What I Eat For Perfect Digestive Health

We’re well into spring, and many of us have goals to improve our health + wellbeing in some way or another – but did you know that all good health starts by having a healthy digestive system? Nutritional medicine places a great emphasis on the digestive tract — the primary area where we receive the goodness from the foods that we consume.   A healthy digestive system means you’re able to effectively break down and absorb food, fuelling it with the nutrients it needs... Read More

10 Steps For Effective Detoxing

  THE TRUTH ABOUT DETOX The word “detox” is the umbrella term used to describe many different types or approaches to detoxification. Many of them are disciplined fasting programs that can add additional stress for the body and can often deprive the body of essential nutrients needed for optimal health. The truth is, detox is not a diet of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and B grade maple syrup – the human body needs much more than that to revitalise and restore cells back... Read More

The Anti-Inflammatory Drink That Boosts Your Immune System

This healing golden milk is the perfect nourishing blend to boost your immune system this winter. Laced with anti-inflammatory spices such as turmeric and ground ginger, this spicy winter blend makes the most grounding and nourishing drink for morning or afternoon tea. The best thing is that it doesn’t get much easier than whipping up your turmeric latte. You can give this recipe even more of a superfood boost by adding Healthy Chef Natural Immune Support which contains x... Read More

3 Foods To Avoid For A Healthier Gut – And What To Eat Instead

Nutritional medicine places a great emphasis on the digestive tract — the primary area where we receive the goodness from the foods that we consume. A healthy digestive system leads to a healthier body and mind. The primary role of the digestive system is to break down and absorb food, providing our body with the fuels and nutrients it requires to function optimally. What we eat and drink builds the foundation of our health. We eat to obtain nutrients for our muscles and organs,... Read More

Amazing Health Benefits Of Turmeric + Easy Recipes

Turmeric has to be one of my go to spices in the kitchen. It’s a superfood hero that’s loaded with anti-inflammatory and immune boosting healing properties, as well as helping to boost flavour and colour to the recipes I create. I always make sure my spice rack is stocked with turmeric and if you can get it in its fresh natural form – that’s even better. I often make a calming turmeric milk or anti-inflammatory smoothie when my immune system is a little... Read More

My Secret To The Best Cauliflower Cheese

This is a warm and nourishing recipe from my cookbook Purely Delicious. Cauliflower was often served at our Polish dinner table when I was growing up. Mum used to steam it lightly, then sauté in her cast iron pan with day old bread-crumbs and generous amounts of butter. Mum would also make the yummiest Parmesan laced béchamel that she would generously spoon over steamed cauliflower florets, then bake until golden with crispy edges, for the ultimate cauliflower cheese. These... Read More

Immune-Boosting Congee

When I’m feeling a little run down and need nourishing comfort food, I head to the kitchen and make my congee. Slow Cooked Brown Rice Congee With Ginger + Shallots which is featured in my cookbook Purely Delicious is the perfect warming dish to keep you healthy this winter. Serve steaming hot in generous bowls, enjoy the goodness and instantly feel the healing benefits of this magnificent yet simple soup. What’s Great About It: Ginger is a potent detoxifying and antiviral... Read More

What To Eat Before + After A Workout

When I was working as a personal trainer, not a week went by when I used to see people virtually collapsing on the floor half way during their workout and not being able to complete their full session, due to not fuelling their body correctly and running out of puff. Whether you are exercising just for general health, fat loss or an athlete in competition, the nutritional strategy you put in place before and after training can enhance performance and reduce fatigue and dehydration... Read More

Rescue Remedy

Here is my immune boosting smoothie and potent remedy for when I’m feeling a little run down and I need to revitalise my body.  Just one glass of this smoothie will leave you feeling energised and instantly restored as you drink in the pure goodness. It’s loaded with whole food vitamin C and vitamin D as well as the best natural anti-inflammatory ingredients you can get. My rescue remedy will hydrate the body and restore optimum health. What’s great about it: Orange is... Read More

Super Greens Vitality Smoothie

This is the ultimate Super Greens Vitality Smoothie that’s bursting with antioxidants and alkalising goodness. It’s the real deal, the get me super healthy type of smoothie that will have you bouncing off the walls and feeling energised. Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are more potent through whole food consumption which is why drinking green smoothies are the perfect way to nourish your body. A good diet has always played a vital role in supporting health, which is why... Read More

12 Simple Steps To Perfect Digestive Health

There are many contributing factors that effect digestion and it’s a process of elimination to discover what works for you and what doesn’t. Factors such as diet, food intolerances, stress, adrenal burnout, hormones, lifestyle, emotional disposition, anxiety, chemicals, parasites, bacteria, medications, relationships and sleep will affect the state of your health and how your body works. Combining a personalised diet and a balanced lifestyle with restorative therapies will... Read More

Perfect Digestive Health

I’m pleased to announce the launch of my new book ‘Perfect Digestive Health“. It’s the beginning of a new year and many of us have embarked on the journey to improve our health + wellbeing in some way or another – but did you know that all good health starts by having a healthy digestive system, as this is the primary area where we receive the goodness from the foods that we consume.  A healthy digestive system leads to a healthier body and mind. The... 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

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

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

Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

This is a smoothie I designed for myself to help reduce inflammation in the body. I can feel it’s anti-inflammatory effects as soon as I drink it and I love the fact that it tastes great too. I’ve made this smoothie a part of my breakfast regime and sometimes throw in extra boosters such as macadamia nuts or Healthy Chef Protein to make it a complete and delicious meal. What’s great about it: Pineapples are a rich source of B group vitamins including thiamine (B1)... 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

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY !

Healthy Chef Natural Immune Support is a wholefood blend of naturally occurring vitamin C + D, with antioxidants to help regulate immune function. ! One 7g serve of Natural Immune Support contains ten times the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C ( >450mg ) and the full-recommended daily intake of vitamin D (1000IU) and is suitable for both kids and adults. ! Natural Immune Support is an anti-inflammatory blend of fruits, vegetables and herbs, ideal for nourishing the body... Read More

How To Super-Charge Your Immune System

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 recipe from my book Perfect Digestive Health. I love 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 way of... 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

Super C Immune Boosting Smoothie

    Here’s a delicious and simple immune boosting smoothie that I’ve been making at home over the last few weeks.  I find it helps revitalise my body when I’m a little stressed and run down with work and it’s a smoothie I can easily make ahead of time and pop it in the fridge when I get to work. I’ve used oranges in this recipe  - you can also use pineapple and it works really well. I’m a huge a fan of ginger and turmeric –... Read More

Gluten Free Anzac Biscuits

                                                                    This is the perfect cookie for gluten free diets that will satisfy that sweet cookie craving, it’s hard to stop at one. These cookies keep for about 4 – 5 days and make the perfect snack if you’re craving something sweet and healthy.... 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

Coconut Crepes Suzette

I remember first making Crepes Suzette when I was working as an apprentice chef in a French inspired fine dining restaurant.  It was a purely delicious and indulgent, retro style dessert that was made in front of the diner in spectacular fashion that also included the flambé of the sauce with a little orange liqueur. These days I love making crepes using coconut flour that take them to the next level. They are light, moist  and very moorish.  My orange sauce is light and... Read More

Zucchini Linguini With Spinach + Basil Pesto

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

Dukkah – Egyptian Spice Mix

Dukkah is an Egyptian spice blend made from roasted nuts, seeds and spice. I love making my own Healthy Chef combinations so that I can sprinkle onto garden salads, skinny dips and just simply have on hand to accentuate favourite meals. It works beautifully with Moroccan baked organic eggs,  cinnamon roasted sweet potato or veggie burgers topped with beetroot relish and a crunchy salad. I’m not a fan of store bought versions as they are not as moorish like the ones you... Read More

Raw Pad Thai Salad

This is my wonderful Pad Thai Salad from my book Perfect Digestive Health and inspired by my favourite Health + Wellness Resort – Kamalaya in Koh Samui Thailand. This salad is  so easy to make and what I love about it is that you can make up a large batch then divide this awesome salad into portable containers or mason jars and take them to work to enjoy as a healthy lunch. The salad lasts for about 2 days in the fridge and is perfect sprinkled with tamari roasted almonds... Read More

Quinoa With Roasted Pumpkin, Zucchini and Basil Pesto

I love making this recipe.  It’s a favourite in my home and any leftovers are quickly devoured the next day for lunch or another dinner.  I love the fact that I can easily adapt the vegetables I use based around the season. Combinations such as roasted pumpkin and zucchini, asparagus and garden fresh peas, roasted eggplant, spanish onion and tomato work perfectly. The finishing touch is a generous scoop of pesto and a scattering of freshly chopped garden herbs, lemon... Read More

Fisherman’s Board – Sardine Bruschetta

If you want a budget friendly healthy meal that takes just 2 minutes to make – you can’t go past my fisherman’s board  Sardine Bruschetta. I always have a few tins of sardines in the pantry and the secret to preparing it lies in the aromatics you use. Lemon and chopped parsley adds freshness and a good grind of black pepper completes this purely delicious simple meal. I sometimes add a little green chilli and serve along side a sun-ripened tomato salad or bowl... Read More

Purely Delicious Cashew Milk

I absolutely love drinking cashew milk.  It’s purely delicious, velvety and creamy white that’s perfect on it’s own, served along side a batch of my chocolate chip cookies or blended into super yummy power smoothies. What I love about cashew nut milk is that it requires no straining after blending, so all you have to do is pour into a glass and enjoy. I love using aromatics such as vanilla bean or cinnamon to enhance the flavour profile then add a few spoonfuls... 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 takes around 15 minutes to make and I love to serve it topped with a sunny side fried organic egg. I... Read More

Cold Pressed 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

Green Garden Salad With Persian Feta + Lemon Scented Dressing

This is one of my favourite summer salads of the moment.  I love the fact that it can be eaten both raw or lightly blanched for 15 seconds to still keep it crisp and delicious.  Another great thing about it is that it keeps really well, so perfect to pack into a lunch box if you have any leftovers at dinner.  I’ve topped mine with a little Persian feta then scented with a simple lemon vinaigrette made from cold pressed olive oil, lemon juice + black pepper.  Perfect... Read More