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?
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.
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.
Do you like colourful food? I love it. Not talking about the artificial colours which make children hyperactive. But the beautiful colours real food has. The calming green of spinach, sun bright yellow of capsicums, loving red of beets… Because food is not just tasty, but beautiful as well, isn’t it? And I truly believe that food which is colourful (again, talking about whole foods) is good for us. I can imagine all the amazing nutrients entering my body when eating colourful meals. So I try to play with my meals a bit. Put colours on my plate. And if you know me, you would know I try to sneak veggies wherever possible. For example in my smoothies or porridge (like in my last posted recipe for Indian Spiced Porridge) or in this case to the colourful Savoury Beetroot Crepes (Paleo, Low Carb).
Cauliflower is in the limelight for quite a while now. Because you can make nearly anything from it. Pizza, rice, mac and cheese or even ice cream. I know, right? But it has a perfect neutral flavour and smooth texture, making it easy to hide it in variety of dishes while increasing your veggie intake. And since cauliflower is finally back to being affordable, I am happy to include it more into our daily diet again. So I made a Cauliflower rice from half I bought on the market, because that and zucchini noodles are probably the best and easiest side dishes ever. But as much as I love my veggies, I also felt like something a bit fancier to accommodate my meals. So from the other half of the cauliflower I whipped up these Cauliflower Gnocchi (Paleo, Low Carb).
It’s not a secret here that I prefer to follow the Paleo way of eating, concentrating on whole, nutritious foods. That’s why I started this blog and share my kitchen creations regularly on my Instagram too. To collect my own recipes and hopefully inspire others. So I was super thrilled when the creators of Paleo Menu asked me to develop a whole weeks worth of recipes focusing on good whole ingredients for them. A perfect chance for me to show even more people that eating healthy can be fun and really easy too.
They call it Dream Paleo Week and I think not only the name, but the whole idea is amazing. If you sign up to their email list, every week you’ll receive recipes from passionate Paleo foodies like myself. So many fresh ideas every week! And yes, these Savoury Cauliflower Waffles (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb, Vegan) are part of the weekly menu.
I just love Asian cuisine. But. It’s a known fact that most of the restaurants are using lots of sugar and sauces with crazy amounts of ingredients to add more flavour to the dishes. That’s why I often try to recreate a healthier option at home, using whole foods and ingredients that I can actually pronounciate. Of course some dishes are never going to taste the same when made at home (yes, I’m talking about you Ramen), but I think I came pretty close with this Beef San Choy Bow (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb).
Happy Monday, everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t posted a recipe in weeks, but my website actually underwent some serious issues and I wasn’t even able to log in. However, everything should be back to normal and I’m happy to share some recipes and travel tips with you again, starting with one of my current favourites – Laksa (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb).
I would like to say that I’m posting a soup recipe because it’s winter and it’s cold and soup is a perfect dish for this weather. That’s the right introduction, isn’t it? But well, that would be a lie. It is indeed winter in Australia right now. But it’s definitely not cold. I actually can’t believe how lucky we are here in Queensland with the weather. It is mostly sunny (Sunshine state?) and the temperature hardly goes bellow 18 °C. Crazy, right? So this is me, posting a recipe for Laksa (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb) simply because I like soups. Because I think that any weather is soup weather. Continue reading