This time of year many people are baking or making tasty little treats to gift or share with family for the festive season. It’s such a lovely thing to receive a handmade gift, something baked with love. That is, as long as it’s not filled with processed grains and sugars.
The festive season can be hard to avoid those foods that you have chosen to remove from your diet. For many people it takes an extra effort to resist. So receiving a girt made with real food ingredients shows the extra care and effort has been put into that gift. Here I have put together 10 recipes that would make great homemade gifts. Things I’d love to receive myself.
With the festive season fast approaching (well actually it’s here), these paleo chocolate honeycomb truffle balls are a great treat to take with you to gatherings, or to keep you on the real food path when there are so many temptations in front of you.
It’s a tough time of year. Family will be piling their plates up with delicious food to celebrate the festive season. It doesn’t have to be hard though. Desserts are one thing that can be so tempting. These balls, while perfect for a treat all year round, are decadent that you wont feel like you are missing out. They would also make a nice gift for someone special.
This summer I am challenging myself to experiment with salads. I’m the type of person who is quite happy to have a simple garden salad, no dressing, every day…but I understand not everyone in my family feels the same. So I’m making an effort to make different salads, experiment with flavours, and not stick to my ‘norm’.
It’s also a great way to add more vegetables and fruit to your diet. As well as I eat, I still struggle to eat my daily recommended intake. So here is the first of hopefully a few new salad ideas I’ll share with you.
Chicken is the popular white meat in most households. Many of us prepare it the same way day in day out. Today, I wanted something a little different from my chicken. I wanted more flavour. Something that got the taste buds tingly, but not be too spicy for the family. So, I came up with my green chicken and sauce.
Chicken thighs really are a more succulent cut of chicken for this dish. While you could use breast meat if you prefer, it tends to be drier and not as flavoursome. I used to be one of those people who would only eat chicken breast meat. I have been converted though, and really do prefer using thighs more for baking or frying. This recipe would also be perfect to grill on the bbq as well.
The other day I shared my recipe for my Paleo Sweet Chilli Sauce, a great dipping sauce made with all paleo compliant ingredients. Well, here is the recipe that I served it with when I was asked along to a ‘bring-a-plate’ night with friends.
These paleo asian baked meatballs are quick and easy to make, and use common fresh ingredients in most paleo homes. The flavour is subtle and not over powering, so the kids can enjoy them too.