Hi Friends, here’s a look at our week!
We started the holiday weekend off right by loading up at The Organic Butcher of McLean. We picked up Sir Kensingtons’s Mayo, Polyface Farms Eggs, gluten-free crab cakes and meatballs. Plus, the PORK SHOULDER AND BRISKET to be smoked for the 4th of July and The Domestic Man’s visit!
We celebrated Independence Day all weekend long, including a breakfast with a BIG BOWL OF FESTIVENESS – organic red and blue berries to go with our sausage and eggs in a nest.
Just when you thought you’ve seen the best of the best in party dishes, Virginia is for Hunter-Gatherers brings Paleo Cherry Watermelon Jello “shots” (poured into an actual watermelon shell!!) to our celebration. GENIUS, just genius. Adult and kid versions now on their website (after the party attendees insisted they immediately post the recipe!).
We wrapped up our 4th of July evening with some flashy fireworks for our fire-loving Paleo kids. It was a great weekend filled with incredible food and friends, great times, and lots of THANKFULNESS for the people in our lives!!
I love her body positivity, even more than I love ESPN for sharing this feature. HEALTHY LOOKS DIFFERENT ON EVERYONE!! —> Hammer Thrower Amanda Bingson Says Athletes Come in All Shapes and Sizes.
Can’t shake the SODA HABIT? Watch this (not while eating, please) and you’ll never want to take another drink of that stuff again! —> What Happens When You Put a Mouse in Mountain Dew for 30 Days.
We are just terrible at planning! This is awesome… and she makes it look SO EASY! —> How I Prep Food For the Week.
One of our favorite things about summer is all of the fresh, juicy local berries that are available. We have three growing boys who love to devour every strawberry and blueberry they can get their hands on. Take advantage of the summer berry season and check out…
Our Favorite Tools and Recipes for BERRIES!
Berry picking is a favorite family past time of ours. And when we pick an abundance we like to freeze them to use throughout the year. Although you don’t need a big, expensive blender to enjoy smoothies, we love our Blendtec because it makes quick work of anything we throw in it. Try our kid-approved Blueberry Coconut Milk Smoothie.
One of our FAVORITE WAYS to enjoy fresh berries is piled on high on top of waffles and served with whipped cream. Our Freezer Waffles are the perfect vehicle, and we make our own whipped cream (without all the added junk) by using the isi Cream Whipper (it’s magical). We use grass-fed cream or this brand of Coconut Milk!
For the waffles, we’ve gotten a ton of mileage (with three boys, we make A LOT OF WAFFLES) out of this waffle maker —> find it HERE!
The farmer’s market is great for finding local berries. We’ve been using this Market Basket for shopping there, and love that it hauls home all of our goods without using a ton of plastic bags. Plus, it folds up and doesn’t take up much space when not in use! Find it (and so many other cool things!) at the —> Reusit Store!
What do you do when you’ve picked gallons of strawberries and need to remove the tops efficiently? Try out one these STRAWBERRY HULLERS! The red strawberry huller on the left sends out a little claw that grabs the strawberry top and pops it out. The white huller in the middle allows you to pinch the top out (both good for smaller hands!). And the huller on the right is like a little serrated melon baller that scoops out the strawberry top (also good for tomatoes!).
Your Favorite Recipes
News & Events!
Give Strong Man a Try!
Wanna try out Strong Man in a non-judgemtal environment with fun people to teach you good form with some heavy toys? Come join Stacy and Barry’s entire crew fromThe Edge 2.0 where Stacy trains on Sunday for the Training Program created to help you prep for The Harvest Queen Contest. This is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY to try out the sport and have fun. You do NOT need to be participating in the contest to come to the training sessions. Hope to see you there!
Sunday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. at One More Page Books in Arlington, VA, these two lovely ladies will be holding a mini-seminar complete with their best practical tips and tricks for putting their cookbooks to good use in the kitchen. Get all the details and RSVP here!
Meet Russ of The Domestic Man!
Meet Russ, known as THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN PALEO! For more information and to RSVP, visit —> HERE!
Weekly Discounts & Coupons
We’re fortunate to partner with some incredible companies that, like us, work towards promoting health, wellness, and fun! Your support of these companies helps support us, and we greatly appreciate that.
BUBBA’S FINE FOODS: 10% off with code: paleoparents10 (through 7/13)
PALEO MEALS TO GO: 5% off with code: PaleoParents5
SPREADSHIRT: $5 off orders of $30+ with code: summerfun (through 7/14)
THE MACA TEAM: 15% off with the code: thanks15
THE DIRT: 15% off all orders —> follow link to get the code
THE SOX BOX: 10% off with code: stronglikestacy