Paleo Slow Cooker Oxtail Stew Recipe

paleo slow cooker oxtail stew

The first time I made oxtail stew, it turned out not that great. It was a similar recipe to the one below, but I put all the ingredients into the slow cooker. And it came out all watery and not very flavorful. I had given up on oxtail stews until my friend in London made me some delicious oxtail stew in the slow cooker!

So what did she do differently? Just that she cooked the oxtail in the slow cooker first and then made the stew after so there was no watery, flavorless stew. Instead, it was rich, powerful, and really delicious!

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Eating Out Paleo – Review of The Restaurant at the Rosedale, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

the restaurant at the rosedale, paleo restaurant review, isle of skye, portree, scotland

It’s often tough figuring out what to eat when you’re on vacation, and I’ve definitely had to put up with non-Paleo food or fasting on vacation before. However, Scotland has been pretty easy to stay Paleo!

My parents came to visit us in Edinburgh a few weeks ago, and we drove up to the Isle of Skye for a quick weekend tour. Not only was the scenery absolutely amazing (take a look at the some of the photos below), but the food was superb too!

We didn’t make any reservations or do any research – many of the B&Bs and restaurants were all fully booked, so we just wandered into the Restaurant at the Rosedale Hotel because they had a table free.
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Interview with CrossFitter – Dwayne (Discover what a CrossFitter eats during Training)

interview with crossfitter dwayne

Nate Creamer is a Connecticut-based photographer who recently did a photo shoot with two amazing CrossFitters, Dwayne and Christina. Check out his fantastic photos and interview with Dwayne below. Christina’s interview and photos can be found here. And please go check out Nate’s amazing photography at his website, www.natecreamer.com.

Tell me a little bit about yourself and how you got started into the Paleo and CrossFit scene.

I’ve always been a very health conscious person. I played sports in high school and college so I know the importance of getting out of your body what you put in. I didn’t start eating Paleo until I joined CrossFit in July of 2013. I had heard people around the gym talking about it so I did my research and gradually got into it, and now with the combination I’m basically in the best shape of my life and I feel great.

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Natural Alternatives to Ginger Ale and Pedialite

natural alternatives to ginger ale and pedialite

Got this question from a reader recently:

My young daughter has the flu.  My doctor recommends saltine crackers, Pedialite, and ginger ale, but I’d like to find Paleo or natural alternatives.  Can you help?

This is a great question.  

In particular, I love her desire to stay as natural as possible.

Natural Alternatives to Ginger Ale and Pedialite

As it turns out, recreating Ginger Ale and Pedialite is actually quite simple.
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Does Garcinia Cambogia Work? (A Meticulous Review)

does garcinia cambogia work - a meticulous review

It’s darn near impossible to know what to believe about any weight-loss supplement, right?

Garcinia Cambogia extract is no different. If you watch TV or read Internet articles, you’ll hear hundreds of different stories about whether it’s a miracle drug or a complete scam. And you just don’t know whom to trust.

I feel the exact same way. Clearly, if there is an effective, all-natural weight-loss pill that’s 100% safe, then I want to use it.

But because I don’t know who to trust about Garcinia Cambogia, I decided to comb through all of the clinical trials and peer-reviewed journal articles.

If you want to jump to the answer I got after all my research, just jump down to the section titled “Does Garcinia Cambogia Work?” If you want a more in-depth understanding, then please keep reading.

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We Can All Scream For Ice Cream – Book Review

We Can All Scream For Ice Cream

Book Title:

We Can All Scream For Ice Cream
Click here to purchase this book.

Book Author(s): Jennifer Robins & Vivian Cheng

Overview of Book:

We Can All Scream For Ice Cream is a book filled with recipes for frozen treats allowing concerned parents to let kids ‘be kids’ and enjoy the same kinds of treats their friends are having, and for adults to enjoy without breaking their healthy eating patterns.

The book has been written specifically with the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol in mind. This means the recipes have taken Paleo eating one step further, eliminating allergens including nuts and other ingredients that are often connected to food intolerances. Introductory chapters include information about digestion and the connection to health issues and kitchen tips. Recipes can be made with an ice cream maker or without so there are no special tools required.
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The Gelatin Secret – Book Review

The Gelatin Secret - McCracken

Book Title:

The Gelatin Secret
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Book Author(s): Sylvie McCracken

Overview of Book:

The Gelatin Secret is an in-depth look at the health benefits of gelatin – real, healthy gelatin – in every life. It includes comprehensive information about the benefits of gelatin for a variety of needs and health interests and wraps up with recipes aimed at adding gelatin to your diet. Stepping away from what we have come to think of as gelatin, the book explains the many benefits of gelatin from bones – the original inspiration – and how getting back to your roots is good for you.
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Why 80/20 Paleo is a Recipe for Disaster

why 80-20 paleo is a recipe for disaster

You can call me the Paleo police or a bad person or whatever you want.  

But this needs to be said, because I hear SO many people tell me that they’re 80/20 Paleo.  And it’s a recipe for disaster.

80/20 Paleo is Completely Backwards

The term “80/20″ originated (at least popularly) with a guy named Vilfredo Pareto, who noticed that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population.  He went on to develop a general principle that 80% of the effects you get come from 20% of the actions/causes.  

For instance, in business, 20% of your clients often account for 80% of your business.  

Let’s think about this in the case of diet, nutrition, and Paleo.

What you’re trying to get is 80% of the results.  You want to feel 80% as good as you would if you were 100% strict.
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GIVEAWAY – Win a Copy of The Paleo Kitchen

win the paleo kitchen cookbook giveaway

As you’re probably already aware, George Bryant and Juli Bauer are fantastic Paleo cooks! And they teamed up for The Paleo Kitchen cookbook, which you can win below.

You can find one of their delicious recipes from the book here: Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread.

And if you’d rather just buy the book now, you can find it on Amazon here.

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Disclaimer: I received an advance review copy of the book and George Bryant, Juli Bauer and Victory Belt provided the prize for this giveaway, but I was not compensated in any other way. Links to the books (along with other links on this website) may be affiliate links.

Paleo Slow Cooker Pork Recipe + Meals

paleo slow cooker pork recipe

I’m a huge fan of cooking in bulk, and I’ve written about my 3 step system to ensuring you always have Paleo food available (that post is here).

So, in this post, I wanted to give you a quick and delicious example of how to cook 3 meals super fast using slow cooker pork + 3 other easy meals to add some variation (so, lunch and dinner for 3-4 days or dinner for a whole week)!
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Super Fast Paleo Smoked Salmon Salad Recipe

paleo easy smoked salmon salad recipe

I’m here in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, and salmon is one of the popular local foods here. While I struggled to find smoked salmon in the US, it’s really easy to get it in the throughout UK, and it’s delicious.

If you haven’t ever had smoked salmon before, it’s basically something you eat straight out of the packaging (no need to cook). It tastes like salmon but with a salty, smoky flavor, and its texture is that of raw fish (a bit drier than sashimi-grade). When you buy it, it’s often already sliced into thin slices (thinner than sashimi salmon).

As a child, I was initially terrified of eating smoked salmon (I was terrified of eating anything “raw”), and it took my quite a while before I started to enjoy smoked salmon. Now, I love it!
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Is Edamame Paleo?

is edamame paleo?

If you’re like many people, you hear the word edamame and go, “Eda-what?” 

Edamame, which is the Japanese word for “twig bean” (eda=twig, mame=bean), is—you guessed it—a kind of bean. 

Basically, you can think of edamame as boiled green soybeans, and their healthful benefits have been touted far and wide ever since Faith Hill started snacking on them backstage during concerts. But are edamame really a healthful Paleo option?

What You Should Know About Edamame

Edamame are the babies of the soy family—young, and still in the pods—but that doesn’t make them any less of a soy product. 

Soy contains powerful toxins, especially phytoestrogens (note the term “estrogen” in that word). These toxins interact with estrogen receptors in the body, which can throw off hormones and lead to a whole host of unwanted side effects; one study discovered a possible link between phytoestrogens and irregularities in the prostate, including cancer.
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Paleo Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Lemon, Bacon, and Sweet Potatoes

paleo lemon sweet potato Brussels Sprouts recipe

There’s nothing more amazing than the taste of fresh vegetables (and bacon, of course!). One of my favorite vegetables right now is Brussels sprouts – they’re sort of funky with a very unique taste. But they’re really easy to make, and quite filling too.

Plus Brussels sprouts are pretty nutritious. Just 1 cup of Brussels sprouts (raw) contains 125% of your daily value of vitamin C (so you can stop drinking all that orange juice!).

So, here’s another delicious Paleo Brussels sprouts recipe (and there’s 3 more Paleo Brussels sprouts recipes here, here, and here). This recipe below is fantastic as an easy side dish or as a snack if you’re hungry during the day!

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My Top 7 Paleo Diet Tips That Save You Time

top 7 paleo diet tips

I’ve been Paleo for quite a while now (3 years pretty strictly and many years on and off before that). But I’m still learning! I’m still learning about what works for my body, new facts (sometimes murky ones) about nutrition and Paleo, and how to do Paleo more efficiently and effectively (aka faster!). After all, there are only 24 hours in a day and I gotta get that 8-hour beauty sleep in!

So, here are some Paleo diet tips that I learned the hard way, and I’m sharing these with you so you don’t have to make the mistakes I did (please share your tips in the comments below).

Quick Infographic of My Paleo Diet Tips

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7 Paleo Diet Tips That Save You Time infographic from paleo living magazine
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