Posts tagged paleo
Mushroom Cheeseburgers

We love cooking with mushrooms and this recipe is a favorite.  Mushrooms contain Potassium and are a source of both Vitamin B6 and Niacin, which help fight fatigue so great for energy levels.

If you want a burger but want to ditch carbs then give this a try! Gluten free friends, you're going to love this! Instead of bread this recipe uses mushrooms to hold all of the tasty insides together.  I kept this recipe nice and simple, just like an old fashioned cheeseburger (sans bread).

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Low Carb Tacos

Serves 3-4 people

Ingredients

600 grams organic chicken breast, cut into small pieces 1 cup quinoa 1 brown onion, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup cherry tomato's, chopped into cubes 1 small cos lettuce, leaves removed 2 avocados, halved, pip removed and sliced horizontal into strips. 1/3 cucumber, cut into small cubes Juice of lime or lemons Pepper

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Paleo Coconut Chicken

New Zealand consumers eat more chicken than any other meat protein source, yes that is a fact.  Around 84 million birds are processed for consumption each year.  Sadly most from factory farming, however Organic farming methods are becoming more popular thanks to consumer demand.  I was vegetarian for a few years, the sight of meat make me feel sick and I was mainly eating this way for ethical reasons.  About 18 months ago I had to go on a special "diet" where my Naturopath told me to eliminate grains, all gluten, sugar (including fruit), beans, starchy vegetables, mushrooms, alcohol, dairy and a few other foods for 12 weeks. This left me with errr, vegetables?!.  

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Chickpea Bread

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans have many nutritional benefits.  They are very high in fibre, between 65-75% of the fiber found in chickpeas is insoluble fiber, and this type of fiber remains undigested all the way down to the final segment of your large intestine.  Chickpeas also contain zinc, folate and protein which is why they are a great animal protein substitute. As I am not able to eat grains for the next two and a half weeks I wanted to find a suitable food that had the same texture as bread, was simple and easy to make and a good base for my guacamole, salsa or pesto.  I have eaten chickpea bread before but never made it and after looking online discovered how easy it was.

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