Sunday Life: Gemma Leslie's Day On A Plate

Sunday Life: Gemma Leslie's Day On A Plate

This month, we sat down with Sunday Life magazine to share Gemma's day on a plate as an artist and business owner.  



6.30am My partner brings me a latte in bed. I realised that caffeine first thing in the morning doesn't work for me, so he brings me a decaf so that we can keep this morning ritual going. I wrangle my 3-year-old and walk him to kinder.

8.00am I arrive at the studio but need breakfast, so I take my team to Florian and have our morning meeting there. I have two soft-boiled eggs on toasted rye, with cavolo nero and béarnaise sauce, alongside a matcha latte with oat milk and honey.



12.30pm After a personal training session I grab two tofu rice-paper rolls. The man at the counter insists on giving me a spring roll made by his grandmother.

2.30pm Piccolo latte and half a coffee scroll.




5.30pm As I walk my son home from kinder, he begs me for a treat from the servo. Today we settle on sharing a blood orange kombucha (I drink most of it).



6.30pm I make a very non-traditional fried rice, a fridge clear-out using silverbeet, zucchini, carrot, onion, garlic and soy sauce.

8pm A lemon and ginger tea.



Dr Joanna McMillan says

Top marks for… Your fridge clear-out meal. Minimising food waste is vital not only for healthy eating on a budget but for the environment. You also get a nice mix of vegies as a result. The only thing missing is a good source of protein.

Why don’t you try… Including mussels and/or oysters (if you eat them) in your weekly menu as these are rich in all three minerals you fall short on. Add a seaweed salad to lunch to boost iodine. Add tofu, tempeh and beans to your stir-fry.


As told to Nicole Economos for Sunday Life's July edition - read the full article here.