About TGIPaleo

I love to cook.  It’s how I decompress, how I get creative, how I bond with my family and friends, how I justify stuffing my face full of deliciousness each and every day.  I have a particular passion for new and unexpected flavor combinations, presentations, and new ingredients.  I happen to know, for example, that there is absolutely nothing you can’t do with a slow cooker or a deep fryer.  Or offal.  Or bacon.

Simply put, Paleo is all about fresh ingredients from reputable sources and raising awareness about where food comes from and what goes in it.  I honestly believe that cooking with such high quality ingredients enhances the culinary experience.  When I went Paleo, I fell in love with food…not like the fleeting infatuation I used to have for my bagels and tofu and wheat cereal.  You guys, I’m talking true, unbreakable love…because this stuff makes me a happier and healthier person inside and out.  No Velveeta required.

The blog is my happy place–it’s my creative outlet for food and recipes because that happens to be what I love in life.  Obviously, I think the Paleo Diet is the bomb-diggity, but I’m really not here to preach.  TGIPaleo welcomes all visitors and no matter what you think about my wack-a-doodle ideas about food, I think you’ll find something you like.  I get into a little of my individual food philosophy on the About My Food page, but at the end of the day I’m not here to convert you, I’m here to feed you.

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19 responses to “About TGIPaleo

  1. thankyou so much for your recipes ! I have just started ‘paleo’ 7 days ago and have been stuggling. For me paleo was last ditch attempt to cure dermatitis on my hands – very painful & not very pretty. I have now been steroid free for 2 days and my hands are healing for the first time in 18mths !! your recipes are a godsend thanks !!
    Nicole

    • I’m so glad you like the blog and it sounds like you’re off to a terrific start. Keep it up–and please continue to share your amazing progress!

  2. Your recipes look delicious. I’m just starting to try to incorporate a more primal diet. It is extremely difficult considering my husband is a carb junkie and has a hard time experimenting with new foods (he doesn’t like avocado, coconut, mushrooms, cauliflower, etc.). So I’m trying to make small changes where I can. I’d love to try some of your recipes but I don’t know where to get a lot of ingredients.
    Do you have a preferred ingredient list for us newbies? Can I just go to whole foods to get coconut, almond and arrowroot flour or should I look online for specific brands?
    I’d love to see a post on your favorite pantry ingredients to have on hand and where to buy them.
    Thanks!!!!

    • Thanks! I was actually thinking of doing something like that once we get settled in the new house and have to re-stock the pantry–there are definitely some “little things” I can never, ever be without!

  3. I am allergic to egg whites and sensitive to chicken. So many Paleo staples and recipes have eggs. Any substitute suggestions?

    • I can probably post on this by itself (and I still might, it’s a great idea!), but for baking you can use 1 Tbsp ground flax mixed with 1 Tbsp warm water to equal 1 egg. For meat dishes, I may need to do a little more research, but in meatballs and meat loves–for example–you can sometimes get away with no eggs or you can use some kind of purée or gelatin powder. Email me if you’ve got questions on a specific recipe and I’ll see what I can do!

  4. I also saw your post on CNC. It was totally captivating. I cannot resist a honest blogger with a solid philosophy. I added you to my reader and plan to peruse the archives like a book 🙂

  5. Love your blog! So glad I found you. Been following paleo for 5 months and am on Day 20 of the Whole30! Love your sense of humor and great recipes!

  6. I have got to say that I have been following you blog and have been debating between diving in or not! You have been a great help in making that decision. Even though I don’t know you and you don’t know me and not to mention we are miles away lol. Thank you! For being an inspiration!

  7. THIS BLOG IS THE AWESOME! I just stumbled upon it while doing some random paleo googling (I’m pretty sure I googled paleo monte cristo….one can dream, right?) and then I come across this dream of a site! BOOKMARKING THIS! 😀

  8. I stumbled upon your blog by searching for sweet potato fries and I’m so glad I did! I’m not a strict paleo nut but love the idea of introducing the lifestyle into mine ever so often. It makes me feel great. I started back up in support of a friend who is doing a crossfit paleo challenge. It’s tough but I can’t wait to see the results.

    I’m also in the military…AF officer and 26 years young. I enjoy meeting other people in my age group aspiring to live a healthy lifestyle and motivating others to do the same. Thank you for your awesome blog. I’m intrigued to try your recipes soon.

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  10. Um, I just read your blog post about your rant. <3-ed it!! I have Crohn's disease and celiacs and I too fell in love with paleo when it was a last step to my natural healing. (Get real doctors…medication is for squares) I tried a searh for you on Facebook and twitter because I really like your no bullshit approach to paleo advice! Do you have other social media sites apart from the blog I can follow. Ima fan!!

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