Recipes

Here I will post all of my favourite Paleo (or as close to paleo as I can be) recipes.  These are simple, quick and easy recipes. I promise you don’t need to be a masterchef to knock these bad boys out!

I have to apologise, there are some recipes I have found on internet pages and written them down….so long gone is the page I found them on.  I will try and post recipes with original sources or links where possible.

I am going to start with the recipe that I made last night:

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup 

  • 1 can of coconut milk. Recipe says 420ml….the can I used was only 400ml, so I just used Coconut Milk from a carton for the extra 20mls.
  • 475ml of chicken stock
  • chicken – (454grams) I wasn’t so precise with measuring this –  I cooked a whole roast chicken for my Sunday dinner, used some for Monday breakfast and just used some from that for my soup.
  • 1 inch piece of ginger – peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp. of lime juice
  • 1 tsp of fish sauce

Instructions

  1. Prepare and cut your chicken into slices or cubes and cook (fry in coconut oil if possible).  For me, I used the roast chicken from my dinner, killing two birds with one stone (not literally)
  2. In a pot, over a medium heat, heat your coconut milk, chicken stock and ginger.  Once it reaches the boil then turn it down to a simmer….in other words when it starts to really bubble, turn it down to a little tiny bubble.
  3. Add the chicken, lime juice, fish sauce, mushrooms and simmer for 10 or so minutes.
  4. You can top this with fresh chopped cilantro for a garnish.

(This recipe is from Easy Paleo Meal Plan Simple – Stephanie Gaudreau)

***You could make a nice cashew cream for a garnish also, simple soak cashews overnight in water, stick them into a blender and add water to you get your desired thickness….nom nom***

Enjoy!

Paleo Flatbread (one of my favourite everydays!)

This is such an easy recipe to make for those of you struggling to stop yourself from reaching for the bread bin. Its so nice just warm out of the oven and I will put a little footnote at the end of all the little extra bits you can add in.  I usually whip this up in the morning, stick the oven on to pre-heat and leave it to rest a minute and go walk the dogs.    When I come back, its shove it into the oven, and start doing my make up for work. Its really that simple.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. of coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp. of (I use gluten free) baking powder
  • pinch of salt (I use herb salt (herbivore brand) for added taste)
  • 1 good tbspn of coconut oil
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients together – coconut flour, salt, baking powder and give a good mix round…get your oven on to 180 degrees to preheat
  2. crack in the eggs and quick mixy mixy
  3. add in the coconut flour and give another quick mixy mixy – all ingredients should be well combined.
  4. Go do something – brush your teeth, wash your face, dance round the kitchen to your favourite song, or take the doggies for a dander.  Basically the flour needs a little minute to soak up all the moisture for the oil and eggs.
  5. Take a baking tray and spoon your mixture onto it.  spread it out with a spoon or spatula to make a flatish circle(ish) shape.  I usually get 2-3 little circles, but if you want to make one giant flatbread, knock yourself out.
  6. Stick it into the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the breads are golden brown. Take out, and if you cant wait, get them onto your plate and eat away.

I usually eat them with bacon and cashew cream, or a little maple syrup, or heres some other exciting elements you can add in:

  • Try adding shredded/desiccated coconut into the mix (told you I am obsessed with coconut
  • Add some chia seeds into the mix
  • Crush a few blueberries or raspberries into the mix
  • Caramelize some bananas with cinnamon for a nice topping – perfect for a Sunday morning
  • Or go wild and add them all in. Its your choice!

Protein Powder Pancakes

I make these more for my husband for breakfast. I usually leave my house for work at 7:20ish am, which is pretty early if you ask me. So when my alarm goes off at 6 – I have 1 hour 20 to get up, walk dogs, make hubby breakfast, get make up and hair done so that I don’t look like I have been trailed through a hedge backwards, dressed, dogs fed and out the door. So I make the batter for this the night before, stick it in the fridge and take it out about 20 minutes before making it….this means taking it out of fridge, setting it on counter, go walking dogs and by the time I get back we are good to go.

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops of oat flour (I blended porridge oats so they were very fine and it worked a treat)
  • 1 scoop of protein powder – I used PhD Pharma Whey Protein Powder (vanilla flavoured)
  • 25ml of milk (if wanting to make this a little more paleo friendly you could use coconut or almond milk – my husband doesn’t share my love of coconut, he likes real milk…..a lot)
  • 1 large egg
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • splash of vanilla extract (optional)

Instructions

  1. If you need to make your own oat flour – blend them until fine a more flour like consistency
  2. put all ingredients into a bowl and mix together until well combined – you can add more water if the mixture seems too thick
  3. Put in the fridge if you are saving this mixture to make for breakfast in the morning…or skip on past to step 4
  4. heat a pan over a medium high heat.  I used a little bit of butter to grease the pan slightly. Spoon some of the mixture into the pan and once the bottom is lightly coloured, flip it over. I was surprised at how easily they flipped – sometimes it can be a nightmare with pancake batters!
  5. Once golden brown on the other side, take them out of the pan and enjoy!

Try adding some additional extras – much like the flatbread, you can do so much with these – get inventive!

  • Add in shredded coconut (as always)
  • Top with some nut butter
  • Add banana or berries into the mix, or top with your fav low sugar fruit
  • Make a cashew or coconut cream for drizzling over, or drizzle over some maple syrup
  • top with bacon and scrambled eggs

http://www.foodforfitness.co.uk/protein-pancake-recipe-php#WKsJutZFDqA

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