At-home fermentation (no science degree required)

Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kombucha are trendy right now, but unlike the oh-so-popular cronut, they're trendy for their extensive health-promoting properties. You've probably heard of probiotics—they are healthy bacteria that help our digestive tracts and keep us healthy. But what you may not know is that fermented foods sitting on a grocery store shelf may not contain many (if any) of those good little critters. Want to be sure your fermented foods are fresh, delicious, and … [Read more...]

Ten Things With Melissa Joulwan, Author of Well Fed 2

When you get your hands on your very own copy of Well Fed 2, some things will be immediately obvious: It’s gorgeous. Seriously. The book is packed with vibrant, mouthwatering, full-color photos by Dave Humphreys, Mel’s partner in life, food and all things Smudge. It’s packed with 110 original recipes, most of which also include Mel’s signature, “You know how you could do that?” variations. Add to that 45 no-recipe-necessary quick meal ideas, autoimmune protocol variations, and “Tastes … [Read more...]

We Heart Paleo Lunches & Breakfasts on the Go

Do you know how many "please review my cookbook" requests we get each year? Seven hundred and forty two (estimated). But as you may have noticed, we don't take book reviews lightly around here. Especially cookbook reviews. We made a decision a long time ago only to promote foods, books, and recipes that fall in line with our Whole30® program, so that when you came to our blog, you knew everything you saw here was appropriate for your Whole30 program (and beyond). When it comes to cookbooks, that … [Read more...]

Introducing Whole30® Approved Tessemae’s Marinades

In November 2012, we introduced you to Tessemae's and their amazing Whole30® Approved salad dressings. Well, hold on to your pantaloons, because this little family-operated-business-gone-big has something new and equally as delicious on the docket. Tessemae's new line of marinades is not only gonna rock your taste buds, they're also going to simplify dinner when you're in a time crunch but still want something tasty and healthy. Because, let's face it, although we usually recommend making your … [Read more...]

Introducing the Paleo Autoimmune Cookbook

Those with autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, celiac disease, and rheumatoid arthritis are finding freedom from their symptoms via an autoimmune Paleo diet protocol (AIP). As outlined in Chapter 21 of It Starts WIth Food, an AIP is even more restrictive than a traditional Whole30®, and can be intimidating for even experienced Paleo followers. What's for breakfast if you can't have eggs? How can you enjoy Mexican food without nightshades? We recently added a … [Read more...]

A Whole30® Fourth of July

U.S. Independence Day is just around the corner, but your independence - from bland potato salad, gut-bomb-brownies, and greasy chips and dips - starts NOW. We're kicking off another official Whole30® (sponsored by It Starts With Food) on August 1st, but it's never too early to start incorporating Good Food dishes into your party recipe repertoire. Backyard barbeques and summertime pot-lucks are super easy to swing Whole30-style - and we're about to show you how delicious Whole3o-friendly … [Read more...]

Whole30® Approved: Loki Fish Co.

When we think of commercial Alaskan fishing, we see a dramatic “Deadliest Catch” scenario play out in our heads: dark, stormy skies, turbulent seas, and foul-mouthed men with long rugged beards. However, we have been assured that this is not always the case. Meet our newest Whole30® Approved partner, Loki Fish Co. Things We Love About Loki It’s a family thing. Loki is a family-owned and operated business headquartered in Seattle, Washington.  Founded in 1979 by Pete Knutson and Hing Lau … [Read more...]

Steal This Meal: Mushroom Soup With Primalfat Coconut Ghee

If you've been following us for any amount of time then it's likely that you're already familiar with the awesomeness that is Pure Indian Foods ghee – a Whole30® Approved, lusciously delicious cooking (and just plain eating) fat. Recently, owner Sandeep Agarwal launched a new product called PRIMALFAT™ Coconut Ghee. Wait, did you just do a double-take? Yah, that's right, we said Coconut. Ghee. As in half organic virgin coconut oil and half organic grass-fed ghee. Blending coconut oil, which … [Read more...]

Our Local, Seasonal Whole9 Seminar Team Feast

On Monday, we introduced you to our new Whole9 U.S. and Canada Seminar Teams; four pairs of two intelligent, driven, passionate folks who will be helping us spread our Good Food Word come late summer/early fall. We brought all eight of them to Salt Lake in early May for an intensive training, meet-and-greet, and strategic planning session. Our "summit" soon earned the nickname of "Paleo Real World," as we rented a huge house for the event. (No hidden cameras, though. Not that they knew about, … [Read more...]

Eat, Drink, and Be Whole30

If you've done our Whole30® program, then you've probably been there...  about to get your groove on at the bar with friends, make small talk with Uncle Chuck at your cousin's wedding, or grill and chill at your buddy's backyard BBQ when suddenly, you feel the odd man (or woman) out. Usually you'd have a drink in your hand and a buzz in your head, but you're eating clean, and drinking clean, too. So what's a social butterfly to do? Earlier this year, we encouraged you to quench your thirst … [Read more...]