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Win a Health Spa Holiday to Kamalaya

REVITALISE YOUR BODY IN THE BEST HEALTH + WELLNESS SPA IN THE WORLD ! It’s almost the end of the year…you may be feeling overworked, stressed, tired and in great need of a health spa holiday !  Well, I’m pleased to announce that The Healthy Chef is launching another KAMALAYA competition !!!! I’m writing this post from Kamalaya Health Spa in Koh Samui. I’m here for a few weeks de-stressing and re-energising my body from a very busy year. Kamalaya is a Wellness... Read More

Detox Protein Smoothie

I LOVE making my Detox Protein Packed Smoothie as a quick breakfast in the mornings. It takes just 1 minute to make and I feel the nourishing ingredients fuelling every cell in my body.  My freezer is always full with frozen berries and at times I’ll add a chopped frozen banana for extra creaminess. This week I’m off on a 2 week DETOX holiday to Kamalaya  - the most awesome health spa in the world, so just getting prepped and ready for the big cleanse ahead !... Read More

Banana Chia Smoothie

He’s one of my favourite banana smoothie recipes that I love to make for a healthy breakfast. It contains a nut or a seed milk such as sunflower seed milk or almond milk which I make myself in my vitamix. If you’re a little time poor, a spoonful of almond butter blended with water is a good replacement. I add a frozen chopped banana which makes my smoothie yummy and creamy. Blended frozen bananas are a creamy, almost-decadent treat that are the perfect potassium boosting... Read More

Naked Chocolat Chip Cookies

Last week I promised everyone from my cooking masterclass at the fitness expo that I’d post this purely delicious recipe for my Naked Chocolat Chip Cookies. Well here it is….pure unadulterated goodness with every mouthful. It’s a great way of using up your left over almond mylk pulp if you regularly make your own almond milk.  Don’t despair if you don’t have any left over pulp !  I’ve also give you this amazing recipe using pure almond flour,... Read More

Thank You From The Healthy Chef !

This picture was taken yesterday after my Healthy Cooking Masterclass at the Sydney Fitness Expo. Please excuse the blurriness due to all the excitement of the event ! It was lovely to see you all there and I had so much fun cooking up a storm and sharing some of my delicious cooking tips and secrets. Your energy was electric !  I made my Naked Chocolat Almond Mylk, Naked Chocolat Chip Cookies (made from the almond pulp), the most amazing Cauliflower Rice infused with turmeric... Read More

Strawberries + Cream Chia Pudding

Reinvent your breakfast and enjoy my purely delicious super-healthy strawberries + cream chia pudding that will keep your  body nourished and sustained all morning !  I  can’t leave the house without a good breakfast to kickstart the day and that means I need to eat a breakfast with a nutritional boost of healthy fats, good carbs and protein and without refined sugar, wheat, gluten or dairy.  My power packed recipe will work wonders for your body – it will keep... Read More

Detox Papaya Smoothie

  This delicious smoothie is inspired by Kamalaya, my favourite health & wellness retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand. It’s a great start to the day and specifically designed for a healthy digestive system. I can feel the nourishing goodness infuse into my body almost immediately. Feel free to vary the yoghurt or use alternatives such as pumpkin seed milk. Boost the protein and amino acids by adding my Healthy Chef Protein, to help support intestinal function and nourish... Read More

Anzac Biscuits – Paleo – Gluten Free + Everyway you LOVE them !

Looking for a delicious Anzac Biscuit recipe ? In this post you’ll find the Anzac Biscuit that suits your needs. Paleo, Gluten free, Organic Oatmeal- I’ve got it all covered.  You can also find this recipe in my 80/20 cookbook on page 160. Anzac biscuits are traditionally made with rolled oats, butter, sugar, golden syrup, white flour and coconut.  I’ve adjusted the original recipe to create a few different versions of this fabulous biscuit so that you’ll... Read More

Flourless Salted Chocolate Cake

This is the perfect time to bake my favourite chocolate cake ! It’s simple to make and the secret to making this purely delicious is to use quality ingredients that taste absolutely amazing ! It’s important you use room temperature eggs that whip up creamy and velvety.  Take your time – put on some classic French music such as “Putumayo” and enjoy the process of creating your masterpiece. Make the cake the day before you need it – I find that... Read More

Coconut Crepes Suzette

I remember first making Crepes Suzette when I was working as an apprentice chef in a French inspired fine dining restaurant.  It was a purely delicious and indulgent, retro style dessert that was made in front of the diner in spectacular fashion that also included the flambé of the sauce with a little orange liqueur. These days I love making crepes using coconut flour that take them to the next level. They are light, moist  and very moorish.  My orange sauce is light and... Read More

Cooking Up A Storm At The Australian Fitness + Health Expo !

Its full steam ahead at the Healthy Chef headquarters as we busily prepare for the Australian Fitness & Health expo April 4 th, 5th + 6 th. We are so excited to be venturing down to Melbourne – it’s going to be a massive weekend of health, activity and fun! I’ll be running daily healthy cooking masterclasses on the Healthy Living Stage and whipping up some of my favourite nourishing recipes like pancakes, power smoothies, chocolate power balls, organic egg omelettes... Read More

It’s A Good Time For Apple Pie

Apples are in season and it’s raining outside !  A perfect time for home made apple pie scented with just a hint of cinnamon and vanilla then encased in a purely delicious shortcrust made from organic spelt and rolled oats. The secret to my recipe is to firstly use sweet delicious apples – my favourites are pink lady and golden delicious. I don’t peel the apples so that the filling develops a lovely pink hue  that looks magnificent in your serving bowl. The... Read More

Cashew Cream with Tahitian Vanilla

I  make my lush cashew cream on a weekly basis and love to spoon it over seasonal fruits, add to smoothies or fold through my bircher muesli made from apple, blueberry and a hint of cinnamon. For me it’s comfort food loaded with health benefits. A touch of vanilla takes the cream to the next level of yumminess. What’s great about it: Cashews are high in the amino acid tryptophan which helps to make serotonin – the FEEL GOOD hormone responsible for feelings of wellbeing... Read More

Peaches With Vanilla + Cashew Nut Cream

This is a lovely summer recipe that makes a simple breakfast or purely delicious dessert. Stone fruits are in season and the peaches look magnificent. I just couldn’t resist creating some lush recipes with my favourite stone fruit. I love that it’s so simple to make with only a few ingredients.  You can even blend any leftovers with extra water, cinnamon, ginger and ice for a quick summer smoothie ! What’s great about it: Peaches have a low GI of 42 and they are... Read More

Organic Christmas Cake

It’s only a few days to go before Christmas so I thought I’d share a last minute recipe for my purely delicious Organic Christmas Cake made with plump sun-dried organic fruits, spelt, orange and vanilla. What I love about this cake is that it’s not like traditional Christmas Cakes that take weeks to make in advance – my version can be made and enjoyed in just a few hours. This wonderful cake is perfect for those last minute impromptu visits from friends... Read More

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Team Healthy Chef

WOW- what an AMAZING year it has been! I would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU all for your ongoing support throughout 2013. We are so lucky to have such an inspiring and enthusiastic network of supporters. Your passion for real, healthy food is the driving force behind Healthy Chef. YOU GUYS ROCK! It has been an enormous year expanding our functional food range, cooking up a storm at the fitness expos and creating a bundle of tasty wholefood recipes to share with... Read More

Pumpkin Pie With Macadamia + Coconut Shortcrust

Well this purely delicious pumpkin pie has to be one of my favourite inventions yet !  What I love about it is the simplicity of the macadamia nut crust and how it marries effortlessly with coconut and vanilla bean. I’ve used jap pumpkin to make this pie as it’s so naturally sweet, so it doesn’t require much work when it comes to sweetness. I also wanted to keep this pie very whole food and  plant based so I’ve used agar agar in place of the traditional... Read More

Christmas Pudding – My Healthy Chef Secret Recipe

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a traditional pudding.  I love the fragrant aroma of cinnamon, vanilla, orange and nutmeg infused into plump sun-dried fruits then finished off with a home made proper egg custard poured over the top.  This is a recipe I designed especially for YOU !  It features in the December issue of Women’s Fitness Magazine  and  it needed to fit into the healthy chef philosophy and be Purely Delicious ! For those who prefer a more traditional... Read More

Berry + Coconut Celebration Cake

Today I thought I’d post my lush berry coconut cake that I often make for special occasions such as Christmas and birthdays.  I love the simplicity of this cake and it’s perfect for those on low sugar, gluten free, digestive health diets or primal eating plans. It’s remodelled from the classic Victoria sponge cake that I used to make regularly as a pastry chef back in the day and the simple combination of berries and coconut is just purely delicious. I’ve... Read More

Smashed Berry + Vanilla Jam

One of my favourite things to make this time of year is my purely delicious smashed berry and vanilla jam. I love serving it in so many different ways like spooning over fresh made ricotta and serving with organic sourdough or enjoying a spoonful with lush organic yoghurt and healthy chef protein for a quick milkshake; I even love making a fabulous Christmas trifle with spoonfuls of smashed berry jam,  fresh coconut cream and almond crumble. My recipe takes about 5 minutes to... Read More

See Me Cooking up a Storm with Miguel. Tonight on the Living Room – 7.30 Channel 10

Tune into the Living Room tonight on Channel 10 to see me and Chef Miguel Maestre cooking up a storm in my kitchen. I’ll be whipping up my favourite Superfood Smoothie made with blueberry and Healthy Chef Protein and Miguel is making his secret granola recipe.  Read More

My Fruit Salad For Digestive Health

I was inspired to post my fruit salad for digestive health after last week’s MINDD foundation healthy cooking demonstration. Optimal DIGESTIVE HEALTH is something very personal to me and it’s what inspires my recipes I create every day or the products I develop for the healthy chef range. Food is most healing when it is close to it’s original state and has the properties to heal and nourish and what we eat and drink builds the foundation to our health. This... Read More

Perth Fitness + Health Expo

Well – We’ve finally recovered from the awesome Perth Fitness Expo that was held last week at Perth’s Convention and Exhibition Centre. It was a massive 2 days filled with Hard Bodies, Cross Fit Champions, Mixed Martial Arts and of course purely delicious food and our Healthy Chef Pure Protein and Organic Superfood. Thanks to everyone who came to visit us at our stand and see my healthy cooking demo on the main stage. Thanks to Hospitality Group Training and... Read More

Perth Fitness Show

  I live by the motto: Keep it fresh – keep it simple – make it yourself. Taking control of your kitchen and knowing how to cook up healthy meals could literally save your life Join me this weekend at the Perth Fitness + Health Expo held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre October 5h + 6th. It’s going to be a massive 2 days and I’l be cooking up a storm on the main stage as well as joining team Healthy Chef on stand C16 and whipping up purely delicious... Read More

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been craving chocolate over the last few weeks, so I thought I’d share my purely delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. What I love about this recipe is that it’s so simple that it will only take a few minutes to put together. The secret to making it lies in the mixing. Making sure the ingredients are well combined then gently massaged and squished together with your hands so that the oats still remain intact.  Don’t be tempted to put this into... Read More

Spring Into Health and Win a VITAMIX TOTAL NUTRITION CENTER – Winner Announced !!!

Congratulations to Bella Clinton ! You are the winner of the healthy chef SPRING INTO HEALTH competition with your purely delicious and healthy CACAO KAPOW POWER SMOOTHIE. One VITAMIX TOTAL NUTRITION CENTRE is coming your way, as well as a 6 PACK OF HEALTHY CHEF PROTEIN that will nourish your body from the inside out. HERE’S  BELLA’S GREAT RECIPE CACAO KAPOW!!!!! I have converted even the blokiest of blokes to enjoy this smoothie… after hours of surfing in the... Read More

My Interview for YUM GLUTEN FREE MAGAZINE

Check out my interview and purely delicious recipes for YUM GLUTEN FREE MAGAZINE.  Just click on the image to take you to the story.    Read More

Citrus Salad With Manuka Honey, Vanilla + Pistachio

Citrus are one of my favourite fruits to enjoy this time of year.  My citrus salad is purely delicious and I love eating it for breakfast or creating it as a luscious dinner party dessert for good friends. You can enjoy on it’s own or  topped with natural organic yoghurt  - I also love serving this with smashed raspberry puree that takes it to another level of deliciousness. What’s good about it: Citrus is rich in antioxidants that  can help boost immune function... Read More

Raw Carrot Cake

My purely delicious raw carrot cake is inspired by my healthy Christmas Pudding recipe that I regularly make at home. It’s so simple to make and takes just 10 minutes to mix up.  The end result is a wonderful dense, moist cake that’s full of complexity and flavour. I often just serve it plain and simple, garnishing my cake tin with whole slices of sun dried pineapple.  It’s also delicious topped with thick natural yoghurt and garnished with walnuts and a little... Read More

Naked Hot Chocolat

Chocoholics rejoice! Now you can indulge in these energising super foods. Stimulate your body with antioxidants, mineral rich cacao, carob, maca, cinnamon and pure vanilla bean. This potent blend provides sustained energy, supports the endocrine and immune systems and contributes to hormonal balance and optimal well being, and not only that; it tastes amazing too! Inspired by her love of chocolate and the inability to find an exceptional drinking chocolate that had quality ingredients... Read More

6 Steps To Eating Seasonally

I love the change of season. Its revitalizing seeing the weather patterns shift and trees change colour, little signs to let us know that a new cycle is ready to begin. What most excites me though, is the availability of a whole new batch of beautiful seasonal produce. Time to experiment with different foods and flavours or rehash old favourite recipes that were enjoyed this time last year. Synchronising your diet with the seasons is certainly not a new concept. It was a necessity... Read More

Apple Crumble

One of my favourite things to do when the weather gets a little colder outside is to get into the kitchen and bake apple crumble.  I love it how the whole house gets filled with sweet aromas of vanilla and spice and how warm and cozy the house gets from a day spent having fun, baking in my kitchen.  Apple crumble is one of those comfort food dishes that is so simple to create and so delicious to eat. I love to use red apples or nice golden delicious apples as they are lovely... Read More

TEAM HEALTHY CHEF AT THE 2013 FITNESS EXPO

Thank you to everyone who popped by our Healthy Chef stand at the 2013 Australian Fitness and Health expo. It was the official launch of our Healthy Chef Natural Protein Supplements and Organic Superfood. I also shared some of my quick and easy recipes on the healthy eating stage – including macadamia nut milk, superfood smoothie, how to make the perfect kale salad and my awewome chocolate cake decorated with fresh raspberry.  It was an awesome 3 days and I’m so... Read More

THE FAST + FURIOUS

Barely got time to open the fridge ? Well here are some of my favourite FAST + FURIOUS recipes that are in this months issue of Women’s Fitness magazine that take less then 15 minutes to make. I’ll also be creating these yummy delights and more at the April Fitness + Health Expo (fitnessexpo.com.au), from April 19th – 21 in Sydney.  Click on the image to take you to my recipes.  Stay Heatlhy  T:) x  Read More

Chocolate Mousse

Here’s a velvety smooth chocolate mousse from my 80/20 book –  just in time for Easter.   A chocolate mousse that’s guilt free and loaded with antioxidants. This purely delicious chocolate mousse is made from ripe avocado that is blended with raw cacao powder and scented with a little + vanilla and spice.  The addition of a banana or a little coconut water will make the texture a little lighter. If you are choosing to spread this magnificent mousse onto cakes... Read More

Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

The pastry chef in me has come out to play with these purely delicious chocolate raspberry muffins. What I love about making these muffins is that they are a one bowl muffin mix that takes about 5 minutes to combine, then all I need to do is to pop them into the oven to complete the magic. I’ve used organic frozen raspberries and 85% green + blacks organic dark chocolate to make these muffins which gives them just a hint of sweetness. These muffins marry really well with... Read More

Hot Cross Buns

Now is the perfect time for making these delicious hot cross buns made from wholemeal spelt, oats, muscatel, honey, cinnamon and vanilla. This is not the light fluff style of hot cross bun you may be used to in the supermarkets made from white flour and refined sugar. My version is full of fibre and the oats give it a wonderful chewy density that marries perfectly with the cinnamon and vanilla.  I’ve used large muscatel raisins in this recipe, but they are also delicious... Read More

Healthy Chocolate Recipes

Check out my purely delicious chocolate recipes I designed for the latest issue of House + Garden Magazine. JUST CLICK ON THE IMAGE to view all the recipes. Homemade Dark Chocolate – Healthy Chocolate Mousse -Red Velvet Cupcakes – Delicious Chocolate Cake – The Ultimate Chocolate Crackles. For more Chocolate recipes Check out these delicious recipes below: Naked Chocolate Cake Red Velvet Cupcakes Healthy Hot Chocolate Chocolate Mousse Chocolate Chip Cookies No... Read More

WHY I DIDN’T WANT THESE INGREDIENTS IN MY PROTEIN SUPPLEMENT

Everything I tried was full of junk and cheap fillers that caused bloating and weight gain, the total opposite of what I wanted, so I was compelled to create a protein supplement that really was good for me and provided the perfect nutritional support I needed. Healthy Chef Protein is specifically designed to be the purest, bio-available source of protein that does not cause bloating or gastro-intestinal issues. It is low in fat, low in carbohydrates, high in protein and... Read More

Chocolate Truffles

Feel like a healthy chocolate fix ?  Well you just can’t go past these delicious chocolate truffles.  They take around 10 minutes and make a great healthy and sustaining snack.  Perfect for outdoor activities such as long bike rides, hiking, sailing, picnics, long walks on the beach or a healthy dessert to have with coffee. What it’s good for: Walnuts are a great source of anti-inflamatory omega 3 that is great for heart and brain health. Chocolate is associated... Read More

Summer Muesli

This time of year my body craves fresh summer fruits to get me started for the day. I love the delicate sweet aroma of white peach that marries perfectly with summer passionfruit and raspberry.  Adding seeds and nuts such as LSA, chia and roasted almond add crunch and sustainance until lunch time, whilst creamy thick yoghurt smooths out the flavours and carries them perfectly into my mouth. Any leftovers are easily thrown into my Vitamix and blended with vanilla until thick... Read More

Healthy Lamingtons

Over the past few weeks I’ve been mixing and baking in my kitchen in an effort to create the perfect lamington just in time for Australia Day.  You will absolutely love my recipe – so simple, gluten free and made from fresh whipped organic eggs, coconut flour, vanilla and raspberry that make them purely delicious.  I’ve coated my lamingtons with a thin layer of dark chocolate ganache that I’ve made using a quality dark courveture 70 – 85 % mixed... Read More

PRIMAL CLEAN LIVING

My first experience with the Palaeolithic Diet or what’s also known as the  primal or Paleo Diet was about 20 years ago when I started competing in fitness figure competitions. I was working as a chef at the time and needed to lean up and get down to about 16% body fat in order for me to compete for my first competition. My trainer told me to cut out all processed foods (basically anything in a can, jar or packet) as well as grains, which included foods such as bread, pasta,... Read More

HEALTHY BITES

I’m really excited to be writing for the new Peter McInnes Magazine called FLAVOUR.  Here are some of my delicious summer recipes from the summer edition. Click on the image above and enjoy…Tx  Read More

Fruit Mince Pies

OK,  here they are !  my purely delicious fruit mince pie recipe.  I’ve tried to cover most bases such as gluten, wheat and dairy free which is why I’ve given you a few pastry options.  My favourite pastry to make these lovely pies is the oatmeal shortcrust.  It has a lovely crunch and wholesome sense of purity which I love.  They last for days (up to 1 week) and they are perfect to complement your nutritious Christmas feast.  The oats are low GI and provide... Read More

Fruit Mince

The post comes in 2 parts. Today I give you my recipe for my fruit mince and then later this week I’ll show you how to put it all together with a variety of pastry options.  Every year I make my own fruit mince so that I can create my own delicious fruit mince pies over the Christmas Break. The fruit mince is  very simple to make yourself and so much lovelier and healthier than store bought versions from the supermarket. The secret is all in the apple you choose.  Make... Read More

VEGETARIAN CHRISTMAS FEAST

Here’s a Purely Delicious Christmas Feast that I designed especially for Women’s Fitness Magazine.  I wanted my menu to be  quick + easy to prepare, fresh, healthy and taste amazing. To be honest  - the whole Christmas spread took about 45 minutes total to prepare from start to finish. The food was tailor made to suit all eating styles so no matter if you were vegetarian or  gluten free you would be happily nourished. For fish or meat eaters all you need to do... Read More

IT’S HERE ! OUR ORGANIC PEA PROTEIN HAS ARRIVED

Our Healthy Chef Organic Pea Protein has arrived.  It complements our Pure Native WPI perfectly and is a pure + natural vegetable source of complete protein that can supplement your healthy diet. Thank you to everyone who has been patient and pre-ordered over the last week – your protein will be sent out straight away.! I absolutely love this Protein !  It hits all the marks of what I love in a protein supplement  - like being all natural, organic, low in carbs, high... Read More

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