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Kale Pesto “Paste”

Vegan, gluten free, dairy free Next time you have some extra kale make this simple kale pesto and store it for later. So easy! You will need: a high power blender or bullet a pot of boiling water a strainer a jar with lid a bowl of ice water Ingredients: 1 x bunch of... read more

Vegan “Cheesy” Broccolini Bake

Gluten free, dairy free, vegan Serves 2 Difficulty: Easy peasy Time: 45 minutes This broccoli bake is a fusion of my Nonna from Sicily’s famous broccoli recipe and my grandma’s traditional and tasty cauliflower bake. Although both of these wonderful women would... read more

Choc Fudge Centered Banana Muffins

100% plant-based, gluten free I love these little muffins for so many reasons. They’re easy, tasty, look sensational and are made completely from plants.   Equipment Needed: • Muffin tin & moulds plus some oil to grease the tin • A bullet, food processor or... read more

Aromatic Semidried Baby Tomatoes

Here’s a quick and tasty recipe for next time you have some juicy little tomatoes to use. Ingredients: 2 punnets (or 500g) x small tomatoes (cut in halves) A small handful x fresh aromatic herbs roughly chopped, oregano, thyme, rosemary, parsley – any... read more

Coconut, mushroom and pumpkin risotto

Vegan, gluten free, dairy free Ingredients: 1/4 x kent pumpkin (700g), 2cm cubes with skins on 1 cup x rice 1 cup x leek (100g), diced 2 tsp x garlic, minced 3 tbsp x curry spice mix (pg22) or curry powder of your choice 1 cup x mushrooms, either oyster or button,... read more

Caramel Nut Bars

Vegan, gluten free, contains nuts These sweet treats are packed with protein and other goodness, treat yourself! Makes 21 bars in a 33cm x 23cm baking tray Ingredients: Base 1 x cup coconut flour (120g) 1.5 cups x almond meal (150g) 3 tbsp x melted coconut oil 1/2 cup... read more

Decadent Chocolate Beetroot Mud Cake

100% plant based & gluten free BE EQUIPPED: • Circular or square baking tin: About 25cm in diameter or 25cm X 25cm if square. At least 6cm high edges. • Baking paper • Food processor or blender • Large mixing bowl • Oven • Love of food RECIPE: (Wet mix) 6 x... read more

Avocado Cacao Mousse Cups

Vegan, refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free This recipe is super easy, but always such a hit. I love serving mine with a little granola and berries but you can have it on its own as well. I love it as well because you get a nice hit of healthy fats and can... read more

Raw Choc Mint “Cheese”cakes

Gluten free, vegan Ingredients Chocolate Layer 3/4 cup x cacao powder 4 drops x peppermint oil 1/4 cup x cacao butter 1/4 cup x coconut oil 1/2 tsp x salt 1/2 cup x maple syrup 1/2 tsp x vanilla extract 1/2 cup x buckwheat Cheeze cake filling 1.5 cups x soaked cashews... read more

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Carrot and Fennel Top Salad

Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free ABOUT Did you know that fennel actually has this amazing top part of the herb. For some reason when you buy fennel from the shops they chop off one of the best parts. My suggestion is to ask your farmer to keep the tops of the... read more

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Beetroot and Cacao Brownie

About I love this recipe because you can make a large batch and keep them in the freezer. That way when you are craving something sweet you have a healthier option instead of reaching for a chocolate with refined sugars that are often wrapped in plastic. Better for... read more

Raw Cherry Bites

Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free I’ve never really been a fan of Cherry Ripes… Not sure if that’s because they taste like plastic/processed cherries or what. But I do love real cherries and their in season so I have adapted my own recipe so you can taste... read more

Stuffed Capsicums

Gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free Ingredients (makes 10) 5 x red capsicum 1 1/2 x cups of quinoa 1 cup x kidney beans or one can x organic kidney beans 1/4 cup x cashews 1/2 cup x black olives (without pips) 1 x medium brown onion 2 cloves x garlic 4 x medium... read more

Roast pumpkin with whole spices

Gluten free, vegan A perfect companion on those cold winter nights! Ingredients  1 x medium size Jap (Kent) pumpkin 1 tsp x coriander seeds 1 tsp x fennel seeds 1 tsp x cumin seeds 1 tsp x fenugreek seeds 2 tbsp x fresh rosemary 1/2 tsp x black pepper 1 tsp x celtic... read more

Raspberry Mousse Cups

Gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free Ingredients 1 cup x frozen raspberries 1/2 cup x cashews 1 can x coconut cream 4 tbsp x maple syrup 1/2 tsp x vanilla 1/4 cup x melted coconut oil juice and zest of 1 lemon Optional: 1 tsp x lucuma powder 1 tsp x Reishi mushrooms... read more

Mint, cacao and cinnamon myrtle bliss balls

Gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free The perfect recipe to add to your prep day so that when you’re craving something to pick you up in the afternoon you’re not always reaching for something with sugar. We love having a batch of these in our freezer for... read more

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Book: Making Peace Before You Eat

We might be a little bit biased, since Angie used to be a chef at Billabong, but we think that this is one of the best cookbooks out there. More than just a cookbook, Making Peace Before You Eat inspires the reader to connect with their meal, eating with mindfulness... read more

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Nourishing Sweet Potato, Zucchini and Spinach Dhal

Gluten free, refined sugar free Dhal is a highly regarded meal in Ayurveda due to its gentle and soothing effect on our digestive system. It has been used in India as medicine for thousands of years, being the first food babies are given due to the gentle nourishment... read more

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Edamame and Brown Rice Salad

Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free This is a super easy recipe and perfect if you have left over rice. It can be easily changed to whatever veggies you have at home! INGREDIENTS: 250g x brown rice – cooked 1/2 bunch x mint 1/2 bunch x coriander 1 x bag... read more

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Pesto Mushrooms with Herbed Chilli Oil

Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free This recipe is so versatile. I make both the pesto and the herbed chilli and just keep them in my fridge and add them to anything really. Dip fresh bread in the oil or add to a salad. Add the pesto to pasta (I recommend buckwheat... read more

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Tash’s Ratatouille

Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free My Mum finally shared her ratatouille recipe and now I am sharing it with the world! A french classic and a dish I lived on growing up. It’s packed with so many veggies and is great as a main or a side dish. INGREDIENTS: 8... read more

Activated Buckwheat Granola

Gluten free A quick word: We hear a lot about activated nuts and seeds today, and for good reason. By activating our nuts and seeds we “switch on” the beneficial enzymes within them to allow them to be more digestible. Activating our nuts and seeds also gives our... read more

Billabong Mighty Spread

If there’s one food that most Australians hold close to their hearts, it’s Vegemite. The savoury spread represents a metaphorical black and gold of Australian culture being enjoyed by countless Australians since it’s introduction to our shelves in 1923. Throughout... read more

Caramelised Pear and Almond Cake with Rosemary and Winter Spices

Gluten free, dairy free Creating a healthy food culture is all about balance, and allowing a little time for some of the sweeter things in life from time to time plays a big part in this. It’s not often we use sugar these days in the Billabong kitchen, but if we do,... read more

Dark Jaffa Cacao Sponge Cake with Raw Cacao Fudge Sauce

Gluten free & Dairy free Sometimes only a chocolate cake will satisfy our taste buds’ silent cries for some sweet attention. As someone who prefers not to consume dairy or gluten, I decided to create this dark cacao sponge so that is was gluten & dairy free as... read more

Seeded loaf

This bread is packed full of nutrient-dense fibre, protein, healthy fats like omega-3 & omega-6, carbohydrates (from nuts + seeds), vitamins and minerals. Free from gluten, dairy, eggs and refined sugar. Ingredients: 1 cup of quinoa or brown rice 1/2 cup ... read more

Vanilla Custard

We had the honour of welcoming Lee Holmes to the retreat recently, not only did she write a great review she kindly left us a great recipe! GF WF SF makes 375 ml (13 fl oz/11/2 cups) There’s nothing more soothing and indulgent than rich, velvety custard, but... read more

Activated Savoury Seed and Nut Loaf

Recipe by Billabong chef Si Favorito GF, Paleo, Vegan, Sugar free, yeast free This loaf is beautifully satisfying and is loaded of wholefood goodness and nutrition. It makes a perfect breakfast loaf with some avocado, fresh herbs, lime & chilli or even an... read more

Cauliflower Fried Rice

The use of cauliflower instead of rice brings a lightness, as well as a unique flavour and texture. It is great as a side or a main dish. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil 1 Spanish onion finely chopped 1 medium cauliflower in chunks 1 carrot, peeled &... read more

Creamy Sweet Potato Dahl

GF, DF, NF, VEGAN I love this recipe in winter, it’s warming both in spice and heat, nurturing and just tastes wonderful. The sweet potato gives this dish such a lovely texture as well as adding a delicious sweetness. Enjoy! Serves 5-6 Ingredients 1 cup split red... read more

Pumpkin Soup

GF, DF, NF, SF, GRF, VEGAN Anti-inflammatory through the addition of ginger and turmeric, this soup is truly warming and satisfying. Serves 5-6 Ingredients 1.2 kg pumpkin (such as Jap), peeled and diced 300 g sweet potato, peeled and diced 1 medium brown onion,... read more

Lemon Avocado Pudding

This is such a fresh, light and delicious dessert. It’s quick to make and will delight your guests every time! GF, DF, NF, GRF, VEGAN Serves 3-4 Ingredients 3 large ripe avocados Juice of 1-2 lemons (depending on taste) 1/3 cup raw honey (or to taste) 2 cups coconut... read more

Chocolate Sesame Cookies

This is a great go-to recipe for when a serious cookie is required. The sesame and chocolate combination is just lovely and the texture is solid, which for me is just perfect. GF, DF, VEGAN Makes 10-12 cookies Ingredients 1 cup sesame seeds 1 cup almond meal ½ cup... read more

Parsley Tahini Dressing

Creamy and divine, this dressing has been a crowd pleaser since its creation many years ago. Serve it on roast vegetables, as a dip or as a creamy sauce on dairy-free pizza. GF, DF, NF, SF, GRF, VEGAN Makes approximately 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup hulled tahini Juice of... read more

Choc-banana Cake

This delicious gluten and dairy free cake is so easy to make and great with strawberries piled on top for any special day. ingredients 3 cups blanched almond meal ½ teaspoon bi carb 3 medium size black bananas 4 organic eggs 2 tspns vanilla tspn of cinnamon ½ cup of... read more

Massaged Kale and Carrot Salad

This delicious kale salad recipe is perfect for first time kale cooks and experienced kale lovers, a simple yet tasty combination we be sure to have yourself and your guests going back for more. Ingredients 1 medium bunch kale – stalks removed and shredded or... read more

Kale and Broccoli Soup  

This soup is delicious, alkalising and ever so simple to make plus, with the addition of the unpastuerised paste at the end, the soup includes beneficial bacteria. Serves 4-5 Ingredients 1 medium onion, roughly chopped 1 tbsp ghee or extra virgin coconut oil 1 clove... read more

Flourless orange and chia seed cake 

So easy and delicious especially with some local or organic oranges. A healthy gluten free version on the old orange and poppyseed cake rich in good fats, fibre and protein. Ingredients: 3 organic eggs ½ cup of cold pressed olive or macadamia oil juice of 2 oranges... read more

Lemon & Spice Carrot Soup

Serves 3-4 This is a wonderfully spiced soup that will definitely raise the temperature of the bodies delighting in it. Ingredients 550g carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 1 brown onion, roughly chopped 1 tbsp ghee or extra virgin coconut oil for cooking 1 ½ tsp... read more

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Gluten free, Nut free, Vegan Blender required (Serves 6) A surprisingly decadent taste and texture, this is a long-standing crowd pleaser. Enjoy it as a simple chocolate mousse or as a soft vegan icing. Ingredients 2 ripe small/medium avocados ¾ cup real maple syrup 1... read more

Easy Lemon Curd Cheese Cake

This scrumptious creamy cake is high in healthy fats and virtually fructose free. It is Gluten and grain free too. Its super easy and looks really special too You will need 1 x 12 inch spring form cake tin lined with baking paper Base 2 ½ cups almond meal ¾... read more

Coconut Flour Blueberry Muffins – gluten, dairy & sugar free!

Will make about 10 muffins or the ingredients can be successfully doubled. Great for school lunches with no nuts, packed with protein, fibre, and healthy fats for brain power. ½ cup coconut flour ¼ teaspoon baking powder ¼ cup coconut oil ¼ cup coconut syrup or rice... read more

Gluten Free Buckwheat  Pancakes

(makes about 16 pancakes) Tory has made these pancakes for years with just the buckwheat flour, they are delicious and so easy. The rule of thumb with pancakes is often the first one is not so good, so don’t worry, the rest will be great. The flax seeds add fibre and... read more
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