30 Must Try Yummy & Healthy Casseroles

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There are many reasons to love a good casserole – they are comforting, easy to make, and you get to use up a lot of the leftover ingredients in one dish. I used to make a lot of casseroles when I was a university student because they were cheap to make and I could feed a crowd (aka my flatmates). I can’t say I paid much attention to the nutritional values of those casseroles at the time so they were often heavy, made with pasta and way too much cheese. Let’s just say there are much healthier ways to make a casserole and that’s why I’ve put together this round up of nourishing casserole recipes.

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Irena Macri

By Irena Macri

Irena Macri is a recipe developer and food blogger, best known for her paleo inspired cookbook Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook. She is a passionate cook who draws on her love of world cuisines and all-natural ingredients to produce delicious recipes that promote wellness and longevity.

Salted Caramel Bites

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We love a little treat here and there and these salted caramel bites are absolutely lush! They are full of healthy fats and protein and are made with only natural sweeteners. Enjoy with a cup of tea or make a larger batch for your next party. [Read more…]

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The Rise of The Fermenting Revolution & What They Don’t Tell You

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We are in the midst of a fermenting frenzy, which I think is actually only going to get bigger and bigger. This is all amazing and good for our gut health – right? Not always. Well, read this first!

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Healthy Hors D’oeuvres & Canapés Round Up

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People often think about celebratory and festive foods as something decadent and indulgent, something they shouldn’t eat too much of unless they’re prepared to go on a mini detox the day after. And it’s hard to keep the balance right when you’re surrounded by unhealthy junk food at the office and birthday parties. We have a solution!

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Irena Macri

By Irena Macri

Irena Macri is a recipe developer and food blogger, best known for her paleo inspired cookbook Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook. She is a passionate cook who draws on her love of world cuisines and all-natural ingredients to produce delicious recipes that promote wellness and longevity.

Birch & Maple Water – New Kids On The Block. Are they worth all the fuss?

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So, unless you have been living under a rock, I’m sure you are all well aware that coconut water has been the ‘go-to’ for a super cool, wellness conscious, friendly drink. It has been the drink of choice for some – to have post workout, as a base to your smoothie or as a mixer in your favourite mocktail.

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.

Nourishing Jerusalem Artichoke & Carrot Soup

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Today’s soup is a marvellous fusion of two nutritious root vegetables – Jerusalem artichokes and carrots. It’s the more sophisticated sibling of the pumpkin soup, nutty and savoury with more complex flavour.  Great in summer and winter, this soup is a perfect light meal in itself or can be served as a dish in a two-course dinner. For those following the 28 Day Rejuvenate Program, this is a great dish to have on cleansing Mondays.

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Irena Macri

By Irena Macri

Irena Macri is a recipe developer and food blogger, best known for her paleo inspired cookbook Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook. She is a passionate cook who draws on her love of world cuisines and all-natural ingredients to produce delicious recipes that promote wellness and longevity.

20 Awesome Recipes Using A Spiralizer

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I love my spiralizer! It makes preparing vegetables quick, easy, and fun plus a little different to slicing and dicing. There’s also something very attractive about a pile of colourful vegetable spirals. Fruit and vegetable noodles can be used to make delicious raw salads, as a low carb pasta, noodle or rice replacement, in stir fries, soups, latkes, or pancakes. You can even make baked treats like sweet potato curly fries, onion rings, or crispy apple chips.

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Irena Macri

By Irena Macri

Irena Macri is a recipe developer and food blogger, best known for her paleo inspired cookbook Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook. She is a passionate cook who draws on her love of world cuisines and all-natural ingredients to produce delicious recipes that promote wellness and longevity.

6 Simple Changes To Make in 2015

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New Year’s Resolutions – who’s made a list? According to Statistic Brain the top resolution for 2014 in America was to lose weight… hmm… no surprises there. This was followed by: Getting organised, spending less and saving more, enjoying life and staying fit and healthy. They also note that 45% of Americans make a new year’s resolution and about 8% successfully achieve their resolution.   Wow only 8% achieve their goals…seems a lot of people don’t follow through on these resolutions! Why?

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Claire Yates

By Claire Yates

Claire Yates is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about paleo nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and is a self-confessed lover of good food and good coffee.