Top Healthy Gluten Free Noodle Alternatives

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Almost every healthy eating program recommends to stay away from refined carbohydrates and processed grain products. Yes, everyone’s beloved pasta and noodles get a spot in the naughty corner for being too high in carbohydrates and for containing gluten and other antinutrients that affect our gut health, digestion and metabolism. But that doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on things like Spaghetti Bolognese, Pad Thai and Pesto Pasta. In fact, you can have all of these dishes in a more nutrient dense way – by simply swapping the regular pasta and noodles with a healthier, gluten free alternative. We cover some of the best choices in this post. [Read more…]

Chocolisious coconut jaffa cups

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We like treats like everyone else but even with our cheeky desserts we try to make them nutritious as well as delicious. Today we’re sharing some yummy chocolatey, orangey goodness from Claire’s book Optimal Health The Paleo Way.

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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.

Kohlrabi, prawn & sesame salad with dulse

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Besides the lovely, subtle fusion of Asian and sea flavours, this salad has three awesome things going for it – dulse seaweed, prawns and kohlrabi – all of which are super nutritious (see What’s good about it), making it a total winner in my recipe book.

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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.

Must try Easter Pashka with ricotta & raspberries

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Pashka, Paskha, Pascha or Pasha is a traditional festive dish made in Eastern Orthodox countries for Easter Sunday. Having grown up in Ukraine, I insisted on making a healthy version of this rich, velvety dessert for the website in the lead up to the festive season.

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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.

Macadamia crusted fish fingers with red cabbage & tarragon slaw

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Forget about greasy fish and chips and stodgy frozen fish fingers. There are so many other easy and exciting white fish recipes to try. This recipe for fish fingers from Irena’s book Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook is just one example. Nutrient dense and full of flavour, this dish will delight both grown ups and kiddies.

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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.

Green & lean spinach and leek soup

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This beautiful, rich green soup is packed with all the good stuff! The recipe is from Claire’s book Optimal Health The Paleo Way and it’s perfect number to add to your rejuvenating recipes box. Flavours will develop more over a few days so it’s a great soup to store and to freeze.

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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.

Healing & Soothing Turmeric Tea Recipe

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Recipe: Warm and soothing turmeric tea recipe

This warm and soothing turmeric tea contains healing and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin. This magic compound has many interesting actions including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective and anti-arthritic properties. Adding black pepper with turmeric and consuming this combination with fat enhances the bioavailability of the curcumin.

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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.

Buckwheat Soba Noodles, Chicken, Kale & Miso Dressing

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In this recipe kale, chicken and shitake mushrooms are the main ingredients with some 100% buckwheat noodles tossed through for variety, texture and additional glucose. As an ingredient, noodles – whether wheat, rice or buckwheat based – are not exceptionally nutritious.

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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.

Let us show you how to make sardines tastier

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Love ’em or hate ’em but sardines are really good for you! Full of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, protein and minerals, this little fish is not as kind to the palate as salmon or snapper but with a few little disguises and additions it can hold its own in the culinary world. [Read more…]

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.

Modern Coronation Chicken Salad

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As a recipe, coronation chicken has quite a regal history. Essentially, it’s a combination of cooked chicken and creamy curry sauce served with or without the salad on the side. Such a simple dish, yet it has been served to the British royalty in different variations for many decades.

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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.