Recipe: Foaming Zucchini

Don’t you just love a two ingredient recipe?! This is a great side dish if you have an abundance of zucchini, as I did. Next time you see it on special offer – buy it all! This dish is guaranteed to be a big talking point!

Paleo diet recipe foaming zucchini courgette

This is a great side dish and a really good way to get more veggies into your diet, without them being repetitive and a chore to eat. If you’re going to eat more vegetables,…

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Recipe: Foaming Zucchini

Don’t you just love a two ingredient recipe?! This is a great side dish if you have an abundance of zucchini, as I did. Next time you see it on special offer – buy it all! This dish is guaranteed to be a big talking point!

Paleo diet recipe foaming zucchini courgette

This is a great side dish and a really good way to get more veggies into your diet, without them being repetitive and a chore to eat. If you’re going to eat more vegetables, you might as well enjoy them!

Foaming Zucchini Ingredients:

  • 3 zucchinis (courgettes)
  • 70g (3 oz) butter*

Yep, it really is just a two ingredient recipe!

Foaming Zucchini How To:

1) Coarsely grate the zucchinis, discarding the ends

2) Melt the butter slowly in a pan, then add the zucchini and put the lid on the pan.

3) Shake the pan often to move the zucchini and prevent it from sticking

After a couple of minutes, you’ll have steaming zucchini and beautiful zucchini foam.

Serve immediately

*I used butter for this, but if you don’t use dairy replace with olive oil, or for a taste sensation, try bacon grease.

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If you had $2000 to spend on paleo things - what would you buy?

If you had $2000 to spend on paleo things – what would you buy?

What would you buy if you were given $2000 to spend on your paleo lifestyle?

Purely hypothetical, but let’s say you were given $2000 to spend on Amazon. On yourself. You’ve got half an hour to choose, before the offer expires. All those gadgets and books you’d love, but could never justify.

Paleo diet $2000 wishlist

Instead of buying the entry model food processor, you could get the top of the range model. Instead of…

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If you had $2000 to spend on paleo things - what would you buy?

What would you buy if you were given $2000 to spend on your paleo lifestyle?

Purely hypothetical, but let’s say you were given $2000 to spend on Amazon. On yourself. You’ve got half an hour to choose, before the offer expires. All those gadgets and books you’d love, but could never justify.

Paleo diet $2000 wishlist

Instead of buying the entry model food processor, you could get the top of the range model. Instead of buying one good knife, you could buy the whole set.

What’s on my list?

Cooking Equipment:

A Vitamix Blender

So I’ve got a big standard food processor, but wouldn’t you just love your very own vitamix blender?

Paleo wishlist vitamix blender

An Ice Cream Maker

I’d use this once in a blue moon, so I’d never be so extravagant as to buy one. But imagine the paleo ice cream you could make in one of these?

Global Knives

I’ve heard good things about these knives, so I’d make sure I invested in a good set. I’m sure they’d last a lot longer than the cheap knives I have in my kitchen!

Global-Knives paleo wishlist

Slow Cooker/ CrockPot

When I bought mine, I didn’t give any thought to the size – and I’ve always been so disappointed with how small mine is. If I’m going to use it, why not make enough for the freezer, instead of just that night’s dinner?! So high on my list would be a much bigger model.

Fitness

Pull Up Bars

I really want to be able to master pull ups. If I had a pull up bar attached to my ceiling, I like to think I’d practice every time I walked by!

Pull up bar paleo wishlist

Kettlebells

Likewise I’d love my own set of kettlebells

Lifestyle

Grounding Mat

Now this might sound a little odd, but I’d also buy a grounding mat/ earthing sheet to make sure I always had a connection to the earth, even inside my house. Got to be a good thing for days when you’re stuck indoors

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

This might seem a little odd too, but I’m trying hared to reduce my exposure to blue light after sunset. This should really help to regulate circadium rhythm and improve sleep. As much as I try, it’s so hard to minimise all blue light – especially living in a built up area. Special orange lenses glasses like this could make a big difference.

Blue light blocking glasses

Books

There are so many paleo related books on the market at the moment (compared to only two or three a few years ago!), so I’d definitely order a few I’ve not yet read.

You can see the rest of my wishlist here

I’d love to see what you’d buy if you were given a $2000 Amazon voucher. So tell me in the comments – what would you buy?!

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Happy Blog Anniversary to Me!

Happy Blog Anniversary to Me!

Wow – I wrote my first post on this blog three years ago today! Doesn’t time fly? By that time I’d been eating paleo for the best part of a year, had lost loads of weight and was feeling amazing. I’d set this blog up ages before I plucked up the courage to start writing. I just attended my first Ancestral Health Symposium in California in August 2011 and came back full of enthusiasm ready to…

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Happy Blog Anniversary to Me!

Wow – I wrote my first post on this blog three years ago today! Doesn’t time fly? By that time I’d been eating paleo for the best part of a year, had lost loads of weight and was feeling amazing. I’d set this blog up ages before I plucked up the courage to start writing. I just attended my first Ancestral Health Symposium in California in August 2011 and came back full of enthusiasm ready to start the Paleo Network!

Paleo Network Blog Happy Anniversary Birthday

Since then we’ve now got Paleo Meetup Groups in every state in the country, I’ve written 5 recipe ebooks and the Paleo Network Facebook page now has over 74,000 followers! Who’d have thought!

I can’t wait to see what the next three years brings. I wonder, perhaps paleo will be mainstream by then?!

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Are you addicted to your smartphone?

Are you addicted to your smartphone?

Do you have a smartphone obsession? I know I do…

Are you addicted to your smartphone

A few weeks ago, I was in Singapore for a couple of days on a stopover. After an insane bill the previous time I’d been overseas, I turned the data off on my iPhone. There was no wifi where I was staying, so for the first time in a very long time, I found myself completely cut off from the internet. And you know what, it was great. I was…

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Are you addicted to your smartphone?

Do you have a smartphone obsession? I know I do…

Are you addicted to your smartphone

A few weeks ago, I was in Singapore for a couple of days on a stopover. After an insane bill the previous time I’d been overseas, I turned the data off on my iPhone. There was no wifi where I was staying, so for the first time in a very long time, I found myself completely cut off from the internet. And you know what, it was great. I was completely “in the moment”. I walked around without a soundtrack. I read a book. And I didn’t have a clue what was going on in the world. If only I could do it more often.

Are you addicted to your smartphone too?

Is it going to rain today?

I wonder what Sarah’s up to?

I wonder how to make a paleo birthday cake?

Have I been paid yet?

Whatever the question, there’s an app for it. Bored, there’s always something to read or a game to play, right at your finger tips.

Living in the moment

It’s hard to live in the moment when you spend all day on your smartphone. All the incredible views you miss, the people who walk past, who you didn’t even see. The real life moments missed when you were updating your Facebook status. The sounds of nature and life blocked out by your earbuds.

What are you missing out on?

Can’t sleep?

You go on your smart phone because you can’t sleep – or can’t you sleep because you’ve got into the habit of using your smart phone before bed? The blue light that streams out of your phone in a darkened room, is your brain mistaking that as a cue that it is day time and you should be active and alert?

The restaurant challenge

The last time you went out for dinner, did your companions check their phone during the meal? If so, this is a great game to implement next time – and you could get a free dinner out of it!

Smart phone game

The phone-fast challenge?

Could you go without your phone for 24 hours? No phone, at all. Leave it at home.  I’d love to hear if you’re game enough to go without your phone for 24 hours, what you did instead – and if you felt better for it. Do share in the comments below!

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Recipe: Lemony Broccoli

If you’re trying to get more greens into your diet (and you should be!) you might as well make sure they taste amazing. I have a lot of broccoli and find it can get a bit samey, so I came up with this recipe to give it a bit of a kick. You can give it an even bigger kick by increasing the amount of chilli you add!

Paleo Diet Recipe Lemony Broccoli
Lemony Broccoli Ingredients:
  • A clove of garlic
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon…

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Recipe: Lemony Broccoli

If you’re trying to get more greens into your diet (and you should be!) you might as well make sure they taste amazing. I have a lot of broccoli and find it can get a bit samey, so I came up with this recipe to give it a bit of a kick. You can give it an even bigger kick by increasing the amount of chilli you add!

Paleo Diet Recipe Lemony Broccoli
Lemony Broccoli Ingredients:

  • A clove of garlic
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoons freshly diced chilli (increase for more of a kick!)
  • 1 lemon, juice & zest
  • 150ml (5 floz) hot water
  • 1 handful fresh broccoli
  • Pinch flaked almonds

Lemony Broccoli How To:

1) Peel & grind up the garlic and salt using a food processor (or pestle & mortar). Add in a dash of the olive oil and stir the mixture.

2) Transfer the mixture to a pan and add in the rest of the olive oil and the chilli. Heat over a medium heat and stir until it starts to simmer. Add in the lemon juice and water as necessary to stop it sticking to the pan. Keep the mixture warm over a medium heat.

3) Steam the broccoli for three minutes until tender.

4) Dry fry the almonds in a pan until they turn golden.

5) Combine the broccoli, sauce & lemon zest and top with the almonds.

Serve and enjoy!

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