Paleo

Parmesan & ham baked cauliflower…Lazy lady’s paleo dinner.

I’ve got so much happening right now but still gotta eat! Starting study combined with paleo style eating has proved to be a good weight loss tool. I only take a few things like nuts, a boiled egg, salad to school..black coffee is probably actually sustaining me. Please note…I do not profess to be a purist paleo. I’m giving it my best shot, which at the moment, is a hard line on no grains. Coffee will probably stay, chocolate sometimes sneaks in, and my husband brews beer…so…

Anyway..We are also moving house and I should be packing right now. So here’s a quick one…

Parmesan & ham baked cauliflower

Par boil quarter of a cauliflower. Chuck it in a tray with some chopped ham, a knob of butter, a sprinkle of Parmesan and dried herbs. Bake for 10 minutes to crisp the ham slightly and crunchify the Parmesan, voila! Dinner in 11 minutes!

Next time I’m going to try and find something that will make it more creamy…maybe a coconut & chicken version. Mmm.

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Date, Almond, Coconut & Banana Slice

So I tried something new and it turned out so delicious, I thought I better share! I love this because its takes about 30 seconds to make, has no sugar but is a yummy sweet treat. You paleontologists will love this!

Now, my style of cooking is pretty experimental, and I try to keep things as healthy as possible. The other thing about these type of “recipes” is that I sometimes don’t remember exactly how much I put in. Here’s a guide..

Banana date nut slice

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2 c almond meal*
1 c dates
1 c desiccated coconut
3/4 c cashew nuts
1/2 – 3/4 c coconut oil
2 bananas
2 eggs
Vanilla

Chop dates and cashews and add them to almond meal and coconut in a bowl. In another bowl, mash up all your wet ingredients together – eggs, oil, banana and vanilla. Then make a well in the dry ingredients and mix!
Pour into a slice tin and cook for about 25 mins or so. Eat hot, cold or frozen!

*Please note… I never use pre made almond meal, I buy bulk almonds (from Aldi mostly) and blitz them in the food processor myself. It’s much cheaper and you get a wholemeal effect from the skin still being on, plus they aren’t blanched or anything. Win!

Healthy Chocolate Pie – yes.

Ok. It’s time to get back into this blogging business. I’ve been putting off starting again for the new year. I don’t really know why.┬áMany exciting things are happening, and on my mind, I’d like to share some of it with anyone who might listen/read, so stay tuned.

Food is always an easy one for me, so lets start with a delicious healthy recipe! (more…)