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:
Danny J Albers presents The Role of the Skeptic in Paleo and Low Carb posted at Primal North, saying, "The importance of skeptism in paleo and low carb and science in general. A discussion of the role of a good skeptic and why they are important, and some bemoaning about how they seem to have vanished."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.
Neely Quinn presents Q&A: Navigating A Non-Paleo Holiday posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "With the holiday season in full force right now, a lot of you are stressing about how you’re going to navigate Christmas dinner and dessert without offending, confusing, and/or alienating your family…."
Nell Stephenson presents Paleoista Holiday Tip of the Day # 22 posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson suggests not trying to force the whole family into a paleo meal, while at the same time, staying true to your own Paleo meal."
Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Puerto Rican Coquito, A Holiday Drink with Rum posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This Puerto Rican Classic is similar to a coconut-style egg nog and it is just perfect for the holidays!"
Wendy Schwartz presents 3 Paleo Protein Mistakes to Avoid posted at Go Paleo!, saying, "If you have gone Paleo with your diet, you will want to learn more about how you can optimize your diet by making good decisions regarding the type, amount, and preparation method of your protein sources."
Jennifer Hunt presents Cortisol Basics posted at Vibrant Sexy Strong, saying, "The first post in a five-part series explaining the basics of cortisol. Complete with stick figure drawings."
Crystal Fieldhouse presents The Dieter's Christmas Conundrum posted at Eat Sleep Move, saying, "Christmas is upon us. It might look slightly different for each of us but one thing is for certain…THERE…WILL…BE…FOOD. And there will probably be a lot of it. These are my tips for getting through the Christmas season with your waistline, hormones and mind intact."
Hadass Eviatar presents Top 5 Reasons to Love Your SCOBY posted at My Coat of Many Colours, saying, "A Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast is the secret to making kombucha and kefir, both of which have been considered beneficial for generations. Find out why you should love that weird-looking thing."
Carmen Eat Joy presents Traditional Fruit Mince Pies posted at Carmen Eat Joy, saying, "It's Christmas time - why not make some traditional Fruit Mince Pies to celebrate? A think almond crust pastry with a spicy fruit filling - these are delicious!"
Amy Kubal presents Top 10 In Paleo 2012 – The Top Buzz From The Year That Was posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "Check out the biggest Paleo news of the year - it's the definitive year-end wrap-up!"
Diane Sanfilippo presents Easy Recipe: Tart and Creamy Applesauce posted at Balanced Bites, saying, "Just in time for the biggest group of 21DSDers ever launching January 1, 2013… Here’s a fresh take on a delicious way to make applesauce that’ll surprise your taste buds with its tartness but delight you with it’s creamy texture. Enjoy!"
Carmen Eat Joy presents Pineapple, Mint and Coconut Gelato posted at Carmen Eat Joy, saying, "On a summer’s night, sometimes there is just nothing better than a fresh gelato. Pineapple and mint has always been one of my favourite combinations, and with some coconut cream it just adds to the exotic feeling!! Okay – perhaps that is a touch melodramatic – but really, the combination is just heaven and this is such an easy recipe to make (again) – but it does require a little planning ahead. That is all – and trust me – it’s worth it!"
Susie T. Gibbs presents Quick Carpaccio is Paleo Goodness posted at Fluffy Chix Cook, saying, "Want an easy and elegant Paleo appetizer for Christmas Eve or for New Year's Eve? Quick Carpaccio fills the bill. It's light and delicious, especially when served with a mixed salad and cup of creamy asparagus or tomato basil soup."
DePaw presents Evolutionary Trade-Offs: Fast Versus Famine posted at Mostly Meat Is What I Eat, saying, "The implications of gluconeogenesis in ketogenic exercise."
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: