Healthy

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an In­sta­grammable life­style, rather than achiev­able at home.

She’s mind­ful that, when healthy food ex­ploded, it be­came too con­nected to ex­otic in­gre­di­ents, the su­per­food pow­ders and things – that are not ac­ces­si­ble.” But she’s also un­shake­able that some­thing needs to be done to tackle the in­creases in health is­sues re­sult­ing from life­style-re­lated dis­eases and obe­sity.

And if post­ing pretty pic­tures of veg­eta­bles on the ‘gram en­cour­ages peo­ple to eat more greens, then where’s the harm? “When you’re at home, there’s no ex­pec­ta­tion that food needs to look that beau­ti­ful, but we know that peo­ple aren’t eat­ing their veg­eta­bles, so how are we go­ing to get them to do it? We’ve got to get them to seem more ap­peal­ing,” says Ella. “And we do eat with our eyes.”

The Plant-Based Cook­book, she says, fo­cuses on us­ing in­gre­di­ents peo­ple are al­ready com­fort­able with, and are very much su­per­mar­ket sta­ples.

She’s firm, though, in do­ing her ab­so­lute best to not sound preachy: “I changed my diet for me be­cause it al­lowed me to man­age a chronic ill­ness, and ev­ery­one’s got to do what works for them,” says Ella. There’s no right and wrong way of do­ing it, but there are nice ways to get more veg­eta­bles into your diet.

“I’m a big be­liever in the con­cept that, for any­thing to be sus­tain­able, it has to be en­joy­able.

“So you’ve got to make it in­ter­est­ing, you’ve got to make it colour­ful, you’ve got to make it abun­dant,” and, she adds, “you’ve got to make it de­li­cious.”

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