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% Ginger posted at Musing Aloud, saying, "Hands down one of my top favorites period. I consider this my "thinking chocolate," as it's a wonderful treat during contemplative moods."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.
Tyler presents Ladies, worried that lifting weight will make you "bulky"? posted at Evolutionary Health Systems, saying, "Girls should pick up heavy things along with eating a paleo diet... this is why."
Todd Dosenberry presents Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Butter Smoothie ($1.00) posted at Toad's Primal Journey, saying, "Ah, for the love of paleo/primal smoothies! The recipe I am sharing today was inexpensive ($1.00 for 269 calories), delicious and healthy. It goes a long ways. Enjoy!"
Tony Federico presents Caveman Cuisine: Coco-Mocho Bark posted at FED - Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Sinfully delicious without being sinful."
SengAun Ong presents Easy Food Easy Health - Tipskey posted at Tipskey - Unlock Practicality, saying, "The shorter the distance the food travels from farm to mouth, the healthier the food is. Meats have further traveling distance because they have to go to cooking pan."
Lindsey presents 30 day challenge posted at Enjoying Healthy Foods, saying, "With a few slips here and there I have decided to do another 30 day challenge!"
Kerri Heffel presents rutabaga fries posted at the functional foodie, saying, "these are a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional french fries."
Julia Campbell presents easy chicken salad with truffle mayo posted at the crankin' kitchen!, saying, "Making homemade truffle mayonnaise is fun and yummy way to make an awesome chicken salad."
Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan presents Stovetop Pork Carnitas posted at theclothesmakethegirl, saying, "Crispy on the outside, fall-apart tender on the inside, this carnitas recipe takes very little work, but the outcome is AWESOME!"
Logan Marshall presents The Tightrope Act of Life: 3 Ways to Cultivate Balance posted at Wild Movement.
Yael Grauer presents Whole30 Recap: Three Weeks In posted at Yael Writes, saying, "I'm three weeks into the Whole30, and have a few more revelations and insights--plus lots of photos of food I've made, straight out of the Everyday Paleo cookbook."
Nell Stephenson presents Giving Away Your Mixer Since You're Paleo? THINK AGAIN! posted at TrainWithNellie.
Kris presents What does Vitamin D do for the body posted at Kris Health Blog, saying, "If you are wondering what does Vitamin D do for the body, then this is the right place. Vitamin D functions as a steroid hormone, and helps fight many illnesses"
J. Stanton presents How 'Heart-Healthy Whole Grains' Make Us Fat posted at GNOLLS.ORG, saying, "In which we walk through a controlled study that tells us nearly everything we need to know about diet and obesity."
Dr. John presents Q&A: Will we get enough calcium on the Paleo diet? posted at Paleoterran, saying, "Go Paleo to prevent bone loss."
Dustin Baxley presents The Paleo Version of High Cholesterol posted at eating and other stuff., saying, "A look at my cholesterol panel after strict Paleo sparked a few questions about what these numbers mean."
David Csonka presents The Coming Alzheimer's Disease Epidemic posted at Naturally Engineered, saying, "The increasing number of diabetics in the U.S. puts many people at risk for developing alzheimer's disease, owing to its connection with hyperglycemia."
Ryan presents Why We're Giving Up Coffee for 100 Days posted at The Urban Cave - Chicago, saying, "I still think coffee is paleo-cceptable, but after the first 50-days out of our 100-day-no-caffeine-challenge, we're beginning to question whether coffee is really worth it...and we're huge coffee drinkers!"
Julianne Taylor presents Nutrition: more powerful than prescription drugs posted at Julianne's Paleo & Zone Nutrition Blog.
Jaclyn presents Post-Paleo Reflections posted at TheCrossFitFoodie.
Zac Sky presents Going Paleo posted at Zac Sky . com.
Pepper Ruper presents Radicalism posted at Paleo Pepper, saying, "It's got some thoughts on radicalism in life and in the paleo movement. A bit of a manifesto, and a bit of a rant, honestly I can't think of anything more relevant."
Marc presents Restaurant Review KUSHI, Washington DC. posted at Feel Good Eating, saying, "Dining out with some Paleo flair"
Josh Wood presents P90x - How I loathe you posted at Josh Wood's Blog.
Emily presents Giveitaway, Giveitaway, Giveitaway, Giveitaway Now! posted at Girl meats Paleo, saying, "Giving away Steve's Original Grass-Fed Paleo Stix to one lucky winner! No strings attached, just free meat for my friends"
Meghan Little / Angel Torres presents French Salad Dressing posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "One of my favorite salad dressings! It adds flavor and texture to any salad and greens combination. Not only for Paleo Living people but also for everyone else. It definitely wins the hearts of whoever makes it. Try it out and see it for yourself! Go Paleo."
Paul Jaminet presents DHA and Angiogenesis: The Bottom Line posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "This is the concluding post in a series on whether high intake of fish oil and vitamin A and low antioxidant status may increase the risk for dangerous cancers."
Crystal Meadows presents Me vs. Me posted at Against the Grain, saying, "A formerly fat girl strives for fitness in her 30s with CrossFit and Paleo."
Peggy Emch presents The Comprehensive Guide to Curbing Food Cravings posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "The types of foods we crave, the timing, and intensity of those cravings all depends on the types of foods we are used to eating."
Meghan Little presents Sea Scallops posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Cook perfect sea scallops every time in under 5 minutes. Your family will be SO impressed! Try our recipe at www.paleoeffect.com!"
Ute presents How our modern paleo lifestyle goes against our nature... Part 2 posted at Such Lovely Freckles.
Laurie Donaldson presents Gonna Start Again in the Month of May posted at Food for Primal Thought, saying, "Sampling some paleo/primal cookbooks to get back on track..."
Primal Commuter presents No Whole Milk? posted at The Primal Commuter, saying, "During a meal over-run with complex carbs and refined sugars, you can't even find good old fashioned whole milk because the mantra of the past 20 years has been "fat is bad". And yet as the mantra gets louder and longer, waistlines and body fat percentages get bigger and bulgier."
Robin presents Meatza: Now Teenager Approved! posted at Everymom To Ironmom, saying, "Making a grain-free dish that a pizza-loving teenager will like is hard, but this Meatza hit it out of the park with my son!"
Kristy A. presents Dry-Rubbed Espresso Chili Slow Cooker Ribs posted at Feasting on Fitness, saying, "Fall-off-the-bone tender, juicy ribs packed with a spicy, savory flavor that lingers in the mushroom and caramelized onion side you can pile up on your favorite burger or chicken breast long after the ribs have been devoured. Are you drooling yet?"
Jo Svendblad presents Nutty Kitchen posted at Nutty Kitchen, saying, "Yumm!"
Patty Strilaeff presents Will Work For Food, Reluctantly. posted at following my nose....
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: