GIVEAWAY: The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook

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Have you ever had a friend do something truly awe-inspiring? I have. They’re sticky, those moments.

I once had a friend teach herself how to play the guitar within a matter of months, then start composing award-winning music. As I sat listening to her latest song, it felt like every conceivable emotional response twisted in my gut. But the greatest of these was awe.

I also remember a different friend unveiling a painting of her ancestral home in the Philippines. The hyper realism of the work accentuated the drama of the scene — thunderclouds rolling in off the mountains, sunlight catching the rice growing in the foreground, the contrast of light and dark. It was a moody painting and utterly breathtaking.

Surely, you’ve had these moments. I have other friends who play instruments — and play them well. Other friends who are artists. But these are the moments and times that stand out. Why? Because of awe.

My most recent adventure in feeling awe at how … accomplished … a friend is came while reading my friend Jenny’s newest cookbook, The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle.

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Moving Makes Me Want to Start a Bonfire

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This weekend, I’m helping my parents move. It’s their first move in nearly 20 years. My mother has generously asked me to help arrange and decorate their new home. I’m opening up boxes, holding each of their treasures in my hands, and thinking “what am I going to do with this?”

They have a LOT of stuff.

Now, I’ve moved many times in my adult life — an average of once every two years. And every time I’ve moved I’ve used it as an opportunity to part with a lot of clutter. My father once said, “The very idea of moving makes me want to pile all my possessions in the middle of the living room floor and light a match.”

I understand.

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3 Easy Steps to Transition Your Family to Paleo

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When people first hear about the Paleo diet, it sounds intimidating. No grains? What’ll I eat for breakfast? No dairy? Are you kidding?

If you’re used to eating out a lot, or buying convenience foods at the grocery store, then the Paleo diet can seem even more daunting. Not only are you supposed to prepare your meals from scratch with well-sourced ingredients, but you are supposed to do it while eliminating entire food groups AND magically keeping your kids and spouse happy.

That’s where 3 Phase Paleo by the Paleo Parents (Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry) comes in. You know Stacy & Matt from their other best-selling books, Beyond Bacon and Eat Like a Dinosaur.

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How to Break Free of the Breakfast Rut: The Breakfast Revolution Review

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Ah, breakfast. It is a universally acknowledged truth that breakfast can be the single most challenging meal of the day to routinely prepare WITHOUT falling into ruts — particularly if you’re trying to eat a gluten-free diet, even more so if you’re trying to break out of the cereal box.

After all, just how many different ways can you prepare eggs and/or oatmeal before you die of boredom?

Thankfully, Beth Ricci of Red and Honey has written The Breakfast Revolution: Recipes from Outside the Cereal Box, and she’s even generously offered an exclusive coupon to you all.

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