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:
Peggy Emch presents Sizzling Butter Shrimp posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "Hot pepper, garlic, and shrimp sizzling in butter makes for a quick and yummy lunch."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.
Ruth Almon presents Seriously Delicious Mango Chutney - With Video posted at Ruth's Real Food, saying, "This mango chutney tastes soooo goood. It's a delicious way to get some probiotics into your diet."
Holly presents Honey Spiced Chicken Thighs - AKA Chicken Thighs For Beginners posted at Holly Would If She Could.
Yael Grauer presents Beyond Resolutions: Five Baby Steps for Lasting Health posted at Yael Writes, saying, "Thinking about dabbling in healthy nutrition for the new year but not quite ready to make the leap? Here's some small steps you can take to get started if the all-or-nothing attitude is not for you."
Amy Kubal presents Popular in Paleo 2011 - The Top Buzz from the Year that was... posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "Find out what 10 of the hottest trends in Paleo were for 2011!"
Jennifer Hunt presents Paleo: A Nutrient-Dense Eating Disorder? posted at Vibrant Sexy Strong, saying, "The first post in a series examining how my personal battle with disordered eating extends to Paleo."
Tim Huntley presents Grilled Flank Steak with Mango and Avocado Salsa | My Athletic Life posted at My Athletic Life, saying, "From Seth at The Refined Chef - Bon Appetit!"
Meghan Little presents Paleo Brownies posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "These Paleo Brownies are moist and delicious! None of that dry crumbly stuff! Goes great with out Paleo Strawberry Ice Cream! Check out this and more at www.paleoeffect.com!"
Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan presents The Best Version of Us For 2012 posted at theclothesmakethegirl, saying, "This year, instead of setting resolutions for the new year, I'm going to live every day like the person I want to be. For the first time in almost 30 years, I'm not setting a physical goal - no weight loss, no leaning out, no target time on the clock or weight on the bar. Instead, I'm going to behave like the best version of myself -- then I will be her."
Laurie Donaldson presents Frizzled Spicy Beef and Tostones (Fried Plantains) posted at Food for Primal Thought, saying, "Just yum, that's all, just yum."
Nell Stephenson presents Partly Paleo? posted at Paleoista.
Tony Federico presents The Art of Re-creation posted at FED - Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Are you suffering from a lack of recreation (literally re-creation)? Could this be due to the growing trend of being "always on"? Read this post if you're interested in turning off and tuning in!"
Eddy presents Are New years Resolutions as Bad as Diets? posted at Health Freak Revolution, saying, "I think some people see New Years resolutions in a counter-productive mindset, like diets, and need to change their fundamental views of health and the principles of their lifestyle. Not to say we shouldn't make them though...."
Kristy A. presents Maintaining Fitness During Pregnancy posted at Feasting on Fitness, saying, "Eating healthy, home-cooked foods and exercising using functional movements really does help a pregnancy go smoothly and become a wonderful, fun experience! Go figure!"
mark owen-ward presents now get your new habit going posted at new habit.
Melissa Fritcher presents Final Wrap Up of the 31 Days of Christmas posted at Less of Mimi, saying, "My wrap-up post on the Clean Paleo experiment, using the 21-Day Sugar Detox. So happy with the results. Now 3 days into my 2nd Detox, too."
Riki Shore presents Kitchen Thrift: Hearty Beef Stew posted at Three Squares, saying, "This beef stew is delicious and Whole9 compliant. Happy New Year!"
Paul Jaminet presents 2011 in Review: Top Posts posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "A look at some of the things we learned in 2011."
Christian Wernstedt presents Example Investigation and Musings on Genetic Destiny posted at The VitalObjectives Blog, saying, "Genes are not destiny, but genetic information can give important clues about the root causes of health problems such as fibromyalgia or CFS. In this case, the folate related MTHFR polymorphism is discussed, and also how its actual effects in a person's body can be tested for and put into a bigger picture."
Peggy Emch presents The Danger of Fertility Awareness posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "Fertility awareness works great but you do have to be diligent about it or you'll end up pregnant like me!"
Mike presents Yet Another Detox? posted at PaleoWorks: How To Diet and Live Longer.
Angie presents A week of Paleo/Primal Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners and Snacks posted at Angie's Suburban Oasis, saying, "Looking for a paleo/primal meal plan? Need some variety in your weekly menu? Take a look at this full week of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks with recipes."
Cavegirl Kate presents Paleo Buffalo Chili posted at Northwest Cavegirls, saying, "Since becoming a cavegirl my family and I have bought, cooked and eaten ground bison/buffalo instead of ground beef. We all actually prefer the taste of buffalo compared to beef. This recipe is one of our favorites. Give it a try!"
Sean Booth presents Busy day and an easy meal! posted at Old Fashioned Upgrades, saying, "Quick and easy recipe!"
David Rourke presents In the press recently posted at Paleodyssey, saying, "There's been some interesting discussion in the press recently about diet, health, and weight loss. Here are some thoughts about how that relates to paleo."
Joe Lindley presents NY Times, The Fat Trap, Low Carb Diet, Obesity posted at Stop Craving Sugar with a Low Carb Diet Plan or Paleo Diet Plan, saying, "After hearing that the NY Times published an article called "The Fat Trap" last month, I read it with relish but was disappointed to find that it contained a very negative message for people suffering from being overweight or obesity. It basically said that people in general can relatively easily lose 30 pounds or so with a diet or lifestyle change, but that keeping it off turns out to be almost impossible. It didn't say it was impossible, but implied that there was some hormonal reason that heavy people are just destined to be heavy unless they work very hard, almost every hour of the day to keep it off. This just isn't true with a low carb diet."
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: