Win A Healthy Chef Wellness Pack

There is something magical this time of year. The air’s a littler crisper, the water a little cooler and the sun a little lazier to rise…what a perfect recipe for invigoration! This is the ideal time of year to focus on your personal goals and realign yourself with the ebbs and flows of nature.  We at The Healthy Chef focus on SIMPLICITY, PURITY and NATURE. Precisely how we should approach our health- keep it simple, nourishing, natural and invigorating! To welcome the... 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

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

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

Low Carb 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... 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

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

Refried Black beans

Our lifestyle can be pretty hectic these days and the oft-delivered excuse for people not cooking or eating right is a lack of time. Well, that won’t wash anymore. The healthiest recipes are often the quickest to make.  When I’m time poor nothing goes past my version of refried black beans scented with a little chilli, cumin, coriander and smokey paprika then topped with tender chunks of avocado and a squeeze of lime. What’s good about it: This is healthy fast... Read More

Ricotta Pancakes

I remember making my first pancake when I was 10 years old.  It was a Richard Simmons recipe from his TV show at the time and was made from rolled oats, egg whites, milk and vanilla.  I’ve been making pancakes ever since – using different flours, seeds and nut meals to create the most amazing flavour combinations. I love folding in pillows of soft creamy ricotta or other variants like smashed banana that add another dimension of flavour and texture. A touch of cinnamon... Read More

Green Pea Fritters

This is a wonderful meal you can whip up in around 10 minutes. What I love about these delicious green pea fritters is that you can also take any leftovers to work the next day and enjoy them cold or warm with a side salad of leafy greens, a squeeze of lemon and cold pressed olive oil. What’s good about them: Green peas are loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. They are a great source of Vitamin A, K + folate,  fibre and packed with protein as well... 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

Banana Bread (gluten free)

  There is something magical and comforting about banana bread served lightly warm and toasted. This is my gluten free version ( a recipe from my 80/20 book also available on iTunes as an ebook).  It’s yummy on it’s own or topped with a little ricotta + honey. What’s good about it: Bananas are a terrific energy food and a great source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.They add moisture and sweetness... Read More

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR PROTEIN

Each week I receive a lot of emails asking for different ways to incorporate protein supplements into a healthy diet. A quality protein drink made from natural ingredients can replace a meal or snack. It helps curb sweet cravings and can help support the body’s metabolism. Not all protein shakes are created equal. Become a label reader and look for powders that are natural and not artificially sweetened or full of fillers.  ” See PDF “ SPORTS NUTRITION In... 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

7 WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT

Here’s my latest article for fitness first magazine and a few weight loss tips from my new book 101 ways to lose weight. Click on the image to read all about it.  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

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