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RACE RECOVERY

  Taking part in City2Surf 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 intensity... 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

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

Polish Chicken Noodle Soup ( ROSÓŁ)

Rosół  is a nourishing Polish soup that was regularly made by my mum when I was growing up.  It was the first line of defence if one of our family members got sick, but most of the time she made it because it was so delicious and made us feel comforted and warm when the weather was a little colder outside.  Mum served hers with fine home made noodles, but I like to change it around a little and use vegetable spaghetti.  I’ve made my soup using skinless organic chicken... 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

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

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

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

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

Raw Chocolate Brownies

This is my purely delicious brownie recipe from my 80/20 book.  It’s the perfect recipe for Valentines Day and chocolate lovers. You can use raw cacao which gives it a lighter and more subtle chocolate flavour or a lush dark cocoa such as Valrhona that gives depth and intensity to the whole taste experience.  I love to top them with lots of red fruits such as fresh or dried berries and serve in small delicate bite sized portions that really satisfy. What’s great... 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

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

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

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

Greek Salad

When I was growing up, my great aunt used to grow her own lush vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes.  I remember bowls full of these glorious tomatoes on her kitchen bench, picked straight from the vine and the quirky colours gave them life and character. She would slice and throw them into  simple summer salads married with fresh cucumber and dressed with wine vinegar, fine sliced red onion and fresh garden herbs, ready to serve for our lunch or dinner.  It was simple healthy... Read More

Cacao Kapow

This purely delicious power smoothie comes from Bella Clinton – the grand prize winner of The Healthy Chef Spring into Health Competition. We blended and tasted our way through hundreds of entries and loved Bella’s smoothie creation based on simplicity, health and taste. Bella won the awesome Vitamix Total Nutrition Centre and a 6 pack of healthy chef natural protein and organic superfood to take those power smoothies to the next level. In Bella’s words: ”... 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

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

Quinoa With Roasted Pumpkin, Zucchini and Basil Pesto

Phew !  Well we’re back in Sydney from the Fitness + Health Expo that was held in my home town Perth last weekend and I’ve finally recovered after an awesome time making organic egg omelettes, green smoothies, perfect kale salad, pumpkin bread and chocolate protein balls on the main cooking stage. To see the pics from the event just CLICK HERE. The dish that kept me nourished whilst I was away was my recipe of Quinoa with Roasted Pumpkin, Zucchini and Basil Pesto.... 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

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

ORGANIC PEA CHOCOLATE + MACA & NATURAL PEA PROTEIN now in store

  YAY !  I’m so excited ! we have 2 NEW additions to our Healthy Chef functional wholefood range. ORGANIC PEA CHOCOLATE + MACA and ORGANIC PEA NATURAL.  Both are Certified Organic and perfect to add to power smoothies or your favourite recipes to support your healthy body. I love Chocolate + Maca blended with cashew milk and frozen banana or often throw my Natural into green smoothies and enjoy as a complete breakfast. For some awesome recipes, check out the smoothies... Read More

Roasted Baby Carrot with Pomegranate, Pistachio + Hummus

I love my vegetables, and not a day goes by where I’m not inspired to create purely delicious meals to nourish my body and make me feel great. I couldn’t resist posting my favourite recipe of the moment made from simple roasted  baby carrots served on a bed of fresh made hummus and scented with a hint of pomegranate.  You’ll notice that I don’t add  the traditional garlic or cumin to my hummus recipe – the reason is that I find it really over... Read More

Why Native Whey Protein Isolate is better than Protein Concentrate

When you walk into a supermarket or health food store, you are confronted by rows of products and powders promising weight loss or lean toned muscle. It can get a bit confusing picking the best one for your needs, as well as understanding how it’s prepared and the ingredients used to make it. There are some key factors to consider when deciding on the right protein supplement for you. Protein concentrate is derived from the by-products of cheese making. Pure Native Whey Protein... 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

Minestrone with Vegetables of the Moment

When I make minestrone I vary the vegetables I use depending on what I can get in the market that day.  This wonderful vegetable soup reflects the season – the vegetables of the moment that are clean and pure and that can be thrown into a large pot and simmered to perfection. I love minestrone because it’s a one pot meal that’s simple and nourishing and it can be enjoyed for a few days or until the pot is empty. I’ve used water not vegetable stock to... Read More

The Rehydration Solution

When it comes to training for sport, 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 to what you eat and drink... Read More

Green Pea + Spinach Risotto

My green pea and spinach risotto was inspired by a good friend who just returned from Italy. It’s a simple and nourishing meal that is purely delicious comfort food and makes you feel great from the inside out. When I make risotto my aim is to focus on using more vegetables rather than a lot of rice and the secret is to keep it simple. This risotto is fabulous any time of year and you can use either frozen or fresh peas, when they are in season. I’ve used a lovely... Read More

SPORTS NUTRITION – HOW TO BE YOUR BEST

Many people are ditching their doonas and braving the elements to train for some pretty awesome endurance events over the next few months. What a great way to boost your health and fitness and get that energy flowing through your body. Nutrition is a vital but often overlooked element of a training program. Training for any event takes planning and perseverance, especially if you are pushing your physical boundaries. An increased training load not only puts your body under... Read More

WINTER WELLNESS COMPETITION – Congratulations Lynda Wegener

CONGRATULATIONS to Lynda Wegener from South Australia for winning The Healthy Chef Winter Wellness Competition. ! You’ve just won an awesome Icebreaker Apparel Pack + a 6 pack of Healthy Chef Pure + Natural Protein + 2 Organic Superfoods to the value of $1700.00 ! Thanks to every one who entered this fabulous competition and stay tuned for more exciting competitions at the healthy chef. Stay Healthy  - Teresa Cutter xx There is something magical about training outdoors... Read More

Paleo Spaghetti Bolognese

One of my favourite one-pot meals is spaghetti bolognese. I love it because it’s nourishing and comforting, easy to prepare and budget friendly.Iit keeps for a a few days in the fridge or freezes well into portions if you’re a little time poor. This recipe is also in my 80/20 book. My secret to the perfect bolognese starts with choosing lovely ingredients. My meat comes from grass fed beef because I love the greater depth of flavour it gives to the overall dish, plus... Read More

Salmon Burgers

The salmon burger is probably one of my favourite meals I love to make at home. Mainly because they are simple to prepare and can accompany a quick salad or steamed or roasted vegetables very quickly after I finish work.  I often serve them with oven roasted sweet potato or a salad made from shaved fennel, rocket, lemon and cold pressed olive oil. This purely delicious recipe is also featured in my 80/20 book. What’s great about them: Salmon is a great source of omega... Read More

Winter Warmers

Who Says comfort food can’t be healthy ? Cosy up to these great meals I designed for  this months Women’s Fitness Magazine and enjoy. CLICK ON THE IMAGE to take you to the full recipe PDF and be enticed by: Spaghetti + Meatballs Garden Vegetable Lasagne Almond Crusted Chicken Schnitzel and skinny mash Italian Vegetable Hot Pot Mushroom + Quinoa Risotto Apple Crumble and Custard  Read More

Join the Vitamix 7@7 GO-for-GREEN Breakfast Challenge

Re-claim breakfast and your health.  Take the 7@7 challenge and have a green smoothie with 7 fruit + veg for 7 days. Our busy lifestyles mean that breakfast is increasingly rushed.  According to the Vitamix 7@7 Breakfast Research 2013, almost 1 in 2 Australians get two or less serves of fruits and vegetables every day.  The answer? Re-claim breakfast, and our health, with the Vitamix 7@7 Go-for-Green Breakfast Challenge: at 7am every day, have a green smoothie with at least... Read More

Healthy Hot Chocolate (awesome recipe using my healthy chef chocolate WPI)

This time of year I start craving hot chocolate.  Something warm, sweet and nourishing that’s healthy and not going to start turning me into a marshmallow during winter. I thought I’d share a new hot chocolate recipe I developed for myself so that I could warm and nourish my body in front of a good DVD or episode of Revenge. For the original healthy hot chocolate recipe please click HERE as this recipe is only suitable for my healthy chef chocolate WPI or vanilla WPI... Read More

Immune Boosting Green Smoothie

This time of year, when the weather get’s a little colder outside I make a conscious effort to up my intake of fresh fruit and vegetables that helps nourish my immue system and give my body the best chance to heal.  Over 70% of your immune system is in your gut and what you eat forms forms the foundation to your health. When I’m feeling run down my first plan of attack starts in the kitchen. I start to juice and blend fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs that provide me... Read More

Bubble + Squeak

I remember mum cooking bubble + squeak for all of us when we were kids. It was basically all the leftover veggies from the night before cooked up in a hot cast iron pan until lovely and golden with lots of crispy bits that tasted amazing.  Well I love to follow a little family tradition and often make bubble + squeak at home when I want some warm and healthy comfort food.  It’s not leftovers by any means, I make it from scratch 15 minutes from beginning to end,  cooked... Read More

WHITE SAUCE – 10 Ways

I remember making bucket loads of béchamel (white sauce) when I was working as a chef for a variety of dishes such as lasagne, vegetable bakes, fish pie, moussaka, cheese sauces and soufflé.  Typically the sauce was made by making a white roux (equal quantities of butter + flour gently cooked in a pot to a sandy texture) then pouring in hot milk whilst stirring to achieve a wonderful silky smooth white sauce.  The milk was often scented with aromatics such onion, clove and... Read More

Macadamia Nut Milk

Macadamia nut milk is a purely delicious creamy milk that requires no straining and takes about 30 seconds to make.  It’s a staple in the healthy chef househould and I love making mine scented with vanilla bean and a touch of cinnamon. Soak for easier blending and more bio-availability, which is great for sensitive digestive systems. Use as you would regular milk such as in your next power porridge, smoothie, custard or hot chocolate. What’s great about it: There... 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

AUSTRALIAN FITNESS + HEALTH EXPO

Healthy Chef will be at this year’s Australian Fitness Expo April 19 th – 21 st. We invite you to pop past, have a chat and try out our new protein range on STAND R 57.  I’ll also be cooking up some yummy recipes at the event such as my healthy chocolate cake, pumpkin bread and Superfood smoothies so make sure you pop past the healthy eating stage from 12 -1 pm every day of the expo. CLICK HERE to Check out this time table from the expo:  Read More

Power Porridge

This is my all time favourite porridge that I enjoy most mornings when the weather is a little cold outside. It’s made from vanilla,  flaxseed, chia, fresh apple and a good dose of cinnamon that makes this morning ritual taste exactly like apple strudel.  Adding a little cinnamon has the power to help your body metabolize sugar and reduce insulin levels,  eating as little as 1/2  -  1 teaspoon of cinnamon a day is all you need to feel the benefits. Apple adds sweetness... Read More

Favourite Fish Recipes

Here are a few of my favourite fish recipes that I love to cook. Whether you’ve just caught your catch or selecting from the market, it’s important to handle your fish with care. Look for full bright eyes and red gills, the fish itself should smell fresh and clean.  When preparing, it’s important to avoid overcooking. Poaching is one of my favourite ways to cook fish. I love it because it’s such a clean and unadulterated way of cooking.  The integrity is not lost when... 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

Walnut Milk

I’m in love with walnuts at the moment and  love to blend them with filtered water and vanilla bean to make the most delicious omega 3 rich walnut milk. Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose free alternative to traditional dairy. They can be incorporated into cholesterol lowering diets and provide your body with essential minerals and healthy fats to nourish the body. I’m not really into buying store bought nut milks as most of the time they are loaded up 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

Blueberry Pie Smoothie

  I make my blueberry pie smoothie as a quick breakfast or at times blend it up as a night time snack to help satisfy my sweet tooth.  My freezer is always full with frozen blueberries and at times I’ll add a chopped frozen banana for extra creaminess and sustenance. What’s good about it: This smoothie is high in protein, antioxidants, folate, minerals and fibre to support a healthy metabolism. Studies show the blueberries contain antioxidants called polyphenols... Read More

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