1. Eggplant, Pumpkin & Edamame Salad
    With Miso-Tahini Dressing

    (Serves 2)
    1/2 butternut pumpkin, chopped into cubes
    1 eggplant, sliced & cubed
    1/2 packet of frozen edamame
    1 handful of spinach
    1 handful of rocket
    1 tbs extra virgin olive oil (or avocado oil)

    Mix 1 tbs miso paste, 1tbs tahini, 1 tbs apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp water (combine well!)

    1. Boil pumpkin until slightly soft.
    2. Steam edamame as per packet instructions
    3. In a large pan heat oil, add cooked pumpkin & eggplant stir untill slightly golden, add edamame for a few minutes and remove from heat.
    4. Fill a bowl with spinach & rocket, add cooked vegetables & top with dressing

  2. Cacao Berry Bliss Breakfast Bowl

    This breakfast bowl is full of antioxidants, fibre, calcium, potassium, vitamin C and iron.

    1 ripe banana (pre peeled & frozen)
    1/2 cup almond (or other) milk
    2 tbs raw cacao powder
    1 tbs cacao nibs
    1/2 cup frozen raspberries
    3-4 fresh mint leaves
    1/4 cup fresh or dried pomegranate seeds (I used @morlife_ freeze dried)

    Blend, top with extra cacao nibs, pomegranate and raspberries

  3. Herbed Potato ‘Mash’

    1 potato per person (peeled and cubed)
    1 bunch of fresh herbs of choice (I used parsley/ basil /coriander)
    1 dash of coconut milk
    Herbal Salt (to taste)

    1. In large pot on the stove, boil potato until soft
    2. Drain and transfer to a bowl, adding herbs and coconut milk, 3 Using a food processor or soup stick, blend until smooth
    Serve as a side dish or snack!

  4. Sliced cucumber with sesame seeds & spices

    A quick light snack with benefits -

    Cucumbers are:
    Rehydrating (they are 95% water) - leave the skin on as it contains a good amount of Vit C
    Detoxifying due to their content of dietary fibre
    They also contain B vitamins, calcium folate & potassium
    Put those chips away & munch on some cucumber!

  5. Kale, Strawberry & Macadamia Salad.

    1 bunch of fresh kale
    1/2 cup strawberries, halved
    1/4 cup of macadamia nuts, halved
    1 tbsp coconut oil
    Sea salt to taste

    1. Prepare kale by cutting away thick stems and placing it in warm salty water for around 10 minutes & strain.
    2. In a pan heat the coconut oil, add kale & lightly sauté (the kale should still remain bright green and crunchy)
    3. Transfer to a plate, top with fresh strawberries and macadamia nuts.

    Serve immediately

  6. Papaya, Coconut & Hemp Smoothie

    Papaya tonifies the stomach, acts as a digestive aid (it’s rich in the digestive enzyme papain) It’s extremely high in vitamin C, an excellent source of folate, potassium, vitamin A & dietary fiber

    1/2 ripe papaya
    1/2 cup coconut milk
    1/2 cup filtered water
    Top with 1 tbsp of hemp hearts


  7. Anonymous asked: Hi! First of all, I want to tell you that you really inspire me, you are a wonderful person! And now my question: Don't you find it hard not to eat fish? I don't eat any meat and hardly any gluten or lactose containing products otherwise, but I can't imagine not eating fish. I would love to eat 100% vegan though. As I am only 15 years old I am wondering if it was healthy for me to eat vegan only. Love from Germany. Sarah

    Hi Sarah,
    Of course it is healthy to eat vegan only! Just make sure you are providing your body with all of the necessary vitamins and minerals that your body (and brain) need! Make sure you are eating balanced meals and a variety of food groups - healthy fats, nuts and seeds, grains, legumes, proteins, fruits and lots of vegetables.  One vitamin that is often lacking in a vegan diet is B12, you will find that in fermented foods - as your from Germany sauerkraut is a really good B12 containing food you can enjoy in your diet!
    Do I find it hard not to eat fish? Not at all.  I haven’t eaten an animal since I was 10 years old and I have no desire to start eating them now!
    Thanks for reading, if you have any other questions don’t hesitate!
    Happiness and health!
    xx N.E.


  8. Anonymous asked: First off, I love your blog! I wanted to know how often you allow yourself a cheat meal/day? I'm really trying to clean up my diet, and wanted to get your opinion. Thanks so much!

    Hi there! Thanks for reading!
    I’m not sure what you mean by ‘cheat’ if you mean, high calorie - I don’t recommend counting calories, if you mean gluten or dairy - I never consume these things!
    If you mean ‘naughty’ foods, there are plenty of naugthty tasting foods that are still good for you! Feel like icecream? Freeze bananas and blend them (it actually tastes like soft serve).  Feel like fries? Cut potatoes into strips and oven bake them until they are crispy! Feel like something creamy? have coconut yogurt! Feel like chocolate? Have raw cacao! There are so many ways to fill cravings in a healthy way!


  9. Anonymous asked: So I'm also from Australia and I love quinoa but it's so expensive, do you have any recommendations as to where I could maybe get it a little cheaper?

    Hi there, it is - the best way is to bulk buy it by the scoop, it works out a lot cheaper than buying it in a package! Just transfer it to a glass jar when you bring it home.  Try health food stores or the organic stall at the farmers market!


  10. Anonymous asked: do you have a recipe for potato dumplings?

    I don’t, I do however have European heritage and at Christmas we have delicious gluten free potato dumplings, I will have to learn to make them Clean Cooking style and share the recipe! Thanks for asking :) 


  11. Anonymous asked: Hey, Natascha! I love your blog. I was just wondering what you would recommend for someone wanting to begin modeling in Australia. What is a good way to start out, and any pro tips/tricks in general? Thank you!! Much appreciated xx

    Hi Anonymous,
    This is a better question for my personal page nataschaelisa! :)
    I think the best way to start out is with an reputable agency, they will organize test shoots for you to build your book.  Try them all, be confident and don’t give up!

  12. Choc-Berry Smoothie


    - 1 cup frozen mixed berries
    - 2 tsps of cacao powder
    - 1/2 cup coconut water
    - 1/2 cup coconut milk
    - 1-2 tsp of sweetener of choice (maple, agave, coconut nectar or stevia)




  13. Anonymous asked: when you get the potato and leek hash at miss jackson, what do you get with it instead of the egg and trout?

    Hi there, I get it with a field mushroom and baked cherry tomatos, explain to the staff that you are vegan, they will happily accommodate the dish for you!


  14. Anonymous asked: Hi Natascha, I'm from Paris and I just discovered your blog. It's great to found recipes and principles of cooking that can adapt to daily. I think it's often what is lacking on the internet or in books. Please continue this way ! I sent the link of your blog to my mother and she loves it too ! (she has a restaurant in Paris) :)

    Thank you so much!
    I appreciate the feed back :)
    I’m glad you enjoy it and I hope your mother does too!


  15. Anonymous asked: clean banana loaf recipe please

    HERE is a clean Banana Loaf recipe I posted previously :-)