With the recent release of 'That Sugar Film' - a film dedicated to showing the dangerous reality of our sugary world - the negative effect/s that sugar can have on the body is hot news right now! Haven't seen the trailer yet? Watch it here.
And you can find out if the film is being screened somewhere near you here.
There are lots of scary facts about refined sugars, and most of us know they're not good for us, but how can we avoid them in our everyday lives when they're in everything?! And besides, it's so nice to sit down and relax with a cuppa and a piece of cake now and then, so do we have to forego that??
I think it's ok to have some healthy sweets now and then, as long as you remember that any sweets you make, no matter how nutrient dense, need to be eaten in moderation and really shouldn't be an everyday food. But, for those times when you really feel the need for a sweet treat... here's my list of substitutes you can use to replace that pesky refined stuff.
This album includes, for example, tips for making my dairy free, nut free, soy free and starch free coconut yoghurt successfully! (Coconut yoghurt is notoriously hard to make, but these tips will help to ease it up!)
If you want help with a recipe that's not shown in this album, send me your questions and I'll try and get some tips up about it for you!
Need some menu planning ideas?
I will be posting my weekly menu on my Facebook page every Monday to help you with some inspiration for the week. You can find the menu plan album here.
TIP: I keep my weekly menu handy by writing it up on my phone, then taking a screen shot of it and making it the home screen on my phone!
I'm really looking forward to cooking my Thermomix version of Pete's delicious "Chorizo and Seafood Paella" at Pete Evan's "Paleo Way Tour" in Cairns this Sunday! My son Isaac and I will also be speaking about our family's GAPS journey! Who's coming?
Pete's paella was popular here with my kid's friends - so delicious!!
Check it out on his Paleo Way program.
Five Free Dinners to Give Away!
My chef friend, Fouad Kassab (ex-Chic Pea Restaurant) is starting Baraka - Food inspired by the Middle East which is a new pop-up restaurant in Sydney serving whole foods influenced by the Middle East!
Baraka is due to pop-up sometime next month in Alexandria. The amazing support that you guys showed Fouad when he opened his first pop-up restaurant, Chic Pea, prompted him to give away FIVE FREE DINNERS (for two guests each) to Quirky Cooking Fans.
Don't forget, the fabulous folk at Litter Free Living have generously provided lots of foodie storage goodies to give away. Head over to my Facebook page to enter for your chance to win an entire collection of these funky snack bags that keep your fruit and veggies fresher for longer - worth $84!