Hi, I’m Pip Payne

Hi, I’m Pip Payne (aka The Slimming Foodie)! I’ve always had a passion for food and have been a keen home cook since I was a little girl. I don’t think that cooking from scratch should be a chore, and as much as I love the occasional fancy recipe,  my favourite types of recipes are the ones that are simple to make, but still packed with flavour and never a disappointment to eat!

My focus is on healthy eating (and all the recipes here on my blog are Slimming World friendly), but I’m a big believer in moderation and taking a sensible approach to healthy eating- nothing’s worse than being overly restrictive, or finding food stressful- I think there should be a happy balance, eat what you fancy, make it from scratch so you know exactly what’s in it, enjoy a diverse diet, and eat mindfully. I never want to lose my enjoyment of food and I don’t think that you need to, even if you are working on losing weight! The key to happy and healthy eating is finding a way of eating that you can sustain long-term.

I’m based in Devon, and love living here with my husband and 2 little girls. I’m also often up in London making the most of my favourite foodie haunts!

I hope you enjoy the recipes!