Pear Cupcakes

These delicious little cupcakes are the perfect snack if you’re craving something sweet minus the overload of calories.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes

Makes 12

1 cup mashed pear
1 cup coconut sugar
125g butter
2 eggs
1 and ¾ cups spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarb soda
4 tbsp milk

1) Preheat oven to 180 degrees and prepare 12 cupcake cases
2) Sift together spelt flour and baking powder
3) Mix milk and biacrb together
4) Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar
5) Add 1 egg at a time mixing well
6) Mix in mashed pear
7) With a wooden spoon, fold in spelt flour and milk alternately
8) Divide mixture evenly into cupcake cases
9) Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
10) Allow to cool then serve.

Posted on August 31, 2017

Kahuna Bodywork

When you come to Eden why not indulge in a Kahuna massage which is a very special experience.

The actual philosophy of Kahuna is based on the Hawaiian Huna life philosophy of love and well being. The native Hawaiians perfected the use of massage with potentized natural life forces to communicate directly with the innermost intelligence and power of Body, Mind and Spirit for extraordinary healing. The Hawaiian perspective recognizes that states of tension and disharmony are the universal cause of distress and ultimately illness. Tension interferes with the free flow of life force energy and the unstoppable natural happiness, health, fulfilling relationships and success that are our birthright.

The amazing power of this delightful yet dynamic bodywork lies in the magnitude and alignment of unconditional loving energy generated by both practitioner and client. This evokes a comprehensive expansion of perceptions, feelings, and awareness that extends into all areas of life. As a result, life-inhibiting tensions melt away effortlessly into life-affirming reassurance, motivation, gratitude and pleasure.

Hawaiian Ka Huna Massage is indeed a unique, flowing and vibrant all body massage. Profoundly relaxing – it regenerates vitality, releases tensions, clarifies mind and emotions, restores body awareness and self acceptance. Receiving this massage awakens the loving Presence of Life within and it is a beautiful, nurturing, inspiring and oftentimes transformational experience.

A truly spiritual journey.

Posted on July 12, 2017

Tomato & Mushroom Breakfast Burrito

Nothing beats a warm, hearty breakfast during the colder months. This breakfast burrito is packed with protein and is great way to fuel your body for the day ahead!

2 cups chopped mushrooms
2 cups chopped tomatoes
2 eggs
1 handful of chopped basil
Celtic sea salt to season
Cracked pepper to season
A dash of balsamic vinegar
Feta cheese
Wholemeal burrito wraps
Ghee for frying

In a fry pan sauté mushrooms, tomato, basil, sea salt and pepper.

Once the mushrooms are soft remove from pan and set aside.

Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk with a fork until combined.

Pour egg mixture into a hot fry pan and cook until scrambled.

Combine all cooked ingredients with vinegar and spoon mixture onto a burrito wrap.

Crumble the feta cheese on top.

Bake in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.


Posted on July 6, 2017

Lime & Maple Macadamia Nuts

Macadamias are indigenous to Australia and are packed full of nutrition. They’re high in protein, minerals and contain a high amount of ‘good fats’ which are responsible for lowering the risk of disease. Here is a delicious recipe using macadamia nuts that is sure to please everyone at your next dinner party!

Prep time: 30 minutes
Serves 8

240 grams of Macadamia nuts
1 lime juiced
1/2 tsp of lime zest
1 tbsp of maple syrup
A pinch Himalayan salt or Celtic salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together
Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degrees (c) for about half an hour.
Remove and sprinkle with salt to taste.

Posted on June 20, 2017

Citrus Fruits

Here at Eden Health Retreat our beautiful citrus trees are in full bloom with lemons, mandarins and oranges. Citrus fruits are full of health benefits. Here’s a few we’ve listed below.

Source of vitamin C: Citrus fruits are high in vitamin C which is important in maintaining immunity and healthy skin.

Low in Calories: For those looking to lose weight or are cautious of their calorie intake. The water and fibre contents in citrus fruit assist in helping you feel fuller for longer.

Heart Health: Citrus fruits may assist in boosting heart health and lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Fibre: Citrus fruits are a great source of fibre which is important in maintaining a healthy digestive system. They’re particularly high in soluble fibre which is responsible for lowering cholesterol levels.

Posted on June 16, 2017

Feijoa Vitamin C Mocktail

The Feijoa is a humble little fruit with some incredible health benefits! They’re rich in minerals, are packed with vitamins, can assist cardiovascular health and help you lose weight just to name a few. Our talented chefs have come up with this easy mocktail recipe which is the perfect way to enjoy this tasty, nutritious fruit!

Ingredients (serves 2):
2 Feijoa
2 dates
1 large frozen mango cheek
200 mls coconut water
50 mls coconut cream

Blend all ingredients together, serve in a wine glass and garnish with a Feijoa slice.


Posted on May 24, 2017