Approaching 4 years on the paleo diet, and having spoken to hundreds of people about my own journey and theirs along the way, I recognize that there is more success in changing your eating habits if you approach paleo as a process rather than a diet. There is a lifestyle that happens along with the … Continue reading
We’re turning the clocks forward next weekend and that reminds me that it’s the spring season. For those of you that like to cook, new vegetables will be hitting the market and that means new flavors to stimulate your palate. Asparagus and fennel are my favorites, along with all the different types of onions, radishes, and … Continue reading
Eat More of These at Breakfast
Yes, you can see the picture, and yes, I’m going to talk about Brussels sprouts. It is one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat. They are hearty, flavorful, and very versatile. There are several studies that have been done on Brussels sprouts, all demonstrating the power of their nutrition. They are extremely high … Continue reading
Paleo Does Not Mean Bacon!
Someone overheard me talking about the paleo diet the other day. “Oh, another fad diet! Just what I need.” Excuse me. It’s not a fad. It’s the longest running diet of all time, and anthropologists say it’s been going on for 2.5 million years. It’s only been the past 10,000 years that grains and legumes … Continue reading
Eating Honey – Reality Check
There are a lot of people out there touting natural sugars like honey, agave, and maple syrup as better for you than processed table sugar. This is a dangerous suggestion to make and I’ve argued with myself over the facts for the past few years, and like anything else, if you can argue over it, … Continue reading
Evidence Santa Has Gone Paleo!
I’ve been on the paleo diet for over three and a half years. It’s been the single most impactful thing I’ve done for myself in the past decade. And sharing my experiences with family and friends has changed some of their lives, too. I have plenty of posts on my blog about my paleo experiences … Continue reading
Why Eat Potatoes When You Can Have These?
Before paleo, I’d be the first to order up a baked potato or french fries. As a child, mashed potatoes were practically a daily dish. After all, potatoes are definitely on a list of comfort foods for millions. Yukon Gold, Fingerling, Russet, and Red are all favorites but they’re not in my diet anymore. Why? Potatoes … Continue reading
Halloween Paleo…Then Thanksgiving, Then Christmas
We are heading into the toughest time of year. Food choices between October and February can mean a 10-20 lb difference in body weight by the time all is said and done. Starting with Halloween and ending in January sometime, whenever the holiday blues subside, dropping your food disciplines can lead to 2-4 pounds a … Continue reading
Why You Need a Side of Seafood
We often think of our meals in terms of protein, vegetable, starch. Every plate we order tends to be a hefty combination of all three. That’s what most people have always been taught was a balanced meal. If you’re a meat and potatoes person, you’re probably not eating a lot of vegetables. If you do, they … Continue reading
How to Raise Your Cooking Game
I’m often asked how I come up with the dishes I present. The first year I started writing, I was focused on my own journey and it was so easy to simply document everything I ate and comment on what I was eating and why. As I gained momentum and began talking about my blog, … Continue reading