In the Kitchen with Emily, Co-Founder of Mother Made

Who are you, and what do you do?

I’m Emily, I’m a co-owner and director of Mother Made and also a Mum 

What inspired you to start Mother Made?

Our genuine obsession with functional mushrooms and returning back to NZ to find they weren’t sold here.. yet! 

What’s your go-to mushroom and why?

The AM powder because it’s so easy to incorporate into your daily routine – I have 1tsp in my coffee every morning. I also keep the relax capsules next to my bed because since having a baby I need all the restful sleep I can get! 

What’s your food philosophy?

Food is fuel! 

How do you start your day?

Too early that’s for sure! I wake up with Penelope and make breakfast together then try to get out for a walk first thing. 

How do you juggle motherhood while running a business, any tips?

I’ve found this really hard because my brain constantly feels so full but I think it’s all about prioritising and realising you can’t do everything. I’m also an avid list writer haha. 

What’s your go-to family friendly meal?

P is going through a fussy stage so I’d say any kind of pasta dish that I can hide as many vegetables as possible in. 

What’s always in your pantry or fridge?

A variety of cheeses

Death row meal – starter, main, and dessert

Sashimi, steak and fries and sticky date pudding

Quickfire

Cook or clean: cook 👩‍🍳

Matcha or coffee: coffee ☕️

Sweet or savoury: savoury 🥙

Dine-in or takeaway: Dine in ✨

Cheeseboard or straight to mains: cheeseboard 🧀

Wine or cocktails: cocktails 🍹

Breakfast or dinner: dinner 🥘

Smooth or crunchy peanut butter: crunchy 🥜

Cheese or chocolate: hmm tough, chocolate 🍫

Burger or pasta: pasta 🍝

Mild or spicy: mild 🌶️

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