I’m going to let you in on a little secret about me… I have a cookbook fetish! There I said it. This may stem from my being a chef for so many years or the fact that I have been interested in cooking from the age of 7 (my father started teaching me once my arm could reach across the stove without the chance of burning to turn on and off the elements).
If you were to come over to my house, you’d notice that there are always a few cookbooks scattered here and there, a ‘cupboard’ in the kitchen dedicated to about 30 of my favorites and an antique bookshelf in the family room packed with the others. From where I’m sitting typing this post into my computer I can see 8 cookbooks out and about: French Feasts, Meat a Kitchen Education, Everyday Paleo, Paleo Comfort Foods, Make it Paleo and Odd Bits – How to Cook the Rest of the Animal. Read more
Paleo, short for paleolithic, is an aggregate term describing a collection of dietary and fitness guidelines that are developed based on theories of human evolution. It covers names like Caveman Diet, Stone Age Diet, Evolutionary Fitness, Primal Blueprint, and Ancestral Health. A Paleo diet, being relatively low in carbohydrates, is in some regards similar to the Atkins Diet or the South Beach Diet. Read more
I don’t know about you, but I seem to like collecting Fat. Maybe it’s just me or maybe it’s a paleo thing, but I just can’t help myself. I don’t really collect things… in my youth there was the requisit hockey cards and bottle caps (aging myself), and then there are my alt 80s vinyl. However that’s really it.
Now I have my fat collection: Lets see, there is the organic extra virgin coconut oil (and the expeller version), homemade Ghee, Tallow, Lard and Schmaltz, extra virgin Olive oil, macadamia nut oil, Truffle oil and some organic Sesame Oil. Oh yeah, there’s also my jar of Bacon fat that sits in a place of honor beside the gas range. Read more
To me, the Paleo diet is quite simple: no dairy, grains or sugars, little fruit, eat til your full, moderate exercise. Eat animals (their meat, offal, and fat), vegetables, few nuts and seeds.
However, several people have asked me for paleo website and paleo diet book recommendations for them to use in their pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. I am going to list them here and then point everyone who asks for this info to this page on my site. You can add suggestions in the comments section below. Read more
Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. They are also called “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria.” Probiotics are available to consumers mainly in the form of dietary supplements and foods. Read more