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 […]

Ranch Dressing mix – home made – no additives!!

One of the things I really love in the summer is a nice Ranch Dressing. Not the ones you buy in a bottle here in Australia, but the popular American brand, Hidden Valley. It’s a dry mix you buy in a packet and add to the liquid ingredients of your choosing to make the addictive, […]

Coconut sugar chocolate icing mix

With the many birthdays and other special occasions associated with four little girls at school and kinder, I really wanted to have something that seemed a bit `normal’ for them to take for these times. The muffins were’t the problem, it was all that processed white sugar on the top! I wanted a substitute that […]

Some challenges with kids & paleo lifestyle

There are always new challenges that arise with our four kids and living paleo. A couple of weeks ago we had the first real test of our resolve to  ‘taking it further’ with the paleo lifestyle. There were two out of the routine events in the one day, both of which provided some challenges. Challenge No. […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake – a Thanksgiving treat

It’s that time of year….Halloween, Thanksgiving….time for all things pumpkin. At least on the north American continent! It’s time to pull out some great pumpkin treat recipes for the celebrations. Here we have a nice, easy baked pumpkin cheesecake. Make it a couple of days ahead as it is nicer when it has had time […]

Chocolate `mousse’ pudding

Chocolate mousse pudding

This is one for those times when you want something really yummy, really filling, and that looks and feels truly decadent. Chocolate `mousse’ pudding Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados 1 ripe banana 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder (I like to use a nice raw cocoa – not as bitter as `supermarket’ brands) 1/4 cup coconut sugar 1/4 […]