Paleo Beef Curry

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post. Did you miss me? 🙂 The reason for my absence, is because I’m working on a new project at home (more of that in future posts). As a result, I’ve simply not had the time, or energy, to photograph and write about all the grub-tastic…

Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze

Another incredibly easy dish which can be prepared the night before. This works well served with lots of vegetables. I chose marsh samphire as I’d bought a huge bag of it from my local grocery store. I also used it in the salmon dish yesterday. Serves 4 Prep: 15 minutes. Cooking: 20 minutes 4 boneless…

Paleo – Week 2

I’m enjoying the paleo lifestyle so much that I’ve decided that I’ll probably stick with it – forever! I absolutely love the food choices and can’t believe I’ve not missed eating bread, and more importantly, lentils and chickpeas! I’ve still enjoyed the odd glass of wine or three; old habits die hard! But in the…

Beef Sirloin with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Another paleo favourite! A succulent beef sirloin with spicy tomato sauce that packs a punch! This dish can be prepared the night before, and left in the fridge to marinate. Serves 4. Prep: 20 minutes. Cooking: 15 minutes Ingredients 4 beef sirloin medallions 2 large beef tomatoes 2 tsp chilli powder 2 tsp onion powder…

Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

What can I say? Another 10/10 for this grub-tastic! meal from my family. I made this on a Sunday, but it’s a dish that could easily be made during the week, providing you have a slow cooker. Most good supermarkets stock slow cookers, and they’re priced at around £15.00, so it’s a good investment if…

Dried Fuit & Nut Balls

These yummy little dried fruit and nut balls are packed full of nutrients and fibre. Great for your lunch box or for taking on a picnic. Use whatever dried fruit and nuts you have in your store cupboard, but I recommend using Medjool dates and dried apricots as their gooey texture holds the ingredients together…

Plantain and Sausage Hash

The key to getting this recipe perfect is by using quality sausage meat. And by that, I mean a trip to your local butcher’s shop. You can use whatever sausages you like, Italian, pork and black pudding, or as I’ve used here, Moroccan spiced sausages. My local butcher, Axons of Didsbury, have a wall full of…

Paleo – Day 1

So here I am; day one and raring to go! I’ve already done my food shop – see here. It’s a good idea to pick a start date and get everything organised, especially if you go out to work. Who wants to be rushing round spending hours preparing everything? Paleo meals are quite straightforward so…

Baked Avocado

I adore avocados and they’re so good for you. This recipe can be served as a side dish (one avocado is enough for two people, if served with a salad) or eat one whole avocado for breakfast or lunch. The choice is yours! Serves 1 or 2 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes…

Smoky Roast Chicken with Sweet Potato Wedges

This dish is a firm family favourite. In fact we love it SO much, that we’d be happy to substitute the turkey dinner for this on Christmas Day. Let’s just say that it’s SO good, that you’ll want to make it every weekend! I should mention that this recipe is adapted from a book called…

Mixed Bean Bourguignon

An excellent vegetarian version of Boeuf Bourguignon, adapted from a recipe from ‘The Everyday Wheat-free & Gluten-free Cookbook’. Use whatever tinned beans you have in your cupboard. I use organic products if they’re available. In this recipe I used organic flageolet beans by Biona (£1.75) and organic potato flour by Sussex Wholefoods (£1.99 for 1kg…

Brunswick Stew

Brunswick stew is a traditional dish, popular in the American South, and usually associated with squirrel meat. However, squirrel meat is not so easy to come by in Manchester, so I used chicken instead! It’s believed this dish was invented in the early 19th century by a plantation cook named Danny Mears. I’ve adapted this…