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 of the Rodeo 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 5 Tips to Save Hundreds of Dollars on Food Every Year posted at Toad's Primal Journey, saying, "Use one of these tips and master it. Then master another one. Doing so will, in fact, save you hundreds of dollars on food every year!"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.
Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan presents Comfort Noodles posted at theclothesmakethegirl, saying, "A hug in a bowl. Sometimes you just need some (zucchini) noodles."
Ryan presents Make Your Own Coconut Butter! posted at The Urban Cave - Chicago, saying, "Make your own coconut butter - it's just too easy not to, and cheaper too!"
Bree presents Homemade Vanilla Extract posted at primalbree.
Kris presents How much sugar per day for weight loss and optimal health posted at Kris Health Blog, saying, "An article about how much sugar per day for weight loss and optimal health. I believe that sugar is one of the primary causes of obesity and poor health."
Ruth Almon presents Why Members of Remote Tribes Make the Best Food Scientists posted at Ruth's Real Food, saying, "What information can we trust: Observations of isolated communities that are free from disease, or cutting edge experimental research?"
Laurie Donaldson presents Pretty Strong for a Girl posted at Food for Primal Thought, saying, "Some thoughts on strength training..."
Nell Stephenson presents Eat Fruit? DON'T Eat Fruit? It's ALL About the Timing & the Glycemic Load! posted at TrainWithNellie.
Primal Kitchen's Family Grokumentarian presents Planning Way Ahead for Fun Paleo, Primal, and Crossfit Christmas Gift Ideas posted at Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary, saying, "The paleo-leaning gifts that I'm planning to give this year will require either a significant chunk of time to create, or a significant amount of money to buy a quality product - so planning ahead is even more crucial than usual. Thankfully, my brainstorming has kicked off with a flurry of inspiration!"
Julie Sullivan Mayfield presents Win LE CREUSET (and get a guacamole recipe too!)! posted at Paleo Comfort Foods, saying, "Lots of excitement on a Monday - the winner of Paleonola, a guacamole recipe, and announcing our next LE CREUSET giveaway!"
Tony Federico presents Viljhalmur Stefansson and the Foodways of the Arctic - Part II posted at FED - Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Learn about a groundbreaking experiment that took place almost 100 years ago testing the healthfulness of an all-meat diet. If you are even remotely interested in Paleo/Primal eating, you can't miss this!"
Angie presents Paleo/primal Cupcakes and Muffins posted at Angie's Suburban Oasis, saying, "I was looking for something with more protein and fruit or veggies to put in my kids' lunchboxes. These muffins made from almond meal, coconut four and fruit or veggie puree fit the bill!"
Peggy Emch presents Pregnancy Cravings and Irregular Periods posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "The response to this post has been amazing. If you're a woman with menstrual issues, going Primal for the sake of your irregular periods, the comments on this post will both inspire, support, and inform you."
Dr. John presents Paleolithic Nutrition: Diet in the Neolithic posted at Paleoterran, saying, "New series exploring the paleolithic diet and its impact on health in our modern world."
Chris Tamme presents Just Tell Me What to Eat posted at Primal Roar.
Stacy Toth presents Packing a Paleo Lunch is Easier Than You Think posted at Paleo Parents, saying, "Examples of ways to pack a Paleo lunch for your kids just in time for back to school."
Meghan Little presents Taco Salad | Paleo Salads posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This Taco Salad is a great new addition! Its fast and delicious...goes great with our Paleo Flan and a nice "Margarita"!"
Megh presents Mystery Meat Monday: Lardo posted at Yolks, Kefir, and Gristle, saying, "My new delectable discovery in the world of cured meats."
Megh presents Grains Are Famine Food posted at Yolks, Kefir, and Gristle, saying, "Some musings on the place of grains in the human diet."
Diana Hsieh presents Paleo as a School of Thought posted at NoodleFood, saying, "Some disagreements are to be expected among "paleo" advocates, since "paleo" is an evolving school of thought, not a particular diet set in stone."
Lauren presents The best gazpacho I've ever had posted at Raspberry & Coconut, saying, "The trick to making a proper gazpacho instead of a bowl of salsa is to roast the tomatoes, peppers, and garlic. This really mellows the garlic and cuts the acidity of the tomatoes, and the addition of sherry vinegar makes it “pop.”"
Paul Jaminet presents Carbohydrates and the Thyroid posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "Prompted by a critical blog post from Anthony Colpo, I wrote an extended consideration of how dietary carbs interact with the thyroid."
Robin presents Countdown to Ironman: Week 45: The Paleo Ironman posted at Everymom To Ironmom, saying, "Serious endurance training requires a ton of glycogen replacement. Eating Paleo, it's difficult to get a lot of carbs. Here I wrestle with my plans to train for an Ironman on a paleo diet."
Rodney Flores presents Primal Introduction posted at Primal Effect, saying, "Hey Gang, I moved recently and I'm working on getting the new kitchen set up for filming. Just did a new shoot last night and posted a pic on facebook of the dish. Here is a brief intro about me and the website. Would love to hear from you as to what kind of recipes you would like to see. Like my Primal Effect facebook page and let me know. Rodney"
Yael Grauer presents Preserving Summer Herbs and Spices posted at Yael Writes, saying, "It's time to start thinking about winter! Preserve your favorite summer herbs and spices through herbal vinegars, herb cubes or just through freezing or drying."
Patty Strilaeff presents Finally, what to do with a pig's head. posted at following my nose....
Joe Berne presents Still Fat? posted at Karate Conditioning, saying, "Sometimes... gasp... we eat paleo, yet are STILL FAT!What should we do? Follow the link and see..."
Josephine Svendblad presents Bacon Wrapped Scallops posted at Nutty Kitchen, saying, "Scallops cooked right ROCK!"
Havard presents How to run barefoot posted at Courageous Mind, saying, "Barefoot running is very healthy but requires some getting used to. This post covers some basics on how to run barefoot."
Robin S. presents Recipe Dump Pt I: Breakfast posted at Confessions of a Paleolithic Drama Queen, saying, "A recipe extravaganza and a revamped Recipes page! 6 new breakfast recipes makes 50 total."
Ian M. presents Brussels Sprouts even a 3 year old will eat (and will impress your significant other) posted at Happy Food Happy Family, saying, "Brussels Sprouts are a great veggie to add to your tool, or should I say, alternative lunch box. What is most shocking is my three year old eats them without being asked! Browning the veggie in butter gives it a little sweeter taste while still keeping it from being soggy."
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: