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I Dress Up Every Day

I am bad at Halloween. Part of it is that I feel like I dress up in costumes every day: “Today, I’m gonna wear all black and red lipstick, like a sitcom character pretending to be a spy.” And part of it is that Thanksgiving is my numero uno holiday. And another part of it is that here in Austin, Texas, it’s still in the mid-80s. I grew up Pennsylvania where our costumes were ruined... read more

Egg-less Homemade Mayo

My husband Dave and I are on Day 61 of our elimination diet, and he recently learned that he has a mild sensitivity to eggs. [sad trombone]. We can try re-introducing them in a few months, after our guts have healed, but for now, he can’t eat eggs — and I’m boycotting them in solidarity. While Dave is most bummed about breakfast, I was more concerned about the lack of homemade mayo in our... read more

Listen: Livin’ La Vida Low Carb

Jimmy Moore — author of Cholesterol Clarity and the web site Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb — is a podcast veteran, and it shows. He’s very generous, includes a wide variety of guests on his show, and asks great questions. I was super excited to be invited to chat with Jimmy on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show. We talked about the making of Well Fed 2, some of Jimmy’s favorite... read more

Whole9 + WF2 = Yummy Fun

If you’ve always wondered what I would look like covered in tomato sauce or which commonly-used ingredient can draw blood if you’re not careful in the kitchen, the recent interview I did with Whole9 is for you. I chatted with Robin at Whole9 HQ to share… Ten Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know About Well Fed... read more

Texas Book Festival

This weekend is the Texas Book Festival — and Dave and I will be there! We’ve been invited to be part of H-E-B’s Children’s Center where Dave will be reading Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches, then we’ll do a signing of the just-released Well Fed 2. In addition to all things bookie, there are rumors that our reading tent will be visited by the Lorax and the Cat in the Hat. You... read more

New WF2 Reviews

I’m not exaggerating when I say that Dave, Smudge, and I are giddy — Giddy! — about the official release of Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat. I find myself in the totally blessed position of having lots of my favorite writers and bloggers ready to review our new book. As the reviews roll in, I’m going to share them with you, along with a little... read more

Well Fed 2 Corrections

We tried our absolute best, but even with our extreme vigilance, a typo or two may have sneaked past us during the editing process. I’ll list corrections to recipes on this post as we find them, and future editions of the book will be updated. If you find typos, please email them to melissa@theclothesmakethegirl.com. Thanks! Corrections Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup, page 206 The ingredients list reads... read more

WF2 Recipe: Elvis Burger

Fasten your seatbelts, because I’m about to tell you a story that will eventually weave together Thanksgiving; Elvis; a restaurant in Venice, California; Sunbutter; and indoor grilling. Ready? Let’s begin. Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday since I was old enough to start naming things as favorites. According to family lore, I once protested that we couldn’t start Thanksgiving... read more

Check In With Breaking Muscle

I’m not exaggerating when I say that Dave, Smudge, and I are giddy — Giddy! — that the official release of Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat is imminent. I find myself in the totally blessed position of having lots of my favorite writers and bloggers ready to review our new book. As the reviews roll in, I’m going to share them with you, along with a little... read more

Vote: Paleo Magazine Best of 2013

WOOT! I’m excited to announce that my work has been nominated in Paleo Magazine‘s Best of 2013 Awards. I would love your vote, if you like my stuff. These are the categories where I could really use your vote: Best Savory Recipe – Online… for my Old School Italian Meat Sauce Best Food Centered Blog… for this blog you’re reading right now! Most Anticipated New... read more

Review: Carbonell Olive Oil

I have to tell you about Carbonell olive oil — and not just because the company sent me a free bottle. No! I have to tell you about Carbonell olive oil because it is crazy good. First, a confession. I know as a foodie, I’m supposed to take things like choosing an olive oil very seriously, but I’m mostly lazy about stuff like that. I keep a row of oils and flavored vinegars along my... read more

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