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:
Robin presents Countdown to Ironman, Week 27: Have a Plan for the Holidays posted at Everymom To Ironmom, saying, "Stress, travel, overeating, inactivity - going into the holidays with a plan in place can solve the typical holiday pitfalls"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.
John A. Heatherly presents The Most Paleolithic Man in the World... posted at THE SURVIVAL TEMPLATE John A. Heatherly - Blog.
Tony Federico presents Urban Foraging: B-a-n-a-n-a-s posted at FED - Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Whether it is for economic, spiritual, or political reasons, the act of gathering food for oneself can be powerfully liberating."
Ruth Almon presents Magical Two-Ingredient Halva Cookies posted at Ruth's Real Food, saying, "Do you miss the texture of baked goods? Have I got a cookie for you! Two ingredient halva cookies have a cookie texture with no flour of any kind."
Scott Lee presents Introducing Caffeine - For Better or For Worse? posted at Scott Free Thinking.
PaleoWorks presents Make It a Full Fat Paleo Christmas posted at PaleoWorks: How To Diet and Live Longer.
Laurie Donaldson presents Primal Fish Stew posted at Food for Primal Thought, saying, "A little break from the usual holiday fare."
Kris presents SoFAS – The New Reason to Hate Saturated Fats posted at Kris Health Blog, saying, "An explanation of the term SoFAS, which was invented as the new reason to hate saturated fats, now that evidence shows that they do not cause heart disease."
Meghan Little / Angel Torres presents Sweet Potato Casserole posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This simple but amazing Sweet Potato Casserole is a must to try and hard to believe that it is completely Paleo. Happy New Year! Stay tuned for our upcoming Paleo Mobile App."
presents Chocolate Tart. Dairy Free Gluten Free Sugar Free Egg Free Soy Free posted at Health Freak Revolution, saying, "Recipes from me are rare, but thought this was worth sharing! Be ready to improvise if you have a go!"
Nell Stephenson presents Getting a Paleo Head Start for the New Year posted at Paleoista.
Lisa Reynolds presents Quick Weight Loss Tips posted at Personal Hack, saying, "Are you thinking of shedding your excess body weight? Is that your immediate goal? Searching for some tips that might help you? This is the right place for you. I have given some hints below that might assist you losing your body weight."
Ritu Riyat presents Primal Meditation posted at Nutritionize!.
Angie presents Paleo/Primal Cinnamon "Rolls" posted at Angie's Suburban Oasis, saying, "For breakfast on Christmas morning Hubby makes his traditional cinnamon rolls. They are so good, but I'm sure the level of sweetness will just be too much for me this year and I may not feel great after eating all of that wheat-based pastry. So while he was making his recipe, I made a version of a cinnamon "roll" muffin that was perfect for me. Not that it needs it, but I made a coconut cream frosting to go on top as well. I think they turned out very cinnamon-y and will be a good substitute for the traditional Cinnamon Roll. Give them a try and see what you think."
The Cavegirls presents Paleo Pancakes: Variations by Angie and Kate posted at Northwest Cavegirls, saying, "Cavegirls Kate and Angie share their recipes for Paleo Pancakes. Kate's pancakes include pumpkin puree for an additional yummy twist. Angie's can be made to order and customized to fit everyone's pancake preferences. Enjoy!"
Melissa Fritcher presents 21-Day Sugar Detox posted at Less of Mimi, saying, "Used this so far in December - down 10 pounds, and 5 inches off my waist! Clean eating, FTW!"
Amy Kubal presents Higher Education: I want to be a Paleo RD – but… posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "It's not all USDA Food Plate. An education in nutrition is SO much more!"
Julia Campbell presents fried plantains + avocado salad posted at the crankin' kitchen!, saying, "the perfect contrast to all those Christmas leftovers: crispy, caramelized plantains with an avocado salad with quick pickled onions"
Diana Hsieh presents My Elimination Diet posted at Modern Paleo, saying, "I've just begun a serious elimination diet. Here's the what, the why, and the how."
Vanessa presents Turkey Bacon is Not Bacon posted at Healthy Living How To, saying, "Bacon makes everything better and a hot salad dressing made with bacon is no exception. Hot Bacon Dressing is a German classic, featured in just about every church cookbook from the 70's. While your grandmother's version probably calls for unhealthy vegetable oil, sugar and cornstarch, with a few substitutions, you have a healthy dressing."
Mark Samson presents Natural Weight Loss Tips posted at Personal Hack, saying, "Are you on trying to find some natural weight loss tips to shed your uninvited body fat? Then this is the right place you are looking for. Nowadays that most foods have at the least some amount harmful greasy substances, I mean the cheese, butter and oils. Naturally, when you consume a lot of such foods you will end up looking like a couch potato. You?ll find yourself in an embarrassing position when others call you a couch potato. Let?s go ahead for some tips."
David Rourke presents You may not understand how odd you are posted at Paleodyssey.
Joe Lindley presents People Magazine, Half Their Size, Low Carb Atkins on Today Show posted at Stop Craving Sugar with a Low Carb Diet Plan or Paleo Diet Plan, saying, "I was pleased to watch a news story on NBC’s Today show yesterday, December 28th, 2011, about some dieting success stories. Savanna Guthrie, the news anchor, introduced 3 dieters who have successfully lost more than half their weight with various weight loss approaches. They will be featured in People Magazine’s January 2012 “Half Their Size” edition which will be published tomorrow, December 30, 2011. The 3 weight loss approaches were Jenny Craig, Medifast, and Atkins.The Paleo Diet is roughly as low carb as Atkins so this may bring some additional publicity for both Paleo and low carb diet approaches."
Meghan Little presents Comments for Paleo Diet Recipes , Chicken Salad posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Chicken Korma is an Indian recipe that we really enjoy. It has a hearty tomato-curry flavor and pairs perfectly with our Coconut Almond "Rice" for a complete meal! Try this and more at www.paleoeffect.com!"
Crystal Meadows presents Rocky the CaveDog posted at Against the Grain, saying, "Do you have a Paleo Pet? I do!"
Clara Myers presents The Paleo Diet Rules: To Eat or Not To Eat posted at What Is Paleo?, saying, "Just getting started? Here's what to avoid and what to looking for."
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: