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Easy No-Recipe Stir Fry

July 22, 2017
Question: do you ever have days where you go at break-neck speed to get it all done, then realise it's WAY later in the day than you thought it was?
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That was my day today! 
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After a wonderfully restorative yoga class and catch up with my girlfriend @carolinepicsnyc, followed by helping @benjaminshinestudio move into his new art studio, I arrived home feeling SO tired!
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That's when I realised I'd been running on empty for hours, whoops!
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Practising what I preach, I quickly pulled together a yummy stir fry using leftovers and fresh veggies I got from  @unsqgreenmarket yesterday.
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The point of this post? .
Choose real over fake food every time - even when you're starving and can't be bothered to cook!
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It doesn't take long to throw a few things in the fry pan or steamer.
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Don't sweat it if all you have is veg in the fridge - did you know broccoli, cauliflower, spinach and kale all contain great amounts of plant protein?
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 When you're strapped for time, cook up some veggies and add a handful of organic pumpkin or sunflower seeds with a glug of extra virgin olive oil and you have yourself a well-rounded plant-based, protein-packed meal!! 
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Want to know what was in my meal melange today?
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✨Broccoli - protein, vitamins A, B6, C, potassium
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Carrots - beta carotene, biotin, fibre, vitamins A and K
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✨Red Capsicum - folate, vitamins C, B6, A, E, fibre
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Bok Choy - calcium, iron, manganese vitamins A, C, K, potassium, folate
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✨Onion - copper, biotin, manganese, phosphorous, vitamins B6, C
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Spinach - protein, choline, zinc, copper, folate, magnesium, iron
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✨Pumpkin seeds - protein, manganese, phosphorous, copper, magnesium, zinc
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YUM!!

Question: do you ever have days where you go at break-neck speed to get it all done, then realise it’s WAY later in the day than you thought it was?

That was my day today! 

After a wonderfully restorative yoga class and catch up with my girlfriend Caroline, followed by helping my beloved move into his new art studio, I arrived home feeling SO tired!

That’s when I realised I’d been running on empty for hours, whoops!

Practising what I preach, I quickly pulled together a yummy stir fry using leftovers and fresh veggies I got from Union Square Green Market yesterday.

The point of this post?  Continue Reading…

HEALTHY HOT CROSS BUNS

April 14, 2017
How do you make HOT CROSS BUNS that are free from high inflammatory ingredients, processed sugars and fake flavours? Easy!
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I first created these for a private client of mine in New York, an actress with an A-lister profile and an awareness of how important it is to eat clean to maintain optimal health and wellness 
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Last year, my beautiful client had a craving for hot cross buns in the fall - she told me they were her favourite comfort food of choice made by her mother during the cooler months, always eaten piping hot straight out of the oven, YUM 
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So how could I not share this recipe with you today? Enjoy ✌
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HAPPY HOT CROSS BUNS
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You need:
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✨175g coconut milk
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✨75g vegan butter or ghee
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✨10g dried yeast
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✨1/4 warm water
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✨1 teaspoon organic maple syrup
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✨1 egg, beaten OR 1 flax egg
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✨500g gluten free flour mix (I used my own blend, shared with you a few insta posts ago)
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✨70g coconut sugar
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✨1/2 teaspoon sea salt
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✨50g currants or sultanas
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✨2 teaspoons cinnamon
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✨1 teaspoon nutmeg
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✨1 teaspoon allspice
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OPTIONAL add-ins:
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✨50G soy-lecithin-free chocolate chips
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✨75g macadamia nut pieces
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YOU DO
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Heat milk, add butter and whisk together until melted. Leave to cool
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Combine yeast, warm water and honey in bowl - whisk to combine, cover with a tea towel and leave for 5-10 mins to become frothy
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Combine flour, sugar, salt, spices, dried fruit and optional extras. Make a well in the centre, add egg and yeast mixture. Fold together with a wooden spoon. The mixture will be sticky.
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Cover with a tea towel, leave for an hour to expand. Turn out onto a lightly floured bench top and knead - not to knead for 30 secs
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Divide into 12 equal pieces and roll into balls. Place dough balls on a lined baking tray and cover again for an hour to rise further. Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F and bake for 10-15 mins or until golden brown.
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If you want white lines across the buns, mix 2 tbs of tapioca flour + 2 tbs water & pipe across the top before placing in the oven OR pipe warmed coconut butter (I used @nutiva manna) across the buns after baking is complete.
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Glaze with a little brown rice syrup and ENJOY

How do you make HOT CROSS BUNS that are free from high inflammatory ingredients, processed sugars and fake flavours? Easy! I first created these for a private client of mine in New York, an actress with an A-lister profile and an awareness of how important it is to eat clean to maintain optimal health and wellness  Last year, my beautiful client had a craving for Continue Reading…

HEALTHY RICE CRISPY TREATS

April 8, 2017
Attention: perfect plane snack recipe below! ✈️
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I'm off to Sydney this weekend to bask in the wonderfulness that is @jaijagdeesh and all that she brings to the room including love, music and a little magic ✨
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If you'd like to come along to one of her super special intimate gatherings before she leaves to continue her tour in New Zealand, be sure to pop on over to her page to check out all the info ‍♀️
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In prep for my journey to Sydney, I've created an amazing new, health-supportive treat because (in my opinion) when it comes to snack food: there's NOTHING worse than the stuff they hand out on a plane filled with all kinds of fake ingredients ‍♀️
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So my travel snack of choice for this journey will be these new rice crispy treats - packed with healthy fats and a little natural sweetener to keep me awake and full of energy  I'm taking some for me and my friends, and leaving some behind in the fridge for @benjaminshinestudio who's staying home to work on yet another exciting project to be unveiled later this year #proudwife 
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If you want in on this delish treat, see the recipe below.
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Yours in yumminess, Danielle x
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REAL FOOD RICE CRISPY TREAT
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You need:
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2.5 cups puffed organic rice
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3/4 cup virgin coconut oil
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1/2 cup cacao powder
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1/4 cup date syrup
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1/4 cup dried coconut flakes
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1/4 cup crushed walnuts (or seeds)
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1/4 cup dried mulberries
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Pinch sea salt
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You do:
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Line a slice tin with baking paper.
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In a saucepan over low heat, mix date syrup, coconut oil, cacao powder and salt. Whisk until combined.
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Pour in puffed rice and stir to combine. Add coconut flakes and mulberries, stir again to combine.
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Pour mixture into slice tin and top with extra mulberries and coconut flakes and leave to set in the fridge (about 30-60 mins).
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Remove, slice, eat and make yummy noises  Store in the fridge when not eating.

Attention: perfect plane snack recipe below!  I’m off to Sydney this weekend to bask in the wonderfulness that is Jai Jagdeesh and all that she brings to the room including love, music and a little magic  If you’d like to come along to one of her super special intimate gatherings before she leaves to continue her tour in New Zealand, be sure to pop on over to her page to check out all the info

 In prep for my journey to Sydney, I’ve created an amazing new, health-supportive Continue Reading…

Recipes

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…

Recipes

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…

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Nutrition

Gorgeously Green Juice

August 27, 2016
chef shine

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
chef shine

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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