Chocolate Morning Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

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carmeneatjoy – Ok so the title of this recipe is somewhat misleading. I even had a comment on facebook saying, well “add an extra 2cm on the hips” – and I can see why, to look at this smoothie, you would think that. But, excitingly – NO!!… This will NOT add an extra 2cm… It is sweetened only by a couple of dates. With raw cacao, it’s packed full of antioxidants and magnesium (for stress release –…… Read more

Flourless Orange and Almond Cake

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carmeneatjoy – So – Stephanie Alexander’s flourless orange and almond cake is a classic. At least in my neck of the woods. It’s perfect – citrusy, sweet, not too heavy – just AMAZING. And the other day I just WANTED one! So I decided to adapt it a little – and it turned out – I have to say – perfectly. Still moist, very firm, and such a good one for the kids’ lunchboxes too!… Delicious with…… Read more

Quick Activated Walnut Breakfast Cereal

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carmeneatjoy – Although I am definitely a huge fan of eggs and they make up the majority of my breakfasts, sometimes I wake up and I just want something else. A bit of “comfort breakfast” if you will. Something that takes me back to when I was little, and ate cereal (gasp!) and didn’t think twice about what was in it. While I’ll readily admit that days of not thinking twice about what I consume are long…… Read more

Bacon Sushi

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carmeneatjoy – Mum and I were desperate for a quick and easy lunch after getting back from town today – and these were what turned up on our plates 15 minutes later!! I fried the bacon, she steamed the asparagus – and voila!!! But to be a little more methodical, here we go: Ingredients (to serve 2) 6 rashers bacon 6 large or 12 small asparagus spears 1 lebanese cucumber 1 avocado Pepper and himalayan crystal salt,…… Read more

One Minute Macaroons – Raspberry, Blueberry & Chocolate

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carmeneatjoy – The thing I adore about raw food is that it is so QUICK and easy!! Simple simple simple. The best when you’re in a rush and have nothing handy for afternoon tea, or for just something sweet after dinner. And because it’s summer, I decided to use seasonal berries – and chocolate – well, because it’s chocolate. Ingredients (I made a batch per flavour, so ingredients are per batch) Raspberry Batch: 50g raspberries 70g shredded…… Read more

Monday Munchies: Spaghetti Squash with Chicken & Caramelised Onion

carmeneatjoy – We are already October and only ten weeks away from Christmas – there are decorations in all the stores already! After having my first baby (a gorgeous angel named Grétel) I am back in the kitchen and excited to create yummy paleo, primal and raw delights, as well as source and gather info from other… Read More »… Read more

Amazingly Bakeable Chocolate Chips

carmeneatjoy – So a HUGE amount of paleo recipes use Enjoy Life choc chips in them. They are not easy to get down in Australia unless we order them online, and plus I would really prefer just to make them myself. So much nicer and then you know exactly what went into them!… Basically most home made… Read More »… Read more

Must Have Pantry Staple Choc Chip Biccies

carmeneatjoy – Ok so I have posted (actually in one of my recent posts) recipes of chocolate chip biccies on Carmen Eat Joy before. Not least because they have always been my favourite treat – I’ve never been much of a “cakey” person. Sneakily I have been trying ever since I began this blog to come up […]… Read more

Amazing Easy Chewy Chocolatey Choc Chip Biscuits

carmeneatjoy – It needs to be a good recipe to go on my blog if I didn’t make it up. These are, in a word, insane. They are SO easy, SO delicious, you could easily fool your non-paleo friends into thinking they are sooo bad for you, but they aren’t. YUM. Ingredients 3 ¼ cup almond meal… Read more