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, …

Sesame Crusted Tuna

This is definitely one of our main ‘go-to’ recipes when we have guests coming over for dinner. The great thing about it is that it can be almost ready before anyone arrives, the only thing that needs to be done at the last minute is grilling the tuna – and if you like it rare (as we do!) this will …

Raspberry Coulis

  After you taste this we are confident you will no longer be adding refined sugar to your coulis! The great thing about making raspberry coulis is that it goes with so many things… We love serving it with desserts (especially anything with cacao!), our coconut and raspberry pancakes or our superfood breakfast parfaits. It is so easy to make …

Brown Rice Truffle Infused Mushroom Risotto

Risotto is often one of the few vegetarian options available at restaurants, however it is traditionally made with cream and butter. We find these to be unnecessary ingredients and can easily be substituted with healthy alternatives such as organic cold pressed olive oil, or (as we have done for this recipe) black truffle oil…  You only need a drizzle of …

‘Creamy’ Thai Style Pumpkin Soup

In winter we find there is nothing quite like sitting down to a warm, nourishing bowl of soup… And as someone who has tried their fair share of soup, I can honestly say I am yet to find one as flavoursome and delicious as this! We have served this soup both as an entrée and as a main meal and …

Cumin-Kumera Chips

When I was little my mum would make oven-baked sweet potato chips (among other baked vegetables… so we had colourful chips in our household!). I may not have appreciated it so much back then but I most definitely appreciate them now. For me, kumera chips are one of those foods that bring back many fond childhood memories and for that …

Spicy Walnut Beetroot Dip

Spicy Walnut Beetroot Dip Our spicy walnut beetroot dip is deliciously creamy with a hint of spice… the only problem is that it is seriously addictive! This dip is great served on a mezze plate, combined with our aubergine and tahini dip, grapeseed guacamole and spicy carrot dip (recipes coming soon!) We find that there is something very satisfying about …

Red Spice Soup

  This is a very nourishing and flavoursome soup, filled with essential vitamins and nutrients in their natural form.  At Health Synergy, our philosophy is that the majority of nutrients our bodies need can be derived from our food, rather than relying on supplements for replenishment. The addition of superfood, turmeric, not only adds flavour to this recipe, but it …

Organic Truffle Eggs

Our organic truffle eggs make a simple and delicious dinner, full of nutrients and flavour! Coming from someone who is not usually a big fan of scrambled eggs, I can assure you these are no ordinary eggs… it’s amazing how much flavour is in the smallest drizzle of black truffle oil, combined with a few of our favourite sides including …

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade almond milk contains only 2 essential ingredients: organic almonds and filtered water. After making it for yourself and realising how easy it is, how fresh and delicious it tastes and how much money you save, there really is no turning back! Making your own almond milk also allows versatility of adding favourite sweeteners and flavours, such as dates, vanilla, …

Acai Smoothie Bowl

Acai Smoothie Bowl We thought we would start off our nutrition blog by sharing one of our favourite recipes with you… We have tried to simplify our acai smoothie bowl recipe as much as possible considering the cost of all the extra ingredients, but feel free to get creative and add any of your favourite superfoods! We alternate between serving …