Sneak Peek into The Paleo Foodie Release Party!


ArsysBookRelease_020 I want to share a few photos with you from my cookbook release party! My dear friend and professional photographer, Taryn Kent of This Way blog, flew up from San Diego to document the event!

Follow Taryn on Instagram to be inspired by her gorgeous photography!


The event was held at Front Street Kitchen, an awesome commercial kitchen and event space. It was catered by Chef Ty of Local Harvest To Go. Local Harvest To Go is a Paleo meal delivery service. It’s the first one in Santa Cruz that I have heard of. I can’t wait to start placing orders for those super busy weeks! If you live in the Santa Cruz area, make sure to check them out!

Chef Ty made several dishes from The Paleo Foodie Cookbook. I wish you guys could try them all. Everything turned out soooo good!



{gooey bacon wrapped dates with an herb and cashew cream filling}



{Parsnip hummus from The Paleo Foodie and Strawberry Basil Panna Cotta from The Paleo Foodie Dinner Party}


{Stuffed Mushrooms from The Paleo Foodie}


{Caramelized Onion and Beet Soup shooters for the Dexter fans }


{It wouldn’t be my kind of celebration without some libations! Thanks Big B for bartending!}


{And some live music!}


{we also  gave out goodie bags filled with Paleo treats from Barnana, Steve’s Paleo Goods and Kuhn Rikon}


{had so much fun meeting blog readers and signing books}


I am still giddy thinking about all of the blogger friends and blog readers that came out to celebrate with me. This wasn’t even all of the bloggers that attended!



{My amazing friends Emily of The Urban Ecolife and Vivica of The Nourished Caveman drove into town from Chico, CA. Check out both of these blogs, these two women are so inspiring!}


{I was so thrilled when my friend Michelle of Nom Nom Paleo popped in on her way to Spring break with her family!}


{Two of my favorite people ever – Caitlin of Grass Fed Girl and Hannah of Healy Eats Real}


{This party couldn’t have happened without my friend, Natalie of Honey, Ghee, & Me! I was so happy that Rachel of Grok Grub and Carla of Wise Roots Nutrition came down from SF to celebrate with us!)


{I am so thrilled to have connected with these 2 amazing bloggers via Instagram – Kristen of Living Loving Paleo and Tonja of Flame to Fork. It was so great to finally meet them in person. You can see more photos of The Paleo Foodie Release Party that Kristen shared here.}



{It’s always a good time catching up with my brilliant friend, Susan of Evolve Nutrition.}


{One of the highlights of the day was meeting Michelle and her dad. Michelle is an athlete that has made great progress with the Paleo diet. Look out for her story on the blog soon! And her dad is a foodie. So, talking Paleo and food with them was tons of fun!}


{So great to meat Matt of Whole Foods. This event couldn’t have happened without his support. Thank you, Matt!}


{My amazing family came up from LA to help out and celebrate!}


{My beautiful friends, Rachel and Lisette also volunteered their services and manned the door.}


{with the brilliant Taryn Kent of This Way blog + my brother, the photo bomber… lol}



Thanks so much for reliving the party with me. This was a really fun post to put together. I’ll be sharing some photos from the rest of the tour and PaleoFX soon.

Paleo Ginger Pear Quiche Cups

Paleo Quiche

I’ll be traveling for my book tour and in an effort to keep you inspired and to bring you new recipes, I’ve lined up some of my favorite fellow bloggers to do guest posts! I want to introduce you to Libby Louer of Libby s a grain-free mama and lover of all things crunchy.

You can find her at, on Facebook and on Pinterest.


What I love about Rubies & Radishes, is that on top of being down right delicious, the recipes on this site are all easy and quick to make. Whether you’re a busy mom, a workaholic, or a lazy bum, you have undoubtedly found something here to suit your needs.

At various times I am all of the above. I like recipes that are super simple, cheap, and that work well as leftovers. I love quiche cups  because they’re also portable. I can take them to work or bring them with us for snacks, and if I call them “muffins” my daughter will eat them too.

This recipe for Bacon, Apple, Kale Quiche Cups is my all-time favorite. I also really liked my Ginger Chicken Lettuce Wraps, so I attempted to blend the two into these crazy Ginger Pear Quiche Cups. They incorporate store-bought pre-shredded broccoli slaw which you can get at Wegmans or Trader Joe’s. If you want to make your own shred about 3 cups worth of broccoli stems in a food processor with 1/2 small carrot.


Paleo Ginger Pear Quiche Cups

1 c. pre-shredded broccoli slaw
4 eggs
1 Tbsp minced ginger (roughly 1 inch fresh)
1/4 c. diced red onion
1 d’anjou pear, peeled and diced
dash of salt and pepper

  1. Preheat your oven to 350. Line a 6-cup muffin tin with muffin liners.
  2. Break the eggs into a bowl and whip until the yolks and whites are evenly mixed. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir together.
  3. Pour into muffin tins. If the broccoli pieces are too long and unruly you may have to break off the tips.
  4. Cook 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. For me this was exactly 23 minutes.


$550 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Great things happen when bloggers unite... like this giveaway, for instance. :) Want to buy all the paleo snacks? Like this, this and this. Or that brand new kitchen gadget that you have been eyeing? And still have money left over for a new summer wardrobe? One lucky reader is going to win a $550 Amazon Gift Card! Step 1: Click on the link below (affiliate link) If you were to win the gift card, what would you purchase? Let us know in the comment section! It's VERY … [Continue Reading...]

Paleo Kale Dip from Veggie Staples

Paleo Dip

I'll be traveling for my book tour for the next couple of weeks. In an effort to keep you inspired and to bring you new recipes, I've lined up some of my favorite fellow bloggers to do guest posts! I want to introduce you to Meg of Veggie Staples. Meg creates and shares gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar free recipes on her blog. Her 3 Ingredient Chocolate Bananas are a must try! You can find Meg on Facebook and Twitter.   I am huge fan of easy dips. They are perfect to … [Continue Reading...]

Sautéed Kale with Stuffed Mushrooms from The Skinny Pear


I'll be traveling for my book tour for the next couple of weeks. In an effort to keep you inspired and to bring you new recipes, I've lined up some of my favorite fellow bloggers to do guest posts! I want to introduce you to Joyce of The Skinny Pear. Joyce shares innovative recipes accompanied with stunning photos. I am so excited that she is sharing these Autoimmune Paleo friendly stuffed mushrooms with us today! You can find Joyce on Facebook and Pinterest. Kale to me is one of those … [Continue Reading...]

Paleo Thai Chicken Burgers from A Girl Worth Saving

Paleo Thai Chicken Burgers

I'll be traveling for my book tour for the next couple of weeks. In an effort to keep you inspired and to bring you new recipes, I've lined up some of my favorite fellow bloggers to do guest posts! I want to introduce you to Kelly of A Girl Worth Saving. Kelly is a Portland mom, A grain-free chef and a very talented photographer! Today she is sharing her Thai Chicken Burgers, which I am thrilled about, as Thai flavors are my favorite! These go great with her Paleo Hamburger Buns. You can find … [Continue Reading...]

Paleo Goodie Bag Giveaway!

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I had my cookbook release party this weekend! It was so much fun. I wish you could have all been there. I was besides myself with the amount of support I received from my Paleo blogger friends, many of them came into town from San Francisco (which is a good hour and a half away!) and a couple of them even came all the way from Sacramento! Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo even stopped by on her way to Spring Break! My dear friend and professional photographer, Taryn Kent, came all the way from San … [Continue Reading...]

Paleo Vanilla Chai Latte Panna Cotta

Paleo Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta is one of my favorite desserts. Although it sounds and looks sophisticated, it is easy to make. It's also a perfect recipe for those following an autoimmune paleo protocol and for those of you that are allergic to eggs. This recipe is grain-free, egg-free and dairy-free! Once you get the base down, you can change your flavors and toppings by season. In the fall, I like to make a Paleo Pumpkin Panna Cotta and in the winter, I make a Paleo Pomegranate Panna Cotta. Today, I am … [Continue Reading...]

The Paleo Foodie Book Tour!


I am thrilled to be going on a book tour! A big thank you to my publisher, Page Street for sending me on one! I am a total people person and I love meeting like minded people and talking food, health and Paleo! I can't wait to meet some of you and hear your stories! Register below, so the bookstores can get an idea of how many attendees to expect. Thank you! The Paleo Foodie Book Tour! March 29th @ 4PM - Santa Cruz, CA The Paleo Foodie Release Party - register here - (sold out) April … [Continue Reading...]

Magimix Multifunction Food Processor Giveaway!

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To celebrate the launch of my new cookbook, The Paleo Foodie (which hits shelves today!), I have teamed up with Magimix to bring you their multifunction food processor and I am also going to include a signed copy of my new book! This machine is a beast! It has a commercial grade motor! It comes with 3 bowls - 6-cup, 12-cup, 16-cup. This thing slices, grates, kneads dough, mixes batters, whisks egg whites and has juicing capabilities! I've had it for a few weeks and I have been using it almost … [Continue Reading...]