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Berry-licious Chia Pudding

I seriously love chia seeds. They’re super nutritious and lend well to so many delicious dishes. They make great puddings because those teeny tiny seeds absorb up to 12x their weight in water, swelling out and creating a wonderful gelatinous texture. Chia puddings are comparable to sago puddings in texture (without the starch). You can add pretty much any flavours you like to them and end up with something edible. This recipe is so simple but tastes amazing. It’s perfect for breakfast or a mid-day snack. Child-Approved Recipe My 7MO loves chia puddings too and they provide a healthy alternative […]

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Paleo Sour ‘Cream’

When learning I was lactose intolerant I wasn’t really fussed by having to give up milk, I liked it and all but figured there’s plenty of more nutritious alternatives. However giving up delicious dairy products like cream and ice-cream has been a massive struggle for me. My tastebuds say yes, but my gut says no. Rather than give up on creamy deliciousness, I’ve been researching and experimenting to find acceptable dairy free substitutes. This sour cream recipe has been a godsend for me. It’s really tasty and substitutes amazingly well across a variety of recipes. You can use it raw, […]


Raw Carrot Cake with Cream ‘Cheese’ Icing

Carrot cake with thick, cream cheese icing was always one of my favourite cakes. Carrot completely changes the texture of a traditional cake and makes it something so much more. What I love about carrot cake is down to three things: carrots providing the awesome texture, warming spices and tangy cream cheese icing. Since having to give up gluten I haven’t been able to enjoy this old favourite. That was, until I tried a raw carrot cake at my local health food cafe. Now I can have my cake and eat it too! I’ve scoured the Internet and experimented to […]

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Mango & Coconut Chia Puddings 

Chia puddings are one of the easiest meals you can make. They’re perfect for breakfast as they contain a tonne of long lasting nutrition and energy, but can be eaten at any time of the day or night as a tasty snack. I’ve still got a tonne of mangoes in my freezer from summer so I’m using them to make Mango & Coconut Chia Puddings. Recipes are simply formulas, proving an instructional guide but 100% changeable. Once you have a good one, you can modify and adapt based on your original formula to create new. So this recipe is simply a […]


Chicken Tikka Masala (Paleo)

Paleo Chicken Tikka Masala is always a winner, especially now the weather is cooling down. Whilst the flavours are complex and delicious, it’s surprisingly easy to make. It’s also suitable for fussy eaters as it’s dairy and gluten free and jam packed with flavour. You know how curries are always better the next day? Well for this recipe we make it in the slow cooker, so it will taste amazing from day 1.   Curries are one of my favourite dishes, as you might have noticed. Why do I love them so much? They’re always super tasty but pretty easy to make. […]

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Paleo Swedish Meatballs with Creamy Gravy

Paleo-compliant, Swedish Meatballs in a bed of creamy gravy. My partners turn to shop this week, so what have I got to cook with? Mince, chicken thighs and more mince. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on you taste) he has quite simple tastes when it comes to protein. It’s boneless chicken or mince. Both are great I will admit, but it’s hard to come up with something creative every night using virtually the same ingredients. I’ve been on a mission lately to find paleo mince recipes that don’t involved tomatoes. Last week I got Thai-inspired with Sticky Mince Stir Fry and this […]


How to make Coconut Yoghurt

This is my simple “how to” guide to have you making your very own coconut yoghurt. I’ve got stove top and Thermomix instructions to make things even easier. This recipe’s paleo, which means dairy and grain free. Plus, it’s also vegan. Everyone wins! We know yoghurt is good for us. It’s packed full of live bacteria, the kind that heals our gut and strengthens our immune system. But you want to take dairy out of your diet, then you see the price of coconut yoghurt. Surely I’m not the only one who balks at paying more than $20 for 700g […]

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Thai Sticky Mince Stir Fry (Paleo)

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 […]


Super Soft, Fudge Brownies (Raw & Paleo)

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. 

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Why you should be drinking Cold Brew Coffee

Coffee contains many phytochemicals, antioxidants and other nutrients that research has shown as beneficial to our bodies (that being said, if you can quit the habit you’ll probably be better off for it). If you’re an addict like me, you will appreciate that there are some benefits to that delicious nectar of the gods. But unfortunately, drinking coffee can sometimes cause acid reflux or similar issues.  Luckily, some research has shown you can still have your daily coffee(s) if you brew it cold. Coffee brewed hot is far more acidic than cold-brewed. As such, cold brew has a sweeter taste […]