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.
Are you full from all the Easter goodies and looking to cook something light and simple again? If your answer is yes, I might have just the right easy recipe for you. This Prawn Stir-Fry (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb) takes only minutes to make and it’s full of colourful veggies, lean protein and healthy fats.
In case that your answer is no, there is definitely a few options for more hearty meals on this blog too 🙂 Just search in the Recipes.
Now back to the Prawn Stir-Fry (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb). With Cauliflower Rice it will make for a perfect quick mid-week dinner.
Looking for a fast dinner option? Or something to pair with your weekend bevie? Forget the crappy takeout. You can make finger-licking “fast food” at home. Because there is nothing easier and cheaper than making chicken wings yourself. For next to no money you can use good free range chicken and real ingredients. Your body will be thankful for it, trust me. Try the Spicy Chicken Wings (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb) and see for yourself.
And just like that the Christmas season is here again. And like nearly every year it seems like it came from nowhere. Totally unexpected. Am I right? Or am I the only one who’s late with all the baking and cooking and decorating? Although I have to admit, we have had Christmas decorations at home for quite a while now. But I’m slacking with just about everything else. So if you are like me and still looking for inspiration for this seasons goodies (or you are super organised, but still looking for inspiration), I finally got into gear and made these Gingerbread Cookies (Paleo, Low Carb, Keto) to share with you.
Who doesn’t love bliss balls (protein balls, energy bites, you-name-it)? They are the perfect little snack to accommodate your afternoon coffee, to grab when you need to satisfy that sweet craving or simply provide you with little bit of extra energy when needed.
However, most of the bliss balls you get in cafes and shops are just jampacked with sugar and often other unnecessary ingredients too. To be clear, I’m not following a keto lifestyle or saying that all carbs are bad for us. But I do agree with the claim that we eat many more carbs than we need to. And it’s actually super easy to overdo it even with the healthy treats. Because most of them are based on dates or other dried fruits which are super high in carbs and will most likely leave you even hungrier than before. That’s why it’s always good to read labels. Or even better – make the goodies at home. Because there can’t be any easier treat to make at home than bliss balls. Try my Chocolate Cashew Bliss Balls (Paleo, Low Carb, Vegan) and see it for yourself 🙂