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Avocado Pancake

avocado pancakeIf you’ve not tried an avocado pancake you have no idea what you’re missing out on! This avocado pancake recipe is quick, easy, healthy, clean eating, paleo, raw and delicious, if you ask me that ticks all of my boxes! If you need more reasons to eat avocado check out this post on all the health benefits.

So to make this avocado pancake breakfast all you need is half an avocado and 1 large egg. Ok so let’s do this! Scoop out half of an avocado and whisk or mash it up in a bowl until it is smooth. Then crack a large egg in to the avocado and mix in until it’s well combined. Heat a small frying pan and pop a small amount of olive oil or coconut oil into the pan, once it’s hot pour in your avocado mixture and roll in the pan to let it spread. As with normal pancakes use a spatula to test the edges and smooth out the mixture and wait for the avocado pancake to start bubbling holes in the top, then flip it and cook on the other side for another 30 seconds to 1 minute until your happy it’s cooked through.

Once your avocado pancake is cooked, pop it on a plate, spoon on some greek yoghurt and sprinkle on some cinnamon and a dash of maple syrup and oh boy you’ve got yourself THE most delicious avocado pancake breakfast you will ever taste!

You can try this with other ingredients too: use 1 banana a 2 eggs, or 1 small sweet potato and 2 eggs. Whichever tingles your tastebuds and it’s so healthy!!!

Love Roo xx

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Chilli

chilliOne of my favourite “stodge” recipes is a chilli, it makes me feel like I’m being naughty and eating something as treat but it’s actually super healthy and the chilli gives a nice fiery kick of heat to warm your cockles! This chilli recipe is quite simply a variation of my previous chilli recipe but with one amazing difference!! Whilst you are cooking the chilli, bake a potato. For best results, pre-heat your oven to 200C, prick your potato all over drizzle with olive oil, himalayan salt and a twist of pepper, then pop in the microwave for 5 minutes, turn and cook for a further 5 minutes and then pop it in the oven to crisp up the skin for 20 minutes. (make it paleo by using a sweet potato)

crockpot chilliNow, back to the chilli! Make sure you cook this exactly the same as my chilli recipe and let the sauce thicken. You can cook this quickly on the hob it doesn’t have to be done in the crockpot. Then once the potato has cooked, split in half and scoop out the flesh and pop in a bowl and mash it up so it’s really smooth. If you want to make it really creamy add a little bit of mashed avocado to it :). Then take your little potato boat and put it on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, then scoop some chilli and put it inside the potato (careful not to overload it!) and then repeat this for the other half of the potato. Finally using a fork or spoon put your mashed potato back on top of the chilli mixture inside your potato. sprinkle a smidge of cheese on it you like and then pop it back in the oven or under a grill to crisp up the potato mixture on top of the chilli, serve garnished with fresh coriander.

So what’s so great about this chilli recipe? Firstly you’re getting a really good mix of fats, proteins and carbs, and secondly by putting your chilli mixture into your potato it’s really helping you to manage your portion control! Double whammy!

Try it out for yourself! I promise you there is no other chilli recipe quite like it!

Love Roo xx

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Salsa Recipe

Salsa recipeSo after a camping trip with some of my paleo buddies a friend of mine made the MOST delicious salsa and I’ve taken her recipe and tweaked it a bit to make my own salsa recipe! This salsa recipe is amazing because it goes really well with fajitas or with salad on it’s own, or with hummus and pitta bread. Honestly the possibilities are endless! So without further ado here are the recipes and method for my homemade salsa recipe (warning; it’s garlicy!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 red pepper finely diced
  • 2 tomatoes deseeded and finely diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic finely diced
  • 2 spring onions finely diced
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • A handful of fresh chopped coriander

Method:

  1. Chop all of the ingredients and mix together (yep it’s that simple!)

Pop in an airtight container and pop your delicious salsa in the fridge ready for consumption! If you want to add more colour and make your own salsa recipe why not add some green peppers into the mix as well? It’s also really nice if you squeeze some lime over the top to give a zesty flavour and make your salsa recipe fit your own tastebuds!

Love Roo xx

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Coconut Matcha Truffles

Coconut Matcha TrufflesSo my latest obsession has been a matcha green tea latte and because I had purchased a sack of matcha powder I wanted to see what else I could do with it so I attempted a sweet treat of coconut matcha truffles! So before I give you the recipe and ingredients for these oh so mouth wateringly delicious coconut matcha truffles I am going to give a little bit of detail as to why matcha powder is so good for.

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Caribbean Chicken

caribbean chickenI love a bit of spice and eating clean, this Caribbean chicken recipe is the perfect meal for adding some flavour and as few calories as possible to your plate. Caribbean chicken is not only flavoursome but it’s so colourful too! I like to try and get as much colour into my dish as possible.

Caribbean Chicken Ingredients:caribbean chicken

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 sweet potatoes cubed
  • 4 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Dunns River Chicken Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 spring onion thinly sliced
  • 1 green chilli diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin kidney beans (or substitute black beans if you prefer)
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander finely chopped

Caribbean Chicken Recipe Method:

  1. Firstly chop all of your veggies and mix in a bowl and put to one side
  2. Dice the chicken into bite size chunks
  3. Put 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the pan to heat up and melt, then add your chicken
  4. Cook the chicken for 5 – 10 minutes
  5. Add 1 tbsp of your Caribbean Chicken seasoning mix
  6. Add 1 tsp of chilli powder
  7. Cook for a couple of minutes and stir to ensure the chicken is evenly coated
  8. Pop all of your veggies into the pan and mix well
  9. Add the chopped tomatoes and chicken stock
  10. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer
  11. Cook for 30 minutes stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn’t stick to the pan, add more water if necessary
  12. Drain and stir in the kidney beans and cook for a further 5 – 8 minutes
  13. Scatter chopped coriander over the top of your Caribbean chicken and then devour!

Caribbean chickenWho knew that a healthy, paleo, clean eating Caribbean Chicken dish could be so easy to make?! If you want something on the side try making some cauliflower rice to have with it.

Love Roo xx

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Meaty Pizza

Meaty PizzaI love meat and that’s a fact so when I get to make this meaty pizza recipe I am filled with all kinds of happiness! A meaty pizza isn’t quite what you imagine, it’s actually a meaty pizza base and it is THE BEST!

The great thing about this recipe is that is totally paleo!

To make your meaty pizza you will need:

  • 1 pack of minced beef
  • 1tbsp paprika
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp cumin
  • half red onion
  • Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Chopped peppers
  • Chopped coriander
  • Rocket or Salad

Meaty Pizza Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C
  2. Take a pizza tray and line it with parchment paper
  3. In a mixing bowl mix together the minced beef, paprika, cumin and garlic powder
  4. Spread the mixture onto the pizza tray and bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes until cooked
  5. Remove from the oven and using a kitchen towel remove the excess juice from the meat
  6. Spread some greek yoghurt over the meat, then sprinkle some of the parmesan cheese on top, then scatter the diced red onion and peppers and then put on some more parmesan cheese.
  7. Cook for another 15 minutes.
  8. Serve on a bed of rocket or salad with some chopped coriander on top.

Love Roo xx

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Chickpea Snacks

Chickpea SnacksChickpea snacks are the best little bitesize of deliciousness you can make at home. They are cheap, easy to make and are great to bag up to take on the go. I like to make these for road trips, or to keep in my drawer at work. The great thing about these chickpea snacks is that you can make any flavour you want and the process is exactly the same.

To make your own chickpea snacks all you need to do is pre-heat your oven to 190C. Then drain your tin of chickpeas and put them into a bowl, It’s best to try and pat them dry with some kitchen towel to try and get the damp out. Finally drizzle with olive oil or melted coconut oil, then add in your flavour of choice, either sprinkle in some garam masala powder, or chili or paprika powder.Then pop on a baking tray covered in parchment paper. and bake in the over for 30 – 40 minutes.

Chickpeas are super healthy and are really low in calories and will help fill you up, so it makes the perfect snack between meals to help tide you over.

Enjoy your delicious, healthy baked chickpea snacks!

Love Roo xx

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Halloumi Cheese Recipe

Halloumi Cheese Recipe

Halloumi cheese with honey, pistachios rosemary and thyme

This halloumi cheese recipe is the best! It is perfect as a small meal on it’s own when you’re not really hungry on a hot summers day, and also makes a great side dish for steak or salad. I do love a versatile recipe!

This little beauty couldn’t be any easier! All you need is to grill your halloumi until it’s browned on both sides, then chop up some pistachios and scatter them over the top, drizzle some honey over everything. And then finally chop up a little bit of fresh rosemary and thyme and sprinkle that over the lot. And hey presto you’ve got yourself one flavoursome treat!

Enjoy!

Love Roo xx

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Courgette Quiche

courgette quicheThe mighty courgette is a life saver when it comes to trying to eat clean, you can use it in almost anything and everything including this amazing courgette quiche recipe! It will leave you feeling full, it’s healthy and you can use it as a meal on it’s own or a side for something else, it’s really quite versatile. Give it a go and see what you think 🙂 Mama Roo loved it!

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Pancake Recipe

pancake recipe

Pancake recipe

Every now and again I absolutely crave pancakes and won’t be happy until I’ve had some, so here is a yummy pancake recipe to satisfy those cravings! I made mine a with 50 / 50 gluten free flour and coconut flour.

This pancake recipe is really quick and easy to make and even easier to eat! Check it out!

pancake recipe honey and pecanIngredients:

  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk or soured cream
  • 3 tbsp honey / agave nectar / maple syrup
  • Handful of chopped pecans

Method:

  1. In a bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients (excluding the pecans)
  2. Gradually add in the wet ingredients until the mixture is smooth
  3. Heat a small frying pan and heat a little bit of coconut oil
  4. Pour in a small amount of the mixture and wait for it to bubble on the top, then flip it and cook for a few more seconds to brown it off. Repeat!
  5. Finally you can stick a little bit of butter (if you’re having a treat!) and some honey, maple syrup or agave nectar on the top and then sprinkle the pecans over the top.
  6. Other topping suggestions are; desicated coconut or coconut flakes, ground cinnamon or nutmeg, a pinch of coconut sugar, or go savoury and add a slice of bacon.

Love Roo xx

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