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

Cinnamon Ghee Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash Recipe (No added sugar)

Cinnamon Ghee Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash Recipe (No added sugar)

This dish is like a dessert to me! It’s sweet, warm, soft, and buttery.

But it has zero added sugar, and the ghee and cinnamon in this recipe help to ensure your blood sugar doesn’t spike too much from eating the sweet potatoes and butternut squash (of course you might still want to avoid this dish if you have blood sugar issues).

Best of all, this recipe works even if you only have sweet potatoes or only have butternut squash!

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24 Tasty Paleo Deviled Eggs Recipes

Best Paleo Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a delish, protein-filled snack as well as a perfect party hors d’oeuvre! Mayonnaise is a classic ingredient mixed in with the egg yolk filling but there are tons of ways to spice up a deviled egg or make a beautiful variety platter! We’ve compiled this list of great deviled eggs recipes that keep it interesting (and Paleo)! Check out our 24 favorite Paleo deviled eggs recipes below!!

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Paleo Cookie Dough Brownie Bites Recipe – Guest Post

Paleo Cookie dough brownie bites recipe

This recipe for Paleo Cookie Dough Brownie Bites was brought to you by Camilla Maybee, food enthusiast and lover of all things chocolate. Her blog, The Not So Desperate Housewife, shares her love of cooking and experimenting with all types of dishes, cuisines, and mash-ups. Check it out!

During the holiday season, it is absolutely mandatory to consume chocolate several times daily.

This is a fact. If you didn’t, you would clearly not be normal.

So how ‘bout a rich, fudgey brownie topped with a sweet, buttery mound of cookie dough?
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“I Am What I Eat” – A Loss of Tradition – Guest Post

I am What I Eat

Alessandra Wall is a practicing psychotherapist and holds a Level One CrossFit certificate working from CrossFit Elysium. She has been a featured speaker at PrimalCon gatherings and blogs regularly at Life In Focus.

What do adopting a new diet, culture, identity and grief have to do with one another?

The Merriam-Webster and the Oxford dictionaries define grief as deep sorrow, especially relating to the death of someone. While this definition is adequate, I feel it is incomplete. Grief is in fact the sense sadness and mourning associated with any kind of loss: loss of a loved one, loss of a cherished object, or loss of context or habit.

When we choose to adopt new and healthier dietary habits, we give up foods and practices that have shaped our identity.

When we choose to adopt new and healthier dietary habits, we give up more than health issues and unwanted fat. We give up foods and practices that have shaped our identity, our histories and our culture. Grief is a natural by-product of the losses we face when we make changes. For some, the inability to recognize the loss, process it and bridge the gap between old and new practices is the barrier that prevents them from sustaining change over time.

Back in May of 2009 I made my first foray into the world of Paleo. Stuck with some extra baby weight and unable to make it vanish with exercise alone, I decided to try it. My plan was to adopt Paleo for a month or so and then go back to my “everything in moderation, Mediterranean-based” way of eating, which had so far worked well for me.

To my great surprise and later chagrin, Paleo worked wonders; not only did I lose the baby weight, I felt better, performed better at the gym, had more sex drive, my rosacea was finally abating, and I had more overall energy and mental clarity. With such positive outcomes, why was it that I found myself fighting this choice, circumventing what I knew worked, and feeling sad at the prospect of a lifetime of Paleo?

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Livin’ Spoonful Raw and Paleo Crackers – Paleo Food Review

livin spoonful paleo crackers food review

Jadah West is the Executive Editor of Paleo Living Magazine. She’s also the founder of Salted Paleo. When not running Paleo Living Magazine, Jadah loves to spend time at the beach, at her beloved CrossFit, and working as a model.

Rule number one of convenience paleo eating: Don’t judge a food by it’s package.

At first glance the crackers from Livin’ Spoonful are quite unassuming. I opened the box containing all seven flavors and quite frankly, at first glance, I wasn’t sure I could expect much based on the simple packaging.

Each package contains four crackers. The ingredients vary according to flavor, but most are generally the same, for example, the sourdough flavor has: sprouted sunflower seeds, sprouted almonds, flax seeds, dates, raw apple cider vinegar, Celtic sea salt, and almost all of which are organic ingredients.

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Paleo On A Budget – Book Review

Paleo On A Budget Cookbook

Book Title:

Paleo on a Budget
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Book Author(s):

Elizabeth McGaw

Overview of Book:

Paleo on a Budget is exactly what it professes to be – a guide to Paleo eating with an awareness of budget and bottom line costs. It includes essential lists for stocking your pantry, how to prepare ingredients ahead to save time during a busy week, and outlines and illustrates a whole host of simple, easy to make meals to take you through everyday eating. Many recipes come with tips about money and time savings and preparation instructions to ensure your success along the way.
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Paleo Paella Recipe – Guest Post from Living Fit Lifestyle

Paleo Paella Recipe - Guest Post from Living Fit Lifestyle

This Paleo paella 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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Indulge – Book Review

Indulge Grain-Free Desserts

Book Title:

Indulge
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Book Author(s):

Carol Lovett

Overview of Book:

Indulge is a cookbook specifically geared towards desserts. It covers basics including switching ingredients, icings and how to’s. The 70 recipes featured take the reader all the way from pies to cakes and from bars to cookies. An introductory chapter shares information and tips about ingredients, baking and preparation and storing ingredients. A single page on switching ingredients provides a great tool for the ‘I want to make but don’t have any’ days that we all have.
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Our Favorite Paleo Christmas Recipes

Paleo Christmas Recipes

Even though my heritage is Jewish, my family always celebrated “secular” Christmas with our family friends. We never took up the Jewish tradition of movies and dinner at a Chinese restaurant, and for good reason: we didn’t want to miss out on the food! Not to mention another opportunity to join around the table and celebrate the holiday season with our community. For me, that’s what Christmas is all about.

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Paleo Holiday Gift Guide

Paleo holiday gift guide

It’s that time of year again when giving and presents dominate our thinking. To help you out with your holiday gifting, we’ve put together a handy guide of Paleo gifts.

Scroll down to our contents section and click on the section you want to browse or just scroll through the entire page. Or if you’d like our beautifully interactive PDF Holiday Gift Guide emailed to you, then just click the button below.

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WHAT’S INSIDE THE GIFT GUIDE?

paleo holiday gift guide contents

CLICK ON ONE OF THE TOPICS TO GO STRAIGHT TO THAT SECTION

PALEO BOOKS

PALEO FOODS

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

KITCHEN ITEMS

PALEO FUN

Is Stevia Paleo? 5 Reasons Why Stevia Isn’t Paleo

is stevia paleo?

You’ve probably heard about this rave “all-natural” practically zero-calorie sweetener called stevia (if you don’t know what it is then read this article). But is stevia Paleo?

Can you safely add it to all your baked goods, coffee, and tea, and be healthy while doing it?

That’s what this article will delve into.

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