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Sweet and Healthy Chocolate (Eggplant) Muffins

July 2, 2017
JUST in time for 4th July, I lovingly share my latest gluten free, plant-based recipe 
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If you saw insta stories earlier today, you'd know the key ingredient within these fluffy, moist muffins is EGGPLANT ('aubergine' in Brit-speak)
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Before you turn away in disgust (I see you!) give me a few insta secs to explain why I used this not-so-popular veggie...beyond the fact my husband @benjaminshinestudio detests it which creates a fire of desire to convert his disdain into admiration!
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Even though eggplant is a funny, slightly un-sexy-looking veggie, it's such a wonderful veggie to include in your diet. A few key reasons: Nasunin - a rare type of antioxidant housed within eggplant helps your body fight free radical damage.
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Manganese - has a profound effect on your body's ability to form healthy bones thanks to its impact on bone mineralization and metabolism.
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Vitamin B6 & B1 - two vitamins vital for a healthy metabolism. Vit B6 helps create amino acids are critical for numerous bodily functions - not enough and you can experience all kinds of inflammation.
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Convinced? Just make these muffins, marvel at the fact they DON'T taste like eggplant & enjoy all the healthy benefits...
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Red, White, Blue (& Brown) 'Merican Muffins .
YOU NEED:
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370g steamed eggplant - drained of excess water
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100g dark chocolate - I used 70%
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2 tbsp coconut oil
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2 tbsp cacao powder
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10 medjool dates, pitted
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1 cup gluten free flour
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2 tsp baking powder
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1/2 tsp baking soda
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¼ tsp sea salt
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You do:
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Pre-heat oven 200C/400F
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Steam eggplant & place in strainer. Push to release water - you want a big ol' lump of gooey-ness. Weigh out 370g. Place in food processor with dates & flour.
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Melt dark choc & coconut oil together, add to processor.
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Blend until everything is well combined. Stop & scrape down sides, then scoop mixture into an oiled/floured/lined muffin tin.
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Bake for 8 mins at 200C/400F & reduce heat to 180C/356F for another 5 mins.
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Remove from oven, leave to cool 15 mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool further.
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Enjoy with/without healthy frosting
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Celebrate your INDEPENDENCE!

JUST in time for 4th July, I lovingly share my latest gluten free, plant-based recipe 🌱 If you saw insta stories earlier today, you’d know the key ingredient within these fluffy, moist muffins is EGGPLANT (‘aubergine’ in Brit-speak)

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Before you turn away in disgust (I see you!) give me a few insta secs to explain why I used this not-so-popular veggie…beyond the fact my husband detests it which creates a fire of desire to convert his disdain into admiration! Even though eggplant is a funny, slightly un-sexy-looking veggie, it’s such a wonderful veggie to include in your diet. A few key reasons:  Continue Reading…

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Kale-ish Granola

February 4, 2017
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Oh Kale YES!! I’ve managed to perfect my chocolate kale granola recipe (below) so it’s time to share with you 🎉 For a while, I avoided using kale in my recipes because I was seeing it everywhere…I’m a Natural Foods Chef who doesn’t follow food trends 👩🏼‍🍳 I create recipes to serve the body first.

Since operating this way, I’ve Continue Reading…

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How to Make Ginger Juice

January 10, 2017
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If you told me 5 years ago I’d be juicing fresh ginger on a Sunday before enjoying an hour-long meditation session, followed by working on my Hay Houseinc book in a bath full of magnesium flakes, I’d have given you a VERY funny look!

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But these days, this is what floats my boat! It’s just a small snapshot of what I love to do in the name of Continue Reading…

Nutrition, Recipes

Chew Your Chia!

September 16, 2016
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Ahhhhhh, it’s here!! mindbodygreen’s #revitalize2016 event is finally here 🙏🏻✨🙌🏻 I’m waking up in beautiful Tucson Arizona today, filled with excitement to meet, mingle & learn from some of the world’s BEST wellness warriors: be still my healthy little beating heart 💗

And the coolest thing aside from the stellar line up of speakers & presentations?? YOU can be a part of this event too – just visit the mbg website to sign up and BOOM 💥 let the learnings begin 🙌🏻
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Magical Millet Porridge

June 3, 2016
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I’m experimenting with my grains today…calling this my ‘beautiful birdseed porridge’ because I used millet which is typically used in birdseed in the US (those lucky little American birds!). Low in calories but high in protein, fibre and essential minerals, hulled millet makes for a delicious, creamy, filling porridge. Make it today!  Continue Reading…

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Keen for Quinoa Porridge!

April 8, 2016
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Good morning! ✌🏻️ How often do you change things up? I used to be a stickler for eating the same foods day in, day out which caused me to develop MAJOR food intolerances and a digestive system that didn’t work as well as it used to. Just like your body and mind, your digestive system needs Continue Reading…