AIP rosemary and lemon roast lamb chops with roast sweet potato and kale chips
I’m into week 6 of AIP now, who would have thought it? Certainly not me! I remember first reading about AIP a couple of years ago and thinking “oh no, something that restrictive is definitely not for me”. I’d just been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and I was still at the stage of thinking that thyroxine was going to put right everything that had been wrong. Then some more time passed and I experimented with cutting out sugar, cutting out gluten, cutting out processed foods and noticed I was definitely feeling better. Then I started reading about AIP again and the more it started to make sense to me… Continue Reading
Such a cute little armpit helper….who can resist?!
I’m so excited about my newest revelation! Very gradually, over the last couple of years or so, I’ve been moving away from shop-bought household cleaners and toiletries and looking into ways I can make my own. I started with household cleaners because it seemed pretty simple to make my own using the combination of a spray bottle, white vinegar, eucalyptus oil, bicarb soda and lemon juice, in various combinations. And it is pretty simple, and effective, and cheap (always such an important aspect of any project)! Sarah Wilson has a great post with more info about making your own products here. So that takes care of the household side of things, for the main part. Then I started looking at skincare – and there’s more on that here. Continue Reading
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
Is that light….at the end of the tunnel? (Jas Poole Photos)
I’m at the start of week 4 of this AIP plan I’ve been following…. Ummm yes….about that…… Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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
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