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Super Simple Chocolate Bark

June 16, 2017
An ode to you (and chocolate)
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Because I love you...
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Because I care...
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Here's a choccie recipe to make, eat and share 
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But waitaminute! Why should you make it instead of buying it? 
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Because YOU get to control the ingredients (have you seen what's in most conventional, big-name brand chocolate bars? ☠️)
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Also because raw cacao is:
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✨one of the BEST sources of magnesium, essential for energy production, healthy brain function, happy nervous system and for strong muscles, bones and teeth 
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✨Packed with iron that helps build your blood and transport oxygen around your body 
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✨High in flavonoids that have super antioxidant powders that support optimal heart health benefits, eg, increasing good cholesterol in your blood, supporting the lowering of blood pressure and improving vascular function 
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✨Filled with 'phenylethylamine' (let's call it PEA for short) which helps elevate your mood and energy levels - PERFECT for welcoming in the weekend! 
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PLANT BASED CHOCCIE BARK
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YOU NEED:
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✨160g cacao butter, melted
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✨60g pure maple syrup
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✨60g organic cacao powder
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✨¼ tsp vanilla powder OR cinnamon
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✨Pinch sea salt
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✨Toppings of your choice - I used dried, organic, preservative-free jujube dates and raisins + activated and roasted pumpkin seeds, walnuts and sunflower seeds - all from @absolute_organic
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✨Food thermometer
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YOU DO:
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Melt cacao butter, keeping its temperature under 40-45°C/104-113°F.
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Add the rest of the ingredients - one by one - and whisk thoroughly until well combined and completely smooth.
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Let the temperature drop to 31°C/88°F, then pour straight onto a lined tray and top with all your favourite real food bits n' pieces.
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Pop tray in the fridge until set, then remove and crack up into pieces to devour joyfully and mindfully 
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Happy FriYAY!
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PS: shoutout to my girl @bellephotog for snapping this super profesh pic of my choccie bark babies

An ode to you (and chocolate):

Because I love you.. Because I care… Here’s a choccie recipe to make, eat and share!

But waitaminute! Why should you make it instead of buying it?  Because YOU get to control the ingredients (have you seen what’s in most conventional, big-name brand chocolate bars? ).

Also because raw cacao is:

  • One of the BEST sources of magnesium, essential for energy production, healthy brain function, happy nervous system and for strong muscles, bones and teeth.

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YUMMY CREME EGGS – VEGAN

April 16, 2017
Happy Easter! 
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I dedicate this recipe to all the yummy mummies (and daddies!) who've emailed me asking for a 'clean, vegan version of a cadbury crème egg'
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Aside from the fact there's ZERO fake additives, preservatives, colours and flavours, my crème eggs are filled with healthy fats, antioxidants and an awesome inflammation-fighting ingredient called 'curcumin' 
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HEALTHY CREME EGGS
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You Need:
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✨6 tbs melted coconut butter, halved into 2 small dishes
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✨1/4 turmeric powder
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✨1/4 tsp natural sweetener of choice (I used @absolute_organic brown rice syrup)
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✨1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
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✨1 x 100g chocolate bar - I used a mix of @origin & @loving_earth
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You Do:
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✨Crack chocolate into a tempered glass bowl on top of a small saucepan filled with water over a low-medium heat. Stir until it melts, then turn the stove off - chocolate will stay nice and runny.
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✨Grab silicon egg moulds and a small paintbrush, paint the inside of moulds with melted chocolate. Place in freezer to set. Do this 3-4 times to build a nice, thick choc eggshell.
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✨When last coat of chocolate is completed, create coconut butter in a high-speed blender OR melt by placing the jar of it into a small bowl of boiling water - coconut butter must be runny.
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✨Divide into two small bowls and add turmeric + vanilla extract to one of the bowls, mix well. Leave to harden while you add 1/4 tsp of natural sweetener to the other bowl of coco butter, mix well.
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✨Take choc coated molds and fill 1/3 of each egg with the white coconut mixture. With your hands, gather a small amount of yellow coconut mixture and roll into a sausage-like shape, place into each white mixture (you're creating the 'yolk' of the egg, so you know what to do!). Leave a small gap at the top, enough to place melted chocolate in to seal eggs.
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✨Once eggs are filled, place in the freezer to set. Remove and fill remaining gaps with chocolate OR pop all from their molds, take your paintbrush and dip it into melted chocolate to paint seams of each egg - 'glue’ the two halves together. Hold and paint around seal again with more melted chocolate. Place carefully back into the freezer - ready in about 20-30 mins!

Happy Easter! 🐣

I dedicate this recipe to all the yummy mummies (and daddies!) who’ve emailed me asking for a ‘clean, vegan version of a cadbury crème egg. Aside from the fact there’s ZERO fake additives, preservatives, colours and flavours, my crème eggs are filled with healthy fats, antioxidants and an awesome inflammation-fighting ingredient called ‘curcumin Continue Reading…

Recipes

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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Healthy Chocolate Tonic Smoothie

October 28, 2016
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So apparently it’s #nationalchocolateday today! But here’s the deal…I don’t need an official day to remind me to enjoy the magic that is raw, health-supportive chocolate!! I choose to enjoy chocolate in its raw form most days – I love creating different, nourishing treats using simple, REAL food ingredients like the ones used in the healthy choccie tonic smoothie recipe below… Continue Reading…

Nutrition, Recipes

Raw, Real Healthy White Chocolate Recipe

May 29, 2016
chef shine

Today I want to share something I’ve been making for years: my very simple, extremely delicious, raw, REAL ‘white chocolate’ recipe. I say ‘REAL’ because most white chocolate sold at the grocery store is made up of all kinds of fake, heavily processed junk – no chocolate ingredients to be seen which you can check yourself if you flip over to the back and read out the looooong list of unhealthy ingredients. Sadly, to overcompensate for not adding true chocolate ingredients like cacao butter or cacao powder, most big confectionary companies Continue Reading…

Recipes

Chocolate Coconut Bounty Bars

March 28, 2016
chef shine

Happy holidays to YOU! To celebrate, I want to share a delicious treat you can make for any occasion – particularly perfect if you’re looking for a healthier way to indulge this Easter… 🍫🍬 There’s loads of yummy chocolate cake recipes here and here but who wants cake when you can make your own chocolate coconut bars that taste really naughty (even though they’re really health supporty… 😆).

Ok, I’m not so great when it comes to rhyming BUT I make up for it in cooking!! 🏻So without further ado, here’s a fantastic recipe just for YOU (and maybe some people you care about IF they’ve been good!) this easter… Continue Reading…

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Healthy Chocolate Covered Coconut Flakes

March 27, 2016
chef shine

Happy Easter! 🐣

If you don’t celebrate this holiday, then I wish you a ‘happy Sunday’ instead! 😘 Whether you celebrate Easter or not, here’s a unique, healthy, easy-peasy treat you can make that’s sugar, sulphur and preservative free. It involves using dried, shredded coconut flakes which you can buy from your local health food store or online. Coconut is a fantastic source of healthy, saturated fats that are also antibacterial in nature which means it’s incredibly Continue Reading…

Nutrition, Recipes

Aussie Aussie Aussie – Choccie, Choccie, Choccie!

January 26, 2016
chef shine

I am beyond thrilled to be back in my home country of Australia for the summer, and just in time to celebrate one FAVOURITE days of the year, Australia Day! It’s a public holiday here in Oz which means I can spend time with family and good friends, eating delicious food and making more magical memories.

Australia Day has always been a special one for my family because it’s the day my parents were married! So to celebrate, I’m a having a little dinner party to test a new Continue Reading…

Recipes

Very Berry Truffles Are Very Berry Good!

October 26, 2015
chef shine

I think chocolate truffles are one of life’s little pleasures. When I was 14 and 9 months (the legal age you can start to earn money in Australia) I began babysitting for a couple of incredibly colourful socialites. Aside from their beautiful house, the amazing walk in closet and their versace-esque indoor swimming pool, they had the most AMAZING food pantry I had ever seen! I’ll never forget it, Continue Reading…