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People Say Such Nice Things
I’m not exaggerating when I say that Dave, Smudge, and I are giddy about the official release of Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat. I find myself in the totally blessed position of having lots of my favorite writers and bloggers ready to review our new book.
As the reviews roll in, I’m going to share them with you, along with a little somethin’-somethin’ about the blogs and bloggers themselves so you can add more kickass resources to your smarty-pants arsenal.
Please support the people who are supporting me by visiting their sites and reading what they have to say — and thank you for being part of our Well Fed 2 celebration!
What It Is: Paleo Magazine is the premiere print mag about all things paleo. From food to science to healthy lifestyle factors, Paleo Magazine has it all covered in full-color, glossy style.
Who’s Behind It: Cain Credicott is the Editor/Publisher and the articles are contributed by writers that represent a Who’s Who of the paleo world. (Read Paleo Savvy’s interview with Cain! Part 1 | Part 2). The Well Fed 2 review was written by Erin Van Genderen, the beauty and brains behind Little Dutch Wife.
My Fave Quote From The Review: “In Well Fed 2, Joulwan delves deeper into the spiritual side of Paleo that so desperately needs addressing. She encourages the reader to seek their best self, not for any other reason than to fulfill personal potential…. There is no guilt, no comparison, no braggadocio to be found here. There is, rather, plenty of joy, encouragement, and pleasure found in the journey. Joulwan speaks powerfully on the page, but gives just as encouraging an example through the way she approaches food: it should nourish, it should inspire, and it should keep you, in body and spirit, very well fed.”
Another Post You Might Like: How about some handy tips to “Avoid the Top 5 Paleo Traps”?
What It Is: Carnivore Diary is a blog with a straight-forward mission: “Eat, Sleep, Lift, Meat, Carnivore, Paleo, Whole30, Life.” These are all ideas I endorse wholeheartedly. Also, it has a very spiffy home page.
Who’s Behind It: Jim is behind it. He eats, he works out, he writes about meat.
My Fave Quote From The Review: “I wanted to hold off on anything related to Whole30 until I finish, and can give a true opinion on it, but it would be a TRAVESTY to keep this information from the world. The book Well Fed 2 by Melissa Joulwan just released. We received it yesterday… it’s really goddamn good. ”
Another Post You Might Like: Learn something! Jim takes on the difference between a meat rub and dry brine in Brine vs. Rub.
What It Is: Balancing Paleo tells the story of one Colorado woman’s commitment to paleo. It’s a mix of recipes and thoughtful posts on life. .
Who’s Behind It: Michelle Francis is a personal trainer, yoga enthusiast, mom and lover of trees. She says, “Sometimes my balance feels a little shaky and sometimes it feels quite solid, but I believe that subtle shifting is part of life’s beauty.”
My Fave Quote From The Review: “As soon as I got [Well Fed 2], I stayed up late, totally engrossed and wondering, ‘When am I going to have time to make my own recipes to share? All I want to do is cook from this book!'”
Another Post You Might Like: I really, really, really want to make this Celery Salad with Grapes and Walnuts.
What It Is: Nourish Paleo Foods is personal blog packed with paleo recipes and sprinkled with sweet thoughts about the author’s life, including yoga, training, and her sweet puppy.
Who’s Behind It: It’s written by Mary, a Denverite with a paleo hubby named Matt and Tour, an “All-American junkyard dog.”
My Fave Quote From The Review: “There’s one other reason I so love the book Melissa has put together – she exhibits a wonderful, adventurous spirit in the kitchen… She assures kitchen newbies, ‘Here’s a secret that should give you confidence: You really can’t mess it up.’ She encourages experimentation by offering numerous variations on each recipe, as well as a space where you can add your own notes. It’s like she is not only giving you permission to alter the recipes – but would be delighted to hear what you came up with.”
Another Post You Might Like: On Wednesdays, Mary writes posts about what she’s doing outside the kitchen. I like this installment of Wide Open Wednesday in which she interviews her husband Matt about paleo eating.
What It Is: Bam Pow Paleo started as a blog for a nutrition consulting biz, but in awesome-sauce news, the blogger is now the owner of a Paleo Cafe franchise in Australia!
Who’s Behind It: I’ve been internet friends with Meghann for three years. Our first connection was through roller derby and we rolled right on into paleo. Meghann (a.k.a. Ann Surly) is a dynamo and kickass ambassador for paleo eating.
My Fave Quote From The Review: “There is an entire section devoted to maximising what you can do with ground meat. And the best part? It’s called ‘Burgers, Balls and Bangers.’ (Balls! Balls! Balls! Snicker. Ok, I’m done.) As a busy mum on a budget, ground meat gives me the biggest bang for my food and time dollars and I always have it on hand… choose your spices, add your sides and — BLAMMO — you’re good to go.“
Another Post You Might Like: There is so much good stuff in this post about softness in movement. What if we all tried to soften into everything we do?
Last but not least, you can spend a lot of time reveling in the paleo transformation of Michelle from Primal Journey. She’s pretty fantastic and she made a video about Well Fed and Well Fed 2. Adorbs!
(For more video fun, you can really indulge your Well Fed affection with this 16-minute video from Cindy Duke).
A Taste of Well Fed 2
Help yourself to a free 35-page sampler PDF of Well Fed 2! Or if you’re ready to commit, just head to Amazon to buy a copy of Well Fed 2 right now!