My Thoughts Archive

Book Review: The Kitchen Ecosystem

Delightfully unique. That is my two word description of The Kitchen Ecosystem by Eugenia Bone. Unlike most cookbooks that organize recipes into courses or categories, or reference cookbooks that simply group by key ingredient, this book teaches you how to approach cooking and eating as an interconnected system.

Clostridium Difficile: A Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Success Story

Regular readers of this blog and followers on social media know that I was diagnosed with an intestinal infection due to clostridium difficile (commonly known as “c. diff“) about four months ago. In my last post, I shared the treatment up to that point and that the next

Creamy Coconut Chocolate Chip Macaroons and a review of Real Life Paleo

Before I tell you how much I love Real Life Paleo, the new book from Stacy Toth and Matthew McCary (also known as the Paleo Parents), I have to gush about these egg free macaroons. They are every thing you want in a paleo treat: easy to

Zesty Crab Cakes from Mediterranean Paleo Cooking, Review and Giveaway!

Every now and then, a cookbook comes along that changes everything you think you know about its particular niche. It presents something in a totally new way or it opens doors of a cuisine to a new audience. Mediterranean Paleo Cooking by popular blogger Caitlin Weeks, her chef husband

Book Review: Meat and Potatoes

Have you heard? Potatoes are totally paleo now! So when I saw this new cookbook titled “Meat and Potatoes,” I knew I had to check it out. Potatoes are a key part of my personalized paleo diet, especially since discovering that I really feel my best when

Book Review & Giveaway: Paleo To Go

UPDATE: Congratulations Michelle T. – you are the winner! Check your email and confirm your address. In a perfect “paleo” world, we would cook and eat all of our meals at home, preparing them exclusively from local, organic, ethically sourced whole foods. But I don’t live in

My latest health challenge: Clostridium difficile infection

This is not a fun post to write. I have mentioned that I’m being treated for a recurrent clostridium difficile on social media a couple times, but mostly I’ve kept this latest health challenge to myself. If you know anything about the symptoms of a c diff

GIVEAWAY! Win an autographed copy of The Paleo Approach Cookbook

UPDATE: Congratulations Dorca M.! Please check your email and reply with your mailing address. The Paleo Approach Cookbook, companion to Sarah Ballantyne’s ground breaking book The Paleo Approach, is releasing this week and I am excited to be able to offer a special autographed copy to one

My Visit to Polyface Farm

“The chickens keep the earth from getting indigestion,” explained Joel Salatin on our first stop of the hay wagon tour of Polyface Farm. “Excuse me,” asked someone a beat later. “Did you say the earth gets indigestion?” “Indeed it does!” Salatin boomed back with his trademark enthusiasm

Har Gow-Inspired Shrimp Balls – A Sneak Preview Recipe from The Paleo Approach

This is it! The Paleo Approach Cookbook: A Detailed Guide to Heal Your Body and Nourish Your Soul by Sarah Ballantyne (also known as The Paleo Mom) is finally in print! I was so excited to get a review copy this week and start cooking from it immediately.
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