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St George’s Day Shepherd’s pie

On Sunday in honour of England’s national day: St George’s Day, I made Shepherd’s pie. It’s a dish I had not made for Phil before, so I searched for a trusty Jamie Oliver’s recipe. It really is an easy dish, and so simple to make it paleo/Whole 30 friendly. I made it with potato topping, but am thinking of trying a sweet potato topping next time. I’d forgotten how much I love this lovely, comfort food! Plus it’s so economical – this fed us for two dinners and cost less than £2 per person per meal. This weekend I am going to whip up some ANZAC biscuits in honour of it being ANZAC day today in Australia and NZ. A little late to the party, I know, but the thought is there.

Vegetarian nights

Not to be mistaken with Vegas nights. In a bid to be healthier and lower our chances of a heart attack, once a week Phil and I have rolled out vegetarian night. We’ve also implemented fish night to go along with it. We are meat eaters, proper steak, chop and sausage lovers. So the break, and eating halloumi or fish with a salad and sweet potato is a welcome respite.

Whole30, round three: what I ate in week four

This Whole30 feels like its going way faster than the last one. It just feels normal now, like I’m just eating. I don’t overthink it all (which is new for me). Before the last Whole30 and this one I cleared all my cupboard and fridge. It’s nice to know I can just go for the food in my house and eat it, no guilt. I definitely recommend this, especially on your first time – it’s so easy to fall off the wagon if there are quick, easy treats at arms length. I bought an immersion blender this week. So shit got exciting. Hello, Paleo Mayo! If you’ve missed the previous posts, weeks one, two and three are here, here and here.  

Whole30, round three: what I ate in week three

This week sage has become my favourite herb. So much so, I want to name mine and Phil’s first daughter after it but he’s not having any of it. Especially, if you already know his surname which he shares with a common vegetable (similar to a zucchini/courgette) he’s scared she’ll sound like a recipe. I was all, mate, she’s a reflection of us and I LOVE cooking! He’s still not keen… You can see week’s one and two here and here. You can see what I ate this week, below:

Recipe: Thai prawns with zoodles and a whole lotta coriander

First up, if you’re one of those people who tastes soap when they eat coriander (true story), then don’t make this. You’ll hate it. Also, I feel for you. If you’re like me and adore the fresh taste and fragrance, then get involved! This is the laziest, quickest, easiest of Thai-inspired dishes that packs a punch in the flavour zone. Even better, it’s paleo and Whole30 approved!

Whole30, round three: what I ate in week two

This week, week two, Phil tried to break me by dangling a pizza flyer in my face and saying I could have a night off cooking. I won’t lie, I nearly faltered – but then I slapped that flyer down and told him to bin it. It felt goooooooooooood. I was feeling good at the end of week one, no sugar hangovers and no drastic changes in weight. But I find it takes 2-3 weeks to really see the results. If you missed week one, it’s over here. Week two eats are below – I’ll admit, I ate some meals again, from week one. Because I LOVE THEM. I also tried out some brand new recipes! It’s cold, so we are eating lean roast meat quite a lot – it’s super packed with flavour and if you only add a small dollop of coconut oil to the roasting pan, it’s not greasy or fatty. Just be careful not to pick the fatty cuts of meat (ie. pork with crackling, drool.).