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Wholesome Lunch Ideas

Simple, fast and mighty tasty looking. #paleo

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Whole 30 Day 23

Well, I’ve gotten this far!  Normally I cave in about now … and I must say I was really tempted yesterday as I made my family mushroom and chicken san choy bau for dinner (not my recipe choice) and while it contained some very lovely paleo ingredients, it also called for kecap manis (sweet soy) […]

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Another Whole 30

Technically, I’m only STARTING another Whole 30, rather than ‘doing’ another one, because I didn’t finish ‘doing’ the last one, nor the one before that, nor the one before that, nor … you get the idea. Why didn’t I finish?  I decided my desire for a quinoa cracker was worth more than my desire to […]

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2013 Blog Review

The WordPress.com helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual stats report for my blog, which I think is kinda cool.  Looks like some more posts on pumpkin frittata and activated buckwheat wouldn’t go unappreciated! Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 8,000 times in 2013. If […]

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The Great Jerky Experiment – Update

I’ve been making jerky on and off for a year now.  I still always worry that it wont turn out properly, and I’ll kill someone because they’ve eaten not-quite-dehydrated-enough ‘raw’ meat.  Mortality count at the time of posting: 0. In one of my earlier posts I hypothesised that maple syrup (or sweetener in general) was […]

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I <3 Mayo

This Whole 30, I subscribed to the Whole30 daily email in an attempt to keep me on track.  There have been some very useful tips and today’s email (Day 17) has some fantastic ideas for what to do with one of my favourite food accessories … home-made olive oil mayonnaise.  I often end up eating […]

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Melting In Melbourne

It’s disgustingly hot at the moment – we’re in the middle of 4 consecutive days over 40C/104F. I’m also in the middle of a Whole 30 challenge.  The hardest part has been resisting sugar laden icy poles and sorbet.  I’ve been making smoothies with frozen banana or pineapple (plus cacao powder, cocoa nibs, coconut cream, […]

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Read Thy Labels! : Whole 30 Final Stretch

I’ve come unstuck again.  This time, I fell over a sausage hurdle.  In my defence, the sausages were not purchased by me, nor cooked by me and I did ask ‘are these gluten free’ and received a ‘yes’ prior to chomping on said sausage.    Then reality hit me as I remembered that my mum (the […]

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Stick Blender of Death

My blender tried to kill me.  At first I didn’t notice anything wrong … I hardly use it as the food processor is always my go-to blend device, but I cracked that while making sunbutter a few weeks ago, and while it still works, it tends to leak liquids all over the bench.  So I’ve […]

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Whole 30 Days 3 – 7

Not only did I survive visiting my parents, but I made it through Week 1!  Yay me!  Quite an achievement given that it took me 3 days to complete Day 1. 😉  My food bill is certainly feeling the effects – for the better!  Many people complain about Paleo being more expensive, but per kg, […]

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