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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.

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


  • 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)

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.

GAPs, Paleo Salmon and Vegetables

This is actually my go to meal if we want something quick.  It only takes minutes to prepare and I can do other jobs while it is cooking.  It only takes 30 mins to cook too so ideal for a weekday night. 

I try to use wild salmon as farmed salmon has less omega 3 in it due to the food the fish are fed on the farms, plus the antibiotics and other chemicals too. 
Super Quick Salmon
1 boneless salmon filet per person
2 - 3 tbsp. oil or butter/ghee
juice of 1 lemon
rock salt

Chocolate Brownies - Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Sugar Free, SCD, GAPs and Paleo Friendly

This weekend's treat is a batch of grain free chocolate brownies.  A year on GAPs protocol has meant that we can now tolerate ground almonds (this time last year Thomas and I both got itchy throats when we ate them and Thomas got some eczema) and I have to say whilst I don't mind baking with coconut flour, almond flour does make delicious baked goods and the texture makes a nice change.  These are still a bit cakey rather than that crumbly outside, soft in the middle texture we love with brownies.

Sticky Toffee Pudding and Custard - Grain and Dairy Free, GAPs Friendly

As its getting colder you crave comfort foods and with my husband out for the evening I wanted to make a treat for the boys and I.  Whilst this pudding is not made with refined sugar, be warned does have quite a lot of natural sugars in, so is not suitable really for the first stages of GAPs or if you are eating a strictly Paleo Diet. 
Sticky Toffee Pudding and Custard
Makes - 4 large ramekin portions
Equipment - mixing bowl, small bowl x2, hand blender, ramekins, pan and spoon

GAPs, Paleo Pizza Chicken

"Oh no, not chicken again" Thomas moaned as I picked him up from school and asked what was for tea.  Oh dear I had better get my thinking hat on and make the chicken more exciting?!
We get our sausages and bacon online from a butcher in Devon calledDevon Rosewho used no sugar or nitrates as preservatives and I had some bacon that needed to be used.  After scouring the cupboards and fridge I settled on this combination and so mammy's pizza chicken was born!

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