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:
Todd Dosenberry presents 3 Must Have Kitchen Gadgets posted at Toad's Primal Journey, saying, "Do you have what it takes to be an exuberant primal/paleo chef? It becomes a lot easier when you have essential kitchen gadgets. In this post I discuss 3 of my favorites!"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.
Julia Campbell presents wilted spinach salad with tuna and bacon posted at the crankin' kitchen!, saying, "A warm bacon dressing with spinach and tuna (and hunks of bacon, too, of course!)"
Logan Marshall presents The 13 Coolest Health Blogs on the Internet posted at Wild Movement.
Lindsey presents Chicken and Carrot Soup posted at Enjoying Healthy Foods, saying, "My sweet 3 year old has Mono and Strep. Food is not his friend because his throat is so sore. Here is what I made him and he loved it and said it felt good on his throat."
Tim Huntley presents June Fitness Challenge – Win a Signed Copy of Everyday Paleo posted at Soil to Sustenance, saying, "Participate in a June fitness challenge, and you might win a signed copy of Everyday Paleo."
Amy Kubal presents What's In A (Food Product) Name?? posted at Fuel As Rx, saying, "Sometimes you just have to laugh!"
Dustin Sharp presents It Sucks to Run Out of Butter posted at Paleo Vélo.
Beth Mazur presents About 'emotional' eating posted at Weight Maven, saying, "here's my response to a recent post by Dr. Briffa on 'emotional' eating. My take is that addressing physiology first may be a good strategy for what appears to be psychology."
Laurie Donaldson presents Porch Pictures posted at Food for Primal Thought, saying, "Is relaxing primal? I think so."
Zac Sky presents Paleo Diet - 30 Day Review posted at Zac Sky . com, saying, "I started the Paleo diet simply as a test and the experience has been so positive that it now feels unnatural to be doing anything else. I'm converted."
Primal Kitchen's Family Grokumentarian presents Healthy Food Methods with Toddlers and Preschoolers: Avoiding Food Waste While Honoring Satiety Signals posted at Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary, saying, "While every day I find myself ironing out kinks in the meal serving process, my experiences to this point have lead me to a few methods that I use in my approach to mealtimes and snacktimes with my toddler and preschooler."
Kate Yoak presents An update: paleo pregnancy posted at Cave Kitchen, saying, "Bad news on my pregnancy - an update. In the meantime, a list of paleo pregnancy thoughts, including weight gain, morning sickness, prenatal vitamins."
J. Stanton presents The Civilized Savage and the Uncivilized Civilization posted at GNOLLS.ORG, saying, "What is "human nature", anyway? Are we really just a bunch of monkeys, and does civilization change that?"
Kris presents How to lose appetite for food posted at Kris Health Blog, saying, "Tired of the same old nonsense about eating high fiber to lose appetite? Enter and find some effective methods on how to lose appetite for food"
Meghan Little presents Chocolate Cocoa Cake posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This Paleo Chocolate Cake is to die for! It is fluffy and spongy and easy to make. Check out www.paleoeffect.com for the recipe and a fantastic Chocolate Frosting to go with it!"
Megh presents Raw Salmon (Ceviche) posted at Yolks, Kefir, and Gristle, saying, "All the raw goodness of salmon, and yummy too!"
Tony Federico presents Caveman Cuisine: Coconut Muesli posted at FED - Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Cold cereal makes is Paleo comeback!"
Dr. John presents The Idea of an Ecovillage posted at Paleoterran, saying, "Guest post from John Michael at an organic farm in Ecuador."
David Csonka presents Sleep Deprived? Consider Fasting or Low Carb Meals posted at Naturally Engineered.
Angie presents Pork Shoulder with Spinach and Onions posted at Angie's Suburban Oasis, saying, "I came across the yumminess that is the pork shoulder and made this dish to complement the fattiness of the meat. Give it a try!"
Benjamin Skipper presents My Sensory Enrichment Experiment posted at Musing Aloud, saying, "Having trouble concentrating, or finding that being in the same environment all the time leads to discontent? Try a sensory enrichment experiment to improve your mental well-being."
NJ Paleo Girl presents Are these well-disguised fast foods sabotaging your weight loss? posted at NJ Paleo Girl, saying, "A short list of “fast foods” parading as “slow foods”…Could one (or more) be to blame for your tight pants? Avoid these and have a healthier and skinnier summer"
NJ Paleo Girl presents Hello world! posted at Erin, saying, "I hope you'll all join me on my journey to becoming a Paleo Mom!"
Nell Stephenson presents Nonna's Meatballs... Paleo-ized! posted at TrainWithNellie.
Kerri Heffel presents gluten and dairy free pizza crust posted at the functional foodie, saying, "The coconut flour in this recipe is masked by herbs and garlic. A must try!"
Paul Jaminet presents An Osteoarthritis Recovery Story posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "Jacqueline, one of our readers, has been recovering from osteoarthritis using our diet. This is her story."
Pepper Ruper presents What's on the web? Pepper's paleo archive: 120 relevant and awesome posts posted at Paleo Pepper, saying, "The beginnings of my best efforts to compile introductory, useful, interesting, and comprehensive posts on a wide span of nutrition and paleo related issues."
Lindsey presents It's CSA time!!!! posted at Enjoying Healthy Foods, saying, "Midwest CSA has begun! I am excited for the upcoming year of delicious local produce! Recipe, too!"
Frank Hagan presents Low Carb Age: Never Too Late posted at Low Carb Age, saying, "Is it ever too late to adopt a low carb / primal lifestyle? Because of biological changes as we age, the over-50 set may not have the same dramatic weight loss benefits. But a focus on improving health makes a low carb / paleo lifestyle important at any age."
Adam Farrah presents Yoga Benefits for Adrenal Fatigue and Depression... posted at PracticalPaleolithic.com, saying, "Video blog post talking about Adrenal Fatigue, depression and anxiety and the usefulness of yoga and meditation as possible therapies."
Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan presents Mediterranean Tuna Salad posted at theclothesmakethegirl, saying, "Takes about 2 minutes to make and tastes like sunshine."
Meghan Little / Angel Torres presents Savory Sweet Potato Hash Browns posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This one is one for the books. A great start for the day with a great and savory healthy Paleo Effect breakfast recipe."
Ute presents Getting your family (your children!!) on board posted at Such Lovely Freckles.
Samantha presents Could there be a connection between Paleo and Autism? posted at RAWR..
Joe Berne presents You are NOT a Pap Smear: The Fallacy of "Normal" posted at Karate Conditioning, saying, "In case you were wondering, how to tell that you are not, in fact, a Pap smear."
Pepper Ruper presents PCOS and acne update posted at Paleo Pepper, saying, "Details of my journey with eating primally and troubleshooting women's health"
Benjamin Skipper presents Chocolate Review: Equal Exchange 67% Mint with Peppermint Pieces posted at Musing Aloud, saying, "Mint is an awesome herb, my favorite. How does Equal Exchange's mint chocolate fare, and does it best its competition?"
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: