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:
Dustin Baxley presents The Paleo Cheater's Blues posted at eating and other stuff., saying, "How to "deal" when you have a bad diet day."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.
Benjamin Skipper presents Chocolate Review: Divine 70% with Raspberries posted at Musing Aloud, saying, "Here's another chocolate I discovered at World Market. The berries are good, but how is the chocolate that carries them?"
Tiffany presents Basic Bone Broth and Your Gut Health posted at the cavegirl dish.
Todd Dosenberry presents Recipe: Super Rich Chocolate Coconut Smoothie posted at Toad's Primal Journey, saying, "Do you like smoothies? What about primal smoothies? Ones rich in chocolate? This primal smoothie recipe is super rich in chocolate. Its extremely healthy and I enjoyed it for dessert!"
Paul Jaminet presents Dumpling Rolls posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "Dumpling Rolls are our name for a dumpling/hamburger type filling in a Vietnamese spring roll rice wrapper. Tastes great!"
Ryan presents I can't believe we're gonna eat butter! posted at The Urban Cave - Chicago, saying, "The self-experimentation continues, this time we are bringing back the butter!"
Meghan Little presents Caveman Kabobs posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Show your friends how delicious Paleo can be this summer with our Caveman Kabobs. Visit www.paleoeffect.com for me summertime meal ideas!"
Kate Yoak presents Bacon wrapped smokies posted at Cave Kitchen, saying, "Fun and easy kid-friendly recipe that's as much fun to eat as it is to make. Lunch boxes came back empty - great validation!"
Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan presents Sweet & Salty Fudge Bombs posted at theclothesmakethegirl, saying, "I don't usually make paleo "treats" but these were perfect for a paleo dinner party last week -- and SUPER yummy."
Rafael presents Calories Density Causes Obesity? Part II posted at Optimal Health Source.
Tony Federico presents Art DeVany Uncensored: Part I posted at FED - Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Part 1 of my exclusive interview with the "Grandfather" of Paleo, Art DeVany covers the topics of economics and evolutionary fitness, his ideas on the most important aspects of New Evolution Diet, and the interesting intersection of fractal geometry and fitness."
Laurie Donaldson presents My Food Pyramid (uh, Plate) posted at Food for Primal Thought, saying, "A real food "plate.""
Pepper Ruper presents Pepper's advanced paleo archives: >200 kick ass posts for growing your perspective posted at Paleo Pepper, saying, "A carefully selected group of posts on advanced, somewhat controversial paleo topics such as: what regulates metabolism? Should I eat fruit? How should I think about macronutrients?"
Kris presents Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms posted at Kris Health Blog, saying, "Magnesium is a mineral that is part of more than 300 metabolic processes, and in this article I discuss some common magnesium deficiency symptoms in humans."
DanM presents Pork and Sweet Potato Stew posted at Dan's Food Blog, saying, "Paleo comfort food for those of us with exams imminent."
Dustin Baxley presents Eggs! Six Ways to Cook Em Up! posted at eating and other stuff., saying, "Good tips for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!"
DebB presents Healthy Lifestyle Includes Laughing Outloud! posted at Increase Metabolism & Live Healthy, saying, "Are you a loud laugher? You are probably healthy!"
Peggy Emch presents It's Bedtime. Turn Off the Night Light! posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "Let's not forget that kids need to sleep in the dark too!"
Julia Campbell presents yogurt marinated lamb + cucumber mint salad posted at the crankin' kitchen!, saying, "A super delicious Mediterranean dish of garlicky spiced yogurt, tender grilled lamb, and a fresh, minted chopped vegetable salad."
Nell Stephenson presents How a Paleo Endurance Athlete (ME!) Preps Nutritionally for Race Day posted at TrainWithNellie.
Stacy Toth presents Breaking the Plateau, Stacy's n=1 advice posted at Paleo Parents, saying, "How to break a weight loss plateau written by someone who has lost 120 pounds the Paleo way."
Samantha presents How to Transition Your Child to Paleo- Part DOH! posted at RAWR., saying, "The trials and errors of switching kids to Paleo. What has failed and what has succeeded? Is the a method to the madness?"
J. Stanton presents The Breakfast Myth, Part 2: The Art and Science Of Not Eating Breakfast posted at GNOLLS.ORG, saying, "Here's the scientific evidence for and against breakfast - and what we should do in response."
Amy Kubal presents What the Fruc(tose)?!? posted at Fuel As Rx, saying, "Dropping the "F"-Bomb... As in "Fructose"!! Here's a 'sweet' little read giving you the facts on sugar."
Lindsey presents Meatloaf Muffins with Sweet Potato icing posted at Enjoying Healthy Foods.
Dustin Sharp presents Perfect Dinner? posted at Paleo Vélo, saying, "I can't think of too many paleo dinners I like better than this one."
Beth Mazur presents Food reward-apalooza posted at Weight Maven, saying, "I'm loving all the recent posts on food reward and obesity. Here's my two cents."
Kerri Heffel presents big dave's mango salsa posted at the functional foodie, saying, "A delicious summer salsa that goes great over grilled fish and salads."
Robin presents Old MacDonald Ate Some Grass-Pastured Free-Range Beef posted at Everymom To Ironmom, saying, "It's not just what you eat that matters, but how what you ate was raised. Old McDonald wouldn't recognize most of the "meat" and "eggs" on our grocery store shelves."
Diana Hsieh presents From CrossFit to SuperSlow / Body By Science posted at Modern Paleo, saying, "Why I've decided to switch my workouts from CrossFit to SuperSlow / Body By Science."
Rational Jenn presents Fitness posted at Rational Jenn, saying, "Lately I've been examining my idea of what it means to be 'fit' and whether or not that word could apply to me. I am a Recovering Perfectionist, and I discovered that some of my incorrect perfectionist-driven ideas are behind my inability to think of myself as someone who is in good shape. I'd love some feedback, particularly from anyone who can relate to battling the Perfectionism Monster!"
Adam presents Macadamia Pancakes posted at zero-one-ten's posterous, saying, "Here's a rather vague recipe for paleo-friendly pancakes that have become a real favorite around our house. The ratios were improvised, but it was a great day to have all the right stuff in the pantry."
Patty Strilaeff presents Win Some Stuff. posted at following my nose..., saying, "Still plenty of time to win some steaks and other primal/paleo goodies!"
paleo_rob presents French Beef Patties in Red Wine posted at PaleOZ, saying, "Tasty beef patties with delicious red-wine butter sauce."
Tara Grant presents Can going Paleo give you Celiac disease? posted at Primal Living, saying, "The short answer is no. However, those that have undiagnosed Celiacs or gluten intolerance that consume wheat on a daily basis may not be aware of the symptoms it’s causing until they remove it."
Havard presents How to start your own vegetable garden posted at Courageous Mind, saying, "Growing your own vegetables is fun and very healthy. It doesn't have to take a lot of work either. This is how I set up an urban vegetable garden with minimal effort and investment."
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: