Nut Free Bliss Ball

Supermarket bought bliss balls are generally full of preservatives and refined sugar. Or where not with refined sugar still over 50% sugar with the high level of dried fruits. You can make bliss balls that are higher in fat and lower in sugar which is my preference but these are generally […]

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 […]

Turkey Meatballs & Kale In Lemony Garlic Broth – Guest Recipe

Guess what? I’m not Claire.

I’m Irena from Eat Drink Paleo and I am super excited to be here at Dom’s Kitchen sharing one of my recipes with you.  I’ve known Claire for a while through our paleo/real food blogger community and I’m so happy to be able to say hi to all of […]

LCHF? Paleo? Primal? Are You Confused?

Paleo Breakfast -Eggs, Bacon, Brussel Sprouts, Liver, Black Pudding, Tomatoes, Avocado & Seed Bread with Butter.

From talking to people I can see there is definitely confusion as to what “low carb” means and no doubt this is because it can mean such different things to different people.

Here’s what […]

Homemade Nutella

It seems there are a hundred different variations for making Homemade Nutella and I’m fairly confident that most of them taste delicious because it’s pretty hard to go wrong with the basic flavours here – we’re talking chocolate and hazlenut.

Our recipe is easy and and makes a yummy spread that’s perfect for […]

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 […]

“Mish Mash” Salad With French Dressing

I love to eat a “mish mash” salad for lunch with just a bit of this and that all chucked together.  The more colourful the better.

This salad starts with bed of salad leaves and then has 1/2 an avocado, 1 hard boiled egg, couple of tablespoons of red cabbage sauerkraut […]

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 […]

Dom’s Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

We’ve played around with making tomato sauce before now and while the results were yum they didn’t really have the wow factor. That’s all changed now with this little experiment. It came about because the other night we’d done a big roast and at the same time I had cooked […]

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 […]

Chocolate Bliss Balls (Paleo,GF,DF)

These delicious balls of yumminess are the best for when you are in the mood for something a bit sweeter.  These are definitely “special occasionals” as Chef Dom has taken to calling this type of thing.

We don’t usually make chocolate bliss balls as they’re pretty decadent.  But I […]

Brussel Sprout Chips

Who would have thought!  Bake your brussel sprouts in the oven to make irresistible Brussel sprout chips.  In the past I’d probably discard some of the outer leaves of these veggies – now we turn them into mouthfuls of salty, crunchy goodness.

Brussel Sprout Chips

Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)

Zucchini made into noodles is one of our favourites. We make them with a thing called a Spiralizer but you can also make with a julienne peeler. Works out fine to simply spiral them into noodles, chuck them into a pan, cook until tender (about 1-2 […]

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 […]

An Introduction To Fermented Foods

Guest Post by Jo Nolan from Be Nourished*.

Eating fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, is an incredibly healthy practice directly supplying your digestive tract with living cultures essential to breaking down food and assimilating nutrients.

The reason I’m inspired by sauerkraut and

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 […]

How many additives would you guess in this kids lunch box?

lunchbox-comparison Lunchbox Comparison

A few months back I did a Facebook post on the subject of school lunch boxes which drew a large number of comments. I posted the lunchbox on the right as an example of what as what I have see as typical […]

Christmas Tree Made Of Fruit

This Christmas tree made of fruit is a fantastic idea for a centre piece for the dinner table if you’re having people over for a party around Christmas time.

Creating this tree can be easy and fun but you definitely need to prepare with the right ingredients and equipment beforehand to avoid […]

Sunday Soapbox: Up & Go Vending Program in Schools

 

Dear Sanitarium

Just a few thoughts on your Up & Go Vending Partnership Program.

I missed this story from last week when you featured on TV3. Now I’ve seen the clip I’m almost speechless, almost. Sanitarium I’m sorry to have to say it but you’re setting the bar extremely low for corporate […]

Is Fruit Good Or Bad?

Fruit-good-or-bad Fruit: Good or Bad? Listen to Gary’s talk – link below.

I’ve sat on this post for a week because I was (am) worried about how it may be interpreted. When I told Project H I was going to do a post […]

4 Fun Healthy Halloween Ideas

Looking for some healthy halloween ideas? Check out these four fun ideas that are great for a halloween party and (depending on your situation) could also work in the lunch box too. Have fun and remember if you make any of these creations be sure to let us know how […]

Paleo Lunch Box: Inspo & Real Life

Hey everyone – so today is a day when I’m getting back on track with being organised and pre-prepared. There have been a lot of things going on and what with Dom being sick and then us going overseas and then back again it all got a teeny bit […]

Homemade Coconut Milk

Hope you’re having a great day. I’m working today on the finishing touches on our brand new membership Dom’s Kitchen Club coming next week! Keep an eye out for more information on because we have a cool early special early bird offer with bonus!

So yes homemade coconut milk: How is it […]

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 […]

Kids Real Food Lunch Box with Egg “Sushi”

Coming up with varied, balanced, quick and easy lunch box meals that children will actually eat is a daily challenge for parents around the world. And when by necessity or because of dietary preference you’re trying to avoid all processed foods as well as grains, gluten, dairy and/or nuts then […]

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 […]

Book Review: A Diet For 7 Generations by Michelle Yandle

“A Diet for 7 Generations” is a diet book with a difference. Namely – it’s not about a diet in the commonly used sense of the word. Rather it’s about a return to a diet (in the sense of “a way of eating”) that is focused […]

Nose To Tail Tuesdays: Sweetbreads By The Art of Nutrition

Guest Post: By Judith Yeabsley featuring Joe and Max!

Traditionally people have eaten most parts of the animal and in other cultures many of the “weirder” parts are sought after. I have un-fond memories of my staff fighting over fish eyes when I worked in Indonesia and being fed deep-fried chicken gizzards as […]

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
 

Sunday Soapbox: Healthy Whole Grains Cure For Bloating?

Today I see Niki Bezzant’s (Healthy Food Guide) article in The Herald is on the topic of fibre, constipation and bloating. Now maybe it’s just me but I wonder if anyone else found it ironic that the article is based on a survey of New Zealand women by […]

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 […]

Sunday Soapbox: Beware the “dangerous” additive!

I’ve been away from New Zealand recently and so have missed out on our main newspaper’s words of wisdom on the nutritional front for a couple of weeks. But luckily for me we’re back in time to get the latest from the NZ Herald.

First up was Friday’s recommendations of the […]

Do you know what’s in your coconut milk?

One of the most common ingredients we use is coconut milk. But watch out if you’re using any of the most widely available coconut milks or creams it’s highly likely you’re getting a lot more than coconut milk and it’s not good …
In fact many supermarkets options have so little […]

Why Dom’s Kitchen and not Claire’s Kitchen?

Dom-and-Claire Chef Dom and Me

Someone posted this question to our page today and although I thought the question might have been posed slightly differently I also thought it’s a fair question.

The answer is quite simple. It really is Dom’s Kitchen. He might not […]

Project Royal Breakfast: Pumpkin Soup

So yes another project – there are a few going on here (check them out under The Mummy Projects in the Blog). And yes I do realise these can be annoying. But it’s how I roll.  Always on a project or two or ten. This one is Project Royal Breakfast. […]

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