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.
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.
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).
Ok, this is probably one of the most convenient and easy family meals you can whip up any week night. Of course only if you don’t count in frozen dinners. But we are talking healthy here.
This Sausage Goulash (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb) is super simple to make even if you are not a cooking wizard and uses very affordable ingredients. Comfort in a bowl served in no time. Who wouldn’t like that, right?
Well, to be honest, this is not exactly a recipe. More of a cooking tip I guess. But points for the effort, right? Anyway. Last year I shared few of the modified (healhified?) Czech Christmas classics. But I’m living in Australia for a while now, so I guess it’s time to give the typical (and not so typical) Aussie Christmas meals a chance to shine as well. And what else should I start with than a ham. So here is a tip on a sugar free and healthier glaze / crust for you guys – Mustard Ham (Paleo, Low Carb).
It’s definitely getting colder here in Aus and the lower temperatures are tempting me to eat all the comforting food. Anything warming, filling and full of flavour. And I think it’s ok to listen to my body and give it what it needs. Well yeah, if it craves fries I would think twice 🙂 But when it’s about hearty meals combining a good protein, bit of starchy vegetables and warming spices? Give it to me now. Because what is more satisfying in this weather than a generous portion of Moroccan Lamb Shanks (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb)?
Winner winner, chicken dinner. Ok, I just couldn’t help myself. But I think that this Sage And Lemon Roast Chicken (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb) honestly is the winner here. Because if you are looking for an easy but scrumptious meal which would feed a few people and not break your bank account this is it. Roast chicken can be quite boring, I know. But it can be also the highlight of the night. You just need the good spices and technique. Then add some fancy (ish) side like the Fennel And Butternut Squash Puree and you have a winning dinner.
Have you tried Chicken Larb, the traditional Thai chicken salad yet? If not, you definitely should. Because it’s an embodiment of freshness in a dish. It will awaken your senses with it’s tangy, yet savoury taste, leaving your lips pleasantly tingly from the chilli and your belly nicely full. Close your eyes and transfer yourself to the busy street stalls of Thailand.