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Asian Beef Salad

by Foodie on July 29, 2014

This is a very healthy and tasty Asian flavored dish to try.   If you want a few tips on how to make your salad stand out, then check out this article on how to diversify your salads.

Asian Beef Salad 300x252 Asian Beef Salad

Ingredients

450 g Flank Steak [click to continue…]

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Simply Tips To Diversify Your Salads

by Foodie on July 29, 2014

Salads are a excellent addition to just about any meal.  They are easy simple and quick to make..  But if you’ve gotten a little bored with them, maybe to time to add a little extra with these simple tips to diversify your salads

taco salad spicy avocado dressing 300x199 Simply Tips To Diversify Your SaladsIf you like watercress ? try other greens with bite in your next salad.

Chicory

The ivory-colored leaves have a slight bit and a delicate crunch. Just one cup of chicory contains your daily requirement of vitamin L, a vital nutrient for blood and bone health. Pair it with crumbed blue cheese and pecans.

Radicchio

Mix these crunchy purple leaves into a salad of sweeter greens to punch up flavour and add a bit of pleasant bitterness, They’re also a good source of vitamins C and E, folate and potassium.

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Paleo Cookbook Series Review

by Foodie on July 28, 2014

 Paleo Cookbook Series ReviewHi, so I guess that I have been banging on a bit about Paleo and how great it is.  I thought I would take the time to actually review the Paleo Cookbook Series that I purchased. 

Now, I need to say this up front, there are plenty of these types of paleo cookbooks out there, just Google them and you will find plenty to look at.  I looked at a few different cookbooks, before I settled on this particular one.

Now just to cover what a Paleo diet  is [click to continue…]

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Buying Your First Paleo Cookbook

by Foodie on July 28, 2014

Paleo Recipes Every Day 224x300 Buying Your First Paleo CookbookLike I said before, there are plenty of Paleo diet cookbooks out there.  For me, I wanted to know a little about  out WHO was behind the Paleo Cook books, before I bought them

The Paleo Cook book author is Nikki Young.  Nikki Young has taken the time, to compile all the recipes that she has, into a pretty easy to follow book.

Now I don’t know  if this is Nikki’s only product.  I really think she’s complied a great product It did take me a while to realize some of the benefits that being on a Paleo diet could give, such as: [click to continue…]

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So I Tried Paleo Cookbooks

by Foodie on July 28, 2014

paleo living 300x187 So I Tried Paleo CookbooksHi, firstly thanks for stopping by.  First a little about me, I’m 40 (HATE that fact) and this site,  I have always tried to exercise and eat well (well mostly anyway).  Overtime and I guess getting older, I found that if I missed exercise for a few weeks or a month, it wasn’t to bad, I mean when I went back to exercising, sure my body hurt, but overall it wasn’t too bad.

It’s when I stopped eating well, I went downhill fast.  And when I say eating well, I mean instead I started eating processed food, high in sugar and alcohol.  I would notice it within days, I became lethargic, I felt like I was piling on the weight (maybe that was water retention), and I was bloated.  Yep I felt like crap. [click to continue…]

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Pumpkin and Chicken Curry

by Foodie on July 28, 2014

pumpkin chicken curry 300x200 Pumpkin and Chicken CurryIngredients

2 chicken breasts, sliced
5 cups pumpkin, diced
2tbs olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2tbs ground ginger
1tbs ground turmeric
2tbs ground coriander
2tbs ground cumin
1 ½ cups vegetable stock
1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped
Salt

Instructions

Fry onion and garlic in a large pan with oil on medium heat for 2minutes. Add chicken and cook stirring
constantly for 10minutes or until chicken has turned white.
Add pumpkin, ginger, turmeric, coriander and cumin and stir for 1minute.
Add stock and leave to simmer on low heat for 15minutes. Add chopped coriander, cover pan and cook
for a further 2minutes.

Season with salt to taste. Cool slightly before serving

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What Is A Paleo Diet?

by Foodie on July 28, 2014

Paleo1 300x81 What Is A Paleo Diet?The “Proof is in the Pudding”

All over the globe, people are asking the question: What is Paleo Diet? According to the historical archives, during the Stone Age, cavemen existed on a diet of plants, berries and wild animals. Some experts believe that because of our genetic programming, modern-day humans we should eat a diet similar to that of our ancient ancestors, in order to be healthy. Of course, we can’t eat exactly like the cavemen did because wild game (dinosaurs) are not readily available to most households.

The Paleo Diet emphasizes a modified version of the Stone Age regime that includes such foods as fruits, vegetables, seafood, lean meat, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats. Dairy foods, grains, processed food, sugar, legumes, alcohol and starches are to be avoided. The plan also encourages people to be physically active on a regular basis. [click to continue…]

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Broccoli and Pine-Nut Soup

by Foodie on July 28, 2014

broccoli soup Broccoli and Pine Nut SoupIngredients

1 onion, diced
1tbs oil
3 cups broccoli
3 cups chicken
or
vegetable stock
¼ cup pine-nuts

Instructions

Fry onion in a large pan with oil on medium heat until slightly browned. Add broccoli and stock and simmer for 10-15minutes or until broccoli has softened. Cool slightly. Place in a food processor or use an electric blender to form a smooth texture.

Heat to serve.

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Creating a Paleo Shopping List

by Foodie on July 28, 2014

I need to say this one up front, I hate shopping, and I mean passionately.  I am a 40 year old male, need  I say more ?  It doesn’t really matter what type of shopping, clothes, gift shopping or food.  It’s a difficult thing for me to plan and do. So to be able to stick to my Paleo diet, and plan a Paleo Shopping list, every week took a bit of getting used to.  I found the following tips helpful.

1.    Timing

I actually try to plan my shopping trips to be about the same time every week; I try to do at least one on a Wednesday after work, so I am at the shops about 5.30pm.  Then a bigger shop on a Saturday morning about 10am, just as the shops opens.  That way I am missing the crazy crowds, that usually annoy me.

  2.  Know where your shops are

If you live in a major city, usually no problem, the large shopping centers, will have a supermarket in it, that should have everything you need in it.  But if you live in a small town, that could be a little harder.  Usually with most supermarkets the ingredients you will want are on the outside aisles.  It’s usually the inner shelves and aisle that will have most of the processed foods you should keep away from.

Tip – Make sure you know where the natural food store is, if your local big supermarket doesn’t have the more exotic ingredients that you want, the natural food store will.

3.      Planning your weekly meals

Now, most paleo cook books you will buy, will have a food planner in it.  However, you might not be a fan of some of the things.  Then all you do is just take out what you don’t like and add in what you do, then work out what ingredients are needed for each meal, make a list and go to the shops and buy what you need. How easy is that  to create your paleo shopping list.

Tip – As I wrote above I tend to shop twice a week, So I plan what I eat a few days at a time.

4.       Left overs

Even with shopping twice a week, I make use of left overs. If I cook a nice Chicken curry the night before, I make enough for a few extra meals, So I might take in for lunch the next day. As well as a couple of dinner meals for when I don’t feel like cooking.

5.       Veggie and Herb garden

If you have space for it at home, You can also start you own paleo friendly garden,  A couple of weekends work, and you will have herbs and vegetables that you can use in your own Paleo recipes.  it also cuts down on the cost of shopping for some things.

That’s it, the nuts and bolts of how I make a Paleo shopping list, so I can minimize my time I spend shopping.   Being on a Paleo Diet is absolutely worth it, I feel better, I have much more energy and I’ve lost weight.  But for me to stay on it, I need to make it as easy for my lifestyle as possible.

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Paleo Cookbook Series Review

by Foodie on July 28, 2014

small square Paleo Cookbook Series ReviewHi, so I guess that I have been banging on a bit about Paleo and how great it is. I thought I would take the time to actually review the Paleo Cookbook Series that I purchased.

Now, I need to say this up front, there are plenty of these types of paleo cookbooks out there, just Google them and you will find plenty to look at. I looked at a few different cookbooks, before I settled on this particular one.

Now just to cover what a Paleo diet is

The Paleo Diet emphasizes a modified version of the Stone Age regime that includes such foods as fruits, vegetables, seafood, lean meat, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats. Dairy foods, grains, processed food, sugar, legumes, alcohol and starches are to be avoided. The plan also encourages people to be physically active on a regular basis. [click to continue…]

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