JanetC

As a chef, I ran Oetzi Paleo Food successfully for 3 years. As a mom, I still struggle to get my 8yo son to eat my food (although my husband and 3yo think everything I make is delicious).

I am now using my experience to help others overcome the challenges to healthy eating – time, money, and catering to the whole family. With a little help..

Crispy Slow Cooked Pork Roast

Pork is a greatly misunderstood cut of meat, mainly because we tend to cook the heck out of it to make sure that it isn’t underdone.  This recipe resulted in succulent, tender, sliceable meat that I could freeze and reheat without sacrificing the quality of the meat.  Everyone has their techniques and everyone thinks they’re right. […] Read more…

Cooking Green Beans

Do you struggle to keep your green beans from turning grey before they’re even cooked? Green beans are very easy to cook, if you follow a couple of principles:   Lots of water*!   Start with adequately salted boiling water (go ahead and taste it) and have some cold water on hand in a separate bowl […] Read more…

Chef secrets to saving time

How can you save LOADS of time and money making awesome fresh meals? This secret is basically the capsule wardrobe of cooking.  It’s simple, basic, and it’s going to make all the difference in getting your meals out quickly. 3 of the biggest complaints about cooking during the week are: My partner doesn’t eat leftovers […] Read more…

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

There’s something about a rich red soup with cream, parmesan and fresh ciabatta that makes even this really quick budget meal an affair.  (Admittedly, I have a weakness for Woolworths’ fresh baked ciabatta, which is not so much a ciabatta, (not so many holes), but is nonetheless soft and crispy in all the right places). […] Read more…