Category Archives: Equipment

Join Thrive Market by 12/24 – Receive 2 FREE Cans of Salmon

 

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Join Thrive Market by 12/24 and receive 2 FREE cans of Wild Planet salmon!

We all know how good for us wild-caught salmon is – and how expensive it can be!
Thrive Market provides wholesome products at wholesale prices.  Everything from food, household, personal care and even toys – at great savings!  Shipped right to your door.

I’ve been a member since last February and shop regularly.  When I’m low on something, I add it to my list, and when I get to $50+, place my order to get free shipping.  I also browse the site for new stuff I might need – especially for Baby.  Just got my most recent box yesterday!

I have saved waaay more money than the cost of membership on products I buy anyway, and scored some good deals on fun things or something new along the way.  Like the latest, greatest Primal Kitchen Chocolate Almond Collagen Protein Bars at  25% off EVERY DAY.

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Join now.  I highly recommend it!

12 Days of (Paleo) Christmas 2015

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2015 List of Paleo-Friendly Gift Ideas:

On the first day of Christmas…la la la la la la…

InstantPot-IP-DUO

#1 Instant Pot pressure cooker for convenient prep of favorite Paleo comfort foods.

 

Frankincense

#2 Frankincense & Myrrh essential oils for nearly anything that ails you – even kills cancer cells!

 

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#3 Red Apple Lipstick Gluten-free makeup to deck yourself out for the holidays and every day.

 

Christmas Tea  brown betty

#4 Downton Abbey Christmas Tea and Brown Betty Teapot – because Downton and tea.  Yeah.

 

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#5 Otto’s Cassava Flour and Tigernut Flour for all your GF/Paleo cooking and baking needs.

 

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#6 Bulletproof Cookbook Fuel yourself to live a kick-ass life – and enjoy it!

 

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#7 Happy Feet Toe Socks align your feet and destress your body.

 

salt lamps

#8 Himalayan Salt Lamps purify the air of electrical pollution and particles.

 

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#9 Thrive Market Membership for Paleo-friendly discounted food and lifestyle products.

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#10 Glutenza and Bulletproof Activated Charcoal Protect/recover from all those holiday parties.

 

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#11 Beeswax Candles for clean, sweet-smelling ambient light.

 

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#12 EPIC Bacon Bars & Bites  Well, because BACON!


Have a very Merry Christmas (or other appropriate Winter Holiday!)
We look forward to another year of sharing and caring with you.  🙂

 

Lego mistletoe

All of my boys LOVE Legos, so they are always on the Gift List!

Time to Organize the Kids for Summer!

The Limited Edition Camp Combo Pack!  For all the stuff kids (and parents) lose!

I’ve been using these labels for years on everything we might lose away from home. They’re awesome.

Summer is just around the corner, and for many big kids that means summer camp!
Mabel’s Labels wants to help ensure that your kids have a fun-filled, worry-free time at camp, which is why they decided to bring back their Limited Edition Camp Combo!

This camp combo value pack is full of different labels and tags that will help every camper keep track of their gear, so they can focus more on roasting marshmallows, learning new songs, and making new friends instead of trying to find their stuff! The collection of labels in the Camp Combo are:

  • dishwasher safe
  • laundry safe
  • microwave safe
  • UV resistant

This makes them perfect for swimwear, toothbrushes, sleeping bags, clothing, goggles, iPods, cameras, phones, decks of cards, flashlights, and more! These labels also have fun new icons, such as sailboats, raccoons, and flip-flops. And get this! Mabel’s Labels even includes a set of five fun postcards so kids can keep in touch the “old-fashioned way”.

The Camp Combo is available until 7/31/2015. There’s also early bird pricing through April 30 for just $35.95 (10% off regular $39.95)!

The Limited Edition Camp Combo includes:

  • 10 Sticky Labels
  • 24 Skinny-Minis™
  • 50 Tag Mates™
  • 8 Shoe Labels
  • 2 Bag Tags

The Camp Combo also comes with a choice of 3 solid palettes or 40+ multi-coloured designs, including 5 new limited edition motifs. Shop Now >>

As always, remember – Mabel’s Labels offers free shipping to the US on all orders!

Time to Organize the Baby and Toddler Gear!

The New Baby Combo Pack!  For all the baby and toddler gear kids (and parents) lose!

I’ve been using these labels for years on everything we might lose away from home. They’re awesome.

While Mabel’s Labels can’t give new parents more sleep, their new Baby Combo pack will definitely help make their life easier. The super cute labels and tags in this collection are UV resistant and waterproof, so they’re perfect for everything from diaper bags, bottles, and binkies, to car seats, onesies, booties, and blankets. Their durability and multi-purpose use makes them a perfect baby shower gift!

Included in the new Baby Combo Pack are:

  • 15 Sticky Labels (dishwasher/microwave safe and UV resistant)
  • 16 Skinny-Minis™ (dishwasher/microwave safe and UV resistant)
  • 2 Shoe Labels (waterproof and UV resistant)
  • 21 Tag-Mates™ (laundry safe and UV resistant)
  • 2 Bag Tags (waterproof and UV resistant)

The Baby Combo also comes with a choice of 4 exclusive solid palettes or 40+ multi-coloured designs, including 2 brand new motifs. Get yours today >>

As always, remember – Mabel’s Labels offers free shipping to the US on all orders!

Primal Cooking

There is not much more Primal than cooking meat over flame – whether that flame come from wood, charcoal or propane!

Spring has finally sprung in Minnesota. Time to bring out the grill…

Wait – why isn’t it working properly?!

After 11+ years, it was time to do a full overhaul. Luckily Weber still makes the replacement parts for our model. I took a deep breath and prayed for patience before replacing all in the inner “guts”  with Hubby’s help.

Fortunately, it was much easier than expected and we were up and grilling in no time. Yeah!

There really is nothing like meat cooked over open flame, and I have missed it so.  I put this baby to work immediately on grass-fed burgers and bratwurst!

Grill revived

Don’t be fooled by appearances: it’s good as new – on the INSIDE anyway!

Perfect Paleo Bake Pans

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I recently discovered this Wilton pan set at Sur la Table and thought how perfect it would be for Paleo baking, as the coconut and almond flours do not rise nearly as much as the glutenous kind.  And, who wouldn’t love all those layers of frosting or cream filling?!

Tested them out by making giant whoopie pies using the Carrot Cake Cream Pie recipe from Primal Cravings.  They turned out perfect!  One batch made 4 pans (2 giant pies) baked for 18 minutes (a few minutes longer than for the small pies).  To ensure full release, I brushed the pans with ghee before filling.

Ready to eat!

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pie

This cake serves 4 easily.

These carrot cakes were (Paleo) perfection!

*Note: These pans bake much more evenly that muffin tins or mini-loaves.
They are now my “go-to” Paleo bakeware!

Next Project:  Vanilla layer cake using the Vanilla Cupcake recipe from Paleo Indulgences (p.60). The recipe should yield enough batter for all 5 pans and will be layered with maple cinnamon frosting (p.48) and topped with fresh pineapple rings!

Mmm…

I forsee these as useful for Paleo Dough flatbreads as well!

Like Walking a Tightrope… or Trampoline?

slackline

Found this on Clearance at JM Cremps, Mall of America. Score!!

Look what I found at the Mall of America yesterday.  Yowsa!

Our backyard is “heavily wooded”, so we have lots of trees to choose from for this new summertime activity.  We could all use a little more balance – and FUN!

Mark Sisson is a HUGE fan of slacklines!  (Where else would I see such a thing?!)

Too bad it’s -14F today and we’re blanketed in snow and ice.  Can’t wait until Spring to try it!

Here’s how the Pros do it: