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Christmas Menu Plan

What are you cooking this Christmas? Are you going with a traditional menu, or perhaps you’re serving up something completely alternative?

It can be hard to stick to your good Paleo intentions over Christmas – particularly if you’re having to cater for lots of relatives, who perhaps don’t follow a healthy lifestyle like you do.

Traditional Christmas recipes are often full of the dangerous white stuff – sugar. How can you take the sugar out of the equation, without taking the fun away too?

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Sarah Wilson has got a great festive ebook, to go along with her “I Quit Sugar” series. The “I Quit Sugar Christmas Meal Plan” contains three entire, step by step, Christmas meal plans that you can follow, or mix and match. There is a big buffet menu, a sugar free version of the traditional Christmas menu – as well as a summer barbeque menu for those of us celebrating from the Southern Hemisphere. The meal plans are organised to be made in advance, leaving the big day itself a lot less stressful!

The book also features a leftovers menu (we know we all end up with enough food to last the rest of the year!), homemade sugar free gifts (much better than buying gifts), cheat dishes, fermented recipes (great for your gut health) and bonus recipes from other bloggers (including Gwyneth Paltrow).

If you want to check out the Christmas Meal Plan ebook, you can find it here.

What are your menu plans this Christmas? I’d love to hear what you’re organising, so please share in the comments below!

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The Paleo Lunch Recipe Book

My Paleo Lunch Recipe Book is now on sale!

With a typical SAD lunch revolving around sandwiches and pasta, a Paleo lunch requires a bit more thought – and is far more rewarding than a refined-carb-heavy sandwich!
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I know what it’s like to be busy and in need of good Paleo lunch options. I’ve put this recipe book together, with lots of recipes that can be prepared in advance, to make lunchtimes that bit easier. The book contains recipes for lunches you can make at home and take into work – as well as recipes for lunches when you have a bit more time on your hands.

The book has 92 pages and includes:

  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Paleo “sandwiches”/ wraps/ burger recipes
  • Lunches to prepare in advance
  • Sauces & dips
  • Paleo “noodles”
  • and much more!

The recipes contain lots of varied ingredients (that are easy to source), including chicken, beef, fish, seafood, beef, turkey, ham and bacon. There are also some meat -free vegetarian recipes – as well as some featuring fermented foods and offal!

Here are some of the beautiful photos from the book:

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At the moment the book is available as an ebook – but the print version is getting closer! As with all of my books, it’s available for instant download and comes with a 30 day guarantee. You can pay securely using credit card, debit card or paypal. If you’d like a copy – you can buy it here.

I’ve created this recipe book for people of any country (being from overseas myself, I know how annoying it is when a recipe book is only in metric or imperial measurements!)

The book is $17, but I offer big discounts if you buy more than one of my recipe books in one transaction – you can find the bulk prices here.

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The Paleo Dinner Recipe Book

I’ve had a lot of request from people who’ve bought my recipes books, for a book on Paleo Dinner Recipes – and I’m pleased to announce – here it is!

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I think this is the most extensive Paleo recipe book I’ve created to date, with over 60 recipes and beautiful full page photos of most recipes.

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There’s something for everyone, with chapters based around your favourite meats:

  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Beef
  • Fish & Seafood

I’ve also include offal and vegetarian recipes, as well as two chapters covering side dishes and sauces, to transform your dinners! There’s a good balance of quick dinners and dinners to impress with.

As someone who’s lived in metric and imperial countries, I know how annoying it is to read recipes that are only in grams, or only in ounces – so you’ll be pleased to find that all of my recipes will make sense wherever you live!

Currently the book is available as an ebook, so you can download it instantly. It comes with a 30 day guarantee and can be purchased here for $17 by credit card, debit card or paypal.

Buy Two or more Paleo Recipe Ebooks and Save

The book is $17, but I offer big discounts if you buy more than one of my recipe books in one transaction – you can find the bulk prices here.

I’m often asked if my books are available as print version – I know a lot of people prefer a physical book. Well, the good news is that I will be offering print versions soon, but at the moment, these are all digital downloads.

I’d love to hear your feedback on this book, or any others!

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The Paleo Vegetarian and Vegan Recipe Book

I’m thrilled to announce my new Vegetarian and Vegan Paleo Recipe ebook has just been launched!

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With almost 40% of those following a Paleo diet having at one stage been either Vegan or Vegetarian, there seems to be a real lack of information in this area – something I want to change.

Many Paleo sources seem very definitive in saying that you cannot be both Paleo and Vegan or Vegetarian – but I think there is middle ground. Whilst eating animal products seems to be optimal, I think by cutting out grains and legumes you can make significant health improvements.

Vegetarians and Vegans tend to rely heavily on grains for calories and legumes for protein, so one of the key aims in the recipe book has been putting together recipes with a good, Paleo, protein source. Eggs are obviously a great protein source, but not on the menu for Vegans, so I’ve not lent too heavily on eggs in this book.

I’ve also noticed how difficult it is for people who decide to start eating meat, having been a Vegetarian or Vegan for some time. I devote a chapter in this book to transitioning to eating meat – as this is not an easy step to take. When starting to eat a Paleo diet, having relied heavily on grains and legumes, it can be difficult. I’ve therefore added in a chapter on properly preparing grains and legumes. Whilst not Paleo, traditionally prepared grains are far safer, and can make the move away from grains far easier than going cold turkey.

The book features a balance between quick and simple recipes and more substantial Paleo Vegan recipes. With soups, salads, bakes gratins, side dishes, main courses and snacks – I’ve tried to make sure there is something for everyone.

Currently only available in ebook format (watch this space for the print version, later in the year), this book has over 100 pages of beautifully photographed recipes. Recipes are Paleo and Vegetarian – with over three quarters being Vegan and Paleo (i.e. no animal products such as eggs and dairy, as well as no meat).

I’d love to hear your feedback on this book and if you’ve followed a Vegan or Vegetarian diet, how your journey has been.

You can buy the Vegetarian and Vegan Paleo Recipe ebook here for $17.

Buy Two or more Paleo Recipe Ebooks and Save

The book is $17, but I offer big discounts if you buy more than one of my recipe books in one transaction – you can find the bulk prices here.

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Paleo Breakfast Recipe Book

After months in the kitchen, I’ve finally finished my first recipe book all about Paleo Breakfast Recipes. I’m thrilled with the result, an ebook of well over 100 pages of Paleo breakfast recipes to suit every situation and taste, with beautiful photos to tempt you into the kitchen.

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I know how hard it is to find time to make a good breakfast, so there is a chapter on grab and go breakfasts, quick (but still delicious) breakfast recipes and also drinkable Paleo breakfast recipes.

I’ve also included chapters covering alternatives to your former favourite SAD breakfasts, child friendly breakfasts, lots of egg free recipes, meat-free recipes (a lot of people can’t face meat for breakfast) as well as fancy breakfast recipes, for when you have a bit more time and want to impress.

Recipes are easy to follow and clearly laid out, with both imperial and metric measurements. If you buy this book in conjunction with one of my other ebooks, I offer big discounts – click here to find out more

I though I’d share one of the breakfast recipes from the book here…

If you’re interested in the book, you can buy it here

Buy Two or more Paleo Recipe Ebooks and Save

The book is $17, but I offer big discounts if you buy more than one of my recipe books in one transaction – you can find the bulk prices here.

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Breakfast Mushroom Saucers

Ingredients:

• 4 large portobello mushrooms
• 4 rashers bacon
• coconut oil
• salt and pepper, to taste
• 200g (7oz) spinach
• 75g (2.5oz) grated cheese (optional, if primal or lacto-paleo)
• 30g (2 tablespoons) pine nut kernels
• fresh parsley, chopped
• 1 avocado

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How To:

Wash the mushrooms and set aside the stalks to use in another dish.

Cut the bacon to match the size of the mushrooms, and fry in the coconut oil in a pan over a medium heat, until your desired level of crispness has been reached.

Coat the mushrooms in the left over bacon fat (or more coconut oil) & season with salt & pepper, to taste.

Grill the mushrooms for a few minutes, under a medium heat, making sure they don’t burn.

Meanwhile, steam the spinach in a saucepan for a couple of minutes.

Top each mushroom with the bacon, then spinach. If using cheese, top with grated cheese and grill until the cheese melts. Top with pine kernels and chopped parsley.

Serve with sliced avocado and enjoy.

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All New Paleo Guide To Australia

Just a heads up that I’ve just updated the free Paleo Guide to Australia (and New Zealand) ebook. The current version now stands at 32 pages full of Paleo information – specific to where you are.

Following on from your suggestions, I’ve added more listings of Paleo suppliers in each state of Australia and New Zealand (farmers markets, grass-fed meat suppliers, fruit and vegetable suppliers, organic produce, fish mongers and fitness centres). I’ve also added a whole new section of Paleo Resources.

If you’ve already subscribed to my newsletter, just visit the same link to get your updated version. If you’ve not signed up yet, just subscribe using the link below to get your free copy!

I want to keep the Paleo Guide to Australia & New Zealand up to date with the best local Paleo places and stockists throughout Australia and New Zealand. If I’ve missed anywhere that you know about, please let me know and I’ll make sure I add it to the next edition.

I’d also like to add in restaurants that do Paleo food – so let me know of any suggestions that you have in your local area.

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30 Day Intro to Paleo

Whenever I’m asked about Paleo, or if people comment that they doubt Paleo would help them with their health issues, my response is always “try it”. I think everyone should try Paleo for 30-days and then assess how it’s working for them. If it doesn’t work, then nothing is lost (yet I’ve never heard of anyone not experiencing some positive benefits after a month of Paleo)

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30-days is a good length of time, as it’s long enough to see some changes and to get things like gluten out of your system. It’s also enough time to come out the other side of carb-flu, which a few people experience for the first week or two.

After the 30-days you’ll be in a good place to evaluate how it worked for you, and to slowly start re-introducing foods back to understand exactly what you should and shouldn’t incorporate in your Paleo diet.

As well as using a 30-day Paleo plan as a way to get into Paleo for the first time, it’s also a great way to refocus once you’ve been following Paleo for a while. When you realise you’re stuck in a repetitive recipe rut, eating more and more “Paleo cookies”, or allowing more cheat meals than you ever would have before – it can be the perfect time to go strict Paleo for 30 days and get full back on board.

I think organisation is the most important factor in committing to a 30-day strict Paleo plan. If you plan, buy and prepare your food in advance it will be easy to follow and not get caught out. I also find it helps to set a date to start your 30-days and tell people about it (perhaps they’ll even join you)

I really like the Whole-30 program, as it focuses on why Paleo is so beneficial and covers all of the common pitfalls and questions; it’s a great guide to support you during the 30-days (particularly if it’s your first Whole30).

I’m really excited to see Bill and Hayley, the authors behind the beautiful “Make it Paleo” recipe book have just released their first ebook “The 30 Day Intro to Paleo”! I’ve found creating a month of beautiful, varied meals to be the key success factor in winning people over to a Paleo diet – and this book promises to do just that. As well as the impressive, yet simple Paleo recipes (over 90!) that you’d expect in a book from Bill & Hayley, their ebook also explains Paleo – and why we should eat this way. They include a 30 day complete menu planner and shopping lists – and even cooking videos!

I’m looking forward to trying out these recipes and will report back on my favourites!

Did you start your Paleo adventure with a Whole30? Do you occasionally challenge yourself to a month of following a strict Paleo diet – with no cheating?

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The Paleo Guide to Australia

When I first started with my Paleo lifestyle, I found so many fantastic books and blogs to steer me in the right direct.

My one frustration, was that a lot of the information seemed to be geared towards a US audience.  So many Paleo-friendly shops (Wholefoods anyone?)  and products are mentioned – but just aren’t available in this part of the world.  Seasonal fruit and vegetables are in season at completely different times – even the intensity of the sun is different here.

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I’ve therefore been busy putting together a guide to being Paleo in Australia (with a section on New Zealand too, so as not to leave our Kiwi friends out!).  This is the guide I wish I’d had when I started out!

In this free ebook you can find out where to buy all of the Paleo related food and products you’ll need, what’s in season when, listings by state and lots more about Paleo.  The listings identify local farmers markets, organic fruit and vegetable schemes, meat suppliers, fishmongers, meet-up groups, primal friendly fitness centres and much more – all across Australia and New Zealand.

I’m also going to be starting a monthly newsletter.  This is where I can share Paleo related news and events that don’t make it into the blog.

So, if you’d like a free copy of the book, please subscribe to my newsletter in the box below, to get your free download of “the Paleo Guide to Australia”!

This book will be regularly updated, so I’d love to hear of any local tips you think should be included in the next version!

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I Quit Sugar

I recently bought Sarah Wilsons “I Quit Sugar” ebook, which is currently selling for $15.

 

I’ve been following Sarah’s blog and was very interested to read this book.

Whilst I don’t think Sarah would describe herself as “Paleo”, her ideas are very similar.  I also really like how she has tried this approach herself, so is able to explain the positive differences quitting sugar made to her.  The book explains, in simple terms why we shouldn’t eat sugar, and then lays out exactly how to quit sugar – which is no easy task for sugar addicts!  Keeping with the Paleo theme, Sarah encourages increased consumption of fats and talks at length about fruit and fruit juices.  This is one area I get a lot of questions on, as many people don’t seem to appreciate the sugar content is not a good thing; Sarah does a great job of explaining this.

Whilst Sarah does eat dairy and some grains, I think this book would be a great starting point for a friend or family member who has expressed an interest in Paleo, but doesn’t know how to start – or why they should.  To go from Sarah’s no Sugar plan, to a full Paleo diet would not be much of a leap and this book would be a great tool for the journey.

Sarah has recently spoken with Nora Gedgaudas, and her blog seems to mention Paleo more and more since this conversation.

Have you read her book – Did you Quit Sugar?  I’d be very interested to hear what you think about it!