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Spotlight On: Healthy Cooking Time Savers – Cali Press

After a long day at work, crafting a healthy meal may not sound exciting, but realistically, this is when we need quality nutrition the most. Energy levels and stress hormones should be taken care of through a proper, nourishing dinner and the good news is, it doesn’t need to be tricky. So, thanks to Sami Bloom, we have some great tips and tricks to save you time in the kitchen, making sure that by 7pm you aren’t reaching for fast food delivery apps or just settling for toast.

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Recipe: Ultimate Corn Fritters – Cali Press

Not only are these golden guys crunchy and sweet but they’re simply bursting with colour, flavour and the promise of better health! We think Corn Fritters are the absolute perfect way to start or finish your day and our friend Martyna Angell of the Wholesome Cook has proven these gluten-free and dairy-free versions are a total a hit for anyone with allergies or intolerances. So if you’re down for healthy but not willing to skip out on the tasty, this recipe is an absolute breeze to make and a total delight to eat.

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Top 3: Healthy But Delicious Breakfast Options – Cali Press

We all lead extremely busy lives and for so many health reasons, breakfast is one of the most important meals of our day. However, brekky can become particularly tricky if you’re trying to be healthy and /or cutting back on sugar, wheat and dairy etc. So when it comes to finding healthy (but still very delicious) brekky substitutes, we decided to put our heads together and compile a summarised list (because we all love a summary) of the breakfasts we should consistently eat to give us loads of energy, help us keep a balanced diet and enable us to feel strong and ready to take on the day, every day…

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Halloween Special: Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie – Cali Press

October has crept up on us and that means Halloween has too! Here at Cali, we know that usually means knock ‘n’ run and a lot of sugar… for the kids at least! So we thought it would be a cool idea to test out a pumpkin pie smoothie recipe by Honestly Nourished to see if it could curb that sweet tooth craving while keeping the Halloween spirit alive.

Well peeps, the verdict is in and we’re happy to announce it’s simply delicious! Since we loved it so much, Cali will be offering our own take on the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for a limited time across all cafes as of this Saturday! But just in case you can’t make it in to grab one, we’ve popped the recipe down below. Enjoy!

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Recipe: The Ultimate Veggie Burger – Cali Press

Out of all the meal options available to us, here at Cali we think there are few that make mouths water more than a delicious, juicy burger. Whether it’s a sweet little slider or a beast with the lot, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love a good burger. At Cali, we also love our veggies – like a lot! So when we were asked if we thought we could find a veggie burger that didn’t make us feel like we were missing out on the meat, we jumped at the challenge! And, lo and behold, we found it!… “The Beet Burger”, discovered over at one of our favourite foodie blogs “Green Kitchen Stories”. So here’s the recipe for Cali’s recommendation for the ultimate kind of guilt free veggie burger.

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Recipe: Raw Vegan Chocolate Molten Lava Cake – Cali Press

Holy cow! If you like chocolate, you’ll love this recipe thanks to This Rawsome Vegan Life.

Imagine a mega awesome, super chocolate party in your mouth that results in an excellent, ethereal sense of wellbeing… this recipe is it. Don’t worry if that sounds too intense – you can handle it. You’re stronger than you think… Like an ant lifting 5,000 times it’s body weight.

This recipe uses the secret ingredient of cacao butter instead of coconut oil for the liquid centre and we love it! The cacao plant gives us endless delicious food options, with a host of nutritional benefits… just listen to this guy rave about the godly benefits and you’ll be a chocoholic for life!

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Mac ‘n’ Tease: The yummiest and healthiest recipe ever

So, what makes this My New Roots mac ‘n’ tease recipe so good? It’s vegan! Not one speck of cheese or milk or butter or cream in sight. Nope. Instead the delectable sauce is a winning combination of roasted butternut squash, garlic, creamy butter beans, and cheesy nutritional yeast. Although not exactly like the cheese sauce of yore, it is still completely smooth, creamy, rich, and deeply satisfying when combined with fat noodles and the most amazing non-breadcrumb-topping made out of sunflower seeds. That’s right.

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SOUP-A-LOOP: The Perfect Red Curry and Lemongrass Winter Soup Recipe

Now this is certainly a warm and spicy soup for the soul which is perfect for winter. We’re big fans of the blog Love and Lemons authored by Austin based husband and wife Jeanie and Jack who often complete their delectable recipes with a squeeze of lemon (hence the name). Their recipes are mostly vegetarian (although they aren’t entirely themselves) and their cookbook ‘The Love and Lemons’ was released at the end of March.

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Cali Super-Flu Fighter Cleanse

With winter well and truly setting in here in Sydney; it’s time we all start taking extra care of ourselves to ensure we aren’t fighting the flu for any longer than we have to. In order to help you through these chilly winter months, we have designed a specific cleanse to build and support your immune system. Whether you use it as a preventive measure, as a supporting supplement or as a recovery tonic, the Super-Flu Fighter has what you need to support your health this winter.

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