Everyday Paleo Book Update and Warm Roasted Beet, Kale, and Shrimp Salad

Currently, my entire life is revolving around the completion of the Everyday Paleo book – and I wanted to give you all an update!

First, I want to thank each of you so much for your continued support and kind comments: I wish I had time to personally respond to everyone so please know that this big THANK YOU goes to everyone who has posted who I have not yet had a chance to comment back to.  Your kind words are more motivating and appreciated than any of you could possibly imagine.

My book is nearing the final editing phase and although I do not have an exact release date as of yet, we are looking at late February or early March.  Here’s a quick preview of what you will find in the Everyday Paleo book:

“Getting Started Guide” for beginners which includes useful shopping and other tips that will be helpful for everyone – even experienced paleo folks!

A “What About” Section that answers many questions from “What About Yams” to “What About Cream for my coffee”

Section on the psychology of handling change.

Section on Getting the Family on Board

A “Paleo Relationship Section”

Kitchen Essentials guide

Survival Guide including eating out tips and much more.

A Section on Sleep, Stress, and how to survive in our crazy 21st century!

Over 100 recipes with full color photos!

An 80 page fitness section for you and the family, also with full color photos!

A 30 day Family Friendly Meal plan + 2 weeks worth of school lunch ideas.

And more…….

So, thank you for bearing with me as I have a lagged a bit between posts as I work to wrap up this labor of love.

Now, let’s talk food.

I made this salad for lunch today and wow, yum, so good – I can’t wait to hear what you all think!

Warm Roasted Beet, Kale & Shrimp Salad

Warm Roasted Beet, Kale & Shrimp Salad

 

Warm Roasted Beet, Kale & Shrimp Salad

1 lb medium cooked shrimp, tails removed and deveined

8 small beets, peeled, sliced and cubed

10 garlic cloves sliced in half lengthwise (less if you are not worried about vampires)

2 tablespoons coconut oil

2 bunches of kale, tough stems removed and diced

½ tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

Handful of crumbled pecans

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450.  In a glass baking dish toss together the cut up beets, garlic cloves, and coconut oil.  Bake for 35-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.  Remove the beets and garlic from the oven and pile the kale on top.  Put back in the oven for 10 minutes, stirring half way through the cooking time.  The kale will start to shrink down after that first 5 minutes, making it easier to stir.  While the kale and beets finish cooking, add the shrimp to a medium sized mixing bowl.  When the kale and beets are done, pour over the shrimp, add the balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper if you like, stir, top with crumbled pecans and eat!   Serves 2 adults and 1 child.

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Joyce says

    Thank you so much for the book update! Feb. or March is much better than the June date amazon is giving!

    I so look forward to your book. Although I have only been on the paleo diet for a short time, I feel better already. Keep up the great blog. I can’t wait for the book! Folks reading this, I suggest you pre-order. As a long-time amazon customer, I can tell you that when you pre-order new books you sometimes get them a few weeks earlier than the general public release date if early copies come in.

    If the book is as good as your blog, which I’m sure it will be…what a treat!

  2. Erin says

    I’m excited about trying this salad, as I have figured out cooking beets in the pressure cooker and my husband is in love with the fact that there is always shrimp in the house. Looks and sounds very yummy. I’m even more excited about the upcoming book (already ordered!) with the sneak peek you have given!

  3. Christine M. says

    Ooh, yummy. Too bad I used up my beets Monday and my shrimp tonight! I still have plenty of beet greens and kale, though!

  4. Joanne says

    Holy smokes that looks amazing can’t wait to add it to my menu next week! You make the whole change to Primal/Paleo easy!! THANK YOU!!!

    I am so excited for you book to come out. I didn’t realize it was more than just a cookbook. It will be so nice to have the Paleo perspective from a women and a mom!! Its just what I need!

  5. says

    I love the dish! I am excited about your book, and this is the first time that I have read about it!
    Beets are great this time of year, as they give a warm, earthy feeling that is just money in the cold winter months. I have to watch my intake of them though, being a diabetic and all!

  6. says

    Really looking forward to this; we have a baby on the way in May so I’m looking forward to raising him/her in a paleo manner and hopefully avoiding the many health pitfalls that plague young people today.

    Will there be a Kindle version do you know? I pre-ordered the print edition, but a portable version would be key.

    Regards

    Stephen

    • Sarah says

      Hi Stephen! I’m not sure yet about a Kindle version but once I find out from my publisher I’ll make an announcement! Thank you!!

    • Sarah says

      Hi Joe,
      Not sure yet on the Kindle edition but I have been getting tons of requests for that so I’ll keep passing that message on to my publisher!

  7. jared says

    Wow, I just found your blog today and as an aspiring paleo, your suggestions, recipes and take on the whole thing is really well laid out and I will be checking your blog regularly.
    Gracias, and good luck on the book!

  8. says

    I just wanted to say thank you for nbeing such an inspiration. Your success and persistence has really helped me realize that eating & cooking a paleo diet is not only possible, but delicious and fun! I can’t thank you enough for how that has empowered me. I recently went public with my food logs on my blog http://www.catherinewalkerhart.blogspot.com and I know some of your recipes will show up on there! So thanks! Can’t wait for the book :)

  9. says

    Can’t wait for the book!!!
    Your website is my daily night inspiration, when I feel like caving and eating a big loaf of bread.
    Your food photos keep me going, and keep me excited to try new food combinations.

  10. Karen says

    Sarah, I have been following your site for a number of months and I have to tell you – everything I have made following your recipes is AMAZING. I have tried to “go paleo” a few times and have not been successful, but your site makes it so much easier to follow the paleo lifestyle. From the tips you give to the recipes you share (all delicious) I’m hooked. I am literally counting down the days until the book is available. My husband is even hooked (not an easy task). Thank you, thank you.

  11. CNYmicaa says

    The pictures look like there is more than beets and garlic being roasted?!?! Is there some squash in there??? Something yellowish

    • Sarah says

      Hi CNYmicaa!! I forgot to mention – I also used some yellow beets!! I got the beets from my CSA and they had both red and yellow beets but they both taste the same!

  12. Becky says

    Hi Sarah,

    I just made this tonight for dinner. I was a little apprehensive because of the shrimp and the beets. But boy did I ever like it!!! Thanks so much for posting this. I am going to share this link on FB for my friends to try!!

    I’m not sure whether I got the proportions right. Next time you make it would you you post either the pounds of beets or how many cups it was cut up? Also the amount of kalewas in question: I think my bunches were very small this time. It was good even if I didn’t get the proportions right!!

    Thanks Sarah

  13. Jessica W. says

    Hi Sarah,

    Thank you so much for all you do on this website–it is such a fantastic resource! I am also a mother of 3 and my entire family has benefited from the recipes and posts on this site. Their current favorite is your meatloaf! I add a few bacon slices on top and they hands down say it is their favorite thing I cook:) We are very excited about your book! Will the recipes be all-new or a combination of new and those on the website? Truly, thanks again for the time and effort you put into this site. It is a daily read for me–and I am grateful it’s here.

    • Sarah says

      Hi Jessica! Thanks so much for your comment, hands down my meatloaf is my kids favorite also! They ask for it all the time. : ) The recipes in my book will be a combination of new recipes and old favorites from my blog. : )

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