Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods

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QEPCF-final-cover-242x300Julie and Charles Mayfield, authors of Paleo Comfort Foods have knocked another one out of the park with their latest contribution to our wonderful community; Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods.  Why do you need another paleo cookbook?  Because this one was designed with the busy person in mind and the huge majority of recipes require 30 minutes or less total prep time.  If saving time is not a regular consideration for you, you are a rare individual, but I can promise you that you will still thoroughly enjoy this book.

After an excellent forward by Robb Wolf, the book opens with a brief introduction followed by a solid definition of paleo, some resources for learning the ropes, and helpful tips in the kitchen.  It’s all business from there.

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Busy Family Life, Summer Days, and Packing Paleo for Sports Tournaments!

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*Note from Sarah: This latest post comes from Dana; our Director of Operations who is also a Baseball Mom Extraordinaire!  Dana has food prep for her family down to a science and this summer she’s been traveling on the weekends to  baseball tournaments for her two boys; which means preparing and planning ahead! In this post Dana explains how her quick and easy food prep is not only setting her family up for healthy meals while away on the weekends, but also saves big money while they travel.  May this post help and inspire your family!

Busy Family Life, Summer Days, and Packing Paleo for Sports Tournaments!

Here I am, sipping coffee while grilling burgers and flank steak at 9am on a Saturday morning, as well as packing the cooler as we head out to yet another baseball tournament! While it’s possible to eat out successfully as a Paleo family, it’s certainly not something we want to do 2-3 times a day while traveling. Why? Not only is restaurant food inundated with unhealthy oils and hidden, unwanted ingredients; it’s just plain expensive.  So here are some ways we feed our busy family daily and also how we pack our cooler for baseball tournaments.   [Read more...]

Homemade Lotion Bar Recipe: All Natural and Easy to Make

Homemade Lotion Bar Recipes- all natural and made with simple ingredients

Note from Sarah: Wellness Mama is back with another wonderful post!  Be sure to visit Katie over at her wonderful blog as well!

Lotion bars are one of my favorite natural recipes to make for my own family and for gifts. They are extremely moisturizing and last longer than traditional lotion. They don’t contain any liquid so there is no tricky emulsifying and they are much more nourishing to the skin than traditional lotions.

Lotion bars are also very easy to customize to your own preference and can be used on babies and children. They have a natural SPF of about 5 which makes them ideal for outdoor workouts, hiking, or other activities where you want mild sun protection without the chemicals.

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A Paleo Picnic

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One of our favorite summer time activities as a family is to spend the day under a giant oak tree at one of our local parks with a giant paleo picnic.  It get’s really darn hot here in Chico but we have tons of trees and shade so often the best reprieve from the Chico heat is to find the coolest spot in the grass with some yummy paleo eats.

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Get Some Sleep

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*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.

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Paleo Talk Episode 24

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Hello readers and listeners. It has been a long LONG time since the three of us have been in the same room to record one of these things. For episode 24, we simply go over what we have been up to for the past 5 months. Playing a little catch-up and keeping it light. It’s good to (hopefully) be back. Send in those questions and comments and you’ll be hearing from us again real soon.

http://everydaypaleo.com/podcasts/ep24.mp3

You are Cordially Invited! Primal Chef Banquet in Seattle, WA on May 20!

I am super excited that I will be participating in the next episode of Primal Chef!  For those of you who have not yet had the chance to watch the first episode of Primal Chef, the show is an exciting head-to-head cooking competition, Paleo-style!  Click here to watch a trailer from episode 1, featuring Robb Wolf. For episode 2, I’m honored to have been asked to judge and to possibly compete!!

To wrap up the weekend in Seattle, on Sunday May 20 at 5:00p.m., there will be a catered banquet that is open to the public.  During the banquet there will be entertainment, speakers (myself included), and prizes.  For more details and to register, please click here. I hope to see you there!