Hello and welcome! My name is Elisa Ashenden, and I certainly live to eat. I have always been obsessed with food and all things culinary and have many memories of being perched up on the kitchen bench watching my mother cook and prepare delicious meals! Though I was born in New Zealand, I was raised in Japan and have also lived in New York and Sydney, and now reside in London. As such, much of my food reflects the experiences I have had with ingredients and fresh flavors from across the globe.
Though I have worked as an actress for many years, in the past months I have been urged by so many to start writing down all my recipes and food tips, and I can think of nothing that would give me greater pleasure. I am a firm believer that no-one needs to suffer through eating properly. In fact, I believe the opposite. The best food in my opinions should not only serve you nutritionally but should be exceptionally delicious. Here you will find mouth-watering fresh recipes that will taste so good you may not realize how fantastic all this food is for you. I will deal with nutritional issues, healthy and nutritious meals, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and many other “types” of eating..but first and foremost, I can guarantee it will all be DELECTABLE!!
Luckily for me, I travel a lot with my husband, and we always seek out local specialities, and the very best food we can find, so travel and restaurant reviews are all here too!
There will be no calorie counting and no tiny meal portions here. I learnt a long time ago that the key to eating HEAPS of food (I eat more than any other woman I’ve met) and not getting gigantic lies simply in creating delicious meals out of the right ingredients.
I hope this blog and eating food from Elisa’s Table makes you as happy and healthy as I have been in creating it.