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Thursday, 24 September 2015

I Just Met Nadia Lim, MasterChef 2011 Winner!!!

Nadia Lim, MasterChef 2011 Winner

This evening I had the great pleasure of meeting Nadia Lim, MasterChef 2011 winner, and author of 4 cook books!
The event was hosted at Petite Fleur at Seifried Estate, in Richmond, Tasman.
I won a ticket with a Richmond Mall promotion, and was all ready dressed {in my new Jacqui e dress} and ready to go by 11am {the event started at 6.45pm!!!}!!!
I went with my very good friend Tracy, and a couple of her workmates, and we had such a great evening ...

On arrival there was a glass of wine each, and 2 platters per table.

We had a goodie bag at each place setting, which had 2 magazines “New Zealand Taste” and “WildTomato” inside, along with a number of sampler products from local shops around Richmond, including a glue stick {from Paper Plus} and a coffee card from Muffin Break ...

Anna from Paper Plus was the MC for the evening, or “Oprah” as Nadia called her, and Nadia was an amazing speaker, and I went home buzzing with excitement.
As I had {another} meeting with my Dietician Tonia earlier this week, allot of the lingo that Nadia used I was familiar with, as I have been asked by Tonia to start the "FODMAP Diet" {"Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols", FODMAPs are carbohydrates (sugars) that are found in foods}.
Nadia talked about how at the age if 12, she decided that she would be a food author, and marry her idol “The Naked Chef” Jamie Oliver!
Years later the first part of Nadia’s dream came true, the later part, well unfortunately Jamie married his sweetheart Jools!
We could have listened for hours as Nadia spoke about meeting her mother-in-law for the first time, and her faux pax made on live TV when recounting that first meeting, along with many other antidotes.
There was a question and answer session that must have lasted at least 30 minutes, and Nadia handled each question with ease, and I loved that she repeated what the question was {as she had a microphone} before relaying her very informative answer.
All too soon, the evening was drawing to a close, but not before we had the opportunity to purchase Nadia’s cook books at a discounted price, and also get a signed autograph from Nadia and a selfie!

I purchased her latest book “Nadia Lims’ Fresh Start Cook Book” over 100 delicious everyday recipes for lasting good health and weight loss.
My favourite recipes thus far, as I thumb through the book are “Grilled Cinnamon Bananas With Maple Caramelised Pecans + Yoghurt”, “Salted Caramel Fudge”, “Strawberry, Basil + Lime Sorbet” and ohhhhh yum “Chocolate Berry Fudge Brownies”!
As you can tell, I have a sweet tooth {not good when you are meant to be on a low sugar diet!}, but Nadia’s most recent book also has recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Vegetarian, Meat, Chicken, Fish + Seafood, Desserts + Treats, Healthy Snacks, and Essentials.
With a background studying nutrition and dietetics for five years at Otago University, Nadia is more than qualified to offer advice on nutrition, and share her love of food.
If you get the chance, take a look at Nadia’s website or better yet, pop into your local bookshop or library and pick up a copy of one of Nadia’s books: “Nadia’s Kitchen”, “Nadia Lim’s Good Food Cook Book”, “Easy Week Night Meals” {included in the book is her famous “Thyme Stuffed Chicken With Roast Pumpkin and Mushroom Sauce" recipe} + her latest book “Nadia Lims’ Fresh Start Cook Book”.

WOWsiers, what a night!

Nadia’s Cook Books may be purchased through her website or through any good book seller.

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