Ancestral Chef (Louise Hendon)

Louise Hendon

Louise is on a lifelong journey to heal her body. She refused to try Paleo for a long time, but once she finally did, she never went back. She's cured her heartburn, IBS, and exhaustion problems and is constantly looking out for more ways to improve her health.

Louise is the co-founder of Paleo Living Magazine, and she writes about recipes and all things health. When she's not running Paleo Living Magazine, she loves to read mystery and fantasy books, traveling to different countries, hiking, and taking too many photos (you can see her travel photos on www.louisehendon.com).

Louise is also the author of 2 books, which you can buy on Amazon, 30-Minute Paleo Dessert Recipes and The Autoimmune Cookbook.

Here are all of Louise's articles

Seared Scallops with Beet Relish Recipe – Guest Post

seared scallops paleo recipe 2

This is a recipe from Dr. Loren Cordain’s new book, The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook, which contains 250 delicious, 100% Paleo recipes, coupled with the scientific evidence suggesting why each dish is comprised of the best ingredients to attain optimal health. You can order it on Amazon here.

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Paleo Kiwi Banana Avocado Smoothie Recipe – Guest Post from Orgali.ca

Kiwi Banana Avocado Smoothie Guest Post from Orgali.ca

Alina Muresan is a RHN holistic nutritionist who specializes in family nutrition and health. Visit her website, Orgali.ca to find great advice on your child’s nutrition and delicious recipes that are healthy and fast!

This healthy green smoothie is super easy to make and is great for breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up. It’s full of vitamins and minerals and tasty enough so that the kids won’t have the slightest idea that it’s packed with antioxidant-rich spinach.

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What’s The Best Food For Your Dog?

What's The Best Food For Your Dog - Paleo Dog Food

Jeremy and I recently got a super cute shih tzu puppy called Karma. He was 9 months old when we adopted him from a rescue.

He’s a shy little fellow, but when he feels safe and comfortable (like inside our home), his true colors comes out, and he runs around chasing us in joy. You’ll typically find him gnawing on some raw hide, chasing us around the house, or enjoying a nap with his favorite stuffed friends.

shih tzu running - karma

I want Karma to live a long and healthy life, and so I’ve been researching the best diet for dogs. Is a raw dog food diet the best? What about grain-free? Does the ancestral diet matter? Is there a Paleo dog food?

I’m sure you also want the best for your dog, and as we all know diet matters a lot when it comes to health, longevity, and happiness.

So, I hope this article helps you and your best friend on the journey to better health.

Here’s what I found…

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Easy Mango and Chicken Salad Recipe with Coconut Caesar Dressing [AIP, Paleo, Dairy-free]

paleo mango chicken salad recipe

This is a really easy and quick summer paleo salad recipe with a simple coconut caesar dressing. Hope you enjoy it.  And if you’re following the AIP protocol, then this recipe is completely compliant!

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Paleo Steak Salad with Coconut Pan-Fried Peaches

paleo steak salad with coconut pan-fried peaches recipe

Why I Used To Hate Steak

I used to hate steak. At first, it was just because I didn’t like things that had blood coming out, and then once I got over that hump, it was because I was too scared to cook steak. Steak is often expensive, and I was terrified that I would ruin it.

Finally, I decided to take a chance and try cooking steak (using the pan-frying method). It was easy!
Maybe my steaks don’t taste quite as juicy as Gordon Ramsay’s, but I still love it.

My Simple Way of Cooking Steak

My simple way of cooking steak is to salt it before hand, then heat a frying pan with lots of ghee in it. Then carefully put the steak in, cook it for 3 minutes on high heat, then flip it and cook it for another 3 minutes on high heat. Then I’ll gently feel the steak with a spatula to see how firm or soft it is. Usually, it’s about medium rare at this point, and I cook it for 1-2 minutes longer to get it to medium. After cooking, I rest the steak on a plate for 5 minutes (some of the blood and juices will flow out) and then serve it.

Note – this is for a thin steak (for a thicker steak, it’s much better to stick it into the oven for a few minutes on 450-500F after pan-frying it on high heat for 30-60 seconds on each side).

My Easy Paleo Steak Salad Recipe

There are plenty of ways of eating steak, but salads are always delicious (and I love how easy they are too). So, here’s my easy Paleo steak salad recipe with some peaches fried in coconut oil. (If you omit the ghee and cook with coconut oil, then it’s AIP compliant too.)

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Paleo Mediterranean Chicken Burger Recipe – Guest Post from Living Fit Lifestyle

Paleo Mediterranean Chicken Burger - Guest Post from Living Fit Lifestyle

This Mediterranean Chicken Burger recipe was created by Bernadette Kathryn, an Integrative Health and Lifestyle Coach from New York. Her passions are good health and good food and her website Living Fit Lifestyle has great recipes and resources for health, diet and wellness! You can also connect with Bernadette via Facebook and Twitter.

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Are Pork Rinds Paleo?

are pork rinds paleo

Men’s Health almost got it right in proclaiming pork rinds to be “Junk Food that’s Good for You” (they recommend a low fat brand).

What Are Pork Rinds?

I was pretty confused about this at first, because they look like rice crackers or some sort of puffy snack made from wheat or another grain.

But actually, they’re just pork skin deep fried!

If you haven’t had it before, then that above description probably didn’t make it sound too appetizing. But take it from a recent convert, pork rinds are delicious!

They might also be called pork scratchings or pork crackling or Chicharrones.

Traditionally, they’ve been a by-product of rending lard, which was a favored cooking oil for many years, and the pork skin gets crispy and airy after the frying.

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Paleo Chicken Hash Recipe – Guest Post from Wicked Spatula

Paleo Chicken Hash Guest Post From Wicked Spatula

Lauren, of Wicked Spatula, is a blogger whose big passions are food, travel and chocolate! She loves to cook with real foods and keep it organic, healthy and delicious. Her blog is intended as relaxing place to pick up good recipes, ideas, and forget about life’s worries. You can also connect with Lauren on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instragram. Please go check out her amazing recipes!

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Paleo Biscotti Recipe – Guest Post from Goodies Against the Grain

Paleo Biscotti Recipe Guest Post

Sadie of Goodies Against the Grain is a 12-year old baker and foodie who went gluten-free because of food allergies. She missed eating delicious treats so she started creating gluten-free versions to share with friends and family! This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Biscotti recipe is from her blog. Check out more of her great recipes at Goodies Against the Grain and connect with Sadie via her Facebook page!

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Southern-Style Biscuits Recipe (Paleo, GF, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Option)

southern style biscuits recipe (paleo, grain-free, gf, dairy-free)

This is a guest post from Kelly Smith of The Nourishing Home. Kelly just released her fantastic baking cookbook, Everyday Grain-Free Baking, which you can purchase on Amazon by clicking here. And this delicious recipe below is from the cookbook. So if you enjoy the recipe, then please check out her cookbook! And if you want to read more about her cookbook, then check out our review here.

Everyday Grain-Free Baking

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The Big Secret About Sweet Potatoes That Nobody Wants You To Know

The Big Secret About Sweet Potatoes That Nobody Wants You To Know

You and I have been lied to. I don’t know why, and I don’t even know if it’s on purpose, but it pisses me off. And here’s why I’m annoyed… As of 2014, 29 MILLION people in the US had Diabetes (type 2), and 86 MILLION people were pre-diabetic. That’s over 105 MILLION people who have problems with insulin sensitivity and blood sugar. And my dad and my mother-in-law fall into those categories – my dad’s been type 2 diabetic for over a decade, and my mother-in-law has been pre-diabetic for about the same amount of time. So this particular issue hits very close to home (literally) for me – and presumably for almost anybody in the US, since you almost certainly know a few people who are at least pre-diabetic.

Do you want me to email you our Cheatsheet For Lowering Blood Sugar Levels? If so, just click here.

The Myth About Sweet Potatoes…

Everyone (from doctors, to medical researchers, to even the American Diabetes Association) seems to unanimously state that sweet potatoes are unequivocally great for diabetics (please note that when I mention diabetes in this article, I’m referring to type 2 diabetes). If you don’t believe me, here are just a few examples:

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Even on websites that supposedly pay attention to blood-sugar and glycemic load issues, sweet potatoes are almost always classified as a “better” food than things like white potatoes.

Unfortunately…It’s All Completely Untrue!

Listen. I’m not bashing sweet potatoes. Entire cultures have lived very healthily on sweet potatoes. I eat sweet potatoes myself. But I also have pretty good insulin sensitivity. It’s like this. Fish is pretty darn nutritious, and almost everybody agrees. But if you’re allergic to fish, you shouldn’t be eating it. It’s pretty simple. So the question is whether sweet potatoes are a problem for people with blood sugar issues (like diabetics and pre-diabetics). Hint: I’m going to show you how you can test out the results for yourself so you don’t have to believe my word about it. [Read more…]