Posts Tagged ‘Paleo’

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Eggs in Blankets

Eggs in BlanketsEggs are such a great and healthy way to start the day. Before I decided to change my diet, bread was a big part of my breakfast and I couldn’t get my head around what you would have with your eggs or with your bacon, because everything should be sandwiched or on toast! Don’t get me wrong I still eat bread from time to time and I’ll have a nice sourdough loaf in the freezer for those occasions but I’ll let you in on a secret you can make a tasty breakfast without toast!!!

So here’s the simple recipe for eggs in blankets. It’s a quick an easy way to cook your eggs and up your protein intake. And you can try this with turkey rashers as well as bacon..

Ingredients:

  • 6 rashers of bacon
  • 3 large eggs
  • a pinch of chilli flakes
  • a pinch of pepper
  • chopped coriander for garnish
  1. First of all pre-heat the oven to 160C (fan-assisted).
  2. Then grease a muffin tin with some coconut oil or ghee. Line each part of the muffin tin with one rasher of bacon.
  3. Now you have 2 options here and it depends on how you like your bacon; I like mine well done so I put the bacon lined muffin tin in the oven for 5 minutes before adding the egg mixture. If you like your bacon just cooked skip straight to step 4
  4. Beat 3 eggs (1 egg will make 2 portions) and add in some pepper and chilli flakes for flavour
  5. Pour the egg mixture into your bacon parcels
  6. Pop in the oven and bake your eggs in blankets for 15 minutes
  7. Remove the egg and bacon nest from the muffin tin and scatter with coriander to taste.

And there you have it, an easy recipe to make eggs for breakfast without any bread and plenty of flavour! 🙂

Enjoy!

Love Roo xx

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Nut Milk

Nut milk

Nut Milk

People mocked my nut milk bag purchase despite this being something I’d wanted to buy for AGES but had never quite gotten around to it. I have to say buying this was literally one of the single most exciting days of my life, only trumped by the fact that I actually made my own nut milk quickly a few days later!!

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Hummus

Hummus

Homemade Hummus Recipe

Hummus is amazing! It’s the one thing I cannot avoid when there are snacks out at a party! And the great thing is that if you make your hummus at home it’s super duper healthy 🙂

Hummus seemed like a really daunting thing for me to make but it’s actually surprisingly easy. It takes a few minutes to make and a few minutes to eat!

The only ingredients you’ll need to make this is:

  • 1 tin of chickpeas (drained)
  • 1 red pepper chopped roughly
  • 1 clove of chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste or almond butter.

To make your hummus simply pop all of the ingredient into a blender and blitz until it’s smooth. Spoon into a jar and refrigerate until you want to devour it! I like having mine with slightly heated pitta bread, sticks of pepper or carrot sticks 🙂

Hope you enjoy!! Why not follow my instagram account for more delicious recipe inspiration! And share your own by tagging me @RooDeRennes.

 

Love Roo xx

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Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks - Rosemary Roasted Pecans

Healthy Snacks – Rosemary Roasted Pecans

So the January resolutions of getting fit and healthy are in full swing but there is one thing getting in your way; healthy snacks! So many people fall at this hurdle, they’re at work and suddenly the munchies take hold of you and you’re suddenly starving and it’s hours until lunch time! Noooooooo! Then you check your purse and trundle off to the vending machine and buy the “healthy” flapjack! Be prepared people! Making your own healthy snacks so you can have a stash in your bag or in your desk drawer is a great way to make sure you don’t fall off of the wagon! My latest healthy snack was inspired by Madeleine Shaw and is so quick and easy to make that you’ll be kicking yourself for not having done it sooner!

Rosemary roasted pecans is the best of all the healthy snacks! Firstly in my opinion pecans always taste better when they’re roasted and secondly nuts have all of the yummy good fats that you need in you want and not all of the bad sugary fats that you want to avoid.

So here’s what you do. Preheat your oven to 160C. Take your pecans and scatter them on a baking tray. Drizzle some melted coconut oil over them or some rapeseed oil. Then take some fresh rosemary and fling across the nuts! Shake the tray so everything gets all mixed together. Then bake in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes. Once the nuts have cooled a little, take some kitchen paper and put it on the work surface, then sprinkle the nuts on top then get some more kitchen paper and put it on top and then dab the nuts just to get off any excess oil, pop the nuts in a little baggy or tupperware container, and now you have the ultimate, most delicious of all healthy snacks at your fingertips whilst you are on the go!

Love Roo xx

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Butter Chicken Curry

Butter Chicken Curry is the ultimate fakeaway! Dieting is hard right? Wrong! Living a clean eating life is actually really easy because you get to make your own version of your favourite butter chicken curry takeaway at home. For less. And with fewer calories. And with more nutrients. Yay! Imagine how good it feels to eat the naughty food which isn’t actually all the naughty and you can leave the table without the horrible greasy bloated gut feeling!

Well imagine no more. Try out this butter chicken curry recipe with either wholegrain rice or quinoa (non-paleo option) or cauliflower rice (paleo option):

Butter chicken curry clean eating recipe

Butter Chicken Curry – Clean Eating Recipe

Marinade – mix together:
1/2 can coconut milk
1/4tsp coriander
1/4tsp cumin
1/4tsp garam masala
1/4tsp paprika
1/4tsp turmeric
4 chicken breasts diced

Then sauté 5 cloves garlic diced, and a small chunk of ginger diced, then add 1/4tsp each of coriander, garam masala and cumin.
Mix together
Then add the marinade chicken
Then add the remaining 1/2 can of coconut milk and 1 carton of pasata
Serve on whole grain rice (or cauliflower rice if paleo) with a spoonful of Greek yogurt and some chopped parsley or coriander sprinkled on top

#curry #recipe #paleo #cleaneating #rawsome #healthy #foodie #notadiet

Love Roo xx

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Chimichurri

This amazing chimichurri steak recipe is delicious! By making this chimichurri you can liven up the taste of steak and make it really flavoursome. If you’ve never tried chimichurri steak you are missing out. The one thing I love about living my paleo-ish life is that I can still eat what most people consider to be “naughty food” and it’s actual 100% healthy, it’s tasty and is a billion times nicer than eating anything out of a packet.

January is a really easy time to eat healthy because everyone wants to make a good head start! But going forwards into the year and maintaining it is when it starts to get a little bit more difficult. But with recipes like this and with food as delicious as this it is so easy to stick to eating and fuelling your body with the right food! By following this clean way of eating you are setting yourself up for instant success with a body that is ready to go, you don’t feel sluggish, you will lose a few lbs or more if you decide to exercise alongside it. Everything you want to achieve starts with this simple first step and will help build a solid foundation for moving forwards into a happy and healthy 2016.

chimichurri steak

chimichurri steak

To make the chimichurri steak mix just mix together:

  • 2tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1tsp oregano
  • Handful of fresh coriander
  • Handful of fresh parsley
  • Chopped chilli to taste
  • Chopped garlic to taste
  • 2tbsp olive oil

    Drizzle over cooked steaks and enjoy.

 

Check out this chimichurri steak recipe as well as my other recipes on my Instagram.

And remember you can mix it up a little bit you don’t just have to put it on your steak why not drizzle it over a salad or on a baked sweet potato.

Love Roo xx

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Black Beans Burger

Spicy black bean burger recipeI have always had an obsession with black beans and now it’s a full blown love affair with this spicy black bean burger recipe! I really suffer with acne and as a 31 year old it’s pretty devastating that my skin is still behaving like a teenagers, so I was doing some research and a few things that came up was that it might be a good idea to cut back on red meat to improve hormonal acne. I am a huge fan of meat especially beef and was pretty worried about giving up or cutting back on beef burgers, but with this spicy black bean burger recipe I can assure you that I certainly have nothing to worry about and I can hand on heart say that I would choose this every time! Black beans are sooooo nice! They have a whole load of health benefits too; black beans are high in protein and fibre so are a great option for vegetarians needing alternative sources of protein, they’re loaded with iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc which will help to build and maintain healthy bones. Black beans are also naturally low in sodium so they help to lower blood pressure. And finally black beans as a high fibre food will increase satiety and reduce appetite, which will help you to feel fuller for longer so you won’t be reaching for the cookie jar!

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Chinese stirfry

chinese stirfrySo the other day Roo Boy was craving Chinese food so I made him this delicious and healthy Chinese stirfry to keep us both happy!

So how do you go about making this scrumptious chinese stirfry I hear you ask, well let me tell you! Chinese stirfry is quick, easy, cheap to make and doesn’t have to be greasy!

Chop 1 sirloin steak per person and cook in a wok until browned evenly
Meanwhile boil some water and add 1 nest of wholemeal noodles per person and cool for 4 minutes
Add 2tbsp of Worcestershire sauce, 2tbsp of Chinese wine and 3tbsp soy sauce to the beef and stir and simmer
Drain the noodles and add to the beef mixture
Then add frozen peas and simmer until the peas are cooked.
Serve in bowls and sprinkle some fresh coriander over the top for extra flavour

Make this chinese stirfry recipe completely paleo by using courgetti instead of noodles 🙂

Love Roo xx

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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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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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