Thursday, January 5, 2017

Honey Soy Sesame Chicken ... from the 14 Day Ketogenic Meal Plan


Recently, I reviewed the 14 Day Ketogenic Meal Plan by Gen Gale. Because of the review, I tested out some of the recipes in the cookbook and this one was a big hit with The Boy. He LOVED it. His words were "I love it when you try a new recipe and nail it!" Of course, it made me very happy that The Boy loved the dish.

Cookbook review: 14 Day Ketogenic Meal Plan by Gen Gale

14 Day Ketogenic Meal Plan by Gen Gale

14 Day Ketogenic Meal Plan by Gen Gale
Purchase link: Amazon

My rating: star star star half

Monday, January 2, 2017

How to prepare zoodles (zucchini noodles) and brief overview of spiralizers


Since we started on the paleo diet (more on that in another post), The Boy and I have been substituting zoodles (zucchini noodles) for pasta instead of eating wheat or even gluten free pasta.

Granted, it doesn't taste like pasta and the texture is different but it's not a bad alternative and we feel much healthier for it. It's lighter for sure and I love that we are getting so much more vegetables in our diet. A favorite dish is a chicken pesto zoodle.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Paleo raspberry breakfast bars


Greetings! Today is the last day of the year and boy, it's a SCORCHER. We've had a bit of a heat wave and temps have been consistently over 40°C+ the last few days. Mostly, we've stayed in with the AC on and it's even been too hot to cook. Dinner has been simple cold salads with whatever I could rummage out of the fridge. Breakfast has been slim pickings too.

I guess The Boy got tired of not having anything yummy for breakfast because he asked for the paleo breakfast bar I like to make for us occasionally. This time he wanted raspberries but really, you can do it with any fruit. We've done it with blueberries too.

It was 42°C outside but for The Boy, I put the AC on and then turned on the oven to make these for him. :-)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cocktail sauce ... with doTerra lemon essential oil


It's been a while since I've done a foodie post, my apologies. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you'll know life has been rather hectic and fraught of late since we had The Boy's father in the hospital for a few times. Fortunately, he is well now and we are home.

And the best part? I've started cooking again.

Okay, this is not much cooking but The Boy really likes a cheese platter with cold meats for a late lunch. It has been our go-to on a hot afternoon (and it's been really hot here!!).

The platter usually consists of a few slices of cheese, some cured meat, either prosciutto or salami, some rock melon and most recently, the addition of freshly cooked and chilled prawns. With the prawns comes a need for a good cocktail sauce and The Boy has not liked the store bought ones, so I've started making my own.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Paleo Brussels sprouts and cauliflower gratin ... in the Thermomix



I was looking for a side dish to accompany a lamb roast a few nights ago and came across a Brussels sprouts gratin recipe in a new cookbook I had recently acquired.

It looked intriguing enough I wanted to give it a shot but decided that since we're being good these days I would convert it into a paleo recipe. Off I went onto the interwebz to scour for a paleo gratin recipe. I found one using cauliflower and converted it into this recipe.

Here's what I ended up doing: (note: This recipe uses the Thermomix but I have also included instructions for those of you who don't use a Thermomix in your cooking).

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Paleo Italian pumpkin and sausage breakfast casserole


The Boy and I have been working on getting healthier. We're going away soon and while away, I'm certain we will be eating a lot of naughty foods so we're being good before the fact. :-)

In an effort to be healthier, we did a big Spring clean of our pantry (so many expired things lurking in the back corners!) and have decided to cut out wheat (going gluten free) and carbs.

We're going gluten free because I've been feeling rather unwell in the morning after a dinner which contains wheat, like pasta of some sort. Cutting out carbs is just a good idea all round.

In our hunt for healthier food recipes, we're dipping our toes into some Paleo recipes and many gluten free ones. In a happy coincidence, Paleo is also gluten free. :-)