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GIVEAWAY! Win a free copy of IQS Kids Book!

It’s giveaway time!

I’m going to be giving one reader a free copy of the new I Quit Sugar Kids Cookbook!

This book is exactly what you need if you’re trying to get your children eating healthily but are struggling for ideas and inspiration. In the beautiful book you’ll find:

  • 85+ fructose-free party recipes, breakfast ideas, lunchbox snacks and afternoon treats.
  • Handy conversion widgets, substitution charts plus a shopping list generator.
  • Safe sweeteners and how to use them.
  • Tips and tricks from experts and health-conscious parents.
  • Ideas to get the kids involved in cooking and growing their own food.

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How To Win?

 

To win a free copy of this ebook* all you have to do is leave a comment below or on the facebook post with your top paleo kids idea or tip. It could be a healthy snack idea, a school lunch tip, a paleo baby weaning idea, or perhaps a fun way you’ve found to get your children to eat more veggies.

So what’s your top idea for paleo friendly children’s ideas? Leave your comment below.

The winner will be selected at random from all comments left (both on this page and on the facebook page) by midnight 27th April and I’ll announce the winner on the 28th April! Good luck – and keep the tips and ideas coming!

You can find out more about the I Quit Sugar Kids Cookbook here

*Please note that this is a digital book – I’ll send the winner the file which can be read on any computer or ereader device
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Paleo Skincare – Homemade Moisturiser Recipe

Everyone loves to pamper their skin, and in the colder months a moisturiser can be especially useful help prevent dry, flaking skin caused by cold winds and heating. Unfortunately the many commercial brands of moisturiser seem to come with so many added chemicals. Moisturisers often have harmful chemicals such as parabens added in order to preserve the life of a product. When you’re being so careful to have a clean, natural Paleo diet – the last thing you want to do is let these chemicals soak into your skin.

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You can use coconut oil on your skin, but if you’re after something a little different, you might like to try making a homemade moisturiser.

The following recipe uses natural ingredients only and is designed to be kind and gentle to the skin, while also nourishing it through all of the seasons. Once set, this moisturiser is harder and firmer than traditional moisturises and can be used as a balm for the lips, elbows and any other areas of the skin with dry patches.

Natural skin moisturiser

Ingredients:

  • 28g (1oz) of Shea Butter
  • 21g (0.75oz) of cosmetic grade beeswax
  • 20 mls of vitamin e oil, wheat germ oil or almond oil
  • Essential oils:
  • For greasy skin ad 10 – 20 drops of tea tree or lavender essential oil
  • For dry skin add 10 – 20 drops of lavender or geranium oil
  • For sensitive/combination skin add 15 – 20 drops of camomile essential oil
  • Storage jar

The more oil added, the stronger it will smell so add the oils gradually first and build up to the desired strength.

NB: Be careful when making this as the beeswax can get very hot; take care not to get it on your skin.

Add the Shea butter to a saucepan and melt it on low on an oven ring or melt in the microwave. Once it has melted, give it a stir and then add the beeswax. Melt the beeswax either on an oven ring or in the microwave. Mix the Shea butter and beeswax together and then add your oil. Stir in your chosen carrier oil and then add the essential oils.

Once it has all blended together, add the mix to a small glass jar. Be careful not to touch the sides of the jar as it will be extremely hot. Leave it in its place to cool down. It is probably best left until the next morning.

Once ready the mixture can be used like a salve to soften skin and moisturise.

NB: Pregnant women should take medical advice before using essential oils.

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Paleo Breakfast Recipe: Haddock Omelette

I thought I’d share another recipe from my Paleo breakfast Recipe Book today. I love this recipe as it’s quick and easy not to mention a great way to get some extra Omega 3 into your diet.

Breakfast Ingredients:

• 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly cubed
• 300g (10oz) smoked haddock fillet
• coconut oil
• 1 onion, finely chopped
• 5 free-range eggs
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 30g (2 tablespoons) chopped fresh chives

 

Breakfast How To:

Cook the sweet potatoes in a pan of boiling water.

After five minutes, add the fish to the pan.

Once the sweet potatoes are tender, drain the potatoes and fish, and set aside.

Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat and sauté the onion until they become soft and translucent.

Once the fish and potatoes have cooled enough to handle, flake the fish into smaller pieces and remove any skin and bones.

In a bowl, beat the eggs, season and add the chives, potatoes and fish.

Pour the mixture back into the pan with the onions and cook over a medium heat for a few minutes until the omelette is set.

Cut the omelette into slices and serve warm. Alternatively, this can be made in advance, stored in the fridge and enjoyed cold.

If you enjoyed this recipe, check out my Paleo Breakfast Recipe Book. With over 100 pages of breakfast recipes for every sitatuon (even sections on egg-free recipes, child friendly recipes, vegetarian and no-time breakfasts), there is something for everyone!

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Kombucha Recipe

Kombucha is a fermented tea drink that is full of good bacteria – so great for your digestive system. It’s really easy to make too…

Ingredients: –

• 3 litres of distilled water
• 125g Sugar
• 4 tea bags (try Pekoe, Oolong, Black or Green)
• Kombucha mushroom (also known as a Scoby) – buy this dehydrated or find a friend who can give you some!

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Kombucha Method: –

1. If your Scoby is dehydrated, rehydrate it (this may take some time)
2. Boil water and reduce to a simmer; add sugar and tea bags.
3. Steep the tea for a few minutes, remove the tea bags and leave the tea to cool to room temperature
4. Add to Scoby and cover the container (but make sure it isn’t air tight)
5. Leave the mixture for five days to a month somewhere warm (not in direct sunight)
6. It’s up to you when it’s ready to drink! Either test for a pH of 2.6 – 4.0 with testing strips, or try it! The longer it brews for, the lower the sugar content.
7. You can use the film that has developed on top of the liquid to cultivate a new Scoby.

Have you tried Kombucha? I’d love to hear what you think of it – and if you make it in the same way I do?

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It Doesn’t Get Much More Paleo Than Kangaroo…

I’ve started to eat Kangaroo regularly since I began my paleo lifestyle.  Since Kangaroos aren’t farmed in Australia, I know I’m getting free range meat from animals that have been eating a natural diet.  Also, in Australia at least, Kangaroo meat is a cheap very accessible meat – which is a great help in offsetting the cost of more expensive free range meats.

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Fillet cuts of Kangaroo are widely available in Coles and Woolworths as well as local butchers.  Loin and rump cuts are also stocked in some places.  Whilst there are many pre-marinated and processed kangaroo products available too – avoid those and make your own!

Why Kangaroo?

Kangaroo is lean & rich in protein, making it a great protein component of a paleo meal.

For a quick and easy Aussie Kangaroo dinner, make some plum sauce using 4 fresh large plums, remove the pits and add to a blender with 2 garlic cloves, a chunk of fresh ginger, a squeeze of lemon, the juice of an orange and a sprinkling of onion powder, nutmeg, mustard and pepper.  Once blended transfer to a saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer for a few minutes.  Meanwhile barbeque your kangaroo to medium-rare perfection, then serve with your delicious home-made plum sauce.

Look out for more Paleo Kangaroo inspired dishes in the coming weeks.  Have a great Kangaroo recipe?  Tell us about it!

And if you aren’t in Australia but want to try some Kangaroo?  You should be able to find some frozen and vacuum sealed – look for an exotic meat dealer, or speak to your local butcher.  Many companies export Kangaroo to New Zealand, so options there should be a lot more plentiful.