My Thoughts Archive

My Favorite Paleo Things of 2015

It’s almost time to turn the page on another year! 2015 was a great year to “be paleo” – in large part because the definition of what that means is evolving with the times and no longer focuses on a strict list of yes and no foods

My Favorite Cookbooks for the Paleo Lifestyle 2015 – GIVEAWAY!

The days of the “paleo diet” being all about quick weight loss are long over and this collection of my favorite paleo cookbooks for 2015 reflect that! Today, people all over the world have discovered that eating more nutrient dense real foods while limiting the amount of inflammatory

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Cinnamon – from The Healing Kitchen

This recipe for roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and cinnamon from the new book The Healing Kitchen is guaranteed to change your view of the seasonal vegetable that everyone seems to either love or hate. I’m one of the members of the former camp, but this way of

IBD Awareness Week: Celebrating 20 Years of Living with Crohn’s Disease

The first week in December is IBD Awareness Week and this year I am celebrating the fact that I have lived with Crohn’s disease for 20 years now. Yes, you read that correctly. I am CELEBRATING. Usually disease awareness campaigns are all about making people who don’t

Crohn’s Disease and Diet: Elimination and Reintroduction

What is the best diet for people with Crohn’s disease? That is a trick question, because there is no one answer. The best diet is the one that works for that person, at least until science catches up and figures out exactly what causes inflammatory bowel diseases

Coffee and Crohn’s Disease: 5 Reasons to Ditch Your Coffee Habit

Should you drink coffee if you have Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or another inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? I confess, I am a coffee lover who has never been able to give up the habit completely – despite having made big announcements to the contrary! I have successfully

Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Pulled Pork from Down South Paleo

The caption for the above picture should be “get into my belly now.” These paleo pulled pork sliders from the brand new cookbook Down South Paleo are absolutely as good as they look! You definitely want this recipe and I’m thrilled that Jennifer Robins, the author and powerhouse behind

Highlights from the second year of Gutsy By Nature and a GIVEAWAY!

I can’t believe it, but Gutsy By Nature is TWO YEARS old today and I want to celebrate completing my second year of blogging with you – my loyal readers – by sharing some of my favorite recipes and by offering you a chance to win a special

Cauliflower Pork Fried Rice from One-Pot Paleo

My midwestern relatives have one-pot cooking down to a science with their casseroles, hot dishes, and stews – but what about one-pot paleo cooking? This new cookbook from Jenny Castaneda proves that it can be done deliciously, even while sticking to a whole and real food diet free

Tom Kha Gai (with AIP Modifications) and a review of Paleo Takeout

I could sum up the review of Russ Crandall’s new cookbook, Paleo Takeout, in just three words: BUY IT NOW. You could just quit reading now and jump over to Amazon and order your copy… but first take a second to scroll to the end of this post and
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