The Weekend Matters: Summer Coleslaw

Its been a bright sunny summer weekend and we’ve been busy working together upgrading the kitchen.

Meals were light to match the mood with a few dozen warm jammy cookies chucked in on Sunday evening – just because we can.

Today we are sharing our weekend recipes for an easy, colourful coleslaw, flax seed buns (and a special topping of tuna melt) and warm paleo jam cookies.


3 cups of white cabbage
1/2 cup of grated carrot
1 red apple, grated
1 granny smith apple, grated
2 spring onions
1/4 cup paleo mayo

3 tbspn olive oil
1 tbspn apple cider vinegar
juice 1/2 lemon
sea salt and black pepper


Combine the fresh ingredient
Combine the mayo with the olive oil and cider vinegar/lemon juice
Season and mix
Place in fridge to chill

Delicious with grilled or barbecue chicken

Light and quite bread like (enough to be a decent substitute) this Hemsley and Hemsley dough keeps really well in the fridge for up to a week.


150g ground flaxseed
1 tspn bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tspn salt
Pinch of black pepper
3 eggs beaten
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tblspns apple cider vinegar
3 tblspn of melted butter
3 tblspns of water
dried herbs and sesame seeds for the top

Preheat the oven to 180 and line a baking tray with parchment paper

Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl
Beat in the remaining ingredients and leave to stand for about 5 mins til dough thickens

Take about 4 – 5 tablespoons of the batter and make into a ball shape

Place in the baking tray and shape

Bake for 20 – 22 mins until golden brown

Extra Recipe: Tuna Melt Topping

Butter bread, add slice of beefsteak tomato, tuna spring onion and a lovely chutney with paleo mayo spread onto the buttered flax seed bread bun.

Top with cheese and grill until bubbling and golden brown.

Turns out nice!

And finally….

We found this recipe over at the Wicked Good Kitchen and direct you straight there without further ado.

Eat warm, straight from the oven with a big mug of tea and enjoy.

And the just because?

Well, folks its like this.

Someone young we know died early on the evening of her wedding on Friday night.

Life is short and sometimes brutal.

And then there are the bits in between where we laugh and dance and love, strongly.

Here’s to India and her strong, sweet life. Rest in Peace and may you rise in glory.

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