Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

I ❤ to lift weights, heavy weights.  The only cardio I do is to lift weights faster! A lot of the nutrition research I do revolves around how to eat to fuel your workout – when’s the best time and what’s the best way to eat carbs, protein, fats for maximum bang for your buck … Continue reading

Coconut Watermelon Granita & a Giveaway

Let’s play a word association game. I say “TV chef”, you say??? Jamie Oliver. Err’day. I went through a phase where I’d have BBC cooking channel running all day. Didn’t matter who was on – Delia, Nigella, Rick, but the minute Jamie came on, that was it. Game over, it’s tv time! My favourite series … Continue reading

Pink Lemonade & a Giveaway!

My lovely husband is outnumbered. We have 2 very girly daughters, even our puppy is a girl, that’s 4 to 1. Everything in our house is pink! Gender-biased much? Yes… and I do realise I chose to call my blog “Hot Pink Chilli” – I succumbed to ALL THE PINK! So has this lemonade – which goes down like a home-sick mole … Continue reading

Dairy Free Custard

It’s a bit rainy and chilly here on the ‘Unshine Coast’  today so what better way to warm up than with some afternoon custard?! This is one of those embarrassingly easy recipes which makes me feel like a bit of a fraud since all I did was swap ingredients out from the “Every Day Cookbook” … Continue reading


Green is the new black. If you’ve ever sculled a glass of super refreshing, ice-cold green juice you would have to agree, no?! My green ambitions began brewing months ago,  but my juices have always resembled the rainbow. Rainbows are beautiful and undoubtedly nutritious but I knew I needed to go green! Riding the wave … Continue reading

Protein Colada

Ask anyone who knows me what my idea of a perfect holiday is, and my answer is the same… verbatim… everytime: “Stick me under a palm tree for 2 weeks with a Pina Colada in my hand and I am happy!” Our honeymoon was 10 days in an unbelievably romantic loveshack perched on a hillside … Continue reading

Chilli, Chocolate and Cinnamon!

You know those fancy chocolatiers who make their hot chocolate so thick you almost need to eat it with a spoon? Introducing… Seatonfire (♥ the name!) At first what caught my eye when browsing the shelves of my favourite gourmet food distributor was the ‘Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free’ label. I looked a little closer… CHOCOLATE! Not … Continue reading

Raw Choccy Milkshake

Chocolate? – check. Yummy? – check. Healthy? – CHECK! To look at, this milkshake resembles something you would buy at the corner store and then feel guilty about drinking later on. Check out the ingredients! It will surely surprise you of it’s healthiness at your first gulp.  Tastes like naughtiness in a cup, but is so full … Continue reading