Just for something different we decided to use lemon grass stems as skewers, the add a fresh tangy flavour to the fish. But you can use bamboo skewers if you want
1kg firm white fish fillets
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 fresh red thai chillies, chopped finely
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon peanut oil
4 x 30cm-long lemon grass stems [click to continue…]
Another fantastic easy to make, seafood dish. This Skewered Lemon Prawn dish works great on a BBQ Grill, extremely healthy and tasty.
1.5 Kgs large uncooked king prawns
1/4 Cup (60ml) olive oil
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
freshly ground black pepper [click to continue…]
Gumbo is a fish soup that originated from the south of Louisiana, and makes a great Paleo recipe.
¼ cup cooking fat;
1 large onion, chopped;
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into
2 cloves garlic, minced;
3 cups dark beef stock;
½ tsp hot sauce;
1 bay leaf;
3 chopped tomatoes;
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste;
1 ½ lbs raw shrimps, peeled and deveined;
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste; [click to continue…]
Sometimes, when you Barbeque, you want to do something a little different, you can always try a Spicy Vegetable Kebab to impress and get a hit of veges
1 Trimmed corn cob
2 baby eggplants, cut into 3cm slices
1 large red capsicum, cut into 4 cm pieces
1 large green capsicum, cut into 4 cm pieces
8 large truss cherry tomatoes
200g button mushrooms
Spicy Tomato Marinade
1/2 cup (125ml) tomato puree
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 long green chilli, chopped finely [click to continue…]
On a recent trip to Asia, we got to do a Vietnamese cooking class. One of the many dishes we got to cook was this amazing Hoi An Pancakes. Its a easy recipe to be able to cook at home as well. Great, simple way to impress friends and family.
Rice Batter – Ingredients
1 cup of dried rice flour
11/2 cups of fresh water
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder (or curry, saffron or food colour powder dissolved in water)
Rice Batter Method
Mix all together, leave in the room temperature for one hour.
The rest of the Ingredients
150 grams of finely cut shrimps, shelled and deveined (or any other seafood)
2 thin strips of pork
Vegetable oil for frying
2 thinly sliced spring onions
250 grams of bean sprouts
Topping mix – a selection of mint, coriander, Vietnamese basil, lettuce and bitter herb
Packet of rice paper [click to continue…]
Pasta is a easy dish to make, but most people get it wrong, its either over cooked, not cooked enough. You might of heard the old wifes tail about throwing cooked Spaghetti at the wall if it sticks its cooked if it doesn’t its under cooked. We wanted to give you 5 tops tips for how to cook pasta.
Make sure you use a big pot, enough to allow for one liter of water per 100 grams of pasta. [click to continue…]
Italian food is without a doubt one of our most favourite, what a great flavour, versatile and something that is simple and easy to make at home. Whereever possible when making your own sauces, make sure you use fresh ingredients.
550g Roma Tomatoes (ripe), Roughly chopped
15g onion, chopped
70g fresh ricotta, full cream
15g Grana Padano, grated
10g Pecorina Romano, grated
5g fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbs tomato concentrate or paste
3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste [click to continue…]
This Brazilian flavored Prawn dish is an excellent dish to get your metabolism to spike. Its got great flavour and is very easy to make, nice and tasty.
6 red chillies, finely chopped
50 ml groundnut oil
3 cloves garlic
4 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp sweet paprika
3 tsp salt
400 g raw prawns. [click to continue…]
The Paleo diet is often referred to as the caveman diet. Its pretty simple, the basis of the paleo diet is to turn back the clock and imitate the diet of our ancestors. Adopting a paleo lifestyle can feel challenging at times; it may often feel that as you look through the grocery store aisles, previously favorite foods are now off limits (You know Chips, pasta, Grains). In fact, many of the Western diet staples may need to be left out of your paleo shopping list leaving you confused about just what exactly you can indulge in on a paleo diet.
Learning How to Shop Paleo
Learning how to shop for a paleo based diet can take a bit of searching around and working out. Different grocery stores will often carry different products. With time, you will learn which places carry for favorite paleo items and where you can get the best paleo bargains and deals. Finding paleo products doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to shop in the all organic, upscale, overpriced swanky stores, however. Big name chains, like Costco or Woolworth also have an excellent variety of paleo friendly foods. [click to continue…]
Diet and Fitness have become a lifestyle for many people around the world, with the constant need to look their best, people don’t allow a pound to be added to their body and spend hours at the gym in an attempt to achieve the perfect body. With the unlimited fitness regimes and uncountable diets, people go to every extent to achieve their goal in the shortest duration possible. While most diets fail, there are few like the Paleo diet that works wonders for many, so let’s take a closer look at the Paleo diet benefits before jumping into it.
Before we go any deeper into the Paleo diet benefits, it is very important to get a proper understanding of what this diet is all about. The Paleo diet is shorthand for Paleolithic diet, if you think that we have lost our minds and going all stone age then you are somewhat right. For generations many people have wondered, that what was it that kept our ancestors so strong and fit, was it the lifestyle they led or the way they consumed their food? And the correct answer is what they had in their diet.
What we eat is what we are, and this holds especially true in terms of the Paleo diet. [click to continue…]