Hello dear readers!! We are 2 weeks in with our eating local project which you can read about here; and I can’t begin to tell you what an awesome and eye opening experience it has been thus far. I feel like I have come full circle and to be honest, to eat food grown in the soil where we call home has been somewhat of a spiritual experience. Not to sound all hippy-dippy (but I’m going to), we as a family have never felt more connected to our community, to each other, and to our health as we do now. I had no idea that this was going to be the outcome of our 100 mile radius food sourcing, but here we are, and I’m happy. Six years ago, when I first started eliminating processed foods from our diet I was slightly obsessed with what the food WAS on my plate rather than WHERE it came from. Over the last few years I have become more aware of the importance of knowing and trusting our food sources and how the choices I make will impact not just the health and well-being of my family but also the world at large. Thus, the local project has ensued. Here’s what we know about eating locally grown and produced foods and why we have committed to this project:
The next Everyday Paleo Workshop is fast approaching and we want YOU to join us in Las Vegas, NV on January 18th for a day filled with information, food, and fun. Our workshop offers an opportunity to interact with myself, Jason Seib, and John Fragoso where we cover everything from the science basics to the psychology. We leave no stone unturned and this workshop is appropriate for those new to paleo or for seasoned veterans. We make sure all your questions are answered and we are available to talk to during breaks, lunch, and after the workshop. Can’t wait to see you all soon! Click here to register for this event!
What the HECK is on your plate. No. Really. What is it? Where did it come from? What was sprayed on that big leafy green you’re about to put in your pie hole? Now, how about that butter or ghee you slathered it with? What cow did the cream come from? Do you know the farmer? Do you know how far the butter and those greens traveled before they hit your plate? Now hold on just a minute…. How about your bun-less burger? That juicy goodness topped with crispy bacon sitting innocently staring up at you. What happened to that honorable animal prior to it’s demise to feed your belly?? These are questions that we, The Fragoso Family, ask ourselves as we continue with our quest to live as healthy and as sustainably as possible. [Read more...]
THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED: CONGRATULATIONS TO CASEY PORTMAN!!
Tis the season for fun, family, food, and laughter and also appreciation and giving. Because we at Everyday Paleo appreciate all of you, we have teamed up with Massa Natural Meats and Mooney Farms for a giveaway – just because.
What are we giving away you ask? Well here you have it: One lucky person will win a signed copy of my latest book, Everyday Paleo Around the World Italian Cuisine, 10 pounds of beef stew meat (yum!) from the wonderful Massa Natural Meats, and an awesome Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato collection that includes everything you see in the picture; 5 packages of sun dried tomatoes, two jars of sun dried tomatoes packed in pure olive oil, a jar of their tomato and artichoke pasta sauce, and a bottle of their extra virgin olive oil all from the awesome Chico, CA locally owned and operated Mooney Farms!
Last night in a rush to prepare dinner, I made one of my fairly standard go to meals; but it always comes out different. I call it “Kitchen Sink Soup” because everything I can find in my kitchen typically goes into it, except the kitchen sink… Before we ate, I took a picture of my bowl (it was so pretty!!) and quickly put it up on Facebook and of course, you all wanted the recipe and of course I want to share it with you! Like I said on Facebook, this soup is more of an idea than a recipe that should be followed to the T so feel free to change it up as you and your tastebuds see fit.
Oh, by the way, when I make (any) soup I make a GIANT pot so we can have leftovers for the next day. For example, the little boys had leftover soup for breakfast this morning topped with a fried egg (from our very own chickens). Deliciousness in a bowl!
I’m a little (lot) later on finishing this post than I had planned on but gosh darn life keeps getting in my way! For example, I’m homeschooling my boys and finishing my next book and so a typical day is never, well, typical. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought about sitting down to work on this post and then someone will yell from outside, “Mom, the dog barfed and I stepped in it!” or “Mom, I want to research about gorillas and bugs, can you help me?” or “Mom, your phone just rang 500 times and you have 500 texts, do you want me to read them all to you?” and while all this is happening, I’m somewhere in my kitchen sliding around on coconut oiled floors with two woks in each hand and a bag of Thai chilies tucked under my chin (I’m working on the Thai Cuisine book)… So, as you can see, sitting down to write a really great blog post sometimes takes longer than expected.
However – I think I have a pretty good start and as I think of more things/ideas, I’ll add to this post and please please please add to comments YOUR ideas because my little brain is not big enough to house all of them. Also, I should tell you now that some of the links to different products are affiliate links that take you to my Amazon store. Beyond that, I am not paid to endorse the following products. (although it would be nice….)
This is not so much a question for you but a question that I have been asking myself over the course of the last few weeks. I am so totally the grandma of paleo. I’ve been in this game for quite a while. Back when you could google the word “paleo” and come back with maybe 100 results and 95 of them being about dinosaurs. I’ve seen this “movement” morph into a giant. A big confusing giant at times with questions, programs, options, books by the gazillion, and more information than google can handle. Trust me, I called the google offices about this whole paleo thing and they have an entire department dedicated to figuring our communities crap out (I’m joking of course, but it’s a fun thought…)
Anyhow, I’ve been thinking about where I fit in currently with all of this madness, almost 6 years later, now that google gives us about 7,520,000 results. What is Everyday Paleo and who is Sarah Fragoso amongst all the good madness and the bad madness and as I chatted about my thoughts with Alexa, my dear friend and the wonderful lady that helps my whole operation keep on spinning here at Everyday Paleo, I realized that Sarah Fragoso and Everyday Paleo is exactly what it’s always been from the very beginning.