This Paleo Cauliflower Mash recipe is by Glenda Mills, a blogger who discovered the Paleo diet after discovering an auto immune disorder. On her blog, Eating Paleo for Health, she provides tips and recipes for the Paleo diet and lifestyle. You can also connect with Glenda via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
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!
Disclaimer: Livin’ Spoonful provided the prize for this giveaway. Links on this website may be affiliate links.
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.
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!
Emily Bartlett L.Ac.
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.
For those of us with ground beef taking up way too much space in the freezer (it can’t last in there forever, you know!) here is a list of 72 incredible Paleo ground beef recipes, grouped by recipe type. Oh, the endless possibilities!
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.
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
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
Enter the giveaway below to win a variety pack of Go Raw Bars, (worth $45.75)
Disclaimer: Go Raw 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.
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.
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.
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?
(Above photo used with permission from Mellissa of I Breathe… I’m Hungry.) It’s the time of year to count our blessings, and I have just so many things to be thankful for. Family, good friends, and delicious food all help to keep me warm when the weather gets chilly. I’m also thankful for the great community of Paleo food bloggers and their recipes; because of them, I don’t have to miss any of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes this year.
I get asked about quinoa a lot – as many people have pointed out, it’s not a grain. So does that make quinoa Paleo?
Read on to find out.
I thought that, by quitting the job I didn’t like, I would dramatically decrease my chances of dying.
That’s not the actual reason why I quit that particular job, but it makes sense. After all, there are numerous studies showing that chronic stress can increase your chances of dying of heart disease by 50% or more.
What I didn’t count on was that I’d often still be stressed while running my own business. To be honest, I am less stressed now and greatly enjoy what I do, but we often look forward to certain things without properly preparing for the stress that they might bring.
Which brings me to the holidays…
Looking Forward to the Holidays
You’ve probably been looking forward to the holidays for quite some time. And you should. There are so many great things about the holidays.
Time off from work, time with family and friends, lots of great food, and a generally great time. But if you want to make your holidays extra-special, then there’s something that you need to be prepared for…