About Me

I am Erin: an eater, an over-thinker, a cook, a reader, a watcher of good television (Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, Orange is the New Black to name a few), and some bad television (the Vampire Diaries… I know! It’s the worst). I am a lover, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a hard worker, a procrastinator, and a ball of nervous energy.

Dreaming of Almonds (and a nicer world) is a blog about the three things that are most important to me: food, family and wondering about humans (not necessarily listed in order of importance…). Here you will find mostly healthy recipes, as well as a broader commentary on my family’s foray into food and life, with a side serving of human rights and social justice issues.

I started Dreaming of Almonds in April 2014, shortly after my mother was diagnosed with diabetes. When she was diagnosed I started searching for low-sugar recipes and treats for her to enjoy, and in the process was exposed to the world of wholefood living, which changed my own lifestyle. I had just had my second child, and was up at all hours of the night caring for him; so would do my research in the dark, on my iPad, during these wee hours. I was so sleep-deprived that when I did catch snippets of sleep, I would literally be, dreaming of almonds.

My food philosophy is not about rigid rules or strict diets. It’s about focusing on real, whole, fresh foods as much as possible. I find that this naturally leads to a lifestyle that is low in added sugar.

My background is in the community sector, and I recently completed a postgraduate qualification in public health. I regard health as a human rights and social justice issue. However, I am not a health or medical professional and cannot provide advice on health or medical issues.

I am also a bleeding heart, a feminist, and a happy person who is often angry (mostly at politicians).

I live in Canberra, Australia, with my husband and two little boys.

Click here to get in touch.

Affiliations (update at August 2017):

I am occasionally invited by companies to promote their products and services, in return for payment. Early on into my blogging, I decided that I wouldn’t do this – unless it was for a product that I already used, loved, and felt strongly about. An experienced professional blogger once told me:

“Don’t do it if it gives you that ‘icky’ feeling in your stomach.”
Sound advice, that has guided me well.

That is why I’m proud to be ‘officially’ affiliated with Well Nourished. Georgia played a big part in my ‘health journey’: the way I eat and feed my family, my understanding and appreciation of real food, and subsequent experience of improved health. Since early 2014, I have enjoyed sharing my positive experiences with readers, family and friends.

As an affiliate, I will receive a small commission from Well Nourished sales purchased through this website. This will help to cover a portion of the costs of maintaining this blog – a labour of love, definitely – but at times, an expensive one! If you do choose to purchase your Well Nourished products via this website (by using the links from this blog to their websites), I thank you very much for your support. xx

ErinandBoys

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10 Comments

  1. Leanne Hewitt says:

    Hi Erin!!
    Keep up the great work, love your blog. Just gorgeous and a breath of fresh air literally to read xxxx
    Leanne Hewitt

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