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 […]

Delicious jalepanos and bacon

jalapeños and bacon

We all know bacon is delicious and it makes other things delicious. That’s just a fact of the paleo lifestyle right??!! This is another one of those fantastic, bacon wrapped, delicious foods. Last year we planted a couple of jalapeno chilli plants, not really expecting, or getting, a big harvest. But this year they have […]

Caprese Salad looks festive for Christmas

tomato and bocconcini

A caprese salad is a very traditional Italian style that is very versatile, simple, and quick to prepare. It’s perfectly primal (paleo + some dairy) and doesn’t need any modification in order to look `normal’.  We love that at this time of year this salad has a festive look with the bright red, white and […]

Basil pesto and tiny tomatoes

basil pesto recipe

Basil pesto has always been one of those things that I have thought of as a `special occasion’ item; a bit of a treat; and definitely not cheap to buy. Then of course there is the ingredients list in some of the store bought ones. They’re not all `clean’. With the fact that we’re fortunate […]

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 […]

Zucchini Flats – a convenient snack

zucchini and almond flats

Do you sometimes feel like you just want to snack on something crunchy and savoury? Here it is then! Zucchini and almond Flats. Like the label says, they’re `real veg squished into snacks’. Nice tasting, great texture, and conveniently in a package ready to go. There is a whole range of flavours in the product […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

Loving Earth Raw Organic Salad Sprinkle

Loving Earth Raw Organic Salad Sprinkle gives a lift to any salad. It adds a little bit of crunch and subtle flavours, and is full of goodness. Ingredients: kale, chia seeds, Styrian pumpkin seeds, really raw cashews, carrot, olive oil. Himalayan crystal salt, sweet paprika, tomato powder, cayenne pepper, corriander powder. We get ours at […]