Primal Meatloaf–The Options Abound

Primal Meatloaf–The Options Abound

I love summertime–the warmth of the sun on your face, the way the heat envelops you when you walk outside, the long hours of light.  Without a doubt, that’s part of the reason why I call Austin home.  Well, it’s now January, and even Austin experiences some cold weather.  Although I refuse to buy itchy [...]

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Primal Meals: In 30 Minutes or less

Primal Meals: In 30 Minutes or less

Installment I:  Baked Salmon with Remoulade Sauce and Kale Although I love to cook, and would gladly spend an hour in the kitchen preparing a meal, the reality is that I don’t always have that kind of time.  I use several strategies to tackle this dilemma, two of which include:  planning ahead (I often cook [...]

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My Favorite Hors d’Oeuvre

My Favorite Hors d’Oeuvre

Yes, this recipe calls for cream cheese.  Yes, cream cheese is a dairy product.  And yes, I know that dairy isn’t strictly Paleo; but guess what? Neither am I!  I’ve adapted a lifestyle that is live-able for ME, provides results for ME, and most importantly–is something that MY body responds positively to.  No two people [...]

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Paleo Diet 101

Paleo Diet 101

Originally written for Red Licorice Events… you can find the original, here. After the 1.1. Run, I was talking to a friend who told me that she’s going gluten-free this year.  This Ironman athlete made an intriguing find during her 2009 season: she planned gluten-free meals in the weeks leading up to her races, and [...]

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Eat Paleo at These Normal Restaurants in Austin, Texas

First, a disclaimer: YOU CAN EAT PALEO WHEREVER THE HELL YOU PLEASE. Literally. You can order your food however you want it. You’re paying for it. Don’t be shy. That said, there are places where it is much EASIER to eat paleo and where you won’t be as tempted by thin crust pizza or the [...]

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‘Breaded’ Tilapia with Tomatillo Sauce and Mexican Salad

Helloooooo 2011!  It’s a new year, which means new resolutions.  One of my resolutions is to start contributing to TLSP again.  I love cooking, I’m passionate about the link between nutrition and wellness, and I’ve missed sharing those things with you.  Hopefully, I can inspire some of my fellow teammates to jump back on the [...]

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Nut Crackers

Nut Crackers

When I first told one of my Paleo-eating/Crossfitting-purist friends about my ‘nut cracker’ recipe, his response anything less than enthusiastic.  ”Why do you need crackers?”, he asked, “Just eat real food!”  In response, let me just say that while I do eat real food, I want a cracker substitute to serve it on. I’m guessing [...]

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Time

Just discovered the most amazing way to enjoy a “PBJ”: mix a spoonful of almond butter (LOVE Kettle Brand) with an equal amount of applesauce (no sugar added, obvi) and voila: PBJ! Granted, there is no PB or J, but as someone who used to make the sandwich sans one piece of bread so I [...]

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Fish in a Flash!

Fish in a Flash!

As a nurse, I often work twelve hours shifts.  By the time I get home, I’m tired and ravenous.  Although I’m lucky in that I have a willing ‘sous-chef’, the last thing that I want to do is spend an hour on my feet preparing an elaborate meal.  For that reason, I’ve created several simple [...]

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Carla’s Bites of Bacon Wrapped Heaven

A couple of weekends back I had the privelege of attending a dinner party with a group of people so phenomenal that I actually get a little nervous everytime I get around them. They all have such remarkable life stories and endless spunk! I left that evening inspired for action/direction for my own life PLUS a [...]

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L7 Skillet Recipes: 1 protein, 2 veggies, 1 skillet

L7 Skillet Recipes: 1 protein, 2 veggies, 1 skillet

Lisa and I (collectively L7) were talking the other night about releasing a cookbook called L7 Skillet Recipes. We’d make zillions of dollars helping people eat Paleo/Primal. Whoohoo! Here’s how the idea started: we were making dinner while talking on the phone. I said: “I’m making a skillet. Ground beef, cabbage, and spinach. In pastured [...]

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Make Your Own Mayo

Make Your Own Mayo

On the Paleo diet, you have to be really careful with any sort of condiments or dips. Mustard is generally safe, but many others contain sugar and/or questionable oils. When TLSP took on “strict paleo” back in November, I spent a good deal of time reading mayonnaise labels at every grocery store I stopped in. [...]

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Paleo is NOT Expensive.  Exhibit A:  Almond Flour

Paleo is NOT Expensive. Exhibit A: Almond Flour

“I can’t eat Paleo because it’s too expensive.” Man-oh-man, do I hear this statement a lot.  In fact, it’s part of the reason that we created this website.  At TLSP, we wanted to show you that not only can eating Paleo be inexpensive; it doesn’t have to be time-consuming, bland, or boring either. Today, I [...]

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