Monthly Archives: December 2014


Meditation for a Happier and Healthier Life

No doubt you’ve heard everyone talking about meditation, it seems so in vogue at the moment. Why has it become such a craze? Did you know it makes you smarter, healthier and happier? Learn more about why meditation is so beneficial and follow my simple, 5 step guide to get you started. It’s time you begun! Mediation is one of the most influential teachings of Buddhism and has filtered into popular culture as well as modern psychotherapy. Whether your Buddhist, Christain, New Age or atheist, you can benefit from meditation. And psychologists agree that quite aside from any spiritual connotations, […]

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Fig & Chocolate Paleo Rum Balls

Why share one paleo rum ball recipe when I can share two? Christmas is the time to be generous after all! These ones are completely different to my last post. They’re comparable to a classic bliss ball, whereas the last recipe was more like a truffle. Figs, nuts and chocolate are all such classic Christmas flavours, and this is one treat you wont have to miss out on. Suitable for vegans, paleo, rawtarians, dairy and gluten free eaters.

paleo fig chocolate rum balls

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Paleo Lamb Curry

A hearty, warming Paleo Lamb Curry – cook on stove top or follow my Thermomix instructions With the temperature heating up here we’ve moved away from eating such warming dishes, but every now and again I’ll get a craving and make a big batch up. Sometimes a salad just won’t cut it but this Lamb Curry hits the spot every time. It packs a nutritional punch too with the turmeric, fennel and many of the garam masala spices.


Paleo Chicken Schnitzel

Just because you’ve gone grain free doesn’t mean you have to give up life’s deliciousness. Making a few modifications to your favourite meals will ensure you can continue to enjoy all the flavours you love. For this paleo-take on a schnitzel, I’ve used almond meal to give the breadcrumb coating. I used chicken, but you could swap the meat for veal if you prefer.

chicken schnitzel

An Interview with Doreen Virtue

In this interview Doreen Virtue covers a few topics, including manifesting and listening to and following through with divine guidance. She talks from her own experiences, making each message easy to apply to your own life. For me, her discussion on divine guidance was a much needed message.

For about a year there’s been a little voice in my head telling me to start a blog. For about a year there’s also been another voice saying “yea right”.
One day, perhaps in a moment of weakness for my ego, I finally did it. Do I still have that second voice in my head every week telling me to delete it? You bet I do!

As much as it terrifies me having this blog, I need to trust that there’s a reason this idea was put in my head.

How can you tell the difference between divine guidance and your ego? Doreen discusses that too. Basically though, divine guidance is in the third person, “this is what you need to do” or “you can do this”, compared to the ego which is first person, “I can’t do this. I’m going to fail”.

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Chocolate-orange “Jaffa” Rum Balls

These Jaffa Rum Balls are incredible! More like a naughty truffle than a traditional ball. The chocolate orange flavour is brought to the next level intensity with the addition of rum. I’m salivating as I write this! Lucky I still have a few left in the fridge…


beef black bean chilli

Beef & Black Bean Chilli Recipe

My partner loves Mexican food so at least once a week I need to make a Mexican-inspired dish (this is on top of his weekly visits to the local Mexican restaurant). If it were up to him, we would be eating tacos every night! I’m happy to oblige because aside from the corn, Mexican food is pretty close to being paleo and also can be super healthy. This Beef & Black Bean Chilli recipe is super versatile, you can eat it as is, or serve it with tacos or on a baked sweet potato. As I’ve mentioned earlier, I’m an […]


Spirituality Matters

It was never my desire to get spiritual. That stuff is for whacked out hippies, which I am definitely not. Don’t get me wrong, I do like some alternative stuff. I’m all for eating quinoa and kale with a side of activated almonds, washed down by a glass of coconut milk kefir… However,┬áspirituality was definitely not for me. After all, I am a very conservative, well-educated professional. Oh how life likes to tease us!