Chicken & Peach Crock Pot Recipe

Chicken & Peach Crock Pot Recipe

    With stone fruits in season, a few ripe peaches is a wonderful way of flavouring the good old chicken crock pot staple dish! Ingredients: 1 kg chicken (I prefer thigh fillets, but anything goes) 3 peaches, skins left on, stones removed and sliced 1/2 head of cauliflower, processed into rice-like consistency 1/2 red onion, sliced thin 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 lemon, peel left on, sliced 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper (not too hot, but use less if you don’t like spicy food) 1 tbsp sweet paprika salt and pepper to taste Fresh herbs for garnish Instructions: Preheat over to 200C. Wash and process cauliflower into a rice like consistency and place in the bottom of the crock pot. Sear the chicken fillets on a pan until they get some colour on them and then layer them on top of the cauliflower. Layer rest of the ingredients and spices  on top of the chicken and finish with a layer of lemon. Place the crock pot in the oven and let it cook without a lid for about an hour. Once the peaches let out a lot of liquid, mix the lot a round a few times, to flavour throughout. Serve with fresh herbs and slices of lemon and...
Paleo Moussaka Recipe

Paleo Moussaka Recipe

  Delicious comfort food at it’s best, a paleo take on a Greek classic baked dish (albeit slightly bastardised). Prepare this dish for a week’s worth of lunches, or feed a family of 8!   Recipe: Ingredients: 1kg beef mince* 1 1/2 onions, diced 6 cloves garlic, diced 1 eggplant, sliced 1 sweet potato, peeled & sliced 2 capsicums, sliced 8 medium mushrooms, peeled & sliced 3 medium zucchinis, sliced 3 parsnips, peeled 1/4 cauliflower 1 leek, sliced cherry tomatoes, halved 3 cans of whole peeled tomatoes (roma) 1 tsp white peppercorns, whole 1 tbsp sweet paprika 2 bay leaves salt & pepper to taste Olive oil 1 cup of fresh herbs: oregano, parsley, basil, roughly chopped 3/4 cup white wine (optional)   Instructions:  Preheat oven to 180C. Prep vegetables ready for cooking. We’d recommend slicing everything fairly thin – about 3mm thick so you can get a lot of layers. In a large pan, cook chopped onion and garlic until soft. Add in mince and brown off with paprika, salt and pepper to taste. (You don’t want the dish to turn too wet so you might want to pour out any excess fat/liquid during cooking the mince.) Transfer into a bowl to wait on the side. ( This step is outside paleo and can be skipped: Deglaze pan with white wine and reduce.) Pour in canned tomatoes, add white peppercorns, bay leaves, half of the herbs and reduce further. In a large oiled baking tray, begin layering ingredients. We started with sweet potato and zucchini to fill the gaps, followed by a thin layer of mince, sauce and mushrooms....
Bacon and no-potato salad recipe

Bacon and no-potato salad recipe

  I love a good mayo based side salad (blame on the Scandinavian heritage!) and potato salad especially has always been among my favourites. I trialled out Everyday Paleo’s No-potato salad recipe with some tweaks and the result was a raging success – in fact, the man declared it the best potato salad he’s ever had!   Ingredients: 1/4 – 1 cup of homemade paleo mayo* 1/2 cauliflower, steamed in florets and crumbled 3 boiled eggs, cut small 1/2 red onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 150g bacon, grilled crispy and chopped small lots of gherkins 1 tsp Dijon mustard black pepper   Instructions: Boil the eggs (10 mins), steam the cauliflower in florets (8 mins) and grill the bacon to start with. Cool the boiled eggs in cold water and rinse the cauliflower in cold water to cool them down. Mince the red onion and garlic and mix them with homemade paleo mayo* (view recipe here) in a smaller bowl. Add in chopped gherkins, Dijon mustard, black pepper and mix well. Crumble cauliflower into a big bowl. Add in chopped eggs and bacon. Pour in the mayo mix and mix the whole lot well. Serve as a side for a good steak or just eat as such – absolutely delicious! (* I used the whole batch of homemade mayo, but if you don’t like your salad quite so mayo heavy, start with less and keep adding until you reach the desired consistency)  ...
Comfort food recipe: cauliflower mash

Comfort food recipe: cauliflower mash

Just because you’ve decided to go paleo doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy comfort food on a cold winter night! Instead of potato mash, why not trying to make some delicious cauliflower mash to ramp up the comforting level of your usual steak and salad? Recipe: Ingredients: 1/2 cauliflower, cut up and steamed very soft 1 tbsp olive oil/lard/etc salt white pepper 3-4 cloves of garlic, very finely minced   Instructions: Wash and cut cauliflower into florets and steam until soft. Don’t worry about over-steaming the cauliflower as plenty of moisture is going to make the mashing easier and the end result creamier. Once steamed, measure in other ingredients and mash until smooth and creamy. Serve with pretty much anything – delicious, healthy and so very comforting on a cold winter night! Tip: Cauliflower also works as a rice alternative for curries.  Steam until al-dente. Don’t add any additional ingredients and instead of mashing into a creamy mash, just use a fork to achieve a rougher texture.  ...