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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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Apple Maple Espresso Glaze

I definitely have to try this!

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Ras el Chipotle Meatballs

It’s been a looong time since I last made meatballs.  I remember them being a bit fiddly, so I usually just end up making a bolognaise-type sauce with mince instead.  Fortunately, I decided to give them another go, and it turns out they can be quite easy and worth the little bit of extra effort.

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Activated Buckwheat Bircher

Buckwheat is one of those contested Paleo items.  Some love it.  Some love to hate it.  It’s not a grain; it’s a seed, and while it contains no gluten, it does contain phytic acid which means that like other seeds (and nuts and legumes) it should be properly soaked or sprouted before consumption.  Unlike most […]

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Corned Beef

My mum used to make corned beef for us all the time when we were kids; probably because it’s super easy to make for dinner and the leftover cold cuts are superb.  I made this recipe for friends on New Years Eve and everyone loved it. 

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Cabbage and Broccoli ‘Slaw

I’m trying to increase my intake of sulphurous vegetables upon the advice of Dr Terry Wahls (excellent TEDx talk here).  Terry has Multiple Sclerosis and is an advocate of Paleo, but with a greater emphasis on eating lots of non-starchy vegetables – at least 9 cups per day (6+ if you’re a girl) – comprising […]

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Dont Drink The Little Cauliflowers

First Lesson of the Week: winging it when doing DIY fermented milk probably won’t kill you but success can be more readily assured if you do your homework first.  I’ve been making what I thought was Kefir for the past 3 weeks.

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Chicken Adobo

I love recipes that require only a few good quality ingredients to taste spectacular.  This is a really fast easy way of doing what is traditionally a simple but slower to prepare dish;  ‘Adobo‘ according to my quick Wiki search means ‘marinade’ but this version (which I adapted from a Sunday Life (The Age on […]

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Cheat’s Mushroom Risotto

The ‘cheat’ part of this recipe refers to two things: it’s risotto made in a rice cooker and it was part of this week’s cheat/binge day festivities.  I’ve been using this one day of the week to make the most of high carb treats (i.e. cookie dough, sago pudding) and one of my fav carb […]

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Holy Mole Frijoles Negros

One of the lovely spices I picked up last weekend is whole dried chipotle chilli.  The rating on the pack advises a hotness of 6/10.  10 must be rip roaring hot, cause this 6 will definitely put hairs on your chest.  Chipotle chilli is excellent in tomato based dishes, and I’ve tweaked my Black Bean […]

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