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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep Your Immune System Fighting Fit

If, like me, you love winter but loathe the nasty sniffles it brings, fight back with a diet rich in seasonal wholefoods. A healthy diet lays the foundations for a happy immune system, and is the best way to support your internal defense forces. But when it comes to fueling our immunity, what exactly should we put on our plate? Well, it’s impossible to ignore the role that protein plays. Every process in the body requires protein, particularly our immune system, which relies... 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

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

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

Muddled Marrakech Mint Tea

It’s Immune Boosting time, so I thought I’d share my refreshing Wellness Tea – Muddled Marrakech Mint Tea ! I often have a glass of it at my desk and sip slowly enjoying the fragrant aromas that infuse through my body and boost my immune system.  Muddling is the crushing and mixing of ingredients in the bottom of a glass. The secret to muddling  is to be gentle. Choose a sturdy mixing glass or cup, one that can handle hot water being poured into it.  Place... 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

Salted Nut Butter Cookies

Good quality nut butters are delicious !  I often enjoy them straight out of a jar or off a spoon – just pure comfort food that satisfies me for hours. The only ingredient on the back label should be nuts and maybe just a little salt – that’s it ! Look for nut butters with no added oils, sugar or stabilisers.  I’ve made these cookies a number of times and they are delicious using peanut, almond or macadamia (my favourite).  This is perfect for holiday... Read More

The Healthy Chef Wellness Bowl Has Arrived !

HOLD HEALTH IN YOUR HANDS The Healthy Chef Wellness Bowl has arrived ! Be swept away to Paris as you sip on Healthy Chef Naked Chocolat, or enjoy a warming bowl of porridge or vegetable soup. Your Wellness Bowl has been designed to be your very own personal bowl, so you can fill it with goodness and revitalise your body everyday. Made to rest comfortably in your hands, it will provide you with the ultimate drinking experience. The Wellness Bowl is made from natural organic clay... Read More

SuperCharge Your Immune System Naturally

  It’s at this time of year that many of us feel under the weather and not quite our usual bouncy selves. It’s not just during the cooler months that our immune system needs some TLC, though. Even when it’s warm we are prone to infections and fatigue. Rather than heading straight to the chemist for over-the-counter medication, try visiting your local farmer’s market or grocery store. Stocking up on fruit, vegetables and quality protein will set your immune system... Read More

Caramelised Onions

  One of the most requested recipes I get asked about is ” how to make caramelised onions” ?  It’s one of those comfort foods that makes anything you eat that little extra special,  so here’s my secret recipe for the best caramelised onions you’ll ever eat ! The most important thing to remember is that you need to cook them over a gentle heat – that way you’ll bring out the natural sugars in the onions that helps them brown and... Read More

Orange Blossom Cake

This delicious orange cake makes a nice change from typical store bought and cafe style orange cakes that are generally high in refined white flour and sugar. I’ve used whole sweet naval oranges to make this gorgeous cake – skin and all.  You steam them until soft then combine with vanilla, almonds and honey that creates magic. Enjoy. x What’s great about it: Almonds are packed full of protein + heart healthy fats that are kind to your arteries and can help... Read More

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Here is a delicious gluten free bread recipe. What I love about it is that it’s really easy to make.  Most pumpkin breads use smashed cooked pumpkin, but I decided to have a go at using grated raw pumpkin to save a little time. This creates a lovely texture that’s moist on the inside  which makes it wonderful to eat with both savory and sweet toppings.  I love mine topped with macadamia nut butter and a little honey or as a side to a vegetable based soup topped... Read More

Pancakes With Orange Blossom Honey

Here is a delicious gluten free and healthy recipe for pancakes that is  made from quinoa. They are perfect for a Sunday morning breakfast drizzled with the seductive flavours of orange and vanilla and even more indulgent when I’ve scattered over some lightly roasted hazelnuts. Feel free to use other toppings such as berries, roasted rhubarb, caramalized apple or just a light drizzle of honey.  It’s important to use the whole seeds when making these pancakes as... Read More

Sugar Free Protein Balls With Vanilla + Coconut

I love making my protein balls and always have a batch in the fridge for when I crave something chocolately and indulgent.  I’ve been asked to design a protein ball recipe for those who are on Sugar Free eating plans.  Here is one that is sure to satisfy and delight.! It’s pretty simple  - only using 3 core ingredients….the rest can be left to your imagination.  I’ve used a little stevia in this recipe to make them sugar free  - but hubby loves his... Read More

Kale, Spinach + Feta Pie

This is a delicious meal that I often make for my weekday dinner or as a portable healthy lunch. Preparation is effortless and the final result is beautiful as the fresh subtle flavours of green dance in your mouth. I love to serve mine with a large garden salad made simply of leaves from a variety of lettuce – tossed with the finger-tips ever so lightly and drizzled with French Style dressing just before serving. Enjoy ! What’s great about it: Kale is part of the... Read More

Superfood Pesto

This time of year, I try put an extra focus into Immune Boosting Foods that help nourish and support my immune system. This is a delicious recipe for  Superfood Pesto created by Caroline Beaumaris who was one of the winners from my Healthy Chef Wellness Competition. I loved its simplicity and the fact that this pesto was so versatile allowing me to incorporate it into  so many of my healthy  recipes. Last night I spread it over a Margherita Pizza with a lush roasted tomato... Read More

Roasted Carrot With Almond Dukkah + Labne

I absolutely LOVE this salad !  It’s a staple in my home and it’s delicious warm straight out of the oven or cold the next day for a delicious healthy lunch. Roasting brings out the natural flavours of the carrot and the dukkah intensifies the deliciousness. Simple to make and delicious to eat.  Enjoy. What’s great about it: Carrots contain vitamin A precursors called carotenoids (Beta carotene) that help promote vision and support a healthy immune system.  Almonds... Read More

Steamed White Fish In Ginger + Turmeric

This is a delicious immune boosting recipe that I regularly make at home. I loved the simplicity of the dish and the extraordinary flavour that marries so well with any type of seafood, especially delicate proteins such as fish.  You can choose to steam the fish in the classic French style en papilotte, that basically means “cooked in a bag”.  This method allows the food to hold in moisture and flavour as it steams inside it’s little pouch and it’s a clean and healthy... Read More

Warm Broccoli Salad With Kale, Lime + Roasted Tamari Almonds

If you need a warm nourishing meal that’s quick and easy to make then you can’t go past my warm broccoli salad with kale, lime and roasted tamari almonds. It’s my go to wellness recipe that makes you feel amazing after eating it. Delicious on its own or served with extra protein such as steamed white fish drizzled with extra lime, olive oil and black pepper.  Enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner ! What’s great about it: The broccoli is full of alkalinising,... Read More

Warm Roasted Pumpkin + Apple Salad With Goats Feta, Walnuts and Apple Balsamic

This is a beautiful marriage of seasonal flavours that evokes a hint of sweetness and spice. Rounds of pumpkin are roasted with olive oil and a touch of cinnamon which intensifies the delicious flavour.  I’ve also sliced red apple into generous rounds and pan roasted them until golden – the secret is to also squeeze over a little orange juice just before removing the pan off the heat which takes the flavour to another level and add extra freshness and aroma. I love... Read More

My Goodness Soup

This is a wholesome nourishing soup that I love to make when I need extra goodness for my body. It’s very economical and fuss free to make and I always cook up extra to last several meals. I love the simplicity of the ingredients and the light touch of star anise just makes this soup purely magical on the taste buds. What’s great about My Goodness Soup. Tuscan kale is part of the cabbage family and this wonderful vegetable is a good source of all three antioxidants:... 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

Paleo Anzacs

Ok you asked for it ! So here they are – Paleo Anzacs. The perfect cookie for gluten free diets that will satisfy that sweet cookie craving, it’s hard to stop at one. The almonds contain protein and add a lovely sweetness, and I’ve replaced butter with macadamia nut oil which contains heart healthy mono-unsaturated fats. These cookies keep for about 5 days and make the perfect snack if you’re craving something sweet and healthy. 1 cup (100 g) almond meal... Read More

The Perfect Paleo Omelette

Here’s my quick and easy omelette recipe.  I love serving them individually in 20 cm stainless steel or cast iron pans, and they look spectacular served on rustic wooden boards.  My organic egg omelettes take around 5 minutes to make and they make a delicious brunch or quick and healthy dinner.  I’ve given you 2 options below – Hubby loves the one with shaved organic ham and I can’t get enough of greens so I always opt for my kale and spinach filling.... Read More

Naked Chocolat

THE HEALTHY CHEF LAUNCHES NAKED CHOCOLAT Australia’s first sugar-free, dairy free and gluten free drinking chocolate! Chocoholics rejoice! The Healthy Chef has launched Naked Chocolat – the perfect way to indulge with a delicious blend of super foods. Bursting 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. Not... Read More

Win A Healthy Chef Wellness Pack – see the winners

Thanks so much for entering my HEALTHY CHEF WELLNESS COMPETITION ! We had hundreds of entries to sort from and test – both for taste and wellness benefit. I will be announcing one winner each week for the next 3 weeks and posting their health giving recipes on the healthy chef. The first of the winning entries was from Stephen Paul Cooper from Queensland.  We loved the simplicity of his recipe as well as the healing benefit it had on the body.  Congratulations Stephen... 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

Zucchini Linguini With Spinach + Basil Pesto

I love making my zucchini linguini !  It’s a great alternative to traditional pasta and it has the added benefit of being nutrient dense and kind to the digestive system. What I love about this dish is that you can enjoy zucchini linguini  raw or lightly heated through. The pesto slightly softens the zucchini as the aromatics penetrate right through and you end up with a glorious plate of deliciousness that is irresistible.  I love to serve mine simply with a grating... Read More

Polish Sauerkraut

I was brought up on sauerkraut.  My Great Polish Aunt was a specialist sauerkraut maker and I remember us as kids always having it with our meals. The sour flavour comes from the process of lacto-fermentation, similar to the pickling of cucumbers. But instead of soaking the cabbage in a vinegary brine solution, sauerkraut preparation requires only salt and the lactic acid bacteria already present on raw cabbage. Sauerkraut produces amazing amounts of lactobacilli, a healthy... Read More

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