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An update on Inspired Food for Life. Having been offline for the past 3 months I thought it was time to touch base and let you know what’s been happening.
Moving interstate, starting a new job, and all the other changes have been massive for me. I have had to take a little step back whilst settling back into life and routine.
Stay tuned for lifestyle tips and much more.
Its great to experiement with different flavours. This Mongolian Beef with Asian Slaw is pretty damn good. It is full of flavour with a nice kick to it. Great for a weeknight dinner.
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
500g Beef mince
2-3 Garlic Cloves (minced)
2 tbsp Ginger (grated)
1 tsp Chilli (optional)
1 small Sweet Potato (diced)
1 Zucchini (diced)
2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
2 tbsp Coconut Aminos
1 tbsp Maple or Honey (Optional)
1 cup Beef Stock
3 to 4 cups finely shredded Cabbage
½ cup fresh Basil Leaves
1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1. Heat 1 tbsp Coconut Oil, and Brown Beef Mince in large fry pan
2. Add Garlic, Ginger, and Chilli and stir through Beef. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
3. Add Sweet Potato, Zucchini, Red Wine Vinegar, Coconut Aminos, Maple Syrup and Beef stock. Simmer till liquid has reduced and Sweet Potato is cooked. This should take about 20 to 30 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, prepare Asian Slaw. Mix Cabbage, Basil, Apple Cider Vinegar, ½ tbsp Olive Oil in bowl, and season with Salt & Pepper. Set aside.
Converted an old favourite to Paleo. Have missed some of my old meals and always like to try new recipes. This recipe is filled with some amazing flavour and taste great with out the indulgent ingredients.
400g beef cut into strips
2 tbsp Coconut Flour
50g Butter (preferably organic)
2-3 Onion, thinly sliced
1 Garlic Clove, Crushed
250g Mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar
250ml Beef Stock
1 ½ tbsp Tomato Paste
¾ cup Coconut Cream
1 tbsp Parsley, chopped
1. Dust Beef in Coconut four
2. Melt half of the butter and brown the meat in small batches. Set beef aside
3. Melt remaining butter, cook onion and garlic over medium heat for 2-3 minutes
4. Add mushroom and cook for a further 2-3 minutes
5. Pour in vinegar and simmer till almost evaporated.
6. Stir in beef stock, tomato paste, coconut milk, and parsley. Return beef to pan. Bring to boil and simmer until sauce thickens
7. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with steamed veggies, quinoa, or cauliflower rice or mash.
Chilli Con Carne is full of flavour and a great recipe to have on hand. This is a regular in my household. Once you have everything on ready it is quite simple to put together. This recipe is packed full of goodness with lots of veggies. I am sure the whole family will enjoy it. You can also tame it down for the kids with less chilli.
- 1 tbsp Coconut Oil or Olive Oil
- 1kg Beef Mince
- 2 Onions (diced)
- 4 Garlic Cloves (minced)
- 1 tsp dried Chilli flakes (optional)
- 400-500g fresh Tomatoes (diced)
- 1/2 cup Tomato paste
- 1 tbsp Paleo Chutney
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauces
- 1 cup Beef Stock
- 5 tsp ground Cumin
- 3 tsp dried Oregano
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 Carrots (diced)
- 1 capsicum (diced)
1. Heat oil in saucepan and cook mince till lightly browned. Add onions, garlic, and chilli to saucepan and cook for a further 2 minutes.
2. Add all other ingredients, and stir.
3. Bring to boil, and reduce heat to simmer for 45 minutes with lid on.
4. Remove lid, and simmer for a further 10 to 15 minutes to reduce mixture.
5. Prepare sides whilst Chilli Con Carne is reducing. This might include Cauliflower Mash, Cauliflower Rice, steamed Vegetables, Guacamole, fresh Mexican style salad, or Sweet Potato Mash.
Have you got a goal that you want to achieve but it seems so out of your reach? You keep thinking about it but don't seem to be getting closer. Whether is going Paleo, running a marathon, lifting heavier, or making sales, here are some tips for identifying your goal and making it happen.
When we set goal we need to identify a big goal with purpose, focus on our goal and build the belief around it, set smaller goals that help us to work towards our big goal, and remind ourselves daily of what we are pursuing and why.
A handful of recipes that are great for “meal prep” will serve you well. Cooking in advance for your week ahead is a great way to stay organised and make sure your eating the right foods. This recipe has an awesome flavour, can be made in bulk, and freezes well.
This is definitely one of my Sunday afternoon cook up recipes.
I love experimenting with different flavour combinations. This is something I created a little while ago. They taste amazing and make for a great afternoon treat. This is an awesome recipe for something a bit different. Spiced with Cloves and Cinnamon, makes for a delicious snack for anyone for any time of the day. Your family and friends will be coming back for more.
1. Soak dates in boiling water for approximately 5 minutes.
2. Place all other ingredients in large bowl
3. Drain dates, and place in food processor. Pulse a few times to break up dates.
4. Add other ingredients to food processor and process for approximately 2 minutes. Ensure that sides are scraped down during processing for even consistency.
5. Spoon out mixture for desired size, and roll into a ball.
Beef mince is versatile and a great meal that can be made in bulk for leftovers. It’s all about the flavour. It freezes well, and can be divided into batches to allow you to pull it out at any time. Beef mince can be served with vegetables, salad, cauliflower rice or anything else that takes your fancy. This is one of the best recipes to store with your regular recipes.
Founder of Nic's Paleo Treats. Paleo foodie looking to spread the word about lifestyle, exercise and diet.