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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…

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…

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…