5 Foods 1 Year + bonus recipe


Since going Gluten Free / Paleo I have a better appreciation for nutrient dense food/s. I’m also enjoying cooking and exploring more in the kitchen.

So there is no denying I love food. Go check out my Instagram feed for meal inspirations.

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While I struggled to think of 5 things to grab in a house fire, I’m struggling on JUST 5 things for this challenge.

You can only choose five foods to eat for an entire year, what do you choose?

Just 5?

I can easily pick 10, but narrowing it down to 5 will be hard. However, after long consideration, I would pick the following:

  1. Chicken
  2. Cabbage
  3. Eggs
  4. Broccoli
  5. Figs

If I could pick 10 it would be:

  1. Chicken
  2. Bacon
  3. Eggs
  4. Broccoli
  5. Cabbage
  6. Eggs
  7. Almonds
  8. Olives
  9. Apples
  10. Figs

With my list of 10 I could do these things:

  • Render lard from bacon fat
  • Make mayo with the eggs and the oil from the olives (I would need a lot of olives, but hey olive oil still comes from olives, so it counts).
  • I can use the cabbage leaves as an alternative to bread/taco’s/pasta and even rice.
  • I can make flour and milk from the almonds.

It’s safe to say if I had those 10 items, I could make a variety of delicious food.

Since this post is all about food, I thought I would share a recipe.

The Triple C

The Triple C – Chicken Cabbage Casserole 

Recipe Type: Dinner, Slower Cooker
Author: Matilda Iglesias
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 4 hours
Total time: 4 hours 15 mins
Serves: 4-6


  • 6-8 Chicken Drumsticks (skin on or off)
  • 1 slice of bacon
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 jar of passata sauce
  • 1/3-1/2 head of cabbage shredded


  1. Place all ingredients in your slower cooker in the list ordered.
  2. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve with vegetables, rice or pasta.

If you had to choose 5 foods to eat for an entire year what would you choose?
Any foods that you use to hate and now love?
Do you have any food allergies?

11 thoughts on “5 Foods 1 Year + bonus recipe”

  1. I am guessing you are keen on eggs! I got a new slow cooker last weekend and have been looking for some recipes to try, thanks for this one.

    1. Thanks.
      Paleo is essential a nutrient dense lifestyle. Works for me. You might want to check out “it starts with food” or even “practical paleo” both fantastic books.

  2. Jennifer Pug Pug

    Oh, my goodness! What a cool way to pick your foods! I’m thinking that I will need a sushi chef and ice cream and you’re grinding flour from almonds!

    I have no food allergies, whatsoever. I used to dislike peas, mushrooms and lima beans, but now I love them all.

    1. I think paleo cooking/eating as made me think outside the box.
      Hmmm icecream, which reminds me I should make some, if I had room in the freezer 😛

      I hated mushrooms too as a kid, now, love them, except eating them raw gives me hiccups.

    1. It doesn’t have to be made in a slow cooker. You could do it in a dutch oven or a crock pot, but I’m not too sure what the temperature would be, you’d have to fool around with the time.
      I love my slow cooker though, it gets used a lot in winter time.

  3. Chicken, sweet potato, brocolini, banana’s, eggs (top 5 – that was hard!!!!)
    No food allergies
    Love banana’s anchovies & olives now – didn’t like them as a kid

    hadn’t thought of using cabbage leaves as a bread type substitute!!

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