Dec 11, 2013
It’s no secret that I think Michelle Tam, a.k.a. Nom Nom Paleo, is the cat’s pajamas. We’ve been friends for years now, but we “met” under somewhat odd circumstances. Way back in 2010, when I first started thinking about my first cookbook, I thought I would call it “Paleo Nom Nom.” While doing an internet search to make sure that was a good idea, I found myself...
Dec 10, 2013
My favorite part of the holidays is making festive food and joyously eating it with the people I love. And that hasn’t changed since I adopted this dino-chow lifestyle. If anything, it’s become an even more celebratory part of my life.
If there’s a motto for my blog and cookbooks, it’s this: Preparing quality food is among the most caring things we can do for ourselve and the...
Dec 9, 2013
Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting with Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites and Liz Wolfe of Cave Girl Eats for their Balanced Bites Podcast. We covered all the really important stuff: attack goats, writers’ tricks, my J.Lo. problem, and kitchen secrets. It was a really fun time, and I’m so grateful to both those lovely ladies for having me on their show.
Listen to the Balanced Bites...
Dec 7, 2013
Austin was delightfully chilly today — my perfect weather, really: a little blustery and nippy enough that a stroll outdoors is refreshing and relaxing inside is cozy. We spent the afternoon at Serve Gourmet, eating food from Well Fed and Well Fed 2 — that I didn’t have to make! — and meeting lovely paleo people. Take a look.
Numero uno awesome thing about today: this sign outside the store....
Dec 5, 2013
Well, this is super fun!
We just found out that Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat was named the Best Designed Book in the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Indie Books. The competition was sponsored by Shelf Unbound, a digital magazine that reviews independently published books, and Half Price Books (a.k.a., my favorite place to kill an afternoon).
Here’s the spread...
Dec 5, 2013
I la-la-love pink grapefruit, and the Thai Pink Grapefruit Salad from Well Fed 2 is a both unexpected (dried shrimp! coconut! lime!) and delicious. The combo of sweet, salty, cool, and creamy is irresistible — as is pink grapefruit all on its own.
We’re coming into grapefruit season now, so put away those shameful serrated grapefruit spoons and take a look at this technique I learned from my dad...
Dec 3, 2013
In my quest for lean superhero-ness, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy stuff and work on skills a few times a week. I’m currently following a training program put together by Mark Schneider of The Movement Minneapolis, and I’m loving the new moves.
(If you’re new to strength training, here’s a great overview of what all the lingo below...
Dec 2, 2013
You guys! It’s getting exciting around here! Right now, it’s 80 degrees and I’m wearing a tank top — which might sound really great to some of you, but for me — born and raised in Pennsylvania where it’s supposed to be chilly this time of year — it’s very disappointing.
But rejoice! According to the weather forecast, Saturday is going to be cold (45F) with maybe some...
Dec 2, 2013
I’m not sure how or when I discovered the charming post-it reminders of the blog Things We Forget, but I’m so glad I did! Sometimes it feels like the artist, known only as J.J. Penn, is eavesdropping on my internal monologue. He (she?) seems to share just the right reminder at just the right time.
Now many of these sweet notes are collected in a book — and I’m giving away copies to...
Nov 30, 2013
Even when I did it all the time, I never became a very fast runner. But man! I loved running. Even when I hated running, I loved running.
Just the shoes, the trail, some music, the rhythm of my breathing, and that feeling of being free. You can’t catch me! La la la…
I used to play games on the trail around the lake. I’d pick someone up ahead and see if I could pass them. Or I’d...
Nov 30, 2013
I met Kerry and Joey of Kippin’ It Paleo a few weeks ago at my Whole Foods book event. We got acquainted while chit-chatting about the annoyance of elimination diets and the joy of cooking paleo food that blots out all thoughts of deprivation. In addition to be being cooks, CrossFitters, and generally nice people, Kerry and Joey are also go-getters.
I love go-getters!
Their goal is to launch a paleo...