Recipe: Carrot Citrus Salad

by Suz on September 2, 2014 · 0 comments

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Why have a boring salad, when you can have this zingy brightly coloured salad instead? The main ingredient is carrots, but the herbs and spices and citrus make it quite unlike any other carrot you’ve had before!

paleo diet recipe Carrot Citrus Salad

This is a great side dish for a summers day, or even enjoy it on top of a paleo burger.

Carrot Citrus Ingredients:

  • 4 large carrots
  • pinch of cumin seeds
  • pinch of mustard seeds
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • splash of extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • juice of 1/2 an orange
  • small bunch of fresh coriander (cilantro), finely chopped
  • sea salt & fresh pepper
  • pinch of orange zest

Carrot Citrus How To:

1) Peel and grate the carrots

2) Heat the seeds in a pan to release the flavours, then grind them in a pestle and mortar. Add in the cinnamon and mix in with the carrots over the heat for a couple of minutes

3) Add in the olive oil, citrus juice and coriander (cilantro) as well as the zest and mix in thoroughly.

4) Allow the flavours to marinate for an hour before serving.

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Recipe: Foaming Zucchini

by Suz on August 30, 2014 · 0 comments

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Don’t you just love a two ingredient recipe?! This is a great side dish if you have an abundance of zucchini, as I did. Next time you see it on special offer – buy it all! This dish is guaranteed to be a big talking point!

Paleo diet recipe foaming zucchini courgette

This is a great side dish and a really good way to get more veggies into your diet, without them being repetitive and a chore to eat. If you’re going to eat more vegetables, you might as well enjoy them!

Foaming Zucchini Ingredients:

  • 3 zucchinis (courgettes)
  • 70g (3 oz) butter*

Yep, it really is just a two ingredient recipe!

Foaming Zucchini How To:

1) Coarsely grate the zucchinis, discarding the ends

2) Melt the butter slowly in a pan, then add the zucchini and put the lid on the pan.

3) Shake the pan often to move the zucchini and prevent it from sticking

After a couple of minutes, you’ll have steaming zucchini and beautiful zucchini foam.

Serve immediately

*I used butter for this, but if you don’t use dairy replace with olive oil, or for a taste sensation, try bacon grease.

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