Paleo Meatball Subs

One day my hubby came home and requested this recipe, and playing the good wife I obliged. It’s not often he requests a specific dish, so I’m usually happy to make it for him. I had actually been meaning to try making these paleo meatball subs for a while, and it’s not dissimilar to my basic meatball recipe you can find here.

As some of you may know, hubby and I have been doing a Whole30 since the beginning of January 2016. It has been a lot easier than I thought it would, and although it hasn’t been as easy for him, I’ve been really proud of how he has stuck to it. So when he came to me asking for me to make up this recipe, which is Whole30 compliant, I’m going to serve it up and keep him on track.

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Paleo Stuffed Eggplants (Dairy Free)

Its winter and its cold and rainy here today. The perfect weather for comfort food. I’m not talking ‘junk’ comfort food. I’m talking those family meals that leave you feeling warm from the inside out. They make you think of a certain family member, or shared meals that bought you joy. This recipe makes me feel just like that.

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Confused Over Food Labelling?

Food labelling can be very confusing for most of us, but it is an important tool that enables us to make an informed choice about the packaged food we purchase. Often food labels contain a lot of information, which is not always well understood. This information, if understood, can be the best way for you to make good food choices though. You need to know what ingredients are actually in the item and how to interpret the marketing spin of manufacturers.

Fresh foods such as meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, lentils, beans and nuts are not required to carry nutrition information. Also, foods that offer few nutrients, like coffee, tea and spices don’t have to supply this information. However, some producers still will voluntarily. These fresh foods should always be your first option. If you are looking at packaged items though, you need to be able to know what ingredients are in the item and what you want to avoid. Continue reading

Rustic Sweet Potato Salad

Anyone else get very bored with salads? Its often a simple garden salad at our house, and its easy to get tired of the same old thing. We were invited to a bbq over the weekend, so I had to put some effort in.

I came up with this quick recipe for this rustic sweet potato salad to take along and there was quickly none left. This recipe will make enough for 4 people, but you could easily double for a ‘take a plate’ to share with everyone.

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Mediterranean Chicken Drumsticks

A style of cuisine that doesn’t get cooked often in my house is mediterranean. I’m not sure if its association to pasta and carbohydrate laden meals is the reason. In truth, Mediterranean meals are more often than not filled with fresh fish, meats, and vegetables. Pasta isn’t eaten with every meal, believe it or not.

So, I decided to use some of these flavours tonight to come up with a hearty healthy family meal. The qualities that I believe mediterranean cooking is all about. I have only just starting eating artichoke in the last couple of years, I’m so glad I did. If you have never tried it before, please give it a try. In this recipe the flavour is subtle.

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I’d love to travel to the mediterranean some day and experience more of the traditional cooking styles from this region of the world, but for now I will have to let the food take me there. Continue reading