Tania’s Bread

For all you gluten free Thermomix queens, here’s another one to try x

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I spoke recently about going to Tania Hubbards Gluten Free workshop last week.

Tania is an entertaining and knowledgeable person about all things gluten-free and spoke a lot about her food journey to better health after being diagnosed coeliac.

Her much raved about bread recipe was talked about a lot and screaming at me to be made! This is her recipe with a couple of tweaks. I used baking powder instead of straight bicarb soda and added some seeds for interest. Make it and tell me what you think.

120g ground almonds (blanched)
90g tapioca flour
2 tabs chia seeds
40g water
2 teas baking powder
3 eggs
2 tabs apple cider vinegar
1/2 teas salt
1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
 
Soak the chia in the water and set aside for 10 minutes to swell.
Mix all of the ingredients together in the TM for 20 seconds on SP 4. The…

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A super summer sorbet

Today was a gorgeous spring day in Tasmania. It was a much needed taste of summer as we’ve had very cold, windy weather up until now!

So when I got this lovely message and photo from one of my Thermomix customers I thought I should share!!!

Citrus sorbet! My first sorbet attempt and its divine!

Grapefruit, orange and mandarin.

I added a bit of extra sugar and also a pinch of salt to try to combat the bitterness of the grapefruit.

What are your favourite fruit combinations for your sorbet?

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The benefits of oil pulling, and a “how to” guide.

Here is a blog post by Amy over at The Holistic Ingredient about oil pulling. Organic coconut oil can be purchased online and sent anywhere in Australia from http://www.paleoprovidore.com

The Holistic Ingredient

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As you know, this week The Holistic Ingredient herself has surrendered to the bliss that is the Gwinganna Health Retreat, a very well deserved break I need not add. So in Amy’s absence I would love to share with you a little about my own holistic health journey thus far. Thank you for welcoming me into your inbox. ~Sarah x

In January of this year I viewed a TED Talk detailing the concept of the 30 Day Challenge. As it happens, 30 days is just about the right amount of time to add a positive habit (or subtract a bad habit) to your life. Not being one for new year resolutions I decided that this would be a fun and interesting way to qualify some goals and mark 2013. And honestly, I may have started my “30 Day Challenge Challenge” with the idea that the journey would provide…

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My light lunch

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Today I needed a quick lunch before a meeting…so this is what I had! A salad with organic baby cos from Tasmanian company York Town Organics, organic cucumber, egg, slivered almonds, sesame seeds, tuna in spring water (unfortunately not certified organic), gorgeous organic olives and a grated carrot and all topped with a dressing if organic toasted sesame oil, lemon juice and some Himalayan rock salt and pepper. Delicious!

Banana Icecream!

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As I’ve just finished making this amazing icecream for my family, I thought it about time I shared.  It is paleo, dairy free, low FODMAP (and fructose) gluten free and raw!  The only catch is that you need a food processor or preferably (to make the job quicker) a Thermomix.

Our family has a tendency to only eat “just ripe” banana. When the weather is warming up, this poses a problem as they ripen fairly fast.  Instead of throwing them out, I just peel them, chop them up into about 2 cm rounds and freeze them.

When needed, I just bring them back out again, no defrosting needed.

Pop whatever quantity I require into the Thermomix (or food processor).

Add some macadamias and some cacao nibs into the bowl with the banana.

I then just blitz them in a Thermomix on speed 9 for about 15 seconds (or on high speed in a food processor), scrape the sides down and then again for another 15 seconds.  By this time the banana has become a smooth, delicious “icecream” with lovely bursts of cacao in it!

This will take longer in a food processor, just persist and keep scraping the sides down.

Of course you can use your imagination and make whatever combination of flavours you like.  I would love to hear your variations!  I have been know to put some dairy free choc chips in at the last minute as a big treat!

Enjoy this delicious, health treat x

Busy day dinner!

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Today I was out from 10.30 and have popped home for 30 mins before taking miss 12 to sports training! Had to be able to feed miss 6 during that time, so…

I put 1kg diced beef and 4 pieces of shin beef into a casserole dish with whatever veggies I had in the fridge-tonight’s blend was: celeriac, pumpkin, spring onion, carrot , broccoli and tatsoi. I popped that in the dish with a tin of organic tinned diced tomato and 500ml The Stock Merchant grass fed beef stock. I then gave it a stir and popped it in the oven on 120 celcius and whamo, dinner was ready when we needed it!

In hindsight I would probably have put in 1 litre of stock, but it was still not dry but there wasn’t much gravy.

If you have a slow cooker this would work well in that too!

Have a great night x

Wilder + Hunt, ‘Curators of Real Food’

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I just thought you might like to know about this restaurant that has recently opened in Auckland New Zealand.

The article is an interesting read about the trend of clean eating in New Zealand.  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11110934

Paleo Providore, the online shop I have just opened, follows the same eating principals but also caters for other people who follow other diets such as vegan or low FODMAP.

My website can be found at http://www.paleoprovidore.com.  Come over and visit us there and like us on our Facebook !  There are more awesome products being added each week so keep checking back, or drop us a line if there is any specific you would like us to source for you!!!

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