The Truth About Paleo Sweeteners: Baking

Fruit is almost always my first choice for sweetening Paleo baked goods and desserts. While that’s fine for cookies or other goodies that are supposed to have a fruit flavor, it doesn’t always work as well for chocolate or nutty recipes. For that reason, I’m going to break down some of the readily available “natural” Continue Reading »

Why Your Great Grandfather Didn’t Have Type 2 Diabetes: The Story Of The Human Body

Great grandpa probably didn’t have IBS or Crohn’s either.  He also probably wasn’t obese or even overweight.  He’d probably never even heard of these health issues in his time. These and other “mismatch diseases” are only a small part of the story of human evolution presented in Daniel Lieberman’s new book: The Story of the Continue Reading »

Macadamia and Apricot Paleo Breakfast Bars

If you have been reading this blog for a while now, you know that I am all about simple, fast, and especially portable breakfast solutions for the Paleo diet.  These Macadamia and Apricot Paleo breakfast bars fit right in with that sentiment.  They can easily be made over the weekend and provide a steady supply of fast Continue Reading »

Sweet Potato Almond Pancakes

These sweet potato pancakes are a great Paleo/Primal breakfast recipe for when you are looking for a slightly more savory pancake option than the almond banana pancakes form my last post. Sweet Potato Almond Pancakes Serves 2-3 Ingredients: 3 eggs (organic cage free); 1/3 cup almond butter; 1/2 cup canned sweet potato puree; 1/2 tsp cinnamon; Continue Reading »

Paleo Craving Killer – Double Chocolate Paleo Cookies

Out of the Rut Anyone sticking to a strict Paleo diet regimen will eventually experience that craving for something sweet, something chocolate, something very un-Paleo. This has been a major breaking point for me on my Paleo diet journey.  Some days my usual fast Paleo snack of a handful of almonds simply doesn’t cut it.  Continue Reading »

Is Quinoa Paleo?

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), and whether or not it is truly a Paleo food item is a hot button topic on the Paleo scene lately. Why it is so controversial is due in part to what Quinoa actually is in biological terms. However, I do have some other issues with the Paleo-ness of quinoa which I’ll Continue Reading »

Easy Paleo Snack: Sweet Potato Chips

I’m always looking for ways to make Paleo/Primal meals on the weekend that will last through the busy work week.  This sweet potato chips recipe is an easy one to make on a Sunday afternoon.  If you are like me, you already have the oven hot because you are making multiple meal preparations for the Continue Reading »

Simple (and Delicious) Banana Almond Paleo Pancakes

This recipe for banana almond pancakes uses just a few simple Paleo/Primal ingredients to make a dense and rich Paleo pancake. Banana Almond Pancakes Serves 2 Ingredients: 4 ripe bananas, mashed (slightly overripe is best); 2 eggs; 4 tbsp almond butter butter, ghee, or coconut oil for cooking; Optional: real maple syrup, fresh berries; Preparation: Continue Reading »

3 Paleo UnSandwich Ideas You Need to Try

I’ve been a bit obsessed with unsandwiches lately.  “Unsandwich?” you ask.  I’m talking about a sandwich that has most of the traditional sandwich hallmarks but without the bread.  In other words, a Paleo or Primal sandwich. So here are three that I have gleened from my Pinterest Paleo UnSandwich board and have been working on Continue Reading »