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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No-Bake Chocolate Fudge Fridge Cake (Raw, Vegan, Paleo)

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A fudgy no-bake chocolate truffle cake with raspberries and almonds that sets in the fridge and only takes minutes to make.  Everyone needs a fuss-free,… 

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Citrus Endive Avocado Salad

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A light and refreshing grapefruit, tangerine, avocado and endive salad filled with vitamin C and healthy fats. As you may have noticed by now I… 

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Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale Pesto (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Paleo)

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Sweet potato “noodles” are slicked with a hearty green pesto made from winter greens like kale or chard. I found myself with an inordinate amount… 

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Drink Your Greens Smoothie

Drink Your Greens Smoothie gourmandeinthekitchen.com

A green smoothie packed with nutrients featuring a trio of greens along with pineapple and coconut milk. While December is a month filled with feasts… 

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Restorative Vegetable Broth | A Nourishing and Cleansing Soup

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A restorative broth made with a plethora of vegetables to sooth, nourish and detoxify. I turn to this vegetable heavy broth when I’m feeling run… 

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Olive Thyme Mini Muffins (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo)

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Savory olive thyme muffins in miniature form. I’m stopping in today to share these mini olive thyme muffins with you because I just couldn’t let… 

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Amaretti Thins | Crunchy Almond Cookies (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Paleo Friendly)

Amaretti cookies

This week’s cookie installment features a change of pace from last week’s deep, dark chocolaty offering to a crunchier specimen that’s lighter than air. I’ll… 

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2013 A Year of Seasonal Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Recipes

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A collection of favorite gluten-free, grain-free, and often paleo and vegan friendly recipes from 2013. With 2013 quickly coming to a close, the time feels… 

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Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Cream Filling (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan, Paleo Friendly)

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 A classic sandwich cookie (aka homemade oreos) with a chocolate cream filling. With all the desserts these past couple weeks you’d think I would be… 

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide |10 Gift Ideas for Cooks

10 Gift Ideas for Food Lovers and Home Cooks gourmandeinthekitchen.com

10 gift ideas for fledgling foodies and seasoned home cooks alike. As much as we all want to be perfect gift givers during the holidays… 

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