Kale Pesto “Paste”

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...
Vegan “Cheesy” Broccolini Bake

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...
Armesan Cheese

Armesan Cheese

Here’s great and simple plant-based Parmesan recipe from our Executive chef 1 cup x raw almonds or macadamias 2 Tablespoons x nutritional yeast 1 tsp x sea salt 1 Tablespoon x extra virgin olive oil 2 thin slices x garlic (optional) HOW TO MAKE: Pulse all...
Coconut, mushroom and pumpkin risotto

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,...
Caramel Nut Bars

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...
Warming Winter Stirfry

Warming Winter Stirfry

Plant based. Serves 4. Ingredients 1 pack x pad thai noodles (200g) 1 pack x tofu or any protein (300g) – diced • 1 bunch of broccolini 2 x carrots 1/4 cup x crushed peanuts 1 x bird eye chilli 2 x cloves garlic 1 piece x ginger 4 x spring onions 1 can x baby...
Decadent Chocolate Beetroot Mud Cake

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...
Teriyaki Mushroom Sushi

Teriyaki Mushroom Sushi

Makes 6 large rolls or 12 hand rolls Ingredients Teriyaki mushrooms 6 field mushrooms (600g) piece of ginger (35g) 3 cloves of garlic 8 tbsp soy sauce 5 tbsp mirin 4 tbsp honey or raw sugar 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar 20mls vegetable oil Other 1 x 10 pack of nori sheets...
Avocado Cacao Mousse Cups

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...
Raw Choc Mint “Cheese”cakes

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...
Carrot and Fennel Top Salad

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...
Activated Raw Vegan Pizza

Activated Raw Vegan Pizza

Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free Equipment Food processor Blender Dehydrator or oven Base 3 cups x buckwheat (soaked for 10-12 hours) 8 x medium carrots 1 tsp x salt 2 tbsp x honey 3 tbsp x Italian herbs 1 1/2 cups x golden flaxseeds 1/2 cup x cold pressed olive...
Beetroot and Cacao Brownie

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...
Vegan Panna Cotta

Vegan Panna Cotta

Makes 6 small or 4 regular size INGREDIENTS Panna cotta 1 can full fat coconut milk (400mls) 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup white sugar (I never usually use this sugar but I wanted the traditional white look) 3/4 tsp agar powder – you can buy this at health food stores...
Mushroom and Lentil Hot Pot

Mushroom and Lentil Hot Pot

Vegan, vegetarian Serves 5 I had it with purple sweet potato mash, beans & toasted sourdough Since cutting out meaty things from my diet I always thought it would be such a mission to make rich gravy-ish sauces, try this dish and I guarantee you wont feel like...
Raw Cherry Bites

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...
Stuffed Capsicums

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...
Roast pumpkin with whole spices

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...
Raspberry Mousse Cups

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...
Mint, cacao and cinnamon myrtle bliss balls

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...
Super pesto dressing

Super pesto dressing

Vegan, gluten free, sugar free Ready in: 3 minutes Serves: 6 Brief description: This is a beautiful, vibrant dressing that is filled with an abundance of nutritional goodness, loads of flavour, big aromatic herbaceous freshness and a zesty cheesiness that will make...
Book: Making Peace Before You Eat

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...
Summer Cucumber and Fennel Pickle

Summer Cucumber and Fennel Pickle

Vegan. gluten free, sugar free A BIT OF BACKGROUND: Most traditional cultures around the world have evolved with some type of fermented food being eaten at the every meal. However, this can take some time to master the art of fermentation/pickling and quite often we...
Raw Summer Chocolate

Raw Summer Chocolate

Gluten free, vegan, dairy free INGREDIENTS:1/2 cup x favourite nut butter (I recommend either cashew, almond, macadamia or peanut butter ) 1/4 cup x organic coconut cream 1/2 cup x extra virgin coconut oil (melted into liquid) 1 tablespoon x cacao...
The Ultimate Roast Veggies

The Ultimate Roast Veggies

Gluten free, vegan, sugar free Serves: 8 Ingredients  1 x medium size Jap (Kent) pumpkin (or root vegetables of choice) 3 tsp x whole seed spice mix (think fennel, coriander seeds, cumin, etc) 2 tbsp x fresh rosemary  1/2 tsp x black pepper  1 tsp...
Warm Spiced Quinoa and Buckwheat Porridge

Warm Spiced Quinoa and Buckwheat Porridge

Gluten free, refined sugar free. Vegan option.  Porridge is incredibly nourishing and grounding and is the perfect meal to start the day as it is gentle, warming and easy to digest. There are many different grains you can make porridge with including whole and steel...
Cacao Super Slice

Cacao Super Slice

Vegan. gluten free This is a pretty easygoing recipe, I’ve made quite a few different versions of it. Usually all depending on what’s in my cupboard that I can throw all together at once. Its great for snacks and totally yum for breakfast, dessert,...
Coconut Yogurt

Coconut Yogurt

Vegan, gluten free Coconut yogurt can be expensive. If you are dairy intolerant or just love the taste of coconut yogurt why not make your own! I love serving mine on top of activated granola or chia cups. It’s super simple, probiotic rich, creamy and delicious....
Spiced Pumpkin and Banana Loaf

Spiced Pumpkin and Banana Loaf

Vegan, gluten free This is a lovely, wholesome sweet treat that is filled wholefood goodness that is as rich and satiating as it comes in the world of banana cake. The pumpkin and spices add a very exciting twist to the flavour while honouring the comfort of a home...
Edamame and Brown Rice Salad

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...
Vegan Peanut Butter and Banana Loaf

Vegan Peanut Butter and Banana Loaf

Vegan, paleo, gluten free, refined sugar free This is a super dense & delicious loaf thats going to make your kitchen smell like heaven. I like it toasted with extra PB, maple and banana….ohhhhhh baby. PART 1: 3 x mashed ripe bananas (spotty if you have them) 1/2...
Pesto Mushrooms with Herbed Chilli Oil

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...
Kim’s Top Five Super Smoothie Recipes

Kim’s Top Five Super Smoothie Recipes

Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free Smoothies are such an easy and tasty way to pack nutrients into your daily routine, I make them on the “reg” and I thought I’d share with you my top 5 favourites!! They can easily be modified to whatever you like, so...
Tash’s Ratatouille

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...
Raw Vegan “Joyous” Jaffa Balls

Raw Vegan “Joyous” Jaffa Balls

Gluten free, vegan, no added sugar A quick word: Here is a simple little treat that brings a vibrant joyous aroma and taste. Filled with 100% wholefood goodness and natural sweetness, they bring an uplifting zing while satiating that inner cry for a sweet treat (but...
Billabong Mighty Spread

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...
Zesty Basil & Almond Pesto

Zesty Basil & Almond Pesto

I love vibrant, bright and full flavoured sauces and dressings like this! They make the best accompaniment to balance slightly sweet, rich and full-bodied offerings like pumpkin, sweet potato, polenta, eggplant, lasagna thick vegetable stews. This pesto is also an...
Raw Tiramisu

Raw Tiramisu

Makes 12 slices Biscuit layer 1 cup almond meal 1 cup dried macadamia 1 cup cashews 1 cup pitted soaked dates with 1/4 cup of date water 1/4 tsp celtic salt 2 tbsp melted cold-pressed coconut oil 1 tbsp maca powder 1 tsp of wattle seed powder 2 shots of espresso Cream...
Activated Savoury Seed and Nut Loaf

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...
Easy Vegan Pancakes

Easy Vegan Pancakes

This is one of the guests favourites here at Billabong Retreat. A simple and delicious vegan breakfast. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 cup of buckwheat 1 banana 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1 cup of almond milk (or coconut, soy, rice milk) 1 heaped tablespoon of ground flax...
Chocolate Avocado Pudding

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...
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