Eno Ristorante Video and a Sneak Peak Recipe from Everyday Paleo Around the World, Italian Cuisine!!

pumpkin cream with prawns

I’m finally back with more Italy posts!  I’ve been working like crazy to get the book finished, which has delayed the writing of these posts about our trip, but now we are back on track and I’m excited to share with you this video and recipe! What you are about to watch is highlights of our first stop on the amazing Island of Sardinia where I was able to cook with Chef Davide at Ristoranti Eno.  The food was fabulous during this leg or our journey and one of the best things about our visit to Sardinia, was our amazing guide Marcello who you will meet once you read the book.  After you watch the video, scroll down to find a sneak peak recipe from the book; a dish inspired by Chef Davide.  Everyday Paleo Around the World Italian Cuisine is available now for pre-order on Amazon and will be released July 24th.  The food is literally out of this world…. As always, enjoy!!

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An Intro to the Beautiful Marche!!

Marche intro photo

As many of you know, my family and I are traveling through Italy, soaking up the culture and cooking our way through several different regions of this spectacular country.  We started our journey first in Bologna and moved on from there to Pesaro. All last week we were staying near the Adriatic Sea, in the region known as Le Marche.  Il Pignocco was our home base; a magical, fairytale location perched on top of a hill overlooking Pesaro.  The charming Il Pignocco is an old Italian farmhouse dating back to the 18th century that has been restored into a beautiful holiday house that is perfectly located – hidden away – and a beautiful place that we would have been happy to stay forever.  Everyday if I could, you would find me resting under the ancient olive trees and listening to the birds sing, but as always, real life intercepts my fantasies…

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Video Recap of Bologna Cooking School


Here’s a quick video recap of my experience at Bologna Cooking School with Big Carlo!  I owe a huge amount of gratitude to Carlo, Luciana, and Gabriela for welcoming us and accommodating our requests for a personalized gluten free cooking lesson as well as Carlo’s permission to use and tweak his recipes to make them paleo.

We are currently spending the week in the beautiful Marche region of Italy where I have been continuing my culinary exploration of Italy. More stories, pictures and videos coming soon so please stay tuned!

I hope you enjoy!


Video and photography by Damon Meledones.

Everyday Paleo Around the World!!


We have started a new chapter to our lives.  An adventure. A Change. I am already changed.  It’s that feeling you get when you look around you and you know that things are different. Life is different. The very blood that flows through my veins has new life, new passion, a new vibrancy.  I can’t quite explain it exactly but my perspective is already shifting and I’m not sure how I’ll be at the end of this journey, how my kids will be, how my relationship with John will be; but all will be good.  That I know for sure…

John and I have had a dream for quite sometime to travel the world while our kids are still young.  To learn, explore, eat, share, grow, dream, marvel, cry, laugh, and love without abandon and yet with a purpose!  This is a big big world that we live in and we want to see it.  We have had to give up a lot to make this dream a reality but it’s happening, and we want to bring you along for the ride.  Our first stop is Italy.  We have been here now for almost 3 days and I’m just coherent enough to write my first blog post.  Rowan was still up in the night from around 2:30 – 6:00am.  His little body slowly adjusting to a 9 hour time difference.  The first night we were here he fell asleep around 2:00am eating beef jerky, snuggled in my arms, soft little hair tickling my face, far from home but yet in a warm familiar place.  My kids are troopers, travelers adjusting well and they have pilgram hearts like we do and are as eager as we are to experience our adventures.  They have zero inhibitions and I’m learning from them to be brave and look around with eyes wide open and experience it all. Jaden’s first bite of real authentic Italian food made him beam and grin from ear to ear – with sounds of amazement – that the sausage is delicious and the seafood arrives with shrimp heads still attached and olive oil that is green with goodness…

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