Thursday, January 5, 2017
Monday, January 2, 2017
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
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
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
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
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. :-)