2014_09_16_diana123991Hi, my name is Diana, I am a culinary nutritionist and passionate foodie. After many years in London, I now live in Berlin. Before embarking on my ” food adventure”, I worked as a photographic producer and agent for international models, hair and make-up artists, and stylists in London.

Despite having worked in the fabulous world of fashion, my real passion always was in food and everything surrounding it. From its healing and nurturing powers to the way it brings people together.  Often I dreamed about turning my passion into my profession.  It was only in 2012 that I finally took a leap and enrolled in the Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London.  After 4 years filled with lectures, scientific research papers, essays, and exams, I proudly graduated and have been working in the field of food and nutrition ever since.

As much as I am passionate about good food and love eating it, I am interested in where it comes from and its impact on the environment. Needless to say, I hate throwing food away, some of my friends call me the ‘ Queen of leftovers’. To get an idea, check out Irma’s macaroons . I have to admit that I am a bit of a food nerd too. I like to make my own sauerkraut, sprouts and bread and cook most things from scratch.  As you can imagine, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but I love it. It’s the place where I can relax and really get into the zone. Time just flies by and at the end there always is a new creation, small kitchen disasters included.

To live in line with our planet, I prefer seasonal and locally grown organic foods and limit my meat and fish consumption to once per month. I avoid using plastics and usually carry some kind of jar with food around. I also have a fab biodegradable bamboo coffee cup I take everywhere. I can highly recommend getting one. It’s not only a life saver for our growing coffee cup waste problem,  I get free coffees on a regular bases.  Along with my coffee cup a bunch of canvas bags are always traveling in my handbag. I buy loose fruit and vegetable where possible and leave any excess packaging at supermarkets, shops and stores.

You may ask yourself who is Irma Green? She came to life when l was looking for a way to put into practice what l  was learning from my nutrition studies and food courses. Irma is an old fashioned German name I’ve always loved ( I am German), and when I was brainstorming how to give all my nutrition knowledge and inspiration an identity, Irma Green just seemed to present herself, so I went with it.  She stands for green and sustainable living. She is my healthy-eating, life-loving muse. Irma is me at my best and also stands for reconnecting with real food and nurturing oneself to get the most fun out of life.  You could say I am a mission to awake the Irma in the people l meet and work with, because I think everyone deserves a bit of Irma in their lives!

Thank you for reading, and making delicious nutritious food!

Wishing you a great day!

Diana x

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