Sunday, 29 June 2014

Walnut & Banana Bread

Rapidly becoming one of our favourite Paleo friendly snacks, I wanted to share this quick & simple recipe for Walnut & Banana Bread.

You will need;

* Oil for greasing [we prefer coconut oil]
* 2x ripe bananas
* 3x eggs
* 110g of ground almonds
* 1.5 tblspoons of raw honey
* 70g walnuts, roughly chopped

Preheat the oven to 200C / gas mark 6 and lightly oil a 20 x 12.5cm non-stick loaf tin.

In a large bowl, mash the bananas thoroughly with a folk.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, then add the flour and honey. Stir in walnuts and mashed bananas.

Pour the cake mixture into the tin and bake for about 20 minutes

Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before serving

Serves 8

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Onion and Sage Pork Burgers

BBQ season is almost upon us!!! Time to explore some simple and healthy ideas we can enjoy when the sun is out.

I recently salvaged a dying sage plant from Homebase (discounted to £1), and having miraculously nursed it back to life, I decided to give it a haircut. Cue organic mince pork and we have a tasty combination!


3 medium onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 kg organic pork mince (or the best you can buy)
big handful of fresh sage, chopped
1 tbsp almond flour or coconut flour
1 egg (again, the best you can afford)
salt and pepper to taste
coconut oil or butter

1. Saute and sweat the onions for about 5 minutes in your choice of fat. Add in the garlic and cook for a further 3 minutes. Cool
2. In a bowl, mix all the other ingredients well (apart from the fat) and form 1-inch thick patties.
3. Melt coconut oil or butter in a flat pan or griddle (or the bar-b!).
4. Cook the burgers over medium heat for about 3 or 4 minutes on each side.

Easy, ei?? :D

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Seaweed Noodle Broth

Made up this broth-y breakfast today with quite random stuff. Easy-peasy and is done in no time. (The noodles were left-overs.)

Dried seaweed, 2 tbsp
Left-over sweet potato noodles
2 cups water
Smoked mackerel

Put everything in a bowl. Microwave for about 5 minutes, ensuring the asparagus is cooked. Season with pepper maybe.

Tuck in!

Note: You can substitute kale/spinach for seaweed, but seaweed is refreshing.  No need for salt as the smoked fish will contribute to that.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Butternut Squash with Pecan and Blue Cheese

It's been a while since our last post. Apologies as the lads had to move abode. We are now in a more spacious place, and the kitchen is waiting.  :D

Now, this dish isn't totally paleo as it contains dairy. You can easily remove the blue cheese if you choose but it should be ok if you are not that sensitive to lactose. This is quite a hefty dish, so it is good for supper.

Here's what we used:

lard-ons (substitute with bacon if you don't have it handy)
1 kg butternut squash pieces
1 cup pecan nuts, crushed (walnuts are good too!)
2 handsful grated blue cheese (cheddar or any mature one will do)
pinch of dried rosemary
hint of nutmeg
ghee or coconut oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
pepper/cayenne pepper

1. Melt the fat in a pan and place the lard-ons in. Brown.
2. Add in the onion and garlic and cook on low until onion is a bit translucent.
3. Drop in the squash pieces. Add a tablespoon or two of water to help it steam and cook on low/medium until soft.
4. Scatter in the nuts and the cheese. Mix.
5. Season with rosemary and nutmeg, and the pepper if using. 
6. Taste. Shouldn't require salt as the cheese and lard-ons should be sufficient. 
7. Enjoy!