It’s been rainy and cold in Queensland these last few days. And I finally have my own kitchen where I can make a mess 😊 Which means one thing. It’s time for soup. Because if you know me, you might also know that I am slightly obsessed with soups. I love soups, but my husband not so much 😀 Unless it’s cold outside. Or it’s an Asian noodle soup. Especially Vietnamese Pho. So, the odds were in my favour this time, when I decided to make the Beef Pho With Zucchini Noodles (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb).
So, if you follow my Instagram or Facebook, you would probably know that we are basically homeless right now 😀 Nooo, just kidding. We are pretty far from that. However, we went through some trouble with real estate (couldn’t believe how stressful moving can get) and ended up without an apartment. But luckily we have amazing friends we can stay at and of course amazing family that’s always here if we need help.
But before we find the right place for us, I might not be able to conjure in the kitchen as much as I’m used to. Because, let’s be honest, I’m a mess 😀 And I don’t think our friends would like to see their kitchen in the process of my creations, since it usually looks like a bomb explosion. But luckily I have a few recipes up my sleeve, so now it’s the perfect time to share them. Starting with the simplest yummiest BBQ Chicken Drumsticks (Paleo, Low Carb, Keto).
Tomorrow is a public holiday in this part of Queensland. Which means sleeping in and enjoying a good breakky before the day starts. It also means that lots of the cafes will be cracking at the seams. Especially now when the restrictions are in place and the seats are limited. And I love to go out for a good breakfast every now and then, but if I can avoid the crowds I definitely will. That’s why I’m going to make these overnight Chocolate Chia Pudding (Paleo, Low Carb, Vegan) cups and enjoy them at home, still feeling fancy 🙂 Not mentioning that they are just a fraction of the price that I would pay in a cafe (not even speaking of the extra 15% that places charge during the public holiday). Just add a good coffee and a good company and the perfect start of a day off is set up.
It’s Friday evening and it’s raining over here, so that’s just asking for some weekend comfort food. And these Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb) are just the perfect solution for fun finger food. They are packed with flavour, but won’t make you feel crappy afterwards as a fast food takeaway would. And I think that’s worth the short time spend in the kitchen, isn’t it?
I know I know, yet another brownie recipe. Like there isn’t a trillion of them on Pinterest already. But. Who doesn’t like brownies. Am I right? And who doesn’t like simple recipes? If you think yes, she has a point, you should definitely try these Zucchini Brownies (Paleo, Low Carb, Keto). As promised, they are easy to make, pretty healthy as there is absolutely no sugar or flour, yet they’re tasty and dense as a good brownie should be. Unless you are the fluffy brownie kind of person. Then you might not like it as much. Or maybe you’ll convert after you try it 😉
Ok, winter officially arrived in Australia. Well, I have to admit I have definitely adapted to the weather over the past three years, so it feels super cold now, even though it’s nothing in compared with European winters of course. However, the fact that we have no heating at home (not even air-condition to use as a heater) doesn’t really help. When it’s around 5 degrees at night you just wanna make sure to stay warm. So there is a lot of comfort food cooking happening in this household at the moment.
And what other food would keep you nice and warm than a bowl of hearty curry? I mean who am I kidding, I can eat curry at any time and weather condition. But the warming spices and chillies are even better in the cold. So here is my version of Beef Massaman Curry (Paleo, Whole30, Low Crab).
Even though it’s been a very slow process so far, Queensland’s weather is finally transitioning to winter. And that means that you can still sunbathe and maybe even swim during the day, but the nights are finally getting a bit cooler and therefore just perfect for comforting meals with warming spices such as cinnamon, coriander, cumin or cloves. Did you know that these spices are not just delicious and make us feel cozy, but they can actually raise our body temperature? Definitely handy in the cooler weather. And when all combined in a beautiful rustic meal? Comfort on a plate. Well, you tell me. Try this Moroccan Spice Shepherd’s Pie (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb) and judge it yourself.
According to the latest news it looks like it will be a while before we can travel again… Which is a really sad piece of information for those who like us love to travel the world and experience different cultures and of course their food. But we have to believe that these restrictions are for the best and we will be able to explore the world again as soon as possible. In the meanwhile, let’s bring the world to us. Through cooking of course. I’d start with our trip to Vietnam, where we would eat one thing on the daily. The famous Vietnamese twist on a French baguette – Banh Mi. Delicious combination of all the fresh flavours you can possibly imagine packed together in crispy bread.
But as you know, this blog is about healthy eating and my recipes are mostly Paleo because that’s the way of eating that makes me happy, healthy and strong. And I would like to inspire others to eat well and show you guys, that healthy doesn’t have to be boring. That’s why I dared to switch the bread for lettuce and created Banh Mi Lettuce Cups (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb). So it’s a meal that we can eat every day all year long and not just while on holidays. I promise the flavour explosion is still going to happen 🙂
Yay, it’s Friday! I know, it’s probably different for many of you at the moment with all the restrictions going on, probably working from home… But still, isn’t Friday a good day to have some fun and treat ourselves a little? And who says that you have to go out to do that? Guess what, you don’t need to order expensive takeaway either. You can still have a great Friday night at home. And stay pretty healthy too. I think that’s a win. So make yourself a nice drink (alcoholic or not, I’m not judging) and these Loaded Sweet Potato Fries (Paleo, Low Carb, Vegan Option), organise a Zoom trivia with your friends and have some fun.
Are you looking for a change in your breakfast routine? Are you sometimes a little envious of people having toast with cheese as a snack, because you can’t eat dairy? Or simply need something quick to eat when the hunger strikes? Try this Cashew Cream Cheese (Paleo, Low Carb, Vegan). Have it with sweet potato toast. Yes. They are both a thing. And much tastier than you might think. Perfect pantry staples for those days when you just can’t be bothered to cook a big meal or need something quick to grab.