When I was a teenager, my Uncle Bill taught me how to make real cinnamon buns. You know, the kind with yeast-based bread? It was a revelation and became one of my favorite treats to make. One batch would make a whole delicious pan, full of thousands of gluten-filled calories. And last about an hour. ...read more
Who is Grug? He is the overprotective yet loving dad (voiced by Nicolas Cage) in the new DreamWorks Animation film, The Croods. The Croods is about a family of cavemen forced to embrace change. This movie looks like a whole lot of fun and I can’t wait to take my girls to see it (you ...read more
Plantain lasagna? Really? Yes! And what a delicious and comforting meal! Perfect for this time of year! This is another recipe modified from one that Gloria sent me (thank you Gloria!). I made this for my mother-in-law’s birthday while she was visiting and it was a hit! My mother-in-law was amazed—mostly at how you don’t ...read more
These hotcake-style pancakes were a serendipitous accident. I was working on a crepe recipe (which I will be posting soon!) and my first attempt was not crepe-like at all, but a light fluffy and delicious, if maybe a little too thin, pancake. Once my crepe recipe was perfected, my next priority became to take a ...read more
Paleo and proud of it? Looking for some fun paleo swag to spread the word? Check out Caveman X. They have some very neat T-shirts with either the Caveman X or Cavegirl X logo on the front and the slogan “Back to the Basics” on the back. And, they’ve offered a free T-shirt to one of my readers!
Fun, right? So, seriously… how could I say no to a free T-shirt to giveaway!? So,
I’m giving away a free Caveman X (or Cavegirl X) T-shirt!
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m a huge fan of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil. I actually use it for everything. Cooking (of course), baking, I eat it by the spoon, and I also use it for oil cleansing and as a moisturizer (both on myself and my kids). It really is my favorite coconut oil (and I’ve tried many). It has a flavor that is completely unique in the coconut oil world, kindof like cracking open a fresh coconut and drinking the coconut water (I find other extra virgin coconut oils taste a little bit like coconut flavoring rather than real fresh coconut).
So, when Tropical Traditions offered to sponsor a giveaway, I was SO excited! Now, I can share some of my favorite coconut oil with one of you!
One lucky winner (in the USA or Canada!) will receive one quart sized jar (32oz) of Gold Label Coconut Oil!!!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
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When Zac e-mailed me a while ago to ask if I’d like to try Zukay Live Beet Kvass, this was his sales pitch:
“[Paleo] is our chance to get back to that ancestral vibrancy we were all meant to have. That’s why our founder, Scott, made Zukay Live Foods – to combat the modern diet and all it stands for. If you haven’t heard of our fabulous kvass beverages, allow me a quick second, because they’re pretty impressive. You see, all we do is naturally ferment raw organic veggies (a la sauerkraut), and then juice them. That’s it. No sugar, no heat, no additives, no anything. They’re completely and naturally probiotic – no cultures from any lab anywhere. Just our juice from raw vegetables fermented in the same way your ancestors did for millennia. Pretty cool stuff.”
You had me at “naturally probiotic“.
So, I picked a few flavors and enjoyed the opportunity to try Zukay Live beet kvass (and beet ginger and carrot ginger kvass). They are surprisingly good and I can honestly say that I’ve never tasted anything similar. They have very unique flavors (my guess is that you either love them or hate them). My favorite is beet ginger, but I also really like plain beet and I didn’t care much for the carrot ginger. There are actually 7 different flavors (I stuck with the 3 flavors that were also autoimmune protocol friendly) to choose from!
Zukay Live is family-owned. Scott and Cathy Grzybek (along with their two boys) are located in the Eastern Pennsylvania countryside (so they could have access to chlorine-free, floride-free well water to ferment their veggies in), where they make their kvass (and salad dressing too) on site. They are passionate about ancestral health and raw, organic, probiotic superfoods!
So, what better way to follow-up a teaser excerpt from my book on probiotics than with a giveaway for a quality fermented beverage? Yes, Zukay Live has donated a box (5 bottles) of their kvass (you choose the flavors!) to one lucky winner!
So, how do you enter the giveaway?
For EACH of the items below that you do, leave A COMMENT on THIS POST saying which item you did.
Yes, that means that you can enter up to 3 times.
Make sure to include your e-mail address (the comment form asks for it) so that I can contact the winners.
Please note that, because Zukay Live can not ship their products internationally, this giveaway is limited to US residents only.
To enter this giveaway, please do any or all of the following:
So, after the Great Server Malfunction of 2013 (oh man, let’s hope that was a one-time thing!), the blog is back up and running smoothly(ish–that IE compatibility problem is still there, but I’m working on it!). I gather that it was down for something like 17 hours, which feels like an eternity; but I have to remind myself that we live in an age of technological miracles. Letters, photographs and videos get sent nearly instantly across the world–from our phones! We sit in chairs in the sky, incredibly, and fly across continents in hours (anyone else love that Louis CK bit?). It’s okay if occasionally things break and need to be fixed. Oh man, let’s hope it’s fixed!
I wanted to thank everyone who offered to help (or commiserate!) while the site was down. Your support is so tremendous and I truly appreciate it!
So, I promised an update. It was my daughter’s 6th birthday yesterday (I seriously can’t believe she’s SIX already!). I brought paleo cupcakes into her class (this recipe for anyone who is interested-I stretched the recipe to 30 cupcakes so we had the leftovers for cake after supper too) and only 2 of 20 kids didn’t devour them. I successfully stuck to my autoimmune protocol21-Day Sugar Detox all day (which means I didn’t even lick my fingers when they got covered in whipped chocolate ganache frosting while frosting cupcakes at the same time as I cradled the phone while on hold with tech support from my webhost!). And, although I did indulge in seven strips of comfort food bacon at lunch time, I felt much better afterward and do not regret it (I was feeling very woe is me until that point, so it was nice to feel like I can eat yummy food). So, now that the Great Server Malfuntion of 2013 is behind me (knock on wood!), I can once again focus on what I’d far rather be doing: creating content!
I wanted to remind you that I am running THREE GIVEAWAYS to celebrate reaching 10,000 likes on Facebook! Click here to go to the giveaway post and enter to win! I’ve made sure to include one package that can be shipped internationally so anyone can enter!
I also wanted to remind you about Primal Toad’s amazing e-book bundle sale. While not all 33 books are gems, there are some amazing books included like Well Fed, Lacto-Fermentation, and PCOS Unlocked! It’s a terrific deal and I highly recommend you check it out. (Read more about it here.)
I also promised a teaser. I’m going to be making a VERY BIG announcement in a week and a half. I’m so excited to share this with you all! That’s all you get for now, but I promise more (and better) teasers as the week goes on…
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