My Beef With Beef

My Beef With Beef

Paleo isn’t permission to eat bacon, and lettuce wrapped burgers every meal.  We still need to exercise restraint over what we put in our mouths.  Red meat has been linked to heart disease among other chronic illnesses and they say that it’s mostly due to its fat content.  Is it safe to assume that if we … Continue reading

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Duck?

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Duck?

I was on the road last week and stopped at a friend’s house along the way.  In the morning, while deciding what to do for breakfast, she showed me a dozen duck eggs she had just purchased.  “I bought them because they’re bigger”, she said.  With growing children, I’m sure you look for every opportunity … Continue reading

Paleo Surf & Turf

Paleo Surf & Turf

I’ve learned a lot about cooking just by maintaining my diet.  Most people become bored with their diets over any length of time.  The menu becomes limited because maintaining a routine limits your choices.  One of the reasons I am successful with the paleo diet is because I’m constantly on the search for new foods … Continue reading

Paleo Snacks Review

Paleo Snacks Review

One of the most frequent questions I get is, “What can I snack on”?  Snacks are a challenge.  Most dried fruits are sold, coated in sugar, and even when they’re not, they’re much higher in sugar than desired.  Nuts are high in fat and you really shouldn’t eat more than an ounce when you do. … Continue reading

Don’t be Afraid of Fire

Don’t be Afraid of Fire

Outdoor cooking is my favorite!  The smells are so inviting and the flavors make for wonderful summer meals.  Fire can be challenging to cook with but practice makes perfect.  Getting to know your grill is important if you’re going to churn out perfect meals every time. Personally, I prefer cooking with charcoal, but this is … Continue reading

Eating Out, Paleo

Eating Out, Paleo

People I speak with mention the difficulties of maintaining the paleo diet while dining out.  I have a lot of stories about that, too.  But, with three years under my belt, it’s become much easier to get what I need at a restaurant without feeling embarrassed or hassled.  Research ahead of time: If you know where you’re … Continue reading

What is a Garden Breakfast, Exactly?

What is a Garden Breakfast, Exactly?

If you Google “Garden Breakfast”, you’ll see plenty of images of breakfast outdoors.  Sitting outside with a croissant and jam, coffee and orange juice, is not going to make you any healthier.  “But, it’s so relaxing.”  Yes, but it will kill you, eventually.  A croissant and jam, orange juice and coffee, is loaded with gluten, … Continue reading

The Bar Dilema – Which to Choose?

The Bar Dilema – Which to Choose?

Once you’ve made a decision to start the paleo diet, six months may go by before you find yourself trying to “keep it interesting”.  After all, you’re human, and while everyone else admires your discipline, and tells you how great you look, it doesn’t change the fact that you’ll miss the tastes, textures, and smells … Continue reading

A Lesson in Paleo Burgers

A Lesson in Paleo Burgers

What makes a burger paleo?  When you’re starting on paleo, you ditch the bun and call it a day.  As you progress through your journey, you become more and more aware of the fine tuning you can make to any diet to make it ring paleo through and through.  I’m approaching 3 years on the … Continue reading