting to Change Their Life & for All Who Love Good Food
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"Mise en place" (pronounced Meez ahn plahs) is the term used in professional kitchens for the organizing and arranging of ingredients. It translates
directly from French as,
"putting in place".

I like to think it also describes the time in one's life when one must discard all things that no longer have meaning, and put in place all those pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that will eventually reveal the grand picture of a life righteously lived. For me, that time has come.

After almost a decade as a model agent in both Sydney and Los Angeles, at the age of thirty-five, I've decided to forego fashion and follow my passion - food.

This is my story, unfolding real-time as you scroll down. May my journey - in good times and in bad - inspire you to put your things in place.

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  • October 18, 2011 3:54 pm

    May-o-Vegan Goodness

    So I guess about a year ago, I discovered “Vegenaise”. We don’t typically eat much mayonnaise in our home but when we do, I LOVE it. I love it whole and creamy and badass. But this product caught my eye and I thought I’d give it a go, just to see - we all know mayo is not the best thing in the world for us. 

    I commenced my experiment with the Vegenaise “Original” and adored it. I made the switch and haven’t bought regular mayonnaise since. It is however a soy product and as we know, too much of that isn’t that great either. I chose none-the-less to take my chances with the soy protein. As I mentioned, mayo is not commonly used in our home save for dressings sometimes and sandwiches here and there. 

    Today, I found a new love - Vegenaise “Soy Free”.  Wow. And it’s BETTER than any other mayo or Vegenaise that I’ve tried (well, other than the make-it-yourself kind). It’s creamy and tangy, packing a real punch. I’m in love. And the ingredients are Expeller-Pressed Hi-Oleic Safflower Oil, Filtered Water, Brown Rice Syrup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Pea Protein, Sea Salt, Mustard Flour and Lemon Juice Concentrate. It’s vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO. 

    I suggest you go and get yourself some. It’s available at Wholefoods. And yes, it’s expensive. But as should be the mantra in general, “Eat less.” 

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