Pulled Pineapple Pork in the Vitaclay Slowcooker, Plus a Giveaway!

This was my first experience using the Vitaclay Slowcooker, and I was a little skeptical about how it would work out. The company claims to cook in less than half the time as traditional slow cookers, … [Read More...]

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Why Flexible Dieting/Macros Didn’t Work For Me-Guest Post

Let me start by saying I am a Nutritional Therapist. I work with clients on healing their digestion at a foundational level, with an emphasis on health, and sustainability. Real food. Quality food. … [Read More...]


Musings on Being 39.999999 Years Old

^^^Here I am, still smiling at 39.999999 years old. Turning 30 use to scare the hell out of me. I thought 30 was old. I wanted to stay in my 20's forever. I remember my mom in her 30's, and thinking … [Read More...]

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The Real Heart Healthy Diet

  This topic is particularly important to me, as I think there is so much misinformation out there regarding heart health, and an optimal diet for heart health. Heart disease is one of the … [Read More...]


PaleoF(x) 2015!

Why should you save some of your tax return money for the most awesome weekend getaway ever?     Not only are you making a long-term investment in your health, and the health of … [Read More...]


Cauliflower, Golden Beet, and Leek Soup

  This soup is perfect for cold Upstate NY winters, with -10 degrees the last couple of days. Creamy soup warms the bones and this creamy soup is dairy free! I found these beautiful golden … [Read More...]


Grain-Free Paleo Banana Cinnamon Muffins

    It's a cold snowy morning here in Upstate NY. The kiddos and I were sitting by the fire in our feet pajamas, and I was craving something comforting and warm from the oven. I had … [Read More...]


5 Foods To Avoid Introducing to Children

  There are many foods out there that are marketed to parents and children. Companies produce fancy packaging, loud commercials with happy kids, and buzz words for parents like: "part of … [Read More...]


Owl Mug Giveaway!

    It's my two year Anniversary of blogging at Primal Bliss! What a whirlwind it has been. I had no idea what I was doing, and still have much to learn. I kind of just dove in and … [Read More...]


All About Grass-Fed Ghee

What is ghee?   Ghee is clarified butter-the butter is heated and milk solids (proteins) have been removed. The protein casein found in dairy is difficult for many people to digest. Casein is … [Read More...]


To The Bully Mom Who Belittled Me

I was going to just let it go. I tried so hard to let it go. I repeated to myself over and over that she is not worth the tears. I actually hate drama and usually do everything I can to avoid … [Read More...]


Five Tips for a Happy Paleo Holiday Season

    There are hundreds of blog posts written about "surviving the holidays." Such advice as "avoid the snack table at all cost" "eat before the party" "it's okay to binge during the … [Read More...]


Perfect Paleo Pumpkin Pie

  Ingredients for the crust: 2 cups of almond meal 1/3 cup of coconut flour 3/4 cup of coconut oil 6-8 TBS water 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 tsp sea salt Directions … [Read More...]

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Paleo Squash Soup with Bacon, Leeks, and Pumpkin Seeds

  Ingredients: 4 cups of chopped squash. ***I strongly dislike chopping squash and have almost lost a finger a few I purchased a pre-chopped mix of acorn, winter, and butternut … [Read More...]


Fall Paleo Recipe Contest! Savory Sauerkraut and Apple Slow Roasted Ribs

  Do you like tangy sauerkraut, garlic, apples, and fall apart tender savory pork? This dish is everything fall. It is easy to make and sure to please! You can make it right in the crock pot. … [Read More...]


Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Mousse

      Fall is all about pumpkins! Here is my quick and easy pumpkin mousse recipe :) Enjoy!   Ingredients: 1 can of Native Forest brand Coconut Milk, refrigerated … [Read More...]

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Healthy Thyroid Diet: 4 Recommendations From A Nutritional Therapist

  In past pieces I discussed Autoimmune Thyroid disease, and how your immune system is attacking your thyroid gland. Many people believe that medication is the only answer, and many more … [Read More...]


Bacon Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash

    Sauce:  3 slices of bacon 1 lb grass-fed ground beef 1/2 pound ground chorizo or ground pastured pork if you don't like the spice 1 onion diced 3 garlic cloves minced 1 (28 … [Read More...]

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Despite What Your Doctor Says, Your Thyroid Might Not Be Functioning Normally

  You have been experiencing thyroid symptoms, yet your Doctor told you your TSH was within a normal range. Now what? Now it's time to find a Doctor who will request a FULL thyroid … [Read More...]


Pork Fried Cauliflower “Rice”

    Ingredients: (1) head of cauliflower "riced" in a food processor (1) pork tenderloin chopped into small pieces (about 1/4 inch) (1) egg beaten (1) large leek finely … [Read More...]


Tuna Zoodle Casserole with Smoked Paprika

  Per reader request, I "paleo-ized" a traditional tuna noodle casserole with zoodles and a dairy free sauce. It came out thick, creamy, and flavorful!   I used Wild Planet brand … [Read More...]


Paleo Moussaka Recipe

You asked for it... Here is my paleo version of Greek moussaka. I have to admit...I have never tried real moussaka before. I asked my readers for some of their favorite dishes they would like to … [Read More...]

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Why Avoid Peanuts

  I've had a couple recent clients mention that they eat a lot of peanut butter. They wanted to know if there is a reason to switch out of it if they were not allergic. There are many reasons … [Read More...]


Banana Cinnamon Pecan Parfaits

  The other day I was in a store that was selling these gorgeous banana cream pies. I can I create the taste of bananas and cream without gluten or dairy. These parfaits … [Read More...]


Paleo Herb Vinaigrette Dressings

  A big pet peeve of mine is store bought salad dressings. They are full of bad oils (soy oil, canola oil, and vegetable oils) that can increase inflammation in the body. Here and Here are … [Read More...]