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12 Reasons to Eat Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries. Today, they draw the interest of many people for their health benefits and uses in cooking. It turns out chia seeds are a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants. 1. Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories Adding just two tablespoons of chia seeds to your daily diet will give you approximately seven grams of fibre, four grams of protein, 205 milligrams of calcium, and a whopping five grams of omega-3. 2. Chia Seeds Are Loaded With Antioxidants Chia seeds are rich […]

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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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Paleo Beef Stroganoff

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 […]


Better skin in 28 days

The epidermis or surface layer of the skin is renewed every 28 days. Unfortunately that means patience is required when trialling any new product! But with this 28 day window, it gives us the opportunity to look better in only a month or so. So how is this achieved?

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Brinjal (Eggplant) Curry

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.


Eggplant Lasagna

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.

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Cheats Chicken Fajitas

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 […]


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.

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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.