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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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Medicinal Miso Soup

September 30, 2017
Holy mother of MISO!
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Almost all of my friends are dealing with sniffles, sore throats & other unfavourable flu-like symptoms right now! If this is you too, you NEED the recipe below STAT‼️
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It's literally been YEARS since I had a sore throat or runny nose & I can honestly say it's because of the magical substance you see in the pic above: miso.
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If you're not familiar with this potent ingredient, all you need to know is it's worth trying!
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Miso is made from soybeans & a culture starter called Koji made from beneficial molds, yeast & lactic acid bacteria.
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Sounds a little wacky & maybe even slightly off-putting, but sample a something created with miso & you will be thanking me my friend, because it is SO. DAMN. DELISH!
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The taste is second to none + the fact it's fermented results in a happier, healthy gut (as long as you're not intolerant to soy or currently have candida. Soy is high in copper which can disrupt candida).
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A few more important bits to know about miso...it's:
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highly alkalizing & strengthening to the immune system
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packed with beneficial bacteria and enzymes
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incredibly supportive for your good gut bacteria
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packed with protein, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, vitamin E, vitamin K, tryptophan, choline, dietary fiber, linoleic acid & lecithin
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filled with linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that helps skin stay soft
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MAGICAL MISO SOUP
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✨4-6 cups vegetable stock or water
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✨1/4 cup thinly sliced leek
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✨1/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
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✨1/2 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms
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✨1/4 cup miso, any variety but white miso is my fav
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✨1 cup sliced greens (kale, spinach, etc.)
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✨Toasted sesame seeds for garnish
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✨2 tbs toasted sesame oil
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You do:
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Saute leeks, mushrooms and greens in oil. Once cooked, set aside.
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In a separate saucepan, combine stock/water, leeks & carrots. Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat. Cover and leave to simmer until vegetables are soft. Reduce heat. Add in sauteed vegetables.
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In a small bowl, mix miso paste with 3 tbs of stock or water. Add into the vegetable mix & keep everything at a very low heat (boiling destroys probiotics in the miso).
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Serve & enjoy! by Meru Miso

Holy mother of MISO! Almost all of my fabulous friends are dealing with a case of the sniffles, sore throats & other unfavourable flu-like symptoms right now! If this is you too, you NEED the recipe below STAT

It has been YEARS since I had a sore throat or a runny nose, and I can honestly say it’s because of the magical substance you see in the pic above: MISO. If you’re not familiar with this potent ingredient, all you need to know is: it’s worth trying! Miso is traditionally made from soybeans (but you can also buy a chickpea version if you don’t do soy) plus a culture starter called ‘koji’ made from beneficial molds, yeast & lactic acid bacteria.

Ok, ok, sounds a little wacky, I know, and maybe even slightly off-putting…but sample something created with miso and you will be thanking me, my friend because it is SO. DAMN. DELISH! The taste is second to none + the fact it’s fermented results in a happier, healthy gut as long as you’re not intolerant to soy or currently have candida (soy is high in copper which can disrupt candida).

A few more important bits to know about miso… It’s:

  • highly alkalizing & strengthening to the immune system (germs BE GONE!)
  • packed with beneficial bacteria and enzymes (to strengthen your immunity)
  • incredibly supportive for your good gut bacteria (critical for good health + happiness, the gut is your second brain, the one that’s in charge of your emotions)
  • packed with protein, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, vitamin E, vitamin K, tryptophan, choline, dietary fibre, linoleic acid & lecithin (fancy-shmancy names for ‘IMPORTANT stuff your body needs on the daily!)
  • filled with linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid that helps your skin stay soft)

Convinced? Great! Here is the easy-peasy recipe…

MEDICINAL MISO SOUP
Serves 3-4 large bowl-fulls (freeze excess up to 3 months)
  • 4-6 cups vegetable stock, bone broth or water
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced leek
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup miso, any variety but white miso is my favourite
  • 1 cup sliced greens (kale, spinach, etc.)
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish
  • 2 tbs toasted sesame oil

You do:

  1. Saute leeks, mushrooms and greens in oil. Once cooked, set aside.
  2. In a separate saucepan, combine stock/water, leeks & carrots. Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat. Cover and leave to simmer until vegetables are soft. Reduce heat. Add in sauteed vegetables.
  3. In a small bowl, mix miso paste with 3 tbs of stock or water. Add into the vegetable mix & keep everything at a very low heat (boiling destroys probiotics in the miso).
  4. Serve & enjoy!

  by Meru Miso – my fav miso brand! 

 

 

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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

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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.

Since operating this way, I’ve 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

The REAL DEAL Banana Bread!

February 5, 2016
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I use the term ‘real’ because this recipe is really what banana bread should taste like if it were made into actual bread. It wasn’t until I studied to become a Natural Foods Chef last year that I learnt the beloved banana bread Continue Reading…

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Chia is my JAM!

October 6, 2015
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Have you looked at the ingredients label of store-bought jam lately? I don’t blame you if you haven’t, reading the ingredients list (not the nutritional label) isn’t the most common thing to do if you’re not a health and wellbeing nut like me… When I began studying nutrition, I steered my attention to the ingredients list and *BOOM* major lightbulb moment! I finally realised I could see every. single. thing. in. my. food. Continue Reading…

Nutrition, Recipes

How To Make An EGGcellent, Sweet Healthy Treat

August 5, 2015
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Ahhh eggs… You either love them or you hate them. I happen to love them because they’re one of the many whole foods I used to help restore my vitality and strength, back when my bones were brittle and my muscles non existent.

During the time I began using food as medicine to heal my body, I focused on egg whites at first, but after learning about egg yolk’s superpowers, I began to love the yellow part as well. What’s in yolk that’s so great? LOADS! Continue Reading…

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Make These Meringues!

August 4, 2015
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Everyone loves a good meringue right? Perched atop a healthy fruit salad, incorporated into a deconstructed dessert or just eaten with a little nut butter, they make for a nice, small sweet treat for special occasions.

The recipe I share below calls for a sweetening ingredient, so I decided to use either coconut crystals or maple crystals (depending upon your budget, maple crystals are expensive in most countries). These natural sweeteners are still sugars, so don’t be fooled! But they are kinder to your body than white processed sugar.

Please be aware coconut or maple crystals will turn your meringues slightly browner than the usual white-as-snow meringues you’re used to seeing made with processed, white sugar. But it’s a small price to pay for a HUGE health benefit. If you’re not up with all the white sugar bashing, it’s for good reason! Take a look at the very fun, funny and shocking feature, That Sugar Film, a Chef Shine ‘must watch’ recommendation :)

You Need:

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup coconut crystals (or you can substitute maple crystals)

You Do:

  1. Preheat your oven to 225°F/100°C F and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Beat egg whites to soft peaks before adding coconut crystals – one tablespoon at a time until totally incorporated and meringue becomes stiff.
  3. Use a spoon and scoop meringues onto baking tray – or you can also use a pastry bag for a more professional finish to pipe meringues out on baking tray.
  4. Bake until crisp (about 2 hours) and leave meringues to cool on a cookie tray to allow for proper ventilation.
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How to Make Tofu Taste Terrific

June 21, 2015
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I love plants.

The ones we can’t eat are lovely to have around the house, and the ones we can eat, well, we’re spoilt for choice! Since moving to New York, I find myself eating less meat and more plant-based protein…it’s what my body needs more than anything else and I’m happily meeting my needs with the many colourful raw and cooked veg available to me here in this amazing city.

Do you listen to what your body needs or are you stuck in a food rut because you’re following a particular diet, lifestyle or eating program? I say to hell with the labels and silly dogmatic diets, it’s time to live by your gut!

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