MODEL FOODIE

If you’re one of model-turned-chef Danielle Copperman’s 17,000 Instagram followers, you’ll have already spotted numerous snaps of her latest tasty creation Qnola – a new (seriously healthy) breakfast option created from fashion food of the moment, quinoa. So, in a bid to get ourselves in shape for summer, we caught up with Danielle to talk clean eating, model moments and her next venture, the Qnola supper club.

Tell us about Qnola
It was something I resorted to when I completely changed my dietary habits. I cut out wheat, gluten, grains and sugar and vowed only to eat natural, nourishing ingredients. I noticed there was no truly healthy, instant breakfast product available and wanted to change that.

What’s the best way to eat Qnola?
I love Cacao Qnola with creamy homemade almond or tahini milk as it turns the milk chocolatey (hey, did I steal that slogan?)

Why did you start blogging?
As a way to record recipes and research I was developing, I wanted somewhere to clearly lay out what I was learning and the new things I was making and experimenting with.

What’s been your favourite modelling job so far?
Walking in the Chanel Dallas Trunk Show in London was a great experience – the clothes were amazing! But one of the best opportunities I’ve had was shooting in Miami on a beach for a week.

What’s the one beauty trick you learnt as a model? 
Moisturise! And be careful with your eyes.

What’s your go-to outfit when you’re cooking?
When I’m cooking from home I’ll lounge around in some ribbed navy wool joggers, a loose t-shirt and a long cashmere cardigan if it’s cold, and I’ll slip into my Birkenstocks. If I have guests over I’ll be in Mom style jeans and a turtle neck or a printed vintage dress and boots.

What can we expect from your supper club?
I’m really excited, I’ve worked closely with the chef to develop a wholesome, seasonal menu where everything is natural – the menu contains many new recipes from my blog, I’ve also put together exclusive goodie bags in collaboration with a few of my favourite brands. I’m really looking forward to meeting a few of my followers properly!

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