Category Archives for Side Dishes

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

French Lentil and Carrot Salad

One of my chosen legume/veg combos for this week’s slow-carb/4 Hour Body meals is French Lentil and Carrot Salad.  I thought a basic lentil and carrot salad might be a bit boring, especially without the addition of any sweeteners, so I jazzed up the lentils with spices and ‘ta da!’ they taste great. 🙂  The […]

Continue Reading

Kale, Broccoli and Cannellini Bean Salad

I took two of the foundation ingredients from my kale and broccoli ‘slaw and converted it into something quite different but still very tasty. This recipe is part of my slow-carb experiment.  Mr Ferriss advises one to use a good dose of cinnamon on pretty much everything (see The 4 Hour Body), so I thought […]

Continue Reading

Black Bean + Tomato Stew/Salsa

Like most of the recipes I like to make often, this one is seriously straight forward and rather tasty.  It is magnificent with fried eggs, a sprinkling of coriander and a little avocado on the side.  I was envisioning something akin to ‘huevos rancheros’ when I started making it. A key ingredient is one I […]

Continue Reading

Broccoli and kale ‘slaw

I’ve been making a fair bit of mayonnaise recently, and while I’m still not 100% happy with the oil I’ve been using (tried almond oil and EVOO and both are just far too dominant in flavour) adding a lot of lemon juice (i.e. one small lemon’s worth in addition to the amount specified in the […]

Continue Reading

Madras Coconut Cauliflower ‘Couscous’

I made this yesterday as part of my launch into 21 days sugar-free (more on that later).  It is a really simple recipe and it tastes FANTASTIC!  It’s slightly sweet (no added sugar I promise) and re-heats really well (I was struggling to not eat it all at once though). 

Continue Reading
>