Throwback Thursday!

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It’s a beautiful day in Colorado and we thought it would be fun to reminisce on some of the fabulous moments we’ve shared with you–our awesome Paleo community–over the last year and a half…

Who remembers our first Cooking Demo at the (then brand new) Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Store in Littleton? 

We baked what seemed a large number of Paleo Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Orange Zest Cookies, but they all got devoured before we knew it!

Cookie Demo

And then there was the whirlwind of our book (now an Amazon Best Seller!), PALEO Cleanse which, after months of writing and lots of eating (we had to ensure the recipes were perfect for you!), left us a little delirious…or so it seems!…

Author Moments

And now, whenever we get a chance to surprise readers across the country, we sign copies of PALEO Cleanse whenever we spot them on bookstore shelves…

This journey has been amazing so far and we thank you for being a part of it.

We firmly believe that your health is your most valuable asset…and we hope in some way we can inspire others to:

Choose Well. Eat Well. Live Well.

Stay tuned for many more Paleo recipes and resources!

Your Friends @ThePaleoPact,

Camilla and Melissa

Twitter: @thepaleopact

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Baked Apple Chips

Baked Apple Chips
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Baked apple chips are probably my new favorite snack. I will admit that they take some time to make but they’re very low maintenance while baking. You’ll spend a few minutes preparing them and then you’ll throw them in the oven, flip them once and let your oven do all the work. Also, all you need are apples and cinnamon!

As a note: this recipe makes roughly enough to fill a sandwich size, ziplock bag.

INGREDIENTS

2 apples (I picked out honeycrisp but feel free to use whatever kind you like)
cinnamon for dusting

RECIPE

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper.
Wash apples and slice them to roughly ⅛” thickness, the thicker your slices the longer they will take to cook.
Discard seeds and stem.
Lay slices flat on baking sheet.
Dust with cinnamon to your liking, I found a light sprinkle worked well for me.
Bake for 1 hour.
Remove from oven and flip slices, dust with additional cinnamon.
Place back in the oven and bake for another 1 – 2 hours.
Remove and let cool.

Towards the end of your baking time you may want to periodically check your apples, ensuring you don’t burn them. I found that at the end of my baking time the apples were still slightly soft when warm but when I let them cool they hardened further becoming more chip like.

I hope you enjoy this snack as much as I did.

Enjoy!

Melissa Van Dover

@mvandover | melissavandover.com

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Guest Post by Louise Hendon: Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cashew “Cheese”

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cashew Cheese
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A Note from Camilla & Melissa:

We love to have guest posts and we’re so grateful that others want to share their stories and experiences with all of us. This is a guest post from Louise Hendon at PaleoMagazine.com, and we think you’ll love this recipe…who can resist bacon-anything anyway?! Louise Hendon just released her new cookbook, which comes with some amazing recipes and a bunch of awesome bonuses – click here to check it out!


Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cashew “Cheese”

By Louise Hendon

One of the last foods I gave up when I went Paleo was cheese. My husband and I both loved cheese, and I’d guess that almost half of our dishes contained cheese of some sort.

We used to make these bacon-wrapped dates with blue cheese, but now that we don’t eat cheese any longer, we had to find a new way to make this recipe. (We didn’t really NEED to find a Paleo way to make it, but we just couldn’t resist).

You wouldn’t imagine it, but the cashews actually turn out quite well as a substitute for cheese. I certainly never imagined it would turn out this well.

The only problem with this recipe is that 16 dates probably won’t last very long for you…

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Cashew Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes (however, cashews should ideally be soaked overnight before using)
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 4 dates

INGREDIENTS

16 pitted dates (small) (scale up the cashew and coconut oil amounts for larger dates)
8 slices of thinly sliced bacon (cut each slice in half to create 16 shorter slices)
1/2 cup (60 g) raw cashews, soaked overnight (omit for AIP)
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) coconut oil
1/2 cup (118 ml) water

RECIPE

Place the raw cashews into a bowl of room temperature water so that it covers the cashews, drape a paper towel or tea towel over the bowl to prevent dust settling, and soak overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C).
Place the soaked cashews, 1/2 cup fresh water, and coconut oil into a blender and blend until smooth.
Slice each date along one side so that it opens up and fill each date with the cashew ‘cheese’ and close it up. Wrap one of the half-slices of bacon around the date and place on baking tray with sides (as the fat from the bacon tends to run).
Bake for 20 minutes before flipping the bacon-wrapped dates over (with tongs).
Bake for another 10 minutes (i.e. for a total of 30 minutes).

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Louise Hendon

Louise Hendon is the co-founder of PaleoMagazine.com and author of the Essential Paleo Cookbook. Apart from cooking a little too often, she really loves hiking and playing with her Shih Tzu named Karma.

Learn more at PaleoMagazine.com.

 

Health First Radio Interview

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This past Monday, March 9th; we sat down with Health First Radio’s Dave Fuller to talk about our book Paleo Cleanse and the paleo diet. We just received the link for the interview and we’re so excited to be able to share it with you!

Listen to the interview: http://bit.ly/HealthFirstPaleoCleanse

The interview is just about 30 minutes long and provides some great insight into the paleo diet, Paleo Cleanse  and our own experiences with both. This won’t be our last interview, so make sure you stay tuned for more of our upcoming events.

In the meantime here are a few photos from our radio interview adventure!

Interview preparation:

Health First Radio Interview

Celebrating a successful interview: 

Health First Radio Interview Celebration

To good health,

Camilla and Melissa

@thepaleopact #PaleoCleanse

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Use It All!

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The concepts of “Nose To Tail” eating and limiting the food you waste are huge in the Paleo community. “Nose To Tail” eating and trying to harvest all of the fruit and vegetables you’re consuming are also great mottos to follow because of the added nutrients they present in one’s diet.

Below I’m going to provide a few items that are outside of the normal western diet, these can help you in your quest of eating “Nose To Tail” and harvesting as much from your fruits and vegetables as possible. I’ll also give you some great ideas of ways to utilize animal or plant products that cannot be consumed.

Animal organs are a great source of nutrients and are often overlooked when cooking.
Animal bones can be used to create broths for soup.
Plant greens such as beet greens are delicious, not only can you eat the beet but you can also make a salad out of the beet greens.
Vegetable skins such as sweet potato skins can often be consumed and provide nutrients that may not be found in the flesh of the vegetable.
Oils are great for cooking or skin care and often come from many fruits and vegetables you’re familiar with.
Save the seeds  from your fruits or vegetables and take a stab at making your own garden.
Rinds often serve as great presentation dishes, take a look at my post on making a fruit basket to see how.

These were just a few examples of ways you can use more of the animals, fruits and vegetables you consume. Have an idea that we didn’t mention, please share it with everyone by commenting below.

Use it all!

Melissa Van Dover

@mvandover | melissavandover.com

 

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LIVE Radio Interview March 9th on Health First Radio

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Happy Sunday Everyone!

It is with great excitement that we invite you to tune in to Health First Radio tomorrow, March 9th at 1pm PST.

We’ll be chatting with Radio Host, Dave Fuller, LIVE about PALEO Cleanse!

He has read the book and wants to know more. We can’t wait to chat with him during this 30 minute live Radio segment and we hope you can join us!

Click the image below for details on all the stations you can tune into to catch this interview:

Health First Radio

To good health,

Camilla and Melissa

@thepaleopact #PaleoCleanse

2. PALEO Cleanse Cover ImagePALEO Cleanse made the Amazon Best Seller list!

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Tomato Chicken Curry

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Curry is a wonderful comfort food, especially during the cold winter months. The problem is that most curries take hours to prepare and then come served atop a large bed of rice, making it not so ideal for us Paleo lifestylers on a busy schedule.

With this recipe, it takes a tenth of the time as traditional curry, but the combination of flavors in the order in which they are cooked, creates a curry sauce that tastes like it’s been in the making for hours. It’ll be our little secret!

INGREDIENTS

1/4 lb. skinless, organic chicken breast, sliced into bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon ghee butter
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 dried bay leaves
1 large organic tomato, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic
1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
1 teaspoon paprika spice
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 cup coconut milk (canned and full fat)
1/2 cup yams, cooked and sliced

RECIPE

In a medium saute pan, melt the ghee over medium heat.
Add the cumin seeds and bay leaves, and cook until the seeds begin to dance and splatter.
Add the tomato and garlic, mix everything together and cover.
Cook for about 5 minutes before adding the chicken, curry powder and paprika. Mix together well.
Immediately add the water, coconut milk and cooked yams and simmer with the lid on for about 15 minutes, until the chicken is well done.

Tomato Chicken Curry Preparation
Reduce the heat and remove the lid, allowing the dish to cook for another few minutes before serving hot.

Tip: This curry dish pairs perfectly with Paleo Garlic Naan Bread!

Enjoy this taste of India,

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni | camillacarboni.com

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