It has been a whirlwind of events since the release of Real Life Paleo on November 4!!! Between the first leg of The Paleo View Book Signing Tour, the overwhelmingly touching book reviews folks has shared, AND THE COSTCO NEWS, we have been over the moon with excitement on how well our third book baby is being received. Thank you again to all who have played a role in making this such a successful book launch and see the bottom of this post for even more updates!
But first! This week is our final installment of our giveaway series. We have given away the essentials of a paleo pantry, copies of the book, the foods you will need on hand while cooking through the book, and this week we bring you THE TOOLS!
The winner from ‘Cook Your Way Through the Book: The Food’:
And now, on to this week’s giveaway…
Having the right tools for the job can make a world of difference! And whether you’re juggling kids, work, family, school or household responsibilities ON TOP of trying to heal; help in the kitchen is most certainly welcome. Especially when that help is shiny new kitchen equipment!
You’ll definitely want to put your name in the hat for this one! Because even if YOU already have some of these tools, they’ll make fantastic holiday gifts!!
One lucky winner will receive…
Le Creuset Heritage Au Gratin Dishes
Le Creuset. Swoon. Made in France, gorgeous colors, and will last a lifetime. Every home cook- whether seasoned or just learning, should have a set of these in their kitchen! One of the most popular recipes from Real Life Paleo (so far) is the Bacon & Green Onion Mac & Cheese casserole and THIS is the dish we used for it!
Paderno World Cuisine, Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer
This little machine has taken the cooking world by storm – effortlessly turning your veggies into billowy, spaghetti-like strands. Swap out your pasta for these “zoodles” and make eating your vegetables… dare I say, fun?! This one would be perfect for our Linguine with Clams recipe from Real Life Paleo!
Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor
Food processor or life-altering kitchen gadget? There’s nothing this machine won’t chop up. So useful, and good-looking that you’ll want to leave this one out on the counter! We use this tool near-daily to make adding veggies to our meals quick and easy – it’s useful for a LOT of recipes in Real Life Paleo, but a must-have for the Snack Balls.
Cuisinart CDF-100 Compact 1.1-Liter Deep Fryer, Brushed Stainless Steel
Deep frying has gotten a bad rap- but using the right fats, along with nutrient dense foods actually makes it a great cooking technique. We know, changing your diet (and your life) is hard! With this Cuisinart deep fryer, you won’t feel like you are missing out on anything. The Chicken Fingers and Fried Yuca from Real Life Paleo have been all the rage on social media, and this little gadget makes making them cleaner, easier, and safer!
Epica Ultra-Fast Digital Meat Thermometer
Want to know the secret to making restaurant-quality meats? Juicy, dripping, unctuous, incredible meats? Cook them perfectly! Which is no problem when you have a meat thermometer. You’ll never have a tough roast or dry piece of chicken again. Use this to make our ah-mazing Peruvian Chicken or Restaurant Steaks in Real Life Paleo!
So, how can you get your hands on this incredible assortment of prizes? Kitchen gadgets that will make even the most experienced cook jealous! The tools that will make cooking from Real Life Paleo and putting countless dinners on your table a breeze! Well, it couldn’t be any easier, that’s for sure…
Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter app below.
We’ll pick and announce the winner in one week.
Remember Matt’s rules of giveaways!
1. Please use a valid email address when entering. I cannot use my dowsing rods to attempt to find which bytes form your contact address!
2. Please follow all the rules so I don’t get frustrated by invalid entries. Nothing makes more of a sad panda than picking a winner who I have to disqualify.
3. Please respond within 48 hours or I will have to pick a new winner! I have a certain set of skills that make me a nightmare to people who don’t respond: the ability to randomly draw again.
4. Please be a US resident. My mana is too low to cast a Teleportation Spell!
And while, you’re here – CHECK OUT OUR NEWS, INCLUDING UPDATED NEW STOPS ON THE PALEO VIEW BOOK SIGNING TOUR!
Please join us in our 2nd and 3rd leg of the tour! We’ll be off again soon and can’t wait to meet you!
A) YOU HELPED US ACHIEVE OUR DREAM
B) Don’t forget, we still need your help <3
Last week we asked many of you a favor, and we’d still LOVE for you to help us out… But first, THANK YOU. It was our absolute dream for our book to be in Costco. Lots of authors have visions and goals for their books, and ours was very distinct: we wanted to be in stores where regular, everyday people who could benefit from the simple, unintimidating, friendly approach in Real Life Paleo. So we asked for your help… and since that call for action, our book has been picked up by ALL Costcos in Canada! This is HUGE!!
AND THEN STACY WALKED INTO A WHOLE FOODS AND FOUND REAL LIFE PALEO ON THE FRONT DISPLAY!!
Talk about dreams coming true! Wow, we just can’t thank you all enough for helping us reach so many people! We’ve had mind-blowing-amazing response to Real Life Paleo. Both online and in person hearing people’s feedback and stories about how this book will help others just blows us away.
In Seattle someone asked us to tell the story of how we got started with this whole blogging thing. If you’re not familiar with our story, we never set out to be “bloggers” or authors. Don’t us wrong, we are incredibly appreciative and grateful to have done so and be loved by so many in the process. But, because of that we’ve never really made it our focus to push our own “products” very hard. If you’re interested, great. If not, no problem – there’s plenty of others’ we hope works for you! However, we’re now at this really cool point in our journey where we see the potential to actually help a LOT more people.
We still want to help the majority of people (especially unhealthy Americans) realize that their own health and that of their family can be changed positively beyond their imagination. Because that’s what happened to us and that’s why we wrote Real Life Paleo. We want to show the normal, everyday, REAL LIFE person – no matter how busy their lives – that this lifestyle is possible. We still have one more piece of our dream to make come true: getting into Costco USA.
Can you help us? We can’t do this by ourselves. The Paleo movement in general has grown by word of mouth from the success stories and incredible testimonies we’ve all shared. And now we need that organic grassroots movement to help us get the word out about Real Life Paleo. We truly believe that Real Life Paleo is the missing link the community has been looking for, it’s why we wrote the darn thing! We think it’s the PERFECT intro book for people who think they can’t, people who struggle to stay on, or people who just want darn good nutrient-dense, healing recipes. It will make the perfect holiday gift! So PLEASE if you have the book, want the book, or think someone else would – the best things you can do in order to help us spread the word are:
2. Spread the word and buy the book! If you want it for Christmas, ask that person to buy it now instead of later so that stores don’t think it won’t sell (that way they’ll stock more for the holidays!). Even better, buy a copy for the people in your life for the holidays!
3. If you don’t have cash on hand spreading the word by simply telling people about it or sharing links does us a HUGE favor. Especially sharing it in your social media with links and the #RealLifePaleo
Remember, if even the Avengers need a team to beat some bad guys then certainly we’re going to have to band together to overtake some of the REAL LIFE “bad guys”!