Paleo Diet Recipe Primal Carrot, Blood Orange and Ginger Soup-min

Recipe: Carrot, Blood Orange and Ginger Soup

Literally bursting with beta carotene and vitamin c, the ginger in this soup packs a real zing while the turmeric and coriander provide delicate and warming undertones. Enjoy it as an appetiser with friends, and make plenty extra to have for lunch the next day! Delicious topped with toasted, flaked almonds.

I'm sure this will work just as well with normal oranges, although I loved the colour the blood oranges provided!

Soup Ingredients:

  • 2 / 3 medium shallots, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 6 – 8cm fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 750g carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 whole blood oranges, peeled and separated into segments
  • 2 cups homemade vegetable stock
  • Pinch of salt

Soup How To:

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in your largest saucepan over a low heat. Gently simmer the shallots, garlic and ginger for 5 minutes.

Add the spices and 2 tbsp vegetable stock. Simmer gently for another couple of minutes, before adding the remaining stock, carrots and oranges.

Raise the heat and bring to the boil. Simmer for 20 – 25 minutes, until the carrots are tender. Blitz well with an immersion blender until the soup is smooth. Season to taste and serve straight away.

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Chocolate Orange and Fig Pudding paleo recipe dessets sweet treat-min

Recipe: Chocolate Orange and Fig Pudding

Caught somewhere in the dreamy middle ground of a chocolate mousse and a chocolate pudding, this recipe is about as indulgent as it gets on a Paleo diet – but you can sleep soundly knowing that it’s full of healthy fats and nutrients, and low on the sugar. The secret ingredient in this recipe is the Avocado, which provides a delectably smooth texture and creamy flavour.

Serves 2

Chocolate Orange and Fig Pudding Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe, large avocado, stone removed, peeled
  • ½ an orange, juice and zest
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 medium sized fig, diced

 Chocolate Orange and Fig Pudding How To:

1)    In a food processor or high powered blender, blitz your avocado to a pulp. Squeeze in the orange juice before blending again to combine.

2)    Add the raw honey and cocoa powder and blitz once more. Spoon out of the food processor and into two small desert bowls. Chill for at least an hour before serving.

3)    When ready to serve, stir in the diced figs and sprinkle the orange zest over the top. Garnish with a mint leaf it you have one.

It’s brilliant for making healthy desserts, but there are so many other ways to enjoy avocado. What’s your favourite?

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Recipe: Vitamin C Secret Green Smoothie

Not only is this delicious smoothie bursting with over 100% of your daily requirement of vitamin C – you’d never know it was hiding a bunch of greens in there too! When I made it, it came out a wonderful deep red, thanks to just a touch of beetroot and a dash of pomegranate juice. A great way to load up on greens without drinking something, well, green! This is very low sugar for a smoothie as well, as it’s a good balance between fruit and veg.

Green Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 200ml water
  • 50ml pomegranate or acai juice
  • 1 large handful fresh spinach
  • 1 handful fresh blueberries
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • ½ orange, peeled
  • ½ raw beetroot, peeled and chopped

Green Smoothie How To:

1) Whizz together all ingredients in a high powered blender. Serve over a touch of crushed ice
2) Enjoy!

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Paleo Diet Recipe Primal Spinach Courgette Salad Orange Sesame Dressing-min

Recipe: Spinach and Courgette Salad with Orange and Sesame Dressing

Fresh, green salad combined with an incredibly delicious dressing. Perfect for al fresco eating with some barbequed protein.

Spinach and Courgette Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 courgettes, thinly sliced
  • 4 large handfuls fresh spinach
  • 12 sundried tomatoes, halved
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • Handful of pine nuts
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste
  • Juice of ½ orange
  • 1tsp honey
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper

Spinach and Courgette Salad How To:

Heat a little oil in a pan to a medium heat. Add the sliced courgettes and peppers a little at a time so they are not too bunched up. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes each with a little sea salt, ensuring they are nicely chargrilled.

In a large salad bowl, toss together the spinach and sundried tomatoes. Add the courgettes and peppers, then toss again. Scatter the pine nuts on top.

To make the dressing, whizz together all the ingredients bar the olive oil to make a thick liquid. Gradually add the oil, stirring as you go, until you reach the desired texture.

Drizzle the dressing generously over the salad, toss and serve.

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Recipe: Ginger & Orange Pork Ribs

I got some lovely pork ribs from my local organic butcher yesterday.  All of the recipes I found seemed to involve sugar, soy sauce, wine, honey and commercial sauces.  I obviously wanted a paleo recipe, so decided to create my own.  I love the combination of orange and ginger, so made a mix which I coated the pork in.

Ginger & Orange Pork Ribs
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Yum - you can't beat ribs. Usually hair-raisingly sickly sweet, my paleo version is far healthier - but no less delicious.
  • Pork Ribs
  • Zest of one and half oranges
  • Half a cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • One clove of garlic, crushed
  • One teaspoon of basil, thyme, parsley & rosemary
  • One and a half teaspoons of ground ginger
  • Salt (I'm using Himalayan pink salt at the moment)
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  1. I crushed the garlic clove, and grated the orange peel.  I then mixed the herbs, garlic and orange in the oil.  I coated the ribs in the mixture, then laid them out on a baking tray.  I then cooked the ribs at 180C (350F), for about 45 minutes.
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  3. Whilst the pork was cooking, I diced and sautéed some bacon, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and onion in coconut oil.
  4. Once the pork was thoroughly cooked, I served it with the sautéed veg and bacon.
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I really enjoyed this dinner, the orange & ginger flavours went so well with the pork.

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