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Memorial Day: Paleo Style

Summer is just about here and that means warmer temperatures, longer days, and food designed to be eaten outside, preferably after a swim and before chasing fireflys (or watching fireworks)! Memorial Day is sort of the official start of summer, so  I thought you might need some reminders about paleo recipes that are so tasty and so much fun, no one will even notice that they’re not eating the usual... read more

Paleo Ambrosia Salad

In each issue of Paleo Magazine, I share the story of a traditional recipe and adapt it to fit into a healthier Paleo lifestyle. In a recent issue, I shared a recipe that’s a great addition to your summer potluck season: the beloved Southern classic Ambrosia Salad. It seemed only appropriate to adapt the classic Ambrosia Salad to fit the Paleo template. According to Greek legend, the... read more

Classic (Paleo) Beef Stew

There’s something so comforting about a velvety bowl of meat and potatoes. This recipe doesn’t include any exotic spices or surprising ingredients, and the technique is totally straight-forward. But the result is somehow belies its simplicity. It’s warm, rich, and satisfying. Sometimes, that’s all we really need. Classic (Paleo) Beef Stew Serves 4-6 | Prep | Cook 2 hours |... read more

It’s My Final Quarterly Box

My fourth and final Quarterly box — a.k.a., #EAT04 — is shipping on May 26. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you might want to sign up for this one: It’s going to be a keeper! As usual, the package will include a handwritten letter from me (illustrated by my wickedly talented husband Dave), along with handpicked things I love and think you’ll like, too. I don’t want to spoil... read more

A Spicy-Sweet Paleo Dinner Party

Our rental house in Vermont has plenty of room to spread out, and frequently, our extra-large dining table is surrounded by Dave’s classmates from the Center for Cartoon Studies who rant (in the best way possible) about their favorite cartoonists and the latest class assignments. There’s always at least one vegetarian in the group, but so far, the veggies have been open to fish, which... read more

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

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