Who says we have to deprive ourselves of delicious foods in order to be healthy?   Trust me, you can have your cake and eat it too. Learning how we can transform everyday recipes and decadent treats into healthy alternatives really isn’t as hard as it may seem. I began cooking before I could read or write (mac ‘n cheese and microwave caramel fudge were my signatures). With my stodge and microwave phase (thankfully) well behind me, the kitchen still has my heart and it’s a pleasure to now write my own recipes for you to read and devour. 

Coconut, Vanilla Bean & Honey Ice Cream, Renee Naturally

Halve the vanilla pod lengthways & put it into a pan with the coconut cream & honey. Bring to the boil, & stir until the honey is melted. Allow to stand for 5 minutes; Meanwhile,... (read more)

Kale & Walnut Pesto, Renee Naturally

Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender (I use a Vitamix) ; Process until the desired texture is achieved (I quite like it to still have chunks of the walnuts... (read more)

Mixed Berry Coulis, Renee Naturally

Coat the bottom of pot with a little water; Add berries and heat through, cooking until they pulp down and start to boil; Dissolve sugar into mixture (add more sweetener if you... (read more)

Homemade Raw Almond Milk, Renee Naturally

Soak almonds in the water overnight or for at least 6 hours; Drain the water from the almonds and discard. Blend the 3 cups of fresh water, dates, almonds until well blended and... (read more)

Roasted Banana, Maple & Pecan Ice-Cream, Renee Naturally

Preheat the oven to 200°; Chop the bananas in half, and then slice each half into two lengthways. Place them into a baking pan and pour the maple syrup and grapeseed oil over the... (read more)

Goat Feta Herbaceous Dip, Renee Naturally

Place approx ¾ cups of parsley, 3/4 of the feta, spring onions, garlic & lemon juice into a food processor; Pulse to roughly chop the mixture and then drizzle in the oil; Add salt... (read more)

Chia Seed & Berry Jam, Renee Naturally

Place the berries, honey, and water in a pan and cook on medium to medium high heat for about 15 minutes; Stir the mixture often and make sure it is not sticking and burning... (read more)

Chamomile, Honey & Oat Loaf, Renee Naturally

Preheat the oven to 180° C; Mix all wet ingredients; In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients, reserving ¼ of a cup of the oats; Combine wet and dry mixtures and pour into a... (read more)

Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread, Renee Naturally

Pit dates (if not pre-done) and then in a bowl, pour boiling water over them and allow to soak for 20 minutes; Heat oven to 180°. Place hazelnuts on baking tray and bake for 10... (read more)

Lamb Koftas with Tzatziki & Fresh Apple Mint Chutney

For the Koftas: Simmer the onion in the oil until soft but not browned, then set aside to cool; Add all dry ingredients together and mix; Mix onions, egg and lamb together, then... (read more)