Dr Catherine Stone

We’re obsessed with hearing about what other people eat all day erryday and we just know that you’re all as curious as we are! There’s something so intriguing about knowing the secrets of a healthy foodie. Follow along with this new series where we find out what a wide range of successful health-loving ladies eat in a day.

This week we chat with beautiful Dr Cat Stone, founder of The Face Place Medspa, avid traveller and passionate foodie.

Dr CatDr Cat founded The Face Place Medspa 17 years ago. She’s internationally recognised for her roles in television’s Ten Years Younger and Skin Doctors and has helped raise the profile of natural, medically proven, non-surgical cosmetic procedures in NZ and on a global scale. She is super passionate about the emergence of treatments and technology that combine both ‘science and soul’, is an avid traveller and bit of a passionate foodie with a love of all things good for you, and some that may not be so good for you in moderation.

Your go-to brekkie is…

I try to always start the day with a yummy green smoothie alongside either an omelette with salad, avocado and hot sauce; paleo toast with marmite and avocado; or if I’m being lazy, the nuts and meat that I’m preparing for my lunchtime salad!

My green smoothie always has a base of avocado, celery and cucumber, and then I’ll add different green veggies (rocket, spinach, iceberg lettuce, coriander, mint, courgette, broccoli, kale, or a mix of whatever is handy at the time!). I’ll usually throw some fresh organic turmeric, ginger root and chilli in, along with a good squeeze of lemon juice and occasionally a pinch of Mexican chilli salt! Yum!

Green SmoothieYour go-to lunch is…

Most days I’ll make my own salad in the morning and take it to work with me – usually chicken or salmon, although occasionally I’ll do prawns or scallops. I’ll use different greens to mix it up but avocado is usually in there. I’ll also throw in some nuts, sometimes some fruit, a good drizzle of olive oil and voila… Healthy deliciousness!

Yesterday it was ginger and lime crusted chicken on organic salad greens (with flowers!), avocado, pecans and grapefruit wedges… Tangy, crunchy and yum!

Your go-to dinner is…

I love to eat out so this varies depending on who I’m eating with and what I feel like! If I’m at home I might do some charred brussel sprouts in coconut oil cooked with almonds in the pan, a green salad, a delicious cauliflower or parsnip mash (made with coconut oil in the blender – super quick and easy!) and a small serving of steak or chicken. Just recently I’ve been using turkey mince to make delicious turkey rissoles with grated courgette, crispy mushrooms and leek, thyme, salt and pepper, and just one egg to bind… Tasty, easy, healthy and oh so good!

Dessert or no dessert…

Yes… yes… dessert!! I do go sugar-free occasionally and dessert will sometimes get banished for a few weeks or months. But I have a wicked sweet tooth, so when I’m not being virtuous, dessert is definitely on the agenda! My current fave at home is Little Island Coconut Caramel Icecream… Dairy free = guilt free, doesn’t it?!

Little Island IcecreamWhat you reach for when a snack attack hits…

If I’m being good, organic nuts or chilli seaweed. If I’m not, chocolate! I’ve discovered a range of delicious organic raw chocolate at Ponsonby Central and it just seems to keep falling into my shopping basket!

Your fave foodie destination…

In Auckland – Ponsonby Central always has a great range of different restaurants. I’m totally in love with the new Honey Bear (Burmese food, mouth-watering curries paired with kombucha cocktails and the most amazing soft shell crab!). Azabu on Ponsonby Road is another favourite, and Clooney always delivers amazingness.

Internationally – I love Spanish tapas, a roadside Nasi Goreng in Bali or Vietnamese food. Café Hanoi in Britomart is another favourite for amazing Vietnamese!

Cafe HanoiThree foods you can’t live without…

Chocolate, ice cream… umm… chocolate ice cream?! Well, I can live without them (and go through stages where I do!) but life is so much better with them!

Your ultimate foodie indulgence…

Ice cream! I’ve discovered an amazing vegan, low sugar, halal, coeliac-approved coconut ice cream that is some of the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted! Keep an eye on the shelves for WaHiki ice cream. I recently broke out of the chocolate and tried the mango – mind blowing!

The recipe that’ll always get you drooling is…

Anything to do with ice cream!

Dr Cat StoneConnect with Dr Cat…

Instagram: @drcatstone, @thefaceplacenz

Facebook: The Face Place NZ

Website: http://www.thefaceplace.co.nz/

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