Additive Free Bites: Lemon & Almond Balls

Additive Free Bites: Lemon & Almond Balls: My my, it has been a long time since I have blogged!  Life has just been so busy so far in the second half of this year thanks to my studie...

Making Butter

Take a look at Quirky Cooking's article on Making Butter! This is one I am definitely going to be trying.

As always I am on the lookout for easy preparation and simple ideas to help transform our eating.  Butter has been an issue for us - spreadable butter.  If you take a look at what is often added, you'd cringe.  If you don't know what the "numbers" mean, check them out.

After the last few years of going through an elimination diet and changing the way we eat, we've learned that "numbers" do affect.  And we're not going back to that.

Check out Quirky Cooking's Making Butter:

http://quirkycooking.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/making-butter-in-thermomix.html

Apple, Raspberry and Chocolate Muffins

We had a few small apples left in the fruit bowl, and not wanting to waste them,  my daughter and I came up with the following:

3-5 small apples,  peeled and finely diced
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup GF Self Raising Flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup Rice Malt Syrup (or use honey)
1/2 cup Macadamia oil
Vanilla

Beat syrup, oil, eggs and vanilla together.
Fold in flour and then fold in choc chips, coconut,  apple and raspberries.

Spoon into 12 large muffin cases or 24 small cup cake cases.

Cook 180°C for 15-20mins or until golden and cooked through.

Allow to cool before eating.

Delicious just warm.

The Paleo Mom (Website) A Must Have in Your Bookmarks!

http://www.thepaleomom.com/recipes

The Paleo Mom website is a must refer to site that I use regularly (like every couple of days).

Why not check it out?  http://www.thepaleomom.com

Coconut Oil

Check out Eat Drink Paleo.  http://eatdrinkpaleo.com.au/
This is an amazing site with great recipes, resources and "Is it Paleo" checker!
Check out this amazing article on coconut oil at eat drink paleo!
http://eatdrinkpaleo.com.au/your-ultimate-guide-to-coconut-oil-benefits-types-uses/
I don’t know about you but for a long time I was under the false impression that all saturated fats are bad for my health and can lead to obesity, high cholesterol, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and all sorts of nasty crap. Coconut oil, with its 90% saturated fat, was definitely off the menu. Only in the last couple of years I realised perhaps I was wrong and that not only are naturally occurring,  unhydrogenated fats are ok for me to eat, but they can also heal and help to prevent many illnesses and diseases. Now I kick myself for missing out on all these ‘newly’ discovered benefits of a formerly evil coconut oil for 30 years of my life.
Yes, coconut oil is the new wunderkind of the dietary world – ‘the miracle oil’ – and as its popularity grows, so do the questions about its types, uses, storage and applications. It’s a staple in paleo cooking but there are many more uses of coconut oil the kitchen. That’s why I wanted to create a useful reference guide to answer common questions about the coconut oil and to give you new ideas on how to use this fantastic ingredient...more

Paleo Bread

Hi check out Elana's Pantry for her amazing paleo bread recipe!

http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-bread/

Hope you enjoy making this bread (no kneading!)

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Living in Far North Queensland in Australia is one of the most beautiful places in the world!  I'm happily married with children and enjoy living life everyday.  Life isn't always fun or easy, but it is character building and changing and this makes it exciting.  I don't want to live a boring life - I want to live a life that makes a difference!  How about you?