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It all started with MKR – for those who do not know what that means – it is an Australian tv programme called My Kitchen Rules.
Yes it is an addiction of mine. There I said it!
I love sitting down with D watching amateur cooks creating food in their homes and having it critiqued by the other contestants and two well known chefs. It is even on three nights in a row!! What a treat!
And this is the significant part. One of the two judges is a guy called Pete Evans. And he is a 40 something good looking chef/restaurateur who is engaged to Nicola Robertson (who used to be Nicky Watson when she lived back here in NZ). I watched him, over a whole series, change how he looked! Yes that is what I said. I noticed he started looking way slimmer and his face seemed brighter and so engaging and vital. I noticed he was getting some bad press over in Oz. The word was he was unwell, he had changed his diet and people were speculating that he may have some disease. Basically no one knew what was going on. But I could see it. Then it slowly filtered out that he had changed his diet.
So what is the significance of Pete Evans? One day I was googling, as you do, to check out a visiting raw foodie visiting Sydney. My friend Linda had just been to his workshop and was raving about him. As I was visiting Sydney a bit more than usual, coz my gorgeous N was living there now, I thought ‘oooh that would be fun to go along to’. Sadly the raw guru had left Sydney and moved on up to Uluru. I did think hmmmm love to go there but NO just not meant to be! As I am reading about the food that was served at the raw foodie guru’s seminar, I noticed Pete Evans’ name and a link to his website. I remember thinking it’s like getting a quick squiz into someone’s life and Pete Evans’ to boot!! I almost felt naughty! So Click and I started reading about what he was up to and there it was………
“I am currently studying at the esteemed Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York”. And there was another link to IIN. So Click. And the rest, as they say is history!!!!
The IIN information resonated so deeply with me that a week later I was enrolled in a year’s on- line course to become a Health Coach.
— And so my journey began.