Paleo Chicken Panang Curry

Paleo Chicken Panang Curry

Chicken Panang curry is a beautiful fragrant curry ideal to heat up a cold winter night. With sweet potato added directly into the curry, no rice is necessary! Make your own paste from scratch, or use a ready-made one – either way this meal is a delicious treat!   Panang Curry Paste: Makes enough for 2 curries.  5 dried spur chillies, seeded and soaked until tender 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp mature galangal, finely sliced 1/2 tbsp kaffir lime rind, finely sliced 1 tsp coriander root, finely sliced 1 tsp lemongrass, sliced 10 cloves garlic, sliced 1/3 cup shallot, sliced 1/2 tsp pepper 1 tsp shrimp paste In a large mortar, finely pound the spur chillies and salt together. Add galangal, kaffir lime rind, coriander root and lemongrass, pounding well. Add garlic, shallot, pepper, and shrimp paste. Pound to a smooth paste. Divide paste into two equal doses and freeze the other half for later use.   In a hurry?  You can also use a ready-made paste. We like Maesri’s Panang Curry Paste, even though it’s not entirely paleo friendly, as it contains sugar. Whole list of ingredients: dried red chilies, garlic, shallot, lemongrass, sugar, salt, kaffir lime, galangal, spices (coriander seed, cumin, cardamom, bay leaves). Product of Thailand.   Ingredients: 1 tbsp coconut oil 6 cloves garlic, sliced thin 1 onion, sliced thin 1 shallot, sliced thin 1 can coconut cream 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed 1 carrot, sliced long 500g chicken breast, sliced thin 4 radishes, washed and sliced 2 handfuls snap peas, sliced long 3 green spur chillies, sliced thin 1-2 tbsp fish sauce Juice...
Paleo muffin recipe with Apple, Carrot & Pecan

Paleo muffin recipe with Apple, Carrot & Pecan

Need ideas for this week’s healthy treat? Why not grab a beautiful apple in season, a few carrots and whipping up a batch of these healthy treats using this quick and easy paleo muffin recipe…   Ingredients: 4 big carrots, reverse-juiced* 1 apple, peeled and chopped small 1/2 cup almond meal 1/4 cup coconut flour 1 tsp baking powder 30ml coconut oil 4 eggs 60ml coconut milk pecan nuts to garnish organic honey to finish   Instructions: Preheat oven to 180c (350f). Mix everything except coconut flour together. Add coconut flour little by little into the mix keeping an eye on the consistency. Once you’re happy with the thickness of the mix, divide it into 12 muffin liners. Garnish each muffin with a pecan nut and drizzle a drop or two of honey on before baking for 25-30 minutes or until done. Enjoy!   * Reverse-juicing = Use a juicer to separate the carrot pulp from juice, but instead of using the juice, add only the dry pulp into the muffin mix! Tip: Don’t waste the carrot juice! First collect the carrot pulp for the baking, then juice two oranges and a large young ginger knuckle into the...
Peach & Fennel Salsa Recipe

Peach & Fennel Salsa Recipe

  The sweetness of fruit and a tiny hint of liquorice makes this peach and fennel salsa a refreshing summer side, perfect to accompany any chicken or fish dish. Ingredients: 2 firm peaches, skin on, diced 1/2 fennel, diced 2 tomatoes, watery core removed, diced 2 cucumbers, watery core removed, diced 1/2 red onion, diced sprinkle of sea salt   Instructions: Wash all ingredients, and dice everything in very small pieces. Mix in a bowl and serve cold. Tip: To reduce excess liquid, remove the watery core from tomatoes and cucumbers before dicing. Also, the firmer the peaches are, the less of a mess they make while dicing.  ...
Recipe for paleo Beef Burgers

Recipe for paleo Beef Burgers

Personally, the non-paleo food I miss most is a good Aussie burger. However, going paleo doesn’t mean you have to give up burgers; prepare your own delicious burger patties and serve them as ‘Burger in a Bowl‘! Recipe: Ingredients: I’ve created two different versions of these patties, based on whether you like your food spicy or mild. Naturally, I recommend the tasty version…   Tasty version: 1 kg of grass-fed beef mince 1 large onion, minced few gloves of garlic, minced 1/4 cup almond meal 2 eggs 1tbsp sweet paprika 1tsp cayenne pepper salt & pepper to taste Safe version: 1 kg of grass-fed beef mince 1 large onion, minced 1 glove of garlic, minced 1/4 cup almond meal 2 eggs 1/2 tbsp sweet paprika salt & pepper to taste   Instructions: Preheat oven to 150c. Cook onion and garlic in a pan until soft. Mix all ingredients – including onion and garlic – in a bowl. Form into inch thick patties. I used two egg rings stacked on top of each other to get all patties the same size and shape. Cook on a pan until brown on both sides. Transfer into the oven and cook for further 25 minutes.   Adapted from Nom Nom Paleo....
Refreshing morning Protein Smoothie recipe

Refreshing morning Protein Smoothie recipe

  A refreshing fruit smoothie with added protein is a great way to start a day when you don’t have time to cook a proper breakfast. Not only is this smoothie terribly yummy, it’s got enough protein to keep you going until lunch and is very quick and easy to prepare.   Recipe: Ingredients: 1/8 pineapple 1 passion fruit 1/4-1/2 cup coconut milk 1 dose of protein powder ice magnesium powder zinc powder   Instructions: Peel and chop pineapple into medium-sized chunks. Half passion fruit and coop into the blender. Add in coconut milk and blend. While blending, add supplements (in this case at least protein powder) and then add ice until desired consistency. Pour into a glass and enjoy!     Optional supplements: Protein powder It is important to begin your day with a substantial dose of protein. The best way to do this is to eat a healthy serving of last night’s roast meat, but managing to be that organised every day can be challenging. Also, some mornings there is simply not enough time to prepare a proper breakfast. On those mornings protein powders are an excellent back up, even though they are processed and therefore not strictly paleo. It is important to select a great quality protein powder that doesn’t contain unnecessary additives, sugars, colourants and other empty fillers. Also, many protein powders can cause a range of digestive problems, such as bloating, constipation and discomfort. Try to find a natural product that does not irritate your gut.   Magnesium Magnesium powder is a great addition to a morning smoothie, especially if you are prone to muscle...