Vintage Chicken Soup for the Paleo Soul

It was one of those days. Coupled with the fact that there was also a--let’s just say--“vintage” whole chicken at the back of the freezer that needed to go. Plus, I was just hankering for some really comforting, lifeforce, restorative chicken broth. I don’t make chicken soup that often. Mostly...

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Eating Clean on the Run

Travel, road trips and vacation can be difficult when you’re eating clean, but it doesn’t have to be. Most of our travel is for bike races. We are fortunate enough to have a VW Eurovan that allows us to cook on the go and keep quite a bit of food...

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Gyro Your Own Way

This recipe for Gyro Meatballs from Paleo Cupboard, is one of the few recipes I follow to the “T” regularly. The flavor is incredible, it always turns out, and I always feel like I’m eating out when I make this for dinner.  Last night, I was out of a few...

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Five new rules to save you time in the kitchen - my version of batch cooking

Five New Rules to Save You Time in the Kitchen - My Version of Batch Cooking  There are a lot of great posts on being more efficient in the kitchen. Like this one. And this one. I’ve even posted about how I batch cooked on vacation! I’m sure you have...

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Fueling Rebecca's Private Idaho

One of the beautiful things about a high-fat, low-carb diet is that race day fueling becomes much less important. Even the leanest of racers has tens of thousands of fat calories onboard, so why not use them? On Sunday, I’ll be racing Rebecca’s Private Idaho, a 90-mile gravel grinder with...

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Sensing a theme

I’ve been knee-deep in client food diaries all summer. It’s the most interesting, frustrating and inspiring thing about my job. On one hand, I get a sneak peak into the lives of hard-working people trying to do the best they can to feed themselves and their families. On the other...

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Nutrient density

Nutrient density is a phrase that Julie and I use all the time. I think I originally heard it from Sarah Ballantyne. But yesterday at AHS 14, Paul Jaminet clarified nutrient density in a way that resonated with me. Nutrient dense foods contain few macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein and fat) but numerous micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber)....

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How to Transition to a Paleo Diet

In the last couple years, I’ve been coaching friends, family and complete strangers to transition from the Standard American Diet (SAD) to an ancestral way of eating real food called Paleo.  Simply put, it’s organic food without a bar code.  Emphasis is on:  organic vegetables; clean, pastured meat from animals...

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Fancy Rock Cod in less than 20 minutes

  I think it’s been too long since I posted a quick and easy meal. So here we go! Fancy Rock Cod in under twenty minutes. First I got the fish seasoned and left it to marinate while I prepared everything else. I just topped it with some fresh chopped...

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Spreading the Good Word: Part One

Our quest to spread the good word about Nourish Balance Thrive is under way! We held our first Paleo cooking demo and Healthy Hormones seminar the other night, and it was a great success. We were lucky enough to work in the awesome community kitchen space at New Leaf Community Market, in...

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Leg of Lamb for a Crowd

  It was Easter weekend and also Julie’s birthday - a full house.  Needed a fast, uncomplicated feast for a big family:  Whole Roasted Leg of Lamb was a great choice!  It’s economical and feeds a crowd!  It looks like you fussed, but it’s very simple.   I bought a...

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A little liver love

Liver. I'm going to hide it in the recipe, so I'm not going to hide it here too. At some point you need to face it, and learn to eat it. I know for some people 'offal' is actually a four letter word, but there are so many reasons it's...

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