The art (& fun) of food drying

dried fruit

Summer! The time of harvest for so many beautiful fruits. And traditionally, the time for preserving fruit and vegetables for use over the colder months. Every time I go to the Farmer’s Market lately I am inspired by the abundant array of luscious fruit and veggies. Really……it’s hard to resist a tray of huge, golden mangoes!!! When […]

Apricot balls – a healthy treat

Apricot balls recipe

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post in our Preparing for a healthy, paleo Christmas series, our son Paul’s favourite treat is apricot balls. My Mum used to have a bowl of these on the table every Christmas, just for him. Sometimes they were the bought variety. Other times they were a home-made recipe with sweetened […]

Coconut Energisers – experimenting with flavours

Coconut energisers have quickly become a popular item in our households. The kids love them as a filling, healthy treat. Pa loves them as an mid afternoon (or mid anytime) energy boosting snack. And lots of people who come to our house sneak into the fridge to find one. So we have been experimenting with […]

Apple Coconut Pudding

This Apple Coconut Pudding is another yummy coconut creation. It’s so simple and is packed with good fats and wonderful flavour. Ingredients: 1 can full-fat coconut cream or milk (look for one with as few ingredients as possible – we use Ayam Premium Coconut Cream) 2 apples – peeled and chopped (any kind of fresh, […]

Jai’s awesome muffins

I’m always on the lookout for paleo / primal goodies for hubby and grandchildren to pack in lunch boxes. In my looking around yesterday I found these great muffins on the Facebook page of Eat. Sleep. Move.  They’re called Jai’s Awesome Muffins. I wanted to change the name but couldn’t think of one, so left […]

Coconut energisers

Two weeks after we decided to adopt a paleo lifestyle we got a Thermomix. The connection? In this case the connection is to coconut butter. What is it….apart from yummy? Coconut butter that is made from dried coconut flesh – the desiccated coconut we get in the supermarket and use in baking. I had probably […]

Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini muffins

One of my fondest memories of life on the farm is that of the abundant harvest of fresh vegetables we always had in the summer. There was always the problem of what to do with a bucket (10 litre / 2 gallon) of `the vegetable of the day’. Tomatoes were easy and always popular – […]

Teaching kids to use the school canteen wisely

One of the challenges with the kids at school for hours each day is that there is less control over what they eat, and school is not a primal lifestyle friendly environment. I (Sharon) thought I’d share with you some of the challenges and the approach I have taken to them. We had only really […]

Tacos – without the grains

This is a great, grain free, gluten free recipe for young and old. You can make it up ahead of time and freeze or made up earlier on in the day for that nights dinner. Serve it in lettuce cups with all the trimmings. If you’re not dairy free, top it off with a bit […]

Chunky Monkey Muffins

Chunky Monkey muffins

In the early stages of our change to paleo / primal eating my hubby wanted `something’ to snack on mid afternoon. the deal was that it didn’t spike his blood sugar levels. He was asking for some of those `healthy’ muffins I used to make…..the ones with `healthy whole wheat’!  I (Judith) don’t know where […]