My new project – Writing a novel

Hey guys. As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted anything on here in months (although the site will stay up, and I may post later). That’s because I’ve put it on hold to work on my new main project – writing a science fiction novel series called Torchworld, plus a short story serial based around the upcoming novel.

Check out my author site here.

About the book:

“The Great Collapse, that’s what they called it. The First Gens, people that survived humankind’s last world war. We nearly wiped ourselves out, our fate was extinction.

But something strange happened, and the twelve million remaining humans awoke to a new world. We don’t know what happened, but it involved first contact with an advanced race known as the Akhataree. They rebuilt our cities, gave us a world we could live in again. The Akhataree were peaceful and taught us much. We don’t know why yet. But life was good. No living thing starved, disease was mostly gone. A new start we should be grateful for.

I didn’t think much of it until this girl came to me, telling me I was meant for so much more. I’m just a weird kid, what could I do for the Akhataree?”

-Veritas Valerius

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These serials are about events leading up to the main storyline in Torchworld. You may see characters from here appear in the main book later. I will add the new ones as they’re published.

Torchworld: Outsiders

“Kharl wants to escape. Markin wants an army. Lilith wants freedom.

They all want answers.”

Outsiders is a six part series following the lives of three Opalesk rebels. Will they find out what’s really going on, and at what cost?

Read them here

Happy Holidays! Gluten-free Date Pudding with Persimmons

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Hey my lovely groks, this will be the last post of the year. My present to you: A delicious, gluten free, Paleo friendly dessert. It’s sweet and rich, but not overwhelming. The persimmons give it a nice peachy, buttery flavour to balance. You’ll need a processor or a very strong arm for this! You will need: 2 cup pitted dates 1 cup raisins or sultanas 2 eggs 2 T coconut … Continue reading

Persimmon & Mushroom Stuffed Pork Loin

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Hey guys. Many of you may have tasted the sweet flavour of persimmons, but did you know it goes well with savoury stuff too? Check this out! It might sound weird, but the peachiness of persimmons goes really well with mushrooms and pork. Try it, you won’t be sorry. Serves 2-4. Depending on the size of your pork loins. You will need: 2 pork loins, skinny ends trimmed if needed. … Continue reading

10 Easy Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes

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Hey guys. Being Canadian, I almost forgot that American Thanksgiving was coming up. I decided to put together my favourite feast recipes especially for my stateside Groks! Click the pic to go to the recipe. Mains (All the poultry recipes can be applied to turkey. Just scale up): Rosemary Roast Duck  Lemon & Cilantro Roast Chicken  Eastern Spice Crusted Lamb  Sides Almond, Apple & Rosemary Gluten Free Stuffing  Parmesan & Rosemary … Continue reading

Beef Short Rib & Roasted Pumpkin Soup

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Hey guys! Here’s a comforting, delicious beef and pumpkin soup recipe. I designed this around using up some leftover roast pumpkin; it works just as well with fresh or frozen. Serves 2. You will need: 450g/1lb of roast pumpkin approximately. I had half a medium sized one already roasted. Peel and cube it. 1kg beef short ribs 2 stalks celery, diced fine 1 white onion, diced fine 2 med carrots, … Continue reading

Crispy Curried Okra

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Here’s a quick one for you guys. This was tasty but as it turns out, i’m allergic to Okra! In any case, it’s a quick and easy snack recipe. It’s a rich, exotic turn on a popular Southern vegetable. This recipe is mildly spicy (by my standards) so adjust the amount of seasoning to almond ratio to taste. You will need: 200g fresh okra (About 2 cups) 1 egg, beaten … Continue reading

How to Help/Info for Australia (ACT/NSW Bushfire)

Hey guys. As I may have mentioned before, I lived in Australia during my teen years. Being a Kiwi, I may give them a lot of shit, but they’re an awesome, hardworking bunch and deserve our help. You’ve probably heard of the bushfires raging across the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales. Having experienced nearly a decade of bushfire seasons every year in Queensland, I can tell you it’s … Continue reading

Almond, Apple & Rosemary Turkey Stuffing – Gluten-free!

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Hey guys! I’m back from my week off over Thanksgiving. I’ve been having a stressful time lately and needed a bit of a break. But back to business! Today’s recipe is a super easy crowd pleaser, an almond based stuffing – most people don’t even notice it’s not breadcrumbs. This recipe is enough for a small (5kg) turkey, or two chickens. Scale up as needed. You will need: 2 cups … Continue reading

Stuffed Asian Pears aka…Baked Berry Brains!

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I really like Halloween. I grew up in a country that didn’t really celebrate it when I was a kid. I’m into everything spooky and macabre, so here’s a berry spooky recipe for you. This is Barry, he disagreed with me over a parking spot. This one can be customized to your taste – apples work as well. I just prefer Asian Pears … Continue reading

Paleo Pumpkin Pie – Gluten free!

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Hey guys. Today’s recipe is a nice kick off to the Halloween/fall season. Pumpkins are cheap and plentiful, so…pumpkin pie time! This does require a bit of preparation, but it’s pretty simple. You will need: 1 pie shell, made the crust from this recipe. I actually skipped the coconut flour in this one though. Filling: 1 kabocha pumpkin/squash, roasted in large pieces then scooped out. Discard skins/seed. Approximately 4 cups when … Continue reading