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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

Spaghetti (tempeh) Bolognese

March 26, 2017
Winner, winner, PLANT-BASED dinner! 
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I spent all day today working on content for my new website that will support my soon-to-be-released @hayhouseinc book, I completely forgot to visit the markets to stock up on food for dinner, whoops ‍♀️
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Luckily, I'm a girl whose eyes are bigger than her stomach! I rarely run out of food and can always pull something delish together with whatever is lying around in my fridge 
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Case and point: the plant-based, pasta-free yummy spaghetti bolognese pictured above  In place of pasta, I spiralized the most wonderfully crisp daikon radish a friend (and local farmer) gifted me during the week.
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To create the bolognese, I combined BPA-free tinned organic tomatoes with a bunch of spices and added diced courgette, carrots and last but not least, the most AMAZING organic tempeh I have ever tasted 
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My love for organic tempeh first started when I began to rebuild my body and re-establish my health. Tempeh was something I was advised by my holistic doctor to factor into my diet because it can:
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✨help increase bone density
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✨promote muscle recovery
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✨be a wonderful source of protein - matching animal protein almost gram for gram
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✨help replenish vitamins and minerals within the body - it contains high levels of vitamins B5, B6, B3 and B2
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✨support your gut garden, as it's essentially fermented soybeans, so it's LOADED with good probiotics
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In terms of best brands to try:
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Primasoy from @letsbenatural_healthyliving
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@barrys_tempeh
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 Impulse Organics from @planetorganic
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I'll be sharing more recipes featuring tempeh soon, so stay tuned - and have a great weekend!✌

Winner, winner, PLANT-BASED dinner! I spent all day today working on content for my new website that will support my soon-to-be-released Hay House book, I completely forgot to visit the markets to stock up on food for dinner, whoops!

Luckily, I’m a girl whose eyes are bigger than her stomach! I rarely run out of food and can always pull something delish together with whatever is lying around in my fridge. Case and point: the plant-based, pasta-free yummy spaghetti bolognese pictured above 👌🏻 In place of pasta, I Continue Reading…

Recipes

Black Rice Milk AKA ‘Mylk’

March 24, 2017
MAGICAL MYLK 
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Every time I create this delicious non-dairy milk, I'm always amazed at the beautiful, completely-natural purple colour that it creates 
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Although this isn't the main reason why I make it, it's certainly a happy bonus that I've found really appeals to both children (and adults!) which is fantastic because: more nutrition for EVERYONE! 
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I created this 'mylk' using BLACK RICE - my favourite rice of all time!
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Why?
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Because it's:
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jam-packed with powerful disease-fighting antioxidants
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a great dose of dietary fiber
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 filled with anti-inflammatory properties that support your body to fight inflammation linked to the development of diabetes, cancer, heart disease and weight gain
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DELICIOUS (it tastes quite nutty)
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Ok, enough already - want the recipe? It's my absolute pleasure to share it with you... 
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YOU NEED:
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1/2 cup organic black rice, rinsed, boiled and drained
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2-3 cups drinking water (depending upon how thick and creamy you like your milk)
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high speed blender
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nut milk bag
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YOU DO:
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Combine cooked black rice and water in your blender. Blitz on high until rice is completely pulverised
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Pour and strain through a nut milk bag into a sterilised glass jar with an air-tight lid
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Store in your fridge for up to 5 days and shake well before consuming
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Use in your teas, elixirs, smoothies and with breakfast

Every time I create this delicious non-dairy milk, I’m always amazed at the beautiful, completely-natural purple colour that it creates  Although this isn’t the main reason why I make it, it’s certainly a happy bonus that I’ve found really appeals to both children (and adults!) which is fantastic because: more nutrition for EVERYONE! 🙌🏻

I created this ‘mylk’ using Continue Reading…

Chef in the City

PODCAST ALERT!

March 11, 2017
PODCAST ALERT!
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After years of politely declining invitations to speak on podcasts, I decided to change up my answer to an enthusiastic "YES!" when one of my beautiful soul sisters, Fiorella Kis-Major, AKA #the_nourishing_goddess asked me to feature on podcast to talk about topics near and dear to my heart and soul 
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I'm SUPER proud to invite you to listen in and journey with Fi and I as we discuss:
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How to follow your intuition on your journey, even when loved ones disagree with your choices
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Why we can sometimes fall out of tune with our bodies and how to get your groove back
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The need to be selfish to be selfless
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Why you mustn't feel guilty putting yourself first
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Non negotiable self-care rituals
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The importance of taking stock of the people you choose to spend time with
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How gut health is directly related to your emotions
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Making natural food simple and easy
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I truly hope you enjoy this podcast which is now accessible via the direct link on my profile page.
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Fi is such a wonderful woman whom I connected with last year in London - she had me at hello to be honest + I couldn't stop staring at her fiery red lips (girlfriend rocks the red lip like no other, trust me!)
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I encourage you to find out more about this fierce female who inspires me to embrace daily opportunities to soften, breathe and tune in to myself 
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Happy listening and have a wonderful weekend ✌

After years of politely declining invitations to speak on podcasts, I decided to change up my answer to an enthusiastic “YES!” when one of my beautiful soul sisters, Fiorella Kis-Major, AKA The Nourishing Goddess asked me to feature on podcast to talk about topics near and dear to my heart and soul 💫

I’m SUPER proud to invite you to listen in and journey with Fi and I as we discuss: Continue Reading…

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

And the best bit? Continue Reading…

Nutrition, Recipes

Terrificly Toasted Coconut

September 7, 2016
chef shine

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…