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Essentials: Guacamole – MY Way (AIP/Paleo)

  “I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they’re either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live.” – Frank Bruni Last week, Tom Tom (the man formerly referred to as ‘the teenager’) and his girlfriend, the most lovely, Ellie, were around for Ellie’s first cooking session. In her very warm…

April 27, 2016
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Food Sides & Sauces Essentials

Essentials: How to Ferment Your Vegetables

I’ve adopted many ‘foodie habits’ since embarking on this health caper. I regularly make bone broth. I know where my animal protein comes from. And what it was fed. My vegetable consumption has tripled. At least. I now eat virtually nothing from packets. My most favourite ‘foodie habit’ of them all is fermenting my…

October 27, 2015
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JFC Roasted Vegetables
Food Sides & Sauces Essentials

Essentials: Roasted Vegetables (AIP-friendly)

  There is so much mis-information floating around about choosing to follow an ancestral-type diet, no matter what label you choose to apply. Possibly the most common thing I hear is, “But, it’s so meat heavy”… Certainly, it is true that sourcing a variety of quality pasture raised, happy protein that is free of antibiotics or added hormones is…

May 15, 2015
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Food Sides & Sauces Essentials

Tomato Passata Replacement (AIP-Friendly)

I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it. (Mae West) A while back, I wrote a wee piece on Autoimmunity and the Removal of Nightshades from Your Diet. I’m still ‘officially’ off nightshades. I use the inverted commas because I’ve discovered that white potatoes – in moderation, at least – seem to be…

February 23, 2015
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Food Sides & Sauces Essentials

How to Make Green Sauce (AIP-Compliant )

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate the gut, cause gut imbalance and activate the immune system. You can read more about the protocol and why I’m doing this here. A while back, I posted my recipe for the best ‘knock their socks off’ salsa verde. And,…

July 15, 2014
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Food Essentials

How to Render Your Own Lard AND Make Lardons!

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate the gut, cause gut imbalance and activate the immune system. You can read more about the protocol and why I’m doing this here. To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese…

April 11, 2014
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Food Health Drinks Essentials

Why Bone Broth is the Bomb…

It’s not art. It’s not haute cuisine. It’s not the latest new and groovy Sydney restaurant. It’s not even very sexy. But it is my biggest food obsession… It’s no secret that LM and I have undergone a massive paradigm shift in the last couple of years with the way we eat. The discovery of a combined…

April 2, 2014
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