This year has started off with a bang!
We have been super busy with school, birthday parties, doctor & dentist appointments, homework, catching up with friends and sport. Charlie has started playing basketball, Cade is back into footy, and I have commenced dancing again.
I was at a TEDx conference with a friend who is a dancer, where I met one of her friends who is also a dancer, and she must of assumed I danced too because she asked me “so what type of dancing do you do?”.
I said “oh well, I used to do Ballet, Jazz and Tap ages ago when I was younger, and I loved it”. She looked at me (we were about the same age), cocked her head to the side and said in a puzzled voice “used to?” Like if you loved it so much why did you stop?
I didn’t have a good answer for that!
So this year I decided to enrol in Hip Hop and Jazz Ballet at a local dance school and I am loving it! I have found it a bit challenging, but so much fun, and have met some positive new people.
Expressing Gratitude Through Dance
My life has been so serious over the last couple of years, feeling overloaded being sick while looking after my sick kids. I have been focusing on figuring out what on earth is going on with us, and how can I fix it?! Now we know what is going on and we have been getting better, I feel free to have some fun.
Life is good, I want to celebrate. I want to dance using my healthier body while I still can. Life is so precious.
That’s what being sick has taught me. A healthy body is a precious gift, I am not going to waste mine. I am going to dance while I still can!
Healthy Fast Food
With everything going on life has been a bit hectic, but thanks to our long list of allergies I can’t rely on convenience foods (unless I want to be up all night with a sick child) so I still have to make almost everything my kids eat from scratch.
These Lamb and Rosemary Patties are one of my go to recipes that I make in bulk and freeze, so I always have something that I can quickly throw in the oven or pan and serve up with some veggies for a nourishing breakfast, lunch of dinner. They taste good hot or cold, so they work well in my kid’s lunchboxes too.
Easy Freezer Friendly Paleo Recipe
This nourishing recipe contains a few simple ingredients that I puree and blend together in my Thermomix (you can use a good food processor if you don’t have one), before forming into patties and cooking using my BBQ, cafe press, fry pan or oven.
I freeze the leftover uncooked patties on baking paper lined biscuit trays, before popping into a sealed container and stashing them in my freezer. This stops the patties from sticking together.
I don’t defrost the frozen patties before I cook them – ain’t nobody got time for that.
I just whack them on the BBQ, cafe press, fry pan or oven and cook for a bit longer.
Easy AIP Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Idea
Since starting AIP, I have had a great time experimenting with different herbs, spices and salts – a whole new culinary world has opened up to me!
I used to use bacon in my recipes to give them that delicious smoky flavour, but bacon is not cheap. I found out in a AIP Facebook group that you can get a similar result using smoked sea salt. It gives the crust of these Lamb Patties a crunchy, mouth-watering BBQed flavour.
The celery in this recipe gives the Lamb Patties a bit of juiciness and tang. My kids are not a big fan of celery, but they will happily eat it when I puree it with some fragrant fresh rosemary from our garden and blend it into these nutrient dense patties.
Top 8 Allergy Free AIP, Keto, Paleo & Whole30 Recipe
These healthy Lamb and Rosemary Patties are AIP, Keto, Paleo & Whole30 compliant, and free from; additives, cassava, coconut, corn, dairy, eggs, gluten, grains, nuts, preservatives, seeds, soy, sugar, sweeteners and yeast.
Lamb and Rosemary Patties
Juicy Lamb and Rosemary Patties that work well for breakfast, lunch, dinner or the lunchbox. AIP, Keto, Paleo and Whole30 compliant and free from; additives, cassava, coconut, corn, dairy, eggs, gluten, grains, nuts, preservatives, seeds, soy, sugar, sweeteners and yeast.
- 150 grams celery stalks chopped
- 1 tablespoon rosemary leaves
- 1 kilo lamb mince
- naturally smoked sea salt to taste
Add the rosemary and celery to the Food Processor or Thermomix and pulverise until fine Speed 8/ 10 seconds. Scrape down the bowl & repeat
Add in the salt and lamb mince and blend until well combined. I use the knead function on my Thermomix for about 20 seconds. Scrape down the bowl and repeat.
With wet hands form the mixture into patties.
Cook the patties for a few minutes either side on the BBQ or frypan.
Or bake them in a 180 degree oven for 20 minutes, flipping half way through.
The quickest way to cook these patties is with a cafe press, because they get cooked from the top and bottom at the same time.