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The definitive(ish) guide to Paleo

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If you want to divide a social function into two perfectly opposed halves, raise the topic of Paleo, or, The Paleolithic Diet. Some people live by it and those who don’t will likely have friends who like to bring it up at every opportunity. Regardless, it is extremely popular and commonly misunderstood.

Paleolithic defined

Paleolithic is a period of existence that has been defined as approximately 2.5 million years ago, characterised by the creation of basic chipped stone tools as used by early human beings. Quite commonly this period is referred to as the Stone Age. Food …

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Simply delicious paleo ANZAC biscuits

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This paleo ANZAC biscuits recipe is not only delicious, but takes no time at all to prepare and execute! You can go from unprepared-to-eating in under 45 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup flaked or slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb
  • 2 tablespoon water

Procedure

  1. Mix the almond meal, the almonds, and the coconut together in a large bowl.
  2. Combine the oil and honey in a small saucepan and heat on a very low heat.
  3. Mix the bicarb and water together and combine with the honey and
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The curious case of coconut

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Coconut seems to be one of those mysterious dietary items that at one point was just minding its own business, and then WHAM! It’s the greatest source of magnificence in the history of the world. Milk, water, oil, cream, desiccated, chunks, whole. If you aren’t on it you should be, and if you are, double it. Out of nowhere it has become one of the most talked about dietary items on the planet. As was the case with our cacao article, we heard “super-food” and thought “could be marketing cheekiness”. So we did some digging…

Coconut oil

Good times

The …

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Paleo Coconut Ice Cream

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There are three things you never discuss at a dinner party: politics, religion, and paleo. But in this case, our paleo ice cream will make the dinner party, so shout it from the rooftops!

Ingredients

  • 1 can of full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 eggs (for a richer flavour, double the eggs but only use the yolks)
  • Vanilla: 3 – 4 tablespoons of real vanilla extract or seeds from two vanilla beans

Flavour varieties

The ice cream itself will already have a coconut/vanilla flavour to it but if you wish to add further variety, consider throwing in some berries, crushed nuts, …

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