Have a healthy Merry Christmas

cucumber finger foods

Well this time tomorrow evening it will be `the night before Christmas’. Most of  the food preparation will have been done, gifts all wrapped, and the kitchen floor mopped. Time to relax with a drink in front of the TV and  watch Carols by Candlelight from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. A long […]

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 […]

Christmas cake – without grains!!!

Christmas cake recipe

We’re down to just fifteen days till Christmas, and as promised in yesterday’s post, (number three in our series of preparing for Christmas) it’s time to do a Christmas cake recipe. Australia is a very multi-cultural nation, and as such I think it is sometimes difficult for us to describe a national Christmas tradition. The […]

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 […]

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, […]

Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Pumpkin pie muffins

With Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow, and American Thanksgiving coming up soon, it’s time to break out all things pumpkin. We have a Canadian living & working with us at the moment so I was looking for something to add to our celebrations….without grains and sugars of course. I tried this recipe this morning and it is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chocolate Bird’s Nests

In Australia we have a strong `no nuts policy’ in most (if not all) childcare centres, kinders/preschools and schools. I had a look around to find something that was similar to what I used to call Bird’s nests. The inspiration for this recipe came from The Paleo Mom. I have tried to come up with […]

Amey’s Berry Cake

I was enjoying some hands on grand-parenting time recently – the girls and I were having a Saturday morning cook up.  Miss Ames (9) decided that she wanted to create her own recipe from scratch. She wanted to make her own special cake and it didn’t take long for her to have written up a […]