Butter Chicken made with Cauliflower Cream

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This is a bit of a healthier spin on the traditional butter chicken recipe. I was surprised at how well the texture turned out and how similar it tasted  to traditional butter chicken. The spices were what made this dish especially tasty, so I would recommend getting a good butter chicken spice mix but make sure the ingredients have no added sugar or preservatives. I used the Herbies Butter Chicken Spice Mix which was made up of paprika, cumin, coriander, turmeric, Continue reading

Zucchini Pasta Two Ways

zp1zp2This is a really quick and easy recipe that tastes remarkably like pasta. I have provided two different recipes for this; even though they both contain the same ingredients I have changed the quantities in each recipe to result in a creamier Continue reading

Cauliflower ‘Rice’ Sushi with Tahini Dipping Sauce

sushiThis is a recipe that was made for the Girls’ Night In, following on from my previous post. The lovely Ariel did the assembling of this sushi and did a beautiful job of it!

This is a great low carb option when you want your sushi fix. The sauce is divine and also makes a great salad dressing. I have just included what we used for the filling of this sushi in the ingredients but feel free to play around with different fillings.

Makes approx 5 long sushi rolls Continue reading

Raw Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting Recipe + Girls’ Night In

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On Sunday night I was lucky enough to attend a ‘Girls’ Night In’ and help make some vegan treats for it. The Girls’ Night In was hosted by the lovely Kaplan family (you can view my interview with Dena Kaplan here) in their amazing house to help raise money for The Cancer Council Victoria, for which they are ambassadors. It was such a fun and delicious night, attended by many inspiring women. There was Continue reading

Guest: Amanda Moore + Sautéed Kale Recipe

Bio PhotoThis week’s guest is a fellow health coach, creator of The Savory Soul life coach, writer and yoga teacher whose mission is to change the way women view their bodies and lives using her experience of recovering from her own health and body image issues. So many things stood out for me in this interview and I feel as though Amanda and I have quite a bit in common, including our taste in music! Meet Amanda Moore…

What led you to pursue a career in health and wellness and why are you so passionate about it?

Well, this is a VERY long story but I’ll try to give you the short of the long. In 2004 I had almost two feet of my colon removed for a precancerous colon polyp following my mom having uterine cancer and my older brother having colon cancer (at age 26). We discovered that we have something called HNPCC (Hereditary Non- Continue reading

Guest Interview: Valentina Zelyaeva

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For those of you that have known me for a few years you will know how obsessed I used to be with the modelling world. I even had my heart set on becoming a modelling agent until I decided to instead pursue a career in Health and Wellness. So you can imagine my excitement when I came across Valentina Zelyaeva’s health blog, which then grew 1000 times when she agreed to be interviewed for my blog!

Valentina has always been one of my favourite models. She is the face of Ralph Lauren and has been on multiple magazine covers. I love that she is such a great role model and advocate when it comes to healthy living. Check out her blog for some of her great juice and smoothie recipes and photos of her travels. Firstly, though, I’ll let Valentina share more about her self and some of her health tips…

How did you get into modelling and what is one of your favourite things about Continue reading

Why you may fall into a food coma after you eat and how to avoid that 3pm slump

Here is another article I have written for There Are No Roads.
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I was always fed a pretty healthy diet growing up, however, I do remember the occasional dinner outing with my family. I’d eat a huge meal (usually Spaghetti Continue reading

Raw Zucchini, Basil, Avocado Pesto Tarts

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I found the inspiration for this recipe on my new favourite recipe site Tales of a Kitchen and have just tweaked it a bit using the ingredients I had at home. As I made these for my graduation party, I doubled the ingredients to make 12 tarts.

I found the raw garlic is quite strong, so if you are not a fan of garlic leave it out. You can find the original recipe here. Continue reading

Guest Interview: Claire Baker + Her Beetroot Dip Recipe

Claire Baker 1I am so excited to introduce you all to this week’s Gorgeous Guest, Claire Baker. I first came into contact with this lovely lady through Tara Bliss’s ‘Party Girls Guide To Peace’ program and have watched her amazing blog blossom ever since. I absolutely love reading Claire’s blog posts as they are so honest, relatable and well written and her answers to these questions below are no exception.

Meet Claire… Continue reading

Jamie Oliver’s Perfect Roast Chicken

chickI recently made this Jamie Oliver recipe for roast chicken and it was so easy to make and turned out so well that I had to share it with you all. I tend to shy away from roasting chicken as I am always worried it will dry out or won’t cook properly but I followed these directions exactly and it turned out perfectly. The skin was crisp and so full of flavour. It also produced this amazing tasting gravy which I wasn’t expecting, it was a nice surprise. I have included the ingredients I used in my recipe below but pretty much copied Jamie’s method exactly, you can find the original recipe here.

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1 free range organic chicken Continue reading