Author: Hannah Ubl

Hannah grew up on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. From a young age she was exposed to a wealth of food knowledge and cookery from her mum. She's long had a passion for gourmet food, and creative presentation. After a few milestones, Hannah's thirst for knowledge in food was sparked and thus her eyes were opened to an empowering way of life. Now she has a career in food she never thought was possible creating new and exciting nourishing dishes. Having been a fashion model for about eight years, her modelling career has taken her travelling to live in overseas markets such as London, UK, Singapore and Beijing, China. Travelling to many other countries and being exposed to different cultures, and foods always inspires her. It was in London, in 2008, where she met a couple of people who opened her eyes to Raw Food Cuisine and wholefoods in a greater sense. From there she was hooked on making a lifestyle around it. Everyone knows as a model, your body is your business. She has seen first-hand many pretty horrifying, unsustainable dietary issues. Her view on body image is "Focus on your health and do the best with what you were given". Over the past four and a half years she's adopted a vegan way of eating, with regular cleansing. An eating lifestyle consisting of 80-95% uncooked wholefoods - Living Foods, daily Green Smoothies, and a focus on a wide variety of food groups. She's found that teaming this with a regular exercise regime and yoga works best for her, and can't rave about the benefits enough. Going from being overweight to underweight, and recovering from severe Adrenal Fatigue, Hannah knows that eating a diet of fresh, unprocessed, organic, whole living foods, has helped her body and mind not only heal but remain strong and healthy whilst being in demand. It's been a journey of looking within, listening to her intuition and discovering self-love. She's now based in Sydney, Australia, and has had the opportunity to work alongside some renowned certified raw chefs. She continues to explore her culinary passion as a chef in the raw food kitchen at Orchard St, continues to blog and practises Reiki.