Foodie Friday: Chicken and Vegetable Bone Broth

While I’m not in favour of abusing the use of antibiotics, using them wisely (and sparingly) in order to stop the progress of acute disease can be valuable. However one of the unfortunate side effects is that antibiotic drugs are not selective in choosing which bacteria to kill – all the good bacterial colonies in the gut die along with the bad. Couple this with things like the oral contraceptive pill and medications (both do the same to the gut) and the outcome of severely compromised gut health can absolutely impact your hormones.  Because of that, i’m often asked of ways in which we can heal the gut.  This week is Antibiotics Awareness Week and I thought no better time than to feature a yummy bone broth recipe for you guys to help nourish the gut from within and help to repair the damage antibiotics and our lifestyles can have on our digestive system. Thanks to the extremely talented Cyndi O’Meara from Changing Habits for this yummy version of bone broth.


Chicken & Vegetable Bone broth

1 whole organic chicken or turkey
(Turkey adds a beautiful depth of flavor to the broth)
2 brown onions, quartered
1 Tablespoon Apple cider vinegar (ACV)
2 large rosemary sprigs
2 thyme sprigs
A few sage leaves
1 tsp Changing Habits Seaweed Salt
1 tbsp Changing Habits Dulse Flakes
Vegetables of your choice, I add whatever I have at the time such as carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, pumpkin etc…
Garlic to your taste, I like heaps so usually add a few cloves at the end.


1. Brown the chicken all over in a saucepan large enough for the chicken and enough water to cover it later on.

2. Add the onions and salt, brown slightly in the fat from the chicken.

3. Add enough filtered water and ACV to cover the chicken (this may need topping up if it reduces heavily).

4. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a gentle simmer with the lid on.

5. Cook on a simmer for 3 hours. Once the meat is cooked, take all of the meat off the bones and set aside for later and put in the fridge.

6. Add the bones back to the stock and cook the bones for up to 12 hours.

7. Once almost ready, strain the broth and remove the bones (I eat the ends of the chicken bones for additional nutrition).

8. Put the liquid broth back onto the stove and add your chosen vegetables herbs and spices and cook for 20-30 minutes or until cooked. At this point you can either leave it a chunky textured soup or blend for a smoother consistency.

9. In the last 2 minutes, add chopped garlic and the cooked meat from the fridge to re-heat.

10. Add additional seaweed salt and/or dulse flakes to taste if needed.

11. Serve and enjoy!
Enjoy a cup every day.


You can check out more from my favourite nutritionist and gorgeous friend, Cyndi O’Meara at Changing Habits here.

caramel slice

Good Food Friday: Raw Caramel Slice

This Fridays food feature is an all-round crowd pleasure courtesy of the guys at Food Matters

We might be biased, but this raw pecan caramel slice rivals any traditional caramel slice! It is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth minus the guilt and tummy upsets!
The test is easy: Make this and see if your friends and family even realise that it is a healthier version of the ‘oh-so-naughty’ caramel slice.

Recipe for blog

Chloe’s Carrot, Apple and Cinnamon Buckwheat Porridge Recipe

Chloe Elgar, founder of Chloe’s Countertop, is a passionate Holistic Nutritionist and Natural Food Chef. Her work is very much focussed in her writing, speaking and food photography, as well consulting and coaching. Chloe works closely with people on identifying their intuitive voice and understanding where they have diverged from their core and how to get back into alignment. Her background in psychology as well as her own experiences with eating disorders and a destructive body image led Chloe on her own journey to re-discovering her truth and love for herself and for living. Chloe currently is living in Dubai, UAE and works with people around the world.

Today I have one of Chloe’s fabulous recipe’s to share with you!


Double Choc Cheesecake with Blueberry Cream

This is one recipe I couldn’t not share. OH MY TASTEBUDS! I know you are going to love it.

This is a creation from the lovely Crystal over at To Wellness & Beyond, to check out the original recipe post you can here.


1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup cacao
1 tbsp mesquite powder
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. bee pollen (optional)
1 tbsp. manuka honey
2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted or soft

400 ml coconut cream (1 can)*
1 cup cashews, soaked in water overnight drained
1 tbsp. manuka honey
1/4 cup cacao
1/2 tbsp. cinnamon

Blueberry Cream (top layer)
1/4 cup cashew, soaked in water overnight, drained
1/2 cup coconut cream
1/4 tsp. vanilla bean powder
1 tsp. manuka honey
1/4 cup blueberries
• Make sure to find a good brand of Coconut Cream that doesn’t contain anything other than Coconut – I use OnRich Organic Coconut Cream

Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until mixture resembles crumbs, and will easily stick together when formed into a ball. If mixture is a little dry add a little more coconut oil.
Firmly press mixture into the base of an 18cm loose base cake tin until smooth and even. Chill in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes before adding the filling.

Place all ingredients into a high speed blender (such as a Vitamix) and blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into cake tin on top of base and chill in the fridge overnight, or until firm (around 4 hours)
Blueberry Cream (top layer):
Place all ingredients, except the blueberries, into a high speed blender (such as a Vitamix) and blend on high speed until smooth. Add the blueberries and blend for around 20-30 seconds. Pour onto the filling and chill back in fridge until firm (around 1-2 hours).
Garnish with blueberries if desired, and have an awesome time eating your cake!


Christmas ebook cover

The Christmas e-book is BACK! (and how you can get it FREE)

Last year we launched this little beauty and because there are so many people new to this space, we’ve decided to re-release the Christmas book again to make your christmas sweeter.

Purchased it last year?  You’ve got the goods but perhaps you’d like to tell your friends that I’ve got their Christmas covered.

Take a peek inside.  She’s a beauty.

Wanna know what’s inside exactly?

  • Your full Christmas day menu from breakfast right through to dinner plus treats and drinks.
  • Food themed Christmas gift ideas
  • Tips to help you survive this Christmas and thrive!

To purchase Fertilise Your Christmas click here.