Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Cold Potato Salad

Yes, it's Paleo! if you can handle some potatoes and don't need to be nightshade free, there isn't any reason not to be able to include some white potatoes. Since nom nom paleo posted her Pressure Cooker Crispy Potatoes they were back in my diet, and actually the only way I cooked potatoes at home - it's that delicious! Now here is another. It's obviously not an original recipe, one of my best friends passed this onto me and I'm sure many of you already have your own version, but I only ever knew potato salad to be covered in mayo and sour cream. This cold version with a simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar is simple yet so tasty, not to mention the benefits of resistant starch from the cooked and cooled potatoes (you can read more about that here). I also like that you can prepare the potatoes the day before, making it a very simple and fuss free salad to prepare.

Paleo Cold Potato Salad
Paleo Cold Potato Salad

Monday, 21 April 2014

Fermented Ginger Carrots

We love our fermented veggies at home and it's nice to have a little variation from the standard carrot veggies we always have at home for the kids. The addition of ginger is amazing, the ginger itself becomes a little tangy and sour and is so delicious. My kids stick to the standard carrot version, so I usually make a smaller batch of these just for us oldies.

Fermented Ginger Carrots
Fermented Ginger Carrots

Friday, 18 April 2014

Coconut Raspberry Chocolate Cups (Paleo and Nut Free)

This is a very quick, simple and refreshing frozen nut free treat that can be made ahead of time and only requires five (5) ingredients. I use a little coconut sugar to sweeten it slightly which has a very low GI (good for slow release of energy and doesn't cause blood sugar high's and lows or crashes) and also contains beneficial minerals. It does contain fructose so if you are avoiding sugar, feel free to substitute with some liquid stevia. I prefer the taste of coconut sugar and for us it's ok to use as a treat.

Coconut Raspberry Chocolate Cups (Paleo and Nut Free)
Coconut Raspberry Chocolate Cups (Paleo and Nut Free)

Monday, 14 April 2014

Fermented Cabbage & Carrot (Pickled, Sauerkraut)

This basic fermented Cabbage and Carrot with green apple and lime juice is a staple in our house. I add it to almost everything and try and include it at least twie a day. I use it as a side with our meals including savoury breakkies, mixed through our salads, with lettuce wraps, chopped finely into some guacamole or sometimes on its own (I love the sourness and crunchy texture).

It is really simple to make and can easily replace your need to buy expensive probiotics. Including fermented veggies in our daily diet has been so beneficial to us and especially for my children. It can help with sugar cravings, bloating, recurrent sore tummies, healing the gut (from overuse of antibiotics) which also can help with symptoms like ADHD and tics. All of these symptoms were present in my children and have been dramatically reduced. I cannot recommend it enough!


Fermented Cabbage and Carrots Pickled Sauerkraut
Fermented Cabbage & Carrots with Green apple and lime juice

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Nut Free Chocolate Banana Bread (Paleo, Grain free & Gluten free)

When I buy bananas I always like to buy a little extra so we end up with some bananas that over ripen, I usually freeze them for smoothies or bake with them. This is my 10 yo's favourite lunch box treat. The recipe is based on Slim Palate's Paleo Banana Bread recipe which is by far the best grain free banana bread recipe I have tried and a favourite of ours. I needed to make a nut free version since my 5 yo is allergic to nuts and also to be able to add it to their school lunch box so this is my kid friendly, school friendly, nut free version.


Nut Free Chocolate Banana Bread (Paleo, Grain free & Gluten free)
Updated pic :) I used raw cacao nibs instead of cacao powder for this one. Yum Yum!