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Beetroot Salad With Pomegranate + Pistachio

I love making this salad as part of my festive Christmas lunch or dinner.  The delicate sweetness of golden and red beetroot is captured when they are roasted in the oven then allowed to cool gently as they slowly develop their flavours.  Serve warm or cold tossed with peppery leafy greens such as rocket and accentuated with a sprinkle of pistachio and a cultured yoghurt style labna or grilled haloumi.  Serve with a home made citrus sured gravlax or scallop ceviche for a light... Read More

My Delicious Baked Christmas Pudding

This is a beautiful baked and partially steamed pudding that is scented with everything that is magical about Christmas. Orange and spice infused with notes of vanilla bean and apricot dance in your mouth and what I love about my pudding is that it’s unbelievably light, making it the highlight of any Christmas gathering. This pudding is also flourless making it gluten free and I’ve used the delicate crumbs from blanched almond meal in place of the usual flour mixture.... 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

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... Read More

ORGANIC SUPERFOOD – What’s Great About It ?

The secret to perfect health is simple “EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES” to feed and nourish your body from the inside out.  As an additional benefit, you’ll also lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, improve memory + concentration, reduce stress and basically feel amazing ! Healthy Chef Organic Superfood is the ultimate wholefood vitamin formula. A delicious blend of cold pressed organic fruit and vegetables designed to give you 30% of your recommended... Read More

Healthy Christmas Cake

  There is nothing more satisfying than baking your own cakes, puddings and biscuits for Christmas.  Around this time of year I’m in my kitchen a little bit more than usual baking cakes and cookies and packaging them up as presents for friends and family.  This is an extremely delicious and simple Christmas cake to make. It’s a part of my great Aunty’s recipe file along with other yummy healthy treats. This is a dense and moist fruit cake with a high ratio... Read More

How To Enjoy Healthy Chef Protein + Organic Superfood – Watch the Video !

Check out my video on the 3 best ways I love to use my Healthy Chef Protein and Organic Superfood.  Read More

Refuel With Naked Chocolat

Want Chocolate Milk ? Then this is the time to refuel and cool down with Australia’s premium drinking chocolate! What’s Great About It: Bursting with antioxidants, mineral rich cocoa, carob, maca, cinnamon and pure vanilla bean, this potent blend provides sustained energy, supports the endocrine and immune systems and contributes to hormonal balance. Not only does Naked Chocolate promote optimal wellbeing – it tastes amazing too! Chocolate milk an amazing recovery... Read More

Chocolate Coconut Mousse

This is the delicious recipe that features on the Kamalaya Health + Wellness Spa dessert menu.  It’s one of those luscious desserts that purely satisfies with every mouthful and it has been getting the rave reviews from our communal table here at the health retreat over the past week. Everybody needs a little chocolate therapy and if you’re making this recipe, you’ll need to splurge on the good quality proper dark eating chocolate to make it irresistible –... Read More

Naked Chocolat Smoothie

If you want super power packed nutrition – then you need to try my Chocolate Power Smoothie.  This makes a delicious healthy snack or light meal that’s perfect when you want to indulge in a little chocolate therapy.  What it’s good for: Bursting with antioxidants, mineral rich cocoa, carob, maca, cinnamon and pure vanilla bean, this potent blend provides sustained energy, supports the endocrine and immune systems and contributes to hormonal balance. Not only does... Read More

How To Make The Perfect Guacamole

I’m staying here in Kamalaya Health Spa in Koh Samui and will be posting up some delicious recipes from this amazing resort over the next few weeks. Today I want to feature one of the most popular items on their menu – The Avocado !   It’s one of my favourite foods to eat every day and I always add them into my salads or smoothies, or spoon out and enjoy the flesh directly from the skin with a light sprinkle of sea salt. Avocados are rich in mono-unsaturated fats that... Read More

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 has launched another KAMALAYA competition !!!! Kamalaya is a Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa beautifully located amid the tropical landscape of Koh Samui Thailand. Kamalaya translates as “Lotus Realm:, an... Read More

Blueberry Coconut Stress Buster Smoothie

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. I designed this smoothie recipe for myself and hubby due to our heavy work schedules. We needed some quick healthy nourishment that would energise and revitalise our minds and body. I love to create this antioxidant rich smoothie made with berries and other super-food ingredients, as they help support my adrenals and... Read More

The Perfect Ratatouille

Some of the best things in life are simple pleasures that come from fresh ingredients, cooked lovingly to nourish the ones you care about. Ratatouille is such a meal that I make often.  A staple in my home that is pure goodness and its versatility is endless.  Traditionally you make it from summer vegetables of the moment, zucchini, capsicum, tomato and eggplant are the key ingredients. I vary the ingredients ever so slightly based on what’s in season and what tastes... 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

Feel Like A Super Hero Every Day

My main aim at The Healthy Chef is to get people cooking, eating healthier and looking after their body, so we can all live better lives that are filled with health and happiness. Life can be pretty tough these days and a lot of times it’s difficult trying to have a work life balance. I know for me personally, my Polish nature makes me focus on work, work and more work, leaving very little “me” time.  I need to remind myself to take some time every day to either... Read More

Cacao Kapow

This purely delicious power smoothie comes from Bella Clinton – the grand prize winner of our Healthy Chef Spring into Health Competition. In Bella’s words: ” I have converted even the blokiest of blokes to enjoy this smoothie… after hours of surfing in the heat, my boyfriend, his mates and I are always thirsty, hungry and exhausted. So, bring on the CACAO KAPOW!!  Throw all ingredients into a blender, reenergise and revitalise with this delicious and nutritious... Read More

Superfood Muesli

This is such a simple and purely delicious dish that I just had to share it. My superfood muesli with lush summer berries is my favourite breakfast of the moment. It takes just one minute to prepare and what I love about it is that it makes the perfect portable food so you can easily prepare it into a glass jar and take it to work to enjoy at your leisure.  I love to vary my base recipe and use a good organic natural yoghurt, coconut kefir or even a silky cashew cream. To this... Read More

How To Make The Perfect Dressing

A good dressing will turn any salad into a masterpiece.  I try to eat at least one large bowl of salad every day.  I make lunch my main meal of the day and pile a bowl full of leafy greens and thinly sliced raw seasonal vegetables into my favourite stainless steel mixing bowl – toss through my dressing and enjoy every mouthful.  If I’m at work and pressed for time,  I grab a couple of bags of fresh washed salad leaves from the supermarket, put them into a bowl... 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

Cauliflower Fried Rice With Turmeric, Ginger + Tamari Roasted Almonds

This cauliflower fried rice was the star of the show at last weeks Sydney Fitness + Health Show. It”s one of my favourite meals to make at home and it takes around 5 minutes to create. My secret is to use a generous amount of anti-inflammatory aromatics. Ginger and turmeric are king and take centre stage in the beginning of creating this wonderful meal. You’ll also notice I haven’t used any garlic – I find it overpowers the punchy clean flavours of this... 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

HEALTHY CHEF Cooking Masterclass

  I’m so excited to be presenting my Purely Delicious Cooking Masterclass series at this years Sydney + Health Expo. I’ll be presenting 2 sessions a day and you’ll also be able to sample some of my delicious creations and products at The Healthy Chef Stand  A14. it’s going to be a massive weekend of health, fitness and fun! Our Healthy Chef Stand will be located Just behind the Healthy Living Stage – This is where I’ll be cooking my Masterclass... Read More

Healthy Chef Wellness Board

This is my all time favourite Wellness Board.  It’s a dish I make when I’m entertaining with friends for breakfast or lunch or even dinner. I love the elements and textures in this dish and how the vegetables of the moment capture the essence of the season.  At first glance, my Wellness Board may look a little complicated, but if you look closer – it’s really not that hard to create. It’s important to have all your miss en place ready to go before... Read More

Why I Love My Smoothies + Juices

I am often asked whether I prefer juices or smoothies. Quite simply, I love both! I don’t think you need to choose one over the other. They both offer fantastic health benefits and have really helped me through some tough digestive issues over the years. Ultimately they provide a convenient hit of fresh nutrients – the perfect addition to a healthy diet. S M O O T H I E S A smoothie involves blending whole foods, like fruit, vegies, nuts, fluids, protein, into a liquid without... Read More

Macro Bowl With Black Rice + Tahini Dressing

When I need something sustaining and nourishing for lunch I love to make my simple macro bowl, topped with a lush tahini dressing. Every mouthful delights as the textures and flavours serenade your taste buds. I love the subtly of the tahini dressing, scented with just a hint of ginger and with enough saltiness to mingle with the crisp vegetables and stir through the black rice. It makes a delicious portable lunch or quick healthy dinner  - Pile into a glass mason jar for easier... Read More

The Fountain Of Youth – My Skin Saving Smoothie

Good nutrition is the fundamental building block of a healthy body – both inside and out.  The food you eat has the potential to nourish every cell in your body and is your nutritional insurance policy to live longer, feel energised and look radiant. I love starting my day off with a super – smoothie that I’ve packed full of nutrient dense goodness that makes sure I give my body and my skin what it craves for each day. The secret to glowing skin is simple.... Read More

Healthy Chef Pure Native WPI Now Available 1 Kg

Due to popular demand – I’m very excited to announce the launch of our NEW 1 kg Pure Native WPI protein. Specifically designed to be the purest, bio-available source of protein that does not cause bloating or gastrointestinal issues. Our protein is unique to the Australian market and available in 3 purely delicious flavours.  Natural – Organic Vanilla – Organic Chocolate. Check out our eStore. OUR MISSION We pride ourselves on creating the highest quality... Read More

My Beauty Boosting Diet

Good skin starts from within and every meal is an opportunity to nourish your skin. That’s why I love to eat a diet full of antioxidant rich whole foods that give my skin the nourishment it craves. Eating well is the best way to keep your skin radiant, clear and wrinkle free. Here are some of my top anti-ageing, beauty boosting foods to make your skin glow… Antioxidant Bursting Berries are rich in vitamin C, which helps to keep the skin firm by aiding collagen production.... 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

Exercise Recovery – what you need to know

  When it comes to training for sport and endurance events, it pays to plan and prepare. Mapping out your meals and snacks ahead of time not only makes it easier for you to glide through a training-packed week but also ensures that you are refuelling your body sufficiently in between sessions. Inadequate refuelling is a recipe for burning out, as it can: Impair recovery Increase fatigue Deplete glycogen stores Impair protein synthesis Lower immune function Paying attention... Read More

Raw Muesli

I find nothing more rewarding than making my own muesli. And with the weather warming up, this delicious raw muesli is ideal for those sunny mornings when I crave a lighter breakfast. It’s ready in minutes, and with just four simple ingredients, is a perfect quick and healthy start to my busy day. Whats great about it: Blueberries are rich in vitamin C, which helps to keep the skin firm by aiding collagen production. Collagen gives strength and structure to your skin and... 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

Raw Superfood Salad With Pineapple, Almonds + Turmeric Dressing

I love this salad. I go through phases in the recipes I create and get inspired by fresh seasonal foods, the weather and how my body feels. This salad has been my lunch for the last couple of days and it’s delicious, simple to make and keeps really well for a few days in the fridge. It’s spring…the season for cleansing and new life. I can feel my body soaking up the goodness and you will too. What’s great about it: Green super foods such as kale and spinach... Read More

How To Make The Perfect Trail Mix

I’m nuts about nuts – and seeds. I eat them everyday…raw, activated, roasted, salted and spiced. They’re a staple in my kitchen and an important part of my diet. Most weeks I make up a big batch of trail mix, which is a lifesaver when I’m busy travelling or when I want a quick, high-protein meal at my desk. What’s great about it: Research shows there are many benefits of eating nuts and seeds regularly, including a lower risk of developing... Read More

Keeping It Clean + Natural

“I’ve designed my range of Organic Pea Protein & Pure Native WPI to be the purest form of protein supplement available on the market. 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”. Teresa Cutter Check out our PROTEIN CALCULATOR to see how much you need... Read More

My Super Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

This is a smoothie I designed for myself to help reduce inflammation in the body. I can feel it’s anti-inflammatory effects as soon as I drink it and I love the fact that it tastes great too. I’ve made this smoothie a part of my breakfast regime and sometimes throw in extra boosters such as macadamia nuts or Healthy Chef Protein to make it a complete and delicious meal. What’s great about it: Pineapples are a rich source of B group vitamins including thiamine (B1)... Read More

Buckwheat & Chia Bread

Nothing beats a warm slice of homemade bread. I love pairing this buckwheat and chia loaf with a nourishing soup for lunch, or a purely delicious salad for dinner. It works well for breakfast too, topped with fresh sliced avocado and Persian feta, or my homemade macadamia butter and a little Manuka honey. Instead of using buckwheat flour, I blend pre-soaked buckwheat for a few seconds into a batter, pulsing until it’s a little creamy. What’s great about it: Buckwheat... Read More

Teresa Talks Healthy Menu Options

This week, I sat down with the team from taste.com.au to talk all things healthy eating… When it comes to the dietary demands of customers, chef Teresa Cutter has seen it all. She initially trained in the classics, with French chefs, but ended up running her own café. She now concentrates on creating food with recipes that use fresh and unprocessed recipes. “At one stage I had three banana breads,” she says of what was on offer at the Avalon cafe, which she has since... Read More

Mushroom & Quinoa Risotto With Brazil Nut Parmesan

This is my go-to risotto if I need something quick and healthy for dinner after I get home from work. In less than 20 minutes, I can have a bowl of goodness that nourishes my body from the inside out! What I love about it is that any leftovers can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner the next day. I’ve made mine with a unique and delicious brazil nut parmesan that adds flavour and goodness. You can also use fresh grated Grana Padano and garnish with fresh made gremolata made... Read More

The 2014 Perth Fitness Expo!

I loved being back in my home town for the 2014 Perth Fitness Expo last Saturday and Sunday! My expert team and I showcased our unique 100% natural whole food nutrition supplements that I’ve designed to support optimum health + wellbeing and answered questions about diet, health and cooking. We also demonstrated how to make my super Immune Boosting Smoothies, Naked Chocolate Protein Balls, Paleo Granola and Protein Bread using our unique range of whole food products that... Read More

RACE RECOVERY

  Taking part in a fitness event this weekend? Don’t forget the most important step in your race journey…RECOVERY. An endurance event like City2Surf places a huge strain on your body, generating: Muscle Fibre Damage Inflammation Fatigue Muscle Soreness Oxidative Cell Damage Suppressed Immunity Fluid + Nutrient Loss Depleted Fuel Stores Just take a moment to think how hard you’ve pushed yourself during the race…. probably to the max! Depending on the distance and... Read More

Calling All Fitness + Health Professionals in Perth

I’m so excited to be heading back to my home town Perth for the 2014 FITNESS SHOW on the 16th + 17th August. We’re putting the call out for all health professionals including naturopaths, dieticians, integrative health clinics and personal trainers who recognise the importance of providing their customers with the purest Australian made functional food products on the market. It’s a chance to get an up close and personal private demo of all my Healthy Chef products... Read More

Roasted Cauliflower With Lemon Scented Garden Herbs and Pomegranate

Cauliflower was often served at our Polish dinner table when I was growing up. Mum used to steam it then sauté with home made breadcrumbs and browned butter then finish off with a little lemon.  These days I like a fresher touch, and this is one of my favourites this time of year. Lemon, fresh herbs and cauliflower – totally irresistible. This salad makes a simple meal I can whip up in a few minutes when I get home from work and any leftovers can be enjoyed for my lunch... Read More

Real Chicken Stock

Knowing how to make a basic stock should be part of everyones cooking repertoire. A chicken stock was one of the first recipes I ever cooked as a chef and once you get the hang of making your own, you’ll never go to store bought versions again.  I remember making large pots of delicious stock with my great Aunt as well as in the hotel kitchen where I worked. This wonderful stock was used to make soups or glazes that made the most magical sauces. I always make large batches... Read More

Ribollita – Hearty Vegetable Soup

I love making warm and hearty vegetable style soups this time of year.  Most of the time I just get the leftover veggies from the fridge and throw them into a pot to simmer down into a nourishing symphony of flavours that make me feel warm and revitalised. This recipe for Ribollita is from my 80/20 cookbook  and what I love is that it lasts for days in the fridge once it’s made,  so you can enjoy it for lunch or dinner topped with a little pesto or fine grated Grana... Read More

Gingersnap + Lemon Tea

In Natural Medicine, ginger is used as a potent detoxifying and antiviral herb that helps the body get rid of toxins, stimulate circulation and boost your immune system. It’s regarded as a natural antibiotic for the body and helps to reduce congestion and mucous production. Lemon is great mixed with the tea as it adds a lovely freshness and helps with the detoxification process.  Turmeric is a natural antiviral with potent anti anti-inflammatory properties. High in cur... Read More

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