Tuesday, April 28, 2015

RachelBies Nutrition Update: CLASSES, EVENTS & MORE!

Happy Spring Darlings! 

Fresh flowers on the patio!

(Unless you still have snow & for that I'm sorry!)

We have had a very busy few months at RachelBies Nutrition and wanted to update the locals (and not so locals - Thanks US & Europe!) what we have planned.

Spring 2015: 

A day in the life of a Private Chef!

RBN Food is expanding our markets & offerings: Private chef (food prep & classes) & Customized Food Delivery are still our top sellers BUT also getting ready to increase RBN Power Bites & Soup Line.  Also offering a #brownbag lunch option too!


May: Baking Classes featuring yours truly & Rachael Hunt of GFTO.  at Le Dolci (One of the best Venues for Treats & Classes) beginning May 16th (three part series)!

Summer 2015:
NEW SERIES: Chef meets Culinary Nutritionist: Highlighting our favourite chefs and restaurants all over Toronto.  We'll either be cooking alongside them OR doing a friendly culinary battle.  

**Menu & Nutrition consulting for Restaurants available too.

Battle Material?  Hmmmm

***SNEAK PEAK: We're also Launching a JUICE BAR Collaboration with our dear friends at Fonda Lola! Details coming soon.  Look to our Twitter accounts!

Upcoming Blogs & Recipe Developments Include: Olive That, Green Living, HOW TO: Series - Continues, Cheese Fest & OysterFest Montreal Event coverages too!

For more info or contact email me: RachelBies Nutrition OR head on over to our new RBN Website !

Lots of love
rbn xox

Ooooh yeah and we went to CUBA for a quick getaway & dreaming of beach life still...

Le sigh.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Alokozay Tea - Recipe Development: Strawberry Tea & Fresh Basil Scones!

As you know WE love recipe development & we're pretty sweet on tea too - so what better than working with Alokozay Tea Canada to create a fresh & spring like recipe for all you lovely people!

Oh yes another love of mine - online shopping.  You should also know that not only is Alokozay available at Metro (International Food Section), Food Basics, Adonis and Bulk Barn across Canada BUT is also available online.  I chose online because I love the convenience & don't always have time to shop.  It was no-stress and came within two days of me ordering - I suggest you try it http://www.shopalokozay.com/! They have a great variety of green, black and flavoured teas - all natural & #nutritionist approved.

SO after all this shopping - What did I come up with?  
A lovely scone recipe that takes "High Tea" to another level.  Simple to make and we tried to skim some off the excess ingredients to keep it whole & delicious.. 

Alokozay Strawberry Tea & Fresh Basil Scones

 (Yields: 1 large scone OR 8 mini scones)

Sift. Sift. Sift.

AP, Almond & Rice Flours ready to ROCK!

Alokozay Strawberry Tea - Looking good!

Ready to bake - 400/12 minutes
What you'll need:

1 c gluten-free flour (Bob's Red Mill)
1/4 plus 1 tsp white rice flour (brown is too dense)
1/4 c almond flour
2 tsp baking powder (aluminum free)
1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
60 ml cream or coconut cream
125 ml almond/cow/coconut milk
1 handful fresh basil, chiffonade  
2 cracks of fresh black pepper
Butter - to brush top.

What to do:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Sift all flours & dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.  Make a little well in the middle for wet ingredients.  Add wet ingredients slowly and incorporate enough - try not to over mix.  Lightly dust counter with AP flour.  Roll out batter into a giant scone (my favourite) or roll out and cut into 8 personal scones.  Brush with butter.  Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve with butter, yogurt, fresh berries or preserves.  Not too sweet - not too savoury!

I wish YOU were here!  You'll have to test them out yourselves! 

Proper tea time with finished product - Thanks Natalie for being my "taster"!

As a bonus Alokozay has been generous enough to offer RBN & Thehealthybies  readers $1.00 off your next purchase!!

To redeem yours Click HERE!!

Thanks to Alokozay & Aimee from Branding & Buzzing!

Make sure to tag & Tweet ME with your scone pictures!

rbn xo