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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…

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…

Recipes

Bee-licious Bee Pollen

January 6, 2017
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Praising this bee pollen amazingness (pictured above) that has helped me cope with the insane hay fever issue happening across Australia right now… Years ago, before I was aware of 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…

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

Healthy (Magical) Mustard

August 6, 2016
chef shine

Ok…. So Bareburger has become a firm favourite of my beloved’s and mine – it’s the perfect food to nourish our bodies after working all day long on some very exciting projects! 💫🙏🏻 All food is organically grown and clean as clean can be 👌🏻 Aside from the actual food-food, I love their condiments: ketchup and yellow mustard – both made with Continue Reading…

Recipes

Grilled (Cute) Courgettes

July 28, 2016
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I LOVE courgettes – or should I type ‘zucchini’ which is what we call them in Oz and here in the US! 💗  These baby ones are sweet n’ juicy, packed with potassium (about 295 milligrams per cup) which makes them super heart-healthy, definitely one of my fav things to eat because of their versatility when it comes to how you can flavour and prepare them. Did you know also they’re technically a fruit because they come from a flower which you can also eat? True story!

Here’s what I’m going to make with these…

Grilled Courgettes

You need:

🌱 10 baby courgettes
🌱 Extra virgin olive oil
🌱 Course sea salt (1-2 teaspoons)
🌱 1 tablespoon nigella seeds (they look like black sesame seeds but are more abundant when it comes to health benefits)
🌱 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
🌱 1 teaspoon each of: garlic, cumin and turmeric powder
🌱 1/2 teaspoon back pepper
🌱 Juice of 1/2 lemon

You do:

1. Preheat your oven to 180C (350F) and cut the bottoms off courgettes before carefully slicing them in half, lengthwise.

2. Place them in an ovenproof dish, they need to be spread out and not overlapping.

3. Cover with a drizzle of oil, sprinkle with sea salt, seeds, spices and lemon juice – combine well then pop into the oven for about 15 minutes, until they brown and become tender.

4. Enjoy as a side dish or as a mid afternoon snack 🌟👌🏻😍