Mocha Energy Bites
Apr24

Mocha Energy Bites

I’ve been trying to fit in more protein into my diet. Obviously, this is usually in the form of meatballs. But on this occasion, I decided a sweet bite with some protein powder would work out quite well as a portable snack. Really hits the spot sweet wise… doesn’t really tick the box proteinwise. But tasty nevertheless! Ingredients 72g dates (about 12 dates), pits removed 90g roast almonds 60g vanilla protein powder...

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Chipotle Nectarine Muffins
Apr02

Chipotle Nectarine Muffins

Had some friends visiting for a few days, which meant that we ate out quite a bit. Yay! But it also meant on Monday I realized that I needed to cook with what I could find in the fridge… which was all approaching the Best Before date. This inspired me to create something. Because we all know what a fan of meat and fruit I am… and a fan of meatballs. But these are different! These are muffins! Totally different. They are...

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Raspberry Cocoa Energy Scones
Mar11

Raspberry Cocoa Energy Scones

Yeah, I know. More scones…. This is REALLY similar to the sweet potato tuna scones I made in January. But different. But they came out so well, I decided they deserved their own page. I found a baked sweet potato in the oven this morning. For some bizarre reason I bake 3 sweet potatoes whenever I bake them, and then consequently forget about the last one. So it was nice and well cooked (not burned!) when I discovered it this...

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Pork, sage, apple n leek meatballs
Feb23

Pork, sage, apple n leek meatballs

Well, the title really says it all, doesn’t it? I’m back on my meatball kick now. I guess I just love the simplicity of rolling meat into a ball and making all sort of meals from it. I mean, I could make spaghetti and meatballs (obviously with courgette noodles), or meatball sandwiches (yeah, again, something other than bread – probably a courgette), meatball over (cauliflower) mash, meatballs and gravy, meatball...

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Blueberry Protein Blast with Oatbran
Jan28

Blueberry Protein Blast with Oatbran

First off, this recipe is NOT paleo. I know most of my recipes are paleo or primal to suit the grain-free diet. In fact, 90% of the time, this is how I eat. But in an effort to shove more fiber and carbs into my diet (I’m a bit of a carb-o-phob….). I decided to stick a little bit of oat bran in my day every once in a while. I’m actually following a program by The Metabolic Effect, (there’s a pretty interesting...

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Sweet Potato Tuna Scone
Jan21

Sweet Potato Tuna Scone

I baked a couple of sweet potatoes the other day. I haven’t baked a potato in years! I had one with some homemade meat sauce and it was lovely. But then I didn’t know what to do with the other potato… But here’s what I came up with… a sweet potato tuna scone! I struggle in the mornings to come up with an idea that is quick and grab and go. Not that I need to grab and go, actually, as I don’t...

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Cabbage chips
Jan02

Cabbage chips

Guess what I got for Christmas? A dehydrator!! Have wanted one for a while, but never quite got ’round to it. So far I’ve dehydrated courgettes, cucumber, orange peppers and cherry tomatoes. But today I tried something different. And WOW. So excited about this one…. I used ‘Chou Vert’ which, apparently, is also known as Savoy Cabbage. I would have made this with Kale, but we can’t get kale in Spain....

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Raspberry Chipotle Meatballs
Nov28

Raspberry Chipotle Meatballs

Yes! More meatballs. I’m not a big fan of fruit. I don’t know why. I just rarely eat fruit on its own. But combine the fruit with meat, and I’m there. I love the combination. So when I found some raspberries in the supermarket the other day, I figured, I could do something with this…. Ingredients 750g ground pork 150g bacon 150g raspberries 1 red onion (200g) 3 garlic cloves 150 grams raspberries 1 tablespoon...

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Meatballs from Practical Paleo (mostly)
Nov17

Thanksgiving Stuffing Meatballs from Practical Paleo (mostly)

I sorta think of Thanksgiving as a trial-run for Christmas. All the lovely recipes start appearing in my Facebook and RSS feeds and it gives me a six week headstart on Christmas dinner planning because we don’t actually celebrate Thanksgiving here, obviously. But this year I’m not in charge of dinner at Christmas. So I just have to make the scrumptious sounding recipes as and when! I love my Practical Paleo cookbook. It is...

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Bacon Chocolate Muffins
Nov10

Bacon Chocolate Muffins

There is something indescribable about the combination of bacon and chocolate. It either fills you with horror or delight. For me, it’s delight. I’ve made chocolate covered bacon before, so why not have a go at chocolate bacon muffins. I didn’t let the fact that I don’t have any muffin liners stop me. But in hindsight, I should have let that stop me. So, in a case of do as I say and not as I do, let me suggest...

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