Hi Friends, here’s a look at our week!
Do you ever have moments where you’re absolutely certain that you’re WINNING AT LIFE?! While we were sleeping in, our seven-year-old (7!!! OK, he did have help from his 9yo brother) made the entire family breakfast: scrambled eggs, hash browns, and pancakes from a Simple Mills Mix. We love these mixes so much that we’ve included one in our box of favorite things from One Stop Paleo Shop. We’re thrilled that they empower the boys to make cook by themselves!
With zucchini season in full swing, I convinced Matt to make a batch of our paleo-ized version of Grandmother’s zucchini bread. It’s one of our favorite recipes from Eat Like a Dinosaur– especially because it is only sweetened with fruit (crushed pineapple)! Paired with an herbal coffee latte in my CRUNCHY-MOM mason jar with straw and screw lid for a great commuters snack.
We love being able to spend quality time with the boys and to show them new experiences. After all, FUN IS DEFINITELY PALEO! Peter Pan 360 was their first live show like this, so we didn’t know what to expect from them, but they absolutely LOVED it, and it kept their attention the whole time. The entire inside of the building is a screen/stage, so you feel like you’re in the show- so cool! We got an amazing back-stage tour from the actress who plays Wendy Darling, who happens to be paleo – how cool?! We definitely recommend seeing the show if it comes to your town!
Know what else is DEFINITELY PALEO? Not sitting on my bum all day at my desk job! This week in media and on the podcast I’ve been talking all about how bringing my TreadDesk to the office is changing my life. I had an injury that has been causing me extreme pain while sitting. That lit a fire under me to finally move the treadmill desk from home to my work office. Within one day, my back pain has been relieved, I’ve gotten in thousands of steps (400% daily increase!), and I’m the envy of the office! I was surprised at how much energy and stamina I had at the end of the day, and how easy it was to focus on my work while walking when doing so at the right pace. Previously I used a standing desk at my last job, and I am finding I much prefer the walking desk!
Congrats to Our Friends!
We’re not kidding when we tell you that the whole family literally picked their plates off the table to lick them clean. Chicken fried steak and legit gravy is HIGHLY recommend. Down South Paleo is ONLY TEN ($10) on Amazon right now, which is an INSANE STEAL if you ask me!
Having written the foreword for the book, being raised on my mamas southern food, and having sampled a number of recipes while Jennifer was working on the book, I knew it would be amazing. But never would I have guessed HOW MUCH! We went through the book together as a family and flagged almost every single recipe between us. It is amazing how many nut-free, egg-free, and even nightshade-free options there are. We’ll be cooking out of this one for a looong time. Pre-order yours HERE!
The BEST Southern Eats!
In celebration of Predominately Paleo’s Down South Paleo being released next week, we’re sharing our favorite southern-inspired eats and kitchen gadgets!
You can’t talk about southern food without talking about a Cast Iron Pan! This is a fixture on on our stove top – we use it for getting a great sear on meat and making perfectly GOLDEN BROWN veggies. The best part is that these pans are VERY AFFORDABLE, will last a lifetime, and are easy to clean! Get one —> HERE!
Deep Fryers sometimes have a bad reputation, but they so shouldn’t! Using healthy fats and healthy ingredients makes deep frying a QUICK AND EASY COOKING METHOD that’s actually safer than stove top frying! This deep fryer is compact, costs less than $45 and makes the perfect chicken nuggets and chimichangas (from Down South Paleo!). Find it —> HERE!
Well butter my biscuits! With Brown Butter Ghee from Tin Star Foods, please. Need we say more? Tin Star makes certified casein and lactose free ghee that we absolutely love, especially on our sweet potato biscuits (recipe below!)
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Your Favorite DOWN SOUTH Recipes
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