Paleo Home Tour: Grain Free Real Food Couple

Last night I visited my little sister and her boyfriend (now husband) at his house in Nashville, TN. It was great to see a young couple living real food, Paleo principles in their daily life. They cooked dinner for me and it was gourmet! They also took me on a garden and home tour. They made this awesome meal where they had the clever idea of baking sweet potatoes and then using the hollow skins as buns. It was so tasty and a nice change of pace!

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They have a great garden in the back where they grow lots of yummy vegetables. The season was ending but there was still one sweet potato on the ground. The squash on my plate was from the garden and topped with grass fed butter.

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Ellen and Micah were already eating paleo when they met earlier this year. They share a lot of the same interests like healthy cooking, farming, fermentation and travel. You can read my little sister’s story about getting healthy here.

Paleo Home Tour: Grain Free Real Food Couple

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Ellen and Michah in the kitchen

They also found some gluten free Paleo cider. Micah told a funny story about how the cashier at the liquor store agreed about how getting rid of gluten reduced gut inflammation.The cashier remarked “you gotta do it, man” What an educated cashier!

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Micah is a grill master and he made blended lamb and bison burgers which were so moist and still pink inside.

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Some cool artwork on the wall!

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Micah’s Aquaponics farm is coming along! He wants to create a food forest on his property to create his own sustenance. He even has fruit trees planted all over his front yard.

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They even have a fermentation nook where they make kombucha, sauerkraut and other preserved veggies.

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Some suggested reading I found. I loved the tiny house book! It had great photos of boats, trailers and treehouses where people are living minimalist lifestyles. So cool!

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The three of us chatted and talked a lot about Paleo topics like the tiny house movement and how to perfect Paleo pizza dough. Micah claims to have found the perfect combination of ingredients.  Maybe I can get him to share his recipe. We also hypothesized about how to make awesome Paleo fudge. Then I was enlightened about the ease benefits of making lacto-fermented mayo. Then they gave me some 85% dark chocolate and bubble water as a night cap. What a fun evening!

Do you want to be healthy like Ellen and Micah?

Are you looking for more grain free recipes and tips? I recommend this book from my good friend Karen.

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Will 2014 be the year you finally clean out your pantry and ditch processed food-like products?  My blogger bestie buddy Karen Sorenson of Living Low Carb…One Day at a Time has released her cookbook Squeaky Clean Paleo! This e-cookbook is perfect for those looking to make over their diet, with over 100 recipes it is sure to help you get the New Year started right.

Highlights:

- 100+ recipes, perfect for low carb, paleo, primal, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, casein free, and GAPS diets

- Complete Index for easy to find recipes by ingredients and carb counts (she is after all Living Low Carb…One Day At A Time)

- Whole 30 & 21-Day Sugar Detox friendly recipes

- Beautiful pictures that draw you into the kitchen for some Paleo cooking

- Nutritional information including carb counts

Here is a picture of Karen’s Pulled Pork Frittata and Fish Tacos, quick, easy and delicious to top it off!

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Karen divides her cookbook into easy to follow sections: breakfast, soups & salads, poultry, red meat, pork, seafood, sides, dressings, sauces, spices and snacks.  It’s set up in a way that’s practical and super easy to follow.  Since preparation is the key to success…Karen starts off by telling you how to stock your pantry.  Once you have the right tools and ingredients just follow the yellow brick road of Paleo deliciousness that Karen has laid out for you.

Who would love this book:

- New year resolution seekers

- Paleo followers that are bored

- If you like simple yet detailed instructions for delicious yet easy to make foods

- Those of you looking to clean up your diet

- Sugar or Carb addicts looking to reform

If you’re not convinced yet, check out a sneak preview of Squeaky Clean Paleo HERE.

Friends, let 2014 be the year you achieve health, throw out the scale and focus on nutrient dense food and you’ll get there in no time.

You can buy Squeaky Clean Paleo here:

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About Caitlin Weeks

Caitlin Weeks BA, NC, CPT is a full time blogger and author. She has many years of experience as a Certified Nutrition Consultant, C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach, and professional personal trainer in San Francisco, CA. Caitlin has had success conquering obesity after a lifelong struggle with her weight. Since 2009 she has been winning the battle against Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis using a Paleo diet. She truly believes in the mind- body connection for healing and is certified EFT practitioner. She is committed to educating others about the benefits of traditional/ancestral foods and efficient exercise.

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