Guest Posting: 21 Day Sugar Detox on a MAJOR Budget

When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo
When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo – My good friend Mary, author of Fat Girls Slimmed, has been making major progress in her endeavors to become healthy, and I could not be more proud of her! We are starting our 21 Day Sugar Detox tomorrow, and in honor of going public (and therefore hopefully sticking to it), I am sharing her posting …… Read more

Ginger Sesame Kale, Spicy Baked Chicken, and Mashed Sweet Potatoes

When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo
When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo – About twice a month we drive up to the Good Food Store in the city; we wish one was closer! The “mom and pop” natural foods store where I work at is great, but limited. Anyway, this past week we ate roasted chicken and Ginger Sesame Kale at the GFS, and were instantly addicted. My …… Read more

White Chocolate Macadamia Pineapple Bites

When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo
When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo – These are very sweet, so a couple will do the trick. But holy crap they are good. Both Jonni and I dislike white chocolate…unless it’s in a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie. And since we don’t eat cookies like those these days, this recipe was an AWESOME substitution! INGREDIENTS – 1/2 – 2/3 Cup Organic …… Read more

Dark Chocolate Cherry Walnut Skoshes

When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo – Yeah. We couldn’t think of anything else to call them. This summer, I tried my very first Kind Bar…and fell deeply, madly in love. Particularly with the Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew; so many awesome ingredients in one little bar.  Unfortunately, they aren’t Paleo, considering the other ingredients consist of peanuts, sugar, glucose, soy lecithin, and …… Read more

Larabars and Fudge Babies

When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo – (This is another modified re-blog of a guest post I made about a year and a half ago. I’m working on bringing all my former posts and recipes over to our site here, so bear with me.) By now, nearly everyone in the Paleo community has made their own version of a Larabar. If you …… Read more

Turkey, Bell Peppers, and Crimini Mushrooms

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When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo – Hungry. Tired. Short on time. This pretty much describes how we felt going into dinner time at our place tonight. I needed to throw something together with the limited groceries we have (two more days until Costco!), and quickly. This is what I came up with, and even the kiddo powered through it, bell peppers …… Read more

“Green”, “Organic”, “Natural”… These Used to Sound So…Weird.

When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo
When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo – I remember as a kid going to the co-op and health food stores with my mom in Albuquerque… I felt like it was nothing but hemp-covered college-age hippies smelling like incense and munching on sprouts. (A college age hippie which I now appear to be. Way to judge, self.) My mother would grind her own almond and peanut …… Read more

Baked Chicken with Artichoke-Sundried Tomato Tapenade

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When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo – Please, for the sake of your desperate little taste buds, give my Chicken Tapenade recipe a try despite the fact that it looks like something that was scraped off the side of the road. I am super happy with how it turned out considering I just threw some random ingredients together, and let me tell …… Read more

Sami’s Yearning for Better Health (Part 2)

When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo
When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo – The second part of my post is intended to describe the way my health progressed (deteriorated and improved) over the years…  (See Previous Post) There were many reasons, and not just because I always decided to be lazy and eat junk. Yes, I had spurts of eating poorly and avoiding exercise. For the most part, however, I …… Read more

Sami’s Yearning for Better Health… (Part 1)

When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo
When Penguin Meets Duckie » Paleo –   On occasion I make guest posts on my best friend’s website, “fatgirlsslimmed.blogspot.com“. (The two of us being the “Fat Girls Slim(med).) I used to be very heavy, weighing 268 pounds the day I had my son. I now weigh 163, and am continuing my journey to better health and a richer life as a …… Read more