Salad of the Week – Kale with Oranges, Almonds and Avocado

24 Jan

I’m calling this salad of the week because we’ve had it 3 times this week. So so good. I copied it almost directly (though used cashews one night in lieu of almonds) from a great blog that I used for inspiration regularly.

Kale with Oranges, Almonds and Avocado

from Eat, Live, Run


1 bunch kale (I used curly but there’s also lacinto kale) washed and roughly chopped

2 oranges

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/2 very ripe avocado, diced

2 tbsp sliced almonds (or cashew were great too)

Salt and pepper

Make dressing by combining juice of 1 orange, olive oil, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. I use a jar which makes mixing easy – just shake! Then keep leftovers for another day. Take the other orange, peel and section, cutting off the white bit and slicing into small pieces for the salad. Toss the kale, avocado, orange, almonds and dressing and add salt and pepper as needed. If you have the time, make the salad an hour or so before you plan to eat it, letting the dressing soften up the kale a bit. I served it with chicken soup one night, with sliced chicken for lunch the next, and with meatloaf this evening.


Kale Breakfast Smoothie

22 Jan

Almond milk, kale, banana, apple, cashews, agave, ground ginger and ice

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Warm Nicoise Salad a la Gwyneth

19 Jan

On tonight’s menu is a warm tuna nicoise salad adapted from Gwyneth Paltrow’s My Father’s Daughter. It’s perfectly Paleo as she makes is sans pomme de terre! I added beets instead of tomatoes because I had them on hand.

Paleo Warm Tuna Nicoise

Warm Tuna Nicoise a la Gwyneth

Warm Tuna Nicoise Salad – serves 2

Large handful of green beans, trimmed

1 large roasted beet, cut into chunks

1/3 cup olives (I used black)

4 tablespoons olive oil in total

1 red roasted bell pepper, torn in to strips

2 smallish tuna steaks

2 organic large eggs

1 lemon, halved

Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 200 C (400 F)

Blanche green beans for a few minutes until tender. Immediately toss in a large roasting pan with beets, olives, 2 tbsp of olive oil. Spread the roasted peppers around the pan. Rub tuna steaks with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and tuck in to the veggies in the pan. Crack each egg in to a ramekin, season with salt and pepper, 1 tbsp olive oil each and place in the corners of the pan. Put the whole pan in the over for about 12 minutes (depending on over and size of steaks). Eggs should be set and tuna should be just cooked through. I like mine a little pink so pulled it out at about 10 minutes. Squeeze the lemon over everything and serve. So freakin’ good.

Paleo Hummous

18 Jan

We love hummous over here at London Paleo. It’s definitely been one of the things that we’ve missed most. But not for long! This is a pretty good stand in. This is made with roasted cauliflower and garlic but the possibilities are endless – roasted red pepper, butternut squash, beet? Delicious and healthy.

Paleo Hummous

Paleo Hummous

Paleo Hummous

adapted from Paleo Plan

1 large head of cauliflower, cut in to chunks

2 cloves garlic, smashed

2 tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle for after

Salt and Papper

1/2 c light tahini

1 lemon

Set oven to 200 C. Toss cauliflower and garlic with olive oil, salt and pepper and spread on roasting pan. Roast for 20 -30 mins giving the pan a shake here and there. You’ll smell the garlic, don’t let it burn as it gets bitter! Remove from oven and cool. Place roasted veg, tahini and lemon juice in food processor (or in my case a blender) and whizz until combined. I had to add a bit of water to get it going in my blender. Add more S&P and olive oil to your liking.

Quick Breakfast

17 Jan

A quick breakfast this morning – hard boiled egg, blood orange, and an apple with cashew butter. These all make great snacks too.

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Out and About – Breakfast of Champions

16 Jan
Paleo Starbucks Breakfast

Frances’ Fruit and Nuts and Grande Americano

Even Starbucks is Paleo! A great option for those breakfasts on the go. Add a dash of cinnamon to spice up a black coffee. Bonus – cinnamon is a superfood!

Out and About – Itsu

15 Jan
Itsu Salmon Salad

Camilla’s Salmon ‘No Carb’ Salad from Itsu

Hard pressed to find a Paleo friendly lunch on the go? Try the Salmon ‘No Carb’ Salad from Itsu.

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Easy Paleo Living in London

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