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Christmas Pudding – My Healthy Chef Secret Recipe

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a traditional pudding.  I love the fragrant aroma of cinnamon, vanilla, orange and nutmeg infused into plump sun-dried fruits then finished off with a home made proper egg custard poured over the top.  This is a recipe I designed especially for YOU !  It features in the December issue of Women’s Fitness Magazine  and  it needed to fit into the healthy chef philosophy and be Purely Delicious ! For those who prefer a more traditional... Read More

Fruit Mince Pies

  OK,  here they are !  my purely delicious fruit mince pie recipe.  I’ve tried to cover most bases such as gluten, wheat and dairy free which is why I’ve given you a few pastry options.  My favourite pastry to make these lovely pies is the oatmeal shortcrust.  It has a lovely crunch and wholesome sense of purity which I love.  They last for days (up to 1 week) and they are perfect to complement your nutritious Christmas feast.  The oats are low GI and... Read More

ORGANIC SUPERFOOD – What’s Great About It ?

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

Healthy Christmas Cake

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

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

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

Refuel With Naked Chocolat

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

Naked Chocolat Smoothie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winter Warming Porridge With Chai Aromatics

This is a delicious and wonderfully nourishing breakfast to help promote energy and vitality. I love porridge – it brings comfort and satisfaction to every mouthful and will keep you warm and cozy through these cold winter months. My favourite is buckwheat and I love to add warming aromatics such as cinnamon, ginger and star anis that makes it absolutely irresistible. I like to lightly toast my buckwheat in the pot before adding any water, this gives it a wonderful nutty flavour... 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

Green Goddess Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is a prebiotic powerhouse that will keep your good gut bacteria smiling !  I make this nourishing LOW FODMAP  smoothie most weeks as it helps cleanse my digestive system and just makes me feel awesome !  I encourage you to enjoy this smoothie every day for one full week and let me know how you feel  ! What’s great about it: Kiwi fruit contains an enzyme called actinidain that helps aid digestion and absorption of nutrients. Kiwi fruit also work as... Read More

Margherita Pizza With Almond + Sunflower Crust

This is a delicious vegetarian classic of roasted tomato sauce, milky Buffalo mozzarella and sun-ripened tomato on a thin, crisp pizza base.  I’ve also added a light  spread of pesto to the almond base that gives the pizza a delicious basil aroma and flavour when eating it.  What I love about this crust is that it’s the perfect use for leftover almond pulp from making your home-made almond mylk. For a crisp base to a pizza crust I always recommend using a pizza stone for... 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

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

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

Classic Tomato Soup

This is a beautiful classic tomato soup that has been a part of my cooking repertoire for many years. When I make soups in my home, I go for simplicity and freshness, so that I can immerse my senses in the unadulterated flavour of the ingredients. I don’t use a vegetable stock, I use plain filtered water as I find that using stock can sometimes interfere and complicate that naturalness of this soup. Adding 1 red apple adds a wonderful hint of sweetness and a generous grind... Read More

Gluten Free Sweetcorn Fritters

This is a wonderful recipe I had published in my very first book around 12 years ago.  It’s a quick and simple healthy meal that I love making at home. These fritters marry perfectly with fresh tomato salsa and smashed avocado scented with jalapeño and freshly squeezed limes. The secret to making them so very delicious is to use fresh corn and not the frozen variety.  It’s also important not to rush the process of cooking them.  I like to do a test fritter just... Read More

Smashed Organic Eggs with Mustardy French Dressing

One of my favourite all time foods are organic free-range eggs.  We always have a dozen in the fridge at all times as they make a perfect meal for breakfast, lunch or quick healthy dinner. I remember my Great Aunty cooking up lots of egg dishes when I was growing up.  We used to raise our own hens and grow our own veggies, so a lot of our meals were based on egg and vegetable dishes.  I love to eat eggs pretty much any way, but one of my favourites is to smash them with aromatics... 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

Cashew Cream with Tahitian Vanilla

I  make my lush cashew cream on a weekly basis and love to spoon it over seasonal fruits, add to smoothies or fold through my bircher muesli made from apple, blueberry and a hint of cinnamon. For me it’s comfort food loaded with health benefits. A touch of vanilla takes the cream to the next level of yumminess. What’s great about it: Cashews are high in the amino acid tryptophan which helps to make serotonin – the FEEL GOOD hormone responsible for feelings of wellbeing... Read More

Mango Lassi

This purely delicious mango lassi is what I love to enjoy for a quick and healthy breakfast after an early morning bike ride. I normally like to freeze the mango or other fruit I am using, so it’s icy cold and creamy when i’ve blended my lassi.  Other fruits such as banana, papaya or pineapple are also glorious in this recipe. This is also delicious topped with healthy chef granola or pistachio nuts that adds another dimension of flavour and texture that makes this... Read More

Detox Energy Salad

I was first introduced to a detox diet when I visited an awesome health and wellness retreat called Kamalaya that is situated in Koh Samui, Thailand. I did  a 14 day program especially designed by Dr Karina Stewart to help cleanse the body and nourish the cells.  At the end of my treatment – I felt amazing ! I was energised, rejuvenated and ready to take on the world.  Basically the motto of a detox is: REMOVE – RESTORE – REJUVENATE A detox is a bit like an oil change... Read More

Mango Coconut Salsa

This is a purely delicious recipe from my 80/20 book. My mango coconut salsa is perfect for your Australia Day summer time BBQ and it goes wonderfully well with just about anything from white fish to poached organic chicken. The mangoes I used are Honey Gold Mangoes from PINATA FARMS in Queensland,  and all you really need to do  is just add a squeeze of lime  and a few aromatics and you have the most amazing salsa you’ll ever eat. What’s great about it: Mango is... Read More

Classic Leaf Salad With French Vinaigrette

My favourite salad of all time is a simple bowl of fresh leafy greens, dressed with a classic French style dressing. Some of the simplest things in life are often the best and what I love about this salad is that the assorted leaves each have a character of their own – some sweet,  some bitter and others slightly peppery that help stimulate digestion. The vinaigrette is the finishing touch that helps combine the flavours, tantalise your taste buds and keeps you coming... Read More

Peaches With Vanilla + Cashew Nut Cream

This is a lovely summer recipe that makes a simple breakfast or purely delicious dessert. Stone fruits are in season and the peaches look magnificent. I just couldn’t resist creating some lush recipes with my favourite stone fruit. I love that it’s so simple to make with only a few ingredients.  You can even blend any leftovers with extra water, cinnamon, ginger and ice for a quick summer smoothie ! What’s great about it: Peaches have a low GI of 42 and they are... Read More

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