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

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

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

Natural Beauty Secrets

Here’s an interview from my friends at Beauiticate on how antioxidant rich whole foods can make your body glow. One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is about my skincare routine and what I eat, which helps keeps play an important role on how my skin looks.  The team at Beauticate recently took a sneak peak inside my home and got the scoop on my natural beauty tips, my skin care routine and my favourite whole foods to keep me nourished from the inside out. How... Read More

A Super Smoothie For Glowing Skin

The secret to glowing skin is simple, eat lots and fruits and vegetables and make sure you are feeding it with antioxidants, healthy fats and protein to nourish your body from the inside out. As an additional benefit, you’ll also do wonders for the rest of your body such as lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, improve memory + concentration, reduce stress and basically feel amazing ! I love smoothies for breakfast  made with strawberries, raspberries, almond... Read More

Melon Breakfast Bowl

I’m always looking out for quick, healthy breakfast ideas that I can easily make at home and be nourished before I head off to the office. I was inspired to create this simple and delicious breakfast bowl at Kamalaya Health  + Wellness Sanctuary after being seduced by the plethora of fresh fruits and super foods that are available on the breakfast buffet. During the next few weeks I’ll be posting recipes and wellness posts from this amazing resort whilst I’m... Read More

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These yummy cookies are full of all things wholesome and nourishing. What I love about this recipe is that it’s  very therapeutic to make and I adore slowly mixing the oat filled dough with my hands.  Baking cookies and cakes is fun and it’s a great way to de-stress and relax, put on some French music and have fun. The secret to making these chocolate chip cookies lies in the mixing. Making sure the ingredients are well combined and gently massaged and squished together... 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

Steel Cut Oats Porridge

The crisp cold weather has inspired me to make one of my favourite breakfasts – Steel Cut Oats Porridge, slowly simmered with vanilla and cinnamon and topped with sweet ripe banana and steaming hot milk.  I love the creamy and chewy texture of steel cut oats and warmth and goodness that you get from every mouthful. When serving this porridge, it’s important that you accompany with extra steaming hot milk to pour over so that eating them is purely delicious comfort... 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

Introducing Healthy Chef Organic Matcha

Certified Organic – Premium Grade Matcha “Enjoy the goodness of our finest Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha Tea. High in antioxidants to support health, energy + vitality. Matcha has the ability to boost your immunity, control your stress and assist in weight loss. See the studies here…. The health benefits of Matcha Green Tea are incredible – one bowl of Matcha tea is equivalent to 10 cups of green tea – it’s a powerful, green tonic to revitalize the body... Read More

Naked Chocolat Butter

Chocoholics rejoice! Now you can indulge in my purely delicious Naked Chocolat Butter. Scented with Dark Chocolate, vanilla bean and a hint of sea salt, this decadent and sophisticated spread is perfect straight out of the jar. All natural and 100 % good for you. there are no excuses to buy store bought chocolate butters ever again. Macadamia nuts make the most amazing butters because they are so deliciously creamy and high in anti-inflammatory mono-unsaturated fats similar to... Read More

Classic Bircher Muesli

This is my signature muesli recipe that I love to enjoy as a healthy breakfast. Scented with orange and vanilla with a hint of pomegranate,  you’ll be in heaven with every mouthful. I often double the recipe and divide into glass jars so I have enough muesli to take to work for a few days. Enjoy. What’s great about it: Oats are a great source of soluble fibre that fills you up, so you feel fuller for longer. According to studies, the beta-glucan fiber found in oats can... Read More

Mango Chia Pudding

The tropical freshness of real mango, blended with sun ripened chia seeds and pure coconut – with no added sugar. My mango chia pudding makes a complete healthy energy boosting breakfast or snack any time of day. With only just 3 ingredients  my mango chia pudding is power packed with omega-3, fibre and protein as well as antioxidants which makes this the perfect start to your busy day. The chia gel is easy to make and it takes around 20 minutes to obtain a lovely gel... Read More

Home-Made Creamed Corn w/ Sunny Side Egg

I’m loving this recipe at the moment. Perfect for a simple, quick and budget friendly brunch or dinner. I love to top mine with a crisp fried sunny side egg and grate over a generous amount of Parmesan just before I serve it.  This beats store bought versions hands down and it tastes so much better. I like to add a little cultured butter as it rounds out the flavour and gives it a smoother, richer mouthfeel.  Juicy, colourful corn is a good source of vitamin C, fibre,... Read More

Beetroot Salad With Pomegranate + Pistachio

I love making this salad as part of my festive Christmas lunch or dinner.  The delicate sweetness of golden and red beetroot is captured when they are roasted in the oven then allowed to cool gently as they slowly develop their flavours.  Serve warm or cold tossed with peppery leafy greens such as rocket and accentuated with a sprinkle of pistachio and a cultured yoghurt style labna or grilled haloumi.  Serve with a home made citrus sured gravlax or scallop ceviche for a light... Read More

The Many Benefits Of Protein

  Protein is a vital nutrient for human survival. However there are many factors such as dietary preferences, health conditions including allergies, general food quality and convenience that may prevent people from gaining an adequate amount of protein on a daily basis. A clean protein supplement is ideal for improving skin and digestive health, a strong immune system, improved sports performance and recovery as well as supporting sustained weight loss diets. 
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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

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.... 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

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

The 2014 Perth Fitness Expo!

I loved being back in my home town for the 2014 Perth Fitness Expo last Saturday and Sunday! My expert team and I showcased our unique 100% natural whole food nutrition supplements that I’ve designed to support optimum health + wellbeing and answered questions about diet, health and cooking. We also demonstrated how to make my super Immune Boosting Smoothies, Naked Chocolate Protein Balls, Paleo Granola and Protein Bread using our unique range of whole food products that... 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

Winter Warming Porridge With Chai Aromatics

This is a wonderful 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. I love to add warming aromatics such as cinnamon and ginger that makes my porridge absolutely irresistible. Be generous with your milk  as this will make your porridge creamy and delicious. What’s great about  it: Brown rice is a good source of B vitamins... 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

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

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

Roasted Carrot With Almond Dukkah + Labne

I absolutely LOVE this salad !  It’s a staple in my home and it’s delicious warm straight out of the oven or cold the next day for a delicious healthy lunch. Roasting brings out the natural flavours of the carrot and the dukkah intensifies the deliciousness. Simple to make and delicious to eat.  Enjoy. What’s great about it: Carrots contain vitamin A precursors called carotenoids (Beta carotene) that help promote vision and support a healthy immune system.  Almonds... 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

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

Flourless Salted Chocolate Cake

This is the perfect time to bake my favourite chocolate cake from my new cookbook Purely Delicious! 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. Make the cake the day before you need it – I find that gives it plenty of time to settle and set after baking.  The cake is perfect for after dinner parties... 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

Golden Delicious Apple Pie

Apples are in season and it’s raining outside !  A perfect time for home made apple pie scented with just a hint of cinnamon and vanilla then encased in a purely delicious shortcrust made from organic spelt and rolled oats. The secret to my recipe is to firstly use sweet delicious apples – my favourites are pink lady and golden delicious. I don’t peel the apples so that the filling develops a lovely pink hue  that looks magnificent in your serving bowl. The... Read More

Naked 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 cacao which gives it a lighter and more subtle chocolate flavour or a lush dark cocoa such as my Naked Chocolat Dark 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... Read More

My favourite Christmas Recipes

I love this time of year, and I’m a huge fan of Summer and all the wonderful fresh fruit and vegetable options you can enjoy. It’s a great time to eat lighter healthier food and there are no excuses even over the holiday period. I remember as a young girl Christmas was always spent at my Polish grandmother’s house.  She worked extremely hard and held down 2 jobs to make ends meet,  and she was also an amazing cook and never bought anything from a packet. Everything we... 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

ALL MY PRODUCTS ARE MADE FROM WHOLEFOODS

Our products contain no chemicals or fillers and are completely pure and natural to support and nourish your body. They are purely delicious and can be enjoyed by everyone. VISIT MY ON LINE SHOP HERE GIVE YOUR BODY THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT TO THRIVE There are six lifestyle behaviours that have the greatest influence to our health and how we age. They are: • eating healthily • getting regular exercise • getting enough sleep • not smoking • maintaining a healthy weight,... Read More

Superfood Energy Smoothie

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 feel amazing !  I basically designed this recipe for myself to enjoy as a nourishing quick breakfast if I’m pushed for time and it makes me feel full and energised all morning. I love making up my own... Read More

Detox Green Vegetable Soup

This soup was inspired by Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary in Koh Samui Thailand. The soup is from my 80/20 book and it’s  a potent blend of  alkalinising vegetables and herbs to promote  good health. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins C, E and beta-carotene, folate and fibre necessary for a healthy body and immune system.  I sometimes love to add a touch of chili for a little heat and pump up the protein by adding green peas or fish. 1 litre home made vegetable stock or water... Read More

Healthy Lamingtons

You will absolutely love my lamington recipe – so simple, gluten free and made from fresh whipped organic eggs, coconut flour, vanilla and raspberries that make them taste 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 with a little coconut water or alternatively coconut milk for a creamier ganache. The secret to coating your lamingtons is to lightly spread... Read More

Red Velvet Cupcakes

This is my healthy take on the traditional red velvet chocolate cake.  It’s lovely and moist from the fresh grated beetroot that i’ve added into my cupcake batter and it replaces the traditional red food colouring found in traditional recipes. The final cupcake looks wholesome and healthy and tastes purely delicious. I enjoyed them topped simply with a spoonful of thick coconut yoghurt or whipped cream cheese frosting.  If you’re entertaining, then adding... Read More

Earth Burgers

Here is a recipe from my new cookbook Purely Delicious. Eating these burgers will automatically make you feel healthier ! These yummy vegetarian style burgers are rich in super food antioxidants and protein to aid muscle repair and help energise your body. They are delicious hot or cold and make the perfect portable meal to pack into any lunch box or stuff into lettuce wrappers and enjoy with smashed avocado and tomato salsa. I make mine using wholegrain steamed brown rice, which... Read More

How To Cook Quinoa Perfectly Every Time

Quinoa is one of the most delicious,  gluten free, high protein seeds out there. This power packed super food has a lovely neutral flavour, with earthy undertones that makes the perfect canvas for just about any dish you want to create. What I love about it is that quinoa is quick to cook, around 15 minutes so you can create a healthy meal without any fuss in the kitchen.  It has a delicate and nutty flavour which is very addictive and I often can’t put down the spoon once... Read More

Muesli Power Bars – Watch The Video

  When that mid morning or afternoon hunger sets in, make sure you’re prepared with the right emergency foods to help keep you on the right track. Fresh fruit, trail mix or yoghurt make a terrific snack and so do these delicious home-made muesli bars that will take the edge off any hunger and are much healthier than the traditional store bought versions. These bars take around 5 minutes to mix up from your favourite bircher muesli combo then all you need to do is bake... Read More