All posts tagged: the paleo way

Grain / Dairy / Gluten Free Tortilla (Wrap)

So it was just one of those mornings again following the same routine I can’t get myself out of…. Waking up on communication from my bowels to my brain letting me know it was time for the natural processes to take place (tmi put nicely?…..)… to checking my Instagram feed of bright, beautiful salivating breakfast eats… to then feeling an urgent need to get into the kitchen and cook something to eat. Usually I take my time pondering on what I really feel like, but today, I had little to no time to make a mess because I have some serious study (like… learning herbs in latin) to get done before my Herbal Medicine exam tomorrow afternoon – I’m in freak out mode! Ugh! So something quick, easy and rather strange it was – a chicken and avocado omelette inside a Grain / Dairy / Gluten Free Tortilla (Wrap) Yep, INSIDE. It’s a flavour party for my taste buds. Mmmmmmmm HAHAHA Makes: 4 large tortillas or 8 small ones for tacos          Time: less than 10 …

Easy Paleo Nut and Seed Bread/Loaf

Giving up grains is quite foreign to me. I never really associated grains to be inflammatory or contribute to my poor digestion. Whilst spending 6 weeks overseas in the UK, all I ate was gluten, lactose/dairy, spuds and more gluten, but never really felt the effects, despite being intolerant. I had probiotics with me which were prescribed by a Naturopath to help adapt to the change in food processing and help me enjoy my first time abroad without feeling too sluggish. I had an absolute ball whilst over there but, boy oh boy, when I returned back and my adrenaline stopped pumping, THATS when the after effects started to set in – the bloating, the brain fog, the disturbed sleep, the lethargy, lack of motivation – all very similar symptoms I was incurring over the span of 3 years, trying to find what style of eating worked best for me. It was this time I really wanted to feel and look healthy again. I wanted to wake up with more energy, feel good from the …

Almond & Chia Butter

Ever since I have removed grains and legumes from my diet on experiment to identify what foods trigger my horrible digestive issues such as bloating and flatulence, I have been missing my homemade no salt peanut butter….. a lot! Wait, whaaaaaaat?. Peanuts? A grain? A legume? Yep peanuts aren’t actually a nut…. they are  apart of the Fabaceae/Leguminosae family, which naturally classifies them as a legume (edible seeds inside a pod) because they grow underground, unlike almonds and walnuts, for example, which are grown on a tree. Interesting fact, I know! BUT whats so “wrong” with them? Why can they be an irritant? Like grains, legumes contain something called phytic acid or phytates. These somewhat nasties bind to nutrients within food (especially essential minerals iron, zinc and magnesium) and stop them from becoming absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, or digestive tract in less fancier words. Similarly, lectins act the same way. Lectins are proteins found in most foods and in the body,  damage the intestinal wall, contributing to possible gut related symptoms and conditions such as …

THE POWER OF AWARENESS AND FEELING

  Wow, I haven’t  posted in so long! No excuses no excuses, but to be quite honest with you, I’ve  struggled to find motivation to do anything the last couple months. Since I started back at uni everything just hit me all at once, and I became a little bit lazy and even stopped exercising for a period there – and that’s not like me all! I love to keep active and fit! Within the first few weeks of February I felt the change in my body transitioning  from a relaxing holiday state into a stressful uni environment AND workplace, and I never really allowed myself to take a breath, chill out and refresh. Needless to say, I wore my body out physically, emotionally and mentally, which I now feel embarrassed to say as I always advise to listen to your body, but clearly, I sometimes even dont take my own advice.  Anyway, I ended up undoing some of my hard work and put on a few kilos because I was under nourishing myself by …