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Wild Orange Chocolate Brownies

Wild Orange Chocolate Brownies 

Paleo, Gluten/Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free & Refined Sugar Free

These paleo brownies are a firm favourite in our house and are ideal for school lunch boxes as they are also nut free.  For this batch I have used the doTERRA Wild Orange Oil.  Not only does it taste amazing it also works on your emotional state to make you feel calm and uplifted (I will keep telling myself that as I have another one!!).  These brownies are very quick to make and I have yet to find anyone that can guess they are grain and dairy free.

Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream

Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream

Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten/Grain Free & Refined Sugar Free. 

This is a great recipe with a hidden ingredient (shhhh don't tell the kids it has avocado in it!).  It is low in refined sugar and really creamy.  We used an ice cream maker, but you could ude just a dish and your freezer as long as you remembered to stir it regularly.  It does need to be taken out of the fridge a while before serving if it has frozen through completely.  I used the lovely doTERRA Peppermint Oil, which has an amazing flavour and aroma.

Turmeric & Cayenne Chicken Soup

Turmeric & Cayenne Chicken Soup

With the winter weather, there is nothing better than a bowl of hot soup.  I love chicken soup as it has so many healing properties for the body, and it is a great way to make the most of your chicken after the Sunday roast. Plus, soups are a great way to sneak in more vegetables in a tasty way. 

This recipe includes spices like Turmeric which is an amazing anti-inflammatory spice, and Cayenne Pepper which is warming to the body, helps digestion by stimulating salivary glands and improves detoxification by helping to dilate capillaries increasing blood flow.

Green Juice Recipe

New Year Green Juice Recipe

I know we all start the new year with resolutions and this year is no different for us here, in wanting to include more vegetables in our diet and especially the diet of the children.  My old juicer gave up earlier last year after at least 7yrs of service.  I have always preferred a masticating juicer so you can get the benefit from greens like kale, spinach and mint.  Juicing is a great way to increase the natural vitamins and minerals we have in our diet in a easy way.

Homemade Elderberry, Lemon & Honey Cough Syrup

Home Remedies Part 5 - Homemade Cough Syrup!

Its definitely cough and cold season and whilst we generally fair quite well, my children have a dry cough they are struggling to shake.  I made this recipe to help soothe their throats and also to allow the essential oils to support their healing. 

Elderberries have high levels of Vitamin C and antioxidants to boost your cells defenses. I picked a ton in the autumn and put them in the freezer, but you could also substitute black cherries (frozen) which are also good for coughs.

Chicken Fajita Salad - GAPs & Paleo Friendly, Grain Free.

I adore fajitas and they are one of the things I miss the most.  I am working on a good tortilla recipe, but in the interim I've found that I equally enjoy fajias with either a lettuce wrap or like this as a hot salad.  Despite having lots of parts to it, this recipe is fairly quick and easy to make and my whole family enjoy it. 

Fajita Mix

Serves 4

Marinade:

  • 1tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 - 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp. of fresh oregano or 1 tsp of dried oragano
  • juice of 1/2 a lime

Chicken Fruity Curry - GAPs Paleo Friendly, Gluten, Grain, Dairy , Egg and Nut Free

I absolutely love this curry.  We are from the North East of England (Geordies) and up there most curry houses serve a Malayan Curry which is similar to a Korma but has banana and pineapple in it.  I have never seen it "down south" the closest is maybe a Kashmiri.  This is a close relative, but without all the sugar and dairy you find in a Take Away.  It is mild and naturally sweet so great for children.  

Fruity Chicken Curry

Serves 4 adults 

  • 4 Chicken breasts chopped into pieces (or 4 handfuls of left over roast chicken)

Dough Balls with Garlic Butter - Paleo, Grain Free and Dary Free

With the lovely sunshine we have been having we were definitely up for a Sunday afternoon BBQ.  I wanted to make something that we could share to stem hungry appetites while the meat was cooking.  These dough balls are actually quite similar to those from Pizza Express - even my husband and non paleo friends agreed!

Paleo Dough Balls with Garlic Butter

Makes approximately 16 balls.

Ingredients

For dough balls:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 egg

Breakfast Patties - GAPs, Paleo friendly, grain, gluten, dairy and egg free.

On a GAPs or Paleo diet I find the hardest meal to replace is breakfast.  Our "normal" breakfast foods like cereals, toast, pastries, muffins etc are so carbohydrate heavy.  Any replacements end up using loads of eggs, and whilst I am a fan of eggs I like some variation.  I am happy with a traditional english breakfast, but don't want this every day, plus finding nitrate free sausages and bacon is hard in the UK.  So I wanted some simple breakfasts I could make in advance and either heat up or put in the oven in the morning as we are getting ready.

Chocolate Key Lime Pie - Paleo/GAPs, Gluten, Grain, Dairy, Egg and refined Sugar free (with nut free variation)

The boys and I are staying with my parents for the Easter Holidays, so I decided to use the opportunity to tryout a new desert recipe on everyone.  The ingredients were classified until after it was eaten.  It actually contains avacados, which are full of omega 3 (for someone who professes to hate avacados Thomas was not shy in wolfing down 2 pieces and asking for a third) and everyone agreed that it was seriously good - especially knowing that it was grain, gluten, dairy, egg and refined sugar free.
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