Labor Day Weekend Giveaway! WIN Grass Fed Jerky Chews

Win Sophia's Grass Fed Jerky Chews

Just because Summer is ending doesn’t mean the fun is over!

We’re teaming up (again!) with Sophia’s Survival Foods to give away a variety pack of this healthy and delicious snack to two lucky winners! We are huge fans of this product (we reviewed it last year) and now Sophia’s Grass Fed Jerky Chews are back, helping us celebrate Labor Day – the Paleo way!

Up for grabs is an assortment of 2oz packages containing each of the four flavors of jerky chews: Original Flavor, Mild, Spicy, and Chipotle Raisin. The contest ends on Labor Day at midnight so don’t miss out! And if you just can’t wait, you can also order them by clicking here.


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Disclaimer: Sophia’s Survival Foods provided the prize for this giveaway. Links on this website may be affiliate links.

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.

Fast and Easy Paleo Recipes – Link Party 1

fast and easy paleo recipes link party 1

You are invited to submit your Fast and Easy Paleo Recipes at our first ever link party between 11am EST Tuesday 26 August until 11am EST Friday 29 August.

If you don’t know what a link party is, read about all the benefits they can offer you here.

To be part of this link party just follow these simple steps:

(1) Either write a new post or find an existing post you’ve written with one of your favorite Paleo recipes that takes 30 minutes or less to make.

(2) Once you’ve found the post you want to use, add this link ( into that post letting everyone know that the recipe was shared with our link party. The easiest way to do this is to add our badge to your post (just paste either of these codes into the bottom of your existing post):

Fast and Easy Paleo Recipes

Fast and Easy Paleo Recipes

It’s very important to include this link or code as without it your submission won’t work!

(3) Click the frog-like link that appears at the bottom of this post. Clicking this link will take you to a form. Here you will paste the link to your recipe. You will also enter the name of the recipe and enter your email address (your email address will not be published).

(4) Providing that your post contains one or more images, you will be shown a series of thumbnail images which are automatically generated from your post. Simply select the one you’d like to use as the graphic on our page.

(5) Once you’ve submitted the link via this form, your recipe and photo will appear automatically on our page as a thumbnail image. This thumbnail image will link back to your post sending readers there directly!

(6) Lastly, please click on the recipe submitted by the person who submitted before you (the photo that appears right before yours on our post) and write a positive comment on their post.

That’s all there is to it!

If you get stuck, email with your questions.

Click this link to submit your recipes:

49 of The Best Paleo Chili Recipes

Best Paleo Chili Recipes

I was always mystified by chili – that warm and spicy Tex-Mex stew that seemed to have plenty of unrecognizable bits and bobs floating about in a spicy tomato soup sauce.

I couldn’t believe it the first time my friend’s mom showed us (the morning of a Big Game Day of course) just how easy it was! Using tomatoes, spices and your choice of filling, customizing a dish to your liking–or based on what you’ve got in the cupboard–just doesn’t get more straight-forward than this.

And I know what you’re thinking. Chili without the beans? What’s a Paleo eater to do? Behold the best bean-less chili recipes this side of the border!

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Do You Eat This Korean SuperFood?

Is Kimchi Paleo?

Most people either love or hate fermented foods.

You know that particular smell that yogurt, kefir, or – heaven forbid – natto have?

Yeah, I can’t stand that smell, or the accompanying taste.

Oddly, though I like a few fermented foods.

What is Kimchi?

I could eat Kimchi with everything.

There’s nothing quite like the pungent, spicy-sour, garlicky kick when kimchi, a Korean dietary staple, hits your mouth.  
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Paleo BBQ Brisket Recipe [Slow Cooker/Crockpot]

paleo bbq brisket recipe in the slow cooker (crockpot)

I love putting my crockpot to work while I sleep (it’s not even my crockpot as my friend Fiona lent it to me for the summer in Edinburgh) – I think there’s a sense of satisfaction that magical things are working to create my meal while I do nothing.

Maybe it’s just me, but effortless meals like this Paleo Slowcooker BBQ Brisket always seem to taste more delicious because of the lack of sweat and tears involved in preparing the meal!
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AIP Coffee – Review of Roasted Chicory Root Coffee

aip coffee substitute roasted chicory root

One of the questions I get asked the most about the autoimmune Paleo protocol (AIP) is what can I drink if I can’t have coffee?

Coffee has become so entrenched in our habits that we’ve become addicted not only to the daily dose of caffeine it offers us but also to that aromatic smell that wakes our senses every morning. So, what do you do if you’re starting AIP and have to forgo coffee for 30-60 days if not longer?

A reader emailed me about chicory root coffee a while back, but I didn’t see it for sale until a few weeks ago. So, I decided to give this naturally non-caffeinated AIP-compliant “coffee” substitute a try.

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The Amish Cure for Allergies, and How You Can Use It Today

amish cure for allergies

As of today, around 1 in 5 American children have some sort of respiratory allergy (like Hay Fever), and around 1 in 10 have Asthma.  

That’s somewhere between a 200% and 300% increase just during the end of the 20th century.

But it’s not happening everywhere…

Amish Kids Don’t Get Allergies

The following article is a fascinating dive into the allergy epidemic that’s been occurring for the past half-century.
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Giveaway! Win The Paleo Diet™ Bar

win the paleo diet bar

I realized recently that I have a subconscious fear of being hungry.

Not just being hungry, but feeling bad it about because I know I haven’t planned better so as not to be. For example, I run out of time at the end of a stressful day and I can’t muster the energy to cook for tomorrow’s lunch pack. Or I get stuck in a meeting that goes a few hours longer than expected and I leave running like a madwoman to the nearest corner store.  I mindlessly grab for an unhealthy bite of whatever is within reach and later curse myself for not having done something to prevent this situation.

Enter The Paleo Diet™ Bar: a nutritious, Paleo-friendly bar that can be grabbed for an on-the-go snack or strategically placed in the car, work desk, or inside pocket of my gym bag. That way I don’t have to break any healthy habits and I can feel good about being busy while still being able to nurture my health (and hunger) without any last-minute jolts to the snack aisle.

We’ve teamed up with The Paleo Diet™ Bar company to give away a box of 12 bars each to five lucky winners! So you too can prevent unhealthy snacking…


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More About The Paleo Diet™ Bar

The Paleo Diet™ Bar was started by Shauna and Todd Sledge and is exclusively endorsed by Dr. Loren Cordain (many of your probably started Paleo after reading The Paleo Diet by Dr. Cordain). It’s packed with fruits, nuts, protein (from egg white and hemp), and coconut oil!

The bars come in 2 flavors currently – Cranberry Almond and Cinnamon Raisin – and they’re currently developing the next flavor. In fact, you can go and vote for what the next flavor will be on their website!

And if you’re in a hurry to get some of these bars, then you can purchase them directly here.

The paleo diet bar cinnamon raisin

The paleo diet bar cranberry almond

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.

Disclaimer: Paleo Braaap LLC (The Paleo Diet™ Bar) provided the prize for this giveaway. Links on this website may be affiliate links.

Spinach and Pancetta Saute Recipe

paleo spinach pancetta saute recipe

One of the benefits of being back in the UK is the ability to pick up cheap tea, pate, and even pancetta in local small grocery stores. Apparently pancetta is an essential ingredient in the UK! But if you can’t find pancetta easily, then just use bacon instead for this recipe. [Read more...]

Join Our Fast and Easy Recipes – Paleo Link Party!

Fast & Easy Paleo Recipes Link Party

At the end of a long day it can be tempting to succumb to a lazy fast food fix rather than stick to Paleo.

That’s why we are inviting all of our blogger friends to take part in our Fast & Easy Paleo Recipes Link Party!

Fast and Easy Paleo Recipes

Bloggers, to be part of the link party, all recipes must contain only Paleo-friendly ingredients and take less than 30 mins from start to finish. The simpler, the better!

What’s a Link Party?

If you’re new to link parties, these are special days when we invite all members of the blogging community to share links of their recipe posts on our site.

It’s referred to as a party because everyone can participate and have a great time and we guarantee you’ll feel more connected to the online Paleo community.

Why Link Parties Help Everyone!

There are a lot of people looking for easy, fast, and delicious Paleo recipes, so this is a fantastic way for you to share your recipes directly with the people looking for them. We send out a link to the list of recipes you submit to our entire email list (over 15,000 people) and on social media every week.

As a blogger, you’ll gain exposure to a larger audience without doing hardly anything – just sharing a link – plus you’ll gain a comment from at least one fellow blogger, and the chance to be featured on the front page of our blog.

Paleo Link Party Theme

All the best parties have a theme, so our theme for this series of link parties is Fast & Easy Paleo Recipes (under 30 minutes).

Link Party Rules

1. The recipe you post must be Paleo (here’s a list of Paleo foods and this article explains what Paleo is) and must take 30 minutes or less to make.

2. You’ll need a photo of the recipe which will act as the link to your recipe (it must not link to your homepage) from our page – the nicer it looks, the more visitors you’ll get!

3. Link-back to this site from your post. This is really easy to do – you can use one of the badges below if you’d like by just cutting and pasting the code above it:

Fast and Easy Paleo Recipes

Fast and Easy Paleo Recipes

4. THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE OF ALL! You must visit the person’s blog who linked up directly before you and leave a motivating comment. This is a vital part of this linkup!

As many of you know, the Paleo community is amazing (and it’s one of the best parts of Paleo, apart from the food!), so please do this step so that we can keep encouraging each other and strengthen our fantastic community even more.

5. Please note that entries not following the above rules will be deleted (we’ll try to nudge you if you’re forgetting to do something).


Make sure to add the URL of your post (rather than the URL of your home page), the name of the recipe (rather than your own name) and your email address (which won’t be published) below. Then choose which image you’d like to use (you’ll automatically be offered a selection of images from your blog to choose from).


Questions About Our Paleo Link Party?

If you have any questions about the link party, please email

The Next Paleo Link Party Date:

Our first link party will start at 11am EST on Tuesday August 26th (you’ll have until 11am EST on Friday 29th to finish submitting links). We will post the link here when the party is live!

Everyday Paleo Thai Cuisine – Paleo Cookbook Review

everyday paleo thai cuisine sarah fragoso paleo cookbook review

Book Title:

Everyday Paleo – Thai Cuisine
Click here if you’d like to purchase this book.

Book Author:

Sarah Fragoso

Overview of Book:

If you love Thai food, then this book is definitely for you. It’s got everything from oyster sauce (page 58) to mango sticky rice (page 218) and green curry (page 136).

Sarah Fragoso of Everyday Paleo travelled throughout Thailand and her recipes are filled with authentic spices and flavors. There’s even a section at the end about her family’s travels through Thailand. I especially loved reading about the different cooking classes she took and the markets they visited (it really reminded me of my visit to India where I took 3 cooking classes in a week!).

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10 Reasons that Salmon is Healthier Than You Already Think

10 reasons that salmon is healthier than you already think

Salmon is a true nutritional catch.  (Pardon the pun.)

And this might sound a bit crazy, but I sometimes forget just how delicious it is.

Louise and I love to get some fresh salmon and wrap it in aluminum foil with olive oil and fresh rosemary, then bake it for a bit.  So good.

But you probably already know how delicious it can be.  I want to give you more reasons that it’s worth the price tag…

10 Great Reasons Why Salmon Packs a Powerful Health Punch

1. It’s an omega-3 superstar.  Salmon has an unusually high omega-3 fatty acid content and it’s one of the food’s biggest health benefits.  

A 4-ounce piece, whether baked or broiled, probably contains at least 2 grams of disease-preventing omega-3 fats.  This is more omega-3 intake than the average U.S. adult consumes from all food over several days’ time.
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Keto Clarity – Book Review

Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore Book Review

Book Title:

Keto Clarity
Click here to purchase this book.

Book Authors:

Jimmy Moore with Eric C. Westman, MD

Overview of Book:

This book has everything you need to know about being on a Ketogenic diet – from what is ketosis, answering criticisms of a ketogenic diet to how to make sure you’re producing ketones.

And if you’re wondering what ketosis is, then here’s a quick definition for Keto Clarity: “a metabolic state that happens when you consume a very low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat diet that causes your body to switch from using glucose as its primary source of fuel to running on ketones.”

As Jimmy goes on to explain in more detail, “Ketones are actually the preferred fuel source for the muscles, heart, liver, and brain. These vital organs do not handle carbohydrates very well; in fact, they become damaged when we consume too many carbs.”

The diet that induces ketosis and ketone production is called the ketogenic diet (or often shortened to the keto diet).
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