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Nourish

Grow, Cook, Enjoy

Groceries

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Company name:

Nourish


Tagline:

Grow, Cook, Enjoy


Website: http://nourish-growcookenjoy.com/
Location:

London


Category:

Groceries

Company overview

Our Story

Our core value is to nourish people from the inside out. We believe food should be both nourishing and enjoyable. With a background in nursing, our background Ineke has a passion to change the way we eat and live. 

As part of our philosophy we have committed to help fund projects to improve sustainable food and water access in Africa, and to fund micro-businesses of young adults leaving orphanages. 



About the Nourish Founder

" I have had an interesting journey with food, but my diet really changed when following a volunteer trip to Uganda. I was advised to try a gluten free period followed by dairy free to see if it would cure my constant, upset, bloated stomach.  I trialled this and as a result, I excluded gluten (although not strictly,) and felt better for it.



However, it was not necessarily the healthiest way to live, as being gluten free does not necessarily mean you are being nourished from the food you eat. In fact the longer I was gluten free the more I became a sugar addict. This was compounded by my belief that low fat diets were healthy. I was a registered practice nurse and would regularly talk to patients about their diet, following guidelines set up by the various ‘regulatory bodies’. So my diet became based around a lot of fruit, soya milk coffees (sometimes decaf), low-fat yoghurt, salads with minimal carbohydrates, and some meat. While in it-self there was a lot of healthy food I was eating, I certainly wasn’t being nourished completely and was lacking some important nutrients/fats. An extra large soya coffee with a sweet chocolate gluten-free cheesecake brownie for lunch left me feeling full, but did not nourish me, particularly when  at 3pm that afternoon I would crave something to eat so have fruit, and then puzzle over why only 30 minutes later I was hungry again and have such a bloated stomach.


Given all this in the background, I started to read and make changes to our diet as a family. I had figured out that I was living from one sugar high to the next. Moreover my real passion for finding out more was seeing the effects of sugar on my daughter who at the time was just over two years old. Wanting to give her the best possible start in life, I started to investigate and write recipes for our family. There has been a lot of trial and error along the way and still is. Not everything turns out the first time. But it is a gradual change.This website is a work in progress. There are a lot of valuable resources available at our fingertips today and a lot of information about the next best change you should make to your diet. On top of this is the pressure in society to conform to a certain image. This is certainly not the aim of my journey. I have learnt and continue to be amazed that the life we have been given is such a gift. We have been created incredibly, the mind boggles at the intricacy of how we are knitted together. Every single person is unique and that is something we must treasure. I believe that nurturing this incredible body from the inside out is of infinite value and this is both spiritually and physically. I would love to have you join me in this journey and hear your stories as well.

Remember that it is gradual changes, for some people changing their entire pantry is something they may want to do, but for others starting with changing one meal a day to be based around more whole-food is a massive positive step in starting to nourish their bodies from the inside out. I look forward to sharing recipes and articles with you."

Our Philosophy

"There are so many different views on food and which ‘diet’ to follow, as well as a great many unhealthy relationships to food and body image.



I believe above all, that food is a gift and is there to not only nourish you, but to be enjoyed. To put the two together (nourishment + enjoyment of delicious food) gives you the best outcome. I have been at both ends of the spectrum with food, both eating too much, including un-nourishing foods and also eating too restrictive as well and under-nourishing my body. Food has the danger to be one of those things in life that people turn to either for emotional comfort or as a means of control. My desire in writing this blog and in creating coconut macaroons and other food products is to empower people to make healthy choices, to enjoy what they are eating, and above all to have a healthy relationship with food and enjoy being nourished by it.

So which ‘diet’ do we follow as a family?

We are not strictly vegan, paleo, or vegetarian as such. We do still occasionally eat meat and eggs, but only organic and sustainably sourced. We do use some unrefined whole-grains in our diet, these mostly complement our main meals rather than being the bulk of our meal. A large majority of our diet is based on plants, fruits, healthy fats, nuts and seeds. We use no refined sugar, but use dried fruits, raw honey, organic maple syrup, a little rice malt syrup and coconut sugar. Healthy fats are key to the way we eat, and vital to our bodies growth, raw coconut oil, lots of avocados, nuts and seeds, good olive oil and cold-pressed avocado and sesame oils. The key in all of this is to eat as close to how food has been given to us in nature. The more processed a food is, the less it resembles how it is in its natural form, the less likely it is to have excellent nutritional value and be free of additives.

Remember in all of this, eating a well-balanced diet is 80/20 and change happens slowly. Making vast changes all at once is unlikely to stick and stay. Make a small change, even one meal a week to start with and slowly increase. We certainly did not change overnight and still now use the 80/20 rule. Remember, food is to be enjoyed as well, and stressing about what you eat can often suffocate the enjoyment of spending time with loved ones and friends as well as do no favours for your hormone levels and bodies nervous system. Over time I will post more blogs on how little changes can make a difference, and how some forward planning can make this easy to do.

I would love to hear about your journeys and any questions or comments you may have, so please do get in touch using our contact form. We would love you to connect with us on social media as well."



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Coconut Macaroons
Nourish Coconut Macaroons are carefully and individually crafted. They are dehydrated at a low temperature to preserve the fresh and natural goodness from the organic wholefood ingredients we use to create them.
Each handmade macaroon is full or super nutrients and naturally gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free. Each of our macaroon varieties are unique. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
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Now available in single packages for on the go.

Cacao
Anti-oxidant rich cacao creates a delicious, nourishing treat. Our original macaroon, full of goodness.

Red Velvet
A scrumptious blend of beetroot, cacao, coconut and vanilla - rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.

Raspberry
Freeze-dried raspberry pieces combined with cacao butter gives a dreamy, white chocolate treat, full of anti-oxidants.

Strawberry
A winning combination of strawberries, coconut, and raw honey with a hint of white cacao nd vanilla - the taste of summer.

Vanilla
A creamy blend of coconut, pure vanilla bean, and superfood lucuma. Reminds us of the taste of vanilla ice cream.

Passionfruit
Bursts of passion fruit blended with coconut for a tropical delight. Passion fruit is renowned for its high level of vitamins and nutrients.

Our organic coconut macaroon range is naturally gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.

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Founding Team

Ineke Nugteren

Co-Founder

I have a background as a nurse and working with people with chronic diseases. Coupled with a love of food, I started to look at how food had a direct impact on the way we feel and on health outcomes. It was through this that I experimented with different recipes (of which I have written many). One of which was coconut macaroons. Encouraged by colleagues to bring this to market, the first Nourish macaroon hit the shelves in 2015. We became a company in December 2015 and have grown since. I am passionate about creating food that will Nourish people from the Inside Out. That is the ethos of anything that comes out of the kitchen and also with the recipes I share on our website. Our company has an over-riding bigger picture though. Not only do we want to Nourish people that purchase the products (first goal), but we want to help people in Africa to Flourish (second goal). Our goal with the company is to make it profitable to then fund water projects in Africa and to fund micro businesses of young adults leaving orphanages in Africa, to grow their economy. To achieve these two goals is our ultimate plan.

Ryan Nugteren

Co-Founder

Ryan is a full time teacher. He helps taste test all of our kitchen projects, works on spreadsheet side of things (statistics teacher) and packaging/deliveries where possible. he is often out sampling in the school holidays too. :)

The rest of the team

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On the Go Box

Price: 7.5

Quantity available: 100

2 Single Cacao
2 Singles Vanilla
2 Singles Passionfruit
*price include UK delivery

Estimated delivery: 3-5 business days

Small Taster Box

Price: 7.75

Quantity available: 100

Option of one of the two flavours - Vanilla or Cacao Pouch
Option of one of the two flavours - Vanilla or Passionfruit Single Serve
*price include UK delivery

Estimated delivery: 3-5 business days

Fruit Box

Price: 14.5

Quantity available: 100

1 Pouch Passionfruit
1 Pouch Strawberry
1 Pouch Raspberry
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Estimated delivery: 3-5 business days

Chocolate Vanilla Box

Price: 14.5

Quantity available: 100

1 Pouch Cacao
1 Pouch Vanilla
1 Pouch Red Velvet
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Estimated delivery: 3-5 business days

Large Hamper Box

Price: 28

Quantity available: 99

1 Pouch Passionfruit
1 Pouch Strawberry
1 Pouch Raspberry
1 Pouch Vanilla
1 Pouch Cacao
1 Pouch Red Velvet
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Estimated delivery: 3-5 business days