Nutrient rich icy treats – ginger, mint, pomegranate

healthy icy poles

It’s summer here in Australia so one of the staples in my kitchen at this time of year is Icy Poles (or an `ice block’). The kids love these nutrient rich icy treats, thus there have been lots of experiments happening in my kitchen recently. Of course Icy Poles tend not to be a really […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coco-cinnamon protein shake

A couple of days ago I was at home on my own and looking for a quick lunch. You know, something yummy, filling, and most importantly, with very little effort. I went to the cupboard and picked up a can of coconut milk and looked at it…for inspiration. In only seconds the inspiration came, and […]

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 – […]

Lovingearth drinking chocolate

This one is a real treat!! Save it for when you want a nice rich, smooth taste of a yummy hot chocolate. It does have coconut sugar in it, but none of the regular nasties (aka. additives with numbers and un-pronouncable names). For Melbournites, we got ours from Heath Food Thyme at McAdam Square, Croydon […]

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 […]

What’s for lunch? (Thinking outside the box)

Let’s work on the kids lunchbox now. It’s not an easy place to start, is it? Have a look in most kids lunchboxes and there is something in a packet of some sort – much of it processed. Packets are easy to throw in of a morning and you really don’t have to think about […]

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 […]