MY ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MACADAMIA NUT MILK

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LIFE-CHANGING GOLDEN MYLK

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What To Do When Your Kids Don’t Like Veggies

Parents provide the environment in which eating behaviours are set. It makes me sad when I’m at the supermarket and see some parents shopping with their children, loading up the trolley with soft drinks, packets of chips and processed foods. Childhood obesity is an issue that hits home The number of overweight children is increasing each year. According to the latest NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS), 1 in 4 –  27% of Australian children aged... Read More

How To Reduce Stress + Heal Your Immune System

  Ever since I was really young, I’ve always been quite anxious and stressed in my nature. I suppose this is what ultimately exacerbated my gut issues over the years which in turn affected my immune system. Last week I spoke about natural ways you can fight colds and flu. This included my top anti-inflammatory superfoods and tonics that assist in my own wellness journey and make me feel better. This week is still immune-boosting week and I was compelled to talk about stress... Read More

INTRODUCING THE HEALTHY CHEF TURMERIC LATTE!

Looking for a delicious drink to fight inflammation, boost immunity and support digestion? Turmeric Latte or “golden milk/turmeric milk” is the ultimate blend of organic turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and wild vanilla bean with incredible anti-inflammatory properties, which means this soothing elixir is really good for you! Turmeric Latte is my absolute favourite drink other than a hot tea. It’s comforting, relaxing, and soothing, especially if you’re highly stressed... Read More

HOW TO HOST A HEALTHY MORNING TEA

When I was 5 years old, I started making pots of chamomile tea. I was fascinated with tea parties and seeing the joy on my parents’ faces when they took their first sip from what I had created. I also served them slices of Polish apple cake or cinnamon biscuits that were often in the kitchen, ready to be devoured and enjoyed. I’ve been making pots of tea ever since – it is my ritual every day that keeps me nourished and satisfied. I also love the whole tradition of hosting... Read More

MY TOP IMMUNE-BOOSTING FOODS TO FIGHT COLDS AND FLU THIS WINTER

When I moved to Sydney from Perth about 15 years ago, I was so run down from stress and adrenal fatigue that my immunologist recommended an immune-boosting dietary plan to help me get back on track. Food is one of the most powerful tools we have to help prevent disease. A healthy body begins with a healthy immune system. It maintains homoeostasis by defending against viruses and bacteria, which can cause inflammation, illness and disease. Our bodies also produce antibodies that... Read More

FLOURLESS BANANA MUFFINS

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Protein Powder Road Test – HOW TO USE PROTEIN FOR WEIGHT LOSS

We receive many emails at The Healthy Chef regarding the use of our protein powders and the main differences between our Pure Native WPI  and plant-based Organic Pea Protein. As I’m running my Body Shaping event later this month, I thought it would be a good to idea to answer this question in detail, since protein is an essential nutrient our bodies need to thrive. Protein is needed for balancing hormones, assisting in weight loss, supporting digestion, detoxification and... Read More

3 Great Ways To Enjoy Matcha

I have written about the amazing health benefits of matcha several times on my website and, for those who’ve missed my latest post on its weight loss benefits, you can find more info HERE. I love my matcha tea in the morning or after lunch when I need to focus on my work and productivity in the office. It’s a beautiful, smooth and energising drink. While it has taken me a bit of time and patience to master the art of perfecting the best ways to enjoy it, I can now share my... Read More

3 BEST TEAS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Being in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years now, I’m often asked what advice I can give on the best ways to lose weight – Should I go high protein, low carb? Should I have smoothies all day? Should I detox? I’ve long held the belief that the most important aspect to sustainable weight loss is sticking to daily healthy habits that will benefit you over the long-term. Consistency is key. While it’s no secret that you should be eating healthy and exercising,... Read More

What Are The Best Healthy Fats For Baking?

What Are The Best Healthy Fats For Baking? Fat and cooking go hand in hand. I believe that most natural fats have a place in the kitchen. I never skimp on quality when selecting fats for my cooking and baking and always hunt down the best unrefined and natural fats that suit my cooking. Fat has a vast range of functions in the body. It is a compact source of energy, a vital component of cell membranes needed to synthesise hormones and transport essential vitamins around the body.... Read More

Your Detox Plan Part 3 – What To Eat…

I’m a great believer of supporting your body’s natural healing process through the foods you eat. For those who missed PART 1 and PART 2 of this detox plan, please ensure you have a read this information to help support your journey.   WHY DETOX?  Everyone can benefit from a detox program on a regular basis and the basic aim of a good detox is to enhance your overall state of health and wellbeing. A well designed detox diet offers a variety of wellness solutions;... Read More

Detox Vegetable Soup

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Healthy + Delicious Detox Pumpkin Seed Milk

PUMPKIN SEED MILK A pure nut free and anti-inflammatory dairy free milk that’s rich in restorative minerals such as zinc, copper,  magnesium and potassium. enhances libido….hormone balancing.   Pumpkin seeds Matcha Dates Coconut butter Vanilla Bean Sea salt Water Drink within 3 days. GOLDEN MILK A wholesome anti-inflammatory milk that’s inspired from Ayruvedic principals   – the ancient art of healing through wholefoods and natural techniquies. The... Read More

The Secret To Great Sleep

A restful night’s sleep is high on my priority list. When I let my body properly rest and recover I instantly feel the difference in my energy levels and in how I look and feel. While missing a few nights of good sleep once in a while isn’t going to break your healthy habits, consistently missing out can have serious implications. In fact, research shows that people who don’t get enough sleep have a greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome (also known as syndrome... Read More

Oatmeal Gingerbread Men

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What’s The Perfect Protein Powder For You?

It’s important you choose the right protein powder that suits your needs and that supports your health in every way. It’s important they are un-denatured and free from chemicals and additives. If you find a clean protein powder, it can be used for a number of things, such as fitness, weight loss, body shaping, etc. However, you will use the protein differently depending on what your goal is. Find out below what the right kind of protein you need for your goals. 1. FOR WEIGHT... Read More

Matcha Body Shaping Smoothie Bowl

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How To Stay Healthy When Travelling

These days, I tend to travel quite a bit – not only for work, but to visit my family in WA. Eating well and staying healthy while travelling can be a little tricky, but after years of travelling, I’ve learnt how to incorporate a few packing essentials and rituals into my routine (both on the plane and when I get to my destination) that help keep me energised, hydrated and free from the dreaded jet lag. Make the most of your trip with my top practices for healthy travel: BOOKING ACCOMMODATION… I... Read More

My Top 3 Portable Snacks For Busy Movers + Shakers

My life is pretty hectic these days, so I make sure I’m prepared with quick, easy healthy snacks that will nourish and fuel my body on the run. I make sure they are rich in protein so that I can easily enjoy them for a quick breakfast or lunch at my desk. The best thing is that they all take less than a few minutes to make, and they can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week. Perfect to enjoy with a cleansing green juice or energy boosting matcha latte. TO CURB CRAVINGS: ... Read More

Watch Me Make Hummingbird Cake!

Last weekend I hosted my lovely High Tea event showcasing my NEW organic tea collection. I also whipped up my popular Hummingbird Cake – a tropical spring baking recipe exclusive to The Healthy Chef Recipe App! It was a lovely afternoon where I talked about the amazing health and wellbeing benefits of all my 9 hand-crafted organic tea blends. The Healthy Chef team and I prepared a selection of decadent, healthy high tea treats such as Olive Oil Pound Cake, Chocolate Chip... Read More

You’re Invited To My Afternoon High Tea!

My HIGH TEA events on the 3 rd and 24th of September have now been SOLD OUT. Lots of new and exciting events coming up over the next month so please keep checking the home page of the web site as well as weekly newsletters.   To celebrate the NEW Healthy Chef Organic Tea Collection, you’re invited to my purely delicious afternoon High Tea on Saturday, 24th September! I’d love you to come and discover the amazing health benefits of all 9 hand-crafted tea blends, along... Read More

The Drink Of The Samurai: Matcha

Matcha Tea is the champion of green tea and uses the young leaves of green tea that have a higher concentration of antioxidants. This means that it’s a potent superfood powder that’s great for your health. Throughout history monks, samurai warriors, and Japanese royalty have enjoyed Matcha as part of their daily routines. Buddhist monks, for example, have used Matcha for centuries to help keep them mentally focused, and to give them a mild, long-lasting energy boost during... Read More

Samurai Smoothie

This is my super healthy smoothie that will have you bouncing off the walls with energy. A revitalising blend of pineapple, lime, coconut and Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha. Fresh pineapples naturally contain the enzyme bromelain, renowned for supporting digestion. The addition of protein supports sports performance, sustained weight loss, a strong immune system and healthy skin. 1/2  cup pineapple, cut into chunks 1 cup ice 1/2 cup coconut water or coconut milk 1/2 teaspoon... Read More

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Drinking Tea

Whether you enjoy a cup of tea with some morning teacake or to unwind after a long day, the benefits of drinking tea go beyond the ritual of savouring the moment. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT TEA In fact, I have copious amounts of tea because it’s an absolutely therapeutic and relaxing way I can boost my health and wellbeing. For instance, I love to sip a hot cup of Healthy Chef ceremonial grade Matcha tea to start my day because it’s infused with many anti-ageing and body shaping properties... Read More

Highlights from The Healthy Chef Organic Tea Launch!

I had the best time launching the new Healthy Chef Organic Tea Collection last week at our healthy High Tea event! Our new Organic Tea Collection has been years in the making, so it was so exciting to finally introduce the teas during an afternoon High Tea and discuss the amazing health and wellbeing benefits of all the 9 hand-crafted blends. Our point of difference compared to other teas is that our range is fresh, vibrant and delicious, with ingredients sourced from the finest... Read More

Introducing Our New Organic Tea Collection!

I’m delighted to introduce our new Organic Tea Collection that has been years in the creation. Our point of difference compared to other teas is that our range is prepared and made to order, so it’s as fresh, vibrant and delicious as nature intended. It’s also made entirely from wholefood ingredients that are free from chemicals, artificial flavours, colours and added sugars which is how it’s supposed to be.   “The Healthy Chef premium organic teas help support... Read More

How To Get Glowing Skin

I believe that food is most healing when it has properties to repair and nourish the body, while still being purely delicious to eat. Unfortunately, many people can get caught up on the latest superfood or diet trend that they can overlook the simplest ingredients necessary for vibrant health and glowing skin. One of these is protein. Protein is the key nutrient for ageless, beautiful skin. Your skin, hair and nails are made up of protein, so it’s important to include it in... Read More

My Favourite Anti-Ageing Superfoods

We all know that too much sugar, saturated fat, processed foods and alcohol can cause chronic inflammation, which is the body’s way of addressing imbalances and illness in the body. In turn, this can speed up the ageing process and leave you feeling run down and tired. This is why I’m a big advocate of getting my anti-ageing nutrients from the foods I eat. When I’m eating good food, looking after myself and keeping my stress levels under control, it’s reflected in... Read More

My 7 Steps To Better Health

It’s no surprise most of my time revolves around healthy food. If I’m not creating recipes, hosting a cooking masterclass, or designing the next product for my functional food range, I’m recipe testing for my next meal or writing a chapter for my next book. Having to build my business and work crazy hours means a healthy work-life balance is a big challenge. With this, I’ve come to realise that health is not only about feeding your body healthy nourishing foods. Health... Read More

How To Have Chocolate For Breakfast

While chocolate is often eaten as a treat or for dessert, I love how you can actually have chocolate for breakfast, too! Yes I’m a bit of a chocaholic and love to submit my taste buds to some chocolate therapy any time of day.  I love using ingredients such as my Naked Chocolat Mylk because you’re getting a dose of antioxidants, minerals and health-promoting compounds that just taste delicious. So if you’re craving for something healthy and chocolatey, this super... Read More

Feel-Good Foods To Fight Stress

Those that know me would probably describe me as being highly strung, driven, a workaholic, anxious, creative and always on move.  I guess it’s just been part of my nature from when I was growing up, I even remember asking my aunt to knit me a jumper with the words ‘JUST RELAX’ on the front. When I feel like I’m working myself to the ground, my immune system weakens, energy levels plummet and my digestive health just doesn’t function properly. My cortisol... Read More

7 Steps To Get Your Beauty Sleep

These days, I have to really focus on getting enough sleep to get me through my busy week. I have a tendency to be a bit of a workaholic….writing emails or blog posts at 10 pm at night and then dragging myself out from bed at 5 or 6 am the next morning just to get my day started.  It’s certainly not good for my health and if I do this too often and my body let’s me know by weakening my immune system and removing that outward glow I strive for. Getting adequate... Read More

Purely Delicious Product Tasting at The Healthy Chef HQ, Sydney!

  The Healthy Chef team and I have been busy preparing some exciting events and products for the rest of the year that we can’t wait to share with you! One of these will be a little product sampling + demonstration of my delicious superfood and protein blends next Thursday evening. I’d love you to come and enjoy some treats full of wholefood goodness. I will also be answering any questions you might have on health, food and nutrition. Or, just come in and say hi! WHERE... Read More

Book signing at The Healthy Chef HQ, Sydney!

  To all my lovely subscribers and Healthy Chef fans, this is the news I’ve been waiting to share: A chance to visit The Healthy Chef HQ at Surry Hills Sydney for book signing, cooking demo + meet and greet! It’s also a great time to get a signed copy of my bestseller Purely Delicious for Mother’s Day as well as any other Healthy Chef products you need to get. Where is it? The Healthy Chef HQ 4 Collins Street, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW When? Thursday, 28th April 6pm... Read More

A delicious diabetic-friendly dinner

                                                              Up to 2.5 million Australians are undiagnosed and at risk of developing diabetes, which is the fastest growing disease in Australia. But by making a few simple changes to how you cook, the ingredients you choose, and your portion size, you can make improvements to... Read More

Apple Pie With Spelt + Oatmeal Shortcrust

  It’s apple season, and there’s nothing I love more than indulging in some homemade apple pie scented with just a hint of cinnamon and vanilla! For this recipe, I created a purely delicious shortcrust made from organic spelt and rolled oats. The spelt shortcrust is one of my favourites and I love the richness of the pastry as it provides a decadent texture when you bite into it. What’s great about it: Apples are high in fibre (around 5 g each) they contain both soluble... Read More

Top 12 Foods To Boost Your Immune System

When I’m a little stressed and run down, 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 the foundation of your health. Your immune system maintains homeostasis by defending against viruses and bacteria... Read More

Cinnamon Chai Cashew Milk

When the 3.30 pm munchies hit at Healthy Chef HQ we love to make cinnamon chai cashew milk.  It’s packed full of protein and all things yummy and good for the body, plus it satisfies that craving for something a little indulgent and sweet mid afternoon. I love mine over lots of ice to sip slowly at my desk, whilst the girls love theirs warm with a little extra water and a generous sprinkle of cinnamon. I love anything chai and infusing the warming and sweet spice of cinnamon... Read More

Superfood Energy Bowl

My breakfast of the moment is called the Superfood Energy Bowl. It takes just 1 minute to prepare and is loaded with vitality boosting super foods that nourishes your body from the inside out.  What I love about it is that it makes the perfect portable breakfast or snack so you can easily prepare it into a glass mason jar and take it to work to enjoy at your leisure. I use a good thick Greek Style natural yoghurt as my base, and for those who are dairy free you can use coconut... Read More

Vegetable Curry

Nutritious, delicious and power packed with goodness!  Here is a yummy vegetarian based curry that I love to make when I need healthy comfort food to feed my body. It’s loaded with goodness and packed with vegetables and anti-inflammatory spices that are slowly simmered until tender. I love to serve mine topped with fresh micro herbs or sprouts then serve with sides such as organic yoghurt or smashed avocado and lime. This is a perfect dish for meat-free Mondays or to... Read More

Healthy Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits are probably one of the most delicious biscuits you could ever eat. I love mine packed full of rolled oats and coconut, then scent them with a little vanilla and honey. I have designed many recipes for Anzac Biscuits, but the ones below have to be my ultimate favourite.  For those who would love my Gluten Free + Paleo Anzac Biscuits they are featured exclusively in my Healthy Chef Recipe App HERE I use a food processor to combine mine, but you can also just throw... Read More

See You At The 2015 Melbourne Fitness + Health Expo !

We are so excited to be venturing down to Melbourne – it’s going to be a massive weekend of health, activity and fun! Join me at The Melbourne Fitness + Health Expo on my Healthy Chef Stand showcasing my natural functional food range ! WHEN: This Friday, Saturday + Sunday 10th – 12th April The Healthy Chef Stage R43. WHERE: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. I’ll be on our Healthy Chef stand whipping up delicious power smoothies and protein balls for you to... Read More

Cold-Pressed Matcha Almond Mylk

When I cook, I always use full fat or organic milk in my recipes and I always try to cater for people who have intolerances to foods such as lactose.  Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose free alternative to traditional dairy.  They can be incorporated into healthy diets and provide your body with essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc to nourish the body’s immune system. Lactose intolerance refers to an inability to digest lactose, a natural sugar that... Read More

Purely Delicious Hot Cross Buns

Delicious and indulgent this is one of those breads that you just need to make on those special occasions. What I love about it is that it’s very simple to make and the lush ingredients of honey, citrus, quality butter and organic eggs give a fragrant and light dough that just melts in the mouth. Although I have other recipes for hot cross buns on my web site, I was compelled to share one inspired by my great aunt who was a fabulous baker and I also wanted to put my brand new... Read More

Cold-Pressed Wheatgrass Juice

Check it out now in our eStore “My 100 % Certified Organic Cold-Pressed Wheatgrass is a great way to start the day, it can help support detoxification, digestion and optimum health.” Teresa Cutter…view the studies here… I was inspired to recreate this rejuvenating wheatgrass from my many years of growing and juicing fresh living wheatgrass. This pure juice plays an important role in my digestive wellness and makes my body feel amazing. Every morning I start my... Read More

SuperCharged Scrambled Eggs

This is a delicious recipe from my new book “Perfect Digestive Health”. It’s a staple in my home and it makes a quick and healthy protein-rich meal any time of the day. My Super Charged Eggs sustain lean muscle and support digestion and a healthy immune system. Eggs also boost recovery after exercise because they are rich in protein and potassium. My Super Greens Pesto adds life and freshness to this delicious breakfast. It’s rich in chlorophyll that... Read More