I’ve been working like a mad woman. Like a passionate, excited, I can’t wait to share this with the world mad woman!! My first book, Everyday Paleo, was my baby and I’m still humbled, honored, and blown away by the response and continued support of what is now a national best seller!!!
Last week I received a beautiful bunch of fresh basil from my CSA and I wanted to do something with it immediately. The fragrance that filled the car on our way home from the farm was enough to convince me that something with fresh basil had to be made that very evening. I also happened to have a good amount of fresh pasture raised pork in my freezer thanks to our friends here locally who raise happy hogs. Below is what I made with our yummy pork and fresh basil.
*Note from Sarah: Our very own Jason Seib is back with an awesome article on the importance of getting your snooze on. Thanks Jason!
We have talked about sleep here before, but it bears repeating. There is no factor necessary for health and fitness more underestimated than sleep. For the vast majority of our time on this planet there were very few reasons to stay up late at night. Productivity was not really an option after the sun went down. It was also not an option to frivolously burn up all your firewood until you clear-cut the forest for miles so you can stay up late and… well, I can’t imagine what we might have done after dark before Facebook and American Idol. The average hunter gatherer probably got more than nine hours of sleep per night. Indigenous people in equatorial regions, where our species got started, experience roughly the same day and night length throughout the year, and while they may not remain asleep for the entire 12 hours of night, they tend to accumulate more nighttime sleep than we do. Napping is also a much more common practice, with a bit of dozing off during the hottest hours of the day as usual practice.
Over the years, lifting weights along with eating paleo have changed my life for the better in more ways than I can describe in one simple blog post. In my book, Everyday Paleo, I describe in detail my journey that led me to living a paleo lifestyle and how my own health and the health of my family improved drastically due to some major lifestyle changes. Consequently I love to write articles on this blog which focus primarily on paleo nutrition, lifestyle, recipes, how to feed a family paleo, and now and then you will find articles that also touch on fitness, mainly thanks to contributions by co-owner of EPLifeFit.com, our very own; Jason Seib.
Wow -tomorrow, February 14th, is the official release of my new storybook, Paleo Pals: Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship and also the last day to enter to win one of our final giveaways!! I have just received notification from Lodge Cast Iron that they will also be donating to the final prizes and in addition to the following list of prizes, one lucky winner will receive a free skillet from my favorite cast iron brand!!! Thank you all so much for your support of this book, and I hope it’s a helpful addition for your family.
Dancing with the Devil
Oh no, just when I think I have it figured out, those gooey, milk chocolate, melt in your mouth, sweet yolk filled eggs appear. Just when I think I have a handle on things, happily skipping through the grocery store, fruits, veggies and lean protein in hand. I stop in my tracks, and, what do I see peering at me across the way. When did they get here?
I happen to receive about 10 million emails a day and I really do try to get through all of them but honestly it would be impossible for me to reply personally to each one, otherwise emailing people would be all that I do. However, from time to time, people are persistent or the timing is right and I read an email that grabs me, yanks me in, and doesn’t let me go. That was the case with a recent email sent to me by Travis Martinez, owner of TX Bar Organics.