Meghan Markle is known for being many things: a member of the British royal family, a former actress, a podcaster. But some people may not realize that throughout it all Meghan has always been passionate about food, too. Before she became a duchess, in fact, Meghan would share recipes on her lifestyle blog, The Tig, in interviews with magazines, and, well, with seemingly anybody who would listen. And our favorite has to be the simple chicken dish she saved for Sundays.
"Any moment at its finest"
It was Meghan's love of food and adventure that actually pushed her into starting up The Tig and sharing her passions with the world. She told website EyeSwoon in 2015 that the name stands for "any moment at its finest." She explained that it means "discovery and excitement all rolled into one." And, appropriately enough, the name was inspired by a bottle of wine that sparked a new enjoyment of the beverage.
A favored wine: Tignanello
"The impetus of the name is from a wine called Tignanello," Meghan told EyeSwoon. "My sip of that wine was my first moment of understanding the nuance people had always described in wine — the tasting notes, the layers — it was such an ah-ha moment, so I took the nickname 'Tig' and translated it for all of those moments of getting it." But not everything Meghan drinks costs almost $200 a bottle.
A breakfast juice
Meghan revealed to EyeSwoon that her breakfast routine included either a "clean cleanse shake or a green juice." She also explained that green juices are just one of the "things that make [her] think of home" in California. And while "green juice" seems like a pretty catch-all term, Meghan detailed in a separate interview exactly what goes into her go-to drink.
The green juice fit for a duchess
In 2012 Meghan wrote an article, originally for website iVillage, all about the things she loves to eat. "My favorite foods run the gamut from healthy to indulgent, but rest assured, they are always delicious," she wrote. This aligned with her ethos: "If I'm going to eat it, it has to be good." The duchess included her recipe — or perhaps it's more of a blueprint — for the juice she called "an easy pick-me-up."