13 Confessions of a Paleo Blogger

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I cringed. I looked back on my day and a cold rush of shock, discomfort and embarrassment ran through my body: I’d taken my family to tea at Claridge’s Hotel, London. 

Oh, it was fancy, alright.

Lavish, ornate surroundings. Friendly but attentive, “nothing too much trouble” service. My kids had dusted off their ties, polished their shoes, checked their jackets still fitted them after the last wearing, precisely one year previously.

This was a chance to show them some luxury, teach some manners, create a vision. And for them to demonstrate some confidence in an (entirely) alien situation.

That’s what I told myself.

But was it paleo? Hell, no.

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Paleo Recipes: German Apple Pancakes

German Apple Pancakes

Flaky pastry, creamy custard, and fragrant cinnamon combine to creat the ultimate comfort food fix in this recipe contributed by George Bryant and Abel James. 

I’m thinking these fruity pancakes would be a great choice for a Valentine’s Day brunch. What do you think?

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Paleo Success Story: I Am Unstoppable!

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Two years ago, Stefano bloodwork results were through the roof, and the doctor told him to “DO SOMETHING NOW!”
 
Then last year, Stefano contacted me over Twitter. He was full of life, bursting with energy. He loves paleo, it has given him a new lease of life and he wants to tell the world! He even has his own newsletter he sends to family and friends. :-)
 
Read on to find out how he turned things around…
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Paleo Recipes: Crockpot Pulled Pork

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Another winning paleo recipe from George Bryant.

Abel James of the “Fat Burning Man Show” says this is the best pulled pork of his life – and who am I to disagree?

Don’t be fooled by the long list of ingredients -  the dish is as easy as it is delicious. I’ve made it many a time.

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6 Top Paleo Posts on Paleo/NonPaleo 2013

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It’s nearly here! A New Year!

And I can’t wait.

2013 was awesome…

Paleo/NonPaleo killed it traffic-wise, traffic doubled year on year.

My book, The Modern No-Nonsense Guide to Paleo, hit bestseller status in 24 hours.

Those of you graciously offering me your email addresses so I can send a newsie letter to you once a week tripled.

And I made some wonderful, heartfelt connections with my readers.

I can’t thank you enough for your support and am humbled by it.

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3 Tools To Make Sure You Save Money, Save Time, Stress Less in 2014

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The New Year, New You/Harvest Your Health book bundle ends today and I don’t want you to miss out on some fabulous juicy stuff that is contained within it.

I’ve read all the 50-odd books contained in this bundle and been reviewing my favorites. You can read my previous reviews by clicking on the links below:

Banish the Screaming Heartache of Acne and Live Your Best Life

4 Paleo Recipe E-Books to Get Your Tastebuds Going

Today it is the turn of tightwaddery, de-cluttering and gardening for newbies. I chose these because they are personally fascinating to me and because I think they are written to a very high standard. And as they cost cents in the dollar and just one of them will save you the price of the bundle, I wanted to let you know.

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4 Paleo Recipe E-Books to Get Your Tastebuds Going

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Hey, it’s book bundle time! This is a re-run of the bundle that happened last Fall so if you bought that, don’t buy it again. But if you’re new, you’re in for a treat! Everything you need to know is in this bundle. Deets at the bottom or click here.

I’m going to focus on the recipe books in this post. I’ve chosen my favorites, just a tiny selection of what you get in this bundle (I think the books alone work out at only 45 cents apiece) and written out a short review. (Remember, you get all 51 books in this bundle for the price. You can’t beat it for a deal!)

 

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Banish the Screaming Heartache of Acne and Live Your Best Life

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Tracy McCullough, author of Ultimate Secrets to Acne, is a brave woman.

Not only does she share her story. Not only does she offer up solutions. She posts her pictures.

I admire her. I’m not sure that I could have done that when I was visited by the acne monster.

That monstrosity stuck around for a decade, pre-internet, and with force, so I could relate to her words entirely. I remember like it was yesterday.

“Every day it was all I could think about. I ran to the mirror every chance I got, hoping maybe it was just a dream.”

As I read this book, I was transported back in time. To when I was fifteen. 

I didn’t talk to anyone until they talked to me. Even then I couldn’t make eye contact. I walked with my head down, staring at the floor. I hated leaving my room. 

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14 Guilt-Busting Tips For Avoiding The Shame of The Holidays

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Hey! We’re nearly there!

The holidays are upon us and it’s almost time to hunker down with family and friends for a time of communing and feasting.

Perhaps you’re already in the midst, downed a few, gained a few, and wondering what the heck the next few days are going to bring.

Yikes.

I’ve been doing this a few years now and I can tell you that, at the beginning, after decades of doing the holidays one way the idea of doing them differently was like a dream. Like watching a snow globe after you’ve given it a shake – nice and fuzzy and all, but not very likely. 

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Paleo Recipes: Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic “Mayo”

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I was so happy when I found sweet potato fries.

Now, occasionally, I can have a good dip and chomp and not sit there trying to distract myself while others around me are eating their french fries.

And now you too have the opportunity to have them at home with this fantastic recipe.

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