February 8th, 2012
Paleo Birthday Cake!
I am here to tell you that, for those special occasions, it is possible to have your paleo cake and eat it too! Mmmmm
- 3/4 cup sifted coconut flour
- 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
- 1/2-1/3 cup of honey (depending on your sweet tooth)
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1tsp baking soda
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp salt
- 10 medium eggs
- Mix dry ingredients into a bowl.
- Blend eggs, oil, honey, and vanilla in a separate bowl.
- Combine and mix until smooth.
- Grease a cake tin and either split it into two smaller cakes or one large one (cooking times will vary; this is based on splitting it into two cakes).
- Bake on Gas mark 3 for 30-35 minutes (check middle).
- Let cool and ice.
Paleo icing – a really simple way to create some ‘paleo icing’ is by melting down some super dark chocolate in coconut oil, adding vanilla and some honey and putting it in the fridge to cool for 20 min. After it’s cooled, take it out and whip it with an electrix mixer. If it becomes too thick add a little coconut milk. Spread and enjoy!
February 8th, 2012
Bacon and Acovado Salad ….for BREAKFAST!
What I love (and sometimes hate) about Paleo is that I no longer have ‘breakfast’; it is simply meal number one. One of the challenges for me in particular is that I am also intollerant to eggs, so the usual paleo breakfasts (which seem to ALL have eggs as their base) are off the menu for me. So I eat salad. And sometimes leftover dinner. Here is one of my favourite salads, avocado and bacon (with a little halloumi or goats cheese).
- Spinach and romaine lettuce
- One avocado, pitted and sliced into chunks
- 3-4 rashers of bacon – cooked until crispy (that’s how I like it!)
- 4-5 cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 a cucumber
- a sprinkling of sunflower seeds
- a few chunks of halloumi grilled
- dressing of your choice (oil or vinegar), personally, I’m a dry salad kinda girl.
Chuck it all together and enjoy! The smell of bacon in the morning; there’s nothing better
October 18th, 2011
Since purchasing my Oly lifting shoes I have come to LOVE the OHS. I mean it, my numbers have gone from 20kg to 50kg in the matter of weeks – I LOVE it.
October 18th, 2011
I hesitate to give this recipe out because I think it makes me nothing short of a total paleo goddess….these are un-freakin-believable! And that is an understatment.
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 150g dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- dark chocolate chips (optional)
- blend the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
- On the hob, slowly melt the coconut oil and dark chocolate until it is combined.
- Beat eggs in a separate bowl. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the chocolate, eggs, vanilla and blend with a hand mixer until all ingredients are combined – the mixture will begin to be quite wet and will thicken as you mix. It will be quite thick by the end.
- At this point add any other ingredients you want, like the chocolate chips, coconut, mint extract, walnuts, etc.
- Put into a greased baking dish (square one) and bake for 30-35 minutes on Gas Mark 5.
- Leave them to cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting – they are a little crumbly – if you like them warm and gooey, have one straight away, it’s like a chocoalte brownie hot fudge sundae!!!
August 23rd, 2011
This was a very easy and incredibly tasty dinner. The haddock was so simple to make.
So, for the chorizo and almond crust, all you have to do is put a handful of blanched almonds into a food processor with a handful of cubed chorizo and blend it all together with some parsley. When it is sticky enough to mold, pack it on top of your haddock and then place in the oven for about 20 minutes – until the haddock is cooked simple as that!