WOW! Its February and Lunch Lady Lou is fast approaching a 1st birthday.To think that a year ago all these recipes and ideas were just floating around in my head is almost unbelievable. To celebrate Lunch Lady Lou’s almost 1 year birthday. I’ve put together 9 things that you may not know about me.

  1. I’m a food loving, popcorn craving, crazy dress wearing home cook. For years all I could cook was a bacon and egg roll. Then mum started a weekly cooking roster and after many failed meals, I realised that this cooking thing was pretty darn fun.

  2. I love antique shops, farmers markets, head scarves, bright flowy dresses and gardens both veggie and floral. I’m a reformed shop-a-holic and have a bursting wardrobe to prove it. Most of it aint’ the ordinary and has frequently been compared to a dress up box. I’m still working out how to take this.

  3. I live in beautiful Bondi Beach, in a sun drenched apartment surrounded by plants with my Horiculturalist/Bush Ranger fiancee (yes he can design your dream veggie garden – check him out at Gardens By Day).

  4. I don’t do so well in the cold and one (of many) of my ideas of freedom is not needing to wear or take a jacket out with me at night. These days I like to travel very light and took carry on luggage on a recent 3 week Euro trip. It’s empowering.

  5. I love eating with chop sticks and travelled South East Asia for 3months, I embraced chop stick culture and found it very hard to assimilate back to cutlery culture on return.

  6. I was diagnosed with Cancer when I was 21. My major facial nerve (left side) was damaged & I had no movement in the left side of my face for 3 months. That’s no blinking (I had to tape my eye shut every night so I didn’t lose my sight), no smile (my right side still worked) & I sneezed with my eye open – no my eyeball didn’t fall out. I have quite a few photos of my lop sided smile, I’ll post some one day.

  7. I love the ocean and swim daily. But would love a property somewhere away from this city slicker life in the country. With a major focus on living off the land – a huge veggie garden, fruit trees and chickens. I’d sell food and jams at the markets and sew crazy aprons.

  8. I love my bike that I flew back from London with me, but absolutely hate riding up hills. Yes, I’m a little bit lazy and much prefer yoga to running but appreciate the need for both in a balanced life. Luckily I have an amazing trainer at Vision Hunter Street, get in touch and I’ll hook you up.

  9. I love all things drinks – mint tea with freshly cut mint leaves is wonderful. If I had it my way, I’d have 9 mint plants in pots around my garden. I have a love hate relationship with coffee and I’m a full blown coffee snob. No Nescafe here. To blow your mind, I haven’t had a drop of soft drink for 13 months. But I frequently drink Kombucha which I highly recommend, especially if you love the booze.


Hey I'm Lou

Hey, I’m Lou

Lover of crispy bacon, homemade popcorn and Mama to BJ.  I’m here to empower you to cook delicious and doable meals for the modern day – even when you’re busy.

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