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Happy New Year! Yes I know I know – I’m a bit late on it. Seriously can you believe we’re almost into February 2017? The last year went so fast. But then I think that for many of us finishing up 2016 couldn’t […]

Christmas Pudding Bliss Balls

Yes crazy I’m actually doing a blog post with a new recipe – Christmas Pudding Bliss Balls! We’re over here in the UK visiting with my Mum for Christmas. Must say a lot more of our traditional Christmas dishes make a lot more […]

Love Heart Jellies

Dom and I made these Love Heart Gelatine Gummies today as we started off going to make a lemon and honey drink for my cough but then got idea to make these. So easy! Gelatine is

According the information I’ve read the list of benefits associated with gelatine (or gelatin as it’s […]

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 […]

Perfect Sweet Potato Chips

This isn’t really a “recipe” as such. Just the method of making chips that are super crunchy and delicious that we use so we’ve called them our perfect sweet potato chips.


5 medium sized sweet potatoes (the purple ones seem to work best but orange fine too.

2 tablespoons of coconut oil […]

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 […]

How to make cauliflower taste as good as french fries?!

How to make cauliflower taste as good as french fries!

This was the headline that grabbed me and so we gave it a go. It’s just baked cauliflower but possibly as you’ve never experienced cauliflower before!

The end result – well OK, the cauliflower won’t taste exactly the same […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 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 […]

Paleo Frittata Muffins

Looking for a Quick and Easy Lunchbox Idea for School? Try Pete Evan’s Paleo Proscuitto-Wrapped Frittata Muffins (with or without the Proscuitto).

These ones are “adapted from” Pete’s recipe in Family Food as we were lacking Proscuitto and added in extra spinach as we have loads in our little garden. These […]

Product Review: Cathedral Cover Super Cereal & Coconut Yoghurt

We’re enjoying some goodies from one of our favourite companies – Cathedral Cove Naturals. This morning we’re having its Raw Paleo Super Cereal and Coconut Yoghurt. This cereal is a nutritious mix of sunflower, sesame, pumpkin and chia seeds with raw brazil, macadamia, almond and cashew nuts and shredded coconut, […]

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 :-).

5.0 from 1 reviews
Chia Seed Berry-licious Jam


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 […]

Real Food Lunchbox: Cinnamon Apples & Leftover Roast

Chef Dom’s real food lunchbox today – just a mix of leftovers from dinner last night and trying something new with the apples – coating them in cinnamon – great little trick as tastes yum and hides any slight browning that might be going on with the apples by morning.  This […]

Movie Review: That Sugar Film

Fan girl moment with Damon Gameau of That Sugar Film. This and the accompanying That Sugar Book and school education pack are such great and important body of work. Why?

Because whilst many have got the message that too much sugar is not good the film and book highlight in a […]

Super Simple Spinach Fish Cakes

Sometimes you end up with nothing in the fridge and you just really can’t be bothered with cooking.  These occasions call for having on hand some good frozen foods on hand so you can whip together nice and easy.  This is where I find that eggs are always a winner.  So […]

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


Banana Spice Loaf.jpg04 The baker waiting for his bread to bake.

(claire blurb and say re cashew bread if they would like it to make comment)



2015 kind of got away on me for the new resolutions and renewed focus on health and wellbeing. So I’ve decided that March will be the new January this year. I’m going to do Chris Kresser’s 14Four program which you can read more about in the link below. Basically it’s […]

Chef Dom’s Paleo Planetbox Lunchbox

Chef Dom Lunchbox from last week:

  • Peaches & madarin
  • Fish & lettuce
  • Haloumi cheese & beetroot (cooked in coconut oil)
  • Roasted capsicums
  • Baked kumara (sweet potato) chips
  • Green olives.
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