Mince meat (or ground beef for my American friends) is one of my favourite meats to cook with. It’s just so easy and versatile. I struggle cooking a steak. Medium rare is great, a little over and it risks going dry and if it’s tough, it’s the worst! But mince, you can play with it, mould it, over cook it, and every time it will come out perfect. It’s the foolproof meat! This weeks dish is a continent away from the traditional European-style mince dishes I normally make. With flavours of Thailand, plenty of fresh vegetables and herbs, combined by a […]
There’s rumors around town that a Vietnamese restaurant is about to open up, which gave me a serious craving for the noodle salads I used to devour when I still lived in Sydney. I don’t often get homesick for the city, but whenever good food is mentioned my heart instantly aches! Sydney’s home to such a vibrant multicultural food heaven and the flavour choices are endless. Ahhh take me back! I conquered this craving/homesickness by revisiting my Vietnamese Chicken Salad recipe I posted a few months back and modified it to create a noodle salad. Don’t you just love a recipe that keeps on […]
I am a massive fan of a little sweet treat after dinner and where my boyfriend doesn’t oblige (TMI?), I reach for a piece of chocolate or a raw dessert. It’s a bad habit, but one I’m in no hurry to break. This soft, fudgy brownie is the perfect ‘little something extra’. It’s nutty, it’s chocolatey, it’s soft and decadent, all while being 100% healthy and super good for you.
Eating a good breakfast to start the day is a simple concept in theory. I’m sure we’ve all had grand plans of waking up a little earlier to prepare a nourishing breakfast, but when the alarm goes off all you want to do is head snooze and grab something quick a little while later. This is where breakfast cereals and toast have risen to becoming a breakfast staple around the world. Unfortunately, both options are generally completely devoid of any nutritional value and pumped full of sugar. Making your own is a far better option as you know exactly what’s […]
Feel like you’re missing out on creamy meals since switching to paleo or a dairy free life? Miss out no more, with this delicious Beef Stroganoff. It’s as good as the original, but without any of the tummy pain. I’ve even included Thermomix & Stove Top instructions to make life even easier for you. I am a big fan of creamy dishes but just can’t do a bowl full of milky food anymore. The pain is just not worth it! You can still make all your favourites though, irrespective of your dietary concerns. Sour cream is so easy to replicate […]
Just because I eat Paleo doesn’t mean I eat meat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Believe it or not, it was only about 2 years ago that I was a vegetarian for quite some time! Eating less meat is a fantastic way to reduce your impact on the environment and gives your digestive system a bit of a break (meat is super hard to break down). If you’re keen to give vegetarianism a try, even just for one night, why not try this delicious Indian eggplant curry. It’s super easy to make but packed with tasty flavour.
Nut milks are a fantastic alternative to cows milk. Cashew milk is mild and creamy so works as an effective replacement for cows milk. The flavour of the milk won’t compete with other ingredients, like your breakfast cereal, so you can enjoy it just about anywhere you would use traditional milk. This recipe is so quick and easy, you’ll never need the store-bought stuff again. I love cashew milk because a) it’s the easiest and fastest to make and b) it’s gentler on my digestion than almond. Unlike other nut milks, you don’t need to strain the cashew milk. Because they’re […]
I’ve been experimenting with Paleo lasagna for a while now, with varying success. Once upon a time lasagna was my favourite meal; with it delicious meaty sauce, tender pasta and creamy white sauce. Eggplant makes a delicious substitute for the pasta layers. Texture and flavour wise, they’re completely different. Just as tasty, but different. The eggplant becomes silky smooth when sandwiched between layers of meat sauce, giving the dish an extra dimension of creaminess.
Fajita generally refers to any grilled meat usually served as a taco or tortilla. So before all you Tex-Mex aficionados start hating on me, no I haven’t grilled the chicken and no, it isn’t being served with tortillas either. But what else do you call delicious meat, marinaded to perfection, served with capsicums and onion? Fajita will have to do for now! Or course if you have a BBQ or grill handy, please do use it. It will be far tastier. But if you’re like me and don’t have access to one, the smoky paprika in the marinade will be […]
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.