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We are seriously impressed by the work of Georgie Young, a blogger who specialises in paleo cooking, nutrition and health. She is the founder and editor of Primal Eye, the UK’s first online independent magazine dedicated to the paleo lifestyle. Her recipes are incredible. She has even created a recipe for raw vegan Creme Egg-style slices – we certainly like the sound of those! To learn more about her work, read on.
Paleo food and paleo living in general have become hot topics in recent years. The basic philosophy behind a paleo diet is that it should mimic the diets of our ancient ancestors as closely as possible. In a paleo diet, a high emphasis is placed on cutting out highly processed grains and junk foods, in favour of fresh, natural, unprocessed ingredients. One British blogger called Georgie Young is particularly passionate about promoting the many health benefits of this lifestyle. On her website (Greens of the Stone Age) she says, “Having been Paleo for around 5 years, cooking has become a huge passion of mine. I love sharing my passion for cooking, ‘paleofying’ food, and exploring veganism within the Paleo diet, and along the way, I have helped many friends to take a more holistic approach to their hectic lifestyles.”
Georgie’s work has been featured in a wide range of cooking and lifestyle publications, including Pop Sugar, Womens’ Health, Free-From Heaven, Vegan Food Online, Crobar and Vivo Life.
Thanks to her dedication, Primal Eye – the online magazine she founded and edited – has become one of the UK’s foremost sources of information for all things paleo-related. She has a positive attitude towards everything she does, and is determined to share her knowledge in a generous, uplifting way that empowers people to take control of their own health. “I’m a lover and a fighter, I don’t like to give up, and I love a challenge,” she explains. “I tend to want to do everything and anything, which means I ultimately never become an expert at anything, but it does mean that I have a lot of fun doing so and I think that is ultimately what life is all about.”
We wanted to highlight a few of Georgie’s amazingly inventive recipes here. They look truly mouth-watering, and we can’t wait to try them out!
Raw Vegan Creme Egg Slices (Paleo, Gluten-Free)
These Raw Vegan Creme Egg Slices are a fun play on the much-loved traditional Easter snack, the Creme Egg. They consist of four layers: raw shortbread topped with vanilla creme, turmeric creme, and yummy dark raw chocolate.
The link to this recipe is available here.
Fermented Unicorn Zebra Cheesecake (Gluten-Free, Paleo, Raw Vegan)
No, your eyes do not deceive you – it really is possible to make a raw, fermented cake that both looks and tastes incredible! This beauty is a real feast for both the eyes and the tastebuds. As Georgie put it, “sometimes I amaze myself with the insanity of my own creations. The other day I was thinking how much I’d like to make a fermented, probiotic-rich raw cheesecake and then I started to realise I hadn’t done anything other than basic marbling, so thought a zebra cheesecake would be even more fun. Then, of course, I always like to put a colourful spin on my work, and so the Fermented Unicorn Zebra Cheesecake was born.”
If you want to try your hand at making it, click here.
Sweet and Sour Jackfruit ‘Chicken’ (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free)
In this recipe, Georgie produces her own unique twist on sweet and sour chicken using jackfruit: a type of chewy, “meaty”, pleasantly textured fruit which can be bought tinned in many Asian and speciality food shops. As always, healthy and natural ingredients are prioritised in this recipe. The jackfruit is naturally coloured with beetroot powder, sweetened with coconut sugar, and is free from meat, dairy, nuts, grains, and gluten. You can find it here.
Charcoal Waffle Cones (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Vegan)
Now here’s something we’ve never come across before: charcoal ice cream cones! Activated charcoal has become one of the latest, greatest trends in the fields of natural health and wellbeing. It is commonly used in natural teeth whitening products, as a gentler alternative to the harsh bleaches and chlorines that can be found in conventional whitening creams. However, we have never seen it used in an ice cream cone before! Georgie has managed to create a surprisingly tasty ice cream cone that – as usual – places natural, healthy ingredients to the fore. They are gluten, grain, and refined sugar free, and also contain a vegan egg substitute, so pretty much anyone can enjoy them. Click here to find out how you too can “reach a whole new level of Instagram hipster” with these charcoal cones, as Georgie describes it!
Paleolithic people didn’t have it this easy
By Elva Carri
The Paleo diet is becoming increasingly popular, with notable adherents including Conor McGregor and Jamie Heaslip. One nice, little business is making it even easier for people to stick to. Paleo Meal Deliveries are a company set up by James Statham offering exactly what it says on the tin; nationwide delivery of Paleo meals.
James describes Paleo as a way of eating rather than a “diet” and it’s a way of eating that originates from how our ancestors lived and ate before the advent of agriculture. That diet excluded grains, pulses, dairy and processed foods and included meat and poultry, seafood and fish, fruit, vegetables and nuts. It’s nutritionally dense and seen by many as one of the cleanest ways to eat. James says Paleo is high in clean sources of protein and positive fats and can be adapted to suit anyone. What’s more is that it’s gluten, lactose, soy, and sugar free by it’s very nature.
His favourite thing about the business? Offering people something that makes their lives easier as well as healthier, “My favourite thing is the simplicity of our service versus let’s say traditional ‘grocery shopping’ or ‘impulse buying’ during your lunch break.” It also can’t hurt that they get lots of nice comments on their Facebook page. Customers have noticed everything from better energy and focus to weight loss. His own favourite dish at the moment is North African Chicken, Harrisa-Aubergine Casserole with Spiced Sausage and homemade tomato sauce and for a great Paleo start to the day, he recommends banana bread made with mixed nut flour.