Monday, 9 January 2017

Fresh Hibiscus Kombucha Tea

One of my all time favourite Kombucha flavours for the second fermentation is Hibiscus. I love the deep red colour it produces and the distinct tart flavour. I only had access to dried hibiscus before moving to Vietnam, so it was exciting to get my hands on some fresh wild hibiscus flowers! Right now they are in season and are so cheap at around $2 a kilogram I'm stocking up and making loads of fresh Hibiscus Kombucha tea.

Fresh Hibiscus Kombucha Tea
Fresh Hibiscus Kombucha Tea

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

30 Minute Paleo Meals eBook Review and Bonus Cuban Burger with Plantain Fries Recipe

Over four years ago we made the switch from pre-packaged convenience foods to a real food paleo lifestyle. We were already a family of five at the time and had to learn how to successfully prep and make real wholesome meals that appealed to all the little mouths we were feeding. It definitely took some time and I completely understand everyone's struggles when they are starting out. I found the meals that took around 30 minutes most manageable (in order to fit in homework, bath time and story time during the week) so I'm super excited to let you know about Real Simple Good's 30 Minute Paleo Meals Cookbook and even more excited to share their Cuban Burger with Plantain Fries recipe!


30 Minute Paleo Meals eBook Review and Bonus Cuban Burger with Plantain Fries Recipe30 Minute Paleo Meals eBook Review and Bonus Cuban Burger with Plantain Fries Recipe
30 Minute Paleo Meals eBook Review and Bonus Cuban Burger with Plantain Fries Recipe

Thursday, 24 November 2016

One Pan Roast Chicken

Who doesn't love a one pan meal with all the ingredients infused in the one pan and less washing?! Our current family favourite meal is this one pan roast chicken with sweet potatoes, baby carrots & radish. I've been using my Staub griddle in the oven for our one pan dinners (and in the mornings for my 12 yo's post swim breakfast of steak & asparagus), it's been one of the best kitchen investments I've made and our one pan roast chicken comes out perfect!

One Pan Roast Chicken
One Pan Roast Chicken - pictured here is a young chicken known as Poussin or Coquelet

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Nana Ice Cream With Gut Healing Collagen and Slippery Elm - GAPS, Paleo

One thing we always seem to have at home (and even more so now living in hot and humid Vietnam) are over-ripe bananas. They're a bit like avocados, one day they're just right to eat, then the next they have all these black spots on them! Once they are at this stage they either get baked (like my Chocolate Banana Bread recipe) or peeled and frozen for nana ice cream or smoothies. The bananas with black spots are approved on the full GAPS diet so my 8yo is overjoyed with his delicious Nana Ice Cream treats (sometimes for breakfast too :)

Nana Ice Cream With Gut Healing Collagen and Slippery Elm - GAPS, Paleo
Nana Ice Cream With Gut Healing Collagen and Slippery Elm - GAPS, Paleo