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PaleoFX: Online and In Person

I’m off to the Paleo f(x) conference, but even if you can’t be in Austin, you can still catch a lot of the action on April 24 through 26 with online streaming — including my presentation on Sunday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m.. Register and get all the details for free streaming here. For conference updates and pictures of my shenanigans, follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram. Where To Find Me In... read more

The Whole30 Book: 10 Awesome Things To Know

It’s always a challenge for me to write about the Whole30 without gushing because when I adopted the Whole30 principles in 2009, my life in so many meaningful, positive ways. As I explained in my write-up of my personal Whole30 story: “I spent the first 30 years of my life at war with my body — with my short legs and stocky frame, with junk food cravings and emotional eating. Banishing... read more

Five Things I’m Loving Right Now

Since we got back from Paris… wait, sorry… oh, Paris. Let’s pause and enjoy thoughts of Paris for just a moment.   Sigh. Anyway. Since we got back from Paris a few weeks ago, I’ve been working on stuff that will eventually be very exciting to share with you — new recipes, a new web site, a new magazine — but for now, it’s all in the stage where it’s... read more

Onions 101

Last summer, I told Farmer Chuck — the king of everything delicious at our CSA Sunrise Farm — that the onions we’d been getting in our basket were the most delicious I’d ever tasted. He explained me that they’re an heirloom onion variety called Ailsa Craig, named for an island in the Firth of Clyde, about 10 miles off the coast of Scotland. (If you would like to go down the same... read more

Our Precious Bodies

We had some friends over for dinner a few nights ago, and the conversation meandered to a discussion of if, as conventional wisdom holds, “things get better as you get older.” We chewed on that for a while, and then Dave asked me if I thought my body image has gotten better as I’ve gotten older. I was very happy to tell the group honestly that, yes, it has. There was time when looking... read more

myPaleoPal 2.0

Social media and I have a love-hate relationship. I love being in touch with all of you — I resent feeling beholden to a gadget and the non-stop input of so much talking. And I feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options out there: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr, Snapchat… (What is that, even?!) But now I’m going to encourage you to download an app and join... read more

Paleo Creole Ham & Cauliflower Rice

I moved into my own apartment — my first apartment! — during my junior year of college and suddenly had access to a full kitchen. No more dining hall meals for me! It was the first time I’d been completely responsible for cooking for myself, and I experimented a lot. I made chicken satay 100% from scratch, scouring the hole-in-the-wall Asian shops in Syracuse for ingredients and pounding fresh... read more

Paleo Moroccan Feast

While we’re on our Parisian adventure, Dave and I are feasting at Le 404, a swank and delicious Moroccan restaurant tucked in a cobblestone street. The last time we went there, we shared a traditional Bastila that brought tears to my eyes. In honor of our gluttony, I’ve collected all my recipes inspired by Moroccan cuisine and spices, just in case you want to have an exotic dinner, too. (All... read more

Celebrate March Meatball Madness

I’m in Paris celebrating a big birthday with my husband Dave, but that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking of you and your needs. Really! It’s March, and that means it’s time for March Madness. Plus, there’s never a bad time for meatballs. So here’s a replay of last year’s March Meatball Madness recipes. They’re a slam dunk. (Sorry…)   March... read more

Learn to Lift Weights And Love It

Some of you might not know this about me, but I didn’t always love working out. When I first started in 1993 — overweight, completely out of shape, scared— I loathed working up a sweat, and I followed the conventional wisdom that said I should go hard for at least an hour and never lift barbells heavier than 10 pounds. The notion of a cardio workout that lasts more than 20 minutes and not lifting... read more

Giving Fear A Workout

A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by Molly Mogren of Hey Eleanor about giving up the thing that defined me, a.k.a. CrossFit. Now I’m delighted to share some of Molly’s insights right here. I asked her to write about what she’s learned during her Hey Eleanor adventures, and she’s got some kickass tips to help you become your boldest self, too. If I were to ask you, “What’s... read more

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