Easy Peasy Chemical Free Skin and Haircare

Kitchen or bathroom? Or both!

Kitchen or bathroom? Or both!

 

As I’m trying to make my diet simpler, less processed foods, less chemicals, more cooking from scratch, I am wanting to make other areas in my life simpler too – including skin and haircare. This is an area that I’ve always loved spending money on, seriously, leave me in a chemist or department store and I was happy for hours! But I gave no thought to what chemicals I might be putting onto my body and what effect this might have on me. Continue Reading

AIP Beef and Liver and Sausages

AIP Sausages

Why the long knife?!

 

Liver is one of those things that I “should” eat, but I don’t. I tried to make pate once, didn’t go down well….(I definitely need to tweak that recipe because I’m sure I can make it work – but that’s another story!). Liver is a significant source of the fat vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as various B vitamins (Chris Kresser has more info on this here). It’s also cheap! And for these reasons I really want to make it work for me – whether I’m on the AIP diet or not. Continue Reading

AIP “Spaghetti Bolognaise”!

AIP "Spaghetti Bolognaise"!

The cutest little zoodle maker ever :)

 

Spag bol – my favouritest favourite of all dinners! Takes me back to my childhood and makes me feel like I’m being looked after, even if I’ve made it myself! Continue Reading

AIP Bacon and Veg Fry Up

 

AIP Bacon and Veg Fry Up

AIP Bacon and Veg Fry Up

 

This is a super simple dish that I have for breakfast, lunch or, if I’m feeling lazy, dinner. When I’m not following the AIP diet I add an egg or 2 as well and have just one rasher of bacon. Continue Reading

Auto-immune Protocol – Week 1 Update

AIP Market Day Stash!

AIP Market Day Stash!

 

Well, I’ve completed my first week of the AIP diet and I must say, it’s really not easy! Hats off to the many people that manage to keep this diet up for many months, and even years! So far I have been lucky and haven’t had any “detox” symptoms like headaches or anything, I think it’s because I’ve been off added sugar and processed foods for quite a while. Hopefully I’m not speaking too soon! The tricky part for me has been the organisation of following this diet. I can’t just grab something so if I don’t want to go hungry I need to have ready-to-go, cooked food to hand at all times. First world problems, hey. Continue Reading

Food and Meal Ideas for Easy, Gluten Free Camping!

Our home away from home!

Our home away from home!

 

I’ve recently returned from a 4 week roadtrip to Cape York, the most northerly tip of Australia, if you haven’t been you must go – it’s amazing! The photo above was taken on the Old Telegraph Track a couple of days away from Cape York. And yes – that car was literally a home away from home (bed in the back – need I say more?!). Continue Reading

Auto-immune Protocol Diet – Here I Come!

 

Stepping into the Unknown! Jas Poole Photos

Stepping into the Unknown! Jas Poole Photos

 

As some of you may know, I’ve had a pretty busy 7 weeks! Not that I’m complaining, I’ve had a fabulous time, but as I’ve been travelling around, having fun and not spending more than 2 nights together in one spot, I haven’t been looking after my health as well as I usually do! Continue Reading

Pumpkin Soup for the Soul

 

pumpkin soup

pumpkin soup

 

Orange is just such an Autumnal colour isn’t it?! It’s the colour of the leaves on the trees and covering the pavements, of oranges and mandarins and clementines that really come into their own during the colder months…..and of course fat juicy pumpkins!!!! It’s such a warm, nourishing and delicious colour that when you eat something like a steaming bowl of thick pumpkin soup you feel like you’re being hugged from the inside! Continue Reading