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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Our Favourite Real Food Cookbooks

This is a hard list to come up with. Anyone of the cook books here could easily have been in our top 3 for different reasons so I’ve noted down what I think is great about each one to give you an idea of what might be best for you […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Do We Eat Real Food In Practice?

Good question.  Sometimes I wonder this myself.  I definitely try to always have a plan of what I’m going to do for the week ahead (and sometimes further out that than) but sometimes I don’t do the plan or sometimes I do – but then things don’t work out as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Being An Expert In The Age of Social Media

I just read an article that I believe provides a compelling explanation as to how we’re getting ever closer to a complete rejection of the traditional food pyramid. That will be in spite of (rather than as a result of) the majority of “experts” in nutrition.  Check out the article here http://voiceandexit.com/networks-bring-experts-paleo-example/. […]

Making school lunches – Love it or hate it?

One of Chef Dom’s lunches from a week ago:

  • Roasted Cauliflower
  • Grapes & Feijoas
  • Sausages & Lettuce (Free range organic beef meat)
  • Tomatoes
  • Home-made Mayo
  • Chocolate Bliss Ball

Wondering who else has been enjoying not having to make school lunch boxes this holidays? I kind of have a love-hate relationship with […]

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)

 

Kids Paleo Lunch Box Idea: Beef “Nice Block”

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 things can […]

Paleo Carrot Cake (or Carrot Cake Muffins)

paleo-carrot-cake Paleo Carrot Cake.

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 […]

Real Food Lunchbox: Egg Wraps

Good morning everyone! Hope you’ve had a great weekend. I’m feeling renewed enthusiasm for getting back to some basics of real food after attending the Pete Evans event yesterday.

The focus was very much on the fundamentals – regular home preparation and consumption of bone broths (aka great stocks), fermented foods […]

Sunday Soapbox: Are you serious? The DAA strikes again!

“Dietitians approve chocolate this Easter – for malnourished older Australians”

No sadly this is not a joke. This is the actual headline of a media release from the DAA (the Dietitians Association of Australia) last week. In the release they say: ”In a bid to help curb high rates of malnutrition […]

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 […]

Real Food Lunchbox: Be A Fun Mum

Recently I came across a great blog by Kelly, an Australian Mum.  The blog is called Be A Fun Mum and it’s filled to overflowing with brilliant ideas for things to do with children.  More than anything though the blog is about appreciating the small things in life and particularly […]

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 […]

A Real Food Lunchbox (Paleo/Primal)

\What are you thinking of for the lunchbox tomorrow?

I’m working on getting a more systemised approach going because – as it’s all well and good to be creative with food – I think lunch boxes should probably be more of a grab and go deal. Usually most of what Dom […]

Nose To Tail Tuesdays: Beef Heart

We’re going to try starting up a new tradition – Nose To Tail Tuesday! Will any of you be brave enough to join us? There are lots of ways to incorporate organ meats into meals so that you don’t even notice them. I actually love liver cooked just like steak […]

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