Monthly Archives: January 2015

Chinese Chicken and Mushroom Casserole

Chinese Chicken and Mushroom Casserole

Chinese Chicken and Mushroom Casserole

This was another meal who’s starting point was a case of “tail wags dog“, and one that was put together by the “cooking by the seat of your pants” method.

The impetus for this dish was in fact the side. For about a week or so now, we’d been looking for an excuse to use some seaweed “noodles” we’d bought.

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Thai Salmon and Pineapple Green Curry

Thai green salmon and pineapple curry

Thai salmon and pineapple green curry

If you ride around on bikes, especially if you do so on a daily basis through the depths of a Scandinavian winter, then sooner rather than later you are going to fall off.

There’s a moment, between your realisation that the back end’s started to drift and the actual instant that you meet the asphalt, when time almost seems to stop, and in this curiously elongated, Zen-like, eye of the storm fraction of a second, you are almost instinctively aware that things are Bad, and, once time speeds up again, about to get painfully Worse.

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Seed Crispbread

Seed crispbread fresh from the oven

Seed crispbread fresh from the oven

Yet another recipe inspired by Swedish celebrity Annika Sjöö’s rather wonderful collection of recipes “Annikas Paleokök“.

Here a tasty, nutritious, and filling collection of seeds is bound together by the magic that only chia seeds can do, and then simply baked in the oven, with the lack of egg as a binding agent naturally enough making them perfect for our vegan chums.

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Bacon Wrapped Avocado Wedges

Bacon wrapped avocado wedges

Bacon wrapped avocado wedges

I’d seen variations on this particular theme floating around the Paleoverse for quite a while, and wanted to see what they were like.

Then, as luck would have it, I just happened to have a packet of bacon and an avocado in and up for grabs. How fortuitous!

Okidoki, my porcine and fruity friends, let’s do this thing…

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Paleo Chocolate Balls

Paleo chocolate balls

Paleo chocolate balls

Mrs. Paleovirtus and Paleovirtus Jr. were heading out on a shopping expedition.

“What are you going to do with yourself, then”, they enquired, unable to stifle sly grins as they clocked the state of the kitchen.

“Oh, tidy up the kitchen, play with the cat”, I said, “knock up an experimental batch of chocolate balls…”.

“Sounds interesting”, they said. “Let us know how you get on”. And with that they were off, discussing shoes and perfume, or something equally girly.

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Kelp Noodle Salad

Kelp noodle salad

Kelp noodle salad

Mrs. Paleovirtus happened across these seaweed noodles in a Chinese supermarket when we were in Stockholm recently.

We were doing the rounds, searching for a new gaiwan, when she spotted these  noodles due to the packaging proudly boasting their meagre 2% carbohydrate content – a perfect match for her LCHF regime, and, after checking the ingredients, my Paleo lifestyle, too.

According to the packaging, they could be used raw in salads. Sounds good to me!

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Paleo Hot Chocolate

Paleo hot chocolate

Paleo hot chocolate

My phone rang. It was Paleovirtus Jr.

“Dad”, she gasped, “do we have cocoa power in?”

“First things first”, I said. “Are you calling while you’re riding your bike? Again!? You know how dumb I think that is!”

“Forget that”, she said, “this is important!”

“Oh really?! And what, child, pray tell, is more important than road safety?!”

“Paleo hot chocolate!”, came the reply. “Recipe. Found one. Must try. Shopping first. Talk later.”

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