Recipe: Healthy Hormone-Balancing Maca Bliss Balls

PALEO-FRIENDLY. GLUTEN FREE. DAIRY FREE. SOY FREE. EGG FREE. REFINED SUGAR FREE. VEGAN. *CONTAINS NUTS My Maca-love is expressed here on this site once again with these yummy bliss balls containing this hormone-balancing and stress-adapting medicinal food that I can’t get enough of. Just in case you didn’t know, Maca is a root plant that looks like a cross between a turnip and a parsnip and is native to the Andes in Peru, South America. It is said to have hormone balancing properties, is adaptogenic (it helps us adapt to stress) as well as containing an abundance of minerals, vitamins and amino acids. These make a …

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Recipe: Pretty Awesome Pesto Chicken Salad Wrap

PALEO-FRIENDLY. GLUTEN FREE. DAIRY FREE. SOY FREE. *CONTAINS EGGS, NUTS, NIGHTSHADES AND FODMAPS Sometimes in life, don’t you just feel like rolling up some delicious, healthy, nutrient-filled ingredients into a tasty, satisfying, hand held delight? It’s times like these that this recipe comes in handy! Don’t be intimidated by the lengthy list of steps or ingredients. I actually recommend making the pesto and the wraps the day before or even earlier, so that you don’t feel like you’re standing in the kitchen for hours at a time. If you have these ingredients already in the fridge and ready to go, all you …

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Recipe: Better than Bounty Bites

PALEO-FRIENDLY. GLUTEN FREE. DAIRY FREE. SOY FREE. EGG FREE. NUT FREE. REFINED SUGAR FREE. *CONTAINS FODMAPS One of my favourite childhood chocolates was the Bounty bar. I used to go between those and Cherry Ripes as my sweet treats of choice. Fast forward into adult life, I no longer eat those kinds of things, unless of course they are made into a healthier version using wholefood ingredients. Luckily I have a recipe that helps with this! These Bounty bites, in my opinion, are, as named, better than the real thing! They are quite filling but you’ll probably want to go back …

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Recipe: Tasty Tapioca Wraps

PALEO-FRIENDLY. GLUTEN FREE. DAIRY FREE. SOY FREE. NUT FREE *CONTAINS EGGS AND FODMAPS One thing about a wholefoods, paleo-style approach to eating means that gluten and wheat containing products like bread or wraps are cleared out of the humble paleo pantry, never to be seen, looked at or eaten again! Some of us may have attachment issues, but for me, I don’t really miss the not-so-humble bread roll, sandwich, wrap, etc. The symptoms I get and the potential health issues as a result of regular consumption are just not worth it for me. However, every now and then it can be …

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Recipe: Medicinal Maca Stress Support Smoothie (With Reishi Mushroom)

PALEO-FRIENDLY. GLUTEN FREE. DAIRY FREE. SOY FREE. EGG FREE. NUT FREE. VEGAN. This is a smoothie with a difference. It actually contains some really medicinal foods, which takes the term “Food is Medicine” quite literally! Discovering the wholefood smoothie is a wonderful joy in itself. Not only are they delicious, healthy, quick and easy to make, they are also incredibly convenient if you don’t have too much time for a sit down meal. It’s great to take with you to work or the gym. You can very easily pack a lot of nutrition into one glass, that will keep you going until your …

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Recipe: Lovely Lamb and Pumpkin Chilli

PALEO-FRIENDLY. GLUTEN FREE. DAIRY FREE. SOY FREE. EGG FREE. NUT FREE. *CONTAINS NIGHTSHADES AND FODMAPS My love for lamb spreads far and wide. Lamb chops, lamb roast, lamb burgers, lamb curry, slow cooked lamb, Middle Eastern style lamb, Greek style lamb, lamb in every way you can think of. I simply cannot get enough! This lamb chilli recipe is simple to make and packs in some smokey flavour combined with the fattiness of the lamb for some extra deliciousness! (healthy fat of course, as long as it’s grass fed and finished/pastured). This meal is homely (just like all my recipes), warming, …

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Recipe: Buckwheat Pesto Roast Veggie Salad (One for the Vegans and Vegetarians!)

VEGETARIAN, VEGAN & PALEO-FRIENDLY. GLUTEN FREE. DAIRY FREE. SOY FREE. EGG FREE. *CONTAINS NUTS. Sometimes I don’t feel like eating meat and this meal is a good excuse not to! It’s quite filling and really yum! It also makes a great side dish to accompany some fish or roast meat. Plus it’s a good one for “bring a plate” gatherings with your friends or family! Ingredients (serves 4, or 8 side dishes) 80g buckwheat groats 2 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 medium sized red onion, sliced 350g pumpkin, cubed 500g green beans, ends removed and cut in half 2 tablespoons fresh lemon …

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Recipe: Chewy Choco-nutty Bliss Balls

PALEO-FRIENDLY. GLUTEN FREE. DAIRY FREE. SOY FREE. EGG FREE. REFINED SUGAR FREE. VEGAN. *CONTAINS NUTS Ok, I’ll admit it. I’ve probably tried almost every kind of paleo/raw/vegan/gluten free/wholefood bar or bliss ball, and for the most part I have to say, I haven’t come across many that I absolutely loved and grabbed me at first bite. Usually they are all made up of the same kinds of ingredients and mostly end up tasting primarily of dates. These bliss balls are different! It took me a few goes to get the quantities right and I reckon I’ve managed to come out with a …

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Recipe: Perfect Paleo Lasagna

PALEO-FRIENDLY. GLUTEN FREE. DAIRY FREE. SOY FREE. EGG FREE. NUT FREE. *CONTAINS NIGHTSHADES AND FODMAPS Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a home cooked lasagna from time to time?! I know I do, however I don’t do well with gluten/wheat, so thankfully this recipe saves the day in that respect. Plus, it’s packed with extra veggies instead of sheets of pasta, so there’s more nutrition in every bite! This is a nice one for the family or even when you have a few friends over. It is homely, cosy, delicious and satisfying. Ticks all the boxes! Ingredients (serves 4) 500g pork …

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Recipe: Raw Choc-Avocado Mousse

PALEO-FRIENDLY. GLUTEN FREE. DAIRY FREE. SOY FREE. EGG FREE. REFINED SUGAR FREE. NUT FREE. This chocolate mousse is made up of healthy and delicious whole food ingredients, so you could even eat it for breakfast… everyday! It makes for a yummy dessert after dinner and can also be used as icing on top of a cake or frosting for cupcakes. Whichever way you decide to indulge, you won’t be able to get enough! Ingredients (serves 3-4) 4  medium sized very ripe bananas 1 medium sized avocado 4 tablespoons raw cacao or cocoa powder 3 tablespoons coconut oil or coconut cream 1 tablespoon raw honey …

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