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:
Kris Gunnars presents Top 13 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Coffee posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "Coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the diet. It has many health benefits, such as improved brain function and a lower risk of serious diseases."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.
Nell Stephenson presents What’s The Point of Paleo? posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo Expert Nell Stephenson writes about what the premise of the real Paleo Diet is about."
Paul Jaminet presents October-November at the Perfect Health Retreat posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "Ancestral diet and lifestyle works again: at our most recent Retreat we had excellent health results against chronic fatigue, disturbed sleep, obesity, neck pain, and GERD."
Melissa Joulwan presents Gratitude Giveaway posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "To celebrate the release of Well Fed 2, I have a hugs giveaway of my favorite paleo goodies, including Lava Lake Lamb, Tendergrass Farms beef, Lunchbots, Goodbody Baked Goods, Chomps Snack Sticks, Paleo Magazine, Primal Pacs, and Carbonell olive oil."
Sabine presents A week of Bulletproof Coffee posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "Have you ever had bulletproof coffee? I tried it for a week and kept a journal!"
Sabine presents Avocado Brownie posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "A supermoist, low carb brownie without the guilt!"
Sabine presents Celeriac Hash Browns posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "A great alternative for regular hash browns!"
Tarah presents Chervil Spiced Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms posted at What I Gather, saying, "Holiday ready stuffed mushrooms with the taste of Chervil, the ingredient from my Paleo Pen Pal this month!"
Eileen Laird presents Your Paleo Holiday Survival Guide posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "The holidays are meant to be about beautiful things: celebration, love, family, fellowship. But they come wrapped in a package that includes stress, pressure and a tradition of foods we can no longer eat. So, how does a Paleo Warrior survive? I share 15 tips for making it through the holidays intact."
Eileen Laird presents Simple Marinated Chicken Hearts posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "I know organ meat is good for me, so I make sure I eat some every week. But that doesn't mean I always find it tasty. The first time I had chicken hearts, they were decidedly chewy (and not in a pleasant way). I've been experimenting with recipes ever since, and finally came up with one that's easy and delicious. This is so good, I would eat it every night, if I could."
Kevin Geary presents 5 Ways Heart Healthy Vegetable Oils are Blowing Up Your Biomarkers posted at The Rebooted Body, saying, "Americans get 20% of their calories from vegetable and seed oils. Here's 5 compelling reasons why vegetable oils are harming people and what they can do to fight back."
The Cavegirls presents Southern Pecan Pie Revisited posted at Northwest Cavegirls, saying, "this year I decided to take another stab at remaking Mama’s Traditional Southern Pecan Pie without the grains and refined sugars. In this version, I went back to the original recipe and worked on substituting healthy ingredients for the not-so-good ones. The main bad ingredients were the sugar and corn syrup that make up the gooey layer in the middle. I decided to use maple syrup and molasses for the sweetener and then used some unflavored gelatin along with my eggs to give the middle layer some strength and help it become more gooey rather than runny. I’m pretty happy with the result, and the rest of the family agreed that it was pretty close to a traditional southern pecan pie."
Laura P presents Paleo Pecan Pie For The Soul posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "This is the essential grain-free dessert you will want to make this holiday season! It's honey-sweetened and GAPS friendly, too!"
Neely Quinn presents Your Turkey Day Workout posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "So, it’s coming. We all know it. The biggest, most baddest cheat day of the year. I’m going to advise you on how to do a little damage control before the meal even starts."
Amy Kubal presents 8 'Feel Great' Turkey Day Rules For A Happy and Healthy Holiday posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "Here's a short list of 'rules' to help you survive the holiday season of eating."
Steve Kirsch presents A Scottish-tinged Tale of Thanksgiving posted at The Paleo Drummer, saying, "Over-imbibing, 2 a.m. drunk/sleepwalking, chaotic scenes in the kitchen.... Happy ^%$#ing Thanksgiving!"
Steve Kirsch presents The Middle Way of CrossFit, a.k.a. Why CrossFit isn't just for the "badasses" and also isn't going to kill you posted at The Paleo Drummer, saying, "There is a lot of hyperbole in both directions about CrossFit. Yeah, it can be a 'sport" or a way to get injured, but it can also be a highly efficient way to stay fit . My attempt to find a path of moderation."
Salixisme presents Beet-loaf (Meatloaf) posted at Salixisme - Paleo Living, saying, "Meatloaf with added beets - it HAD to be called a Beet-loaf.... The beets add a slightly sweet earthy quality to the grass-fed ground beef. They also keep it deliciously moist. It is also a good way to get extra veggies in your diet – perfect if you are feeding a picky eater…."