Gado Gado

gado gado spring recipe chef cynthia louise

Gado Gado

Ingredients for The I Can’t Believe It Is Not Peanut! Satay Sauce

1/2 cup of almond butter

2 tbsp of sesame oil

2 tbsp of grated fresh ginger

1/a garlic clove

1/tsp of cayenne pepper

3 tbsp of tamari

1/2 cup of water


Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add more ginger, soy and cayenne if you want a stronger flavour.

Ingredients for Gado Gado

4 Eggs boiled and cut into quarters

300 grams of mung bean shoots

1 bunch of fresh coriander, chopped roughly

1 bunch of thai basil, leaves removed

1 long red chilli, finely chopped

1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces

1/2 bunch of broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 carrot, cut into large sticks

1 zucchini, cut into large sticks

4 potatoes, cut into wedges


Steam your potatoes until cooked, but not too soft. Remove and set aside. Steam your wong bok, carrot, zucchini, cauliflower and broccoli until andante. Remove and place with potatoes. Then add the rest of the ingredients to the same bowl and season with salt and pepper. Place on a platter and drizzle your “I can’t believe it’s not peanut” satay sauce over the top and serve.



Cynthia Louise

“I believe that the mind is the start of optimal health.”
– Chef Cynthia Louise

Chef Cynthia Louise completed her formal culinary training at a leading health retreat on the Gold Coast hinterland.  Since then, she has focused her work on whole foods—food that is grown, harvested, cooked, and eaten as nature intended with low human interference—and how they affect the functioning of all our organs from the inside, out.

She found her calling: to inspire and educate people to create simple dishes that become the building blocks for optimal health. Along the way, Chef Cynthia has worked alongside many health practitioners to assist people dealing with weight loss, allergies and cancer in building a stronger body through the foods they consume.  Her versatility has seen her working along side high performance athletes, professional dancers, models, house wives and personal trainers.

Her true passion lies in the act of helping people create stress-free, simple dishes that taste wonderful but also serve the whole body. Chef Cynthia Louise has excelled in the area of facilitating creativity in the humblest of kitchens around the world.  She offers valuable instruction—not only in how to eat better but also how to shop for and prepare simple meals that offer high substance, without participating in what has become global epidemics due to unhealthy lifestyles and diets.

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