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 […]

All things Coconut – a guide to coconut food products

Coconut juice - coconut water

With the growing recognition in Western culture of coconut oil as a healthy fat and the general health benefits of coconut we are seeing a lot about it, especially in health and well-being blogs. Of course all things coconut are very popular in the paleo / primal world. There are so many ways that we […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

PaleOMG’s Buffalo Chicken Mini Meatloaf

PaleOMG’s Buffalo Chicken Mini Meatloaf & Hot Sauce (from Sharon) I saw this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Mini Meatloaf from Juli at PaleOMG and thought I’d give it a go. The recipe calls for Hot Sauce and when I was looking for it (or something that would work) in the shops I was unable to […]

Coconut flour: healthy & easy to use

I’m sure you’ve noticed that many of our recipes contain coconut flour. We’ve chosen to do this because of the health benefits, but it certainly came with its challenges.  If you are someone who is a bit intuitive (aka `creative’) with your recipes, it really will take some time to get used to baking with […]

Apple & Banana Muffins

Apple and banana muffins

For those of you who are looking for a nice baked treat here is a quick & easy muffin. Another great one for the school lunchbox. They freeze well…..but if you leave them on the bench for long they will be gone in a flash!! INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut flour ( or 2 […]

Banana Bread

This is a really nice Banana Bread that is grain free, dairy free, with no added sugar……and totally Paleo. The best part is that it is soooo easy to make and the kids love it. The sweetness in this recipe comes mainly from the ripe banana with the dates and maple syrup adding a little […]

Lunchbox fritattas

Lunchbox frittta recipe

My oldest child (Miss Ames) has an aversion to eggs at the moment in any form but fried. She even sets up the fry pan for me with coconut oil and everything to make it easier for me. I usually do ‘poached’ eggs in the Thermomix for everyone else. So Mum came up with this version […]