5 TIPS TO START MEDITATING FOR BEGINNERS (+ WHY YOU SHOULD)

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Hi everyone!

You may be wondering why the title of this post is ‘5 Tips To Start Meditating For Beginners’ instead of my usual recipe post. Well as we all hopefully know, food is just one factor to this whole lifestyle and I believe it’s as equally important to talk about the other stuff, like meditation for e.g. which can benefit us in so many ways. [Read more…]

TWICE COOKED BUTTERNUT SQUASH ROUNDS

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It’s been a while since I shared one of my own recipes here and after taking a quick poll over on my Facebook Page you told me that you wanted me to share this recipe for ‘Twice Cooked Butternut Squash Rounds’ which I think was an excellent choice because these things are DELICIOUS! [Read more…]

THE SAFE STARCH COOKBOOK: RECIPE, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

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image via Russ Crandall and ‘The Safe Starch Cookbook’.

Sometimes it can feel like there’s a BIG elephant in the Paleo room and that elephant’s name is carbohydrates… specifically those carbs with starch. There are those in this community who still believe that foods such as white rice and white potatoes for e.g. don’t have a place in anyone’s diet and that they should be banned and stricken for our plates. I still often see people commenting on Facebook or Instagram when a blogger or just someone following this lifestyle posts a picture of some rice or potatoes and being demonised for doing so. Comments like “that’s not Paleo” or “you shouldn’t be eating potatoes” or “white rice isn’t Paleo” are not uncommon. Of course most of the time those making these comments are repeating what was once believed by many in this community but which has overtime changed, which is the beauty behind all this. This eating real food approach is not stagnant, it has evolved and changed over the years.  [Read more…]

SPATCHCOCK ROASTED CHICKEN WITH SMOKY TURMERIC MARINADE

spatchcock-roasted-chicken-and-here-we-are-at-the-tableSpatchcock... such a funny sounding word but a great way to cook chicken or other types of birds when grilling or roasting. To spatchcock a bird, means to remove the backbones and to flatten the bird out allowing for a faster cooking time while retaining tenderness and moisture. This means you can get a delicious grilled or roasted chicken or other bird, like turkey on the table faster and with less hassle.

Speaking of the table, I recently came across a recipe for ‘Spatchcock Roasted Chicken with Smoky Turmeric Marinade’ in a wonderful new cookbook written by my friend Ariana from the fantastic blog And Here We Are titled ‘And Here We Are At The Table: Grain-Free Meals From Around The World’. My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Ariana and her family in London, England last year and even though our meeting was brief, I could tell straightaway what a friendly and awesome person Ariana is and if you’ve been following her blog and social media I’m sure you will agree! [Read more…]

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