GIVEAWAY! Win Livin’ Spoonful Paleo Crackers, worth $60.90!

Giveaway! Win Livin' Spoonful Paleo Crackers

A few years ago when I lived in Seattle, I traveled down to Portland on the weekends to explore the awesome food truck scene and Oregon’s great outdoors. I loved the vibe in Portland – a little hippie, very healthy, and most of all, conscious. That’s the best way I can think of to describe the people and lifestyle there.

Livin’ Spoonful – the coolest company in Portland

I recently found out about Livin’ Spoonful, a company that embodies everything I love about that great city in the Pacific Northwest. Master Sufi teachers Jim and Sue teach people about the mind-body connection through spirituality, yoga and raw food. Since way back in 2002, Jim and Sue have been making their Livin’ Spoonful Paleo crackers with love, dedication and expertise. I really appreciate when a company’s values are wholesome and in line with helping and healing and I’m excited to say we’ve teamed up with them for a great giveaway!

Win healthy and delicious Paleo crackers

One lucky winner will get two sets of Livin’ Spoonful variety packs (7 different flavors, 14 packs total). Check out Livin’ Spoonful‘s website to learn more and if you you just can’t wait to get your hands on these delicious crackers, you can always order them online!

Enter below to win Livin’ Spoonful Paleo crackers worth $60.90!

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Post by Lucha: World traveler, culinary student and Media Director at Paleo Living Magazine. 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 Pear Coconut Chia Smoothie Recipe – Guest Post from Orgali.ca

Paleo Pear Coconut Chia Smoothie 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 healthy Paleo smoothie recipe can be breakfast, dessert, or a mid-morning or afternoon snack that the kids will love! The mix of ingredients is chock full of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fat from coconut milk. Alina recommends adding a bit more maple syrup if you like your smoothie on the sweeter side.

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32 Delicious Paleo Salad Dressing Recipes

Best Paleo Salad Dressing Recipes

Salads are great, but without a good dressing, you’ve just got a pile of raw (well, occasionally cooked) veggies. I’m often appalled by what goes into those store-bought dressings, so I’ve made a habit out of making my own. Luckily several genius Paleo-friendly food bloggers have figured out how to turn those classic dressings like ranch and caesar into ones that we can all enjoy!

The following list also includes some delicious vinaigrettes and other types of dressings. Here are our favorite Paleo salad dressing recipes!

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Favorite Bloggers: Holistic Squid

The Blog

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The Blogger

Emily Bartlett L.Ac.
 

Emily’s Story

Holistic Squid spouts a variety of great articles and recipes on the topics of nutrition, natural health and fertility. It was created as a result of Emily’s professional and personal experiences as a natural health care practitioner.  

Calling herself a bit obsessed with real food, she’s often seen hanging cheese from a giant ceiling hook or stirring a soup pot full of bones.  If that sounds weird, she’s also been known to make a mean enchilada and chocolate chip cookie too.   
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Is This Healthy, Paleo Food Sabotaging Your Fat Loss?

paleo nuts weight loss

You eat all (or mostly all) Paleo foods.

You feel much better, and you’re committed.

But you’re still not losing the fat you want to.

3 Reasons Nuts Can Be a Problem

Clearly, our ancestors ate nuts pretty much whenever they found them.

So nuts have a good starting point.  And yet, nuts can be dangerous in several ways:
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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe – Guest Post from A Girl Worth Saving

Paleo Cocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Kelly Bejelly is the recipe developer, writer and photographer behind the popular grain-free food blog, Agirlworthsaving.net. She is the author of cookbook, Paleo Eats: 101 Comforting Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes for the Foodie in You. After being diagnosed as pre-diabetic in 2009, in a last ditch effort to save herself, she tried the Paleo diet. Within six months, she lost 65 lbs., normalized her blood sugars and ended her battle with mental anxiety and depression. Her cooking style focuses on “Paleo Cooking from Heart™”. For even more of her recipes delivered to your phone or computer, you can follow her on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

There is just nothing like a chocolate chip cookie hot out of the oven. Paleo or not, there are few that will disagree with that statement.

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Mediterranean Paleo Cooking – Book Review

Mediterranean Paleo Cooking by Caitlin Weeks, Chef Nabil Boumrar, Diane Sanfilippo

Book Title:

Mediterranean Paleo Cooking
Click here to purchase this book.

Book Author(s):

Caitlin Weeks, Chef Nabil Boumrar, and Diane Sanfilippo

Overview of Book:

Mediterranean Palo Cooking combines the best of two exceptional philosophies for eating – Paleo and Mediterranean. Mediterranean diets are heralded for the use of olives and olive oils, an abundance of seafood and fat-rich fish including sardines. Its additional inclination for seasonal foods and wonderful spice combinations creates dishes that are flavorful and healthy. In this book readers have access to more than 150 ‘coastal recipes’ that combine both the Paleo and Mediterranean healthful eating philosophies.
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6 Reasons to Get More Ghee in Your Life

6 reasons to get more ghee in your life

TO BE FAIR, there is no shortage of delicious oils with which to cook. From Coconut Oil to Duck Fat to Lard, the choices are all yummy, to say the least.

Why, then, would you ever venture out, particularly to a fat like Ghee, that many people have never cooked with in their lives?

Well, I’ve got 6 excellent reasons. First, though, just a bit about Ghee:

What the Heck is Ghee?

Ghee is nothing more than a class of clarified butter.

Clarified butter is made by heating butter to the point that the milk solids (mostly the proteins) and the water separate from the fats (which become the clarified butter).

Ghee is made around the world, but it’s particularly popular in south Asia (India and Pakistan most notably). Ask any Indian or Pakistani about ghee, and you’ll get an immediate nod of recognition.

With that in mind, here are 6 reasons to get more ghee in your life

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Giveaway! Win a Raw Bar Variety Pack from Go Raw worth $45.75!

Win Variety Bar Kit from Go Raw!

The first time I ever heard of the raw food movement was from a friend who was crazy about his high-power blender. I really didn’t know what the big deal was, but he swore by it, pulverizing seeds and topping his mixes with raw nuts and fresh fruit. It would still take a while before I grew to learn about all the health benefits of sprouted seeds too.

While I usually eat cooked food (I’m a culinary student after all!), I do enjoy raw snacks and making “live” food as well. I can feel the difference too – the amount of energy that raw food gives in comparison to its cooked counterpart is pretty spectacular.

So What Is Go Raw?

Go Raw, a California company, has a passion for all things raw. They want you to understand why raw food is so amazing (check out their great scientific infographic about raw food and digestion here). They are soon moving to a solar-powered facility (how cool is that!) where they will continue to make healthy and tasty snacks and promote the organic, raw lifestyle.

Where You Can Find Go Raw Bars

You can order directly from the Go Raw Online Shop and you can also enter here to win a variety pack of Go Raw Bars in 5 delicious flavors!!

Enter the giveaway below to win a variety pack of Go Raw Bars, (worth $45.75)

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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.

Easy No-Mayo Coleslaw Recipe (AIP and Paleo)

easy paleo AIP no-mayo Coleslaw recipe

Coleslaw is really easy to make and a great side dish!

One of the main issues of enjoying Paleo coleslaw is the mayo in coleslaw (most store-bought mayo uses canola oil). Of course you can make your own Paleo mayo (recipe here), but it’s sometimes too much of a hassle or you may be on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) and can’t eat eggs.

That’s when this easy no-mayo coleslaw recipe comes in handy.

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Favorite Bloggers: Civilized Caveman Cooking

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The Blog

Civilized Caveman Cooking 

The Blogger

George Bryant
 

His Story

It’s almost impossible to encapsulate George in a story (he’s larger than life in every way possible), but it’s worth a shot.

Up until 2013, George was a Marine.  And both before he became a Marine and during his service, George constantly battled weight and health issues, as many of us have.  As part of that battle, George put himself through the ringer in terms of exercise and diet for a very long time while in the Marine corps.  And in 2005, he nearly lost both of his legs because of it.

George developed a condition called exercise induced compartment syndrome – largely from the stress of pushing his body too hard – and was just able to save both of his legs.  He spent a year in a wheelchair and in rehab, all the while being told that he’d never be able to walk without a cane.
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Why I Changed Up My Skin Care Regimen After Going Paleo

Why I changed my skin care regimen after going paleo

Why I Changed Up My Skin Care Regimen After Going Paleo

I’ve never been big into makeup, not for any health or ideology reasons. It was simply because I had no idea how to apply make up!

Even now, my ventures into makeup typically make me look like a panda!

But I wasn’t ever very careful about what I did apply to my skin (like soaps, moisturizers, deodorant) – I thought the stuff everyone buys at the store was fine (at least from a health perspective). After all, how much difference could there be to my health?

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4 Quick Tips for Saving Money on a Paleo Diet

4 Quick Tips for saving money on a paleo diet

The hard part about saving money is that it really varies from person to person.

It depends on a lot on things like whether you have a family, where you live, what kinds of food you like to eat, and a million other things.

Still, there are a few tips that I have found to help almost everyone

4 Quick and Easy Tips to Save Money on Paleo Food

1. Focus on Veggies: Too often, we get so caught up on eating lots of delicious meat, that we forget vegetables are not only healthy but also relatively inexpensive.

Certain vegetables like asparagus will always cost more, but things like Swiss Chard, Zucchini, and Brussels Sprouts are both delicious and cost-effective.? [Read more…]