Coconut Merchant Q&A With Squirrel Sisters

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We are two sisters who are passionate about health, wellbeing and both physical and mental nourishment. We started Squirrel Sisters as a health and wellness brand which is all about putting fun and enjoyment into being healthy! We believe that there doesn’t need to be a choice between health and fun and that you can have both.

We launched our blog in October 2014 and are now working towards launching our healthy snack bars towards the end of September/beginning of October 2015.

Q&A with Coconut Merchant

Q. How did you get started in cooking and food blogging?

A. We learnt a lot from our mum about cooking and eating well so it has always been a passion of ours. We find cooking very relaxing and enjoy making food that fuels our body. When Sophie moved to Singapore we found that we kept sending pictures of the finished dish of an exciting recipe we had created so decided starting a blog would be a great way to record and share our discoveries with each other and other people.

Q. What’s your favourite dish to make?

A. At the moment we are both loving brown rice pasta with homemade vegan basil pesto (you can find the pesto recipe on our blog).

Q. What do you like to do in your spare time apart from cooking?

A. We love working out because it makes us feel energised and helps us focus.

Q. Can you share with us any particular advice for someone new to cooking with coconut products?

A. A lot of people think coconut products can only be used to make sweet foods but you can make so many incredible savoury dishes with coconut products as well.

Q. Has cooking together as sisters influenced your cooking styles?

A. Yes! We have always liked quite different foods but being sisters and cooking together has meant that we can try each others favourites dishes and experience ingredients that we may not buy if we were on our own.

Q. What are your philosophies about food?

A. Our philosophy on food is to choose the best quality and unprocessed foods that you can in order to be the best version of you that you can be, we believe that in treating yourself you can treat your health.