Thai Spicy Pork Mince Salad recipe (Larb Moo)

Thai Spicy Pork Mince Salad recipe (Larb Moo)

    A healthy paleo twist on an old Thai favourite. Deliciously hot as well as quick & easy to cook! We strongly recommend cooking this recipe with lamb’s fry (or other liver if you prefer) as it’s a great way of adding all the healthy nutrients of liver into your diet in an easily palatable way!   Recipe: Makes 2 large or 3 smaller servings.   Ingredients: 500g pork mince ~200g lamb’s fry, cut into small pieces (optional, but recommended!) 100ml fresh squeezed lime juice 1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped 2 tsp dry chillies, roasted and ground* 2 tbsp cashews, roasted and ground 2 tbsp minced spring onion 2 tbsp minced shallots 2 tbsp fish sauce cabbage to line plates cucumber, tomatoes, etc (on the side to cool the hotness)   Instructions: Squeeze limes and prepare all other ingredients into bowls. Roast chillies and cashews in a pan and grind/smash/chop roughly. Line plates with cabbage a plenty and arrange cucumber sticks on the side. Mix 3/4 of the lime juice with the pork mince & lamb’s fry. Squeeze excess lime juice into a hot pan (no need to add any oil). Wait for juice to boil, then proceed to cook the mince until very well cooked – preferably crispy. Once mince is fully cooked, transfer into a big bowl and add in all remaining ingredients (remaining lime juice, mint leaves, chillies, cashews, spring onion, shallots and fish sauce). Mix well. Transfer onto cabbage leaves and enjoy!   * I like it hot, so you might want to add the chilli in little by little to reach optimal hotness. On the other hand, you...
Whole30 – Day8

Whole30 – Day8

  Whole30 21 November – 19 December 2011 I did a Whole30 pretty much exactly a year ago, so I thought I knew what to expect… however, I am once again amazed at how quickly the results show!   Considering I have already been 80-90% paleo for 12 months (apart from a couple of holidays), I wasn’t expecting radical changes. Instead I was hoping to optimise the results of eating paleo once again and get rid of the annoying symptoms that once again returned after my Thailand holiday (which admittedly included consuming my own weight in Piña Coladas and other sugary cocktails on daily basis). In particular, this Whole30 was brought on by a weekend with an endless To Do List, of which nothing got done due to rubbish energy levels. Instead, I took 3hr naps, didn’t sleep at night, and spent the rest of my time procrastinating. On Monday, waking up and realising all the time wasted, was all the convincing I needed for my Whole30 resolution. Well, Whole28, as I plan to only last until my birthday on the 19th.   What symptoms have been bothering me recently? absolutely plummeted energy levels poor quality sleep (trouble falling asleep and keep waking up) constant sweet cravings and feeling peckish returned frequent headaches hormonal bloating and water retention   Results so far: What I wasn’t expecting was dramatic results so quickly! Last weekend (days 5-7) I was super energised, slept great and got through the entire To Do List from the previous weekend in a day and a whole lot more done on Sunday! Bloating and discomfort has reduced dramatically,...

Lesson learned

  If there’s something I learned during my recent trip to Shanghai, it’s that the fleeting joy of eating everything is not worth it.   I went to Shanghai for a ten day holiday and decided to take a break from my paleo life as well. What harm could a mere 10 days do? Oh, if only I had known! I ate it all: tons of rice based products in all possible forms, candy galore, litres of sweet juices and cocktails loaded with sugar and artificial sweeteners, bread, dairy – the lot. Amount-wise I’d say I ate considerably less than what I do at home due to the heat and being on the move all the time. I wish I had known better. Practically all my pre-paleo symptoms returned with vengeance within the first week. I was so bloated my normal clothes felt unbearably uncomfortable and every time I finished eating a meal I’d just feel terrible. I was lethargic and had to take daily naps which failed to improve my energy levels. By day three my skin began acting up and by day 6 I was sick as a dog. From now on, I’ll stick to real food even while travelling! The good news is that only 48 hrs of real food is making wonders and I’m beginning to recover already. Now if only I was brave enough to return to CrossFit… Price for eating crap for 10 days: Immediate severe indigestion, bloating, cramps and discomfort Constant lethargy within a few days Skin began acting up around day 3-4 and built up to a full blown breakout Caught...

Thank you for the paleo love!

  I have just discovered that there have been all these comments on the website that I was unaware of! Unfortunately due my technical shortages, I haven’t been able to set the commenting to actually notify me when someone likes or comments something on my website. I am working at fixing this as soon as possible (read: as soon as I can find someone who can tell me how). In the meanwhile, I love hearing the feedback – if it takes a while for me to respond, it not because I’m knowingly ignoring you, I just haven’t seen your comment yet! xoxox,...
Recipe for homemade paleo mayo

Recipe for homemade paleo mayo

  I have tried quite a few paleo mayo recipes and not only are they tricky to get right, every one has tasted worse than the next. Making this one in my Blendtec Twister jar is ridiculously quick, fail safe and delicious! Ingredients: 2 egg yolks 2 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp sea salt 3/4 cup plain olive oil (not virgin or extra virgin!)   Instructions: Tip: Selecting a plain olive oil is very important. Virgin and Extra Virgin olive oils have a much stronger taste to them and it tends to create a very unpleasant after taste to the mayo! Using a blender on medium low speed (2 on Blendtec, using the Twister Jar) blend the egg yolks, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard and salt for 15 seconds. Turn speed down to low (1 on Blendtec) and leave blade running. While blade is running on low, pour in the olive oil. I use a Twister Jar on my Blendtec blender, and pretty much pour the oil in as quickly as I can to make sure I get it all in before the mayo is done. Depending on your blender this should happen within seconds and your mayo is done!...
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