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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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...]

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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Giveaway! Win Harmless Harvest Coconut Water

win harmless harvest coconut water

My first experience of coconut water was as a child. My dad bought a whole coconut and attempted to crack it open with a large chopping knife…remember, this was before the days of Youtube and Internet!

Luckily that experiment didn’t end with any permanent damage – just a few scratches on the kitchen counter! Although, I think that’s why I was so happy when I finally found coconut water sold in convenient bottles and cartons at the store.

And Harmless Harvest Coconut Water is one of my favorites (you can read my review of it here). And I’m happy to also let you know that Harmless Harvest is giving away to each of two winners three coupons for 8oz bottles of their raw coconut water!

You can read more about Harmless Harvest‘s background and ethos on their website and find out where it is available in your area. And whether you want to try it out for the first time or already know and love it, don’t forget to enter our contest to win your very own Raw Coconut Water!

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How Healthy is Coconut Water?

Check out our articles on coconut water:
9 Health Benefits of Coconut Water
Is Coconut Water Paleo?

Disclaimer: Harmless Harvest provided the prize for this giveaway. Links on this website may be affiliate links.

Does Meat Rot in Your Stomach?

does meat rot in your stomach?

I love this question, mostly because it rarely gets asked as a question.  I usually just hear people claiming that meat is terrible for us because it rots in our stomachs.

Unfortunately (or fortunately), this statement is not just untrue, it’s actually the opposite of what really happens.

What it means to “rot”

Let’s start with first identifying what it means to “rot.”  

Most people think rotting is simply the act of food “going bad,” such as when it starts smelling bad and might make you sick if you eat it.  But “rotting” actually means the process of being broken down by bacteria or fungi.

And this is more than just a technicality.  When food in your refrigerator rots and starts smelling bad, it does so because of the byproducts that the bacteria produce when they decompose the food.
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Coconut Curry Chicken Egg Tart Recipe – Guest Post from Alina Muresan

Coconut Curry Chicken Egg Tart Recipe - Guest Post from Alina Muresan

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 is a super nutritious and very low-sugar recipe – perfect for breakfast (or lunch or dinner)!  You can prepare it in advance (and store in the fridge) and pop into the oven in the morning for a fresh breakfast.  Or, you can make the whole thing and store it in the fridge for whenever you’re hungry (it lasts 3 days in the fridge).

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Are We A Fat-Overloaded Or A Fat-Deficient Society?

Are We a Fat-Overload Or A Fat-Deficient Society? Guest Post by Jimmy Moore

This is a guest post from our friend Jimmy Moore. Jimmy is the man behind livinlavidalowcarb.com and the Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Show. In addition to being one of the nicest and most genuine people we know, he’s also just released his second book, Keto Clarity. If you’re interested at all in ketogenic diets, please keep reading and also check out a copy of his book.

In this post, Jimmy explores why we might need more fat rather than less. Certainly, this is more true for some folks, but I (Jeremy) definitely see many people on Paleo diets who are still afraid of getting too much fat in their diets, so this is an important topic even if you’re already Paleo.

Here’s Jimmy….

It sounds strange, but could your diet actually be fat-deficient?

We’ve all grown up in a world where dietary fat is the enemy to our health. It’s “common knowledge” that to lose weight and to be healthy, you must reduce the amount of fat you are consuming in your diet leading people to make it their default plan a low-fat, low-calorie diet.

But walk with me for a moment to explore the unintended consequences that popular meme that almost everyone believes to be true has had on the people who have faithfully followed it.

When you significantly reduce or cut dietary fat out of your diet, what happens as a result?

You get hungry, feel cranky, experience brain fog, have intense cravings for carbohydrates, lack energy, and have an overall feeling that something important is missing. And it is!
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The Key to Making Paleo Chocolate Truffles – with Devin Plaut from Laughing Fox Chocolates

the key to making paleo chocolate truffles with devin plaut

One of my biggest weaknesses is chocolate. This probably started off during childhood…

I lived a few miles away from the Cadbury’s chocolate factory (which some claim is similar to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory), and ended up eating quite a lot of Cadbury’s chocolates. (The original story by Roald Dahl was partially inspired by Cadbury’s.)

But this post is not about me or my chocolates. This post is all about Devin Plaut and his drive to make delicious Paleo chocolate truffles.

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Giveaway! Win $75 Gift Certificate to US Wellness Meats

US Wellness Meats Giveaway

I’ve been a fan of US Wellness Meats for a while! And you can see the recipes I prepared using US Wellness Meats products here: Bison Pineapple Chili, Beef Wellington, and Beef Bacon Mash Bowl.

US Wellness Meats has a ton of great products geared toward Paleo – from grassfed beef (and a ton of other meat!) and wild-caught seafood to Paleo snack beef sticks, trail mix, snack bars, and sugar-free bacon (which is practically impossible to find elsewhere)!!

And what’s perhaps even better is you can buy everything from their website and have it delivered frozen to your door (it’s Paleo made really easy!). Note – they ship only to the US.

So, here’s your chance to win a $75 gift certificate to spend on Paleo goodies. Good Luck!!

Win a $75 Gift Certificate to US Wellness Meats

Disclaimer: US Wellness Meats provided the prize for this giveaway. Links on this website may be affiliate links.

9 Health Benefits of Coconut Water [+Infographic]

9 health benefits of coconut water

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Here’s the entire article as an infographic – the article is below. Please feel free to share! (To embed the infographic on your blog, just copy and paste the embed code below.)

9 benefits of coconut water infographic from paleo living magazine

What is Coconut Water?

Coconut water is basically that clear whitish liquid you find when you open up a young green coconut. So it’s literally, the water from a coconut!

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