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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paleo Planetbox Lunch Box for Chef Dom

Another day and another Paleo PlanetBox Lunch Box for Chef Dom:

  • Beef Mince with Red & Yellow Capsicums
  • Sweet Potato (Kumara) Fries with Homemade Mayo
  • Grapes & Strawberries
  • Hard boiled eggs & Olives
  • Cocoa & Kumara Bliss Ball.

The beef mince mixture is fairly self explanatory.  For the sweet potato fries […]

The Best Paleo Coconut Wraps

Generally speaking I don’t miss eating traditional bread at all since “going Paleo” over a year ago.  As I write that I’m thinking two things:

First, saying you’ve “gone Paleo” is just never going to sound right is it?  But if it’s not Paleo then we need to come up with another way […]

Chef Dom’s Clean Green Super Smoothie

I’m not big on drinking my food so I have to say so we don’t tend to make smoothies very often and we don’t have a juicer. When I do make smoothies I like to make them so thick that you almost need a spoon to eat them and I try […]

A “Royal” Breakfast

What’s a “royal” breakfast you might ask?  Well it’s something we eat at breakfast time that looks more like most people’s traditional dinner meals.  We also call it a silly made up name “Dinnfast” (as in Dinner for Breakfast instead of it’s opposite: “Brinner”).

But I love the name “royal” for […]

Butternut Squash Fritters

Fritters are one of those fun meals where you can mix and match the ingredients quite a bit and get away with it.  Their also pretty quick and easy and great way to use up your leftovers!  Having said that we’ve definitely had our share of attempts that turned into a bit of a […]

Real Life Real Food Lunchbox

So I was going to say with this post “Here’s Chef Dom’s Lunchbox – it only took 5 minutes to put together the night before using leftovers and fruit and kept in fridge overnight to make for nice cool lunchbox and an easy morning.” But then I read the sentence […]

Paleo Banana Bread – The Best Ever!

This is paleo banana bread is too yum! It’s “the best ever” according to Chef Dom.

If bananas are very ripe it ends up more like a banana cake but if they are only just ripe it’s like a bread loaf. We prefer is the less sweet version but either way very tasty […]

Real Food Lunchbox with Haloumi

What’s for lunch for you today?

In this Chef Dom lunchbox we’ve got:

  • Zoodles (Spiralised Zucchini) with Bacon (leftover dinner)
  • Grapes
  • Beetroot & Haloumi Cheese
  • Olives & Cherry Tomatoes Kebabs
  • Plum Bliss Ball (Valentines Day leftover).

Dom does love grapes but we’re moving away from them as a standard because they’re higher […]

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 […]

Fun & Easy Veggie Snack

Fun easy veggie snack for a warm afternoon tea.  This was really easy to do and Chef Dom loved it!  Plus I felt like a fun mum!  Give it a go.  All you need is a rip avocado, carrots, a butter (we used sunflower seed butter but you could use any […]

Chef Dom’s Clean Green Drink

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If you’re feeling like a refreshing drink after the last few days (especially for those of you lucky to be enjoying hot summer weather ) then this will hit the spot: Ice cold water with fresh mint leaves + limes + cucumber […]

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 […]

Real Food Lunchbots Lunchbox

How’s your week going? If you’re looking at stainless steel lunch boxes here’s another to consider. It’s a LunchBots lunch box. We love this one as well as the Planetbox.  They have different pros and cons.  I’ll do a post on that as soon as I get a spare moment […]

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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Chia Seed Berry-licious Jam

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Real Food Lunchbox: Eat The Rainbow

Another Chef Dom lunch in his PlanetBox:

Interested to know if many of you make your own lunches?! Comment below “buy” or “make”. I know when I was working in an office I used to either buy it or more often just not eat any and keep working through…

One thing I […]

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 […]

Fish & Chips

No recipe here.  Just super quick, easy, fun and delicious meal made with white fish, baked potatoes with rosemary and broccoli.  Chef Dom has invited his friends to the table (they have their “snow ploughs” on).  Love his imagination!

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 […]

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