Video Tour of Osteria Del Parco with Chef Samuele

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I’m truly glad to be back home, but a rather large part of my heart will always remain in Italy. I still have SO much to share with all of you so please hang in there with me while we continue to sort through photos and edit video and I’ll continue to post stories and videos of our amazing journey.  I’m also starting work on my next cookbook which will be the first of many for an international paleo cookbook series! The first book will of course be all about Italy with accompanying recipes; all paleo but as authentic as possible!!!  I’m so excited to expand our paleo lifestyle into international travel and cuisine – we are learning about life from others who truly know how to live it and now we can share it with you and my heart is truly bursting with joy, excitement and anticipation…  Our lives are forever changed, we’ve had to make huge changes on the home front in order to make this all happen, but life is so darn short, and it’s worth the risk, worth the fear, worth the craziness with kids and family, worth putting it “all on hold” in order to dive head first into really living…

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The Skinny on Fruit

*Note from Sarah: Jason Seib is back with another informative article! Be sure to visit Jason over at his Facebook page and at Everyday Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness!  Thank you Jason

Fruit is not inherently bad, there are just some things you need to know.  Fructose, a primary sugar in fruit, is not quite as user-friendly in the human body as glucose. It is easily stored as fat and can be problematic for the liver. In fact, high fructose corn syrup has basically the same effect on the liver as the ethanol alcohol found in your favorite adult beverage.  In nature, however, we find fructose present with fiber which slows its absorption and eases the load on the liver, making it less problematic to consume, but still quite easy to store.

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My Arugula Obsession…

I am mildly obsessed with arugula so I will hammer my love of arugula home with one and final arugula recipe – for a while anyway.  This salad has similar components to my favorite “go to” chicken salad but with the yummy smokey addition of arugula and a few other ingredients. [Read more…]