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Weekend Wrap Up: 11/22,Trying Something New

We’re trying something new – tell us what you think!

This week’s weekend wrap-up features HUGE eBook sales (Buck Books, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday), includes holiday meal ideas, a recap of this week on the blog, our favorite moments in social media, the kitchen gadget our friends are raving about, a fun song about turkey and butter that we promise will get stuck in your head and a grand idea from Russ, the Domestic Man.

And don’t forget the coupons… loads and loads of coupons and discounts to our favorite paleo-friendly brands are always included EVERY week in the weekly wrap up!

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 Hi, from Matt & Stacy!

Hello all! Welcome to the new Weekend Wrap-Up! It is our hope that you’ll find this version to be more readable, more useful, and more fun to read. We think we’ve accomplished that goal.

As you read this, we’re likely in the car on the way to Baltimore, then Philadelphia for this weekend’s book tour. Maybe we’ll see you there! Or perhaps we just saw you in Charlottesville, Richmond or Hampton Roads. Once we’re home tonight, we’re pausing the touring for the holidays so that we can relax with our family. By now, I think we’ve all got our copies of Real Life Paleo, right?

Thanksgiving with our family has been held here in our house for many years now. We inviting both of our moms and Stacy’s dad as well as many brothers and sisters. In fact, we always play host to Stacy’s vegan brother, making ours the only paleo/vegan Thanksgiving in town! Check out our posts here and here and here for details on how that works.

So Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! We’re thankful for so many things (as Stacy detailed here) and you are all a part of that!


 Our Real Life: Instagram Favorites

Instagram is where we post what happens in our daily lives, check it out! —–>FOLLOW US on Instagram!

We try to fill our lives with fun, positive thoughts and good food. Our three energetic boys help us to accomplish this. PS: Click on any photo to take you to the live version on Instagram! 

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What’s New?

UPCOMING BOOK SALES TO PUT ON YOUR RADAR!

Black Friday through Cyber Monday ebook Sale

If you’ve had your eye on one of our ebooks for yourself or a friend (you can gift an ebook!), then this sale is for you!

——> Paleo To Go: Meals and snacks for work, school and travel!
——> 3 Phase Paleo: How to transition your family to Paleo in 3 easy steps.

From Black Friday through Cyber Monday we’ll be offering the biggest discounts on our two ebooks EVER at a discount at 35% off either book, and 50% off both!

$1 and $2 Paleo Books… Including Ours!

The Paleo “Buck Book” sale this Tuesday (November 25th) will feature some pretty awesome NYT BESTSELLING and other top Paleo books for dirt cheap.

These aren’t just any old books – these are incredible Paleo books from your favorite authors! And at $1 or $2 each… they’re practically giving them away!

—–> Sign up to be alerted for this sale, plus other flash $1 book sales!

WHICH BOOKS ARE INCLUDED?
BEYOND BACON (hey, we wrote that!!)
The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson
The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
The Paleo Manifesto by John Durant
The Paleo Kitchen by Juli Bauer & George Bryant
Gather, the Art of Paleo Entertaining by Bill Staley & Haley Mason
Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragoso
Sexy by Nature by Stefani Ruper
Free the Animal by Richard Nikoley
The Paleo Girl by Leslie Klenke
The Paleo Sweet Tooth by Alison Russo
Decadent Paleo Desserts by Hannah Healy
The Modern No Nonsense Guide to Paleo by Alison Golden
The Everything Weeknight Paleo Cookbook by Michelle Fagone

These eBooks will be on the kindle versions, but you don’t need a kindle to read them! There are smart phone and desktop readers that will allow you to enjoy your books. If you SIGN UP TO BE NOTIFIED so that you won’t miss a thing, and you’ll also FIND OUT ABOUT FUTURE SALES – for FREE!


On the blog this week

Plan your  Thanksgiving, Christmas AND New Year’s feasts using ONLY ONE BOOK. We want you to wow everyone at your holiday tables!  Plus, an EXCLUSIVE RECIPE perfect for party appetizers: MEATBALLS 3 WAYS is an SNEAK PEEK from Real Life Paleo! Hint: one of the three ways is the raved about Orange Sesame!

Taylor, of Tayste of Paleo made Brussel Sprout, Kale & Peach Salad, and also shares her farm-raised take on food labels.

Our Paleo Sitter, Sam shared her experience watching our three super-hero obsessed boys while we were out on tour. Spoiler: there was paleo cheesecake involved. 

On The Paleo View, Stacy and Sarah share what some of their favorite questions were from the tour (FAQs), which cities they enjoyed the most and why, and their feelings towards their awesome fans!

Outrageous Giveaway Alert:

You have until Monday to still enter! And trust us, you’ll WANT TO ENTER THIS ONE. We’re giving away the KITCHEN TOOLS you need to COOK YOUR WAY THROUGH REAL LIFE PALEO … food processor, deep fryer, meat thermometer, spiralizer, and au gratin dishes (for making our already famous Bacon and Green Onion Mac and Cheese Casserole!)


Food We’re Loving

Cranberries, Turkey & Paleo Stuffing: Are You Ready?!

It’s only a few days away, and whether you’re about to embark on your first Paleo Thanksgiving, or are just looking to enhance your Turkey-Day menu, you know we’re here to help!

We have Paleo, Vegan and standard eaters at our table every year for Thanksgiving (not to mention plenty of kids!), so our spread is always varied, delicious, and… of course, comes mostly from our blog and books.

Need desserts that everyone, both Paleo and non-Paleo eaters will love?

How about a Paleo-friendly side dish?

Plan ahead for those leftovers (hint: roast turkey bone broth!). 
Ha! We might even make extra, just so we can have leftovers!

  • Use our favorite, life-changing Lard Pie Crust from Beyond Bacon for leftover turkey pot pie.
  • Leftover sweet potato is perfect for our Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits (can you imagine one of these stuff with cranberry, cold turkey and mixed greens?!)
  • Turkey Thai Basil was born from the need for new flavors with leftover turkey meat
  • And of course Stacy’s Soup is perfect for that turkey carcass

 You Caught Our Eye!

The Instapot

We can’t wait to get our hands on one of these. As soup aficionados (popularing a myriad of hashtags about it… #bonebrothheals #breakfastsoup #soupwithstacy) making gelatinous, healing bone broth in 90 minutes sounds pretty incredible.

Danielle from Against All Grain just posted a video tutorial and proclaimed her love of this new kitchen-must-have. And Michelle of Nom Nom Paleo has been shouting out Instapot-love for years.

Stew for You (or Two)!

Instead of giving store-bought gifts this holiday season, Russ of the Domestic Man wants to gift “experiences.” He’s making huge batches of his favorite soups and stews and gifting meal-sized portions in vacuum-sealed bags.

Is there anything more thoughtful and from the heart than a stew, loaded with nutrients, hand-crafted and simmered for hours?  We’d call it a vacuum-sealed bag of love. 

Anne Hathaway and Bill Clinton join the cool club of Vegan/Vegetarian to Being Paleo

If you’re like Stacy (and Robb Wolf and countless others), you may have switched from a vegan or vegetarian diet to paleo and found yourself suddenly full of energy! You know who else is in that club? Academy Award winning actress Anne Hathaway!

Grab a Cuppa Broth Instead of Coffee

In NYC and want to start your day off right? Stop by Brodo on 1st and 12th and get a cup of warm, healing broth at the world’s first broth stand! We got gifted cups of this wonderful idea while at the cooking demo in NYC and say we personally, highly, fully endorse and recommend this concept!

Thanksgiving Humor

It’s time Thanksgiving finally got its own anthem – we’ll be singing this one for sure! A Thanksgiving parody of Meghan Trainor’s All About that Bass, we’re now ALL ABOUT THAT BASTE, MORE BUTTER! Yep, it’s family -friendly. #morebutter


Upcoming Events

Book Signing Tour

We love hearing your stories and seeing your smiling faces! Meeting the people who are cooking our recipes and transforming their health is our great joy!

11/23      Baltimore, MD (AM)

11/23      Philadelphia, PA (afternoon)

1/2/15     Nashville, TN

1/3/15     Minneapolis, MN (rescheduled from Nov 2014)

1/4/15    Toronto, ON Canada (as our Thanks for the HUGE support there!)

Please let us know if there are any great gluten-free/paleo-friendly restaurants in the cities we will be going to and don’t forget to tag #TPVBookTour and #RealLifePaleo when you share photos of events!!

PaleoFX
Stacy and Matt will also be attending Paleo FX in both Austin, TX and Denver, CO in 2015!

Weight Loss Solutions Online Conference
Stacy was one of the contributing experts for the  Weight Loss Solution Online Conference, and we highly encourage you to check it out, register and see what it is all about. Stacy, along with other paleo and weight loss expert have contributed presentations designed to help you lose weight the healthy way, and for good. You can find out more here.


Weekly Coupons & Discounts

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. Every week, we round-up the best coupons, discounts and saving and pass them along to you!

EXO Protein Bars: 10% off with code: BOOKTOUR

US WELLNESS MEATS: 15% off any order under 40lbs with code: mushroom

BOS CREEK Meats: $20 off with code: LYNDON20

ONE STRONG COOKIE: 10% off with code: paleoparents

KAELI-O-KOOKIES: 15% off with paleoparents15

ONE STOP PALEO SHOP: 15% off with code: paleoparents

PALEO MAGAZINE: 3 months free access (no code needed!)

SOX BOX: 10% off with code: STRONGLIKESTACY

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