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HEALTHY ANZAC COOKIES

April 25, 2017
Lest We Forget 
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Taking a moment on this very important day (known as 'ANZAC Day' here in Oz) to share a ridiculously tasty, healthy version of a traditional Aussie recipe: ANZAC biscuits 
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Most Aussies buy or make these biscuits to celebrate the bravery of the ANZACs - countless Aussie soldiers who died defending this wonderful sunburnt country during WW1 
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Today, the whole nation stops to take a minute of silence to remember. A lot of returned servicemen (including my dad) march in unison all over Australia to commemorate this sacred day ✨
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I always make my dad & his mates a big ol' batch of these biscuits - it's my small way of saying 'thank you for being so damn brave!' 
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ANZAC biscuits were THE army biscuit, essentially because the traditional recipe made from ingredients including white sugar, butter and treacle allowed a very long shelf-life.
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ANZAC biscuits were one of the foods sent to the soldiers to sustain them as they fought. According to the @awmemorial, a lot of soldiers would grind them up into porridge because they were too rock-solid to eat as biscuits.
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But my recipe isn't so tough, so no need to break them up into porridge unless you want to! You can also crumble them & top porridge & smoothie bowls - they work really well as nourishing crumble topping for stewed fruit.
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Today, for my family and friends they're simply ANZAC biscuits filled with love and gratitude. I hope you enjoy them in good spirits too.
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HEALTHY ANZAC BISCUITS
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1 cup oats
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¾ cup dessicated coconut
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1 cup of my gluten free flour (shared on insta a few weeks ago)
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1&1/2 tsp bicarb/baking soda
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2 tbs boiling water
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1/2 cup organic coconut sugar
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125g virgin coconut oil
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1 tbs unsulphured molasses
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Pre-heat oven to 130C/265F
In a bowl combine oats, flour, sugar & coconut.
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In a small saucepan, combine coconut oil & golden syrup. Stir over low heat until melted.
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Mix soda & boiling water & add to saucepan. Pour in dry ingredients, stir to combine
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Take spoonfuls of mixture and roll into balls to place on lined baking trays. Allow room for spreading.
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Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, then remove & let cool completely on trays to harden

Lest We Forget

I’m taking a moment on this very important day (known as ‘ANZAC Day’ here in Oz) to share a ridiculously tasty, healthy version of a traditional Aussie recipe: ANZAC biscuits  Most Aussies buy or make these biscuits to celebrate the bravery of the ANZACs – countless Aussie soldiers who died defending this wonderful sunburnt country during WW1

Today, the whole nation stops to take a minute of silence to remember. A lot of returned servicemen (including my dad whose medals feature in the pic below) march in unison all over Australia to commemorate this sacred day  I always make my dad & his mates a big ol’ batch of

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Chef in the City, Nutrition

Healer: Shaman Durek

September 18, 2016
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I’m heading home to London today after an inspiring time at mindbodygreen’s #revitalize2016 event. I leave filled with light, love and LOTS of new health and wellness information and ideas ✨

I automatically began taking pictures of the amazing food that nourished me this morning to share with you…but the photo I feel most compelled to post is this one – of a simple hug between myself and an amazing man-healer-lightworker who has impacted myself and my beloved greatly

If you haven’t heard of Shaman Durek, you will do very soon Aside from his legendary hugs, Shaman Durek is working hard to help heal this world. 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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Chef in the City, Nutrition

Countdown to #Revitalise2016

September 9, 2016
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In t-minus 4 days, my beloved and I are leaving London on yet another adventure… This time, we’re headed to Arizona to attend the much anticipated mindbodygreen event: ‘#revialise2016’. This will be our first time attending in the flesh which is so SUPER exciting – I can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend away than learning, sharing and celebrating new health and wellness information with likeminded people #bringiton

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Nutrition

Gorgeously Green Juice

August 27, 2016
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It’s a green juice kinda day…💚

During the summer, I allow myself to enjoy a couple of cold pressed juices every now and then as a great way to feed and cool the body🌱 Yes, juices are typically filled with WAY too much fructose for the body to digest in one go, so I always choose Continue Reading…

Nutrition, Recipes

Mango & Peach Salsa

August 26, 2016
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Mangoes and peaches anyone? I spotted these abandoned gems on W14th and 8th this morning on the way to @theclassbytt 😍💗 Here’s a great recipe if you decide to go rescue them OR if you’re somewhere else in the world with these fabulous fruits in your fridge or fruit bowl…

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Nutrition, Recipes

Healthy (Magical) Mustard

August 6, 2016
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Ok…. So Bareburger has become a firm favourite of my beloved’s and mine – it’s the perfect food to nourish our bodies after working all day long on some very exciting projects! 💫🙏🏻 All food is organically grown and clean as clean can be 👌🏻 Aside from the actual food-food, I love their condiments: ketchup and yellow mustard – both made with Continue Reading…

Chef in the City

August 4, 2016
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Getting in a little moving meditation this morning, walking around my ‘hood (this is the backside of the famous Flatiron Building which is just as lovely as the more-iconic frontside!).  Later this morning, I’m heading to a meeting with my wonderful Hay House editor to continue work on my children’s book that I CANNOT wait to share with YOU!🙏🏻📚💗 Continue Reading…

Nutrition

Don’t Quit Sugar!

August 3, 2016
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SHUGUH! 🌟 Not as bad as you would think – yes, I still think the highly processed white stuff is the devil 😈 but I since becoming a Natural Foods Chef, I have learnt SO many new things about other, natural varieties you can use to sweeten it up! Bottom line: keep it real, raw and organic. And try to use it in minimal amounts ’cause you’re sweet enough already!!

Some of my fav ‘shuguhs’ to use include: 100% organic maple crystals, coconut crystals, organic brown sugar: I avoid anything white or highly processed, made from weird stuff that doesn’t seem ‘right’. Go with your gut – you know what works for you and what doesn’t! 😘