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“Make it Paleo” Book Review and Giveaway!!!!

October 24, 2012  |  Food, Life  |  Share

OK, so this post is long overdue. I can easily say this is one of my favorite cookbooks, Paleo or not. I can just sit here and flip through this book for tons of inspiration. The pictures in this book have set the standard for all cookbooks that come after. Bill and Haley from The Food Lovers Primal Palate really set the bar high. With over 200 recipes that anyone can create with the amazing directions and pictures this is money well spent. I bought this book when it originally came out and even with all the cookbooks that I have purchased since, this one still gets used the most. Just listen to a few of these recipes... Mint Lamb Burgers Rosemary Roasted Turkey Pineapple Glazed Chicken Skewers And don't even get me started on their Treats and Cheats... No seriously, if I was able to have any cookbook authors cook a meal for...

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Baked Cod with Mushrooms and Coconut Milk

September 13, 2012  |  Food  |  Share
Baked Cod with Mushrooms and Coconut Milk

It has been awhile since I have posted a recipe, I know. I have a few more that are close to ready, just need to take pictures blah blah blah. I know you don't care about all that. Also, I have been following an autoimmune protocol to try and figure out some skin issues. I have had eczema as long as I can remember. When I first went Paleo it got tons better, but has now reared its ugly head again. The protocol I have been following is from Diane Sanfillippo's new book Practical Paleo. Check out my review here. Or, don't waste your time and just buy it. Enough about me, lets get to the recipe. Baked Cod with Mushrooms and Coconut Milk Ingredients: 5-6 fillets of Cod 1.5 Cups of sliced mushrooms Few cloves of garlic diced 2 Tablespoons palm oil or coconut oil or butter Dill-fresh would be best, but dried will work. 1/2 cup...

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Breastfeeding & Weight Loss

August 30, 2012  |  Princess Paleo  |  Share
Breastfeeding & Weight Loss

My youngest is 10 months old now! I cannot believe that time has flown by so quickly! My blog has been very quiet and I’ve been thinking about this topic for the last three months now but just haven’t made the time to actually post my thoughts. Again, I’m not a Nutritionist, Doctor, etc. in any way, shape or form, but just a second time mother that’s completely Paleo this time around.  I love my Paleo treats, but never cheat with gluten or refined sugars. Lately, I’ve had tons of compliments or ass backward comments on my weight loss. I get people saying how great I look or asking how much I weigh because I guess…in their eyes… I’m too skinny. My energy level, drive, skin and hair have never looked so good …actually! That’s how I measure healthy. I’m not exercising right now…I wish I had the time and finances...

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“Practical Paleo” Book Review

August 1, 2012  |  Food, Life, Uncategorized  |  Share

I have been going back and forth on how I should start this post. I really can't decide. So I will just start off by saying, WOW, this book is amazing. Diane from Balanced Bites, really hit it out of the park with this book. I wish when I started my Paleo journey that I would have had this book at my disposal. I think this book will be accessible to everyone from a Paleo veteran to someone who eats cereal all day. You can tell a lot of thought went into the structure and layout of the book. The first part of the book is an intro to Paleo and why we should be eating whole foods. It's very easy to understand. You get some of the science, but it is never overwhelming. Also included are some awesome guides. They are for quick references ranging from leaky gut, a guide to...

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My Paleo, Primal, Ancestral, and JERF Resources

June 28, 2012  |  Food, Life  |  Share

I have been inspired to write a post like this a few times over the past couple of weeks. At the Kettlebell Gym I go to, a few of the other crazies that get beat down on the regular have been talking about a clean eating challenge. They have been asking me about recipes and what is Paleo. Also, Cave Girl Eats posted a pic of her fridge the other day that made me think if people would be interested in seeing what is in my Kitchen. Well, wether you are interested or not I am still going to post this. It is a little difficult for me not to get to complicated with talking about Paleo. I love this lifestyle and have been living it for three plus years and am still figuring it out. I will try to keep it simple and look back to when I first...

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Not Pho-real!

June 7, 2012  |  Food  |  Share
Not Pho-real!

OK, so I tried to be a little more creative with the title of this post. I just love all the names of some local Pho restaurants. My favorite is What the Pho? hehe to good. Anyway I really love Pho and was starting to make it before our switch over to Paleo. But I haven't made it since. I have been wanting to do more with our broth that we make then just drinking it or making stews with it, so I thought of Pho. I wouldn't really call this Pho though. I put some little meatballs in it and some veggies. I guess it would be more of a soup with sweet potato noodles. Yes, I said sweet potato noodles. I just used a spiral cutter that I got on groupon for the first time. Now to the recipe. Sweet Potato Noodle Soup. Ingredients Meatballs 1 pound ground pork or any ground...

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Sweet Potato Power!

May 23, 2012  |  Food, Life  |  Share
Sweet Potato Power!

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of the book Sweet Potato Power by Ashley Tudor. I can tell you that this review is not biased at all because I actually bought the book before I got my copy to review. Luckily I was able to cancel that order and save a few bucks. My reviews are usually short and to the point because I don't want to give much away. If I enjoy the book I want you to read it too. So here are some of my thoughts. I should let you know that I have a sweet potato problem. I think I am addicted. Hehe. I have to say right off the bat that this is going to be one of my first go to books to suggest to people who are interested in how I eat. Most of the books I have read that relate to...

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My Experience with Breastfeeding.

May 15, 2012  |  Princess Paleo  |  Share
My Experience with Breastfeeding.

After some long, drawn out thought- yeah I know it’s been a while since my last blog post. I just have so much to say that I end up not saying anything at all…I know. It doesn’t make sense. Especially for those of you that have known me since high school. A significant part of being a mother is breastfeeding. I breastfed Nolan, our oldest son until he was 14 months. Yeah. Huge commitment.  I plan on doing the same for Beckett. Nolan was 9lbs 6oz when he was born. Yep BIG BOY! He latched on perfect and as a first time mother I thought…wow! This is perfect! Everything should just kick in as nature intended it to. Yeah…no. After three days of colostrum. Nolan was starving and crying for milk. I called the lactation consultant that our doula suggested. The consultant had me pump just to see what exactly was coming...

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Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce

April 25, 2012  |  Food  |  Share
Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce

I made this on a whim and didn't do a good job of taking pictures. But, it is a pretty simple recipe. Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce Ingredients: 4 Small Zucchini 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil 1 Avocado Juice from 1/2 a Lemon Salt n Pepper Handful fresh basil 2 Tablespoons olive oil 3 Tablespoons coconut milk or just more olive oil Olives to top pasta with, chopped. Directions: Cut the zucchini into noodles. You can do this by hand or use a mandolin. Toss the Zucchini with salt and set aside. This will help it dry out a little. You can now chop your olives and start the cream sauce. Add your avocado, lemon juice,olive oil and coconut milk and blend in your food processor or blender until creamy. Add in your basil and more olive oil if needed. Heat a pan with 2 coconut oil and toss in zucchini. You will only need to cook it a few minutes and medium heat. I...

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Coconut Yogurt

April 20, 2012  |  Food  |  Share
Coconut Yogurt

This is like our third post in a week. Or it feels like it, but I hate sitting on recipes. So I had to post this before the weekend. I was inspired to make coconut yogurt in order to give my family some healthy probiotics. When our oldest was 1 we gave him that crap coconut yogurt from the store and of course he loved it. Then I learned how bad that stuff actually was so we stopped. So here is our coconut yogurt recipe. This makes a lot. You can easily split this recipe in half. I also got most of the ideas for the recipe here. This was not something I wanted to mess with on my own. Coconut Yogurt Ingredients: 1Liter of coconut milk - You can use the equivalent of canned full fat. (We use the Aroy-d brand that comes in liter tetra paks.) 1Liter of coconut cream - Same thing,...

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