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:
The Cavegirls presents Apple Cider Muffins posted at Northwest Cavegirls, saying, "‘Tis the season for apple cider! This morning when I got up, I was in the mood to make muffins, and once I looked into the fridge and saw the jug of apple cider, I knew just what kind to make. Apple Cider Muffins! I was also sadly lacking in my usual muffin starter of almond flour, so I used coconut flour instead. They turned out very apple-y and cinnamon-y and were a big hit with both small and large family members!"Many thanks to the PaleoBloggers who submitted to this edition of the The Paleo Rodeo! We love new members! 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.
The Cavegirls presents A few Paleo Christmas Recipes posted at Northwest Cavegirls, saying, "Looking for some yummy paleo christmas recipes? Here are a few of our favorites: Paleo Egg Nog, Coconut flour cut out cookies, and Mulled cranberry sauce. Enjoy!"
Ute presents Tsatziki and cookies and rum balls, oh my! posted at Grokette's Primal Musings, saying, "Cookies and other treats for the holiday season."
Ute presents IF... done the right way posted at Grokette's Primal Musings, saying, "A post about intermittent fast and how to do it right, when you're a woman."
Nell Stephenson presents Keep The Figs, Ditcht the Pudding- Holiday Tip # 15 from Paleoista posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson writes about a paleo option instead of figgy pudding."
Hadass Eviatar presents Enjoying Manitoba's Bounty - but no Raw Milk posted at My Coat of Many Colours, saying, "Many jurisdictions are struggling with the question of legalising raw milk. Some discussion about raw milk in the province of Manitoba. Also - what defines local food?"
Crystal Fieldhouse presents Is a Paleo Diet Just For The Snobby Elitist? posted at Eat Sleep Move, saying, "My response to the Time Magazine article that has caused such an uproar, '"What To Eat Now The Anti-Food-Snob Diet"" written by Dr Mehmet Oz."
Tarah presents Kevin's Famous Chocolate Chili posted at What I Gather, saying, "As the name suggests, the secret ingredient here is chocolate. Cocoa powder to be exact. It does not give the chili a chocolate-y flavor...more of a deep, rich taste. Add to that a little heat from some jalapeno peppers (we were a little heavy handed here, feel free to use less if spice isn't your thing) and traditional chili ingredients, and you have yourself one tasty winter meal!"
Melissa Bishop presents Do you feel trapped i n your kitchen? posted at Paleo Connections, saying, "Cooking from scratch does not have to keep you tied down to your kitchen. Here are some tips and tricks to make it easier and more economical to cook the paleo way."
Melissa Bishop presents Weight loss or a waste of money? posted at Paleo Connections, saying, "Planning on being one of the millions of Americans to hit the gym come January 1st? Read this before you do."
J. Stanton presents Book Review: Perfect Health Diet (Scribner Edition, December 2012) posted at GNOLLS.ORG, saying, "A comprehensive review of the new 2012 Scribner edition of Perfect Health Diet, by Paul Jaminet, Ph.D. and Shou-Ching Jaminet, Ph.D."
Melissa Joulwan presents 10 Paleo Gifts From The Kitchen posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "Spice blends and paleo snacks make great gifts – plus they're as much fun to make as they are to receive. Happy holidays!"
Jennifer Hunt presents 4-Week MovNat Training Program - Yes Please! posted at Vibrant Sexy Strong, saying, "Inspired by the women who filmed Movement of 3 (video included), I'm embarking on the 4-week MovNat program being published on Breaking Muscle."
Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Cranberry Tangerine Muffins, A Breakfast On-The-Go posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "These Cranberry Tangerine Breakfast Muffins are seasonal and fluffy. They're perfect for those shopping days when you are on the go, or great for visiting relatives and family!"
Paul Jaminet presents What’s New in the New Edition, I: Evolutionary Dieting posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "Our new book has just been released by Scribner, and we're discussing what's new and original in the book – a lot! Please check it out!"
Amy Kubal presents TOUCHDOWN! Paleo “Souper Bowl” Chili Contest posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "Break out your chili makin' skills and send us your best recipe! The heat is ON!!!"
Neely Quinn presents Why Your New Year's Resolution Sucked Last Year (And How You Can Make This Year's Better) posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "A few tips to make this new year's resolution stick."
Mary Catherine presents Gathered Gifts: 10 Presents for Paleo People posted at Nourish Paleo Foods, saying, "I thought it would be fun to share a list of 10 awesome gifts for the paleo person in your life and, of course, for you too!"
Carmen Eat Joy presents Prunes in Prosciutto - an old (paleo) classic posted at Carmen Eat Joy, saying, "Such an easy starter for a dinner party, or just a delicious snack! An old favourite revitalised!"
Wendy Schwartz presents Online Supermarket - Playground for the Paleo Minded posted at Go Paleo!, saying, "Review of a new one-stop-shop online Paleo Supermarket - Wild Mountain Paleo."
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: