What Are We Using These Days? GIVEAWAY

From time to time, we like to update you on the stuff that we are ordering online. It all started years ago when we were tracking our own Amazon Subscribe & Save items through the blog. Then, as the blog grew we found that our recommendations were helpful for those of you trying to figure out what you might like conveniently delivered to your door.

You can still find our favorite Amazon items on the sidebar of the blog, but these are the latest and greatest things we’ve been enjoying; we hope that our recommendations help you out in some way! And of course, like Oprah, we’re giving away one of our Favorite Things to a random commenter (see the bottom of this post)!


Of late, we’ve been doing some frying from time to time. Remember our Curry Fish Sticks? Delicious, right? They started a love affair with deep fried foods in our house; we recently made fried chicken wings and apple fritters (delicious, by the way) with it too!

Since we’ve got a love affair with healthy fats (like coconut oil and lard or tallow) it seems an appropriate time of year for us to pull out the fryer and some root veggies. Want to put that fat to work for you? Get yourself an electric fryer!

Food Products

Guess what’s back in stock and better than ever? Our favorite coconut milk, Natural Value! This is the only product we know of that is both additive-free (guar gum) and BPA-free! Not only that, but it behaves just like you’d want. No hardened coconut oil layer on top, and plenty of scoopable cream. You will love it!

We’ve also discovered the joy and heavenly flavor of Red Boat fish sauce. “How do you use fish sauce?”, you may ask. Well, as Nom Nom Paleo says, it’s liquid umami in a bottle. Just add a teaspoon or two to any food to add just that perfect je ne sais quoi to you dish. Or, use it as a dipping sauce like we do with lettuce wraps!

Eat Like a Dinosaur uses fish sauce in quite a few recipes because we love the salty depth of flavor it adds; just search our site and you’ll find a ton of uses!

And how about our friends at LoveBean? They make this delicious chocolate coconut spread that you will love! Looking for a replacement for nutella? Looking for a pancake topping? Something to add to your coffee or dip your apple slices in? Here you are!

We’ve mentioned before that in Practical Paleo we learned about the health benefits of eating butter; specifically some important nutrients. However, as a casein-free family, our only option is clarified butter – also known as ghee.

When we went to Boston in August, we fell in love with the Pure Indian Foods flavored ghees after trying them at AHS. They’re pretty terrific and we use them to spice up our veggies or even to start our curries. Try their original or go to their site for the flavors. We especially recommend the garlic flavor, which tastes a lot like Papa John’s garlic dipping sauce!

Beauty Products

For TONS of recommendations on beauty and hygiene products, listen to Episode 10 of The Paleo View and read the show notes!

For a long time Stacy has talked about Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil and how it’s really helped her digestion and complexion. You know what’s been even better for her skin? Green Pastures Beauty Balm! It’s helped give her a natural healthy glow I find hard to resist… despite the slightly odd aroma.

If you haven’t heard yet, Stacy loves her deodorant, Lavanila Vanilla Passionfruit solid stick. For those that don’t feel quite satisfied with baking soda and coconut oil or salt spray, there is an alternative! Stacy has gone to all kinds of business meetings wearing this and felt confident that she was not smelling like a hippy!

Based on the recommendations of Hayley Mason of The Food Lovers’ Kitchen, Stacy has also ordered some products from Jane Iredale. Jane Iredale produces some of the most natural and unirritating make up you can buy!


First of all, go pre-order Gather and Modern Cave Girl by some of our favorite people in paleo!

We also reviewed Paleo Indulgences by Tammy Credicott. What better way to kick off your holiday season than by read about how to cook some celebratory treats? There’s also restaurant recreations that we found to be spot-on!

If you’re the type of person who wants to eat some man food, check out the new ebook from George Bryant and Abel James, Caveman Feast. It’s full of terrific food that’s truly outstanding.

Finally, if you’re suffering from PCOS, our friend Stefani Ruper has written an informative and restorative book call PCOS Unlocked that we know will help you out!

Stefani will actually be guest posting tomorrow, and if you listened to Stacy on her podcast, Live. Love. Eat.,  or Stefani on Episode 6 of The Paleo View you can expect nothing but the best from her brilliant mind!


So, all that said, we’re going to give one of these away to a lucky winner. Simply comment what item you’d like to win and we’ll trust you’ve done right by the vendor to “like” or patron their site(s). Random winner will be chosen one week from today, on Tuesday October 30th!

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  • Denise M

    i would love to win the electric fryer, i also would love to know more about how it can be used for Paleo recipes

  • Brandy

    Ooo, I would love some Jane Iredale make up!

  • Hannah

    I would love to win Green Pastures FCLO (cinnamon tingle) and/or beauty balm – can’t get enough of that stuff!

  • Erin

    I’d love some products from Jane Iredale. I have yet to make a jump into natural make up- I don’t wear it often, but when I do I want something really good!

  • Lisa

    I would love to try the fudge cream! One of the few treat items that you have recommended that I haven’t gotten around to ordering yet 😉

  • Sharon S

    Jane Iredale make up!!!!! In desperate need of some new beauty products that’s aren’t loaded with checicals and toxins!!!!

  • Julie

    I’d love to win any of it, but especially the electric fryer!

  • Gather and Modern Cavegirl!

  • That fudge cream looks like a perfect thing to bring to someone’s house for Thanksgiving!

  • FCLO!

  • Amanda McClary

    electric fryer?? yes, please!!

  • Debbie

    I am a cookbook junkie, so I would like to win a copy of Gather.

  • Kymber

    chose one?!?! I really really want to try the Green Pastures CLO. I’ve been wanting to get some and try it. But then again, would love “Gather” and “Modern Cave Girl”. But leaning more for the CLO…

  • rebecca

    I would love to win any of them! The Jane Iredale makeup, the electric fryer, books, and the beauty stuff.

  • Sara Grambusch

    I NEED to read Liz’s Modern Cavegirl! 🙂

  • Maija

    We’d love to win the electric fryer – or the coconut milk or ghee – can never have enough of either!

  • Elizabeth

    Deodorant! 🙂

  • karen

    I would love the coconut milk!!

  • Michaela

    Our family would love the fryer!

  • Mariha

    Oh, my goodness! Just one item?! …..I think the FCLO. I’ve wanted to add it to my diet for a while now 🙂

  • Stephanie Furr

    OMG I would love to win any one of those items, but if I had to pick one it would be the makeup. I have been looking for something like this thanks for the heads up. And I have visited the Jane Iredale link. Thanks, wow. Great giveaway.

  • Whitney S

    I would love to win a Green Pastures product or the LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant (and I’ll probably order some of the latter right now!)

  • Michelle

    I would love to try the Jane Iredale make-up. I keep stalking their site, but I haven’t pulled the trigger yet.

  • OMG I have to only pick one item. I’ve had ghee in the past and love it. I’m also a fish sauce addict and been wanting to try Red Boat’s brand. But one product I’ve really been wanting to try is the fermented cod liver oil. So if given the chance I think the Cod liver oil is the winner of the three.

  • I’d love to try some root veggies in that fryer! I’m hungry right now so my mouth is now watering. I’m going to look into that fish sauce as well. Thanks for posting.

  • Id love the fish sauce!

  • Rachel L

    Picking one is so hard! I think I’d go with the Green Pasture beauty balm. It looks really interesting (on their site right now!), but I don’t know that I’d buy it for myself. I’m definitely going to be getting some of the coconut chocolate spread, though!

  • PaulaB

    I’ve been searching for a makeup product so will check out the Jane Iredale products, and would love to win some!

  • Heather R

    I would love to win the Jane Iredale makeup. Although the deep fryer is quite tempting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sylvie M

    I would love the FCLO. I’ve heard you and some of your guests on your podcast mention it and would love to give it a try!

  • Kristina Lovell

    I’d love the chance to win Green Pastures Beauty Balm!

  • I would love the deep fryer or the new books!

  • Would love the beauty balm! I already eat the FCLO butter blend, and am trying to clean up my beauty products!

  • Wow! So many great items to choose from. I would love to try the LaVanila Deodorant or the Jane Iredale makeup.

  • All of the items look amazing! But I would love the cookbooks or deep fryer.

  • Amanda

    Wow – all great products that I’d love to try!!

  • steph

    Caveman feast or gather…looks so yummie…:D

  • michal

    the book about pcos or the cookbooks for me, please!!!!

  • Karen

    So hard to choose! I’d love to try the LoveBean spread!

  • AW

    Everything looks so tempting! Even if I don’t win anything I might have to go on a shopping spree. Just don’t tell my husband…:)

  • Belle

    I would love the electric fryer.

  • I’d love to try Jane Iredale’s Mineral Makeup. I can only order it online as a spa that offers it retail is about 70 miles away. I have no idea how to pick a color for the foundation, which is what I want to try first!

  • jessica b

    choose just one 🙂 they are all amazing. i for sure would love to try natural values coconut milk. thank you so much for the great opportunity.

  • I would love to try the Jane Iredale make-up.

  • The PCOS book would be a huge help for me!

  • I’d love to try the beauty balm!

  • i would love to try the makeup!

  • Oh my goodness, thanks for the mention and I’m so happy that you liked the fritters!

  • Ashley B

    I’d love to try the red boat fish sauce! I just haven’t been able to justify the shipping.

  • Suzanne H

    The fryer!

  • Joelle K

    I’d love the green pastures fermented cod liver oil!

  • mary b

    Great recap of some of your favorites! I would love to try some cookbooks, especially Caveman feast and Paleo Indulgences.

  • TanyaV

    I would love the red boat fish sauce. It’s just too expensive to order online!

  • Sherry

    Jane Iredale Makeup or LoveBean Spread! Love the blog and podcast!

  • Jenna

    I’d love the try the Green Pasture feremented cod liver oil!

  • Jen

    What? I can only pick one? LOL OK, I’ll go with the ghee because I’ve never tried it!

  • Gather and Modern Cavegirl! 🙂

  • Andrea

    Hmm. My first choice would be Coconut Milk. My second? A pre-order of Gather!

  • I would love the deodorant. I tried baking soda, just coconut oil, nothing, Tom’s of Maine and I used the mineral salt for the last 5 years. I finally had to give up and go back to regular deodorant. I like not smelling, but I hate the chemicals.

  • LaurieM

    I would love the Modern Cave Girl book by Liz Wolfe. Of course, I love all cookbooks so the Paleo Indulgences looks great too! lol

  • wendy klassen

    Oh gosh! The ghee looks intriguing… the deodorant looks fantastic… I’d love to have a copy of the PCOS book… ummm, CHOCOLATE SPREAD?? Hello!!

  • Katie Russell

    I would love to win the Green Pasture Beauty Balm!!

  • Kelly Izzo

    The electric fryer looks fun! I’d love to experiment with it.

  • Kristin S

    I would LOVE to win the Ghee because I have never actually tried it!!

  • I would love to win the Green Pasture Beauty Balm to support my fellow Nebraskan! I also love everything about cookbooks! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Emily

    Oh, gosh, I would have a hard time choosing! I’d love the fryer, of course…actually have had one on my Amazon wish list for quite some time. I’d like to read Modern Cave Girl, and I would LOOOOVE that chocolate spread! Ooh, or the makeup… If I had to pick one, I’d pick the fryer, but what a great giveaway from start to finish!

  • I would love to have the Gather and Cave Girl book because I totally plan to use some of Haley and Bill’s recipes for my wedding in August! And Liz Wolfe is pretty amazing, between the Paleo View and Balanced Bites Podcasts my commutes each day are much more enjoyable!

  • Beth

    It’s so hard to pick just one, but as a confirmed chocolate junkie I would certainly love the LoveBean Fudge Cream! A copy of Modern Cave Girl would be pretty cool too though.

  • The fryer! Trying to fry things on the stove is so messy!

  • Oh my goodness, that fryer would be a dream come true in our household!!

  • Tara

    Gather and Modern Cave Girl!

  • Sarah

    I’d love to try to the LoveBean…sounds delicious!

  • Maureen

    LoveBean for sure!

  • Christina Edwards

    The Healthy Deodorant would be my first choice.

  • LoveBean sounds delicious! The Beauty Balm and deodorant (I’ve been using Lavanila perfume for years, why do I not know about that!) awesome! And of course I’m addicted to Paleo cookbooks right now so either of those books would be good too! How do you pick just one?

  • Whitney

    Wow! I use quite a few of these and can’t wait to try others. I most most like to try the fish sauce. My current fish sauce has gluten fillers and I need to find a replacement! Thanks so much for offering this giveaway!

  • Glenda

    i would love to try the fish sauce.

  • Amelia

    I would love to win the Jane Iredale makeup!

  • Amelia

    Oh my God, LoveBean with their Raw Vegan Fudge Cream. Gimmegimme! 😀

  • I have never used a deep fryer but I’d love to try one. I’ve never thought of frying as having any nutritive value but I’m glad you’ve pointed that out for me!

  • Andrea West

    I’d love a new cookbook or the fryer! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jonell

    Ooooh, just one???? I guess it would be the Pure Ghee. Have wanted to try their product for what seems like forever!

  • Janet Potts

    While there are many things on the list that I like, I would choose the fryer as it’s the one thing I am least likely to buy for myself.

  • Alena M

    I would love to win any of these! I think the LoveBean products look amazing (but I’m pregnant and craving chocolate, so I may be biased!). But I would really love to get Gather! I love their first cookbook, and this one looks just as awesome!

  • Cristina J

    I would love to try the deoderant!! I am having such a hard time finding one that works.

  • Michelle Gottlieb

    We would love to win the fryer!! Our family, especially my son, loves fried food.

  • Kate [Eat, Recycle, Repeat]

    Ghee – you had me at Papa John’s garlic dipping sauce! I’ll have to try out that deoderant too once my TT supply runs out. Thanks for the great recs! I’ll definitely be ordering the books too.

  • The coconut milk! I go through so much and have never seen this brand!

  • Tina B

    These all sound like awesome products. The fryer would be fun to win!

  • Petra

    Thank you for listing these resources! I would love the coconut milk, because I still haven’t found one that I really love.

  • Jenna

    Thank you for the post. I would love the Lavanila Deodorant…I’m uncomfortable with the additives in national brands.

  • Alicia K

    Hmm, pick just one!? I would love to give the PCOS book to a girlfriend and try the deodorant. I will definitely be ordering the Gather book. I am SO excited for it’s release! Thanks Stacy and Matt!

  • Marisa Haugen

    I would love the PCOS book. I also love all these authors and frequent their websites weekly!

  • Cassie

    Definitely want a copy of PCOS unlocked. I’ve subscribed to her blog and I’m hooked!

  • Julie S.

    I’d like to try the deodorant or the fish sauce

  • I would like to try LoveBean.

  • Lindsay Young

    I’d like to try the fish sauce!

  • Donna

    I would truley enjoy the book, Modern Cave Girl. I’m about two months into living Paleo and still have so many questions. Thank you!

  • Donna

    whoops meant truly

  • kim

    i would love the love bean chocolate spread….yum! Thank you for introducing us!

  • Lynn

    Oh my! I want the makeup and the coconut milk. 🙂

  • Farah

    Gather and Modern Day Cave Girl!!!

  • thank you for sharing the LoveBean, my girls are die-hard Nutella fiends. Its good to know that there are other options out there.

  • Rochelle

    Tough call, but I am going to go with the fish sauce! I can’t find it near me and I have a love of all things NomNom, so I need it to add to my recipes!

  • Jennifer Gooler

    Chocolate Coconut Spread? That sounds delicious! I’d love to try that.

  • Liesl

    Thanks for posting the links! I would love the PCOS book.

  • Nikki Wilcox

    I’d like to try the deodorant.

  • Brandae

    This post is awesome to read – thanks for all the great links. I want to try everything but would be thrilled to win the books!

  • Heather SD

    LOVE this post! Can’t decide between Gather and Paleo Indulgences.

  • Lisa

    I’m completely intrigued by the Green Pastures Beauty Balm, I would love to try it! The LoveBean chocolate spread looks AMAZING, too.

  • I’d love to win either of the new cookbooks coming out. Or the electric fryer. Well, if I win, you can surprise me. 🙂

  • Jill

    I would love to try the cookbooks. I’m not the cook in our family but since I’ve gone Paleo, I’ve been doing a LOT more. My husband appreciates the break. I prefer a real book in my hand.