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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.