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Vegan Parmesan Flakes

October 14, 2017
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Do you do dairy

I don’t these days, mainly because I’m having way more foodie fun experimenting with yummy dairy-free creations like coconut yoghurts, nut milks and nut cheeses! Speaking of…during a delicious lunch with the delightful Julie Montagu (check out her page pronto if you haven’t already!) I enjoyed a wonderful ‘courgetti spaghetti’ dish adorned in the most perfect pine nut parmesan flakes I’d ever seen!
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‘You Beauty’ Braised Brussel Sprouts

August 10, 2017
RECIPE BELOW
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Brussel sprout haters, LISTEN UP!
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This dish was just given the thumbs up by a VERY picky eater 
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Last year, I was enlisted by a private client to create delicious, nutritious meals using "anything but green vegetables."
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When I delved further (because WTF?!) I was told her seven-year-old son had a strong aversion to foods coloured green 
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Long story short, no matter what she tried over the years (even dying broccoli & celery purple!) he wouldn't swallow a morsel ‍♂️
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Out of sheer desperation, she began looking for someone to help - enter ME!
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So far, in the last 2 months, this little boy has embraced: zucchini, broccoli, celery & spinach.
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Today, however, was the BEST DAY EVER because I just got the call to say he declared he LOVES CHEF SHINE'S BRUSSEL SPROUTS!
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To say I'm thrilled would be an understatement - I feel as though I've won the lottery.
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And because I'm on such a natural foods high, I jumped on insta to share this recipe with you, perfect as a side or snack on its own.
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Obvs, you know how great Brussels are, but just in case:
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They were initially bred from wild cabbage to improve digestion.
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Full of vitamins, antioxidants & naturally-occurring sulphur, essential to the functioning of your cardiovascular, muscular & central nervous system.
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Naturally anti-inflammatory thanks to their glucosinolate & Vitamin K
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'You Beauty' Brussel Sprouts 
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You need:
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✨500g/1lb brussels sprouts, shaved
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✨1 organic apple, grated
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✨1/4 cup dried, organic currants
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✨2-4 tbs extra virgin olive oil
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✨3 tbs lemon juice
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✨1 tsp garlic powder
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✨1 tablespoon pure date syrup (I used @thedatelady)
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✨½ teaspoon sea salt
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For plant-based parmesan:
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¼ cup shelled pumpkin seeds
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1/4 cup nutritional yeast
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1/4 tsp sea salt
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You do:
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‍Blitz seeds, yeast & salt in a processor. Pulverise & set aside.
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‍Saute brussels & apple in oil & salt until wilted. Turn off heat & mix in all other ingredients.
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‍Toss to combine & serve topped with plant-based parmesan (optional).
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Brussel sprout haters, LISTEN UP! This dish was just given the thumbs up by a VERY picky eater! Last year, I was enlisted by a private client to create delicious, nutritious meals using “anything but green vegetables.” When I delved further (because: WTF – ‘what the food?’) I was told her seven-year-old son had a strong aversion to foods coloured green 

Long story short, no matter what she tried over the years (even dying broccoli & celery purple!) he wouldn’t swallow a morsel 🙅🏾‍♂️ Out of sheer desperation, she began looking for someone to help – enter ME! So far, in the last 2 months, this little boy has embraced: zucchini, broccoli, celery & spinach. Today, however, was the BEST DAY EVER because I just got the call to say he Continue Reading…

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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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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.

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JOY-filled Lemon Slice

December 24, 2016
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JOY can take form in so many ways, let’s make a pact to NEVER stop exploring how we can bring more joy into our lives – starting with making this delish, gut-friendly plant-based lemon slice I just created to fill the teensy tiny little spot left in my stomach after eating all the yummy, nourishing (real) food I made to celebrate Christmas 🎄 From my happy Natural Foods Chef heart to yours, enJOY!

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Terrificly Toasted Coconut

September 7, 2016
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So I’ve taken a few days off social media since leaving New York and arriving in London – I usually post daily on my instagram site, but I’ve been feeling a little technologically-fatigued lately… I want to be spending more time in the kitchen and less time on my phone, so I’ve decided to post less Continue Reading…

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Naturally Sweet Gummies!

April 14, 2016
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Have you made my strawberry sweetheart gummies yet? You really must! Even though I’ve already shared this recipe, I’m sharing it again below because it’s so deliciously healthy, it deserves an encore… 🏻 Continue Reading…

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Blueberry Biscuit Scones!

April 5, 2016
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Ok, so here’s a fun recipe that makes blueberry ‘biscuits’ – an American version of flattened scones that I became quite enamoured with during my time living in New York last year. These taste OH SO GOOD whilst being OH SO HEALTHY- the best combination don’t you think? Make these as soon as you can because YOU deserve it! Here’s how… 
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