Paleo Hummus

Cashew nuts are a great alternative to using chickpeas in this hummus recipe. It will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days and freezes for up to 3 months. Ingredients 3 medium courgettes, peeled and chopped 100g plain cashew nuts 8 tbsp tahini 8 tbsp olive oil 2 lemons, juiced (use juice of…

Paelo Guacamole

Sunday was so productive! I made paleo chilli con carne, chicken stock, and Martha and I made guacamole and hummus too. I now need a lie down! Guacamole can be tailored to suit you own individual palette. This is how we made it, but you can use more chilli or use lemon instead of lime….

Paleo Chilli Con Carne

This is comfort food at its best. It’s quick to make, and tastes far superior when you use quality grass-fed meat. The kidney beans are of course, replaced with carrots and mushrooms, but you can include whatever vegetables you prefer. Serves 5 Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 20-30 minutes Ingredients 1 tbsp ghee 500g…

Homemade Chicken Stock

Believe it or not, it’s the first time I’ve ever made chicken stock. I’ve made hundreds of dishes using chicken, but never made stock from the carcass or leftovers. It may have something to do with the fact that I now eat only free-range organic chicken, so didn’t want to waste any of it. It’s…

Dried Fruit Bars

This is the easiest snack I’ve ever put together. I had all the ingredients in my store cupboard already so all that I had to do was weigh out the ingredients. Here’s what I used, but you can use whatever dried fruit you have in. Cranberries would be a good option or mango. You can…

Paleo – Day 2

Had another great nights sleep. Not quite as long as yesterday, but absolutely no headaches, and I slept for over 7 hours which is good for me. I also drank 2½ litres of water. I had brunch around 11am with my daughter who was eager to try the baked avocado. You can find the recipe…

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…

Spicy Aromatic Chicken

I think this is my new favourite! As the title suggests, the ingredients create the most wonderful aroma whilst the chicken is cooking. This is very easy to make and it’s all cooked in one pot. In fact I adapted this dish from my ‘One Pot’ cook book by Marks & Spencer. Good old M&S!…

Quinoa and Cashew Nut Pilaf

This is a light, healthy dish, perfect for summer, and it’s super-easy too. It can be served warm or cold so it’s great for making in advance and serving up at a picnic or BBQ. Quinoa is a South American, gluten-free grain not dissimilar to rice, but lighter in texture. It has a nutty taste…