choc fudge coconut bars | paleo recipe of the week

Chocolate & coconut.  How could a dessert possibly get any better?!! I found this delicious, gluten-free, paleo-friendly sweet treat via Swiss Paleo. choc fudge coconut bars 

food glorious food

this is what i’ve been cooking lately roast chicken & veggies for a dinner with friends lamb shanks for the cold winter nights paleo big brekkie mussels en provence mid-week paleo chicken fajitas weekend steak, scrambled eggs & veggies buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce for footy night chicken & date tagine flourless, sugarless chocolateContinue reading “food glorious food”

whole30 | two weeks down

Jay and I are doing the Whole30 program. What is Whole30 you might be asking? It’s a revolutionary way to change your life; you’re health, your emotional attachment to food and your relationship to your body and exercise. You can read all about it [here] Basically we are doing away with alcohol, sugar, grains, legumes,Continue reading “whole30 | two weeks down”

the adventures of melly; sans sugar

A year ago, if someone had suggested that I “quit sugar” I would have literally dropped to the floor and rolled around laughing. Me, the eat-a-full-bag-of-gummy-bears-maybe-two-in-one-sitting, quit sugar? Yeah right! But after reading Sweet Poison and being kinda obsessed with Sarah Wilson’s blog and books and instagram for a while, I thought it made completeContinue reading “the adventures of melly; sans sugar”

zucchini linguine, basil pesto & spinach

I’m sharing a really special secret with you. This salad is my Absolute Fave! Because my husband’s motto is ‘it’s not a meal unless there’s meat in it’ I usually make this when I’m alone or as a side dish for dinner. Ingredients: serves one – 1 zucchini, made into vegetable “linguine” (using a vegetableContinue reading “zucchini linguine, basil pesto & spinach”

perfect paleo pancakes | recipe

I do allow some dairy in my paleo diet, so with that in mind, here is the yummiest grain-free pancake recipe for your sweet weekend breakfast! Ingredients serves 2 – 2 organic eggs, lightly beaten – 225g ricotta – 1 tsp vanilla essence – 1 orange – 1 tbs coconut flour – coconut oil forContinue reading “perfect paleo pancakes | recipe”

tightening the reins

Remember my New Years Resolution? Well it’s now March and I’m finding general life & eating fairly easy with the paleo way, however, I have noticed a few too many paleo treats creeping in and portion sizes creeping up, so I’m reading and listening to podcasts to realign myself. I have also let my regularContinue reading “tightening the reins”

paleo banana + coconut bread

 So my New Years Resolution Revolution is going really well! I have been 100% paleo for 22 days and counting! I wanted to share with you my new fave sweet treat recipe which I discovered on Aussie TV chef personality & nutritionist Teresa Cutter’s website The Healthy Chef. It’s great for morning or afternoon teaContinue reading “paleo banana + coconut bread”

swedish meatloaf | paleo recipe of the week

Recently I bought the most awesome book; Primal Cravings by husband wife crossfit duo Megan & Brandon Keatley. It’s endorsed by Mark Sisson, one of the godfathers of the modern paleo movement, so you know it’s going to be great! Last night I created my first recipe from it’s pages…the only issue is that allContinue reading “swedish meatloaf | paleo recipe of the week”

kale & walnut pesto | paleo recipe of the week

People are always asking me what I do with kale.  I primarily use it to make green smoothies, as a side veggie for dinner (think sauteed kale & mushrooms) or in my scrambled eggs/omelette for brekkie. But I’ve found a new use! Kale & Walnut Pesto; totally paleo friendly and great with grilled/steamed fish orContinue reading “kale & walnut pesto | paleo recipe of the week”