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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

What Paleo Means to Me: A Gutsy Living Manifesto

It seems that the more mainstream “being paleo” becomes, it is less clear exactly what that means. Hang out on any Facebook page, Instagram feed, or other social media outlet with the paleo label and you’ll quickly find someone either asking for clarification on the rules or getting

Healthy Paleo Travel Habits: Living with an Autoimmune Disease

Things have been pretty quiet around here lately because my “real” life has been extra busy and I’ve spent much of the past month on the road for business and pleasure, doing my best to stay on my healing path. I’ve been eating some form of a

Book Review: Against the Grain

Everyone knows that the frozen pizza from Against the Grain Gourmet is not only the best gluten-free pizza anywhere, but one of the best frozen pizzas period (gluten-free or otherwise!). So I was very excited when I heard that Nancy Cain, the owner of Against the Grain

Creamy Artichoke Dip from Nourish: The Paleo Healing Cookbook (AIP)

UPDATE: Congratulations Melissa W. – You are the winner of the cookbook giveaway! Creamy artichoke spinach dip that is paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) compliant and yet tastes just a luscious as the dairy and mayonnaise filled original? Sounds like a fantasy, but thanks to the brilliant skills

Review of Thrive Market: Is it worth the membership cost?

A few months ago there was a flurry of emails and social media chatter going around about Thrive Market, a new business that was a cross between Whole Foods and Costco – meaning that you could get organic, real food at wholesale prices. I am always looking

Paleo Crab Bisque from He Won’t Know It’s Paleo

She’s been called the “Paula Deen of the AIP community” and this paleo crab bisque is a great example of why! This recipe is from the brand new cookbook by Bre’anna Emmit, He Won’t Know It’s Paleo. It is creamy, comforting, and delicious… but also good for