By Diana Hsieh
Welcome to this week's edition of The Paleo Rodeo! And holy cow, it's huge with 28 entries!
The Paleo Rodeo is a weekly blog carnival featuring the best paleo-related posts by members of the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. The past editions are collected on this page.
What is "paleo"? As I say in Modern Paleo Principles:
A "paleo" approach to health uses the evolutionary history of homo sapiens, plus the best of modern science, as a broad framework for guiding daily choices about diet, fitness, medicine, and supplementation. The core of paleo is the diet: it eschews grains, sugars, and modern vegetable oils in favor of high-quality meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables.The purpose of The Paleo Rodeo is to highlight some of the best blogging of the ever-growing paleosphere.
Here is this week's edition:
Benjamin Skipper presents Chocolate Review: New Tree's 73% Mint posted at Musing Aloud, saying, "I've been talking and talking and talking about New Tree's chocolates for a long time now, but have just recently gotten a hold of affordably and have started reviewing. Naturally, I choose their mint bar first to review."Many thanks to the PaleoBloggers who submitted to this edition of the The Paleo Rodeo! I hope to see this blog carnival grow in the future. If you blog on paleo-related matters and you'd like to submit your posts to the carnival, please subscribe to the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. You'll receive instructions and reminders via that list.
Kate Yoak presents Coconut goodness posted at Cave Kitchen, saying, "Coconut: the various uses, magic energy drinks and why I love it."
Ravi presents Dairy Is Paleo Part #2/3 Who Says What is “Domestication”? posted at DaiaSolGaia, saying, "Part #2 in my case for paleolithic husbandry of animals - mainly goats - and the use of their dairy as a valuable nutritional adjunct."
Todd Dosenberry presents Are Macadamia Nuts Superior to All Other Nuts? posted at Toad's Primal Journey, saying, "On the paleo diet you are allowed a fair amount of nuts. But, would it be best to limit intake of nuts due to the excessive omega 6 fatty acids? Macadamias contain very little and thus may be the best choice."
Pepper Ruper presents Expectations in the Paleo World posted at Paleo Pepper.
Primal Kitchen's Family Grokumentarian presents Staying Primal / Paleo with Healthy Eating During Church & Social Gatherings posted at Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary.
Tara presents With a Little Help From My (buggy) Friends posted at Tribe of Five, saying, "A little tale about how I ended up finding a pain free body, after years of searching."
Adam Farrah presents Is it time for an intervention? posted at PracticalPaleolithic.com, saying, "A motivational post that challenges us all to do things better than we're doing..."
Amy Kubal presents Food Label Lies - Don't Believe The Claims!! posted at Fuel As Rx, saying, "What's in what you eat??"
Paul Jaminet presents Hunter-Gatherer Macronutrient Ratios: More Data posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "In this post I draw upon an anthropology paper to show that most hunter-gatherer tribes ate low-carb diets (~20% carb calories, most from starchy roots and tubers) while seeking out fats."
Brock Brown presents Ginger Pork Crackling and Cabbage (faux) Congee posted at My Paleo Life.
Nell Stephenson presents Technique- "Velveting" Paleo Style posted at TrainWithNellie.
Paleo Erin presents Cod Roe! And Norway enters Crock-pot mania! posted at Paleo Erin.
J. Stanton presents Does Meat Rot In Your Colon? No. What Does? Beans, Grains, and Vegetables! posted at GNOLLS.ORG.
Lindsey presents Super Bowl Treats posted at Enjoying Healthy Foods, saying, "I have always been a sweet lover. I do not crave them, just enjoy them! Starting Paleo I have not missed the sweets. When we were inviting to a Super Bowl party and asked to bring something sweet I couldn't wait to make something Paleo-Primal friendly and was equally delicious! I hope you enjoy!"
Dr. John presents Rejuvenation: Robbie Robertson and dopamine posted at Paleoterran, saying, "Listening to music you enjoy has its rewards."
Benjamin Skipper presents Potato Chip Fried Chicken posted at Musing Aloud, saying, "I've found that I actually like fried chicken more now that I've gone paleo. I really like it better with things such as almond or coconut flour rather than white flour. This version uses potato chips, which I thought might make a good post-workout meal. There were some errors, but it's worth retrying."
Julia Campbell presents sweet potatoes, kale, and sautéed apples posted at the crankin' kitchen!, saying, "This is a really yummy and easy way to eat your greens! Simple, customizable recipe that can be eaten as a snack or a side. Enjoy!"
Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan presents "You're The Top" Tuna Salad posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "Tuna with the sweet crunch of apples and nuts... 5 minutes from opening the can to eating the first tasty bite."
Jeff Callahan presents The Newest "Forgotten" Superfood posted at How to Die Young.
DebB presents Squirrels Know.... Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup posted at Increase Metabolism & Live Healthy, saying, "High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is nothing like real sugar and it is not even close to being natural, as described in the commercials. Watch squirrel video!"
Marisa presents A Recipe for Healthy Feet posted at Primal Pearls, saying, "This diverges from my usual "recipes," but I'd love the feedback from the Paleo Rodeo community regarding minimalist footwear for everyday use. There are two other food posts on the blog this week as well, so check those out, too!"
Beth Mazur presents Weight Maven's EZpoints posted at Weight Maven, saying, "Who needs Weight Watcher points? Here's an easy way to do points on a paleo diet!"
Kelly Elmore and Jenn Casey present CrossFit is Fun for All Personality Types! posted at Modern Paleo, saying, "This post explores our very different, but complimentary, personality types, and how those differences affect our participation in CrossFit. We think it's really funny too!"
Patty Strilaeff presents chowstalker - we don't do cupcakes. posted at following my nose..., saying, "This week I launched a new website, www.chowstalker.com. I hope it becomes a useful site for finding paleo recipes and blogs!"
Laurie Donaldson presents Hungry Girl posted at Food for Primal Thought, saying, "Jamie Oliver vs Hungry Girl and a recipe for celeriac soup to boot."
Ray Sylvester presents My Kingdom for a Horse posted at chowza, saying, "The USDA is always good for a laugh--but we should be careful what we wish for when it comes to the health of others."
Diana Hsieh presents What's Your CrossFit Style? posted at NoodleFood, saying, "How does your personality mesh with your workouts?"
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: