Favorite Bloggers: The Domestic Man

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The Blog

The Domestic Man 

The Blogger

Russ Crandall

His Story

Russ Crandall writes that his life was “pretty boring” until 2005. Then, he had stroke at age 24, caused by something his doctors never figured out.

Recovering from that, just a few years later, he was facing a rare autoimmune condition that narrows the pulmonary arteries. With rotating hospital visits, major surgeries and after being put on some scary drugs, he was looking for other forms of help.
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The Grain-Free Snacker – Book Review

The Grain-Free Snacker

Book Title:

The Grain-Free Snacker
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Book Author(s):

Carol Lovett

Overview of Book:

Filled with more than 70 grain free chips, cookies, munchies and more, this is one cookbook that will satisfy the snack cravings of both the kids and adults in your home. The recipes cover appetizers, after school snacks, lunches, afternoon munchies and breakfasts on the go. Many of the recipes in the book are recognizable and familiar but offer variations on the treats you either grew up with or have shared with your own family that will satisfy both your taste buds and your desire to eat healthier. As a Paleo cookbook, the recipes use wonderfully simple and natural ingredients and are easy to prepare. An early chapter called Introduction to Ingredients gives you some basic information and tips for using the listed ingredients that will ensure your success in the kitchen.
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What is the Difference Between Raw Honey and Honey?

what's the difference between raw honey and honey

This is an excellent question, but let’s get something straight first.

Honey is barely Paleo to begin with.

Sure, your ancestors would have eaten whatever honey they could have gotten their hands on, but they didn’t find it very often.

More importantly, honey is still predominantly sugar.

Sugar is not toxic in small amounts, but honey – like any other form of sugar – is very easy to overeat.

Honey, Raw or Otherwise, Should Be Used Sparingly

The difference between raw honey and honey that raw honey is not pasteurized or processed (and is usually not filtered).
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41 Mouth-Watering Paleo Pizza Recipes (+Primal Pizza Recipes included)

Best Paleo Pizza Recipes

Ah pizza, your favorite treat for a birthday party, slumber party, after party, any occasion really…

There are tons of options for Paleo pizza and our favorite bloggers have all the best ideas. Also for Primal people who allow a bit of cheese in their diet, we have a ton of great Primal pizza recipe ideas as well. Check it out!

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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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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


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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