4 Valid Criticisms of the Paleo Diet

If 2013 was the year of paleo going mainstream, then it looks like 2014 may be the year the mainstream starts fighting back with criticisms of the paleo diet.  First, US News and World Report released its annual rankings of the best diets of the year with
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1 Year Ago Today… My Journey to Healing Crohn’s Disease With Food

January 22 is like a second birthday for me. One year ago today, on January 22, 2013, I made the life-changing decision to take a shot at healing myself and managing Crohn’s disease through diet. I had read the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall

Easy Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche

Yet another winter storm and “polar vortex” is headed our way, so I’m dreaming of summer and tropical vacations! This recipe for a very simple shrimp and avocado ceviche is my answer to that longing. It literally took 5 minutes to throw together and except for the

Italian Stuffed Leg of Lamb Roast (Grain & Dairy Free)

I was raised on a mostly meat and potatoes diet, but lamb wasn’t one of the meats in the rotation. It wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I first tried lamb and I must admit it wasn’t love at first bite. For the next 15

6 Secrets to Simply Perfect Roast Chicken

Whole perfect roast chicken is a paradox, isn’t it? It looks impressive and intimidates cooking newbies. If done correctly it tastes amazing, yet it couldn’t be easier to prepare – just a tiny bit of prepping and then you stick it in the oven and ignore it.

Nourishing Chicken Liver Spread (Dairy Free)

Yes, it’s chicken liver “spread.” It isn’t pate or mousse or even pretending to be, just its less fancy country cousin. But it is super nourishing and my recipe is even casein free (and can be made completely dairy free if you don’t want to use ghee).

My Real Food Heroes: Joel Salatin

My life was quite literally falling apart in the spring of 2007. I was newly married and very much in love, but our fairy tale life had become a nightmare after I underwent bowel surgery for Crohn’s disease. Instead of the simple recovery and return to normal

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and Roasted Vegetables

In theory, I love slow cooker recipes. Fix and forget, right? In reality, I am usually disappointed in the results. The meat is bland, the vegetables mushy, and the whole thing watery. But this recipe for slow cooker pulled pork and roasted vegetables changes all of that.

Book Review: Squeaky Clean Paleo

Are you new to paleo or doing a Whole30? Do you want to cut sugar cravings? Get your nutrition on track? Perhaps you are like me and have been doing paleo for a while but need a nutritional reset after indulging in treats more than you should

Giveaway: Celebrating 1000 Fans on Facebook!

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Liz L. Thanks to all for entering! When I started this blog just five months ago I didn’t know if anyone would read it outside my immediate family and close friends. But I thought that if I could help just one person