Nut Free Muesli Bar (Paleo)

I’ve been experimenting for a while for a nut free, grain free, dairy free “muesli” bar that will hold together for the school lunches. This is the current best attempt so far. The challenges are that what holds most bars together is the grains and loads of sugar plus they’re […]

Super Simple Pumpkin Soup

When the days get chilly like they are in Auckland at the moment you really can’t beat an easy and delicious pumpkin soup. This one’s inspired by the recipe for Pumpkin & Coconut Soup in the fantastic What The Fat? book by Caryn Zinn Dietitian, Prof Grant Schofield […]

Grainy Grain-Free Toast Bread

We have tried out a variety of grain-free recipes both crunchy ones with seeds like this one and also ones made with ground up nuts that make a “plain” loaf. You can make this one less crunchy by blending or chopping up your seeds. But if you really love something […]

Paleo Nut Bar

Holiday days are perfect for getting into the kitchen with children. Has anyone else been making something yummy this week? Let us know in the comments. We’ve been busy making this paleo nut bar – super delicious and easy too.

We were invited to take part in the ‪#‎goodfoodchallenge‬ happening over at Alison’s […]

Valentines Day Mini Heart Cheesecakes

These Valentine Mini Heart Cheesecakes are sweet enough for a special occasion but also a healthier alternative to the processed sugar overload that can seriously derail your health and wellness goals during this time of year!
They’re fairly easy to make (using a food processor otherwise it would be a serious slog).  The filling is made […]

Coconut Gummies

These coconut gummies are the perfect blend of sweet and sour (if you use lime juice – but you can totally leave this out as well).  They use gelatine which is really great for our bodies (think bone broth) and also fantastic for improving gut health.

These could make great Halloween treats […]

Christmas Jellies (All Natural Flavourings)

We kind of made these by mistake.  They tasted great and looked amazing and were very popular at the Christmas get togethers.  You can also put actual slices of fruit in between the layers for something a bit different.

It’s easier to handle the jellies if you put them in individual […]

Paleo Christmas Cake

 

I’ve never been into Christmas cakes. They were too sweet and I wasn’t a fan of the green and red glace cherries. Turns out I was probably right to be wary of them as too often store bought cakes (or even those home made) are full of additives […]

Paleo Porridge – Mint Chocolate

Yes I know this probably sounds weird but believe me it tastes totally delicious! *

I’ve set this out as a “recipe” for paleo porridge but as with so many of these types of meals you really can mix and match and the amounts are very forgiving […]

Chef Dom’s Super Chocolatey Mini Muffins (GF,DF,NF)

Delicious chocolate muffins made from base of coconut flour – no grains / gluten /dairy or nuts.*

OK so if you were watching our live video on Periscope then you would have seen that it took a fair number of goes to get these right. Mostly because I was experimenting with […]

Big Red Beet Soup

A fun beet soup made with base of beetroots. Combine it with the Greeny Goo Soup and add a spider made of olives for Halloween fun.

Blood Beet Soup
 

Making Kale Chips

Have you tried making Kale Chips yet?  You must give it a go. It’s really easy and they taste delicious.  Lots of ways to flavour them for variation too.  These seem to me to win the award for most addictive “superfood” ever.  They combine the salty crunch of a potato […]

Bone Broth with Turmeric

Many people are familiar with using bone broth in soups, casseroles and for braising meat and veggies.  But broth can also be consumed straight up because it’s such a great source of minerals and glycine.

Once you make up your broth you can add various flavours.  We usually just add a pinch of […]

Paleo “Pasta” Sauce

This is a great little sauce we’ve made to go with our zoodles or meatballs on several occasions.  The fresh basil leaves are what make this tomato sauce so don’t leave them out.  It’s inspired by Pete Evan’s recipe in his Family Food cookbook.

Super Easy 30 Second Mayo

I know what you’re probably thinking:  Why would I make my own mayo when I can just buy it?!  Well mainly because when you make at home you’ll be using REAL ingredients with good oils.  Whereas those you’ll typically find at the supermarket have been made using vegetable oils and with […]

Paleo Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin is one of our favourite vegetables.  And we LOVE pumpkin soup. Some foods are just made to be eaten on cold winter’s days and a piping hot (or for Chef Dom just warm) bowl of pumpkin soup is surely one of these!   This variation is a little different from the […]

Berry Jam (With Chia Seeds)

Too easy and yummy. Have you tried this?! Goes great with our ABC grain free bread :-).

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Super Simple Strawberry Bliss Balls (Grain Free)

Looking for a yummy party food dish or just something to keep on hand for the occasional indulgence? Bliss balls seem to be pretty popular at the moment. And we can see why – it was really hard to make these without stopping to have a little taste […]

Twice-Baked Stuffed Butternut Squash (with Apple & Pork)

This is one of our favourite recipes inspired by one of our most loved from The Paleo Kitchen cookbook.  You can make up pretty quickly (especially if you have pre-cooked the mince).  Sometimes I pre-cook the squash (the first stage of the cooking) and then its super fast with pre-cooked mince. […]

Chicken Dish for a Dinner Party

We had a dinner party the other night and I needed to have something easy to put together that wasn’t going to be a major stress.  Not sure about you but entertaining people – especially when you’ve made a bit of a big deal about how your eating “real food” and […]

Green Beans with Artichokes and Olives

Something fancy for a dinner party you can try this dish.  I’d never tried artichokes before and enjoyed the taste especially the combination of them with olives and beans.

This is a very simple recipe but looks great if you are having guests around.  We’ve done this with our Pan-Seared Chicken […]

Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower mash is the classic paleo/low carb substitute for mashed potatoes.  Not that you can’t eat potatoes when your “eating paleo” but when you are looking to reduce the amount of high energy carbs you’re eating then this dish is a fantastic alternative (and I’d say even tastier than the […]

Bone Broth & A Fun Photo Competition

Sometimes we get so fixated on not liking “organ meat”, that we forget some foods that are enjoyed widely are actually offal and great sources of nutrient dense food. Bone broth (preferably simmered until the bones nearly crumble) is one such food. Marrow is amazingly delicious – if you’ve never […]

Super Simple Spinach Frittata

We’ve made this one several times and had it again this weekend. Simple recipe that’s quick and easy to make. Love it that we can be looking at vegetables in our garden and then 30 minutes later be eating them . So much more satisfying than ever imagined it could […]

Coconutty Paleo Porridge (With Hidden Cauliflower)

This is something you might not have tried before for breakfast. We like it hot or cold (cooked and then cooled). It’s a substitute porridge but made with a cauliflower base! Sounds weird right? Chef Dom and I find it super-delicious. But give it a go and let […]

Super-Delicious Crunchy Grain-Free Granola

Here’s one of our breakfast ideas. This one is very much a case of do it how you like it as no hard and fast rules on what goes into it. This is something we use more as a snack that a breakfast meal but if cereals are your thing and […]

Perfect Apple Cinnamon Paleo Porridge

The weather where we are is definitely turning colder which led to us making some porridge this morning. But the great thing about this “porridge” is that it tastes great hot or cold so whatever the weather is where you are you can still give this a go. This porridge […]

Super Quick Chia Puddings

Ok so here’s a super easy breakfast meal. But of course the trick is that you need to prepare this the night before. And by prepare I just mean at least add the chia to your liquid or you can go ahead and mix all the ingredients together so its ready to […]

Super Easy Grain Free Breakfast Toast for Busy Parents

10 Painless Paleo Breakfasts for Busy Parents: No 3 Super Easy Grain Free (But Grainy) Breakfast Toast

 

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Paleo Carrot Cake (or Carrot Cake Muffins)

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Do you have a tried and true special occasion cake? Or have you seen a cake you would love to make (even one that is traditional ingredients that can be “paleofied”). Send us a pic or link to the recipe […]

Nose To Tail Tuesdays: Pate

So yes, I am trying to go for the slightly stealth approach to tonight’s recipe.

And I do really encourage you, if you have not already, to get on and at least try this type of dish once!
So you know what we’re on about as I’m sure the acronym hasn’t fooled […]

Real Food Lunchbox

Chef Dom’s Lunchbox today:

  • Avocado & Capsicum
  • Pear
  • Steak on Lettuce
  • Kumara (sweet potato)
  • Paleo Strawberry Bliss Balls

Strawberry Bliss Ball recipe is so so delicious you’ll definitely need to keep these in the freezer to stop from eating too many at once!

Hot Cross Bun Muffins

These are a super delicious alternative to the usual hot cross buns. But they’re not hot cross buns! If you absolutely love the taste of a hot cross bun as traditionally made and are able to eat them then I’d recommend you make the real deal or go out and […]

Paleo “Cadbury” Creme Eggs

Ok, first up: this is not a recipe for a Cadbury Creme Egg! If you really want to eat one of those then you should just go and buy one and eat it and really savour every moment of it! But what this is, is something super delicious that I […]

Paleo Strawberry Cheesecake (dairy and grain free)

A super-delicious treat for a special occasion.   Don’t worry if you don’t have fresh strawberries you can do the same recipe with frozen strawberries or use another type of berry. You could also add the topping (berries) to the top layer so then it would be part of the cake.  This […]

Nose To Tail Tuesdays: 50:50:50 Paleo Burgers

OK people it’s time – Nose To Tail Tuesdays! What have you got for us??

We had another go making our 50:50:50 Paleo Burgers with 1/3 minced beef + 1/3 minced lamb liver + 1/3 minced bacon. So no these burgers are not for the […]

Perfect Paleo Pancakes

And another weekend is here! In our house that means Pancakes for breakfast! What are you having?

Pancakes for breakfast are always a winner. Try our amazingly delicious perfect Paleo pancakes made with coconut flour.

Coconut flour can be a bit tricky to work with. For this mixture you are definitely looking for a […]

Paleo Meatballs – Easy Peasy!

Meatballs!  Who doesn’t love a bite-sized mouthful of meaty deliciousness?! Kids for sure love meatballs which presents a great opportunity to work some extra veggies (or perhaps even some nutrient dense organ meat) into the mix.

However, for this recipe we kept it basic (with a mix of ground beef and […]

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