Monday, October 5, 2015

Paleo Superfood Porridge

Super scary to look at but super good for you! I actually love this type of food. It’s a good way to pack in a heap of nutrition all at once and as I’m not into smoothies this fits the bill perfectly. I actually really enjoy the taste and the consistency of this type of food. I have to be honest with you, no one else in my family likes this sort of stuff so I’m going out on a limb posting this one.

Each ingredient serves a purpose and lately I’ve found this to be the quickest and easiest way to get them all in. I used to make then into balls but I had a large batch go mouldy and had to throw them out which was waist of money, not something I like to happen wether I can afford it or not. The bonus is that I’ve added more to the meal by incorporating fruit or starchy veggies making it a more substantial. Good nutrition is something we will need to keep an eye on while we are on the road, not that we ever compromise it, we don’t feel the need. Nothing beats always feeling alive and well.
I’m going to ramble on a bit about the ingredients in this recipe and their benefits in an attempt to help convince you that it a good idea to give it a go. So let me apologise in advance for a bit of a long winded post but I find this stuff interesting and motivating.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Market Haul Miso Soup

I adore fresh greens and I love miso!!! I have a habit of buying way too much fresh spinach, silver beet, kale, bok choy and lately I've been able to get broccoli spinach. I didn't even know it existed. I found it at the Townsville City markets about a month and ago and can't get enough of it. It's wonderful buying straight from the farmer, picked the day before. If stored properly it stays super fresh for at least a week. Sometimes this is a bit hard for me in the van as I don't have much fridge space so it has to go in my big fruit and veg box my husband custom made to fit on one of our shelves. It's been a godsend as it stores all of your produce in a safe spot so that it doesn't fall all over the floor when we are on the road.

I stayed in Townsville for a month and spent 2 weeks of that by myself as my husband had to go to work. He's now doing job share and only has to go in every 6 weeks which is perfect as it gives us time to explore and travel in between and tops up the account for the next 6 weeks. We're busy working on a new project that I can't wait to share so that he doesn't have to do that anymore. Our new venture is healthy, wholesome and suitable for everyone. I'm very excited about it. It's been so hard not being able to share but it's not long now we are getting closer. :-)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Chicken Burrito Mince, a favourite Friday night ritual

Everyone had a favourite burrito or as we quite often call them in Australia, a wrap. For our family it's a Friday night ritual that we have what we call Burritos. If I didn't make this up for the boys they'd wonder what the heck was going on.

So, seen as we have left home and they now have to cook for themselves they asked me for the recipe, as you know I do this blog not only for you but also for myself and my family so I've shared it here so that they always have my recipes on hand. This ones for you Jordi, i'd say it won't take long and you'll master it and won't even need to look up the ingredients.

Coral Trout with Olives, Tomatoes and Sweet Potato in a Tropical beachside location.

We're having a great time here in Tropical North Queensland. We're house sitting at Kurrimine Beach just south of Cairns. It's a little fishing town across from Dunk Island. It's quite and sleepy with one service station, 3 caravan parks and 1 pub!! Oh and a small take away pizza shop!

The weekend we arrived they had a fishing competition the owners left us with a freezer full of freshly caught Coral Trout. To our amazement and excitement they told us we could help ourselves!! Wow! we love fresh fish and miss it from our days living in Darwin where we never ate fish unless it has been caught in the last 24 hours.

 Coral Trout with Olives, Tomatoes and Sweet Potato

Find the recipe here on the new site for our motor homing travels around Australia
where we share how we keep fit, eat healthy, house sit and how we cope with life on the road....

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Poached eggs in Ratatoulie

Living my life on the road now!! Yes! We've left home and my husband and I now live in a Motorhome traveling Australia blogging about our adventure. We talk about everything from the lifestyle, how we keep fit and healthy through exercise and eating as well as hiking, mountain biking, the lifestyle, free camping, house sitting, interesting people and places along the way and more. I'll be posting my recipes there but will visit here occasionally to see how things are going as this blog is still is my original baby. I thoroughly enjoy blogging and sharing my health alternative recipes so if you want to see what we're doing please head on over to our new blog Luving Life Living Free. 

Here's one of our favourite recipes while on the road, especially after a visit to a local farmers market and the produce is fresh and local.

Enjoy! :-) 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Salted Peanut and Choc Chip Cookies

I told you in the last post about my big cookie week. If you didn't see it and your a cookie fan check out my Lemon Pistachio Cookies? There super delicious as well. This is another creation from my cold weather baking spree and taking advantage of my beloved oven which I won't have in 10 days when we move into the motor home. Eeek!! If needed, we may buy a weber Q or similar to see if I can bake in it. Does anyone have one and know if this is possible? Please leave a message below as I love to hear your thoughts. I'm testing my ecopot today with a loaf of veggie bread so that will be an interesting experiment but I don't know that it will achieve the crisp crust which I'm going to miss. If it works then I'll be doing up a lot of stuff to share once we get going and settle into our new lifestyle.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lemon Pistachio Cookies

Why do I call these cookies? We're Aussies and we call them biscuits! I am so influenced by overseas markets, social media and the constant online bombardment of the foodie blogs that I follow of Cookie recipes!! I think if it called them biscuits most of my followers would think I was talking about scones! Yes, us Aussies call American biscuits Scones. Are you totally confused now? Well don't be it's easy... Biscuits are cookies and Scones are Biscuits! ;-) ... now I've totally confused you.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Paleo Pancakes with Blueberries, Banana

It's a cold Saturday morning, what better breakfast could you have then nice stodgy pancakes that don't make you feel sick!! Yep, these Paleo pancakes are grain free, gluten free and dairy free! I adore making pancakes for my family and it's been such a long time that they've wanted them I haven't had the pleasure standing over a nice warm stove with my GT! (green tea) on a cold winters morning.  Last Saturday they decided they decided they wanted them so I scoured the fridge and pantry and this is what I came up with... but I do have to admit we ducked down to the shop to get some Coyo (coconut yoghurt) to go with them as we where also on a mission to see what the hiking boots where like at Aldi that had gone on special that morning. Well, the hiking boots where useless, not our size and I don't think they'd have been any good so we ventured out after breakfast to find some reasonably priced and better quality foot and ankle protection for our impending adventures.