Nutrient Density

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NUTRIENT DENSITY

Welcome to the NUTRIENT DENSITY segment of your Wheel of Health. No surprises that nutrient density is central to the Autoimmune Protocol framework. 

Everything you eat and drink matters, as does focusing on variety and amount and nutritional value.  

Nutrient density is about crowding out the stuff that doesn’t serve you so you can better fill it with stuff that doesIt is a reminder for how you can make this AIP caper a way of life in a way that serves you 

In this section, you’ll find all sorts of recipes and strategies for making very intentional dietary choices that serve you and support your AIP way of life on your personal health caper. 

I’m all about looking for ways to make this easier and creating tools to support this, so do check out my Soup Equation & Lucky Dip Green Sauce download below and help yourself to the recipes! 

FREE JFC SOUP EQUATION DOWNLOAD

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MORE ON NUTRIENT DENSITY

9 Tips for Adding Nutrient Density (AIP/Paleo)

This is my ‘starter’ list of 9 tips for adding nutrient density to your diet.

My AIP crew tell me that focusing on what you add (rather than what you remove) is useful for them in managing feelings of deprivation.

The ‘ALL THE LEAFY GREENS’ Frittata (AIP Reintro’)

This ALL THE LEAFY GREENS Frittata-ta-ta-ta-ta is chock-full of good stuff.
I created this baby as part of my quest to further up my nutrient density this year. If you have successfully reintroduced eggs back into your life, you will love it. I promise!

The Gluten Debate – Could You Be Sensitive to Gluten?

Recently, a couple of long-term AIPers have asked me where I stand on the idea of reintroducing gluten to my diet after all this time following an AIP way of life.

My response is simple. And it’s the same as it was six years ago…

Emma’s Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas With Cranberry Relish (AIP/Paleo)

Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas with Cranberry Relish are so good! These babies are 100% AIP friendly and so easy to whip up for a crowd. This recipe is from my super-good mate, Emma and I know you’re going to love it. It’s so easy to prepare.

Introducing: AIP Pantry (for Aussie and Kiwi AIPers)!

I am so very pleased to bring you today’s introduction to AIP Pantry, an online…

What I Do to Prepare for an AIP Reset

Today, I’m sharing how to prepare for an AIP Reset.
Well, technically, it’s how I prepare for one.
Because I recalibrate my AIP efforts often. Because it’s very human to stray from the protocol and experience AIP creepage. Because having a plan is one of the best ways for me to get my head back in the game.

How to Eat 8-Plus Serves of Vegetables (and Fruit) Every Day

Even if you’re not following the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), this nutrition gig can get really confusing! The one thing everyone agrees on – regardless of their flavour of dietary preference – is that we should all be eating more vegetables. And it seems 8-plus serves is the magic number. Today, I’m sharing some ways you can ensure you’re getting your 8-plus serves each day…

7 Kitchen Habits that are a Regular Part of My Health Caper (AIP/Paleo)

This health caper requires an investment of time. It’s one of the reasons I’m such an advocate for developing  systems and routines that you do every week (or so); so that you almost automate as much as you can.

I have some regular kitchen habits that really help me to stay on track. So much so that I almost do them without actively thinking about it anymore.

These are some of my most frequent ones…

Introducing the JFC SOUP EQUATION!

Helping you to implement sustainable changes to improve your health is my ‘thing’. One of the ways to best achieve this is to provide ideas for rituals and routines that support your efforts. Today I bring you my JFC Soup Equation. It’s a fool-proof formula for whipping up a tasty, seasonal, AIP-friendly and nutrient dense vegetable soup in no time at all. This equation serves 4, but you can easily double it for batch cooking purposes and it freezes beautifully. I’ve been working on this little number for a while and I am a teeny bit proud of it. I use this not-so-secret equation once a week.

Video-Cast: My Top Tips for Improved Health

In my second video we tackle My Top 5 Tips for Improved Health. In my…

Guest Post: Dr Terry Wahls – The Science Behind Eating for Your Cellular Health

Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where…

Make Nutrient Density Your Hobby

Making nutrient density your hobby is one of the very best things you can do…

9 MORE Tips for Adding Nutrient Density (AIP/Paleo)

“Plan to make good choices.” ― Leslie Monroe For me, this AIP caper is all…

8 Cooking Tricks to Help You Lose Weight (According to Body + Soul vs My Way)

Last week, there was a full-page article in the Sunday Telegraph’s Body + Soul – ‘ 8 Cooking…

This is How We Breakfast – AIP Style

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first…

IMMUNE BOOSTING Lemon, Ginger and Honey Gummies (AIP/Paleo)

These IMMUNE-BOOSTING Lemon, Ginger and Honey Gummies compete with my Cinnamon and Coconut Fat Bombs for pole position as the most popular recipes on my website. I thought a wee reminder of how fabulous they are may be in order!

ENJOY!

What Over Two Years on the Autoimmune Protocol Looks Like

Want to know what two years of following AIP looks like? My two-year AIP anniversary…

Gluten Free – Not Just For Coeliacs

Dr. Rodney Ford, a paediatric gastroenterologist who started talking about gluten-related disorders in the mid-1990s, has this to say about gluten: – “Who should be concerned about gluten? Well, anyone who is sick. If you are sick, you should think about gluten!”

Gluten free is not just for Coeliacs.

How to Be Healthy – 6 Steps You Can Implement Today

‘Health’ and ‘nutrition’ are buzzwords at the moment. It seems like you can’t turn around without…

What’s the Deal With Hydration?

“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him participate in synchronised…

Could You Have Pyrrole Disorder?

What is Pyrrole Disorder? Pyrrole Disorder is a reasonably common metabolic condition that occurs when…

Make Cooking Your (Next) Hobby

If you want to get healthy, make cooking your(next) hobby! I’m going to get mildly provocative…

What’s the Deal with Coffee…?

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love my coffee. I really love it….

The TSL Soapbox: The One About the Media, Eating Paleo, and Simon Sinek…

Recently, there has been quite the hullabaloo in the press – both here in Australia…

What is This MTHFR That I Keep Hearing About?

Are you wondering about this MTHFR gene that everyone seems to be talking about? As…

Autoimmunity and the Removal of Nightshades From Your Diet

Three tomatoes are walking down the street – a papa tomato, a mama tomato and…

Fermentation 101 Workshop + the Idea of Kindness

Making your own fermented vegetables is easy, quick (in terms of preparation) and much, much cheaper than buying them from your local health food store. And, you get to ensure your vegetables are organic.

A Week of AIP-Friendly Breakfasts (a Photo Montage!)

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first…

All Disease Begins in the Gut – Hippocrates Had it Right!

  Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of…

Eating Local at Casa TSL…

I would like to see people more aware of where their food comes from. I…

Sandor Katz Hits Sydney

Six months. SIX WHOLE MONTHS! That’s how long ago I booked tickets through the inspiring…

An Introduction to the Autoimmune Protocol

One quarter of what you eat keeps you alive. The other three-quarters keeps your doctor…

Sandor Katz and The Art of Fermentation

You may have read my post on Capturing Cultures at Real Food Projects with Holly…

Destination Victor Churchill – Meat-lover’s Paradise…

Primarily I’m a meat man, although once in a while I toy with a few…

RECIPES

Jamie Oliver-Inspired SUBLIME Four Hour Lamb…

My Jamie Oliver-inspired four hour lamb really is sublime. It is so ridiculously easy to prepare but it tastes amazing. This is the thing I cook most often.

YOU BEAUT Broccoli Sauce (AIP/Paleo)

Broccoli Sauce is a revelation. Slowly braised over low heat makes the flavours incredibly mellow. This baby is a great nightshade-free alternative to tomatoes and broccoli is chock-full of vitamin C – a great immune fighter

Emma’s 10-Minute INSTANT POT Seafood Chowder (AIP/Paleo)

Another of my mate, Em’s recipes from our time together at Conscious Autoimmunity.
Emma thinks this is her best recipe creation ever! It’s certainly one of the most requested. Perfect for when you’re short on time but after something über nutrient-dense and tasty.

Emma’s Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon (AIP/Paleo)

Another offering from my good mate, Emma (formerly of The Bacon Mom) – speedy Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon!

Em’s special sauce is to create tasty, hearty and nutrient-dense fare, fast! She doesn’t have time to pfaff around. This is one of her most asked-for recipes!

WORLD FAMOUS Super-Power Chicken Soup

This is my go-to WORLD FAMOUS Chicken Soup when I need a BIG hit of nutrient density. It’s got all the goodness of your Mum’s (or even your Nan’s) chicken soup with the added bonus of some extra goodies to help fight inflammation.

This is also the soup I make fror friends who need a pick-me-up, too.

Turmeric Latte – My Adrenal Enhancing Coffee Alternative (AIP/Paleo)

First published back in mid-2016, this Turmeric Latte number is having a revival at my place as I try to calm a recent flare.

It will have you feeling like you’re indulging. Especially if you’re off coffee and keen to give your wee adrenals a break. And, it’s one of the consistently most popular recipes on my site!

The ginger is warming and the turmeric has oodles of anti-inflammatory benefits. Just perfect for when you need a little pause in your day…

The ‘ALL THE LEAFY GREENS’ Frittata (AIP Reintro’)

This ALL THE LEAFY GREENS Frittata-ta-ta-ta-ta is chock-full of good stuff.
I created this baby as part of my quest to further up my nutrient density this year. If you have successfully reintroduced eggs back into your life, you will love it. I promise!

Emma’s Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas With Cranberry Relish (AIP/Paleo)

Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas with Cranberry Relish are so good! These babies are 100% AIP friendly and so easy to whip up for a crowd. This recipe is from my super-good mate, Emma and I know you’re going to love it. It’s so easy to prepare.

Very DOWN UNDER AIP Christmas Recipes

I’ve got your AIP Christmas recipes covered with this lot. How to AIP-ise and remove the stress from your Christmas cooking. AIP muggles won’t even know!

VERY MERRY Raspberry Glazed Ham (AIP/Paleo)

I’m a smidge proud of this VERY MERRY Raspberry Glazed Ham number. It’s 100% AIP-friendly…

AMAZING Avocado & Mackerel Boats (AIP/Paleo)

These AMAZING Avocado and Mackerel ‘Boats’ come to you care of my lovely AIP mate,…

My LUCKY DIP Green Sauce Equation (AIP/Paleo)

RESTORATIVE Roasted Butternut Pumpkin Soup with Scallops (AIP/Paleo)

I’m on a mission to increase the amount of seafood in my diet. Today’s nutrient-dense number is my RESTORATIVE Roasted Butternut Pumpkin Soup with Scallops.

It’s a banging good soup all on its own, and then it can be further elevated to something really special with the addition of scallops…

CRAZY GOOD Coconut Herbed Cauliflower Rice Salad (AIP/Paleo)

Who said cauliflower rice couldn’t take over the world? This Coconut Herbed Rice Salad is…

START THE DAY RIGHT Chai Spiced Norridge/N’oatmeal (AIP/Paleo)

When I was a girl growing up in New Zealand, my Dad used to make us porridge (or oatmeal) in the winter time. He’d serve it with brown sugar and cream, and a glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice made from the old grapefruit tree in the garden.

These days, I can’t eat oats. Regular porridge is off the table. Enter my Chai Spiced Norridge – all the tummy-warming goodness of porridge without the actual oats! It is seriously good!

Some of My Favourite AIP Things – Tried and True Recipes from Around the Traps

There is something reassuring about knowing a recipe you’re about to try for the first time works because it comes recommended by someone who makes it frequently, don’t you think?

This listicle is 100% AIP-friendly. All of the recipes are bloody good. All of them are recipes I have on repeat. And, all of them are from fellow bloggers who know their shizzle when it comes to healthy food with great flavour!

Fermented Garlic Paste. It’s Bloody Fabulous. (AIP/Paleo)

My promised fermented garlic paste number is here! This baby is full of probiotic goodness and you will not believe what a great kitchen hack it is!

And, if you’ve never made your own fermented garlic paste before – it’s bloody fabulous. I highly recommend you add this to your wholefood arsenal…

Easter Recipe Inspiration Listicle (AIP/Paleo)

Just because you’re on a restricted diet doesn’t mean you can’t indulge a little…

I’ve rounded up some of my favourite-looking recipes from around the traps. These are all recipes that tickle MY fancy. I hope they tickle yours, too!

Kale and Preserved Lemon ‘Couscous’ Cauliflower Rice (AIP/Paleo)

  I shared this play on a Peter Gordon-inspired Kale and Preserved Lemon Couscous recipe…

Essentials: My No Frills ‘Go To’ AIP-Friendly Salad Dressing

We’ve been having a long, hot and humid summer. I’ve been making a LOT of salads. Because, that’s what you do when you want to ensure your nutrient density is up, even when it’s too hot to spend time in the kitchen.

This is my no frills, ‘go to’ salad dressing. I whip it up in no time, it’s tastes great and it is completely free of any nasties.

Give it a go. It may become YOUR no frills, ‘go to’ salad dressing, too!

PIQUANT Pomegranate Tapenade (AIP/Paleo)

I’m a fan of flavours umami. But – not everyone is, I know… This pomegranate infused tapenade recipe is a delicious way to make this traditional olive spread a little more widely accessible and a smidge sweeter… It also happens to be REALLY good for you!

Cheats SO GOOD Salmon Rillettes (AIP/Paleo/lowFODMAP)

“I love a massage. I’d go every day if I could. I don’t need to…

Updated: The GREAT AIP-Friendly Liver Recipe Round-Up!

The original version of my GREAT AIP Liver Recipe Round-Up was published back in July…

Japanese-esque AIP Furikake (AIP/Paleo)

This is my AIP furikake take on the intensely umami flavoured traditional Japanese sprinkle, loaded with omega-3s and a great way to add nutrient density

FRITTER-LICIOUS Spinach Plantain Fritters with Spring Onion Oil (AIP/Paleo)

Let me introduce you to these little beauties – my FRITTER-LICIOUS Spinach Plantain Fritters with…

10 SOUPTASTIC Soup Recipes to Add to Your Collection (AIP/Paleo)

10 SOUPTASTIC Soup Recipes! “Good manners: The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.”…

‘Company’s Coming’ Lemon Bliss Balls (AIP/Paleo)

You can thank my sister for these Lemon Bliss Balls “Be the person you needed…

Osso Buco – AIP Style

June 2018 Update: This osso buco recipe was first published back in March 2014! It’s…

AROMATIC Lamb Shanks with Quince (AIP/Paleo)

“Because only slow food can teach us the things that really matter – care, beauty,…

How to Make Anti-Inflammatory, Immune-Boosting and Probiotic Golden Kraut (AIP/Paleo)

We’re heading into winter down here in Sydney. But, any time of year is a…

GREEN MACHINE Swiss Chard, White Sweet Potato and Zucchini Soup (AIP/Paleo)

If you love cilantro (coriander) as much as I do, you will love this soup!…

MANGO-LUSCIOUS Mango & Cream Gummies (AIP)

[su_divider divider_color=”#990000″ margin=”0″] This post originally appeared on Australia Day back in early 2016. I…

CHEWY Spiced Fruit Slice (AIP/Paleo)

This old fashioned CHEWY Spiced Fruit Slice is just like the one your gran used to make. Or, in my case, like I imagine my gran would have made if she had been the kind of woman who baked…

RACY Roasted Beet Dip (AIP/Paleo)

In an effort to get you (and me) eating more beets, today I bring you…

RUBESCENT Raspberry and Pomegranate Gummies

January 2018 Update: This was my very first attempt at sharing one of my gummies recipes way back…

‘Everything But the Kitchen Sink’ Ham Bone Broth and Vegetable Soup (AIP/Paleo)

“I live on good soup, not on fine words.” -Moliere Soup. The secret weapon in…

CHILLED OUT Summer Lettuce Soup (AIP/Paleo)

“Lettuce! O Lettuce! Let us, O let us, O Lettuce leaves, O let us leave…

GREATEST HITS – Best Foodie Posts of 2017

  “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words…

HOT PATOOTIE Hashies with Sweet Potato and Brisket (AIP/Paleo)

“Hot patootie, bless my soul Really love that rock and roll.” – Richard O’brien (from ‘The…

The OFFALLY GOOD Recipe Round Up

“I think tripe is maligned. It’s wonderful stuff, but everyone goes ‘urgh.’ You have to…

ÜBER Nutrient Dense Green Smoothie

“Here’s some simple advice: always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And, beware of advice…

The LBD of Chicken Soups (AIP/Paleo/Low FODMAP)

“One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.” ― Karl Lagerfeld This…

LOVE YOUR LIVER Beet Kvass

Beet Kvass is a fermented beet tonic made up of really simple ingredients. In fact, of all the ferments you can create, I think it is one of the easiest and least intimidating. You don’t need any fancy equipment, either.

And, it goes without saying that this baby is REALLY good for you!

‘Gotta Be Good For You’ Watercress & Apple Soup (AIP/Paleo)

“New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.” – Peter Jackson When…

GOING TROPPO Tropicana Cheat’s Bavarois (AIP/Paleo)

Inspired by a dessert my Mum used to make on special occasions when was growing up, this tropical fruit flavoured bavarois is just a fancy-schmancy way of saying ‘upmarket jello’ (jelly).

It’s a doddle to make – I don’t believe in complex. And, it’ll please AIP mates and muggle mates alike!

HERBALICIOUS Labneh (AIP/Dairy Free)

This creamy, yogurt-y, cheese-y HERBALICIOUS bowl of yumminess is so good your AIP muggle mates won’t have a clue it’s not the real thing. If you’ve been missing dairy – I urge you to give this baby a go…

AS YOU WISH Beef Stew with Fennel and Olives (AIP/Paleo)

“This was after stew. But then, so is everything. When the first man crawled out…

Revisiting Old SOUP Favourites… (AIP/Paleo)

“People who LIKE movies have a favorite. People who LOVE movies couldn’t possibly choose.” ―…

CRACKING Coriander and Zucchini Plantain Fritters (AIP/Paleo)

  “So what’s the deal with brunch? I mean that if it’s a combination of breakfast and…

Veggie Blend Matcha Caramel Slice (AIP/Paleo)

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest…

Vital Proteins Collagen Veggie Blend Review + POWER Green Smoothie Recipe (AIP/Paleo)

“I don’t think I’ll ever grow old and say, “What was I thinking eating all…

EASY-PEASY Chocolate Almond Fat Bombs (Stage 2 AIP Reintro’/Paleo/Keto)

I’m in New Zealand at the moment. Here’s my recipe for cheeky wee frozen Chocolate Almond Fat Bombs. They’re especially designed to satisfy a sweet tooth…

SIMPLE Barbecued Liver in Bacon (AIP/Paleo/Low Carb)

These SIMPLE Barbecued Duck Livers Wrapped in Bacon, served with apple, are a great way to enjoy arguably the most nutrient dense around. And, it makes a change from pâté!

For Your Freezer: Flavour Bombs! (AIP/Paleo/Keto)

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” [State of the Union…

David’s Sausages on Braised Cabbage with Speck (AIP/Paleo/LowCarb)

  “Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation – experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and…

SUCCULENT Confit of Lamb (AIP/Paleo/Low Carb)

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
― Oscar Wilde

My name is Jo and I have an addiction to food porn… It’s what I read when I don’t have to.

This Confit of Lamb recipe is the result of that addiction…

My Mum’s WORLD FAMOUS IN NEW ZEALAND Chicken Liver Pâté (AIP Reintro/Paleo)

I’d be willing to bet that if you asked my brother and sister which food they most request from our Mum when they’re visiting, it would be her chicken liver pâté. And, I’d be no different. It’s our favourite.

And today I am sharing my Mum’s WORLD FAMOUS In NEW ZEALAND Chicken Liver Pâté recipe with you.

Sugar-free Cinnamon and Coconut Fat Bombs (AIP/Paleo/Keto)

[su_divider divider_color=”#990000″ margin=”0″] This post originally appeared back in early 2014 when I was on…

SUPERIOR Spiced Plum Gummies

  “Life’s a pudding full of plums.” – W.S. Gilbert My parents have an old…

Paleo Soups & Stews Review + French Squash Soup Recipe + Giveaway

  “She’s funny and kind, with plenty of backbone, a quick laugh, and a generous…

GREATEST HITS – Best Recipes of 2016

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control…

‘Down Under’ Ice Cream Christmas Pudding (AIP/Paleo)

  “I hope there’s pudding!” ― J.K. Rowling Well, I have some good news, J.K.!…

RIPPER Raspberry and Mango Gummies (AIP/Paleo)

RIPPER Raspberry and Mango Gummies [su_divider divider_color=”#009999″] ripper noun AUSTRALIAN (informal) a thing that is…

SMASHED Apple and Celeriac (AIP/Paleo)

One of the great things AIP does is open your eyes to a whole world of new and different ways to eat your vegetables…

BUTYRACEOUS Braised Broccoli (AIP/Paleo)

  “I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a…

Revisiting Old Favourites… (AIP/Paleo)

  “We don’t need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite…

Noy’s NUTRIMENTAL Meaty Muffins (AIP/Paleo/Keto)

These meaty wee numbers were created for my Dad.

Dad has recently returned home from an overseas holiday. A holiday where the food was good and the wine flowed freely. It’s just a little possible that he may have over-indulged a smidge… So, these nutrient dense meaty muffins are just for him…

CRUNCHY Kale and Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad (AIP/Paleo)

  “Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life.” – Cyril Connolly If vulgarity…

EXTRA SUPERB Slow Cooked Duck Ragu with Olives

  “If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it could be…

PERFECTLY Pumpkin-Spice Gummies (AIP/Paleo)

  “My favorite word is ‘pumpkin.’ You are a pumpkin. Or you are not. I…

No Nightshade Ratatouille from ‘Simple French Paleo’

Sophie Van Tiggelen, aka A Squirrel in the Kitchen, not to mention the AIPer with…

KOREAN Beef and Seaweed Soup (AIP/Paleo)

This nutrient dense little Korean-style seaweed soup number ticks all the boxes. It’s full of nutrients, easy to whip up and 100% AIP friendly. It’s a great staple to have on hand…

VERY BERRY Jellies (AIP/Paleo)

Can you remember just how much you loved jelly when you were a child? All wobbly-wobbly and fabulous?

These babies are an AIP and ‘adult only’ version reminiscent of childhood…

IMMUNE BOOSTING Lemon, Ginger and Honey Gummies (AIP/Paleo)

These IMMUNE-BOOSTING Lemon, Ginger and Honey Gummies compete with my Cinnamon and Coconut Fat Bombs for pole position as the most popular recipes on my website. I thought a wee reminder of how fabulous they are may be in order!

ENJOY!

MIGHTY Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Rosemary (AIP/Paleo)

  “Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” – Mark Twain Yeah, but…

OUTRAGEOUSLY Good OXTAIL (AIP/Paleo)

  “If you’re going to kill the animal it seems only polite to use the…

TOTALLY AWESOME Jaffa Tigernut Granola (AIP/Paleo)

RIDICULOSULY GOOD Roasted Carrot & Thyme Mash (AIP/Paleo)

*so good, in fact, that I can’t even spell ‘ridiculously’ correctly! “If carrots got you…

RAKISH Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke and Parsnip Soup – AIP/Paleo

RAKISH Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke and Parsnip Soup “A whizzpopper!” cried the BFG, beaming at her….

David’s BEST-Loved Balsamic Rainbow Chard (AIP/Paleo)

  “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good…

Dad’s Ginger-Infused Custard Pots with Basil Syrup (AIP/Paleo)

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MOST Gorgeous Green SuperKALEYfragalistic Sauce (AIP/Paleo)

  “Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness…

Essentials: Guacamole – MY Way (AIP/Paleo)

  “I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they’re either…

Herb Soup with Smoked Trout (AIP/Paleo/Dairy Free)

  “Good manners: The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.” – Bennett Cerf…

Marinated Butterflied Lamb (AIP) – An Easter Story of Community

  “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome…

Rachel’s Lime Mousse (AIP/Paleo)

  “There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and…

My Guilty Pleasure – Activated Nut Butter (AIP Reintroduction/Paleo)

How to activate your nuts: Making a habit of soaking our raw nuts and seeds increases their vitamin and mineral content and makes them easier for us to absorb.

Mickey Trescott Interview, Recipe & Giveaway

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SUPERFOOD ‘Hauskraut’ Slaw (AIP/Paleo)

Introducing my SUPERFOOD ‘Hauskraut’ Slaw What exactly is the definition of a superfood…? superfood (n)…

OH-SO-GOOD Orange-Infused Rhubarb (AIP/Paleo)

  “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” ― Oscar…

AWESOME Purple Soup (AIP friendly)

  “Yeah, but they’re PURPLE (pants),” Bobby said as if that made some kind of…

RAVISHING Rosemary-Infused Garlic Confit (AIP)

  “Garlic is divine. Few food items can taste so many distinct ways, handled correctly….

ZINGY Zucchini and Herb Fritters with Garlic Dipping Sauce (AIP Reintroduction)

Eggs are well and truly back on the menu here at JFC central. And, to…

PEACHY-KEEN Probiotic Peach Tea Popsicles (AIP, Paleo)

“Totally contrary to my genetic makeup, contrary to my usual behavior and preferences, contrary to…

The Healing Kitchen – Review + Bacon-Wrapped Apple & Cinnamon Sausage Recipe + Giveaway

“Cookbooks hit you where you live. You want comfort; you want security; you want food;…

HEAVENLY Ham Hock Terrine (AIP)

A bazillion years ago, I bought one of those seasonal recipe book compilations from Vogue…

VERY Merry AIP Christmas Mince Pies

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you’re home.” – Carol Nelson…

“I CAN’T BELIEVE ITS AIP” Christmas Mince

My Mum is world-famous-in-New-Zealand for her christmas mince pies No exaggeration. My Mum makes the BEST…

COOLING Cream of Cucumber Summer Soup (AIP)

This cooling Cream of Cucumber Soup is the PERFECT little summer number! “The four seasons…

SWEET ‘n’ TART Braised Red Cabbage with Apple and Raisins (AIP)

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage,…

BODACIOUS Baked Nectarines with Whipped Cream and Toasted Coconut (AIP)

“Movin’ to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches Movin’ to the country, Gonna…

AMAZING Anchovy & Roasted Garlic Green Sauce (AIP)

‘Awesome’ seems to be one of those ‘in’ words at the moment. All the cool…

Essentials: How to Ferment Your Vegetables

I’ve adopted many ‘foodie habits’ since embarking on this health caper. I regularly make bone…

Sardine Pâté – a Kari Owens Recipe (AIP/Paleo)

Today, I’m talking to fellow health coach and real food advocate, the delightful Kari from Whole Life Full Soul….

The SERIOUS ‘Slaw Roundup (AIP)

“A well-made salad must have a certain uniformity; it should make perfect sense for those…

SENSATIONAL Strawberry-Mint Tea (AIP)

We’ve been experiencing some unseasonably warm temperatures here in Syders. I’m talking 30°C-plus. That’s 86°F…

AIP ‘Tabbouleh’ – Nightshade, Nut and Wheat Free!

AIP Tabbouleh is totally a thing! We’ve just had a long weekend here… Labour Day…

Miss Jo’s Rice Pudding with Fruit Compote and Toasted Coconut

I’m going off script today. W A Y off script… That is to say, this is…

MIGHTY Daikon Radish Salad with Horseradish (AIP)

I went to the markets and bought a king-sized radish… Oh yes, I did! You can…

CRACKING Roasted Baby Carrots with Carrot-Top Salsa Verde (AIP)

  Heard of nose-to-tail eating? Well, this is the vegetable version – root-to-leaf! You have…

Aussie AIP S’mores – aka the Passionfruit Roderick Sandwich

In which I introduce you to my Aussie AIP S’mores – aka the Passionfruit Roderick…

MARVIE’ Mango & Mint Marshmallows + Giveaway! (AIP)

I’m a little bit excited today. I’ve got an AWESOME giveaway for you. First up…

Let’s Party! Chicken, Leek and Bacon Mini Pies! (AIP)

Who doesn’t love pie – especially when it’s lots of AIP-friendly Chicken, Leek and Bacon…

LAMB-tastic Shepherd’s Pie with Crispy Leeks (AIP)

  You guys know that Shepherd’s Pie is made with lamb and Cottage Pie is…

Green & Gold Saffron Rice (AIP)

  “I come from a country that lives and breathes rugby, and I didn’t think…

LUSCIOUS Lime Chocolate Truffles

I made a rookie mistake. Yep. I surely did. And, it cost me. Big time….

O is for Oca! Orange and Honey Glazed New Zealand Yams (AIP)

Did you know that the New Zealand yam is commonly known as oca in other…

Matheson’s Mandarin Cake (AIP Reintro)

“If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections,…

Dr Seuss Soup (AIP Friendly)

  “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient…

Turnips and Turnip Greens in Mustard & Anchovy Butter (AIP Reintro)

“I was raised almost entirely on turnips and potatoes, but I think that the turnips…

‘O for Oarsome’ Oxtail in Apple Cider & Bone Broth (AIP)

  “The best oxtail in the world is meaningless if it doesn’t show up.” – Anthony…

‘Eat a Rainbow’ Beetroot, Carrot and Herb Salad (AIP)

“I ate a rainbow in a bowl, because it’s better than eating rain soup. Food…

ROCKING Raw ‘Aussie Macadamia Fudge’ (AIP Reintro)

  For the longest time, I was off both coffee and chocolate. Well, it was nine…

Essentials: Roasted Vegetables (AIP-friendly)

  Welcome to roasted vegetables. My way. And the dish that is on highest rotation…

SUPER SIMPLE Cold Busting Tea (AIP)

elixir noun 1. a magical or medicinal potion. “an elixir guaranteed to induce love” 2.a particular…

‘He Won’t Know It’s Paleo’ – a Review

Bre’anna Emmitt, of He Won’t Know it’s Paleo fame, makes you feel like you’re in on…

Lip-Smackingly Good Lemon Ice Cream (AIP Friendly)

Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream. (Charles Baxter, ‘The Feast of Love’) One…

Things Julia Child has Taught Me

I’m a little bit in love with Julia Child. You could say I have a…

Easter Recipe Inspiration

Easter is just around the corner. How did that happen? So, this week I went…

CRACKING Cauliflower Tortillas (AIP Reintro)

I wrote an edible cookbook. The pages are made out of tortillas. It’s also the…

The EASIEST Stew in the WORLD! (AIP)

It’s officially autumn – or fall – in this corner of the world. And that…

Preoccupied With Parsley Oil…

If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember that Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks movie, ‘Sleepless in…

TSL’s ‘Anything Goes’ Meatballs (AIP Friendly)

One of the topics of conversation at the AIP picnic on Sunday was this: –…

You Won’t Believe it’s TOMATO-FREE Ragu Bolognese (AIP-Friendly)

If kids can learn how to make a simple Bolognese sauce, they will never go…

Tomato Passata Replacement (AIP-Friendly)

My Tomato Passata Replacement is the perfect alternative to add to all those recipes that…

‘I Can’t Believe it’s Liver!’ Duck Liver, Thyme and Orange Pâté

I was chatting with The Bacon Mum after our recent Autoimmune Connection session and she mentioned one of…

World FAMOUS Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Sultanas, Capers and Hazelnuts (AIP Reintro)

My World FAMOUS Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Sultanas, Capers and Hazelnuts… I’ve promised you this…

The HUMONGOUS Homemade Mayonnaise Post (2 Recipes!)

Homemade mayonnaise is the second-most important salad dressing to learn how to make from scratch….

“Holy Herbed Whole Roasted Cauliflower, Batman!”

Ever since I came back from my Christmas break in New Zealand, I’ve been meaning to…

The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook: A Review

Disclaimer: Before I begin this post, I should advise that Angie Alt and Mickey Trescott…

LUSCIOUS Lamington Cupcakes (AIP Reintroduction)

There is no place in the world like Australia. Not even its beautiful neighbor New…

ROCKING Raw Chocolate Banana Smoothie (AIP Reintro)

It’s a wee bit sticky in Sydney at the moment. The sort of heat that…

MARVELLOUS Minted Zucchini and Broccoli Rice

At the beginning of the week, I roast a ton of vegetables so I can…

Tom Tom’s Take on Aussie Burgers With Sweet Potato Fries (AIP Reintro)

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

SEXY-UGLY Prune and Orange Cookies

sexy ugly Someone not considered conventionally good-looking (or any kind of good-looking in some cases),…

FANTASTIC Fennel, Celery, Apple and Pomegranate Salad

Fun fact #1 about pomegranates: Pomegranates are awesome. Fun fact #2: Pomegranates are like little…

LARDACEOUS Roasted Bone Marrow with a Side of Parsley Salad

If you’re going to be alive and on this planet, you have to, like, suck…

‘O for OARSOME’ Ottolenghi-Inspired Kohlrabi, Carrot and Apple Salad

Ugly vegetables deserve love, too (TSL) I may have mentioned before that this autoimmune protocol…

Easy-Peasy Lemon-Squeezey Slow Cooked Pork Neck

  October 2016 Update: This slow cooked pork neck recipe is such a doddle to make –…

ROCKING Rhubarb and Strawberry Compote

Well, Art is Art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And…

Brothl – Melbourne’s Secret Weapon for Those on a Restricted Diet!

If you’re travelling to Melbourne while on the Autoimmune Protocol, have I got the BEST…

Travelling Domestically on a Restricted Diet

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

Holy Alter-Ego, Batman! – The BEST Homemade Dairy-Free Creamer EVER!

“Wait!” “What?” I lowered my cup hastily, wondering if maybe there was a stray hair,…

AWESOME Almond Milk

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

Zoe’s Choc-Orange Birthday Balls (a.k.a. ‘Jaffa Balls’)

I created these wee balls for my very first coaching client on her birthday. Since then, they have become a firm favourite for many of my tribe. While they are an AIP Reintro’ recipe, they are so good that non-AIPers will love them, too.

Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries… Summer’s Coming!

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. (Linda…

AWESOME Nut-Free Granola Crunch (AIP Reintroduction)

“I tell you, I’m really not what you’d call into your basic kink, even though…

The FABULOUS Fergus Henderson’s Green Beans, Shallots, Garlic and Anchovies

One afternoon my flat was broken into. The strange thing is, before I went out…

Rillettes – Wee Pots of Porky Goodness!

You can never put too much pork in your mouth as far as I’m concerned….

SUPER SIMPLE Ox Tongue with Green Caper Sauce

I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking…

The Zenbelly Cookbook – a Review + a Sublime Recipe for Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Rosemary Salt

You know those crazy people who line up outside Apple stores to be one of…

HELLISHLY GOOD Herbed Parsnip and Celeriac Mash with Caramelised Onions

As promised last week, today I’m sharing my HELLISHLY GOOD Herbed Parsnip and Celeriac Mash…

Bloody BRILLIANT Braised Beef Cheeks

October 2016 Update: This beef cheeks recipe continues to be one of the most popular recipes…

HEARTY Cauliflower and Leek Soup with Crispy Bacon Bits

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

Essentials: How to Make Green Sauce (AIP-Compliant )

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

The EASIEST Brisket Recipe in the World

October 2016 Update: This brisket recipe continues to be one of the recipes in highest rotation…

The EASIEST Vegetable Frittata in the World (Bacon Optional!) – AIP Reintroduction

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

The GREAT RAW CHOCOLATE Ice Cream Experiment…

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

SINFULLY GOOD Rhubarb and Apple Crumble with a Ginger and Coconut Topping

This Rhubarb and Apple Crumble is sinfully good. With a ginger and coconut topping, it is both healthy and allergy-friendly. 100% AIP elimination-friendly, I’d be willing to bet your AIP muggle-mates won’t even know you’re feeding them healthy food!

‘I can’t believe they’re AIP-friendly’ Chewy Gingerbread Men

  I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that…

ROCKING Fennel and Apple Slaw

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

Plantain Hotcakes with Raspberry Sauce and Coconut Yoghurt

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

TSL’s TASTY Tomato-Free (NoMato!) Sauce

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

The Galloping Gourmet’s Trans-Tasman Root Vegetable Soup Competition…

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my all time FAVOURITE root vegetable soup…

Tostones, Sydney-style…

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme Plantain Crackers

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

How to Render Your Own Lard AND Make Lardons!

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

My FAVOURITE Root Vegetable Soup

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

RIDICULOUSLY GOOD Herbed Slow-Cooked Lamb Shanks

  October 2016 Update: Please believe when I say, this lamb shank recipe is a total…

Why Bone Broth is the Bomb…

It’s not art. It’s not haute cuisine. It’s not the latest new and groovy Sydney restaurant….

SCRUMPTIOUS Raspberry Coconut Tea Cakes

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

No Recipe Breakfast Hash (AIP/Paleo)

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

SERIOUSLY TASTY Butterflied & Marinated Leg of Lamb (AIP)

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

The Easiest (Healthy) Ice Cream Recipe in the World!

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

SUPER SIMPLE Breakfast Burger Patties

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. (Lewis Carroll) I’m currently…

AWESOME Zucchini and Bacon Sautee…

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as…

Orange Macaroon Balls

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate the…

The Easiest Chocolate Recipe In the World…

  Sometimes a girl’s gotta have some chocolate! (Carrie Underwood) Carrie would get on well…

A Simple Sorrel Pesto (AIP Reintroduction)

The simpler the food, the harder it is to prepare it well. You want to…

Mango, Passion Fruit & Coconut Eton Mess (TSL-Style)…

I have always been attracted to Australians and Australia. (Elizabeth Hurley) Really, Liz? First, there…

I Can’t Believe it’s Not Cheesecake!

You know that saying? The one about hoofbeats? It goes something along the lines of,  ‘When…

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Thighs Stuffed with Salsa Verde (AIP)

  Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good…

The Best ‘Knock Their Socks Off’ Salsa Verde (AIP Reintroduction)

I won’t eat anything green. (Kurt Cobain) This post is not for Kurt Cobain. You…

I Was a Beef Short Rib Virgin…

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted. (Mae West) Our meat locker was…

Change is Afoot. A Personal Post…

This is my third year in TSL land. Sometimes, I surprise even myself. At the…

Italian Almond Cookies the TSL-Way…

David Lebovitz is surely an icon in the world of food blogging. He’s a man…

The One Where TSL Makes a Goat Curry…

Last week I watched Matt Moran slow roast a goat shoulder on his new Paddock…

In Which TSL Makes Her Own Soda Syrup…

Remember the Six Barrel Soda Co. post from a couple of days ago? The good…

Six Barrel Soda Co. Needs to Come to Sydney…

Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.(Robert Morgan) Not only do I…

SERIOUSLY GOOD (not to mention SERIOUSLY EASY) Chocolate Pudding

“Your face makes my soul want to eat chocolate pudding!” – Andy Milonakis I know! Two…

TSL’s BEST EVER Ragu Bolognese…

My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order. (Dolly Parton) I…

Shoot the Chef – My Favourite Part of Good Food Month

I’m a decent cook; I’m a decent chef. None of my friends would ever have…

OzHarvest – What a Cause…

It’s been a little quiet on the TSL front lately. Sorry about that – the…

Being Tempted by Sydney’s Living Museums

There’s an awesome new set up in Sydney-town. In April of this year, the Historic…

You say ketchup, I say tomato sauce…

The teenager came home from school yesterday and announced he is on a health kick….

Best Sydney Breakfast (& Lunch & Dinner) Spots: Three Blue Ducks

After our Sunday wander around the periphery of Waverley Cemetery (see previous post!), we were a…

Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups (TSL Style!)

Make a list of important things to do today. At the top of your list,…

Luke Mangan’s SERIOUSLY GOOD Osso Bucco

My most popular post ever, by a considerable margin, is the one about Jamie Oliver…

Best Sydney Breakfast (& Lunch) Spots: Cornersmith

I know. I know. Before you say anything, I know that that first image of…

Roasted Pumpkin Soup – TSL Style…

I think of New York as a purée and the rest of the United States…

Australia v. New Zealand: the Great Pavlova Debate

Tomorrow Australia and New Zealand recognise ANZAC Day; arguably one of the most important days…

Best Sydney Breakfast Spots: Bathers Pavilion Cafe

Welcome to the first in a wee series I am calling ‘Best Sydney Breakfast Spots’….

Fancy Schmancy Easter Greetings…

Here’s hoping you all get LOTS of GREAT quality chocolate eggs this Easter…  

Is it Just Me, or is This Plain Ridiculous…?

Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits. (Henry David Thoreau) A slight departure from…

I Have a Crush on Peter Gordon…

When I last lived in London, a million years ago now, I could often be…

Something For My Dad: Maggie Beer’s Plum Cobbler

Like many Australians, I’m a little bit in love with Maggie Beer. She’s warm and…

Recipe Friday – Grain Free Granola (a.k.a Nutola!)

Despite the fact that this wee blog has a focus on my personal love affair…

TSL est de retour de vacances!

I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth, and…

Jamie Oliver and His BEST EVER Pukka Spiced Slow-cooked Lamb Shanks

I know, I know – this ain’t no food blog and today I’m going to…

Not Quite Nigella (But Her Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake Recipe)

I don’t believe in low-fat cooking. (Nigella Lawson So, for those of you who didn’t…

Heston’s Way to a Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg

So, it’s Easter and it’s a long weekend AND (possibly most importantly) last night we…

Pohutukawa Trees + J.Friend & Co.

Known as the iconic Kiwi Christmas tree, the Pohutukawa has become an established part of…

The Tea Towel Edition

I have a bit of a thing for tea towels.  I like things that are…

To market, to market…

I’ve become a bit of a serial farmers market devotee on Saturday mornings.  I love…

What’s been cookin’ this week…

The teenager turned 16 this week.  When asked, his birthday meal of choice was lasagne…

Homemade Ginger Syrup…

On Saturday I toddled off to the Sydney Morning Herald Growers’ Market at Pyrmont with my…

Pic’s REALLY Really Good Peanut Butter

I first experienced Pic’s peanut butter when visiting my parents in Auckland.  It is, without…