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 […]

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 […]

Mango and yogurt icy poles

mango and yogurt icy pole

Here’s another post in our series of Preparing for a healthy, paleo Christmas. It’s just nine days till Christmas – and there’s a lot going on in our household. These past few days have been quite busy for me with our Miss Mac having surgery (tonsil and adenoids). Along with all the usual end of […]

Don’t let unwanted ingredients undermine your paleo Christmas

vegetable oil in nuts

This is the time of year when we really want to be able to have some convenience foods on hand. Or at least be able to run to the shops to pick up the bits and pieces to make food preparation easier. Today in our Preparing for a healthy paleo Christmas series we want to alert […]

Is sun exposure a safe way to get Vitamin D?

The amount of discussion about Vitamin D  in the media over the past two years is more than enough to leave people confused as they try to fit all the pieces together and make appropriate choices for themselves and their families. Is sun exposure safe? Should we use sunscreen? There are many questions. Let’s look […]

Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar Salad, one of those classic salads that really needs a good dressing. I’ve tried so many bought ones in the past, and never been quite satisfied. Recently I have been experimenting with a paleo version. There have been lots of failures – too much garlic, or an overwhelming taste of anchovy, or too thin, […]

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 […]

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 cinnamon cookies – a healthy paleo snack

I recently saw a quote that said. `A cup of tea without a biscuit is a lost opportunity.’ I think that is just a way of saying that there is something nice about relaxing with a cup of tea and a biscuit (aka cookie). Add friends and it’s the perfect mix!!! Anyway, recently I have […]

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, […]