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Paleo Polly

About Paleo Polly

Great tasting food has always been my passion. Obsessed with cookbooks from a young ages I have enjoyed exploring the world of food, recipe by recipe. 2004, aged 20, I was reading Law at University; money was tight, and meals were often made up of vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, washed down with ample alcoholic beverages of choice. Always made from scratch, taste championed calorie content; many delicious creamy pastas and carb-loaded rice and pitta dishes were consumed.Being in my early twenties, I was quite capable of getting away with my not exactly nutritious diet, however following Law School I noticed that I’d put on a few pounds. Being a food lover, I became extremely interested in the power of food; its nutritional value, its healing, health benefits. I read pages and pages of nutritional information; I followed fitness blogs, and read health cookbooks. I then made the decision to turn paleo; I really tightened up my diet and saw amazing result. Most importantly however, eating the right food made me feel great. For the first time, I did not feel bloated, I felt energized, health issues cleared up. My skin was the best ever, I slept well at night. The Paleo Diet involves eating mainly vegetables and protein, with small amounts of fruit, nuts and seeds. Eating Paleo is in essence eating the foods your body was designed to eat. The Paleo Diet mimics the diet that our hunter-gather ancestors ate; pre-agricultural revolution. My love of paleo, has brought me to my new found hobby; CrossFit and a combination of exercise and diet are an unbeatable solution. Paleo Polly is a blog dedicated to my journey. Although I am not a qualified nutritionist, my personal journey has enabled me to make great changes to my life and to my well-being. I would like to share my journey, and my life experiences and guide and assist anyone wanting to make a positive change.

A Beginner’s Guide to Paleo

30Oct

Non Paleo Food

So you’re new to Paleo? Here is Paleo Polly’s blueprint to turning paleo Ok, so, you have decided that you want to make a change to your health, your body and your lifestyle. You have made the mental commitment to … Continue reading

  

Paleo Goan Chicken Curry and Cauliflower Rice

26Oct

Goan Chicken Curry

Aren’t curries are great. Not only are they bursting with flavour, but in order to achieve that deliciously complex and exotic flavour, therein contains a plethora of health promoting ingredients. Why not tantalise your taste-buds and give your immune system … Continue reading

  

Paleo Spanish Omelette (with a twist)

23Oct

Paleo Spanish Omelette

Paleo Spanish Omelette This is a great dish to get tucked into for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Make a big batch early in the week, and it serves as a great fast food dish, for when you’re in the rush … Continue reading

  

Paleo Lara Bars- A Weekend Treat!

11Oct

Lara Bars

I always have Nakd Bars in my desk for when I am feeling peckish, or am craving that bar of chocolate. Although Lara Bars shouldn’t be eaten every day, they are great for when you want a little portable treat. … Continue reading

  

Paleo Chocolate and Avocado Pud

8Oct

Doesn't this look delicious

Fancy hosting a paleo dinner party? Stuck with what to serve for dessert? This is a delicious paleo dessert, promised to titillate the tastes of even the most un-paleo person! Test them at guessing the secret ingredient! They’ll never guess. … Continue reading

  

Does going Paleo have to cost a Bomb!?

4Oct

Grow your own veg!

Recently a number of paleo  friends have said how turning paleo has made their shopping bills go through the roof. Whilst cutting out ‘filler foods’ from your diet such as pasta, rice and beans can mean your shopping bills increase; if … Continue reading

  

Paleo Spaghetti, with Kale Pesto

30Sep

Paleo Pasta and Pesto

Paleo Pasta and Pesto Feeling hungry? Short of time? This is the easiest recipe in the world, and it tastes and looks spectacular. It is a great one for when you have a few random bits in the fridge and … Continue reading

  

Forager’s Elderberry & Blackberry Salad with Organic Chicken Livers

24Sep

Blackberries

As some of you may know, I have been very much under the weather of late. Today, in order to lift my spirits, I decided to take a stroll outside my house to stretch my legs and take some of … Continue reading

  

Paleo Cottage Pie

22Sep

:-)

Sometimes, comfort food is all you need, but comfort food (as a rule) can be naughty, containing large quantities of sinful carbs. One of my favourite childhood foods is the humble Cottage Pie.  It always seems to have the magical … Continue reading

  

Paleo Super Green Juice

18Sep

Paleo Super Juice

I love drinking fresh juice; it gives you a vitamin shot and energy boost which I find even bulletproof coffee can’t rival! You have to be quite careful that you juice the correct things, (i.e. more veg than fruit) or … Continue reading

  

Whole30, being Sick and a General Paleo Disaster….

16Sep

Jumping in freezing cold water

Following Tough Mudder last week, I have been suffering with the dreaded lurgy; a combination of a tiresome cold, and my personal favourite illness, tonsillitis. (Perhaps throwing myself in dirty, iced water that weekend, wasn’t the most sensible idea.) Jumping … Continue reading

  

Paleo Bacon and Avocado Sandwich

15Sep

The most delicious snack of all time?

This is one of the best paleo finger food combos I have ever come across, ridiculously easy to make; a breakfast, starter, snack, canape- it is always a paleo crowd pleaser. It couldn’t be easier to make. Simply fry some … Continue reading

  

I completed Tough Mudder 2013

9Sep

tough mudder 2

http://toughmudder.co.uk At the weekend, I took part in Tough Mudder, Yorkshire! Tough Mudder® events are “hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, determination, and camaraderie. Only 78% of entrants successfully complete … Continue reading

  

How to make perfect scrambled eggs?

6Sep

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Perfect Scrambled Eggs “Add milk, add cream, do them in the microwave, do them in the pan, lots of butter……” Many people  have shared with me snippets of worldly wisdom about how to make the holy grail, the perfect scrambled … Continue reading

  

Paleo Kale Chips

5Sep

Salted Kale Chips

Here is a quick recipe for you. It is so easy, anyone can make this. It is a great one for keeping you on the straight an narrow, if your body is craving salt, or a bit of a crunchy … Continue reading

  

Sous Vide Cod with Crushed Peas, Salsa and wilted Spinach

28Aug

Sous Vide Cod

Prep Time 5 Mins Cooking Time 25 Mins Cooking Sous Vide is one of my favourite cooking methods. Meat tastes succulent, flavoursome and perfectly cooked. Veg retain its colour and nutritional value. Fish in sous vide is outstanding!I am always … Continue reading

  

Paleo Eating in the UK

23Aug

Welcome to Yorkshire

How easy is it eating paleo in the UK? During any given week, I read many blog articles about eating paleo. I read recipes, restaurant reviews and nutritional articles. Common denominators relating all these wonderful articles are that they are … Continue reading

  

Paleo Bacon and Egg Muffins

22Aug

Amazing Egg Pots!

This was the recipe of the week at my local Crossfit box, Crossfit HG3. When the recipe hit my inbox, I knew I had to give it a go. Thank you guys!!! I have seen similar style recipes on a … Continue reading

  

Borough Market, London

15Aug

Borough Market 8 Southwark Street London SE1 1TL http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/ Walking around Borough Market Welcome to Borough Market, London. Busy, bustling, colourful! In the heart of London, this is the go to place for fresh, regional, and international organic produce. Borough … Continue reading

  

10 Top Combos for a Bad Ass Steak

15Aug

Top Tips for a Bad Ass Steak

Top Tips for a Bad Ass Steak Bad Ass Steak Steak is a perfect meal for when you’re feeling a little lazy, and are contemplating eating ‘junky’ food. Steak takes around 5-10 minutes, so it is extremely quick from fridge … Continue reading