Smokey Roast

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A nice beef roast is something I crave in the fall or winter months but I had a big ol’ grass fed chuck roast that was asking to be made; so I made it.  I wanted to try something different then the standard roast in the oven or slow cooker so after being inspired by watching a recent Food Network show called Chopped, when one of the contestants rolled a giant elk tenderloin in a coffee spice mixture, I decided to make my own version and try it on our roast.  The results?  So good, beyond description really, you’ll just have to try it for yourself and let me know what you think! [Read more...]

Answering Questions with Robb & Andy of The Paleo Solution and a recipe…

Creamy Tomato Soup

Hello dear friends!  I made a guest appearance on The Paleo Solution Podcast over the weekend with Robb Wolf and Andy Deas.  I had such an awesome time answering listeners questions so if you have a chance, check it out here.  My time with Robb and Andy is a preview of sorts of what topics and questions I will be answering during my future podcasts with Chrissy Gower of Growing Up Paleo. [Read more...]

2 for 1 Meal!

Chicken Soup!!

Here’s a fun food project for the weekend that’s sure to get you ready for the busy week ahead!

On Saturday make an Easy and Amazing Roasted Chicken and eat it!  Do NOT throw out the carcass or the juices from the roasting pan!!

On Sunday, put the chicken carcass and the pan drippings into a large soup pot. [Read more...]

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

Warm Roasted Beet, Kale & 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 [Read more...]

Eating out and a side dish recipe…

Sharing a Coconut

As a general rule, our family does not eat out during the week.  Establishing this family “rule” has helped in many ways.  We save money, we spend more time together at the table than time at a busy restaurant waiting for a table, and we eat healthier.  On the weekends we will sometimes eat out once or twice and we have found a couple of places in our little town that really work for us. [Read more...]

What are YOU chasing – and of course a recipe…

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I used to go to the gym with a mission.  A mission to fall on the ground in a heap, to crawl out of there with every muscle twitching, every fiber burning, every breath feeling like my last one, but it was a victorious feeling because I DID IT.  Then, I hit a big fat ugly wall and my entire life changed.  I will not bore you with the details but I went very quickly from being all or nothing – not only in life but in the gym – to barely being able to drag my tired, sorry, over-trained, under-slept, stressed out body out of bed.   [Read more...]

Cabbage Roll Cooking Demo and Making Choices!

Cabbage Rolls

I remember when I first heard about the paleo diet and immediately I began thinking up a hundred excuses as to why I couldn’t eat paleo. My biggest excuse; I assumed that I simply did not have the time. In reality I did not yet have the DESIRE TO CHANGE. It took hitting my own personal rock bottom of being unhealthy in order to decide that I could “fit in” a healthy paleo lifestyle. [Read more...]