Recipe: 4 Ingredient Paleo Bliss Bombs

Recipe: 4 Ingredient Paleo Bliss Bombs

I had a friend coming round yesterday and wanted to make a paleo treat – only problem was I didn’t have many ingredients. I’ve made these paleo treats before, but have always used lots of different ingredients. These came out great – sometimes it’s best to keep things simple!

Paleo Bliss Bombs Recipe

Paleo Bliss Bombs Ingredients:

(makes 9 balls)

  • Medjool dates (I used about 7)
  • Fresh strawberries (I used 5 as that was…

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Recipe: 4 Ingredient Paleo Bliss Bombs

I had a friend coming round yesterday and wanted to make a paleo treat – only problem was I didn’t have many ingredients. I’ve made these paleo treats before, but have always used lots of different ingredients. These came out great – sometimes it’s best to keep things simple!

Paleo Bliss Bombs Recipe

Paleo Bliss Bombs Ingredients:

(makes 9 balls)

  • Medjool dates (I used about 7)
  • Fresh strawberries (I used 5 as that was all I had!)
  • Almond meal (about 40g)
  • Shredded coconut (a handful)

paleo diet bliss bombs recipe

Paleo Bliss Bombs How To:

This is so easy!

1) Remove the stones from the dates and de-hull the strawberries.

2) Put the dates and strawberries into a food processor or blender and whizz them until the form a paste. Add the almond meal and mix again.

3) Remove the mixture and use your hands to roll into equal size balls.

4)  I rolled some in the shredded coconut and left some coconut-less.

If I’d had the ingredients, I would have put a rasperry or nut in the centre and perhaps mixed some cacao powder in with the mixture.

Do you have a recipe for something similar to these bliss bombs? What do you use in yours?

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40 essential paleo kitchen gadgets

40 essential paleo kitchen gadgets

Call yourself paleo? Not unless you use these essential gadgets you’re not…

1. A strawberry hull remover

You haven’t been doing this by hand have you?

40 essential paleo kitchen gadgets tools pointless useless funny

2. The egg cuber

Essential for packed lunches and picnics to ensure your eggs don’t roll away.

3. Dedicated fruit and veg choppers…

I hope you aren’t using a knife? Oh no, you need a dedicated chopping tool for each variety of fruit and vegetable…

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40 essential paleo kitchen gadgets

Call yourself paleo? Not unless you use these essential gadgets you’re not…

1. A strawberry hull remover

You haven’t been doing this by hand have you?

40 essential paleo kitchen gadgets tools pointless useless funny

2. The egg cuber

Essential for packed lunches and picnics to ensure your eggs don’t roll away.

3. Dedicated fruit and veg choppers…

I hope you aren’t using a knife? Oh no, you need a dedicated chopping tool for each variety of fruit and vegetable you use. Introducing the banana and strawberry chopper

Banana strawberry chopper paleo gadgets

4. A chop stir

You’ve not been wasting your time chopping and stirring separately have you?

5. The robo stir

Use a spoon you say?

6. The capsicum/ bell pepper preparer

Capsicum bell pepper deseeder paleo

Those seeds in the middle, you aren’t meant to eat them you know… this gadget removes the seeds. But you do still need a knife to chop the pepper up. So that’s erm, worthwhile.

7. Herb scissors

How else are you supposed to cut herbs?

8. The flavour injector

Because a marinade is just too marinade-y

9. The lettuce karate chopper

lettuce karate chopper paleo gadget

Clearly a knife or bare hands is too damaging for lettuce. You need to use a dedicated plastic karate chopper instead.

10. A pineapple slicer

Another fruit you’ve been cutting up all wrong. You need a pineapple slicer.

11. Avocado slicer

Don’t even think of using a knife when this is available

12. The banana saver

For all those times a whole banana is just too much

banana saver paleo gadget

13. The apple peeler/ corer

How else are you going to peel it?

14. The cherry pitter

You mustn’t eat the stones you know

15. A mayonnaise knife

How have you been getting your paleo mayo out of the jar?

16. The omelette maker

Because using a pan is just too complex

17. Better bagger

To make sure your bags stay open and upright when you’re filling them. Just what every kitchen needs.

Better bagger paleo gadget

18. Finger spoons

Well cavemen didn’t have proper cutlery did they?

19. Microwave bacon tool

Because microwaved bacon just doesn’t compare to oven cooked bacon

20. The garlic peeler

There is no other way

21. Egg slicer

For when you don’t want to eat a whole egg

22. Kiwi scoop

Looks remarkably similar to that other device. What’s is called… oh yes – a spoon.

23. The butter warmer

Cold butter, urgh.

24. Pickle picker

How else are you going to get pickles out?

25. Asparagus peeler

Asparagus. Peel it.

26. Nutmeg slicer

What do you mean, you haven’t been slicing your nutmegs in a dedicated slicer?

27. Garlic roaster

Yep

28. Melon deseeder

You’ve got to get those seeds out properly.

29. Left handed wooden spatula

Essential for the left hander in your household.

left handed wooden spatula paleo gadget

30. Olive spoon

Well, if you’re going to eat olives, you’re going to need to get hold of them.

31. Self stirring mug

For your bullet proof coffee fix.

32. Towel-matic

Because it would be unhygenic to use your HANDS to tear off some paper towel.

33. Mango splitter

Surely everyone has one of these?

34. The mushroom brush

You’ve got to get the mud off somehow.

35. Grapefruit segmenter

It’s of vital importance to make sure your grapefruit is in equal sized segments.

36. Egg cracker

You know some of those recipes that ask for an egg? Well that means minus the shell, hence the need for this nifty gadget.

37. Tomato slicing tongs

Like a bit of tomato in your salad, but don’t want tomato hands?

38. Tomato slicer

Probably a good idea to have a back up tomato slicing option too.

39. Onion goggles

There’s no excuse for tears when cutting onions.

Onion goggles paleo essential gadget no tears

40. Egg scrambler

Every wondered how to make scrambled eggs? Wonder no more!

Do you have any of these super handy gadgets in your paleo kitchen? I’d love to hear which other tools you have hiding in your kitchen cupboards!

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Recipe: Quail’s Eggs, Bacon and Crispy Asparagus

Ever had quail’s eggs for a #paleo breakfast?

I never thought it would be possible, but sometimes I do get bored of ‘plain’ eggs and bacon for breakfast. A great way to break out of egg monotony is to vary your egg source – duck, goose, bantam and even ostrich eggs are all delicious, but my personal favourite is Quail’s Eggs. They have long been paired with asparagus, and this classic combination gets a twist with some bacon and finely…

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My Aldi paleo shopping list

My Aldi paleo shopping list

I have a confession… I don’tgrow all of my own food or shop exclusively from farmers markets, organic butchers and fishmongers. With a long commute and long hours, I often just don’t have the time to source my food in the way I’d like. Believe it or not, I’ve found Aldi can be a fairly good place to buy Paleo friendly food. Whilst it’s clearly not the same as knowing the farm(er) your food came…

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My Aldi paleo shopping list

I have a confession… I don’t grow all of my own food or shop exclusively from farmers markets, organic butchers and fishmongers. With a long commute and long hours, I often just don’t have the time to source my food in the way I’d like. Believe it or not, I’ve found Aldi can be a fairly good place to buy Paleo friendly food. Whilst it’s clearly not the same as knowing the farm(er) your food came from, I think it can be a good compromise. It also tends to be far cheaper than my other local supermarket options (i.e. Coles and Woolworths).

Aldi Goes Paleo

I thought I’d share with you my Aldi paleo picks…

Meat & Poultry

Aldi sell “Highland Park” beef – it’s grass-fed! We like grass-fed! As you know, I don’t buy mince/ ground beef, but I have tried the Highland Park Steaks ($17.99 – $25.99/kg depending on the cut)

They also stock Willowton free range chicken  (thighs, breast and drumsticks)

Butter

Butter is another good buy (but is it paleo?) as Aldi have an organic butter for under $3 a pack

Aldi organic salted butter paleo

Nuts

Nuts are another staple that I use just for a snack, in a no-oatmeal or occasionally for a bit of paleo baking. I’ve seen the Forresters brand of natural almonds and also raw walnuts in my local Aldi.

Eggs

 

I’ve not actually tried Aldi’s eggs yet, but they do sell free range eggs.

Oil

Whilst I’ve never seen coconut oil in Aldi, they do have an Australian olive oil that seems quite good for just under $5.

Aldi Australian organic olive oil paleo

Berries

My final paleo in a pinch purchase at Aldi is frozen berries (Sweet Haven brand), which are handy to keep in the freezer for smoothies or even a quick ice cream.

Have you tried any paleo friendly foods from Aldi? What did you think?

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Recipe: Perfect Oxtail and Veggie One Pot

How about a bit of oxtail?

Whether you call it a stew, a casserole, or a one pot – nothing beats a big, steaming bowl of tender meat, juicy veggies and rich gravy. Oxtail is a cheap and highly nutritious cut, and is perfect for stewing. However, the key to this recipe is the umami rich flavours that just dance on your palate, making this one pot one of the best tasting (and best value) recipes you’ll make in a long time.

Paleo recipe Perfect Oxtail Veggie One Pot

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Recipe: Perfect Oxtail and Veggie One Pot

Whether you call it a stew, a casserole, or a one pot – nothing beats a big, steaming bowl of tender meat, juicy veggies and rich gravy. Oxtail is a cheap and highly nutritious cut, and is perfect for stewing. However, the key to this recipe is the umami rich flavours that just dance on your palate, making this one pot one of the best tasting (and best value) recipes you’ll make in a long time.

Paleo recipe Perfect Oxtail Veggie One Pot

Oxtail Ingredients:

  • 1.5kg oxtail, diced
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or lard
  • 2 white onions, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 beef tomatoes, diced
  • 4 bay leaves
  • A few sprigs fresh thyme
  • A few sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • ½ litre homemade (or organic) beef stock
  • 4 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 6 large carrots, diced
  • 1 large cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot starch (optional)

Oxtail How To:

1) Rub the oxtail with a generous amount of salt and pepper, and the allspice. Heat the coconut oil (or lard) in your largest stock pot, and cook the oxtail for about 10 minutes until browned all over. Remove for the heat but retain the meat juices.

2) Add the diced onions to the pan, and cook gently for 5 minutes in the meat juices before adding the garlic and cooking for another 2. Throw in the tomatoes, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, and the cinnamon stick, before pouring in the chopped tomatoes and beef stock. Turn up the heat and bring to the boil.

3) When the liquid is simmering, return the oxtail to the pot. Stir in the coconut aminos and red wine vinegar, before turning the heat down to low and covering the pot. Simmer gently for around 3 hours.

4) Add the carrots and cauliflower to the pot before popping the lid back on and cooking for another 30 minutes. 10 minutes before serving, stir in the arrowroot (if using) to thicken the gravy.

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Recipe: Braised Wild Rabbit with Glazed Apples, Bacon and Shallots

Admit it - when did you last cook with rabbit?

Many people are put off eating rabbit because they are, let’s face it, incredibly cute. However, wild rabbit is one of the most sustainable meats you can buy, and you can guarantee it will have enjoyed a diet free of GM foods and artificial hormones. When simmered in a flavoursome liquid, it becomes incredibly tender. And who doesn’t love smoky bacon and sticky, caramelised apples to go with it?…

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