Have you see the Whole Pantry App? Holy wow – it is stunning and full of fabulous treats, recipes, resources and expert advice to make your life that much more delicious.
This week, I've been craving Chocolate Nutbutter Cups. It doesn't help when images like the one above circulate the internet! And then, we were deciding on a recipe to feature this week, this jumped out at me – because again, craving!! So – hop to it, it isn't difficult and it is super nutritious. And then of course you'll want to know more about Belle and her app so scroll down for all avenues to connect with her. She is one very clever and inspirational woman!
Makes 8 GF, DF, VGN 15mins
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- ½ cup raw cacao powder
- 2.5 tbs maple syrup
- A pinch of sea salt flakes
- Sea salt flakes or cacao nibs for topping.
- 2Tbs Superfoods (optional) – See Tips
¼ cup nut butter (or sunflower seed butter if allergic)
- In a bowl, whisk through the cacao and salt through the melted coconut oil and maple syrup so no clumps are present.
- Pour 1tsp of chocolate mixture into mini muffin cases/chocolate molds and place in freezer for 5 minutes or until firm.
- Remove from freezer and spoon on ½ tsp. nubutter into the center of each chocolate, place back into freezer if nutbutter is runny.
- Top each chocolate with 1 tbs. of chocolate mixture and leave to set in fridge or freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- Top with sea salt or cacao nibs if desired.
- Add 2tbs of superfoods to the chocolate mix before freezing to boost nutritional benefits; we recommend mesquite, lucuma, açai or maca for this recipe.
- These are raw; so serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge. Double the quantities to make into larger cups.
You can connect with Belle on social media, or find her app, The Whole Pantry on both the iPhone App and Android Play store. We'll be hearing more from Belle in the very near future.
On Wednesday, I was lucky enough to be in Sydney for a few instore book signings at Lululemon. What a hoot that was! I love Sydney. A lot. During the event, I made this recipe from my newest book (co-authored with Andi) Eat Fat, Be Lean and had the masses licking their lips! So I wanted to share it today.
above (R to L) Andi my co-author and Kate from Lululemon
Eat Fat, Be Lean (RRP $27.95) is full of savoury, Paleo inspired recipes (different to it's sister, Eat Fat, Be Thin $24.95, which is full of sweet options). It's available in all good book stores, from my clinic and online using the links above.
And it goes without seeing – this is super fertile food!
Oh em gee! How much do I love this beauty. Lana Purcell is an amazing influence in the wellness industry – and goes by the title of "the healthy life-stylist." She is one very clever woman and we're going to learn a whole lot more about her in coming weeks! But until then – we want to keep your tastebuds satisfied so here's her famous Healthy Chocolate Crackle Bar!
Long gone is the sugary milky bland chocolate in the fridge or cupboard. With a sweep of the cupboard and a sweet treat craving this little baby was born. Enjoy responsibly, share with the kids only when necessary.
I enjoyed the most delicious fig tart at a delightful dinner party with on of my BFF's last weekend. It was in fact, a greek inspired gorgeous spread. She had made this one pictured above and it was to die for.
I've modified the recipe to make it a little more fertile friendly. And know this :: figs are great for making amazing semen. Enjoy my fertile friends!
You know my wellness sista and beautiful friend Melissa Ambrosini (in fact I was with her last night at the Self Love and Sisterhood event! Winning!!). You've met her on healthtalks and she's featured on my site before. She's the girl that teaches people how to fall in love with themselves, get healthy and quit the destructive monkey chatter. She's beautiful, has a massive heart, and just like me, she's on a mission to help women be a better version of themselves! I've asked her to share a recipe for our Good Food Friday Treats. You're in for a treat; meet Mel's Raw Chocolate Cherry Brownie!
I posted a pic on instagram of this dish, and somebody replied "Wow, we were just discussing the other day whether there was ever a good brussel sprout recipe… They copped a bad wrap growing up in the 80's!" Well, I'm here to tell you – I have a keeper! You can really adapt this to whatever is in the fridge on the day – so let's call it winter brussel salad!
1 onion – diced
large handful of brussel sprouts
1 bunch of asparagus
1/2 fennel, chopped
fresh or frozen peas
protein of your choice – i.e. ham or tofu
1/4 cup slithered almonds
1/3 cup fetta
4 springs of thyme
1-2 tbs coconut butter for frying
In a steamer, steam brussel sprouts for several minutes before adding asparagus. Steam for a further 3 minutes and take off the heat.
In a fry pain, melt the coconut butter. Add onion and fry well. Stir in protein.
Add peas and fennel (and corn as in this image) and combine well.
Mix in brussel sprouts and asparagus. Add a little water if necessary to mix flavours well.
Place warm salad mix into serving bowl. Toss through butter and nuts. Season well.
Add feta and thyme to garnish and serve immediately.
(yes that is me you can see in the reflection of the spoon!)
Oh I'm excited about this! Firstly – greek food is my most favourite. I love it's flavours, it's simplicity and it's nutritional qualities! Secondly, this version is Paleo, it will have so many of you wanting to lick your screens – Paleo-lover or not. Not joking. It's good. And guess what – it's packed with all the good stuff (you know, proteins and fats), to keep hormones happy and fertility driving along nicely. So here is a traditional favourite, Paleo style with a twist!
HERE'S a winner! Sarah Wilson's I Quit Sugar Cookbook has landed and it is stunning! It arrived in my inbox and had me ooh'ing and arh'ing, not to mention drooling and inspired me to get my cook straight on! But don't just take my word for it. You can grab your own copy here. It's like a good food friday treat on steroids…. or should I say on protein – possibly a better comparison.
Oh and might I add – these recipes will not only have you asking for more, they will do your health and fertility huge favours – gearing you toward wellness. I'm a big fan of leaving sugar at the door and eating the way our bodies were designed to. You see, when we place strain on our digestive system, we in turn affect fertility as the body is robbed of essential vitamins and minerals. Many things in life are beyond our control, but what we put on our fork is totally up to us, so make it count!