The Paleo Cafe Franchise Family is continuing to expand and we love that our team is made up of people equally as passionate about Paleo and healthy living as we are. This week, meet Meghann and Andrew who are launching the first Victorian Paleo Cafe in Mornington Peninsula later this year.
When and why did you start living a Paleo lifestyle?
We started living a paleo lifestyle in January of 2011. Andrew has been gluten free for nearly 20 years and our first son had just been diagnosed with sensitivities to gluten, dairy, soy, legumes and eggs. With so many things off the list, I had no idea what to cook! At the time, I was playing roller derby and read a book by Melissa Joulwan (author of Well Fed). I checked out her blog, heard about dino-chow, heavy lifting and the Whole30 and thought “Why not?” We started out first Whole30 on January 17 and never looked back! It has seriously changed our lives in so many ways.
What made you want to own a Paleo Café?
Andrew has over 20 years experience as a chef and we are both passionate about Paleo and good food. It just made sense to take the leap and start doing something that we believe in as a career. The Mornington Peninsula has an incredibly vibrant health and fitness community and we can’t wait to be a part of that on a daily basis. It also gives us a chance to create a lifestyle we love and lets us spend time with our two boys, Elliot (age 4) and Louie (14 months).
What is your favourite quick & easy Paleo meal to cook at home?
My Stupid Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with sweet potato fries and guacamole. It’s good every, single time and nearly impossible to mess up!
How do you like to keep fit?
Playing with our kids, climbing trees, running, surfing, stand up paddle boarding and yoga. A little bit of everything so we can squeeze it in whenever we can and don’t get bored!
What do you like to do in your down time?
We love spending time together as a family, playing in the kitchen and creating new meals and heading to the beach. I (Meghann) also love geeking out on the latest nutritional studies and then wowing all my family and friends with my newfound knowledge. Unfortunately, they’re not always as enthusiastic as me (though some are- Hi Andrew, Ivy and Crystal!)
We know our Victorian fans can’t wait for Meghann and Andrew to open on Mornington Peninsula – you can stay up to date with their local news and updates on their Facebook Page in the meantime.