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Spaghetti (tempeh) Bolognese

March 26, 2017
Winner, winner, PLANT-BASED dinner! 
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I spent all day today working on content for my new website that will support my soon-to-be-released @hayhouseinc book, I completely forgot to visit the markets to stock up on food for dinner, whoops ‍♀️
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Luckily, I'm a girl whose eyes are bigger than her stomach! I rarely run out of food and can always pull something delish together with whatever is lying around in my fridge 
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Case and point: the plant-based, pasta-free yummy spaghetti bolognese pictured above  In place of pasta, I spiralized the most wonderfully crisp daikon radish a friend (and local farmer) gifted me during the week.
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To create the bolognese, I combined BPA-free tinned organic tomatoes with a bunch of spices and added diced courgette, carrots and last but not least, the most AMAZING organic tempeh I have ever tasted 
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My love for organic tempeh first started when I began to rebuild my body and re-establish my health. Tempeh was something I was advised by my holistic doctor to factor into my diet because it can:
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✨help increase bone density
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✨promote muscle recovery
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✨be a wonderful source of protein - matching animal protein almost gram for gram
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✨help replenish vitamins and minerals within the body - it contains high levels of vitamins B5, B6, B3 and B2
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✨support your gut garden, as it's essentially fermented soybeans, so it's LOADED with good probiotics
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In terms of best brands to try:
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Primasoy from @letsbenatural_healthyliving
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@barrys_tempeh
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 Impulse Organics from @planetorganic
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I'll be sharing more recipes featuring tempeh soon, so stay tuned - and have a great weekend!✌

Winner, winner, PLANT-BASED dinner! I spent all day today working on content for my new website that will support my soon-to-be-released Hay House book, I completely forgot to visit the markets to stock up on food for dinner, whoops!

Luckily, I’m a girl whose eyes are bigger than her stomach! I rarely run out of food and can always pull something delish together with whatever is lying around in my fridge. Case and point: the plant-based, pasta-free yummy spaghetti bolognese pictured above 👌🏻 In place of pasta, I Continue Reading…

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Black Rice Milk AKA ‘Mylk’

March 24, 2017
MAGICAL MYLK 
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Every time I create this delicious non-dairy milk, I'm always amazed at the beautiful, completely-natural purple colour that it creates 
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Although this isn't the main reason why I make it, it's certainly a happy bonus that I've found really appeals to both children (and adults!) which is fantastic because: more nutrition for EVERYONE! 
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I created this 'mylk' using BLACK RICE - my favourite rice of all time!
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Why?
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Because it's:
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jam-packed with powerful disease-fighting antioxidants
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a great dose of dietary fiber
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 filled with anti-inflammatory properties that support your body to fight inflammation linked to the development of diabetes, cancer, heart disease and weight gain
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DELICIOUS (it tastes quite nutty)
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Ok, enough already - want the recipe? It's my absolute pleasure to share it with you... 
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YOU NEED:
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1/2 cup organic black rice, rinsed, boiled and drained
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2-3 cups drinking water (depending upon how thick and creamy you like your milk)
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high speed blender
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nut milk bag
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YOU DO:
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Combine cooked black rice and water in your blender. Blitz on high until rice is completely pulverised
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Pour and strain through a nut milk bag into a sterilised glass jar with an air-tight lid
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Store in your fridge for up to 5 days and shake well before consuming
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Use in your teas, elixirs, smoothies and with breakfast

Every time I create this delicious non-dairy milk, I’m always amazed at the beautiful, completely-natural purple colour that it creates  Although this isn’t the main reason why I make it, it’s certainly a happy bonus that I’ve found really appeals to both children (and adults!) which is fantastic because: more nutrition for EVERYONE! 🙌🏻

I created this ‘mylk’ using Continue Reading…

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Rockin’ Raw Salad

March 20, 2017
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Leonardo da Vinci once said “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” which means I have one VERY sophisticated salad sitting in front of me right now (pictured above)  This beautiful raw rainbow salad (big enough for 4 sizeable servings) cost only $3.50 to make because I shopped locally for the ingredients and added parsley and mint from my garden 🌱

Healthy, delicious and PACKED with all kinds of amazing plant-based goodness to keep your system functioning well, you really can’t go wrong with this one  Great enjoyed as raw side salad topped with a delish dressing drizzled over the top OR sautéed in a little coco oil/ghee + a pinch of mineral-rich sea salt, served in place of starchy carbs like sweet potato, rice, quinoa, pasta, etc
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Super easy to make if you have a food processor or an all-in-one dream machine like my @magimix_australia Cook Expert Follow the fool-proof steps below to make this simple-yet-so-good salad…

ROCKIN’ RAINBOW SALAD

You need:

  • 1 small head of cauliflower (core removed and saved for later – chop and use in a stir fry or add into your morning smoothie 💚)
  • 1/2 purple cabbage
  • 6 medium orange carrots .
  • 2 shallots – green part only
  • Juice of 1 lemon (Meyer lemon is best, but use what you can)
  • 4 sprigs fresh parsley (dried is fine also)
  • Mint leaves to top – optional .

You do:

  1. Place cauliflower, cabbage, carrot and parsley – one at a time – in food processor .
  2. Pulse each veggie to create smaller, pebble-like pieces. Don’t blend because you risk turning them to mush
  3. Chop shallots and add with all other ingredients in a bowl. Combine well, then drizzle your favourite dressing ingredients over the top (my current obsession is extra virgin olive oil + dried garlic flakes + dried rosemary + @hilbilbyculturedfood Fire Tonic apple cider vinegar) OR sauté this mix in a little coconut oil or ghee and serve with a protein of your choice
  4. Yum. Fun. And so, so, SO good for your insides raw OR cooked! Enjoy!!
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Lean, Green Cleansing Juice

March 12, 2017
It's been a while since I blitzed my favourite cleansing veggies to make a delicious, cholorophyll-fiilled green juice... I don't even have a juicer!
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But ever since spending time with @davidavocadowolfe, I've felt super inspired to add in a green juice every now and then to turbo-boost my health and vitality 
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So how did I made this green glass of goodness?  Easy!! I blitzed a small bunch of veggies (full recipe below) then strained it all through a nut milk bag to separate the pulp and juice 
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And because I'm a girl who likes to use the WHOLE vegetable (to ensure there's no waste) I used the leftover pulp to make the super yummy veggie burgers for @benjaminshinestudio and I 
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If you want in on this detoxifying delight, here y'go... Just make sure you choose organic veggies where possible and don't forget to give them a good scrub before you make this amazingness.
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GOING GREEN JUICE
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You need:
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1 large lebanese cucumber
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4 sticks of celery AND its leaves - use the whole stick because the leaves hold the majority of goodness!
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1/4 lemon (skin and pulp included)
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1/2 cup 100% coconut water
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You do:
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Blitz it all up baby! If you have a juicer, fantastic!! If you don't, just blitz on high until all veggies are pulverised, then
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Grab a nut milk bag and pour the juice through to separate
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PULP PATTIES
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Keep the pulp and add a chia egg (or a real one depending your diet/preference)
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Add your fav herbs and spices, then flatten palm-sized amounts into small patties and fry in a little coco oil or ghee 
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Enjoy ✌
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Oh!! And... If you want to super charge this juice, you can always add in a teaspoon of schizandra berry powder - believed to be a complete holistic tonic for the entire body 
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According to the super duper @superfeast team (who sell all kinds of amazing tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms) schizandra has been used for centuries by Daoist herbal masters for its life-enhancing powers that help sharpen the mind, improve memory and cleanse and tone the blood, liver and kidneys

It’s been a while since I blitzed my favourite cleansing veggies to make a delicious, cholorophyll-fiilled green juice… I don’t even have a juicer!

But ever since spending time with David Avocado Wolfe, I’ve felt super inspired to add in a green juice every now and then to turbo-boost my health and vitality

So how did I made this green glass of goodness?  Easy!! Continue Reading…

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Fruit n’ Nut Chaga Chocolate

March 8, 2017
Day 2 of @davidavocadowolfe's tour and I am learning SO much!!
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Lucky for me, I've got my home made chocolate on hand to keep me alert and present throughout the day, because David is sharing a WEALTH of information that is blowing my Natural Foods Chef mind ‍
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Including how chocolate is the number ONE food you can eat for longevity  so be sure to check out my CHOCOLATE RECIPE below!
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Lots that I'm learning today which I'll share with you throughout my posts...but above everything else, I will share this: please don't underestimate your own smarts my friend, you are a powerful being 
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Do the research and delve beyond fake, sensationalised, fear-based news to find out what's really going on in the health and wellness space and you'll find many stories of healing, happiness and abundant wellbeing  Bottom line: health is wealth and you can be VERY RICH if you keep it real 
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Enough said, here's the chocolate recipe: make, eat and prosper ✌
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FRUIT AND NUT CHAGA CHOCOLATE
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You need:
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150g cacao butter
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50g cacao powder
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1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons organic molasses
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1 tablespoon Chaga powder - Ai use and recommend @superfeast
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30g finely grated cacao butter
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Handful raw almonds, cut into shards
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Handful organic, dried currants or raisins
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You do:
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Pre-fill chocolate silicon molds with 2-3 shards of raw almonds and 1-2 currants/raisins OR scatter shards and raisins in a lined tin/tray or chocoalte bar old like mine (pictured)
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In a small saucepan, melt cacao butter. Keep temp under 55C
Add cacao, chaga and maple syrup, stiring to combine well
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Let everything cool to 30C, then stir in additional grated cacao butter before pouring into molds/mold
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Leave to set on your benchtop, or if a super hot day, place in your fridge until set. Pop out and enjoy! Store in an air tight container for up to 1 week for best freshness (bet it won't last that long!!)

Day 2 of @davidavocadowolfe’s tour and I am learning SO much!!

Lucky for me, I’ve got my home made chocolate on hand to keep me alert and present throughout the day, because David is sharing a WEALTH of information that is blowing my Natural Foods Chef mind

Including how chocolate (the REAL stuff, not the fake, additive-filled kind) is the Continue Reading…

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Gluten Free Vegan Pancakes for YOU!

March 5, 2017
Happy 'almost-pancake-Sunday' 
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As promised, here's my latest gluten free, grain free plant based pancake recipe below, made from the fun flour mix I shared with you a couple of Insta posts ago...
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To make these beautiful babies, you MUST use that specific flour blend to re-create what you see in the pic above, no subs allowed because I cannot guarantee the same texture and taste 
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Of course, if you'd like a different type of pancake recipe, well, that's easy! I have many, many more... But for now, I share this one because: YUM!
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Create, eat, enjoy and don't forget to smile because your body will think you're happy even when you're not! #truth 
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GLUTEN FREE GRAIN FREE SUNDAY PANCAKES .
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2 tablespoons chickpea flour + 2 tablespoons water
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2 teaspoons agar powder
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1/3 cup warm water
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90g gluten/grain free flour mix
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2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
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2 tablespoons buckwheat flour
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2 teaspoons baking powder
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1 tablespoon cinnamon .
2 teaspoons almond milk
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1/2 cup water
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You do:
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In a small bowl, mix chickpea flour, 2 tablespoons water, agar and 1/3 cup warm water. Use electric beaters to beat together until small bubbles appear
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Add in flours, baking powder, cinnamon, oil, milk + another 1/2 cup water. Beat again until, ta daaaaaa: you have pancake batter
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Use a little extra coconut oil to oil a small frypan. Over a medium heat, pour enough batter to cover the entire bottom of the pan - you may have to lift and tilt your fry pan to help spread the batter
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Flip your pancake with a spatula ONLY after small bubbles appear on the surface. Brown well on both sides before serving straight away - OR - place on wire rack to breathe while you cook the rest of your pancakes (anyone else love a good pancake stack?!)
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Serve topped with whipped coconut cream, maple syrup, fresh berries and crushed dehydrated strawberries (as pictured) OR top with chia jam, crushed nuts, organic molasses, nut butter - anything that's good for your gut garden, which means you must KEEP IT REAL!

Happy ‘almost-pancake-Sunday’

As promised, here’s my latest gluten free, grain free plant based pancake recipe below, made from the fun flour mix I shared with you a couple of Insta posts ago…

To make these beautiful babies, you MUST use Continue Reading…

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Raw Almond Espresso Nut Butter

February 25, 2017
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My idea of a perfect Saturday afternoon?

Time spent with my husband laughing, planning, sipping tea, playing with essential oils and sampling my latest recipe test – a gluten free, plant-based version of raisin bread (with a side of almond espresso nut butter) that tastes oh-so-much better than the naughtier version

We also had some fun with my Continue Reading…

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Vegan Apricot Parfait

February 17, 2017
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Sometimes you need a little extra sweetness in your life, ESPECIALLY on your birthday🎈 So, in celebration of another one of my revolutions around the sun, I have whipped up a small batch of my health-supportive, gut-friendly apricot parfait treat 👌🏻

SUPER simple to make, this parfait is made using plant-based gelatine called ‘AGAR’, a minimally processed ingredient I use in sweet parfaits like this one because I Continue Reading…

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Vegan Chocolate Truffles

February 14, 2017
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Happy Valentine’s! 💝

From my Natural Foods Chef heart to yours, here’s a healthy, yummy chocolate truffle recipe (below) to help cultivate and celebrate the LOVE  According to my wise soul brother Shaman Durek, you can always ‘take in more love’ so let this be THE day you decide to increase the love levels in your life, a very powerful decision to make, and so easy to do: just start by loving YOU more! ❤️

Another pretty powerful thing you can do is Continue Reading…