Weekend Wrap-Up, 8/23

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!

We’re going to be lifting today!

Today is a big day for us! Stacy is going to be kicking butt and taking names at the Summer Strongman Showdown! If you’re in the area, come on down and watch!


To prepare, Stacy’s going full Wonder Woman mode in honor of Strong Woman Radio!

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On top of that, we had a big day yesterday on a super secret new project that we’re hoping to announce soon!

Our Favorite Paleo Parents Archive Recipe of the Week:

Cinnamon Raisin (not) Rice Pudding by Cole

Cinnamon Raisin (not) Rice Pudding by PaleoParents

Although it might be time to head back to school, it is still hot and humid as all get out! These days when we want something for a treat, we have absolutely no desire to turn on the oven and make the house hot, so we love making this Cinnamon Raisin (not) Rice Pudding that can be made simply by combining all the ingredients in a mason jar, shaking it all up, and sticking it in the fridge. Better still – its great cold right out of the fridge! We might eat it warm in the winter time, but in the summer, a spoonful straight out of the fridge hits the spot! 

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!

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To see all these recipes, click on the links below:

Tahini-Date Salted Caramels by The Kitchn
Easy Squid Salad Recipe by Virginia is for Hunter Gatherers
Cioppino (San Francisco Seafood Stew) by The Domestic Man
Paleo Vanilla Hazelnut Creamer with Homemade Cold-Brew Coffee by Stupid Easy Paleo
Blueberry Rosemary Chia Seed Jam by Tasty Yummies
Stuffed Cantaloupe with Pine Nut Tuna Salad by Free Range Katy on PaleoParents.com 

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Coupons and Special Deals!


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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.

fatface coupon

Skincare made out of tallow and organic, wild harvested essential oils? Sign me up!  Get 15% off  with code: PALEOPARENTS valid 8/22 – 8/24. Our team member, Courtney tried Fat Face products and just LOVED the luscious tallow face creams and body butters:

FATFACE sent me a body care kit to try recently, and I was so excited to receive the package!  I typically use olive oil, honey, and coconut oil as my cleansing routine. These feel great, but olive oil doesn’t really smell great on your face.  Plus my husband jokes that the bathroom looks like the kitchen with all my pantry items on the counter…

So FATFACE is a great alternative! I opened the cleansing oil and was delighted with the fragrant, herbaceous scent of the oil.  Lavender, rosemary, and lemongrass make cleaning your face feel like a spa experience.  It removes make up easily, and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and smooth.  I also really liked the Myrrhaculous face oil which I used with the face cream at night. I used it around my eyes and along my forehead and on my neck for more moisturization.  Again, the fragrance is natural and soothing.  The body buttah was very rich. It’s made from tallow, so it’s really buttery! It worked great on my legs after shaving.  I love that the products are hand made and all natural.  I will definitely keep these products stocked in my bathroom….and keep the olive oil back in the pantry!”

honeyville back to school

Through August 26th, 2014 use coupon code: SCHOOL14 to take 15% off your entire online order atHoneyville for our favorite brand of Almond flour! Perfect to stock up now so you can send your kids to school with home baked paleo treats in their lunch box instead of store bought junk food!* Hurry, this promotion ends Tuesday, August 26th, 2014. 

Primal Colors Make Up Coupon

All Primal Colors Make-Up from Primal Life Organics are on SALE, plus get an extra 10% off sale prices with code: “earth colors”. You can read our review of Primal Colors Make-Up on the blog here

 grassfield cookies

When we tried Grassfield Paleo Cookies last week, we flipped out because they were so good (Stacy’s favorite paleo cookie ever). We HAD to get you a discount for 10% off all online orders with discount code: PALEOPARENTS so that you could try them! You can learn more about their ingredients and shipping methods on their website.


one stop paleo shop cupon

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 . You can check out all their Paleo-friendly products here. 

Pete's Paleo New Meal Lines

 Pete’s Paleo Meal Service now has a line of 21 Day Sugar Detox approved meals, Wahls Paleo Meals AND a Gut Healing KIT! How awesome is that? You can also get 5% off total order with our discount code: thepaleoview .


new sox box

Need some workout socks and want to support soldiers? Stacy’s favorite brand from thesoxbox.com gave us the discount code for 5% off your order with code: “stronglikestacy”(plus 20% goes to wounded veterans!). 

Recommended Reading

My embarrassing picture went viral by Caitlin Seida

We I saw this article today on facebook shared by Stefani Ruper, of Paleo for Women, it definitely struck a chord with me. Stacy is no stranger to this – she had a picture of her in her underwear go viral not too long ago. Granted, Stacy published this picture on our blog as encouragement to those who have lost a lot of weight, but still struggle with extra skin and judgement from others. Caitlin’s article is a little different in that a picture of her went viral on a site specifically targeting overweight individuals to make fun of them. She took a stand, and personally contacted people via facebook that were making fun of her, asking them to take down defamatory posts. We applaud her efforts in standing up for herself and her body, and her right to have fun no matter what her size is. This article is and incredibly good read, and a lesson to everyone to stop the hate comments about people you don’t even know, and to stop the “fat shaming” as a form of entertainment. It’s deplorable and we need to start accepting that there are individuals that can be “overweight” and healthy too.

In fact, we will recommend another article that is worth a read from the New York Times proving that exact point with science:


The ‘Healthy Obese’ and Their Healthy Fat Cells

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Recommended Products: Munchkin Games

Real Life Paleo by PaleoParents (2)

Our cover is FINALLY finalized, and we are so excited. So this week, we are going to shamelessly suggest our book as the recommended product of the week. We are just so excited about it, and all that it offers. Real Life Paleo includes our incredibly popular 3-Phased Approach to transition to the Paleo lifestyle, which is simplified into 3 simple steps: SWAP, REMOVE and HEAL. No need to be confused about where to start. Don’t get overwhelmed with all the complicated intricacies about the lifestyle. Real Life Paleo breaks it down into easy to execute stages to help everyone succeed at their own pace! With tear-out guides, shopping lists, and all kinds of tools you’ll be set to get on the wagon and stay on!

And the key to sustained success will be enjoying delicious food. So, let’s talk about what the book’s 175 recipes! Real Life Paleo has:

  • 80/20 ratio of super healthy recipes to paleo-friendly treats
  • 79 recipes made under 30 minutes or less
  • 69 recipes made with 5 ingredients or less
  • 81 recipes made with only 1 pot
  • 27 holiday recipes
  • visual indexes to all the above to easily find what you’re looking for
  • allergen index, including 114 egg-free, 108 nut-free, and 143 nightshade-free recipes
  • meal ideas for each phase and every meal, showing you how to put a whole meal on your table (not just recipes)
  • how-to sections on paleo staples like making your own spice rubs, vegetable rices, noodles & mashes, and nut butters and milks


We’ve made this book for everyone to succeed. We’ve made bread with cauliflower. We’ve added nutrient-dense healing paleo super foods (like egg yolks, seafood, broth, beef and even sneaky organ meats) into over 50 of the recipes! If you cook from Real Life Paleo you’ll have a micro-nutrient dense diet that is scientifically proven to reduce inflammation, support weight loss and help you gain health. We cannot wait to share it with you all!


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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!

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