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

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

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

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

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

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

Kale + Spinach Detox Salad

I’m excited about welcoming in the new year and all the exciting projects I am developing for The Healthy Chef.  But before I weather the storm, it’s important to me that I take a minute to re-evaluate  and reset my health and my lifestyle that will help me get through the busy year ahead. January basically means that my home turns into a health spa, a detox retreat that helps me focus 100 % on my health. I get a full body check up –  fill my fridge with... Read More

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,... Read More

Green Pea + Spinach Risotto

My green pea and spinach risotto was inspired by a good friend who just returned from Italy. It’s a simple and nourishing meal that is purely delicious comfort food and makes you feel great from the inside out. When I make risotto my aim is to focus on using more vegetables rather than a lot of rice and the secret is to keep it simple. This risotto is fabulous any time of year and you can use either frozen or fresh peas, when they are in season. I’ve used a lovely... Read More

Gluten Free Spaghetti Bolognese

One of my favourite one-pot meals is spaghetti bolognese. I love it because it’s nourishing and comforting, easy to prepare and budget friendly.Iit keeps for a a few days in the fridge or freezes well into portions if you’re a little time poor. This recipe is also in my 80/20 book. My secret to the perfect bolognese starts with choosing lovely ingredients. My meat comes from grass fed beef because I love the greater depth of flavour it gives to the overall dish, plus... 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

Roasted Beetroot Salad with Fig + Smashed Raspberry Dressing

  I want to share one of my favourite salads of the moment made form roasted beetroot, ripe autumn figs, baby spinach and smashed raspberry dressing scented with pomegranate.  I love roasting large bunches of beetroot over a weekend, it provides a lovely base for salads during the week when I’m pressed for time. Roasted beetroot lasts about 4 days in the fridge and I love it with my smashed raspberry dressing that allows all the flavours to dance on your taste buds.... 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

How To Build The Perfect Sandwich

The secret to preparing a healthy sandwich comes down to some basic strategic planning.  All chefs do it in restaurants when they need to prepare for service, and it’s no different when you’re preparing food for yourself or for your kids at home. Set out a basic menu plan at the start of the week, knowing pretty much what you’ll be eating for most meals is the key. Try and keep it fresh and always include quality protein and plenty of vegetables as this forms the base... Read More

Fatoush

This is quite a simple and addictive salad.  Once you start eating it – you can’t stop because it’s so delicious. I love making it for my dinner and serve any leftovers for lunch the next day.  I pump up the protein by adding boosters such as Persian feta, chickpeas or roasted walnuts if i’m eating it cold or for warmer options I serve with my fish in a bag or some quality grass fed beef. What’s good about it: Basically everything !  The health... Read More

FREE SMOOTHIE E-BOOKS

To coincide with my NEW Healthy Chef Pure Protein range I’ve designed 3 purely delicious smoothie eBooks that you can down load for FREE! The books are specifically crafted to match your lifestyle and there are 3 delicious books to choose from that include WELLBEING, SPORTS NUTRITION + WEIGHT LOSS. We’ve been overwhelmed by the huge response to my new protein range and I hope these books provide a little inspiration on how to make the most out of your protein shakes. ... Read More

Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters

  When I’m pushed for time and need to create a meal that’s quick, healthy + purely delicious, I make zucchini fritters.  What I love about these is that they not only taste great but they marry with so many of my favourite ingredients such as Persian feta, baby spinach, lemon + avocado. Enjoy them hot or cold  – perfect for breakfast, picnics or  take to work lunch boxes. I love using zucchini when making healthy gluten free breads or lightly roasted... Read More

Green Burgers

Over the last few weeks I’ve been creating some delicious green meals and juices that help nourish the body and  just make you feel great !  My green burgers take about 5 minutes to mix up and they are perfect hot out of the oven or cold as part of your lunch time salad.  Hubby loves to eat them with a side of cinnamon roasted sweet potato, smashed avocado and a generous drizzle of lime – I throw them into my garden salad made with lots of leafy greens, avocado... Read More

Hulk Smoothie

Here is a fun super hero way of getting your kids to enjoy their greens !. It was the winning entry from my last “Win a Vitamix Competition” called “THE HULK” smoothie,  submitted by Nicole Valentic who makes it regularly for her 2 twin boys. Let’s be honest…..Feeding yourself and your kids healthy food is not an easy task and it takes a lot of hard work and effort to bypass most of the processed food and junk in supermarkets theses days.  Being... Read More

Spinach + Ricotta Tart

I love making this recipe when I’m loaded up with work and don’t want to spend too much time prepping food in the kitchen. This recipe is featured in my new 80/20 eBook and it’s basically a throw it all in the food processor style of tart that practically makes itself. What’s good about it. Leafy greens such as spinach  are  a great source of vitamins, minerals and fibre. The darker the leaves the more nutrients it contains. Ricotta is a good source... Read More

Wild Mushroom + Spinach Hash W/ Sunny Side Egg

This is one of my favourite recipes that I can easily whip up for a healthy quick breakfast or weekday dinner.  I love to use an assortment of mushrooms to make this recipe such as field, button, oyster, portobello etc…as it creates a more complex and richer flavour to the finished dish. I also like to vary between baby spinach and fine shredded kale when boosting with superfood greens.  It’s important if using kale, they require a little extra cooking in the pan….if... Read More

Roast Pumpkin + Spinach Lasagne

I love making this simple lasagne when I feel like something warm and nourishing.  I normally make up a big baking dish and enjoy for lunch or dinner the next day with a large salad or steamed green vegetables, as it keeps well for up to 3 days. It freezes well too. What’s good about it: This lasagne, gives your body a massive hit of antioxidants. Pumpkin is  high in immune boosting vitamin A, which  is important for eye health, protein synthesis, reproduction and... Read More

Egg white omelette

My favorite Egg white omelette recipe that took me about 1 year to perfect.  Delicious, light and filling – high protein and gluten free. Perfect if you want to lean up and get rid of some pudding off that belly ! The egg whites in this recipe are a terrific no fat source of high quality protein, containing all the essential amino acids needed for growth immunity and repair. Serves 1 150 g mushrooms ( shiitake, swiss brown, button) 1 tomato 2 shallots (spring onions)... Read More