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

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Recipe – Guest Post from Cookie Monster Gone Paleo

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Kayla is a Canadian engineering student who is passionate about the Paleo and Primal lifestyles and creating delicious recipes. She shares them with the world at her blog, Cookie Monster Gone Primal.

Sweetened with bananas, made creamy with almond milk, full of pumpkin, and a touch of spice, this milkshake is sure to satisfy anyone’s pumpkin tooth!

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63 Incredible Paleo Meatball Recipes

Best Paleo Meatball Recipes

Since we released our favorite Paleo Pasta Recipes last week, I thought it only appropriate to follow up with this list of great Paleo Meatball Recipes as well! What stood out to me though, was that many of these recipes are not totally necessary as a pasta topper –they are amazing as a standalone dish, meaty starter, or take-away poppers for lunchtime or a snack on a long commute.

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Easy Paleo Broccoli Beef Recipe

Easy Paleo broccoli beef recipe

I never knew broccoli beef was a Chinese dish until I had it in the US! But now, I love it, and it’s easy to make at home too.

I made this dish with leftover Korean shortrib (Galbi), which I found at Costco, but you can use any beef sliced thin and cooked.

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Reintroducing Foods on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol – Book Review

Reintroduction Guide

Book Title:

Reintroducing Foods on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol
Click here to purchase this book.

Book Author(s):

Eileen Laird

Overview of Book:

Reintroducing Foods is a guidebook for anyone who has used the Paleo diet to help treat or reverse autoimmune disease. The author provides an overview, advice on what to reintroduce and when, suggestions for dealing with the process and then a host of recipes for getting back to a more complete and healthy eating lifestyle.
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Giveaway! Win Rawnola Bars from Earthling Organics!

Win Rawnola Bars from Earthling Organics

We all know we should avoid mindless snacking, but opinions vary on whether we should stick to 3 square meals, or have several smaller meals with snacks interspersed throughout the day. I tend to feel better when I opt for the latter, although I do have to be conscious not to go out of control with my snacking. The best way to do this is to nourish myself at snack time with healthy options. I’ll admit, it has been hard to learn to just say no to potato chips and chocolate cookies! What really helps is when I’ve got something to snack on that is both tasty AND healthy.

When it comes to healthy snack bars, you have your raw granola bars. Your organic granola bars. Your vegan granola bars. Your gluten and grain-free granola bars. Now roll all of that together and what do you have? Earthling Organics RAWNOLA BARS!

The team at Earthling Organics believes that food should be as natural and close-to-nature as possible. Their food is produced in a California facility free of corn, soy, wheat, peanuts and GMOs. They feel that if you have to ask whether it’s harmful for the planet, then it’s not good enough for your body either.

We posted a review just last week, and now we’ve partnered with Earthling Organics to give variety packs (12 each) of their yummy and nutritious Rawnola Bars to SIX lucky winners! Check out their site to find out where they’re sold, and also enter below to win!

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

Paleo Dates with Cashew Cream Recipe

paleo dates filled with cashew cream recipe

This easy recipe is fantastic as a snack, dessert, or appetizer.

I used to love blue cheese, and dates filled with blue cheese are amazing. Since going off dairy, I’ve been using cashew cream instead. If you’re not familiar with cashew cream, it’s really easy to make and almost tastes like a very mild soft cheese.

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Paleo Cacao Avocado Pudding Recipe – Guest Post from Orgali.ca

Paleo Avocado Cacao Pudding Guest Post

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 decadent recipe is actually really healthy with avocado and the raw cacao which is full of antioxidants. It can be customized with various fruits and nuts depending on your mood or preference!

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Paleo Broccoli Bacon Salad with Onions and Coconut Cream

Broccoli Bacon Salad with onions and coconut cream

I saw a similar broccoli bacon salad in the pre-made food section of my local Whole Foods last week, but the problem I have with buying pre-made food in Whole Foods is they typically cook everything with canola oil!

So, I created a similar salad with broccoli, bacon, red onions, and coconut cream. If you prefer more crunch, you can use raw broccoli instead (I blanched the broccoli first).
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The 30 Best Paleo Guacamole Recipes

Best Paleo Guacamole Recipes

Whether it’s your go-to dip, a frequent side salad, or something that you only eat at your nearest Mexican cantina, guacamole can be considered a food of the gods – Aztec gods, to be exact! You can smash it, mash it, process it, or give it the old mortar and pestle treatment. Health benefits galore so there’s no reason to feel guilty when you can’t help but go back for more.

The following are recipes that we have collected so you can discover new twists and old classics. Here are the 30 best Paleo Guacamole recipes! (Also check out our Wholly Guacamole giveaway, running until this Saturday, October 25 at midnight!)

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Giveaway! Win Wholly Guacamole Products!

Win Wholly Guacamole

Having grown up in California, Mexican food has always been one of my favorite cuisines. Tacos, burritos, nachos, you get the picture. But as a child I wasn’t so keen on vegetables, especially the green ones. I would dip the chip in the salsa, even sometimes in the guacamole (despite it being green), but more just to flavor the chip. I would never actually scoop anything up.

Somewhere between adolescence and adulthood – I was a late bloomer in terms of healthy eating – a friend was devouring an avocado and when I looked at him with a puzzled face, he started to poetically elaborate on the buttery subtleties of this special “fruit” (yes, avocado is a fruit, botanically speaking). I started to experiment, first with a little salt, then with different textures, until I finally learned to make, and love, my own guacamole! (There are myriad ways to make a good guacamole; we recently published a list of our Top 30 favorite guacamole recipes.)

When I don’t have the time or energy to make my own, I search high and low for a worthwhile store-bought version and I’ve found that Wholly Guacamole has got me covered. Free of chemicals and preservatives, their packaging technique keeps their delicious guacamole fresher for longer without compromising the flavor. And they have smooth or chunky, and mild or spicy varieties, plus mini dip kits which are perfect for the kids’ lunch boxes (or yours).

To celebrate their awesomeness we are giving away coupons to 5 lucky winners for your choice of Wholly Guacamole products. Check our their great selection and then enter below to win!

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

Paleo Chocolate Pancake Recipe

paleo Chocolate Coconut Pancakes

Pancakes seem to be an American breakfast tradition, so having just become an official US citizen, I thought I’d make these to celebrate.

This Paleo chocolate pancake recipe is a modified version of the coconut pancake recipe here. And if you’re looking for an even simpler Paleo pancake recipe, then check out the 2-ingredient pancake recipe here.

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Why Humans Need Their Gallbladders – A Guest Post by Ute Mitchell

Why Humans Need Their Gall Bladders

Ute Mitchell lives in Portland, Oregon, where she homeschools her children, grows her own veggies, does CrossFit, and is a certified Nutritional Therapist. She co-published the Fast Paleo Top 100 ecookbooks and shares her musings on her Paleo life at GrokettesMusings.com, which is in the processed of being moved to realfood4.me.

Why Humans Need Their Gallbladders

The human being is an amazing animal. When necessary, we manage to live with just one kidney, a fake heart, no stomach, shortened bowels and more. We don’t think twice about appendectomies or the removal of tonsils. These surgeries are done as routinely as root canals, no questions asked by patients, no explanations offered by surgeons. In October of 2013, I went to the hospital for a liver resection. Hemangiomas in my liver made it necessary to remove over 60% of my liver, which translated to my entire right lobe and a small piece of the left lobe. As part of this surgery, my gallbladder, attached to the right lobe of the liver, had to be removed. It was a “package deal”, according to my surgeon, and I had nothing to worry about, because the gallbladder is an “unnecessary organ”. I usually pride myself for possessing great critical thinking skills. A statement like this would have normally alarmed me, and I would have asked questions or done my research about this gallbladder that I knew precious little about. Under the circumstances, however, I was a little preoccupied. It’s not every day that one is told that they will lose half a liver.

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Paleo Pantry Supplier: A Quick Review of Nuts.com

Nuts.com Review by Jadah West

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.

I’ve been ordering from Nuts.com for years.

From experience, I know the company to completely stand behind their products, have decently fast order to ship times, and be responsive in customer service.

And the branding on their packaging, as insignificant as it sounds, is so adorable! It makes me get a fatuous smile on my face every time I open a delivered box.
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