Misc

It must be bundle season! A couple weeks back I shared about the Primal Life Kit, which ended last week, and I’m happy to announce that I’m a part of another bundle, The Autoimmune Wellness Bundle, which came online this morning and is available through the weekend.

I’m particularly fond of one of the (40+) resources available in the bundle, The Best of Autoimmune Protocol 2015 eBook, which collects over 160 recipes from a group of bloggers, myself included.

The eBook features a comprehensive look at the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), a low-inflammatory version of the Paleo diet designed to reverse autoimmune symptoms. And my favorite part: five of my recipes are featured, all tweaked for the Autoimmune Protocol: Blaukraut (German Red Cabbage), Apple, Bacon, & Duck Breast Salad, Mofongo, Oven Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes, and an AIP-friendly Flatbread.

On a personal note, I’ve been implementing elements of the AIP over the past year and have recently found a significant improvement in my own autoimmune issues. If you or a loved one are dealing with an autoimmune disease, I definitely recommend checking out this resource.

2015 Primal Life Kit

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know that my eBook, The Safe Starch Cookbook, is part of a pretty sweet bundle that became available today. The Primal Life Kit features over 55 eBooks and over 25 exclusive discounts, valued at over $1,400 altogether.

This kit is only available for the next week, so be sure to check it out!

As a reminder, here’s what you’ll find in The Safe Starch Cookbook:

  • a discussion on the historical precedence for starch consumption
  • 64 recipes (15 rice, 17 potato, 11 noodle, and 21 other starch dishes)
  • a picture for every recipe, taken by yours truly
  • comprehensive recipe index with thumbnail hyperlinks to each page
  • a look at portion sizes and meal timing for optimum health
  • tips to save money using starches (nearly $1,000/year per person!)
  • a breakdown of meal-planning in the context of carbs
  • a thorough substitution guide for common food allergies
  • all recipes are gluten-free and developed using a whole-food mindset
  • my argument for why white rice should be considered “Paleo”
  • rice-buying guide to avoid arsenic and other toxins
  • 167 pages total

Please note that by buying the kit through my link above, I receive a commission from the sale. As you may have noticed, I don’t have any ads on my site, so participating in events like this help me to pay my blogging bills! But either way, this is a resource that I feel is definitely worth your attention, or else I wouldn’t be promoting it. Thanks for your continued support.

Also, I should mention that the version of The Safe Starch Cookbook that’s part of this kit does not include a preview to Paleo Takeout – that one is sold directly through my site, right here.

Folks, I have some great news for you – Paleo Takeout was sent to the printer last night! In celebration, I’m totally going to buck a few trends here. Instead of teasing you with snippets of the book, only showing off the very best dishes, I’m just going to let you see the whole shebang right now! This is the actual visual index taken straight from the book. I’m confident that once you see this full recipe list, complete with the picture for each recipe, you’re going to flip a lid.

Bear in mind that many of these recipes have variations and sub-recipes listed for them. For example, the combination of techniques, rubs, and sauces for the wings yields 20 different experiences! Similarly, there are 8 different types of ramen in this book. All told, there are over 200 recipes in Paleo Takeout – how awesome is that? Read on to see everything that is included in the book when it releases on June 23rd.

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Hey everyone, for the first time since first starting this blog in 2010, I’ve finally done a redesign!  I spent this past weekend in Phoenix, at a WordPress event called Press Publish, where I spoke about my journey in health and writing.  I had a great time connecting with other bloggers and sharing stories.  While there, the kind folks at WordPress finally convinced me to try out a new look, and here we are.  There are still some minor tweaks I’ll be making over the next week or so, but let me know what you think!

Secondly, I’m happy to announce that I’ve teamed up with a service called Paleo on the Go, who delivers pre-made meals to your door.  I gave them an early look at Paleo Takeout, and adopted two of the recipes for their website – Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Eggplant Parmesan!  Better yet, every purchase of at least $125 will include these two menu items, plus an order of certified organic free-range chicken broth to boot.  To redeem, simply use the code “NEWPOTG” when you order (the items won’t show up in your cart, but the staff will add it when they fulfill the order).  This deal is only valid today (Sunday) and tomorrow (Monday), so don’t delay.  We’ve sampled their menu and enjoyed everything we tried – the items are frozen in food-grade plastic, which can be reheated in boiling water to delicious effect, similar to what I did with this Stew for You (or Two) recipe.

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know about this awesome event coming up in a couple days. If you remember, back in November, the Kindle and iBooks versions of my debut cookbook The Ancestral Table went on sale for super cheap as part of a “Buck Books” event. Well, the folks behind the last event are repeating this sale but with new Paleo-minded books! The books will range in price from $.99 to $2.99, depending on how large of a file size they are (books with lots of pictures, like cookbooks, have to carry a higher price on Amazon). As far as I know, all iBooks versions will be $.99.

This sale will be for one day only – to be notified the moment the books drop in price, be sure to sign up for the Buck Books newsletter. Here is a list of the books that will be available, in order of which ones I personally will be buying first! If you’re looking to stock up on resources at an unbeatable price, this is a great opportunity. Enjoy!

The Paleo Cure by Chris Kresser – one of my favorite Paleo-minded nutrition books
The Zenbelly Cookbook by Simone Miller – one of the best Paleo cookbooks out there
Paleo Grilling by Tony Federico – one of my favorite cookbooks of 2014
The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook – by Joshua Weissman – beautiful, simple recipes
Paleo by Season by Peter Servold – excellent intermediate recipes
Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple by Danielle Walker – NYT bestseller
The Primal Connection by Mark Sisson
Make it Paleo by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason – over 200 recipes
The Paleo Slow Cooker by Arsy Vartanian
Paleo Eats by Kelly Bejelly – just released in January
Make Ahead Paleo by Tammy Credicott
Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook by Sarah Fragoso
52 Healthy Paleo Breakfast Ideas by Caitlin Weeks
The Everything Paleo Pregnancy Book by Tarah Chieffi
Merrymaker Paleo by Emma and Carla Papas

Hi everyone, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at a one-day blogging conference, called Press Publish, which is hosted by the folks behind WordPress.com. This blog has been hosted on WordPress.com since day one, so I’m honored to be a part of their team for this event. I’ll be attending the Phoenix event, which is on April 18th – I haven’t been to Arizona in years, so I’m looking forward to spending some time in the Grand Canyon state!

The purpose of the conference is to allow bloggers to connect, learn new tips and tricks from the staff behind WordPress.com, and to hear from other bloggers regarding what they did to reach their audience. Specifically, my segment is titled, “How I Found My Voice”, and I’ll be talking about how I discovered (and honed) my niche in the world of food blogging. It should be a lot of fun!

Tickets are $150, but here’s the cool thing: I have a super secret discount code for you folks, for 40% off, using the code DOMESTIC40. Your ticket also comes with a free $99 WordPress.com premium upgrade if you use WordPress.com for your own blog, or for self-hosted WordPress blogs, a 1-year subscription to the VaultPress Backup Bundle. So let’s do the math: 40% off $150 is $90, plus a $99 value thrown in = I’m basically paying you $9 to come hang out with me.

Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out the Press Publish page for more info.

Hi everyone, there have been some big changes happening lately, so I want to take a second to bring you up to speed.

After hearing a lot of feedback that you folks were interested in seeing a print copy of Paleo Take Out, I started looking at publishing options for the eBook. After weighing a number of factors, I decided to team up with my publisher, Victory Belt Publishing, and we’ll be releasing a print version of the book instead of the eBook I was initially planning on. Since the majority of the book has already been written, we’re going to slide the book into Victory Belt’s summer release schedule to get it out as soon as possible – so look for it in stores starting this June! That’s ridiculously fast in terms of cookbook releases.

In addition to the Asian-inspired takeout dishes I was originally including, I decided to add another chapter of American restaurant and fast food favorites (mindfully recreated, of course). So in addition to your favorite Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian dishes, you’ll also see some other takeout standards like pizza, burgers, wings, and fried chicken. I feel like it is a natural progression since some of my most enduring recipes have been recreations of restaurant favorites, like my chicken nuggets recipe. It’s shaping up to be ridiculously awesome.

As cool as a print book is, there is also one problem associated with not releasing Paleo Take Out as an eBook – in marketing The Safe Starch Cookbook, I have been promising a $5 discount code for Paleo Take Out on the eBook’s originally scheduled release date of March 1st. But without an eBook, that discount code would be worthless, right? So I wanted to figure out something that could adequately replace that anticipated discount.

What I settled on is to release a sample of Paleo Take Out, featuring 10 recipes that will be in the book plus 5-10 recipes that didn’t make it into the final cut of the print book. So on March 1st I’ll reach out to everyone who has purchased The Safe Starch Cookbook and get them a copy of this new sample eBook, and it will come standard with all purchases of The Safe Starch Cookbook starting March 1st, too. I think that’s totally worth $5.

So you’ll have to forgive me, as I’ll be hunkering down and putting the final touches on the book over the next month, then subjecting myself through a whirlwind editing cycle immediately thereafter – so I may be a little scarce here on the blog for a bit. But it’s for a worthy cause, promise!

Oh, and I have a final title: Paleo Take Out: Restaurant Favorites without the Guilt. I almost have the final cover completed, which I’ll be sure to share soon!

I’m happy to announce that The Safe Starch Cookbook is available for sale starting today! I think you folks will love it. Head on over to my eBook landing page for more info, but here it is in a nutshell: 167 pages, 64 recipes, pretty pictures, meal-planning ideas, money-saving tips, and more – all centered on balancing your meals through the judicious use of starchy foods that are low in toxins and immensely satisfying.

I’m selling The Safe Starch Cookbook for $10, and it comes with a $5 discount for my next eBook, Paleo Take Out, for when it releases on March 1st.

The Safe Starch Cookbook is an interactive PDF, and will work on any computer, tablet, or smart phone. I built the whole book from scratch, and I’m really proud of it; I designed it to be awesome no matter how you read it. For example, its native dimensions are optimized for the iPad, but will work on any other device just fine; and when using Adobe Reader on your home computer, the recipes will display as a beautiful two-page spread. If you want to test it yourself, here is a PDF sample recipe for Bangers and Kale Mash.

Click the link below to buy The Safe Starch Cookbook, using PayPal or any major credit card.

If you have a blog of your own, please consider signing up as an affiliate to earn a commission for every sale of this nifty resource. Click here for more info.

Any questions? Leave a comment below or send me an email. Thanks for your continued readership, enthusiasm, and support!

This is a huge week for me. After nearly a year of hoping, pleading, and hand-wringing, the fine folks at Costco are now carrying a test batch of my book, The Ancestral Table, in select stores! If sales go well, it will be pushed to stores nationwide, which would be even more awesome.

If you live near one of these areas, I would love it if you picked up a copy for you or a friend. If you think of it, I’d also love it if you emailed me a picture of my book in the wild! And while you’re at it, there are a ton of Paleo-friendly ingredients to be had at Costco stores; check out Sarah Ballantyne’s Ultimate Costco Guide (page 8) for a great list of items that most stores carry.

Read on for a full list of store locations. Thanks again for your support!

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Folks, just a quick note to remind you that there are only two days left to get the Family Resolution Revolution bundle. Three reasons why this bundle might be good for you:

1. If you’re looking to dive into a healthier lifestyle for you and your family, this bundle is an excellent tool. It features over 40 resources, including eBooks, workshops, meal plans, shopping lists, and calendars. All told, these resources are valued at over $880.

2. The bundle comes with a wide array of discounts, including 20% off Primal Life Organics (natural skin care, deodorant, and tooth powder), 15% off Honeyville (high quality almond flour) 15% off Chosen Foods (100% avocado oil, makes an excellent mayonnaise), 15% off the One-Stop Paleo Shop, and $5 off any purchase of $25 from Pure Indian Foods (one of the best ghee sources around). These discounts alone can easily cover the $39 bundle price.

3. This reason is purely personal: this bundle includes an early-access copy of my eBook, The Safe Starch Cookbook, which officially releases on February 1st!

Please note that by purchasing the Family Resolution Revolution bundle through my link I receive a commission of the sale.