Paleo Hacks Recipes

SPIRALISER HACKS

So a couple of weeks ago I wrote about the love I have for my SPIRALISER and how it can get you trying different veggies. Some of you were like, "umm, what the hell is Daikon?" So here's a little list of things to try and what they're good for... ZUCCHINI - this is an...

WHY AVOCADO OIL SHOULD BE ON YOUR RADAR…

Avocado toast is apparently the blame for millennials not being able to afford to buy their first house. They may be homeless, but on the upside they’ll be super healthy because avocado is one of the worlds super foods. And so is avocado oil. He’s one of the good guys...

TIPS FOR HEALTHY RAMADAN

Stay hydrated. Don't chug water at Suhoor, your body will just get rid of the excess. Instead hydrate at regular intervals throughout the night. Set an alarm if you have to. Eating protein and fat at Suhoor will keep you full for longer. Eggs, avocado, nut butters,...

MISO & THE PALEO WAY

Miso is a Japanese paste traditionally made from fermented soybeans, salt and koji (koji being the fungus ‘starter culture’ for the fermentation process). It has a complex savoury umami flavour that adds depth, earthiness and saltiness to dishes. WHY WE NORMALLY AVOID...
ALL ABOUT ‘KRAUT’

ALL ABOUT ‘KRAUT’

So we've all heard by now how fermented food is good for your gut health, but not all kraut is created equally. Here’s some important points you need to look for in your ferments... THE GOOD STUFF IS KEPT IN THE FRIDGE - sauerkraut is alive and well and will continue...

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LABEL LOWDOWN

LABEL LOWDOWN

The labels on food can be confusing, misleading and sometimes fudge the truth. I got asked the other day what the diff was between LACTOSE-FREE & DAIRY-FREE, so if this ones tripped you up before, here’s the dealio... LACTOSE-FREE - these are usually still made...

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HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD YOU BE DRINKING?

HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD YOU BE DRINKING?

You know the feeling, 8 glasses of water per day seems impossible, but 8 glasses of wine can be done in one meal. But how much water should you be drinking? It differs from person to person, based on your weight. Here's the simple formula: check your weight in kilos....

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USING HONEY IN YOUR HEALTHY BAKING

USING HONEY IN YOUR HEALTHY BAKING

So there’s a bit of an art/science to baking at the best of times, but paleo baking steps it up a notch by using ingredients that don't act entirely the same way as your standard sugars and flours. You know, unpredictable, like me after a few vinos. One of my...

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FANCY A COFFEE?

FANCY A COFFEE?

Big ups to everyone whose shown their support of our little cafe home and chosen to get their caffeine fix with us. Dead set legends. Now while I know most of us like a good cup o’ Joe and we know what we like, here’s a little run down in case you feel all rebellious...

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KEEPING HEALTHY WHILE FLYING

KEEPING HEALTHY WHILE FLYING

Going somewhere for the Christmas season? Holidays are fun, but you know what isn't? Airport and aeroplane food, regardless of the cabin you're sitting in. A little bit of organisation and you can start your trip on the right note, your guts will thank you for it......

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A CHRISTMAS TIPPLE…

A CHRISTMAS TIPPLE…

Missing the cold weather? Sad you couldn’t go to the Christmas markets? Then cheer yourself up by making a batch of Paleo/vegan eggnog. What you need:  1 1/2 cups cashews soaked overnight 1 can coconut milk 2 cups water 3 medjool dates 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2...

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SWITCH THINGS UP WITH SWITCHEL

SWITCH THINGS UP WITH SWITCHEL

One of my favourite drinks back in Oz (besides wine) was switchel. It’s like a healthy Gatorade/electrolyte drink made with natural ingredients and perfect for this hot weather here in Dubai. With a base of apple cider vinegar (the raw, fermented variety containing...

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BAKE IT BABY!

BAKE IT BABY!

Baking is a bit of an art at the best of times, but Paleo baking is a bit of different animal. You're baking without gluten, sometimes with more fats, and definitely with flours that don't act like conventional wheat flour. Here's a little guideline that I've put...

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HOW TO MAKE POACHED & SHREDDED CHICKEN

HOW TO MAKE POACHED & SHREDDED CHICKEN

This is a quick and easy thing to know how to do. It's great to knock up any day of the week so there's protein in the fridge to help you chuck together fast snacks and meals. You can use skinless/boneless chicken breast or thighs or a mixture of the two.  layer your...

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WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN A CAST IRON PAN

WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN A CAST IRON PAN

One of my fave cooking items I own is my cast iron pan. I can hear you guys now "but they're so heavy". Well, lets build those biceps Susan, because this pan belongs in your kitchen. Some pans are like women's shampoo - only for medium blonde colouring, chemically...

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