Sweet and smokey pulled pork

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Sweet and smokey pulled pork is one of those things that people revere when they taste out and about as something they couldn't possibly produce themselves - It must be SO difficult to make something so tasty, right?  Well, not so, actually. All this recipe was, was a little thought about my favourite spices and getting that smokey and sweet balance right, rubbing it all in, and voila! Not hard at all. I first tried this out on two gorgeous people who are headed around the world on a year long … [Read more...]

Simple Buckwheat Soba noodles

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I love soba noodles. These were such an exciting discovery for me when I realised I was gluten intolerant 11 years ago. When sourcing them though, you have to be sure you're getting the 100% buckwheat ones, as most brands contain wheat (if this is a problem, preference for you) This is the easiest little recipe - A great 2 solo lunches in a row type of thing with a change of accompaniment perhaps to spice things up, or chilli added for day two. I hope you love it as much as I … [Read more...]

Winner winner chicken dinner

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This is my 300th post. I started my blog in the first week of February 2012 so it's my 3rd blog anniversary and while I'm sure I could have come up with a super exciting dessert recipe or elaborate philosophical piece to mark such an occasion, instead it's a simple chicken dinner. I really like that in a way, because achievable low tox living is what I'm all about - whether it's in the kitchen, in your mind, on your skin or around your home. Real Food is easy. We've been convinced otherwise … [Read more...]

The inaugural lunch box – And Lunch Box Tips

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So after 3 years of joyfully helping people with back to school lunch box ideas as the occasions arose, today it was my turn to pack my first lunch box. I was a little nervous in the lead up to the first day of the little man's school life. The past year he went through that super shy / social freak out phase. Despite it eventually subsiding say after that first swim lesson of term or hour of a party, I wondered whether today would be really hard. I was braced and ready. We'd talked about how … [Read more...]

Fool proof chicken liver pate

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Pâté has got to be one of the most nutrient dense and delicious things you can regularly enjoy. Personally I don't make it or eat it if I can't find organic, pasture raised for ethical reasons. The choice is yours but things to consider are... Why organic when it comes to chicken? Three reasons Free range is a loose term and can still mean heavy antibiotic use, cramped quarters and little time outside. Most chickens are fed grains with genetically modified corn and soy in their mix. Bad … [Read more...]

Super simple sugar free iced tea

No sugar Iced Tea

There are hundreds of inspiring blends of herbal tea these days to make iced tea options really exciting. We absolutely do NOT need to reach for the sugar packed, fake flavoured, single use plastic store options, when it's a simple 3 minute prep for a litre or two for the next day. I offered my husband a herbal tea last night out of habit, and when he said "Nah... too hot!" It occurred to me then that I thought the same. So, just as we did last summer, I brewed a super strong (3 heaped … [Read more...]

Turkey San Choy Bow

Turkey San Choy Bow

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a little piece about how crazy it was that IQS and Paleo were in the most dangerous fad diets list. You can get up to speed here on that piece if you fancy. It has spurred me to share with you a lovely recipe by the IQS team to illustrate my point. This isn't sponsored. I haven't been paid. I am just a big fan of justice and logic, thus the motivation to prove my point the best way possible: With a meal. Especially with a meal that is perfect for Christmas turkey … [Read more...]

Nourishing Christmas Cake

GAPS, Paleo, gluten free Christmas Cake

A couple of weeks ago I saw my friend Jo of Quirky Cooking fame (please get out from under the rock and discover her amazingness if you haven't already) was lamenting a good christmas cake, while her family are doing the healing GAPS diet. Well, it got me thinking: Is it possible? Would it taste nice? Would the texture be able to be respected? Would it pass with the British born and raised Dad? So this GAPS Christmas cake was born as a test. Gluten, dairy, grain, starch and even nut free, … [Read more...]