HOW MATCHA CAN HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS

Welcome to Week 3 of my 4 week Body Shaping plan! If you’ve just joined me this week, you can read my Week 1 and Week 2 Body Shaping tips.  This week is about reconsidering your daily coffee, latte or store bought snacks. It’s easy to overlook those sneaky and unnecessary kilojoules in your diet that can be holding you back from your body shaping and weight loss goals. On my Body Shaping Plan this week, I recommend: Swapping your coffee, milky café beverage or store bought... Read More

BODY SHAPING WEEK 2: THE MAGIC INGREDIENT

Welcome to Week 2 of my 4 week Body Shaping plan! In case you missed your Week 1 tip, you can read it here. The focus this week is having enough protein in your diet to support your body shaping and weight loss goals. Protein is essential for our bodies. It’s needed for balancing hormones, supporting detoxification and digestion, and supporting a healthy immune system. It also helps to effectively regulate the appetite, increase satiety and encourage significant weight loss.... Read More

Body Shaping Plan: Week 1

Welcome to my special series of Body Shaping – a 4 week plan to help support your body shaping and weight loss goals. I find that so many people are looking for a quick-fix to lose weight, which can often lead to following diets that are not sustainable, too restrictive and overlook possibly the most balanced and realistic advice: sticking to fresh whole foods most of the time – your 80% – and allowing for a bit of indulgence now and then – your 20%. This... Read More

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

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

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

What Healthy Chef Tea Is Best For You?

Our  Organic Tea Collection 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 are how it’s supposed to be. Nourish your body with the ultimate collection of premium organic teas. Hand-crafted... 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

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

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

Kamalaya Coco Loco – Watch The Video

He’s one of my favourite banana smoothie recipes that I love to make for a healthy breakfast. This recipe comes from my favourite health spa – Kamalaya in Koh Samui Thailand. It’s a nourishing grounding smoothie that’s high in potassium, calcium, and minerals to support healthy bones and nervous system. 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... 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

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 I Eat For Gorgeous Skin and Hair

    As I age, I’m all about nourishing my body, stressing less and having more ‘me’ time. I also think that every meal and every drink is an opportunity to fight ageing naturally, without having to resort to extreme makeovers or expensive facials or serums. Long before I launched my own range of superfood and protein blends, I’ve always believed that the health of your skin and hair is a reflection of your overall diet. That’s why I’m so passionate about... 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

What Protein Powder Is Best For Me?

Protein is essential for our bodies. It’s needed for balancing hormones, assisting in weight loss, supporting detoxification and digestion, and supporting a healthy immune system. Protein is also the key nutrient that helps you get ageless glowing skin and lean toned muscles. While natural whole foods are the best sources of protein – such as wild caught fish, organic eggs and chicken, nuts, seeds, beans, Greek style yoghurt and grass fed meats – getting your source of protein... Read More

Can Eating Chocolate Make You Healthier?

Easter is just around the corner and while it’s synonymous with chocolate, that doesn’t mean missing out on a bit of chocolate therapy! In fact, I love nothing more than spreading my Naked Chocolat Butter onto fresh made Hot Cross Buns or  sipping on a mug of creamy home-made Hot Chocolate made from full cream milk – there’s just something so pleasurable in surrendering to some velvety indulgence. The good news is that you don’t need to feel guilty – you could... Read More

Thank you for coming !

It was so lovely to meet and greet so many of you at The Natural + Organic Supershow last weekend down in Melbourne. I had a blast presenting my healthy cooking masterclasses in the Natural + Organic Kitchen featuring some of my favourite recipes from my new book Purely Delicious over the massive 3-day event. Some of the dishes included Ricotta Pancakes w/ Maple Glazed Berries, Paleo Pumpkin Bread,  Healthy Carrot Cake + Lemon Delicious Energy  Balls. I owe a big shout out... Read More

3 Lean + Green Recipes for St Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with these purely delicious green dishes to keep you healthy and feeling great! Each of these recipes are super easy to make and are loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Great for casual entertaining or to enjoy and pack for lunch the next day! 1. Green Pea + Spinach Risotto  A simple and nourishing meal that is purely delicious comfort food and makes you feel great from the inside out. Green peas are loaded with antioxidants... Read More

Beauty Boosting Strawberry Smoothie

  My beauty smoothie is full of anti-ageing properties and it takes just 1 minute to prepare. What’s Great About It: Hibiscus tea and strawberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, which helps to keep the skin firm by aiding collagen production. Collagen gives strength and structure to your skin and is vital for elasticity and firmness. Silica is also a trace mineral found in berries that assists with collagen formation, as well as helping improve your skin’s... Read More

My Top 5 Beauty Boosting Recipes

You don’t need fake bronzer or anti-ageing pills for gorgeous skin and a healthy body. For me, beauty comes from the food you eat as well as your lifestyle. Eating your way to glowing skin and a beautiful body is really simple. As long as you include antioxidant rich leafy greens, good fats and protein in your diet, you’ll be getting the nutrients to give strength and structure to your skin to help it glow, and the fuel your body needs for youthful energy and vitality. Here... Read More

Daily Green Juice

This is my ultimate detoxifying green juice that is packed with restorative antioxidants to reboot and re-energise your system. The recipe is from my book Purely Delicious and drinking it will help eliminate toxins from the body, boost metabolism,  enhance weight loss and support perfect health. I enjoy my Daily Green Juice most days.  Drink it in the mornings before a healthy breakfast and save any leftovers for a mid afternoon energising tonic.  This is a potent green juice,... Read More

Win A Health Spa Holiday To Kamalaya – Winner Announced !

Congratulations to Rika Clans from Carselkdine QLD  - You and your mum Marja have just won the prize of a lifetime. ! WHAT YOU HAVE WON ! The Grand Prize winner will receive the following: 5 nights accommodation in Kamalaya’s new superior suite for two Persons. 5 night wellness package each (including all treatments specific to your programme and x3 Kamalaya cuisine meals per day and all beverages, excluding imported drinks and alcohol) 1 x Body Bio-impedance analysis... Read More

My New Cookbook !

I’m in Koh Samui and I’ve just received two advanced copies of my New Cookbook from the printer ! They arrive in Sydney 7th September, so all advanced copies will be sent out as soon as they arrive at our warehouse. This gorgeous 500 page cookbook has been a year in the making and it’s full of all my  purely delicious, healthy recipes that I love to cook and make me feel nourished every day. Whether you’re gluten free, paleo, sugar free, vegetarian or just... Read More

Home-Made Baked Beans

I start craving warm comfort foods this time of year and one of my favourite easy meals to make is my home made baked beans.  They take about 15 minutes to make and are so much better than your traditional store bought versions. I like to keep my recipes simple with the flavours fresh and uncomplicated – this recipe is no exception. Simplicity and purity is what you will taste with every mouthful. It’s important you use borlotti beans for this recipe as they give... 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

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

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

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

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Team Healthy Chef

WOW- what an AMAZING year it has been! I would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU all for your ongoing support throughout 2013. We are so lucky to have such an inspiring and enthusiastic network of supporters. Your passion for real, healthy food is the driving force behind Healthy Chef. YOU GUYS ROCK! It has been an enormous year expanding our functional food range, cooking up a storm at the fitness expos and creating a bundle of tasty wholefood recipes to share with... Read More

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR PROTEIN

Each week I receive a lot of emails asking for different ways to incorporate protein supplements into a healthy diet. A quality protein drink made from natural ingredients can replace a meal or snack. It helps curb sweet cravings and can help support the body’s metabolism. Not all protein shakes are created equal. Become a label reader and look for powders that are natural and not artificially sweetened or full of fillers.  ” See PDF “ SPORTS NUTRITION In... Read More

MAKE 2013 YOUR YEAR FOR HEALTH + WELLBEING

Ok guys – Christmas is over and we’re off and racing into the new year.  It’s time to focus and make this year YOUR year for health + wellbeing, after all you deserve it. Now is the time you can TAKE CONTROL of your own health and make the necessary changes to your diet and lifestyle that will help you stay lean, fit, healthy + strong. Many people ask me about the food I eat or what sort of fitness training I do.  To be honest when it comes to looking after... 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

WIN A VITAMIX COMPETITION – Winners Announced !

I’m happy to announce the WINNERS of the second ‘WIN A VITAMIX COMPETITON” for this year.  Perfect timing for Christmas ! We had hundreds of entries ! Thank you so much to every body who entered their ultimate healthy smoothie. FIRST PRIZE WINNER:  NICOLE VALENTIC – for her creation called “THE HULK“ a delicious healthy smoothie made for her twin boys. Congratulations Nicole, you are now the proud owner of the amazing VITAMIX. THE WINNING SMOOTHIE... Read More