Stripping Food Down To Nude: Meet Australia’s New Celebrity Cook And ‘Nude Food’ Advocate, Nadia Lim
MasterChef NZ winner, NZ My Kitchen Rules judge, award winning cookbook author and co-founder of My Food Bag, Nadia Lim has reached Australia’s shores – bringing with her a refreshing ‘Nude Food’ philosophy that is changing the way Australians approach healthy eating.
Nadia Lim won MasterChef NZ in 2011 after working as a dietitian in the diabetes sector. Since then, Nadia has become a runaway success and household name in NZ, having published three best-selling cookbooks, starring as a tasting panel judge on NZ’s My Kitchen Rules and the host of an international cooking TV series New Zealand with Nadia Lim, plus The Healthy Food Channel. However she says her biggest achievement is the fact that every week tens of thousands of people are cooking and eating her simple, healthy and delicious recipes, via My Food Bag, a recipe and ingredient delivery service that is revolutionizing the way Kiwi’s and Australians eat. To date, almost 5 million Nadia Lim-inspired meals have been delivered, cooked and eaten. Nadia’s ‘Nude Food’ philosophy underpins all her work, with the consistent aim of helping people eat in a more nutritious, delicious way, by getting back to basics and stripping away the distractions of food fads, diets and marketing hype. Her down-to-earth, simple approach to healthy eating is accessible to everyone.
Whilst she is a qualified dietitian, Nadia says she doesn’t believe in diets. What she does believe in, however, is stripping down to Nude Food – a philosophy inspired by Jamie Oliver’s Naked Chef series. “It all started when I was 12 years old. I’d come home and watch TV after school and Jamie Oliver would be cooking up a storm on The Naked Chef. I thought, “Ooh…he’s cool, I’d love to cook, eat and write recipes all day like him”. I firmly decided that when I grew up I’d write a cookbook and have my own cooking show called ‘Food in the Nude’. “What I wanted was to show people how delicious simple, natural food can be – stripped down without additives and excess packaging. Eat from the ground, the sea and the sky, and less from factories. That’s Nude Food,” says Nadia.
Nadia is also the co-founder, head chef and dietician for My Food Bag, one of New Zealand’s fastest growing companies, which is now bringing Nude Food into the homes of Sydney and Melbourne families.
Every night, My Food Bag helps to solve the “What’s for dinner?” dilemma for thousands of families, delivering fresh ingredients and inspiring easy recipes that result in healthy, delicious dinners.
Nadia is proud of the positive effects that My Food Bag has had on their routines:
“Kids are eating more vegetables and trying new foods, families are eating together around the dinner table more, couples are cooking together in the kitchen, and people are eating less takeaways. It’s amazing and humbling to hear how much it’s changing people’s lives,” says Nadia.
Along with this, Nadia is supporting Australian farmers by sourcing only fresh, local and free-range Australian produce for her food bags.
With her nutritious and delicious Nude Food philosophy, approachable charm and natural beauty (her unique look is thanks to the mix from her Malaysian-Chinese father and New Zealand mother), Nadia Lim is set to become a popular fresh face on the Australian food and nutrition scene.
Frequently travelling between NZ, Malaysia, and now Australia, Nadia regards Sydney as a second home and is excited to be available as a celebrity cook and food expert to Australian audiences.