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. 

Garlic Roasted Chickpeas with Feta, Mint & Lemon // Renee Naturally

Preheat oven to fan bake 190°C; Pat chickpeas dry with paper towels if they still seem wet after draining and rinsing; Mix together 3 tablespoons of olive oil, cumin, garlic,... (read more)

Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

Strawberries & Cream Cheesecake

For the base; Pulse drained dates in food processor until the dates form a paste; Pour nuts into the food processor bowl... (read more)

Rosewater, Honey & Almond Cupcakes with Cashew Cream Frosting, Renee Naturally

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line 10 muffin trays with paper liners.; In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks until pale and yellow with a handheld mixer, then whisk the grape... (read more)

Pear, Hazelnut & Salted Caramel Tarts, Renee Naturally

Soak dates for at least 4 hours in water. Drain the dates, reserving the soak water.; Add dates to a food processor along with all other ingredients (except the pears). Blend on... (read more)

Coconut, Honey & Vanilla Bean Cake #glutenfree #dairyfree

For the cake: Preheat oven to 180C. Lightly grease an 8-inch round cake tin. ; In a bowl, combine almond meal, rice flour, tapioca, baking powder & salt.; In a mixer, beat coconut... (read more)

Spiced Kale Chips Recipe / Renee Naturally

Preheat the oven to 160°. Line two baking trays with baking paper; Rip the kale leaves into large pieces. They'll shrink as they cook, so don't go too small. Place in a large bowl... (read more)

Watermelon, Goat Feta & Mint Salad, Renee Naturally

Drizzle the olive oil onto the feta and set aside; Flick out any visible pips from the watermelon with a small knife; Gently toss the feta and watermelon together and pour the... (read more)

Artichoke & Cannellini Dip, Renee Naturally

Place the artichokes, beans, garlic, lemon juice, parsley, mint into a food processor; Whiz together until just combined; Drizzle in the olive oil until desired consistency;... (read more)

Cacao Cream Tart // Recipe by Naturopath & Nutritionist Renee Naturally

For the base: Preheat the oven to fan bake 190°C; In the bowl of a food processor, combine all of the ingredients. Pulse until the dough resembles coarse meal; Remove from the... (read more)