Primalista Kirstie’s 1st Year Birthday (or Primaversary!)

Find our more about our fabulous Primalista Kirstie and what it is like for her being a Primalista.

by Helen Marshall

Every one of our Primalistas are different but we all share the same passion: real food and helping others to eat real food and being able to work from home in their own business.

Jump into the interview to find out more


Primalista Birthday Interview


Tell us about you. About your home, about your work and your family. What does a day in your life look like?

I am a mother to two beautiful kids and live in the Barossa Valley in South Australia. My kids are now both in school, so this has allowed me more time to expand my Primal Alternative business. Between baking and owning and operating our b and b Milk + Honey House in a nearby town, my days are kept pretty busy.

How did you come across Primal Alternative and the opportunity to become a Primalista?

I listened the The Quirky Cooking podcast ‘A Quirky Journey’ regularly and Helen was guest speaker on one of the shows. I thought it sounded like a great opportunity but was too scared to do anything about it at the time. Helen and Primal Alternative then just started appearing to me over and over via social media and other podcasts and I thought ‘there must be something to this’ so I investigated it further, watched a live demo on FB and applied for an Interview with Helen. The rest is history!

What appealed to you about becoming a Primalista?

I liked the idea of working from home, the flexibility it provided around my family and our commitments. I could do as much or as little as I felt comfortable with and there were no targets or unrealistic expectations to meet.

How does being a Primalista fit in to your working life? Do you want it to become a full-time job for you or do you see it as more of a hobby?

I mostly bake for my family, friends and locals who hear about me on the grapevine. I usually do a big bake day every second week with bits and pieces in between. I see it as a part time gig in between running my other business and caring for my family.

How often do you bake and what is your favourite product to bake?

I do a big bake every second week usually at the start of the week. My favourite product to make is the pizza bases and the choc chip cookies – I find the spreading of the batter and the rolling of the dough somewhat therapeutic!

How many stockists do you have, and would you like to give any of them a little shout out?

I mostly supply for my family, friends, locals and of course for orders that come through the Primal Alternative website. I do have a stockist ‘The Organic Market and Café’ in Stirling (in the gorgeous Adelaide hills). They stock our low carb products, Fat and Seedy Bread, Fat and Seedy Pizza bases and Fat and Seedy Pizza Base packet mixes.

What do you love about being a Primalista?

I love the sisterhood that us Primaslistas have formed – we are an awesome bunch of girls who raise each other up and I think that is really special. I also love the flexibility of my job and being able to serve my local community.

What don’t you enjoy about being a Primalista?

I don’t enjoy baking with my kids under my feet! I always try and bake when they are at school, so they don’t get in the way or feel ignored while I am busy.

What is your most favourite Primal Alternative related memory from the last 12 months?

It would have to be the awesome collaboration with Jo and Fouad of Quirky Cooking to produce their amazing Grain Free Pastry – I think we were all a bit star struck and lost for words on that first Zoom call we had with them!

Where do you see yourself in the next 12 months?

I hope to gradually build up my list of stockists and expand my Primal Alternative hours as I get myself into more of a routine and approach more people stock our wonderful range of products.

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