Thanks for buying Well Fed Weeknights!

If you’ve found your way here, it means you’ve probably read Well Fed Weeknights, and I’m really glad! I hope it also means that you have a few favorite recipes and are excited to learn more about how to have fun in the kitchen. This page includes everything referenced in the book to help you become an expert on all things Well Fed.

  • Newsletter Signup
  • How-to videos
  • Grocery Shopping Lists
  • AIP Adaptations
  • Favorite Posts
  • Recommended Resources
  • Free 30-page preview of Well Fed: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat
  • Free 35-page preview of Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat

Newsletter Signup

Every week, I send a newsletter with recommendations for Five Paleo Dinners to cook the next week, and on alternate weeks, I send a slightly longer message that includes the latest Well Fed news, tasty information that doesn’t make it into its own blog post, and goodies that are only available to subscribers, like exclusive recipes and special discounts. Plus, if I’m being honest, sometimes I share stories about my cat Smudge. (Fun fact! Our publishing company is called Smudge Publishing, LLC. Smudge is the CEO, and napping is written into the bylaws.)

How-To Videos

Most of my recipes aren’t very complicated, but I have learned a few tricks that can help make your time in the kitchen go a little more smoothly. Here are quick and handy demos for some of the Well Fed Weeknights recipes, including how to smash and peel garlic, how to flatten chicken breasts for Chicken Paillard (p. 167), and how to cut nori sheets for the Deconstructed Sushi Bowl (p. 235).  (You might also be interested in this video about how to make zucchini noodles with a julienne peeler.)

Grocery Shopping Lists

To make your weeknight cooking more manageable, I created a PDF of grocery shopping lists for every recipe in Well Fed Weeknights. Download it now, save it on your phone, and have it with you for meal-shopping emergencies! [get the Grocery Shopping Lists]

AIP Adaptations

If you have health issues or food sensitivities that require you to be extra careful with your eating, you might follow the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) of the paleo framework. I created a free PDF of AIP modifications for 58 of the recipes. [get the AIP Adaptations List]

If you’re not sure whether or now you should follow the AIP, you can find more information from these AIP experts:

Autoimmune Paleo
Author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook and The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. Personal chef and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who manages both celiac and Hashimoto’s disease with real food and the autoimmune protocol. Another solid resource for AIP-friendly recipes and tips for managing autoimmune conditions.

Paleo Mom
Author of The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease, Heal Your Body. Medical researcher with a Ph.D. who lost 120 pounds with low-carb and paleo diets. Excellent resource for information about the autoimmune protocol (AIP) of paleo and how to deal with autoimmune health issues.

Phoenix Helix
Eileen Laird is the autoimmune columnist for Paleo Magazine and is the author of the book A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. She also hosts the helpful Phoenix Helix podcast that showcases experts in the paleo and health fields.

Favorite Posts

Five Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables
Delicious tips to increase your veggie intake

How to Be a Paleo Social Butterfly
Easy ways to make socializing as a paleo person stress-free and more fun

The Best Versions of Ourselves
A call-to-action to discard external measurements and live as your best self

20 Ways to Make Paleo Easier and More Fun
A joint post with Steph Gaudreau, crammed with tips, tricks, and advice to win at paleo

Think About Something Else
Easy-to-follow advice to help you stay committed to good habits without making yourself miserable

Five Paleo Dinners to Cook Next Week
Every week, I collect five dinner recipes, a treat, and a condiment to make meal planning easy

Emotional Appetite vs. True Hunger
Advice to help you curb cravings, feed your body, and identify what you really need


Recommended Resources

My Amazon Store
I’m a big fan of Amazon because they sell so many things I love. My store is a curated collection of “Good Stuff You Can Buy From Amazon,” including essential kitchen tools that I use every day, the paleo books I read, “take me away” fiction, and other things that catch my fancy.


These are my trusted suppliers for the spicy substances that turn ingredients into meals. They’re owned by real people, not giant corporations, and their spices are fresh, vibrant, and reasonably priced.

Penzeys Spices
Some of my favorite spices and blends

Primal Palate Organic Spices
First-rate, organic spices and blends from paleo chefs Bill and Hayley of Primal Palate

Unique blends, salts, and whole spices

Grass-Fed Meat

All of these sites offer delicious, nutrient-packed meat, a wide variety of other healthy products, and reasonable prices (with deals for ordering in larger quantities). They are all staffed by real people, who seem to genuinely care about their products and the people who eat them.

Lava Lake Lamb
The tastiest, sweetest pastured, grass-fed lamb and grass-fed beef. Top-notch environmental practices. Lively blog with plenty of paleo-friendly recipes.

Rocky Mountain Organic Meats
Extremely flavorful organic, grass-fed beef. The best ground beef I’ve ever eaten.

Tendergrass Farms
The best place for pastured bacon and lard. Very friendly people behind the company and excellent customer service.

U.S. Wellness Meats
Wide variety of products like grass-fed dairy, wild-caught seafood, snacks, and
pet food, in addition to grass-fed beef, lamb, poultry, bison, pork, and rabbit. Plus, sugar-free bacon!

Other Paleo Foods

Barefoot Provisions
Purveyors of awesome paleo products, including pastured beef tallow, pork lard, and cage-free duck fat, as well as nuts, nut butters, and more.

Primal Kitchen
Launched by Mark Sisson, an expert on primal living. Products include reasonably-priced avocado oil, mayo, salad dressings, protein bars, and more.

Free preview of Well Fed


Help yourself to a free PDF preview of my first cookbook Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat. This 30-page sampler includes my tips for how to do a Weekly Cookup, the secret awesomeness of Hot Plates, and seven recipes, including the one for my award-winning Chocolate Chili. That’s right: chocolate. [download the Well Fed sampler]

Free preview of Well Fed 2


Treat yourself to this free PDF preview of my second cookbook Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat. This 35-page sampler includes My Paleo Story, Quick Meal ideas, and seven recipes, including Old School Italian Meat Sauce and Deconstructed Gyro. [download the Well Fed 2 sampler]