Every Saturday we bring you a blog rendition of some of our favorite things going on this week in our own world and in the paleo world at large in a Weekend Wrap-Up. Every week we will feature our favorite paleo recipes from our archives and from other paleo bloggers that are on our minds lately, as well as a few coupons for products we personally love, and some suggested reading for things we found interesting this week. Let’s do this thing!
She’s a Winner!
Thanks in part to you for your support of Stacy and her StrongWoman exploits, she won the 2014 Commonwealth Games Strongman competition!
Next up is August 23rd’s NOVA Strongman Showdown in Annandale, Va! Come on out if you want to see Stacy lift giant heavy things!
As if the 3.5 hour trip to Roanoke wasn’t enough, we went over to Sperryville, Va to visit our favorite farm, Heritage Hollow Farms!
This was an especially awesome moment as Finn says, “The chickens know I’ll be nice to them because I learned how to take care of them at Farm Camp!”
And this coming weekend will be vacation for us! We’re off to five consecutive days of family fun before Stacy is boarding a plane bound for San Francisco for the Ancestral Health Symposium! Will she see you there? Will you be watching her talks with Sarah Ballantyne and Stephanie Gaudreau? If you see her, introduce yourself!
Today is the debut, as well, of Stacy’s newest podcast project, Strong Woman Radio!
Our Favorite Paleo Parents Archive Recipe of the Week:
Last summer, we teamed up with other Paleo Bloggers to host a PF Changs Paleo Recreation Round-Up. Our recipe contribution was our own version on Mongolian Beef, which we still make all the time. The other recipes included are really fun and yummy and I guarantee they will keep you from craving take out!
The Best New Recipes in Paleo of the Week:
Just a few short years ago, paleo recipes were hard to find, but now there is such an abundance of great, real-food blogs. We hope you enjoy them!
Zucchini Fig Smoothie by Tasty Yummies
Squash Blossom and Kohlrabi Pasta with Grilled Steak by Inspiralized
Vanilla Pudding Pops by Deliciously Organic
Roasted Pork Trotter Stock by Free Range Katy
Citrus Glazed Chicken Tenders by Paleo Cupboard
Ital Stew by The Domestic Man
Mini Chocolate Waffles by Savory Lotus on PaleOMG
Coupons and Special Deals!
When we find deals on things we love and use anyway, we like to take advantage. So of course we pass on these great deals to you when we find them! Every week we’ll highlight some products we think you’ll find useful, interesting, or just plain awesome! Remember, you can always see what we recommend on our sidebar! We REALLY appreciate you shopping though the links on our blog or newsletter, as it supports the costs of running the blog without resorting to advertisers of things we can’t control.
Today is the LAST CHANCE to take advantage of this discount! Primal Life Organics gave us an exclusive coupon for our Paleo Parents followers! Get 15% Off with coupon code: “PP & PLO!” at checkout. Want to know more about the Primal Life Organics products that Stacy loves and uses everyday? Read this post to catch up!
Our favorite brand of Almond Flour is on sale! We recommend Honeyville blanched almond flour for our baked goods recipes because of its superior texture. It truly is finer and fluffier than the regular almond meal you can find commonly at the grocery store, so we prefer to order ours from Honeyville. We keep an eye out for these sales so we can get it for the best price, then we order a few bags at a time and keep them in the freezer. We keep a small amount at room temperature that we know we will use throughout the week, and freeze the rest to keep it as fresh as possible! Use code: SAVE10 for $10 off orders of $50 or more whe you shop using our affiliate store here: http://bit.ly/honeyville
You may have seen that Stacy posted a picture on Instagram saying,
“A couple days ago I let the boys go shopping on @onestoppaleoshop with about $20 to spend each. Yesterday a box with all their #paleo goodies arrived and they’re over the moon about getting to make their own choices and all the healthy snacks they now have. Cole chose Lamb Mint @epicbar and @gochomps stick with Pizza Flax Crackers and a berry trail mix. Wesley chose Simple Mills banana muffin mix and a trail mix with Brazil nuts (Daddy’s favorite). I got a few @rxbar to try now that I can do egg and a new Hazelnut bar by @epicbar . Finn (not surprisingly) got chocolate @paleonola and @hailmerrysnacks with a new jerky from Sophia’s Survival Foods grass-fed jerky chews made with raising purée as a sweetener. If you are trying to get your kids to eat #paleo, letting them shop on their own like this will empower and excite them – win win and fun!! #paleokids ”
The cool cavepeople at OneStopPaleoShop.com gave us an exclusive coupon discount for 15% off your next order on their site with coupon code: PALEOPARENTS .
US Wellness Meats is pretty awesome… I mean, where else can you order Grass Fed Beef, Pastured Pork, Pastured Poultry, Grass Fed Bison, Grass Fed Lamb, Wild Caught Seafood in one place and have it shipped straight to your door (for a flat handling cost that is under $10)? The other awesome thing about them is that every few weeks they send out a new discount code for 15% OFF orders of 40 pounds or less. This week, the code is “vitamin” so make sure you stock up on all your summer grilling favorites, pastured pork rinds, pastured pork LARD, and even stock! Everything comes shipped to you frozen and is of the highest quality! You can shop our affiliate store here: http://bit.ly/uswmeats
We’ve been fans of Nikki’s Coconut Butter for a while now, and they have a new flavor available for pre-order: dark chocolate fudge! Nikki makes her coconut butter with real, whole organic ingredients, and a minimal amount of natural sweeteners. Their flavors just keep getting better and better, and right now they are offering 10% off your order with code: ‘ohfudge’ at checkout.
So most of the time, if you want a completely paleo meal, with seasonal produce and humainly sourced pastured and grassfed meats, with the right balance of nutrients, you have to cook it yourself at home. And shop for all the ingredients. And clean up all the dishes…. Sometimes it can just be too much. For those times that you just need a break, we highly suggest you check out PetesPaleo.com . Pete Servold is the classically trained chef behind this meal order service, and he does all the hard work for you. You can completely trust that your meals are prepared up to your standards, from farm fresh, seasonal ingredients and in addition, they are delivered to your door. All you have to do is heat them up. They even come in larger sizes for athletes. This meal service is perfect for busy weeks or hectic times in life, like after the birth of a baby! Each week you can see the menu online, and you can even add on snacks and supplements if you want. You can also get 5% off total order with the code ‘thepaleoview’ using our affiliate link here: http://bit.ly/eatpetespaleo
You might have noticed that Stacy loves to wear High Knee Sock while she is training for StrongWoman. They protect her shins, and they are also fun because of all the cool things you can say with just your socks! Stacy loves the fun socks from thesoxbox.com and she snagged you this discount code for 5% off your order with code: “stronglikestacy” (plus 20% goes to wounded veterans!).
On a recent podcast, we got a lot of questions about paleo skincare, and basically the answer is the Skintervention Guide. Liz Wolfe, NTP and author of Eat The Yolks, wrote this guide because she wanted to share the secret to having beautiful, healthy skin, nails, hair and teeth. We can’t say enough good things about this book, and we haven’t shouted about it recently, so we are shouting about it again!
Recommended Product of the Week
Primal Life Organics Skin, Hair, and Teeth Products
In conjunction with the Skintervention Guide, we also wanted to highlight Stacy’s favorite Skin, Hair and Teeth care products from Primal Life Organics. You can read the most recent update of what Stacy’s routine consists of lately, and also get the scoop on the discount for all Primal Life Organics products. Get 15% Off with coupon code: “PP & PLO!” at checkout.
Stacy will be speaking twice at this year’s Ancestral Health Symposium:
August 8, 2014, 11:25 am – Ancestral Health for Women in the Modern World: the HPA Axis Meets the HPT and the HPG Axes (or why we recommend women eat carbs) with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne of The Paleo Mom & with Stephanie Gaudreau of Stupid Easy Paleo on August 8, 2014, 3:15 pm – Specific Requirements and Health Benefits of Strength Training for Women
You can register for the Symposium here: http://www.ancestralhealth.org/registration
There’s also been a lot going on over on Instagram, go check it out so you don’t miss out! You can catch glimpses of our every day life, with plenty of heavy lifting, our boys being #totesadorbs and all the delicious things that Matt cooks for our family!