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Brownies

Salted Caramel Brownies

SALTED CARAMEL BROWNIES  Serves 6 | Preparation Time 20 mins INGREDIENTS • 100 g dark chocolate • 1⁄4 cup coconut cream • 1⁄4 cup raw cocoa powder • 3 tbsp coconut... » read more
Tart-7

Mocha Cacao Nib & Berry Tartlets

If you love entertaining PALEO style you are going to LOVE this amazing recipe from our talented Executive Chef Tracy Hirst, MOCHA CACAO NIB AND BERRY TARTLETS. » read more
Fruit-Tart

Paleo Christmas Fruit Mince Tarts

With Christmas just around the corner our Executive Chef Tracy Hirst wanted to share her Paleo twist on the classic festive dessert “Christmas Fruit Mince Tarts”.  » read more
Ever wondered what our Chefs eat for breakfast?

Green Breakfast Bowl with Poached Egg

Breakfast is an opportunity to be creative before the day starts… How we fuel our body in this meal can impact our energy and productivity levels throughout the rest of... » read more

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WHY PRIMAL?

The Primal way of eating has been linked to improved health outcomes such as a reduction in blood pressure, lowered blood sugar, lowered body fats and increased energy. It improves digestive function, reduces allergies and improves cognitive processes. Want to know more?

The information provided on this website is in no way intended as legal advice or as a substitute for medical counselling. The information should be used in conjunction with the guidance and care of your doctor.

WHAT IS PALEO?

The Paleo approach to eating is a return to whole and simple foods, with minimal refined sugars and carbohydrates. This is a diet rich in foods that were consumed as humans were evolving thousands of years ago. In order to eat Paleo method, consume a diet high in lean meats, vegetables, fats and seeds. Avoid dairy, grains and processed sugar altogether. The result is a diet most compatible with the way our bodies are innately programmed to process food and will lead to improved health outcomes, increased energy, and a reduction in blood sugars that can cause cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

WHAT ABOUT OILS?

In the Paleo lifestyle, oils aint oils! Specifically, oils for cooking are different to oils used cold. Paleo recommends coconut oil or macadamia oils for cooking due to their high smoke point. This ensures the oils’ molecular structure stays intact instead of changing during heating into dangerous (unhealthy) trans-fats. Avoid the use of olive oil or flaxseed oil for cooking and use it instead as cold oils for salad dressing or in smoothies.

WHY NO DAIRY?

Human beings are weaned from human milk during the first year of life. We are simply not genetically predisposed to digest the milk of another species. As far as calcium goes, there are sources from eggs, coconut milk, leafy green vegetables and fish.

WILL FAT MAKE ME FAT?

Fat doesn’t make you fat. Refined sugars and processed carbohydrates make you fat. Our predecessors consumed saturated fats from animals (butter, lard, ghee, tallow), coconut products and the fatty cuts of meat and did not have the obesity, diabetes and plethora of diseases we now have. How can ‘old’ foods be the cause of modern disease?

Guess what? We need fat. Fat (cholesterol) contributes to the building blocks of every cell in our body. Consuming crappy, damaged and poor quality fats like canola, soybean oil, margarine etc, you are creating a very poor foundation for your body.

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO TRAIN?

Chronic cardio serves a purpose if your goal is to compete in a marathon or endurance bike ride, but can more often than not result in oxidative damage, chronic systemic inflammation and excessive cortisol production. The constant mid-high level work generally results in muscle wastage and a decreased efficiency of fat metabolism due to a high requirement for carbohydrates.

If your goal is ultimate health, fat loss, muscle maintenance or general fitness, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is going to be a better option for the majority, as it far more effective for fat burning. It also places less stress on the adrenals, increases aerobic capacity, growth hormone production and insulin sensitivity, not to mention takes much less time out of your day!

WHAT IS BULLET PROOF COFFEE?

Bulletproof coffee is a freshly brewed long black coffee blended with MCT oil & grassfed butter resulting in a creamy, frothy and supercharged start to your day. Bulletproof coffee is said to assist in weight loss, curb cravings & stimulate mental clarity & performance.

Here at Primal Pantry we have 2 bulletproof options

1. Made with Upgraded MCT oil which is 6X stronger than coconut oil. MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides and is a great source of fuel for your body with very little being stored as fat.

2. Made with Upgraded Brain Octane Oil which is an MCT oil 18X stronger than coconut oil. It provides fast fuel for the brain & is said to provide the ultimate in energy & optimal brainpower.

You could also try our Hot Choccy as a bulletproof version.

WHY NO GRAINS?

Grains have only appeared in the human diet for in the last few hundred years. Grains are difficult for the body to breakdown and contain gluten, lectin and phyates associated with digestive issues. Leaky gut, irritable bowel, auto immune disease and damage to the digestive tract have all been linked to the consumption of grains in our diet. Similarly, legumes are also difficult to breakdown due to phyates and lectin on the coating of the food. These compounds affect the bioavailability of the nutrients in the digestive system.

WHY GRASS FED BEEF?

Beef cattle are evolved to eat grass and thus the quality of the meat from a grass fed animal is nutritionally superior to grain fed. Grass-fed meats have:

  • Higher ratio of omega 6 to 3
  • Higher levels of B vitamins
  • Higher levels of beta-carotene
  • Higher levels of vitamin E and K
  • More trace minerals like magnesium, calcium, and selenium

Choose grass fed beef if you can!

WHY NO SOY?

Almost all soy is genetically modified; and may contain naturally occurring toxins that have been linked to digestive problems, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, and even heart disease.

The phytoestrogens in soy can mimic the function of estrogen in our bodies. Studies have shown that as little as two glasses of soy milk a day is enough to alter a female’s menstrual cycle.

The Effects:

  • Thyroid issues
  • Fertility issues
  • Liver and reproductive problems

What are the alternatives? Steer clear of soy-based products & instead opt for coconut aminos, almond milk & pastured meats.

WHAT ABOUT SKINCARE?

It can be as quick as 26 seconds for the toxins in your personal care products to enter your blood stream! These toxins can cruise around our body, act as endocrine disrupters, cause allergic responses, upset hormone balance, cause birth defects and brain fog, just to name a few.

If you wouldn’t put it in your mouth, why do you want to put it on your skin? Check out the range of “clean” skincare we have at Primal Pantry.

IS CHOLESTEROL REALLY THAT BAD?

Our bodies need cholesterol, it is an essential constituent of every cell in your body, it acts as a healing agent for inflammation and is the precursor to many vital hormones. Eating a primal diet, rich in quality animal and plant products is a great way to support a healthy cholesterol level.


TEAM PRIMAL

At Primal Pantry, we’ve worked to create a place for people to experience conscious, nutritious and delicious 100% Paleo food as a community. Our team live the Paleo lifestyle, and they are passionate about sharing their knowledge and educating the wider community on health and well-being.

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MARK ROCKLEY
PRIMAL PANTRY OWNER

Several years ago Mark was introduced to the Paleo lifestyle, and it instantly made sense to him. Being Paleo has meant a more balanced lifestyle, more energy and improved health for Mark. After being Paleo for a year, Mark saw a gap in the market and launched Paleo Hero, a line of paleo snack foods. Mark was also struggling to find great paleo cafes, restaurants, and even produce in Brisbane. Which is how the idea for Primal Pantry came about.  Primal Pantry opened in June 2013 when he partnered with like-minded, passionate locals Shan & Tracey. The response from customers-to-date has been simply amazing.

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TRACY HIRST
EXECUTIVE CHEF

Chef Tracy Hirst has first hand experience with the Paleo lifestyle, after adopting the method of eating and experiencing first hand dramatic health benefits. Tracy is a passionate chef, who has worked in some of Queensland’s top restaurants for the past 20 years. Her role as executive Chef for Primal Pantry allows her to combine her love of food, creativity, and healthy lifestyle; and bring it to the community in a tangible and educational way.

shannon-cooper

OUR TEAM
SECOND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Our team are passionate about passing on our knowledge of the Paleo Lifestyle to our customers. We recently celebrated our second birthday at our founding store in Teneriffe.


LIVE PRIMAL

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Prepared Meals

NEW Prepared Meals

We are excited to introduce our new prepared meals as part of catering options at Primal Pantry. Feel good everyday with take home Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner options. Meals are... » read more
Brownies

Salted Caramel Brownies

SALTED CARAMEL BROWNIES  Serves 6 | Preparation Time 20 mins INGREDIENTS • 100 g dark chocolate • 1⁄4 cup coconut cream • 1⁄4 cup raw cocoa powder • 3 tbsp coconut... » read more
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Keeping it Simple.

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New Menu Launches

Our NEW MENU has officially launched in Primal Pantry venues throughout South East Queensland. Our new menu combines in-season produce with our innovative approach towards clean eating. As always our Menu... » read more

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