Simple Gluten Free Buckwheat Bread

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Since I’ve been eating a gluten free diet, I’ve avoided gluten free substitutes, as they’re usually full of ingredients that don’t fit my definition of real food. I tend to focus on eating lots of fruit and veggies, meat and healthy fats, and haven’t really missed the bread and pasta and other grain-based foods. Until now, that is.

Recently I came across a recipe for fermented buckwheat bread on Facebook. Instead of the usual list of ingredients, this recipe only used two – buckwheat and water, so I decided to give it a go. Plus I had a bag of buckwheat in the pantry that needed to be used up.  [Read more…]

Paleo Chocolate Slice

Paleo chocolate slice

I love my homemade chocolate recipe, but it’s not practical as a lunchbox snack because it needs to be kept in the fridge. Lately I’ve been experimenting with a more solid chocolate slice, based on almond butter, rather than coconut oil.

This slice will keep its structure out of the fridge. However, I do still keep it in the fridge in the Brisbane summer, since it does become a little soft out of the fridge. The sesame seeds add a nice crunch and texture to the slice, and the coconut adds a bit of structure. My housemate and I have both been enjoying it during late nights at uni working on our theses. [Read more…]

52 Weeks of Kale – Thai-Style Stewed Pork and Kale

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In September 2013 I decided to expand my repertoire of kale recipes by posting a new recipe every week. The 52 Weeks of Kale project was born!

This is my try at recreating one of the dishes I ate in Thailand – Stewed pork limb. Last weekend I slow-cooked a pork shoulder that I’d had in my freezer for a while. By cooking it ahead of time I was able to use the pork for several different meals (including Thai and Mexican). I also added in kale to up the vegetable content of the meal, and I have to say it’s pretty close to the stewed pork I had in Thailand. [Read more…]

52 Weeks of Kale – Kale and Sweet Potato Pizza

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In September 2013 I decided to expand my repertoire of kale recipes by posting a new recipe every week. The 52 Weeks of Kale project was born!

One of my favourite ways to eat kale is on pizza. If you’re not a huge fan of kale (or you’re cooking for people who aren’t), the other toppings help disguise the flavour a little. Plus the kale goes crispy as the pizza cooks, giving it a similar texture to kale chips[Read more…]

52 Weeks of Kale – Green Smoothies

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In September 2013 I decided to expand my repertoire of kale recipes by posting a new recipe every week. The 52 Weeks of Kale project was born!

First of all, the winners of the double passes to the Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show. Congratulations Tracey, Josh, Mart, Lu and Lyn F. I will email you all the details for collecting your tickets in the next couple of days.

Today’s recipe is a short, sweet one. Green smoothies have become very popular lately and are a great way to get extra greens in your diet. The trick to making a good kale smoothie is to include lots of fruit to cover the taste of the kale. I also like to include lemon juice to counteract the sweetness of the fruit, and to help with the absorption of iron from the kale. [Read more…]