Dana’s Paleo Journey: Unexpected Life-Altering Results!

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*Note from Sarah: This latest post comes from Dana, our EP Director of Operations and my Personal Lifesaver.  Dana’s Paleo journey has evolved in so many ways over the last 1 1/2 years… Today’s post is a snapshot of her journey,  and  I’m sure that her story will inspire you to start and/or continue on your healthy path! 

Dana’s Paleo Journey: Unexpected Life-Altering Results!

We often read stories from people who started eating paleo for very specific reasons; autoimmune issues, life threatening illnesses, serious medical problems, etc. What isn’t often talked about is the folks who hear about paleo and decide NOT to give it a shot simply because they think, “Hey, I’m not sick, why should I change how I eat?”  I happened to be one of those people and not until I wanted to change the way that I looked did I give paleo a shot; consequently stepping into a journey that would change my life forever.

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Persimmon Love…

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First, I am so excited and thrilled that the Everyday Paleo book is nearing completion and I want to thank you all for your continued support and for your kind comments! Your feedback continues to motivate and encourage me to keep this think going.  Thank you so much!

Now – FOOD! [Read more...]

A Day in the Life

Hangin' with the Boys!

I thought I would start this post by sharing a fun picture of the Fragoso family hanging out together….. [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipes and Everyday Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cooking Demo!

Thanksgiving Dinner – Paleo Style!!

My family all pitched in yesterday and we created an amazing holiday feast. We ate a lot, laughed a lot, and stayed up way too late on a school night; but it was well worth it. We even managed to throw together a cooking demo for my Everyday Paleo Pumpkin Pie which we all had way too much fun filming, probably because of how blurry eyed and tired we were at that point!  As far as the meal was concerned, I personally am proud of how the stuffing turned out, and I am now forever in love with Prosciutto Wrapped Pears…  Jaden’s favorite was the Broccoli Casserole, and Rowan ate a pound of turkey before it even made it to his plate! [Read more...]

Southern Style Collard Greens

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This week in my CSA box from the farm co-op I belong to I received a TON (well about 2 lbs actually) of collard greens.  I also happened to have a giant ham hock in my freezer – the last remaining piece of the recent 1/2 a hog that we purchased from our favorite local pig farmers.  I have been wondering what the heck to do with the ham hock, and now that I had a bountiful amount of collards – I was suddenly inspired – Southern Style Collard Greens!  This is a dish I remember having as a child when we took a trip in a rented motor home and traveled from CA to New York, stopping at various states across the way. [Read more...]

Cooking Demo – Name That Recipe!! (Ground Lamb and Pumpkin)

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In this demo I made ground lamb and pressure cooked pumpkin.  I could not come up with a name for this dish so if any of you have suggestions, post your recipe name ideas to comments and I’ll let my boys pick the winner! [Read more...]

More School Lunch Ideas and a Couple of Cool Cave Girls

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If you haven’t already, you must pay a visit to these two cool cave girls at Cave Girl Cafe!  They are offering up paleo/gluten free themed greeting cards (I LOVE the bacon heart card) as well as coffee and travel mugs.  I’ve attached pics of the samples that they so graciously sent to me, but you can see what they offer for yourself at their website!  With the holidays fast approaching, why not send your greetings to friends and loved ones with a Paleo themed card and some awesome, sustainably sourced coffee!!  Thanks Cave Girls!!

Also, I have attached a few pictures of Jaden’s new environmentally friendly lunch box with more lunch ideas included.   [Read more...]