Is There an Elephant in the Paleo Room? Desserts, treats, and snacks

Real People. Real Food. Paleo-Style. – For those of you who subscribe to our companion FaceBook page, I posted a vent the other day in which I voiced my frustration over the amount of Paleo-ified desserts being shown on other Paleo/Primal/Clean-eating lifestyle blogs.  I thought I’d go a little more in-depth with my thought here, and I hope you will bare with me.Now, I love pretty pictures as much as the next person. And as my belly will attest, I love sweets. I am of the mind, and most Paleo* Food bloggers probably are too, that if you are… Read more

Joie: Can we talk Beets??

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Real People. Real Food. Paleo-Style. – This is a post that Joie start way back in the youngling days of our blog.  For some reason, it never got published.  Well, I’m doing it now.  So there. :)~Rachael ******************************************************************************Can we talk about beets?Yes, I know the sugar content is high… but what about all the NOMMY stuff sprouting from the top??I had bought a small bunch (4 bulbs) of fresh beets.  Unfortunately, they stayed in my fridge too long before I could get… Read more

Recipe: Taco Meat

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Real People. Real Food. Paleo-Style. – Hello again, my clean-eating, crunchy lifestyle lovin’ food peeps!In my last post, I talked about prepping to make clean eating easier during your work week. Did you try it? How did it go? I’m betting that it was a relief not having to scramble or even think when you are running around getting everyone ready for the day.Anyway.I promised this recipe, didn’t I?  It’s because I love you…no really.Way back in the day, when I was a baby cook, coming off the Lawry’s packaged taco meat seasonings mix … Read more

A Salad Bar in Your Fridge

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Real People. Real Food. Paleo-Style. – If you follow us on our Facebook Group Page, I make a big deal about “Prepping Sundays!” The reason for that is, with my hubby and I working during the week, if there aren’t enough “grab-n-go” types of items we will make bad food choices.  We can’t be trusted.  At.  All.  Not. One. Bit. *shakes head*We find that we have to have the food ready and available, so the fear of it going bad will compel us to eat it, rather than hitting a fast food drive-thru or ordering take… Read more

Recipe: Lola’s Chicken Meatball and Kale Soup

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Real People. Real Food. Paleo-Style. – Lola’s Chicken Meatball and Kale SoupLola’s been experimenting with kale lately, and here’s one she posted to our Face Book group!1. Cook until tender:3 chopped carrots3 ribs chopped celery 1 large onion diced red pepper flakes 2 large cloves garlic, minced 2. Mix together:  1 package (about 1 lb?) ground chicken Garlic powder 2 palm fulls (about 1 1/2 oz?) grated Parm. Cheese Salt and pepper 3. Add 2 cartons of chicken broth to tender vegetables.  4. When broth is very hot, with melon scoope… Read more

Recipe: Lola’s Turkey Sausage Ratatouille

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Real People. Real Food. Paleo-Style. – Lola’s Turkey Sausage Ratatoille *Fair warning, I do not measure. I eyeball it and just add whatever I want. The following recipe is wrote with loose measurements. I added 2 zucchini because that is what I had.. and I bought summer squash on the sale shelf.. so that is how many I used. LOLTurkey Sausage removed from their casings 4 cloves of garlic 1/2 onion (I used a sweet onion) diced 2 small zucchini diced 5 small yellow summer squash diced 1 bag (about 2 cups?) mushrooms sliced (I had bought a mixed var… Read more

And now for something a little different…

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Real People. Real Food. Paleo-Style. – I accidentally posted these garden pictures here instead of my other blog. But I’m leaving them, because we could all do with a moment of flower therapy… :) I acc… Read more

Recipe: Sara’s Bison & Pork Mini Meatloaves

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Real People. Real Food. Paleo-Style. – Bison & Pork Mini-Meatloaves  Mini meatloaves (meatloafs?) made from bison & pastured organic pork from Whole Foods Market. Thanks go to Cavegirl Cuisine, for hosting the contest where I won a gift certificate that enabled me to buy the meat for this recipe. :) These were AMAZING!Ingredients: 1lb ground bison1lb ground pork5 baby bella mushrooms4 cloves garlic1 egg1/4c ground flaxDirections:Blend the mushrooms and the garlic in a food processorRemove from food processor and add to bowl wit… Read more

Recipe: Lola is Paleo-fying Traditional Meals (Paleo Cabbage Rolls)

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Real People. Real Food. Paleo-Style. – Paleo-fying Traditional Mealsby Lola Hammerschmidt Recently, I decided to take some of my traditional non-paleo meals and paleofy them. (is that a word??!) My first attempt was with a Stuffed Cabbage Dish. I had made a traditional Stuffed cabbage with ground turkey and rice filling and my family enjoyed it. My 13 year old son ate it and even requested that I make more! I had some leftover cooked cauliflower in the fridge and thought, “Hey, maybe I’ll substitute the rice with cauliflower.” I’d read whe… Read more

It’s been a while, huh?

Real People. Real Food. Paleo-Style. – I’m a huge fan of Dr. Davis AKA Wheat Belly and his teachings at http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/ Or you can find an Amazon link to his book in our bookstore here. I am finally getting it threw my thick skull the evilness that is flour and grains. I don’t swell or bloat like some people I know do. I can eat a moderate amount and not experience much weight gain.  But the long-term effects on my joints has become very apparent to me recently.I was virtually pain-free in my joints for a good portion of… Read more