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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 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

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

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

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

Pumpkin Pie With Oatmeal Gingersnap Shortcrust

I love to get into the pumpkin pie spirit this time of year so I’ve been going pumpkin crazy here at Healthy Chef Headquarters – baking, mixing and testing my ultimate recipe for pumpkin pie. The balance needs to be just right when creating the perfect pumpkin pie.  The crust just the right balance of flaky and melt in the mouth.  The filling – not too sweet, just velvety and smooth with aromatics of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg tantalising every bite. I remember... 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

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

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

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

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

At Home With Teresa Cutter

  Here’s a little snippet from this weekends Daily Telegraph – HOME section. It features some of my favourite things I enjoy every day. The interview below Teresa Cutter’s 10 favourite things 1 Colnago Road Bike Cycling has been a part of my lifestyle since I was very young and has helped me to stay fit, healthy and strong. When I was 14, I discovered the awesome Colnago bike and have loved it ever since. 2 My Juicer I love making fresh juices to infuse my... 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

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

BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY – Top 10 Natural Immune Boosting Foods + Recipes

When I’m a little stressed and run down from work, my immune system get’s a little tired, so I make a conscious effort to improve the sorts of food I’m getting into my body. Food is one of the most powerful tools we have to help prevent disease and a healthy body begins with a healthy immune system. Over 70% of your immune system is in your gut and what you eat forms forms the foundation of your health. Your immune system maintains homeostasis by defending... 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

Naked Chocolat Almond Mylk

Here is a delicious recipe for a Chocolat Mylk that will leave you feeling nourished and revitalised !  My Chocolat Almond Mylk takes just 5 minutes to make and what I love about it is that you can enjoy it ice cold as a quick pick me up vitality drink or as a warm and nourishing Hot Chocolat that will enliven the senses and heal the body, mind & soul.  You will notice that the ratio of almonds to water is 1:6 ….I like the lightness of this combination with the subtle... Read More

Flourless Salted Chocolate Cake

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

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

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