Delicious, Stress-Free Paleo Meals
Chocolate Morning Pick-Me-Up Smoothie 1

Chocolate Morning Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

Ok so the title of this recipe is somewhat misleading. I even had a comment on facebook saying, well “add an extra 2cm on the hips” – and I can see why, to look at this smoothie, you would think that. But, excitingly – NO!!… This will NOT add an extra 2cm… It is sweetened only by a couple of dates. With raw cacao, it’s packed full of antioxidants and magnesium (for stress release –…

flourless-orange-and-almond-cake

Flourless Orange and Almond Cake

So – Stephanie Alexander’s flourless orange and almond cake is a classic. At least in my neck of the woods. It’s perfect – citrusy, sweet, not too heavy – just AMAZING. And the other day I just WANTED one! So I decided to adapt it a little – and it turned out – I have to say – perfectly. Still moist, very firm, and such a good one for the kids’ lunchboxes too!… Delicious with…

Quick Activated Walnut Breakfast Cereal

Quick Activated Walnut Breakfast Cereal

Although I am definitely a huge fan of eggs and they make up the majority of my breakfasts, sometimes I wake up and I just want something else. A bit of “comfort breakfast” if you will. Something that takes me back to when I was little, and ate cereal (gasp!) and didn’t think twice about what was in it. While I’ll readily admit that days of not thinking twice about what I consume are long…

bacon sushi

Bacon Sushi

Mum and I were desperate for a quick and easy lunch after getting back from town today – and these were what turned up on our plates 15 minutes later!! I fried the bacon, she steamed the asparagus – and voila!!! But to be a little more methodical, here we go: Ingredients (to serve 2) 6 rashers bacon 6 large or 12 small asparagus spears 1 lebanese cucumber 1 avocado Pepper and himalayan crystal salt,…

raw paleo caramel slice - nut free

BEST EVER raw paleo caramel slice – nut free!

So amongst my family and good friends I have become somewhat known for my caramel slice – not raw, not paleo, not remotely healthy – and yes, I must very immodestly admit, it is sooo good. However, I haven’t made it for over a year (which was around the last time I had a serious non-paleo treat!) and over the weekend felt the need to recreate a paleo version. HOWEVER I’m not coping very well…

One Minute Macaroons - Raspberry, Blueberry & Chocolate

One Minute Macaroons – Raspberry, Blueberry & Chocolate

The thing I adore about raw food is that it is so QUICK and easy!! Simple simple simple. The best when you’re in a rush and have nothing handy for afternoon tea, or for just something sweet after dinner. And because it’s summer, I decided to use seasonal berries – and chocolate – well, because it’s chocolate. Ingredients (I made a batch per flavour, so ingredients are per batch) Raspberry Batch: 50g raspberries 70g shredded…

carmen

Eat – and Introduction

Eat. One small word with massive repercussions. While each of the three letters are comparatively meaningless when standing alone, when put together they can mean multiple things in unlimited contexts. Survival. Pleasure. Family. Society. Love. Communion. Sharing. Decadence. Restraint. Guilt. Tradition. For some, the images evoked will be all positive; for others, a mix. For me, eating and food have always been a central part of my life. I have been lucky enough to never…