Does A Gluten Free Diet Make You Healthier?

When I opened my first cafe some years back, I tailored my menu for those with sensitivities to gluten. I baked gluten-free banana bread using almonds and coconut, made gluten free pancakes from buckwheat and chia, and even had a gluten free porridge made with LSA meal, grated apple, cinnamon and sun-dried raisins. Now, when I design recipes for my cookbooks or blog, I still provide substitute ingredients. Personally, I don’t strictly follow a gluten free diet because I’m... Read More

Gluten Free Anzac Biscuits – Exclusive to THC Recipe App

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. This recipe is exclusive to The Healthy Chef Recipe App in the BAKING SECTION. Amazing recipes presented with beautiful photography and easy to follow instructions. Available now for iPhone, iPad and Android Phones and Tablets.DOWNLOAD... Read More

How To Make The Best Gluten-Free Bread

My purely delicious Quinoa + Chia Bread is gluten free, dairy free, egg free + sugar free, making it perfect for anyone with a food allergy or intolerance. Not only is it included in my new book Purely Delicious, but it’s one of the most clicked recipes on my site and I’ve also shared it with Kamalaya Health Retreat and it features daily on their menu. The most important steps would be to soak and rinse your quinoa and chia separately overnight before starting the... Read More

Healthy Chocolate Mousse With Roasted Hazelnuts

This chocolate mousse is one of my favourite desserts where I blend ripe avocado with cocoa powder, soft pitted dates, cinnamon and vanilla bean – the end result is magical and your sweet tooth is satisfied with just a few spoonful’s of this purely delicious and sophisticated dessert. What I love about this easy recipe is that it’s loaded with superfoods and antioxidants from my Naked Chocolat, and contains healthy fats from the ripe avocado and lush coconut yoghurt. When... Read More

9 Ingredients I Don’t Want In My Protein Powder

  The key nutrient for fat loss and body shaping is protein as it’s essential to regulate the appetite, support lean muscle, boost metabolism and encourage significant weight loss –  but not all protein is created equal. Protein is essential because your body required adequate amino acids for the construction of enzymes that are integral to the detoxification pathways. A quality protein drink made from whole food ingredients can benefit your health in a number... Read More

How To Make The Perfect Baba Ghanoush

The secret to a great Baba Ghanoush is simplicity. The seedless variety of eggplants are available at the moment and what’s great about them is that the taste is sweet and velvety,  which makes for a smooth and creamy Baba Ghanoush. I aways roast my eggplant in a hot oven in preference to charing on top of a stove. Mainly because I prefer the cleaner flavours over the smokiness of traditional versions and the subtle hint of lemon and freshness shines through. If you do prefer... Read More

My Healthy Tasty Green Smoothie

If you’re after a green smoothie that tastes delicious, is simple to make and is loaded with nutrients that contribute to glowing skin and endless energy…..  Well you need to try my all time favourite recipe. After just one glass,  I promise you’ll be a green smoothie convert for life. A smoothie involves blending whole foods like fruits and vegetables into a liquid without removing the fibre. A heavy duty high performance blender is essential if you want... 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

Healthy Chef Recipe Competition

Here at The Healthy Chef we focus on SIMPLE, PURE and NATURAL whole foods.  As part of our commitment to helping you improve your health + wellbeing and also celebrating of the launch of my new cookbook “PURELY DELICIOUS” and healthy Recipe APP, I’m excited to be giving away a copy of my new Cookbook and a Healthy Chef Wellness Pack (total value $268.90) to one lucky reader each week for the next 4 weeks. All you need to do is create and send through your original and... Read More

Detox Vegetable Curry

It’s my last day here at Kamalaya and I thought I’d post up one of my favourite recipes that I’ve been enjoying during my stay. This curry is bursting with flavour, antioxidants and restorative nutrients that have all been specifically combined to help nourish the body, boost metabolism and basically make you feel great ! It’s quite simple to make and you can pretty much use what ever seasonal fresh vegetables you like to eat. My favourites are broccoli,... Read More

Buckwheat Coconut Pancakes

These pancakes will nourish your body. They are vegan, gluten and dairy free and are delicious served with cashew or coconut yoghurt, banana and organic maple syrup. The recipe is inspired from the breakfast menu at Kamalaya Koh Samui where I’m staying this week. To make this recipe I’ve used the coconut water and meat from 1 young coconut which gives it a delicate sweetness. You can also use a good organic coconut milk in place of the 1 fresh coconut. It’s also important... 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 congee. Congee is a delicious medicinal porridge that helps nourish the body and promote good health. It’s a very grounding and comforting soup that only takes a few ingredients to prepare. You can use water or any stock as your base for the soup, but for my simple no fuss version I’ve used water to simmer my rice. Finish off your congee with healing aromatics such... Read More

A Healing Bowl Of Soup

This soup is full of restorative properties that will nourish and heal your body from the inside out. Whilst I’m staying here at Kamalaya Wellness Retreat in Koh Samui Thailand, I’ve been inspired to share this healing Ayurvedic soup that is extremely nurturing to my digestive system and comforting to the soul. It really only has a few simple ingredients and uses water in place of stock.  I find when creating vegetable based soups, you really don’t need to... Read More

The Ultimate Chocolate Smoothie

If you feel like a little chocolate therapy, then you need to make my ultimate chocolate smoothie, that’s loaded with super food goodness and it tastes purely delicious ! Made from Naked Chocolat, almond milk, Healthy Chef Protein, banana, avocado and a little honey. A pure indulgent chocolaty treat! 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... Read More

Chocolate Granola

Sometimes you just want a little chocolate therapy without all the nasties. I’ve designed that special indulgent treat that will surely satisfy when the afternoon munchies hit. This chocolate granola ROCKS ! Scented with vanilla and all things yummy this grain free, gluten free granola is packed with almonds, cashews, coconut and cacao.  I love making my own granola at home and I’ve used 100%  pure gluten & dairy free ingredients that contain healthy brain... Read More

Matcha Chocolate Latte

This is the ultimate winter warmer that’s high in super food antioxidants to support health, energy + vitality. The weather is cold outside and there is nothing better than sipping this very yummy chocolatey latte. I’ve used a mix of water and coconut milk to make this recipe, but you can use whatever milk you love such as almond or full cream dairy. The secret is to gently heat the milk in a small pot – be generous with your milk and adjust according to your... 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

Nut Free Protein Balls

So here’s my recipe for Nut Free Protein Balls, packed with superfood chocolaty goodness. These delicious balls contain organic, raw and natural ingredients to help keep you healthy + energised. I’ve designed them especially for the readers who have requested a version of protein balls for the kids to take to school or those with nut allergies. These protein balls are so delicious – they taste like a raw bounty bar and it’s hard to stop at one. Enjoy. What’s... 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

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

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

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

Naked Chocolat Pudding

This Naked Chocolat Pudding ROCKS ! If you’re craving something sweet, healthy and chocolatey, then this protein packed pudding is just what you need ! Packed full of 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 and optimal well being, and not only that; it tastes amazing too! What’s Great about it: Naked Chocolat... 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

Bircher Muesli w/ Pink Lady Apple, Orange, Vanilla + Pomegranate

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

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

Gingerbread Cookies

Here’s my delicious recipe for gingerbread cookies that I love to bake this time of year and often bundle them up into pretty gifts that I give to family and friends. They are very easy to make and what I love about them is that these cookies are not too sweet, just the perfect amount of spice that just fills the house with joy when you’re baking them. Enjoy ! What’s great about them: Oats are a great source of soluble fiber that will fill you up, so you feel... 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 A Sugar-Free 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... Read More

Win a Health Spa Holiday to Kamalaya – Winner Announced

CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah Whitting from South Australia ! You have won the prize of a lifetime and going to Kamalaya ! You will also be getting our Healthy Chef Wellness Pack  valued at $198 – so look out for it in the post ! The runner up for the competition was Kate O’Neil from Torquay – A Healthy Chef Wellness Pack will be coming your way ! Thanks to everyone who entered this fabulous competition and stay tuned for more exciting competitions at the healthy... Read More

Stress Buster Smoothie

 I designed this smoothie recipe for myself and hubby due to our heavy work schedules. We needed some quick healthy nourishment that would energise and revitalise our minds and body. I love to create this antioxidant rich smoothie made with berries and other super-food ingredients, as they help support my adrenals and stabilise my energy level. Stress can keep cortisol levels in the blood elevated for longer, which in turn can affect metabolism, suppress thyroid function and... Read More

The Perfect Ratatouille

Some of the best things in life are simple pleasures that come from fresh ingredients, cooked lovingly to nourish the ones you care about. Ratatouille is such a meal that I make often.  A staple in my home that is pure goodness and its versatility is endless.  Traditionally you make it from summer vegetables of the moment, zucchini, capsicum, tomato and eggplant are the key ingredients. I vary the ingredients ever so slightly based on what’s in season and what tastes... 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

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. To this... 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

Naked Chocolat Chip Cookies

Last week I promised everyone from my cooking masterclass at the fitness expo that I’d post this purely delicious recipe for my Naked Chocolat Chip Cookies. Well here it is….pure unadulterated goodness with every mouthful. It’s a great way of using up your left over almond mylk pulp if you regularly make your own almond milk.  Don’t despair if you don’t have any left over pulp !  I’ve also give you this amazing recipe using pure almond flour,... Read More

HEALTHY CHEF Cooking Masterclass

  I’m so excited to be presenting my Purely Delicious Cooking Masterclass series at this years Sydney + Health Expo. I’ll be presenting 2 sessions a day and you’ll also be able to sample some of my delicious creations and products at The Healthy Chef Stand  A14. it’s going to be a massive weekend of health, fitness and fun! Our Healthy Chef Stand will be located Just behind the Healthy Living Stage – This is where I’ll be cooking my Masterclass... 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

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

Beauty Boosting 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

Raw Muesli

I find nothing more rewarding than making my own muesli. And with the weather warming up, this delicious raw muesli is ideal for those sunny mornings when I crave a lighter breakfast. It’s ready in minutes, and with just four simple ingredients, is a perfect quick and healthy start to my busy day. Whats great about it: Blueberries are rich in vitamin C, which helps to keep the skin firm by aiding collagen production. Collagen gives strength and structure to your skin and... Read More

Flower Pot Salad

I wanted to celebrate the first day of Spring by showcasing my deliciously healthy Flower Pot Salad. Everything in this flowerpot is edible – including the soil and I’ve designed this fun dish to be simple and effortless to make. Don’t be concerned by the many layers of ingredients – you can make this as simple or creative as you like. This is a perfect salad for kids, dinner parties or outdoor picnics with friends. The filling to this salad is quite simple and consists... 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

Buckwheat & Chia Bread

Nothing beats a warm slice of homemade bread. I love pairing this buckwheat and chia loaf with a nourishing soup for lunch, or a purely delicious salad for dinner. It works well for breakfast too, topped with fresh sliced avocado and Persian feta, or my homemade macadamia butter and a little Manuka honey. Instead of using buckwheat flour, I blend pre-soaked buckwheat for a few seconds into a batter, pulsing until it’s a little creamy. What’s great about it: Buckwheat... Read More

Mushroom & Quinoa Risotto With Brazil Nut Parmesan

This is my go-to risotto if I need something quick and healthy for dinner after I get home from work. In less than 20 minutes, I can have a bowl of goodness that nourishes my body from the inside out! What I love about it is that any leftovers can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner the next day. I’ve made mine with a unique and delicious brazil nut parmesan that adds flavour and goodness. You can also use fresh grated Grana Padano and garnish with fresh made gremolata made... 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

 

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