Lemongrass Chicken Kebabs

As you may have gathered by now, we love thai flavours – lemongrass being one of our favourites. Lemongrass also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, helping ward off illness. As we’ve previously mentioned, chicken is one of the most important foods to buy organic, to avoid synthetic antibiotics and hormones as well as pesticide laden foods that the chickens consume. …

Thai Spiced Crab and Avocado Timbale

Our Crab Timbale is the perfect light, refreshing and healthy dinner in the lead up to Summer, not to mention it is incredibly delicious! We love creating thai flavours with ginger, chilli, lime and mint – it goes with so many meals and is just so hard to beat. As you can probably tell by now, we love our avocado …

Avoid the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic

Diabetes is fast becoming a common illness. Alarmingly though, whilst there is support as well as effective treatment options for those who have it, there still appears to be a general lack of awareness in the community who are not (yet) affected by it. Many people, for example, don’t fully understand the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Although they both involve the hormone, …

Crepes Suzette

To any crepes suzette lovers out there, we highly recommend you try out this recipe! Our gluten, dairy, sugar (and alcohol!) free version is absolutely to-die-for. These crepes are filled with Botanical Cuisine Orange and Lucuma cashew yoghurt and our homemade orange sauce, dusted with ground cinnamon and grated orange zest.  We used regular oranges for our sauce, but if you prefer …

Lemon Lime Matcha ‘Cheesecake’

Our healthy ‘cheesecakes’  just got even healthier thanks to the added antioxidant hit of matcha powder – pure stone ground green tea. This week we have been lucky enough to try out this new superfood, thanks to Matcha Maiden and we are absolutely loving it. We’ve been adding it to lots of things from our morning green smoothies to our raw, …

Healing Carrot and Ginger Soup

Words cannot describe how nourishing and flavoursome this soup is! Whenever I am not feeling 100%, this is my go-to meal. Ginger contains several medicinal compounds… It is great for relieving stomach complaints, nausea and calming a sore throat. Now that is my kind of medicine! Ginger is also a very warming spice so this soup makes for the perfect …

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Even though all of our desserts are made without flour, we wanted to make a cake to resemble the traditional flourless chocolate cake. I love how light and spongey flourless cakes are, and I LOVE how rich and chocolatey this one is! We have used organic, raw honey as a sweetener. We find the quantity suggested in the recipe provides …

Pumpkin ‘Hollandaise’ Sauce

Eggs benedict has long been a breakfast favourite for many, but isn’t exactly the healthiest way to start the day… Traditionally, hollandaise sauce is made with loads of butter and excessive quantities of salt. Our hollandaise sauce made with pumpkin uses coconut oil, in place of butter and in much smaller quantities. In my opinion, it is even better than …

Food as Medicine

With many executives being time poor and perhaps energy poor at the end of the day, we have been and continue to be enticed by take away food and/or a freezer full of pre-prepared meals. The irony is that these ‘time saving’ measures actually deplete our energy, our enjoyment of food and our resistance to infection, ultimately leading to a time cost. …

Blueberry Chia Pancakes

This recipe is quite similar to our older Blueberry Pancake recipe but we absolutely loved the new additions so thought we would still share it with you all. I cannot emphasize enough how much I recommend Botanical Cuisine cashew yoghurts. They are incredible! These pancakes are topped with their acai and blueberry cashew yoghurt, combined with our homemade blueberry coulis …

Quinoa Sushi

Japanese is hands down one of my all time favourite cuisines. Having recently moved house, we have noticed that our area (although packed with great cafes and restaurants) is a bit lacking in good asian food. So we decided to take matters into our own hands and have Japanese nights at home! We love serving our quinoa sushi as a …

Becoming Resilient

Resilience building is a critical objective of coaching and a valued trait in the workplace. Paradoxically though, we live in a society which largely promotes the antithesis of resilience. That is, we are subtly programmed that we do not need to endure any kind of discomfort, and we reinforce this is many aspects of our lives, whether it be parenting, …

Strawberry Rose ‘Icecream’ Cake

I think this cake should come with a warning… It is highly addictive! It has such a delicious strawberry flavour and creamy texture with a cacao base… Because who doesn’t love strawberries and chocolate! We also love the hint of rose from the rosewater and edible rose petals sprinkled on top. You only need a very small amount of rosewater …

Courgette and Halloumi Fritters

Another quick, simple and delicious recipe. This recipe is not dissimilar from our ‘Sweet Corn and Pumpkin Fritters’, but we wanted to share another variation with you. We find that fritters are the perfect dinner option after a long day at work when you don’t really feel like cooking, as they are so easy to make. However, they are also …

Choc-Tahini Sauce or Spread

So you may have noticed that this choc-tahini sauce/spread seems to find its way into a lot of our recipes… particularly our pancakes or as an accompaniment to some of our sweet treats! As such, we thought it would be a good idea to share the basic recipe, which we alternate slightly depending on what we are serving it with. …

Mango Papaya Smoothie

It’s always exciting when we start to see these tropical fruits in the stores so we thought we would celebrate the arrival of Spring with this delicious smoothie. The flavours of mango and papaya really compliment one another, particularly combined with the citrus-like flavour of Lucuma and refreshing twist of coconut! After blending all ingredients, we left the smoothie to …

Cinnamon Spiced Orange Cake

Our ‘Cinnamon Spiced Orange Cake’ is inspired by Gwinganna Health and Lifestyle Retreat in Queensland. My Mum and I went there in 2012 just before the start of my HSC as a way for me to relax and de-stress prior to my exams. We both have such fond memories of our weekend in Gwinganna from afternoon walks, morning yoga sessions, …

How inevitable is Alzheimers, really?

Sometimes I get asked whether I can, you know, remember what it was like for me, how I used to be. But I really can’t. It’s like that person is so long ago, so far away. It feels like an exile from that former self. Whoever I was, I am exiled from that former life. – Christine Bryden quoted in …

‘Jaffa’ Hotcakes

Sunday mornings have just been that much better since we have really started to embrace ‘Pancake Sunday’. I must say this combination is definitely  up there as one of the best we’ve made so far (Although I feel like I say that after every batch of pancakes we make!) I would like give a big mention to Botanical Cuisine for their …

Chilli Crab Noodles

This dish is one of my Mum’s dinner specialties and if you ask me it is definitely restaurant standard! This dish sounds exotic but I think you will be surprised to find out how quick and simple it is… the secret lies in the quality of the ingredients. As with all of our recipes, we obtain fresh and sustainable produce, …