Hello and welcome to my blog Plantbased Pixie!
My name is Pixie, and I’m a food blogger, biochemist (BSc), nutritionist (MSc), writer, and speaker.
I eat a plant-based/vegetarian diet, using the scientific definition of plant-based meaning ‘a diet based on plants’, not necessarily a diet solely consisting of plants. This is deliberately vague as I don’t really believe in labelling myself or restricting myself if I want a good old-fashioned burger and chips! Food should not only make you healthy but needs to taste good and make you happy, otherwise what really is the point?
My food journey has taken me from unhealthy uni student (think frozen ready meals), to cutting out every food group I could think of in a pursuit of health (no meat, fish, eggs, dairy, soy, gluten, or refined sugar), to now having a much more balanced happy approach to food and health. I do work out on a regular basis, mixing it up with crazy bootcamp classes, boxing, and weights. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I have to drag myself out of bed to get to the gym, but I love the sense of achievement it gives me right at the start of the day.
I am a scientist and a skeptic, so I don’t believe in alternative medicine, or that diet changes can cure everything. That’s just not how the human body works. I do have a passion for helping people to improve their scientific literacy and be more skeptical about the advice circulating online (spoiler alert: 90% of it is BS), and I intend to use it. You may not like everything you read here, but that’s part of the fun 🙂
So I hope you enjoy my posts and recipes, and I welcome any comments! If you want to chat then feel free to send me a message here!