Nov 232014
 

So what is my view on superfoods? Do I eat them, and which ones? Have my choices in superfoods changed over the years? – I answer all this and more!!
 

Ready to let go of the sugar and processed food once and for all??!!
Join the NEW 7 Day Whole Food Challenge starting Monday, November 24, 2014! For 7 days you’ll be on a 100% healthy, real food diet! This program is an online program, so once you sign up you’ll immediately receive an ebook with over 75 recipes, program guidelines, sample menus, lists of meal ideas, etc..) and once the program begins you’ll have access to a private online forum for support, and daily education & motivational videos to teach you everything you need to know about eating a healthy, whole food diet. Click Here to sign-up now!

Nov 202014
 

The holidays are going to be rolling in soon. Don’t leave your diet and fitness goals until later, start now!! There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than feeling fit and fabulous!!
 

Ready to let go of the sugar and processed food once and for all??!!
Join the NEW 7 Day Whole Food Challenge starting Monday, November 24, 2014! For 7 days you’ll be on a 100% healthy, real food diet! This program is an online program, so once you sign up you’ll immediately receive an ebook with over 75 recipes, program guidelines, sample menus, lists of meal ideas, etc..) and once the program begins you’ll have access to a private online forum for support, and daily education & motivational videos to teach you everything you need to know about eating a healthy, whole food diet. Click Here to sign-up now!

Nov 172014
 

Ghee is great to cook with, not only is ghee full of healthy nutrients, but it also has a high smoke-point and therefore much safer to cook with than most vegetable oils. That said, as much as I think ghee is great to use in cooking, I don’t believe it should be taken as an isolated dietary supplement. In today’s video I talk about why.


Ready to let go of the sugar and processed food once and for all??!!
Join the NEW 7 Day Whole Food Challenge starting Monday, November 24, 2014! For 7 days you’ll be on a 100% healthy, real food diet! This program is an online program, so once you sign up you’ll immediately receive an ebook with over 75 recipes, program guidelines, sample menus, lists of meal ideas, etc..) and once the program begins you’ll have access to a private online forum for support, and daily education & motivational videos to teach you everything you need to know about eating a healthy, whole food diet. Click Here to sign-up now!

Nov 152014
 

Do you ever feel overwhelmed or anxious from all the diet and health information out there? Here’s some tips and suggestions to get out of the confusion and overwhelm and enjoy your health journey again!

Also, I was recently interviewed by Lindi from Inspiration for Creation—> Click Here to read the interview!


Want to lose weight before the holidays??!!!! Join the next 7 Day Raw Food Challenge7 full days on a 100% raw food diet will definitely kick start a healthy diet, get the weight loss going, and make you feel and look great!! Once you sign-up, you’ll receive an ebook with Recipes, a full Menu Planner and Shopping List. Once the Challenge begins, you’ll have access to the Private Online Forum and Daily Videos specifically made for the 7 Day Raw Food Challenge. Click Here to join now!– The next 7 Day Raw Food Challenge starts Monday, November 17, 2014!!!

Nov 132014
 

Indonesian Shredded Chicken with Chili Garlic Sauce Recipe - www.RadianceCentral.com

In yesterday’s post I showed how to make an Indonesian Spicy Long Bean Salad, and today I’m showing you how to make an Indonesian Shredded Chicken with Chili Garlic Hot Sauce to go with the salad. If you like food that is spicy and bursting with flavor, you’ll love this chicken recipe! This chicken recipe is also very versatile, so you can make it to go with the Indonesian Spicy Long Bean Salad, or you can just have it on it’s own as a snack, with plain rice, on a green salad, or with steamed or sautéed vegetables.

In all my recipes I use my very own Homemade Coconut Oil. I have to say the taste and flavor far surpass anything you would buy from the store, so if you have the time, do make your own as well, Click Here to find out how!

Indonesian Shredded Chicken with Chili Garlic Sauce Recipe2 - www.RadianceCentral.com

 

Indonesian Shredded Chicken with Chili Garlic Sauce Recipe 3- www.RadianceCentral.com

Indonesian Shredded Chicken with Garlic Chili Hot Sauce (Ayam Plecing Sambal Iju) – serves 2-4 people

1 Organic Chicken Breast (boiled, baked, grilled, steamed, or roasted)– can use meat of other parts of the chicken as well.
3 Bird’s Eye Thai Chilis
4 medium cloves of Garlic
1 Kefir Lime (or 1/2 small lime) – juice of
1 tbsp Coconut Oil (or any other mild tasting cold pressed oil)
1/4 tsp Sea Salt

Directions:
1- Cook chicken meat and set aside to cool down to room temperature.
2- With a mortar and pestle, mix & grind down the garlic cloves, chilis, and salt into a smooth paste.
3- Transfer garlic-chili paste to a bowl, add lime juice and oil, and mix thoroughly
4- Shred the cooked chicken meat into small pieces and mix with the garlic chili hot sauce.
5- Serve with the Indonesian Spicy Long Bean Salad and cooked rice.
6- Enjoy!


Need healthy meal ideas and recipes?!! Join the NEW 7 Day Whole Food Challenge starting Monday, November 24, 2014! For 7 days you’ll be on a 100% healthy, real food diet! This program is an online program, so once you sign up you’ll immediately receive an ebook with over 75 recipes, program guidelines, sample menus, lists of meal ideas, etc..) and once the program begins you’ll have access to a private online forum for support, and daily education & motivational videos to teach you everything you need to know about eating a healthy, whole food diet. Click Here to sign-up now!

Nov 122014
 

Indonesian Spicy Long Bean Salad (Lasuq) - www.RadianceCentral.comThis is one of my favourite Indonesian dishes! If you like spicy food, and you like raw salads, you’ll love this! Extremely simple to make, fresh, nutritious, and super filling as well!

I’ve done a video a while ago showing how to make your very own homemade coconut oil. If you’ve made the oil, I would highly recommend using it in this recipe. If you haven’t seen this video or instructions on how to make fresh (and the best tasting) coconut oil, CLICK HERE!

Tomorrow I will be posting a video on how to make an Indonesian Shredded Chicken with Garlic Chili Hot Sauce (Ayam Plecing Sambal Iju), which goes perfectly with this recipe! CLICK HERE for that recipe!

Indonesian Spicy Long Bean Salad (Lasuq)3 - www.RadianceCentral.com

(Fresh long beans can be found at any asian market or store that sells fresh asian produce and ingredients. If you can’t find long beans, you can always substitute it with raw cauliflower)

Indonesian Spicy Long Bean Salad (Lasuq)2 - www.RadianceCentral.com

Indonesian Spicy Long Bean Salad Recipe (Lasuq) (serves 2 people)
1/4 – 1/2 kg Long Beans (chopped in 1/2 – 1 cm pieces or 1/4 inch pieces)  or 1 – 2 large Cauliflowers (cut into tiny florets with stems removed)
5 – 6 Shallots (thinly sliced)
3 – 4 Thai Bird’s Eye Chilis – this is spicy, if you don’t want it so spicy, reduce it to one or half a chilli pepper (thinly sliced)
1 – 2 tbsps Coconut Oil (or any mild tasting cold pressed oil you would use for a salad dressing)
1/4 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
1/4 – 1/2 cup cooked Rice/person

Directions:
1- Combine thinly sliced shallots, chilis, oil and salt in a bowl.
2- Prepare long beans and/or cauliflower, and toss into shallot/chili/oil mixture. Mix well.
3- Serve over freshly made hot rice.
4- Enjoy!!


Want to lose weight before the holidays??!!!! Join the next 7 Day Raw Food Challenge! 7 full days on a 100% raw food diet will definitely kick start a healthy diet, get the weight loss going, and make you feel and look great!! Once you sign-up, you’ll receive an ebook with Recipes, a full Menu Planner and Shopping List. Once the Challenge begins, you’ll have access to the Private Online Forum and Daily Videos specifically made for the 7 Day Raw Food Challenge. Click Here to join now!– The next 7 Day Raw Food Challenge starts Monday, November 17, 2014!!!

Nov 072014
 

How to avoid the winter blues and depression with the foods you eat. In today’s video I talk about what foods to avoid and which ones to be eating more of to have a better, more stable mood.
 

Want to do a gentle cleanse to kick start healthy eating??!!!! Join the next 7 Day Raw Food Challenge– you’ll receive Recipes, a full Menu Planner, Shopping List, access to the Private Online Forum and Daily Videos specifically made for the 7 Day Challenge to walk you through the raw food diet, nutrition and natural health. Click Here to sign-up– the next 7 Day Raw Food Challenge starts Monday, November 17, 2014!!!

Nov 052014
 

In today’s video I talk about who should have breakfast, and who can skip it. I also talk about how your dinner, metabolism, and evening snacking routine affects your morning appetite, and what would be the healthiest eating/meal routine to be on.


Need healthy meal ideas and recipes?!! Join the NEW 7 Day Whole Food Challenge starting Monday, November 24, 2014! For 7 days you’ll be on a 100% healthy, real food diet! This program is an online program, so once you sign up you’ll immediately receive an ebook with over 75 recipes, program guidelines, sample menus, lists of meal ideas, etc..) and once the program begins you’ll have access to a private online forum for support, and daily education & motivational videos to teach you everything you need to know about eating a healthy, whole food diet. Click Here to sign-up now!

Nov 042014
 

Someone asked me what is better for your health and weight – having mini meals 6 times a day or 1-2 large meals a day? In today’s video I go over the pros and cons of both types of eating styles and what I would recommend for those trying to lose weight or gain weight, have digestive issues, and even teeth issues which might be a result of how much you are eating!!
 

Need help to lose weight? Natasha offers personalized diet, health, and lifestyle coaching! To make an appointment or get more information on the Health & Lifestyle Coaching Programs, CLICK HERE!

Nov 032014
 

For those who partied all weekend long, stayed out too late, or had too much Halloween treats, this is the best post-party juice to get you feeling great again! Packed with Vitamin A, C, K, beta carotene, iron, folate, and anti-oxidents, I recommend drinking this immediately!!!

Radiance Central-HangoverGreenJuiceRecipe - www.radiancecentral.com

Natasha’s Cure-All Green Juice Recipe  (makes 2 cups / 500 ml)
2 cups / 500ml Curly Parsley (packed)
1 large Cucumber
1 Red Bell Pepper/Red Capsicum (seeds removed)
1/2 Green Apple
1/4 Lemon (peel removed)

Directions:
Put all ingredients through a juicer and drink immediately.

Want to do a Juice Fast? Join the next 10 Day Juice Fasting Program starting Tuesday, November 4, 2014!!! The program includes menu planners to transition on and off the fast, fasting outline, daily videos specifically made to guide you through the fast (20-40 minutes long each) and an online forum to connect with everyone from around the world doing the juice fast with you! Natasha is on the private Juice Fasting Forum daily answering questions and offering additional support! CLICK HERE to sign-up!

 

Oct 312014
 

Recently I received a message through Radiance Central’s Facebook Page asking me if I ever turned to food for emotional comfort. The person messaging me told me about how she’s moved far from home, she’s a new mom, and the whole change has made her start emotionally eating and even sometimes binge eating. She’s never done this before, in fact she’s a personal trainer and nutritionist. She wrote me because she was wondering if I ever experience this, and is there anything she can do about this.

The answer is yes! And in today’s video I talk about my own experience of emotional eating, and what I did to counter it, and eventually set myself free of it!


Need help to lose weight? Natasha offers personalized diet, health, and lifestyle coaching! To make an appointment or get more information on the Health & Lifestyle Coaching Programs, CLICK HERE!

Oct 302014
 

If your hair is thinning, falling out, breaking very easily, etc., here’s some tips and suggestions on how to figure out what is causing it, and how to take better care of your hair and scalp.

Want to do a Juice Fast? Join the next 10 Day Juice Fasting Program starting Tuesday, November 4, 2014!!! The program includes menu planners to transition on and off the fast, fasting outline, daily videos specifically made to guide you through the fast (20-40 minutes long each) and an online forum to connect with everyone from around the world doing the juice fast with you! Natasha is on the private Juice Fasting Forum daily answering questions and offering additional support! CLICK HERE to sign-up!

Oct 232014
 

Someone recently sent me an email asking me if fat really does make people fat? This person was alarmed by such a statement (and so was I!!). Too many times I hear people make general statements like this one, and it’s completely off base. In today’s video I share my opinion on dietary fat, and which foods that are high in fat you should watch out for, which ones not to worry about, and which foods you should be mindful of the portions.
 

Need help to lose weight? Natasha offers personalized diet, health, and lifestyle coaching! To make an appointment or get more information on the Health & Lifestyle Coaching Programs, CLICK HERE!

Oct 212014
 

Do you feel overwhelmed? Perhaps there are some things you are overlooking!
 

Need help to improve your diet and lose weight? Natasha offers personalized diet, health, and lifestyle coaching! To make an appointment or get more information on the Health & Lifestyle Coaching Programs, CLICK HERE!

Oct 172014
 

Quinoa Lentil Salad Recipe - www.RadianceCentral.com

This is one of the recipes from the NEW 7 Day Whole Food Challenge (next Challenge is starting Monday, October 20th, 2014)!! I have to say, this is one of my favourite salad recipes. Not only is it full of protein, but it’s also super filling, and perfect to take for lunch or when you are on the go! This is definitely a staple in my household!

Quinoa Lentil Salad Recipe - www.RadianceCentral.com

Lentil Quinoa Salad

Salad Ingredients
¾ cup dried Green Lentils (rinsed)
3 cups Water (for cooking lentils)
½ cup dried Quinoa (rinsed)
3 cups Water (for cooking quinoa)
1 large Carrot (finely diced)
¼ Red Onion (finely diced)
1 stalk of Celery (finely diced)
½ Red Bell Pepper/Capsicum (finely diced)
½ Green Bell Pepper/Capsicum (finely diced)
½ English Cucumber (seeds removed, finely diced)
1 Tomato (seeds removed, finely diced)
2 tbsp fresh Parsley (finely chopped)

Dressing Ingredients
1 large Lemon (juice of)
2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
¼ cup Olive Oil
1 clove of Garlic (minced)
½ tsp Salt

Directions:
1- Place rinsed lentils and water in saucepan and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, lower the heat to low, and let it simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes until cooked (the lentils should be firm, not mushy!) Drain lentils and place in a large mixing bowl and allow to cool.
2- Place rinsed quinoa and water in saucepan and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, lower the heat to low, and let it simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes until quinoa is slightly translucent. Drain quinoa and add it to the large mixing bowl with the cooked lentils and allow it to continue cooling.
3- Prepare the remaining salad ingredients and once the quinoa and lentils are cooled down to room temperature, mix all the salad ingredients together with the lentils and quinoa.
4- In a small bowl mix the salad dressing ingredients together and then drizzle over salad and toss.
5- Serve chilled or at room temperature.


Want to get off of sugar, processed food and junk food?!! Join the NEW 7 Day Whole Food Challenge starting next Monday, October 20, 2014! For 7 days you’ll be on a 100% healthy, real food diet! This program is an online program, so once you sign up you’ll immediately receive an ebook with over 75 recipes, program guidelines, sample menus, etc..) and once the program begins you’ll have access to a private online forum for support, and daily education & motivational videos to teach you everything you need to know about eating a healthy, whole food diet. Click Here to sign-up now!