Side orders with Rosanna Davison, model and author
Published 17/01/2016 | 02:30
The model and nutrition author dishes the dirt on her eating habits and how her death row meal would be loaded with carbs.
Do you do breakfast?
Yes, I have breakfast every day as I usually train quite early in the morning and need the fuel. I'll have a green smoothie or a green juice, and either a chia seed pudding made with almond milk and berries, or else creamy coconut milk porridge with seeds and berries.
I love making big curries, soups and stews. My favourite dish to make is probably a roast butternut squash and chickpea stew, which is also one of the most popular main courses dishes in my book, Eat Yourself Beautiful.
Favourite take-out meal:
I love an Indian takeaway. I'll get a veggie curry with rice, and loads of side orders.
I love Rasam Indian Restaurant in Glasthule, I've been going there with my family for almost 10 years.
Red or white?
I don't drink wine, as I try to avoid yeasty foods and drinks.
Homemade soup, salad, almonds and blueberries.
I love a few squares of dark chocolate when I feel like a sweet treat, although it's easy to make a decent version at home using coconut oil, cacao powder and maple syrup when a chocolate emergency strikes!
I like broccoli and mushrooms, stir-fried in a little coconut oil, chilli, garlic, salt and pepper.
Do you Consider yourself a picky eater?
I'm definitely fussy when it comes to the quality of my food, and I won't eat anything that's processed or contains refined sugar, sweeteners, chemicals or preservatives. So yes I probably am!
What's always in your fridge?
Sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, blueberries, coconut water, unsweetened almond milk, broccoli, mushrooms, ginger, garlic, onions and apples.
Favourite spud style:
Baked and puréed sweet potato with plenty of seasoning.
Death row meal:
Carb-loaded everything! How many courses could I have? It would probably involve a veggie curry, rice, naan bread, garlic bread, chocolate cake with coconut cream, dark chocolate truffles and Champagne.
Dream dinner guests:
My husband and family, plus the very much missed relatives that have left us.
Favourite dinner your mum used to make you:
My mum makes a great Lebanese-style mezze spread, with loads of different dishes, roast vegetables, salads and dips. I love her cooking, and she grows most of her own produce at home in the garden.
What's your go-to comfort food?
I love the recipe in my book for a coconut curry with sweet potato noodles, as it's so warming, filling and has some really nice flavours.