Culinary Medicine and Plant-based Nutrition A NEW APPROACH TO HEALTHY FOOD

Culinary Medicine and Plant-based Nutrition

Tailored Taste by Halima Ferreira Plant Based Nutritionist / Private Chef / Food Architect and Consultant Throughout the UK and Globally

Helping people achieve a healthy diet

My journey has been a long, arduous one. Five years ago, I was diagnosed with an auto immune condition and under a lot of stress, I almost lost my life. Being rushed to hospital at 4am was a turning point for me. I knew I had to make big changes to my life.

The diagnosis was ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease – but even now the doctors still can’t decide on an exact diagnosis. I was frustrated, tired and in pain, with chronic fatigue and depression. I was put on medication but there was absolutely no mental or emotional support available. One thing I knew – I didn’t want to be on medication for life. And so, began my journey to health and wellness and understanding the power of good nutrition and healthy food.

The power of plant-based nutrition

I searched for a plant-based nutrition diploma to learn about transitioning and the benefits of a whole food diet. I began to learn about culinary medicine, and I now combine my international experience as a health chef, with my plant-based nutrition knowledge – to help my clients change their approach to food and adopt healthier eating habits.

How I use culinary medicine to help clients

Culinary medicine is a unique combination of nutrition and culinary knowledge. This was it! I’d found my mission and where my expertise lay!

Culinary medicine celebrates real food. It’s a bridge between nutrition and the practical skills to implement in the kitchen.

By combining my years of experience as a dedicated chef and training as a plant- based nutritionist, I could help clients reach good, personal, food-based decisions about accessing and eating high quality meals, to improve their diet and lifestyle – for the long-term. Helping them to restore wellbeing.

My work now involves empowering clients to take charge of their health, to manage food habits and live with any health conditions from a point of strength and control.

Blending the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine

What we eat affects our health and wellbeing. Some of it is influenced by the source and type of food. Culinary medicine celebrates real food. It’s a bridge between good nutrition and the practical skills you need to implement in the kitchen.

I combine my international experience as a health chef, with my plant based nutrition knowledge to help my clients change their approach to food.

I can help you learn to cook nourishing meals at home benefiting not just your own, but your family’s health too.

Ways To Work With Halima To Improve Your Approach To Food


Dedicated 1-2-1 remote nutritional support for you and your family.

  • An initial discovery call/Zoom consultation
  • Teaching and supporting you to cook whilst bringing diversity and variety to your meal plans. Making food fun again
  • Joining you on a remote grocery trip
  • A 1 hour remote pantry revamp – find the healthy foods you love
  • Four weeks of follow up support helping you to change your diet – long term


Cooking Masterclasses – learn to cook tailored dishes like a pro.

  • Demonstration style workshops for small groups online – where I welcome you into my kitchen and we cook together
  • 28 day challenge to try plant based food-see the difference


A special package for the whole family. I will create custom menus centering around your retreats intention:

  • Be it a detox weekend or a 28 day challenge
  • Learn how to cook and prepare health -giving, appetising meals at home with your family
  • We plan all your meals and drinks including tasty snacks and you have my support all the way through

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Disclaimer: I am not a health practitioner/doctor and implementing advice should always be done in collaboration with a doctor or specific health care professionals. It may not work for everyone as everyone is unique. I’m simply giving advice that has worked for me or sharing my opinion.

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