Gather – The Art of Being a Paleo Rockstar
I have never hosted a dinner party. But if I did, Gather is the book I would use to lay out a memorable meal for my guests. And you certainly don’t have to be hosting a party to take advantage of all these great recipes. The Food Lovers’ first book, Make it Paleo, is my default recipe book when I’m trying something new (and some recipes, like their Baked Chicken Thighs are in permanent rotation), and I’m glad that Gather is further expanding on that high-level of quality recipes by taking the guesswork out of planning a multi-course meal. Each menu consists of 4-8 recipes, and line up with important holidays and seasonal events. For the purpose of this review, I chose to make the General Tso’s Chicken from the Takeout Fake-out menu, since I frequently only entertain for one. The following events occurred in real time. 18:00 Take out... Continue Reading
Some long overdue book reviews
Hi all! I’m back from my hiatus, and in the meantime, there have been a ton of new great books showcasing the Paleo lifestyle. If you haven’t seen them yet, check out these quick reviews, and let me know which ones are your favorites!   Paleo Indulgences   I’ll admit, when I first received a copy of this book, I was skeptical. And that’s because I’m not a big fan of “Paleo desserts” and “Paleo-fying” the foods that got folks in trouble in the first place (don’t get me wrong, I love to eat them too, but I don’t think... Continue Reading
Local Food Hero: Carmelo Sigona
I like farmers’ markets. They’re a great opportunity to put a face to the food you’re getting, and you usually end up with a pretty decent haul for a reasonable price. But what I don’t like about farmer’s markets are their transience; I travel often and I don’t like that my local farmers’ market is only open for 4 hours on Sunday morning. Getting fresh ingredients is hard enough, it sucks to be out of town for a weekend and not have good veggies for the week. Fortunately, there is such a thing as a permanent farmers’ market, and I... Continue Reading
It Starts With Food
It Starts With Food
Dallas and Melissa Hartwig from Whole9 are two of my favorite people in the real-food community. In addition to being knowledgeable, kind, and crazy attractive, they absolutely love helping people improve their lives by changing their relationship with food. Besides Robb Wolf and Loren Cordain, Whole9 was one of the first resources I used on my own health improvement journey. I did my first Whole30 in January of 2010, which really opened my eyes to what foods were truly optimal for me and what wasn’t. For years, Whole9 has had a strong blog following and has taught workshops all around... Continue Reading
Yes this is a real book, about Vitamin C
When Paleo Isn’t Enough, Part I
“Paleo is not a panacea, but a blunt instrument” – paraphrase of Mat LaLonde I forget where I heard this quote from Mat (probably on Robb’s podcast), but it really struck true to me. In my own journey with Paleo, and through teaching others to adopt this lifestyle, I’ve grown to see its triumphs, and its limitations. The Shotgun Approach If you are transitioning from a standard diet, defined as one with reliance on processed, fake food, any whole-food based diet is going to be a big improvement. Food has the remarkable ability to replace medicine when combined with the... Continue Reading
In Search of the Perfect Human Diet
In Search of the Perfect Human Diet
I’ve been excited about In Search of the Perfect Human Diet since I contributed to the project last year. I recently received my DVD copy, and while the film fell a little but short of my high standards for Paleo instruction, it was pretty darn good overall. CJ Hunt is an incredibly polished story teller, due to his experience as a broadcast journalist. The impetus for the film was his own struggles with health as he literally died while running on a track at age 24. Over the next 22 years, he tried everything under the sun to control his... Continue Reading
Hungry For Change
Hungry For Change Review
A friend pointed me to a new documentary called “Hungry For Change“ that’s from the folks that brought us Food Matters. Now I have not yet watched Food Matters, though I’ve heard many good things. Here’s the trailer for Hungry For Change if you haven’t seen it yet: Sounds like it could be pretty good, right? Well, it definitely hit on some good points once you waded through the incredible amount of hyperbole and correlation = causation missteps. The story focuses on a young woman, Natalie, who is depressed about the life she leads and the food choices she makes.... Continue Reading
Paleo Pals!
I don’t have kids, but I really like them because they’re hilarious, adorable and irrational. When I do have kids one day, I absolutely plan to raise them to have the healthy habits it took me so long to learn. So when I received my early copy of Sarah Fragoso’s new children’s book Paleo Pals: Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship, I was excited to see how she plans to teach the world’s kids how to love real food. For those who have never visited Everyday Paleo, first, I say shame on you! Second, you really should check it out... Continue Reading
Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Seminar
“You have a fear of┬ácommitment” - Aimee Everett I love to lift. It’s definitely my favorite part of CrossFit, and I’m fortunate to belong to a box that incorporates a lot of lifting into its programming. And I’m even more fortunate that I have a great coach who has taught me a ton of good technique. But in the quest for me to be the best version of myself as possible, I happened upon the Performance Menu, Greg’s Book on Olympic Weightlifting, and the accompanying DVD, all of which are excellent resources for you to get more awesome at life.... Continue Reading
Why Gluten-Free Isn’t Good Enough: A Whole9 Guest Post
Hi all! Just wanted to let you know that a guest post I wrote about grains is up at the Whole9 blog. Thanks so much to Dallas and Melissa for letting me be part of their process! Whole9 Life – Why Gluten Free Isn’t Good Enough, Part I Cheers, Badier... Permalink
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