By Diana Hsieh
Welcome to this week's edition of The Paleo Rodeo!
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% Cherry posted at Musing Aloud, saying, "To my fortune I won this chocolate in a contest, which is particularly nice since I've been wanting to try this specific variety. Nice and wine-like."Many thanks to the PaleoBloggers who submitted to this edition of the The Paleo Rodeo! This blog carnival has plenty of room to grow! So 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.
Mike Fout / New Renaissance presents Louisiana Saturday Night posted at Every Day A New Adventure, saying, "Spring is here and so are the best little crustaceans in Louisiana!!! Crawfish."
Tyler presents Real Food 6: Classic Breakfast - Homegrown Eggs, Bacon, Sausage posted at Evolutionary Health Systems, saying, "Why are pastured eggs so awesome? Especially with bacon..."
Wenchypoo presents My Big Fat Greek Medical Legend posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket, saying, "I'm reading a rather interesting book about medicine, and found this tale worth posting and passing on--it tells how and when medicine went off the rails."
Rafael presents Getting Started Livin' Primal posted at Livin' Primal, saying, "I have started a new blog on my journey to primal/paleo living. Hope you join me!"
Todd Dosenberry presents Bacon & Eggs with Coconut, Berries & Cinnamon = $2.81 Paleo Low Carb Post Strength Training Workout Happy Meal posted at Toad's Primal Journey, saying, "Bacon and Eggs for breakfast makes for a healthy, cheap happy meal. McDonalds gives you crap while I give you heaven. Its cheaper too!"
Kris presents Is saturated fat bad for you? posted at Kris Health Blog, saying, "An article answering the question is saturated fat bad for you, supported by evolutionary logic and peer-reviewed research studies."
Ravi presents Next Up: Soylent Green (Soylent White Already in Production…) posted at DaiaSolGaia, saying, "You all remember Soylent Green, yes? A truly original Sci-Fi Paleo Meal! (we were sometimes cannibals in history, ya know...)"
Amy Kubal presents Teaming Up with The Whole9! posted at Fuel As Rx, saying, "Even more PALEO POWER!!!"
Paul Jaminet presents Seth Roberts and Circadian Therapy posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "Strong circadian rhythms are essential to good health, and some surprising dietary and lifestyle tactics enhance these rhythms."
Logan Marshall presents The Monkey Man Workout | Wild Movement posted at Wild Movement.
Angelo Coppola presents Paleo Pho Recipe / Vietnamese Beef Soup / Bone Marrow posted at Latest in Paleo, saying, "Delicious Pho spices, hearty Paleo bone marrow broth base. This stuff is the nectar of the gods. It's also my favorite lunch to pack for work. Lots of pictures and easy to follow steps. Enjoy!"
Beth Mazur presents Ancestral diet & lifestyle review paper posted at Weight Maven, saying, "the paleo community went ga-ga over "The western diet and lifestyle and diseases of civilization" last week, a comprehensive review by the gurus in the academic paleosphere. If white papers make your head spin, I've highlighted key passages for easier reading."
Pepper Ruper presents A study in being a true badass: my mother's paleo journey posted at Paleo Pepper, saying, "We all love a good success story. This one is as inspiring, beautiful, and badass as they come."
Travis Schefcik presents Paleo Diet: 10 Tips When Eating A Paleo Diet Video posted at Uncommon Wellness.
Dallas Hartwig presents Robb Wolf/Whole9 Fish Oil Calculator, Version 2.0 posted at Whole9.
Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan presents Kibbeh Sinayee (Lamb Diamonds!) posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "I come from a Lebanese-Italian family of cooks, and I'm slowly revamping family recipes for my paleo life. This was a huge success and tastes like love."
Michelle Tram presents The Psychology of Wasting posted at Wasted Food, saying, "To better understand why people have been so wiling to squander food, it is important to explore the psychology of waste. This article goes over the basis of our habits of wasteful lifestyles."
Kerri Heffel presents paleo shepherd's pie posted at the functional foodie, saying, "A classic recipe, made paleo!"
Julia Campbell presents mini spanish burgers with manchego + garlic aioli posted at the crankin' kitchen!, saying, "A fun tapas dinner with delicious beef and chorizo burgers and garlicky aioli."
NJ Paleo Girl presents 2 Months In: I'M WEARING MY SKINNY JEANS!!! posted at NJ Paleo Girl, saying, "My weight has always fluctuated, and I’ve never felt "skinny" enough... UNTIL NOW! After two months following the Paleo Diet, and completely SLACKING at the gym-- let’s just say today, if I make it, will be my first time in over TEN DAYS! I usually go 5 days a week!-- I am fitting into my “skinny jeans” (that’s down at least one whole size)!!"
NJ Paleo Girl presents S.A.D.? What Would Grok Do? posted at NJ Paleo Girl, saying, "This winter has been particularly rough in the way of freezing cold temperatures, snow fall (we’re up to at least 60” of snowfall this winter in Hoboken!), and general dreariness--- hello shoveling and de-icing! It is no surprise that many of us are feeling down and out, and wondering if we’ve been affected by SAD."
Nell Stephenson presents Yams vs. Squash... for Pre Workout Fueling? posted at TrainWithNellie.
Adam presents Of Champions posted at zero-one-ten's posterous, saying, "Breakfast battle: bacon and eggs vs. granola bars! Talk about an unfair fight!"
Primal Kitchen's Family Grokumentarian presents Celebrating Special Occasions While Sticking To Your Low-Carb Weight Loss Goals posted at Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary, saying, "Though special occasions are often reserved as perfect times to let loose and indulge a little, it would appear that I have a little dilemma - special occasions come a little too frequently! How do you deal with your frequent special occasions while keeping on track for your weight loss goals?"
Dr. John presents Paleo Fast Food in the Developing World posted at Paleoterran, saying, "Guest post by John Michael looks at carnitas and food politics in Bogota."
Richard presents Recipe: Primal Chicken Kabobs posted at Primal Fed.
Meghan Little / Angel Torres presents French Salad Dressing posted at Paleo Effect.
Ana Johnson presents Roasted Veggies and Fish posted at Whole Life Diets, Autoimmune diet, Registered Dietitian, Paleo, saying, "A Paleo cooking video using just delivered veggies from the local CSA!"
Julie Sullivan Mayfield presents Recipe Time - aka "The magic of coconut milk" posted at BTB's Nutrition and Performance Blog, saying, "When a recipe calls for cream, coconut milk is a mighty fine substitution. Give this one a try as your next side dish to go with some steak!"
Laurie Donaldson presents Chicken Pot "Pie" posted at Food for Primal Thought, saying, "Not orthodox paleo, but I like to break the mold sometimes..."
Joe Berne presents The Paleo Bachelor: White Sweet Potato Fries posted at Karate Conditioning, saying, "A recipes so easy even a bachelor can make it! Sweet potato fries, paleo approved!"
Patty Strilaeff presents Paleo Shrimp Kebobs or Kebabs or Kabobs...Stuff on a Stick. posted at following my nose....
Kristy A. presents "Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying" posted at Feasting on Fitness, saying, "I'm creating a resource for parents (and anyone else interested) in support of a Paleo/Primal/Real Food approach to nutrition to help substitute out sugars and starches with fruits and vegetables. Please help contribute!"
Robin presents Why You Should Stand On Shaky Ground (and Walk On It and Run On It) posted at Everymom To Ironmom, saying, "Our bodies are not meant to walk on flat even surfaces all the time. Why we should all be on shaky ground more often."
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: