Paleo Planet Giveaway

Do you know Becky from the web site A Calculated Whisk? You really should. (She’s also got a pretty brilliant Instagram account.) Her recipes are reliable and reliably delicious, and they cover the kind of international territory—with spices, sauces, and bold flavors—that make me happy to spend time in the kitchen. I was delighted to review her cookbook Paleo Planet: Primal Foods from the Global Kitchen and provide a blurb for the cover. Her recipes are really creative, and the book includes paleo recipes I haven’t seen before.

Skillet cornbread and moussaka? Yes, please!


There are more than 125 multicultural recipes  in Paleo Planet with plenty of everyday entrees, plus fun brunch ideas, appetizers and snacks, and desserts for when you’re in the mood for a treat. She’s also thoughtfully provided a list of nut-free and egg-free recipes in the book for eaters who need to be super strict. I mean, who wouldn’t want to cook Drumsticks with Mole Poblano, Lamb Meatballs with Saffron Sauce, Shrimp Pad See Ew (with homemade tapioca noodles!), and Papaya Pecan Muffins?!


Win a Copy of Paleo Planet

UPDATE: This giveaway is closed. But why not get your hands on a copy of Paleo Planet: Primal Foods from the Global Kitchen anyway?!

To Enter: Post to the comments on this post and answer this question: If you could teleport to any country for dinner tonight, where would you go and what would you eat?

Deadline to Enter: 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Friday, May 27, 2016; winner will be announced Saturday.

Why wait? Buy a copy now!

Why gamble on a random drawing?! Treat yourself to a delicious copy of Paleo Planet: Primal Foods from the Global Kitchen now and start cooking your way around the world.


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  • Such a hard question! I’d like Lebanese food tonight. It’s been ages since I’ve had any (I’ve been gluten-free since 2010 & haven’t been able to pull this type out).

    • Cassie K. says:

      Definitely to Iran for fesenjoon (Persian walnut pomegranate stew) with beef! I’ve only had it made by an old friend who has lived in the US over 30 years now but she said it is the flavor of home & it is my favorite meal EVER!

  • Lori says:

    Aruba and Carribean seafood is a favorite.

  • Sherri Fonseca says:

    I’ve struggling with health. Need help with foods to help me loose weight and reduce bloat. I love foods to eat.

  • Julie Frost says:

    I’d have to say Germany, for some serious sauerbraten! Mmmm!!

  • Erin says:

    I would definitely go to France and eat duck confit!

  • Danielle says:


  • John says:

    I’ve been Jonesing for goat lately, so I would teleport to Argentina for Chivito.

  • Lisa James says:

    Definitely Italy! I’d love any local, fresh vegetables and a homemade tomato sauce and a glass of local wine ?

  • Kaitlin says:

    I’d teleport to Mexico for the authentic Classic flavors.

  • may says:

    Samosas in Kenya! I had the most amazing samosas in Mombasa, a city which has been described as an intoxicating blend of India, Arabia and Africa.

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  • Alyssa says:

    Ah! Teleport anywhere? I would take my dad with me to Greece. I’m pretty sure his heritage is Greek (he’s adopted) and we both can’t get enough Greek food to keep us happy.

  • Rebeccah says:

    Oooh… I think I would go to France and have duck confit with fries and a green salad.

  • Melissa says:

    I would go to Italy for some real Italian food!

  • Whitney B says:

    I would wink my way (“I dream of Jeannie” style) to Belgium and eat a big bowl of
    Mussels and frites!

  • Rachel g says:

    France, croque madame….the ultimate cheat! Thanks for entering me in the giveaway!

  • Lynn Curlett says:

    Your cookbooks have taught me to crave middle eastern spices. I jar the mixes up and make everything taste far more real and exciting. I first thought of Greece for foods that include beautiful tomatoes, lemons and tzatziki sauce, but it is raining here for the week, so I want a tasty eastern European stew or Moroccan tangine.

  • Tricia says:

    Italy!!! I want authentic!!!

  • Rose says:

    I would travel to Peru to eat Choritos a la Chalaca and Panchamanca. There’s something magical about the Panchamanca which is cooked in a hole in the earth. It’s a comforting full circle method to bring food to its origin and final resting place — the earth . And then I’d go for a hike on the Inca Trail at Machu Picchu—when in Peru!

  • Lauren says:

    Definitely Turkey! I lived there for many years growing up, and am in love with the food!

  • Val says:

    I’d definitely go for some traditional Vietnamese! The citrus flavours combined with the spices and meat get me every time!

  • Michelle says:

    ITALY and I would want all of the pasta!!! My family is Italian and I have always wanted to visit there and try all of the decadent food… Even if it’s no t fully Paleo I think it would totally be worth the life experience.

  • Maria C says:

    If I could teleport anywhere, I’m honestly not sure where it would be! I think as long as there was some sort of meat (beef, lamb, goat) with some awesome spices and vegetables, I’d eat anything.

  • Jen T says:

    Thailand street food.

  • Holly says:

    I’d go back to Spain for some excellent tapas and real paella.

  • Amy Devenport says:

    Love some good Thai food!

  • chau says:

    vietnam! eating bun bo hue

  • Jelina E says:

    I would love to go to Italy. I have a friend who recently moved there because her husband got assigned there in the US Air Force. She said the wine & cheese is to die for… So this Paleo/Whole30 eating lady would be drinking wine and eating cheese!!!

  • Suzan says:

    I’d love to see Sicily. I’d visit my cousin and we’d eat fresh sardines, olives, eggplant caponata, blood oranges, lemons, artichokes, pistachio nuts, and olive oil. Maybe I’d even sneak in a tiny bite of cannoli, haha. I’d love to walk in the steps of some of my ancestors, eat fresh Mediterranean food, walk the hills, and soak up the sun. 🙂 After that, I’d head over to Eastern Europe to visit my other cousins!

  • Beth R. says:

    I’d travel to South Korea and eat my weight in kimchi.

  • Carol Ann McIntyre says:

    So many options. I would teleport to Venice Italy for seafood.

  • Monica Andreas says:

    I would go to Italy and eat caprese salad, fresh pasta , and cannoli ‘s for dessert!

  • Denise M says:

    I would go to Mexico and eat carnitas, freshly made tortillas, guacamole and salsas

  • Ashton Adair says:

    Had Indian food for the first time last week and am craving it again! So India please!

  • Eva says:

    I would go to Italy! I have never been, and I would love to eat anything they would make for me! I’m not picky!!!

  • Heather S says:

    I would teleport to Thailand and have a stir fry….YUM! 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    Germany and have a Schnitzel with a fresh salad.

  • Jennifer says:

    Germany and I’d have a Schnitzel with a fresh salad

  • Emily W says:

    I would go to Israel to eat shaksukah!

  • Lauren B says:

    I would 100% teleport to Croatia! I went there years ago & had the most fantastic Cevapi!! I didn’t even know what it was until that trip, but it rocked my world and I ate it 3 times in the span of 4 days 🙂 that’s when you know it’s good!

  • Red says:

    Japan for real sushi.

  • Bailey says:

    If I could travel anywhere it would be to Greece! And I would eat absolutely everything!!!

  • amber says:

    Mexico.. for almejas (raw chocolate clams with lime juice) and tequila. Now I’m daydreaming for real.

  • Jenna says:

    I’d have to go to Italy for REAL Italian food! American Italian just isn’t the same.

  • Samantha says:

    It’s so hard to choose, especially since I have not done much traveling. I would love to go to Vietnam for something with fish.

  • Kristy Engelke says:

    I would go to Morocco for some lamb tagine!

  • Hayley says:

    I would go to Greece for an authentic Greek salad!

  • Honey says:

    I’d go to USA, specifically Vegas, because I absolutely LOVE that city and I always eat really good food there. I’d probably visit SushiSamba and have some seviche sashimi, the mushroom tobanyaki with duck breast, and salt and pepper squid!

  • Bethany says:

    I’d go to Paris immediately and repeat the best meal of my life – moules et frites, washed down with an icy cold (GF) beer!

  • Robert says:

    I’d teleport to spain and eat cured meats and tapas all evening while sipping on wine

  • Carrie says:

    I would have to say Mexico for authentic mexican food!

  • Jayme says:

    Italy, it is my dream. I would want to eat everything and drink all the wine! A fresh tomato sauce sounds wonderful.

  • Karen says:

    Turkey for a chopped salad and kebab!

  • Andrea Smith says:

    Mexico. I’d go to one of the open air markets in Mexico Cityand walk around eating anything and everything that looks appealing.

  • Carrie Ann says:

    Spain for tapas and wine and I must return to Rome for cacio e pepe.

  • Lacey says:

    Italy! And I would eat whatever the local favorite was for the region.

  • Kristin says:

    Oh man, this is a tough one. I’d probably teleport to Spain and stuff myself with authentic paella, jamon, olives and wine. I did a semester there and got spoiled with all the delicious food.

  • Elaine says:

    I think I would go to Thailand to what their food really tastes like and what the people really eat. I always get suspicious that the food is Americanized in the restaurants here.

  • Molly K. says:

    What a tough question!! I would love to go to India for some curry. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lela says:

    Thailand for curried something.
    Mexico for fresh guacamole with plantain chips!

  • Erin says:

    Tough decision.

    i’d say Japan for some sushi, with India for anything and everything curried.

  • Kjersti says:

    I would go to El Salvador for Pupusas!

  • Veronica U says:

    I would go to El Salvador for pupusas! mm, I dreamed about them last night

  • Renee P. says:

    I would teleport to Yucatan, Mexico to have fresh panuchos, salbutes, cochinita pibil, and tequila!

  • Rae says:

    I’d go to Lebanon for falafel, pita, labneh, hummus, tabouleh, manakeesh with za’atar, and other deliciousness!

  • Nikki says:

    Definitely back to Jamaica to eat exactly what we ate on our wedding night….jerk chicken, greens and fried plantains ?

  • Jenna says:

    I think I’d go to Japan for sushi! I know it’s not totally paleo, but I’ve only recently been introduced to sushi, and think it’s so fabulous!

  • Diane says:

    Drosselgasse, Ruedesheim am Rhein, Germany eating Schweinshaxe

  • Alicia says:

    Senegal for some expertly prepared lamb mafe, plantain fritters, & moringa!

  • Tina says:

    I would go to France and stuff my face mit all my french favourite food.
    Like fromage blanc, carambar, baguette and cheese, mousse au chocolat, flan, creme brûlée and so on. Not particularly in that order.
    And I don’t want to think about the morning after (or the night after) – most likely I would vomit my guts out….
    (Still, worth it *g*)

  • Steph says:

    I would teleport to India!

  • Gillian says:

    I would go to Germany to share one of your whole30 melas with my daughter.

  • Patti B says:

    I would stop first at my sister’s in Chicago, then together we would go back to Paris, to the beautiful restaurant on the corner by our apartment. We would have all the food… Fois gras, steak tar tar… And wine. Lots of wine. Best trip ever!!

  • Jenni says:

    I would go to Korea in a heartbeat and have some hwedupbap (like a spicy sashimi bowl). Mmmm.

  • Heather OBrien says:

    France! I would love some sweetbreads in Paris (and an eclair) ?

  • Megan says:

    Prague and I’d eat all the goulash. Preferably duck goulash or I’d go to the meat dungeon. Don’t make me choose!

  • KC says:

    India!! Love Indian food and it’s so hard to find good restaurants in my little town.

  • Paul says:

    India for Saag Paneer

  • bill says:

    noodle shop in hiyama japan after drinkin kirin beer all night. sheo ramen

  • Dee says:

    Morocco, lamb tagine, fish chermoula. Love those spices and herbs.

  • Jenesse says:

    I’m doing that now! On vacation in Japan having the best sushi and ramen of my life!

  • Sue says:

    I don’t even have to think about it. I would teleport to Thailand! Hmmm, and then maybe hop over to Germany. And then….

  • Sarah says:

    Italy. Only I’d want to eat pasta, and that wouldn’t be helpful, but it’s still where I’d want to go 🙂

  • Hayley says:

    So many choices! But I would go to france and have Beef Wellington!

  • Kelly says:

    I would love to try Spanish Food! Fresh Paella must be incredible.

  • Donna says:

    Egypt…..would love to have lentils/rice and fried onions! Lived there for 5 years
    And loved the food

  • Shelly says:

    Ohhhhhhh, it would be thailand, and we could have a teleporters party there

  • Kristen M says:

    I love the flavors of Middle Eastern foods. Safety and political concerns aside, I’d teleport to a family dinner table in Morocco, Lebanon or Syria.

  • Michelle C. says:

    Oooo, good question. I love to travel, and I love to eat! Hah! I think I would teleport to Spain for some authentic tapas. France would be a close second for a decadent croque monsieur.

  • Annette says:

    India. I’d want to be at a buffet so I could eat a little of everything. Not sure which is my favorite, because I love it all.

  • Magda Siemiginowski says:

    Switzerland for potato and cheese raclette. Followed by cherry kirsch of course 🙂

  • Trezlen says:

    Ethiopia. I’d eat a wonderful lamb or vegetable stew with a side of tangy injera. I know it’s made from grain, but it’s gluten-free and so good!

  • Shannon says:

    Lebanon definitely! Just lots and lots of mezze

  • Karen says:

    Turkey for their wonderful vegetables and sauces.

  • Jayne says:

    San Fransico. The best ciopinno I’ve ever had and fresh crab on the warfe or a crab Louis salad.

  • Carolann Lucian says:

    Peru and eat aji de gallina!

  • Megan says:

    Too many to choose from! If I had to pick just 1 country, I would probably go to Morocco so I could have an amazing lamb dish full of spices.

  • Caitlin says:

    Straight to Spain for tapas!

  • Julie says:

    Japan. I’ve been craving sushi and sashimi for a long time.

  • EllaB says:

    would go to Prague and drink beer like water and eat Smazeny Syr (deep fried cheese) and Roast Pork with dumplings and stewed cabbage….????

  • Linda says:

    I would go to Korea and have mulnaengmyeon.

  • Lindsay says:

    Greece for a gyro

  • Amy says:

    Korea. Everything!

  • Denisse Garcia says:

    Yucatan, Mexico. To have some Cochinita Pibil on salbutes. They’re the best, and it’s a beautiful place to visit.

  • TC says:

    I would love to go to South Korea. Proper Korean bbq, try out a royal dinner feast, try out all the banchan… what’s not to love? 🙂

  • Stef says:

    Ahh very tough but I”d like to go to Korea and try Korean food for sure!

  • Nicole Lavery says:

    Yum Yum Yum! India for some Tandori Chicken!

  • Melinda W says:

    I’d fly to Scotland to eat at Cafe India, an amazing tapas style curry house. The thought of their spicy haddock makes my mouth water……

  • Susan Rector says:

    I would stay in the US and be teleported to YOUR house for dinner. I would eat anything you cooked!! 🙂

  • Mandy says:

    Spain! Olives, Jamon Serrano, papas…yum!

  • Sue A says:

    I wouldn’t teleport to a different place, but to a different time. To when my Grandmother was alive and cooking good, old fashioned Yankee fare (my clan hails from Bartlett, NH and a good many are still in St. Johnsbury, VT). She could take the crappiest cut of meat and make it something amazing. Of course, she’d call it something graceful like “Sh*t on a Shingle” (which any good Yank is familiar with).

  • Kim K says:

    I would go to Jamaica and have jerk chicken and fresh fruit, while overlooking the beautiful ocean views. After enjoying the fresh flavorful food I would end it with a steaming cup of blue mountain coffee.

  • Michele M says:

    Italy – Whatever the Italians suggest.

  • Monica Schreindl says:

    As long as we’re imagining, I’d imagine my new cozy porch is already built, and I’d walk on out to it carrying a tray of wonderful dinner. Free range chx livers sauteed in bacon fat w/carmelized onions alongside a heaping helping of shaved brussels sprouts stir fried in same bacon fat w/crumbled bacon atop. For a spot of color, roasted beets in thin slices marinated in orange/vanilla white balsamic.

  • Petra says:

    I was just there so it’s still on my mind…I would go to Madrid and eat lots of delicious meat and cheese, and all the fried sardines! With sangria, of course.

  • Carla Hunt says:

    there is a an amazing restaurant/brewery called hofbrauhaus right outside of marianplatz in munich, germany. i was there a couple of years ago and had really excellent schnitzel with some german potato salad (of course) and the most beautiful green salad i have ever seen (or eaten). also, can’t beat that place for warm, fun atmosphere and great servers. i would go there again in a heartbeat.

  • Omar says:

    Turkey for Kebabs

  • Skye Sieber says:

    Eru and fufu from Cameroon

  • Maria says:

    I’d love to teleport to Thailand and have some delicious curry made with coconut milk, kefir leaves, basil. I can just smell the yumminess…

  • Heather says:

    Cuba – pork, rice and beans and plantains. Yum
    Mexico and Italy are my runners-up. 🙂

  • Mary Beth says:

    Hong Kong for Dumplings!

  • Lauren Raiche says:

    Well, as long as we’re daydreaming … I’m going to Italy for so. much. PASTA.

  • Nicole says:

    I’d go to Guam and have chicken kelaguen. Delicious!

  • Victoria says:

    A Paris bistro, a glass of red wine, lapin chasseur (rabbit in hunter’s sauce) and a crepe or baba au rhum for dessert! Yum!

  • Jennifer B. says:

    Japan, for the sushi restaurant featured in “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” 🙂

  • Sherri says:

    I think Mexico – for several reasons:
    1. I have never been
    2. I love all of the spices they use – the fragrances are enveloping!
    3. I would find all of the small tiny restaurants from Anthony Bourdain and visit them all!

  • Dione says:

    Thailand! Papaya salad & any spicy curry : )

  • Elizabeth says:

    Do I really have to choose just one?! Today I would teleport myself to the former Persia and totally gate-crash a family wedding for a big pot of fesenjan (pomegranate walnut stew). I absolutely love the flavor combinations from that part of the world; pistachios, pomegranates, apricots, cardamom, grilled meats, fresh tomatoes, mint, and the list goes on and on…

  • Erin says:

    Rome, Italy- pasta amatriciana from the restaurant Buca Vino

  • Kirstin C (@ultrarunnergirl) says:

    No contest. I’d go to India for some Samosas and Saag Paneer!

  • Sonya says:

    I’d go back to Florence, Italy where I had the most amazing stuffed squid dish. I’ve tried a million ways to Sunday to replicate it with no success.

  • Rhonda says:

    I think Vietnam for some fresh herby catfish.

  • Alicia says:

    St. Croix, l would eat lobster.

  • Nicole says:

    I would go to Spain and eat my weight in sardines prepared every which way then work up an appetite visiting the Sagrada familia or Casa Batillo, then, find more fresh fish to end a beautiful day.

  • Annie says:

    I would go to Peru! I’ve been dying to have some delicious Peruvian ceviche and amazing fresh fruits for dessert.

  • Cathy Melancon says:

    I would go to Italy & have a 5-course meal with awesome pasta with succulent sauces! Of course a fabulous bottle of wine to go with it!!!

  • Lainie says:

    ITALY! I want to taste what a tomato is supposed to taste like!

  • Wendy says:

    To Dr. Shakshuka in Tel Aviv, Israel to eat, what else, the BEST Shashuka!
    Besides being delicious, what is more fun to say than, ” shakshuka??!

  • Tanya Hobson says:

    I would teleport to Armenia and eat yalanchi, lamejun, choereg and paklava. Of course, none of this is Paleo, but if I teleport anywhere, I think that gives me the right to break the diet. haha. YUM!

  • danielle says:

    Location: Thailand
    Meal: Delicious delicious curry. Red or Green. Fish, Shrimp, Chicken, Beef, I don’t care. All of it. All the veggies.

  • kaethe says:

    Argentina for Asado and Malbec <3

  • Alise says:

    New Zealand for a delicious meat pie…yum

  • Brenda says:

    I would solicit information as to which country has the best Paleo restaurant in the world and that’s where I’d teleport to. And since I’m not allowed to fly if teleporting would be out as well (!), then I would be happy to pick the best Paleo restaurant in the US . Although, my dear husband says that eating at home is the best so on second thought I’d teleport a renowned paleo.chef to come to my house and cook the dinner for us!

  • Scott Flanary says:

    Italy! I need to get in touch with my roots.

  • Lara says:

    Spain for paella!

  • Laura Wald says:

    I’d head to Hanoi, Vietnam for some Pho Bo (beef noodle soup). Yummm.

  • Katherine says:

    My pick is Goa (now a part of India, but formerly a Portuguese colony), and I’d stuff my face with chicken vindaloo! This is a favorite meal from childhood. One of my great-grandmothers was from Goa, but I’ve never been there nor had an “authentic” version of this dish – only the one lovingly made by my Dad who owned all the real cooking chops in our “Macanese” family.

  • Lisa says:

    India for butter chicken and Naan.

  • I would transport myself to a boat in the Caribbean and cook up whatever fresh fish I could catch served with a simple green salad and watch the sun set.

  • Melanie says:

    I would transport myself to Jamaica for chicken, rice and peas (the good stuff would be worth the non-Paleo meal) with a green salad, fried plaintain and ginger beer!

  • Doni says:

    Italy! I’d eat deli meats and fresh bread dipped in olive oil with plenty of wine 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    To New Zealand for the lamb.

  • Kelley says:

    Tuscany area in Italy to eat (and drink) just about anything.

  • Chinda says:

    I would go to Crete,Greece and have an authentic Greek salad with grilled octopus caught from the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Lesa says:

    My first thought was Italy, then I saw someone said El Salvador for pupusas and I have only had the American version, so now I want that, but then there’s France for pastries……..too many choices!!!

  • Christy says:

    Oh so difficult to say!! I can’t decide! Perhaps Peru for some authentic ceviche and phenomenal seafood!

  • Love your site, cookbooks and recipes! Thanks! Also love that you are in VT living paleo, I am in Vermont too. Vermont is beautiful right now! And to answer the question Thailand or India!

  • Italy with a quick side trip to Greece. It might be nice having pasta. Although, I do love my pasta made Paleo style with Spaghetti Squash!

  • Paula says:

    Laos… for some yummy duck laap (cooked minced meat salad with mint, garlic, and hot chilies), salad, raw green beans, and sliced cucumbers! Then some fresh tropical fruit for dessert … now it is mango season.

  • Suzanne says:

    I’m a Paleo chef and cookbook reviewer so it’s hard to choose just one cuisine. I love the Middle eastern spices and love Thai flavors, too. But my soul longs for German comfort foods like sauerbraten, braised short ribs, rotkohl.

  • Bridget says:

    Mexico for authentic molè!,,

  • Carol Siebke says:

    I would go to Hong Kong for dim sum.

  • Cheryl says:

    I’ve heard good things about South African braai.

  • Casey says:

    I’d go to Prague for some roast pork, sauerkraut, and a pint of Staropramen Cerny. I’m gluten-free but it would be worth the cheat for the best beer I’ve ever had.

  • TA says:

    I will go to France anyday to eat. They know how to take food to a new level and master the art of savoring it to the fullest!

  • Stacy says:

    Well, it’s morning, but I would love to be in my hometown with a large cup of my favorite coffee there (Autumn Sunset) and a long walk down by the Waterfront. So peaceful.

  • DebiKT says:

    Morocco. I want to experience the sights and sounds of the open air market and then sit down to a tagine meal. Yum!

  • Sarah Tordue says:

    I would just spin the globe and go wherever my finger landed. I’d love a chance to try something I haven’t had before.

  • Christine Corbly says:

    Japan for some super fresh sushi!

  • Nancy W. says:

    I’d go with Julie, an earlier poster, to Germany for sauerbraten and other German delights!

  • Shelley J says:

    Hands down, I’d go back to SINGAPORE (BEST FOOD EVER) and order Chili Crab with those GORGEOUS little buns that I cannot recreate!

  • Carol says:

    I would go to India and eat everything I could that was Gluten Free! I love Indian food!

  • MJ says:

    I haven’t been out of the USA (except to a bit of Canada) but I think I would like to visit Switzerland….and eat chocolate anything 🙂

  • Kate Parisot says:

    teleporting now in my imagination to Italy…where seafood would be the only GF option to enjoy (and the wine, who knew!)

  • Emily says:

    Thailand… for EVERY Thai dish.

  • renee says:

    I would go to Mexico and eat all that great food. I have heard they don’t make it with cheese there like they do in the states. sounds wonderful.

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