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I don't do piddly little salads. I do colourful, satiating, big ass power salads, with meat and fat and fermented vegetables. -Mixed leaves
-Very ripe tomato
-Leftover roast lamb shank, pumpkin, yellow squash, garlic and eggplant drowning in 5tblsp of hot ghee
-Homemade activated almonds and walnuts
-Homemade probiotic sauerkraut
-Squeeze of lemon, pink salt
#Whole30 day 13, feeling great.
#eattherainbow #paleo #primal #jerf #instahealth #healthspo
Oooo boney boney boney boney broth.
Second batch I've made this #Whole30. On a role!
This is different to making stock. The main difference is stock simmers for an hour or two at the most. Bone broth must be cooked for a minimum of 24 hours, sometimes up to 72hrs to draw out the nutrients from the bones and get the full benefits that the bones have to offer humans.
You can roast any meaty bones first (I'll include my roasted lamb shank bones from last night's dinner alongside raw, grass-finished free range bones from my special butcher man) for extra flavour and add onion, carrot, celery of you like. I didn't add any veges this time. I find it's super tasty just with bones and some apple cider vinegar to draw out more nutrients. Season with natural salt like Himalayan pink our Celtic sea salt at the end.
After cooking, you just strain out any of the solids, discard them and keep the lovely liquid. You can drink a mug of bone broth each day or use it as a powerfood stock to make casseroles, soups, curries, stews, etc.
#superfood #collagen #gelatin #calcium #phosphorus #magnesium #bioavailable #nutrients #marrow #nutrientdense #brainfood #bonehealth #jointrepair #guthealth #healthegut #bonebroth #bonebrothheals #paleo #primal #jerf #justeatrealfood #healthyfoodshare #instahealth #Instarecipes
Thought I'd take the liberty to share my #whole30 group reflection with you... :) Hey y'all. I'm very aware that since I started my whole 30 that I've haven't been very "present" in this group. During my first W30 I enthusiastically posted amazing creations every single day, during my second I held a FB event and had loads of ppl w30-ing with me who posted their yummy things on a daily basis. This time because we're all starting at different times, it's been a little sporadic and inconsistent. So this brings to my question: Who's still with me? Who started in September and is till ploughing through? Who recently began? Well I'm almost halfway and this is exactly how I feel (below). I've dodged baked ricotta at a staff breakfast, Portuguese custard tarts at a hen's day and the yummiest paleo orange cake with Gippsland double cream, which I'll admit I just wanted to dive into like some sort of wild animal and I've decided will be the first treat I make when I finish. Here's some food for thought (pardon the pun) that hopefully will keep you on track, they way it did me... oh and here are my roast shanks!
Been waiting for this all week. A coffee a day will not keep the doctor away, but a coffee a week is a lovely treat! :) Ghee (clarified butter, or 'oil of milk' as @pepesaya likes to call it) + MCT oil (medium chain triglycerides) + freshly brewed good quality beans = LCHF coffee.
Time Magazine, although it now acknowledges that butter is a health food, calls it "extreme lchf" to put butter in coffee. So why have so many people started doing it?
Read more: http://nextshark.com/5-reasons-why-everyone-is-putting-butter-in-their-coffee/
#LCHF #keto #ketogenicdiet #Bulletproofcoffee #MCToil #bulletproof #paleo #primal #jerf #Whole30
Rosti and chorizo. Happy Friday!
Rostis are grated potato, grated yellow squash, onion, garlic, egg, thyme and parsley from my garden, S&P, fried in ghee.
The chorizos are #Whole30 compliant: meat, spices & natural hog casing only.
Great with a big ass salad.
"Goht me ah baeeked ree-coh-ah" (say it Cockney, like). Cor blimey. Wot?
This is a really easy and popular thing to make for staff lunches, afternoon teas or a yummy breakfast. Slice it loaf-like, cake-like or serve out of silicon cupcake moulds for individual portions.
Recipe: Mash ricotta cheese (the proper kind in the plastic sieve from the deli, not the gooey mush out of a supermarket tub) in a large bowl. Mix in a generous amount of good quality EVOO, finely chopped fresh herbs (I used my homegrown thyme and parsley tonight) and Himalayan salt to taste. Bake on low heat till edges are crispy. Turn out of baking tin and serve with extra EVOO drizzled on top.
Who's found ricotta without the acidity regulator added? Do tell!!
Almost finished my first litre of ghee. Only took me just over a week... Luckily I've still got another two liters waiting for me in my fridge, yay!
I've not only been cooking with it and spooning it onto my hot meals, but I've really been enjoying eating it off the spoon throughout the day as a snack. It had the most delicious flavour and somehow reminds me of Werther's Originals, lol.
Don't forget to increase your healthy fats for brain, skin, immune, cellular, heart and general health, wellbeing and weight loss whole30ers! :) :) :) #whole30 #ghee #grassfedbutter #paleo #primal #realfat #jerf #lchf #keto #ketogenicdiet
Who watched Channel 7's segment about the 5:2 diet (intermittent fasting and replacing chronic cardio workouts with a more efficient style of training) last night?
INTERMITTENT FASTING (IF). What is it and what benefits might it have for your health and longevity?
I broke a 24hr fast today with leftover zoodles and meatballs swimming in grass fed ghee. All manner of clear liquids (teas, spiced infusions, and some homemade kombucha) with some diatomaceous earth (strengthens nails and hair and cleans out the intestines) stirred in get me through the fasted state both physically and mentally, as does a hearty meal rich in real fats and protein the day before.
Humans have always gone through intermittent periods of feast and famine. Hunter gatherers experienced large yet sporadic hauls of meat and access to plant matter, which they would consume then and there or store ahead of time, then go for days on end without much, if anything at all, to eat. We evolved this way and our body has very specific hormonal responses to this lifestyle, which can contribute to long term health benefits and longevity if done properly. IT’S NOT A DIET, BUT AN EATING PATTERN.
I have a happy freezer full of lovely bone broth ready to be used as stock in anything I so fancy! :) The health benefits, from: http://www.theholisticingredient.com/blogs/wholesome-food/10370710-the-health-benefits-of-bone-broth-and-a-recipe
1. Hair, skin and nails.
The collagen and gelatin in bone broth supports hair growth, skin regeneration and assists in keeping your nails strong.
2. Gut health.
Bone broth can assist in the healing of a leaky gut. The gelatin in bone broth protects and heals the mucosal lining of the digestive tract and assists the digestion of nutrients.
3. Bone growth and repair.
The calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in bone broth helps our bones to grow and repair.
4. Infection fighting & recuperation from illness.
Homemade bone broth is excellent for speeding healing and recuperation from illness. You've undoubtedly heard the old adage that chicken soup will help cure a cold, and there's scientific support for such a statement.
Chicken bone broth will contain a natural amino acid called cysteine, which can thin the mucus in your lungs and make it less sticky so you can expel it more easily. Note that processed, canned chicken soup will not work as well as the homemade version made from slow-cooked bone broth.
5. Reduces inflammation.
The glucosamine in bone broth can actually stimulate the growth of new collagen, repair damaged joints and reduce pain and inflammation.
6. Promotes relaxation.
The amino acid glycine found in bone broth can be very calming, a great preparation pre-sleep.
I was feeling a bit off today, so my boyfriend cooked this for me.
Afghani style great balls of meat on zoodles and carroodles with melting ghee - #whole30 approved! :)x
The meatballs are made with:
2kg lamb mince (allows plenty to freeze for meal prep)
3-4 free range eggs
And the following, blitzed in a food processor- 2 onions, 1/2-1 head garlic, generous knob of fresh ginger, bunch fresh coriander, handful fresh curry leaves, S&P, cayenne pepper.
Mix everything with your hands, form into large balls. Set in fridge.
Curried meatball sauce:
-2-4 onions, finely chopped
-1/2-1 head garlic, grated
-Generous knob of fresh ginger, grated
-3+ fresh chilis, diced
-Handful fresh curry leaves
-Assorted spices, 1tsp each (eg, cumin, garam masala, cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom)
-4tblsp organic tomato paste (macro brand, Woolies)
-500mL bone broth (or homemade stock)
-1 tomato, quartered
Fry onion, garlic, ginger and spices in ghee or coconut oil until translucent and fragrant. Add tom. paste, stir.
Add bone broth, & tomato quarters, simmer, 3 mins. Carefully lower each meatball into the pot & cover with sauce.
Simmer for 30 mins or till cooked through.
I always add extra Great Lakes collagen or gelatin to my curry/stew/casserole sauces for joint repair and skin health.
Serve with spiralised veges and a generous knob of grassfed ghee.
Roast veg deep fried in ghee & pink salt with duck eggs and crispy pan fried sardines, all drizzled in ghee.
Spewing I got sidetracked and overcooked the eggs.
Sardines are rich in calcium & omega 3, and are dirt cheap. Get involved.
#Whole30 #sardines #roast #duckeggs #ghee #paleo #primal #jerf #instafood #instahealth #foodporn #healthspo #protein
#Paleogravy is a cinch. Just sub regular wheat or corn flour for #paleo flour made from root vegetables, such as #tapioca flour, #arrowroot flour or #potatostarch.
After roasting your meat and veg, remove meat and veg from pan, leaving all the lovely pan juices. Heat pan juices on stove top, sprinkle in some paleo flour, stir to thicken, add hot vege water from greens or kettle, add a dash of coconut aminos (paleo Worcestershire sauce substitute), Himalayan pink salt, cracked pepper, more water or flour as needed. Keep stirring vigorously with a fork or whisk so it doesn't go lumpy.
Serve paleo gravy over #roast meat and veg. #Gravy makes a roast epic and it's #whole30 approved. :)
The aforementioned marbled porterhouse. Almost took me back to my Kobe beef heyday in Japan last year... Ok, no it didn't, #Kobebeef shits all over any other beef on earth.
Head into your local #Aldi and grab some grass fed beef today. :)
I'm not the world's most experienced steak 'cookerer'. So when in doubt, head to YouTube! Gordon Ramsay helped me out and I think I did pretty well. Good outer colour, rare in the centre. I even rendered the fat and rested it! Helps when you've got a lovely grass fed porterhouse marbled with fat. Thanks Aldi.
Enjoying my pumpkin swimming in ghee btw. ;) Give it a 'propa' steak a crack! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FYZHkjgwdc