Garlic Dijon Spinach With Pine Nuts from The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook and an Interview with the Author and Giveaway

Before the age of 18 he lost 100 pounds, taught himself to cook, started a successful food blog and if that wasn’t impressive enough, just published his first book. 

THE SLIM PALATE COOKBOOK Garlic Dijon Spinach With Pine Nuts from The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook and an Interview with the Author and Giveaway

His name is Joshua Weissman and he’s the writer, recipe developer and photographer behind the blog Slim Palate and his newly released first cookbook entitled The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook.

The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook (like his blog) perfectly captures Joshua’s passion for real food and home cooking which makes it such a pleasure to read and cook through and the recipes are beautifully photographed by Joshua himself as well. With a genuine enthusiasm for real food and a fierce determination to make lasting changes he’s taken his health into his own hands and hopes to inspire others to do so as well.

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An Earth Day Pledge and A Re-Usable Drink Container Giveaway from Mighty Nest

The next time you grab a cup of coffee or a bottle of water before you head out, consider what those drinks are in.  Whatever that cup or container is made of can end up in your body or in already overfull landfills.

Safe Re Usable Bottles on gourmandeinthekitchen.com  An Earth Day Pledge and A Re Usable Drink Container Giveaway from Mighty Nest

Plastic bottles are a cause for concern when it comes to both our health and our environment and it makes sense to avoid using them whenever possible.  Chemicals in plastic bottles can leach out over time with heat and reuse, which you then ingest.

By carrying a non-toxic reusable water bottle or using a thermal cup for your coffee when you’re out you’re keeping toxins out of your body and the environment.

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Grain-Free Fair-Trade Chocolate Chip Cookies from One Simple Change and a Giveaway and Q&A with the Author

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A recipe for grain-free, fair-trade chocolate chip cookies and an interview with the author of One Simple Change: Surprisingly Easy Ways to Transform Your Life… 

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Daikon Rolls with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto (Raw, Vegan, Paleo)

Daikon Rolls with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto gourmandeinthekitchen.com

Wafer thin slices of daikon are spread with a fresh cilantro pesto, layered with cucumber, avocado and sprouts and then rolled up tight in these… 

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Berry Beet Açaí Breakfast Bowl (Raw, Vegan, Paleo)

berry beet acai breakfast bowl

An easy make-ahead, anti-oxidant packed breakfast bowl featuring three kinds of berries that’s a little sweet, a little tart and totally satisfying. I’m head over heels… 

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Cucumber Noodles with Asparagus and Ginger Scallion Sesame Sauce (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Paleo)

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Quickly blanched asparagus spears top a pile of ginger scallion doused cucumber noodles and are finished with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds. This is… 

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Cauliflower Tabbouleh with Green Olives (Grain-Free, Vegan, Raw, Paleo)

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This week’s lunchtime obsession hails originally from the Middle East; it’s not fancy or flashy but it comes together in no time at all, and… 

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Vegetable Nori Wraps with Sunflower Butter Dipping Sauce (Raw, Vegan, Grain-Free, Paleo)

nori vegetable roll recipe

Finely shredded carrots, thin strips of crunchy radishes, spinach leaves and sprouts are bundled up in an edible seaweed container and served alongside a creamy… 

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French Chard Tart (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegetarian, Paleo Option)

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A savory Swiss chard tart inspired by the classic French tourte de blettes studded with toasted pine nuts and currants. (Be sure to scroll down… 

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Parsnip Hummus Dip with Fiery Chili Oil (Vegan, Paleo)

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A creamy dip inspired by the flavors of traditional hummus made from parsnips and topped with a spicy chili oil. Admittedly, during the winter months… 

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Seeded Crispbread Crackers Three Ways (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Nut-Free)

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Make your own crispy, crunchy, seed-filled crackers in less than an hour. Welcome to my latest obsession – homemade seeded crackers. Light and crispy with… 

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Earl Grey Chocolate Pots de Crème (Dairy-Free, Paleo Friendly)

earl grey chocolate pot recipe

Super silky and intense, these earl grey infused chocolate pots de crème will make chocolate and tea lovers rejoice. These chocolate pots are just rich… 

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