Paleo Recipes

Green Jalapeno Harissa Dip

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Green Jalapeno Harissa Dip

Going Keto can be challenging when you run out of ideas. One way to breakthrough this challenge is to have an array of different sauces to make the same ingredient taste like a new invention. This recipe contains no added sugars and is incredibly keto friendly. (Plus it's vegan, gluten-free and soy-free!)I love Harissa paste and when I received these beautiful organic jalapeno, I was inspired to make a super spicy and flavourful harissa sauce in a green color. I thought by using raw Jalapeno, I would make a VERY spicy sauce... but this  miserably failed. To my surprise, raw Jalapenos are not that spicy....

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Lacto Fermented Lemons (Salted Lemons)

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Lacto Fermented Lemons (Salted Lemons)

We have just received beautiful lemons from South Africa!  These lemons are sweeter than the lemons we are used to - they actually taste like a sweet, juicy 'fruit'Lemons are great to hold on to - and when ordered in bulk, we need to figure out what to do with them. Today, we use a new technique to preserve lemons, so that we can enjoy them for a long time. This recipe is simple and commonly found in Moroccan dishes... Salted Lemons! This is a lacto-fermentation process with just salt and lemon, making it delicious and gut-friendly. There are many variations of the recipe. Some include...

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Vegan Ricotta "Cheeze" (no fermentation)

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Vegan Ricotta "Cheeze" (no fermentation)

Making vegan cheese is not that complicated. Especially if it doesn't require fermentation.    In this blog, I'd like to share a simple yet tasty vegan cheese recipe.Here are the tools and ingredients you'll need.  Soy Milk. Pure Soy milk with simple ingredients (Soy and water!) is the best. Lemon Juice Natural Salt Cheese clothIt is good to have a tight weave cloth and not the muslin cloths for this cheese.   Saucepan Spatula Use a heat resistant spatula to mix the soy milk in the pot. Mixing Bowls   ...And a sieve!Once you have that all, let's get started! Vegan Ricotta "Cheeze" (no fermentation)(approx....

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No fail, Flourless Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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No fail, Flourless Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rainy season + kids at home = we need to be creative to keep them entertained with some healthy treats! This is a recipe that I came up with when I had to keep my girls occupied with some activities during the heavy rain during Hong Kong summers. The beauty of this recipe is that you can whip this up in 5 minutes, get the kids busy with the shaping and bake it in 10 to 12 minutes, depending on your oven and the thickness of the cookies. There is also no such thing as "underbaked" with this recipe as all ingredients can...

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Ashwagandha Coffee, Yin and Yang, energy and grounding.

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Ashwagandha Coffee, Yin and Yang, energy and grounding.

Ashwagandha has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. Some call it Indian ginseng. It has a calming and grounding effect which helps us balance out our body and as a result some positive "side effects" you may feel less stress, better mood, and more focused!I came across this concept of mixing coffee with ashwagandha in a cooking class where one lady from Australia told me that this is what she started drinking in Byron Bay.   Basically you mix a Tablespoon of ashwagandha powder into your coffee and drink that in the morning. Both coffee and ashwagandha are natural...

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