It’s the end of Paleo Week, and as promised I have a wonderful giveaway for you! I’m giving away one copy of the famed cookbook Eat Like a Dinosaur by the Paleo Parents. Before I tell you about the book, let me tell you where this is coming from.
Back in June I had an amazing experience at the gfe retreat and had a chance to meet Stacy and Matt at Shirley’s Gluten-Free Support Group meeting. Stacy shared their inspirational story of how their family transitioned from the Standard American Diet to eating Paleo and gluten free. Stacy and her husband have since lost over 200 pounds combined and have resolved health issues such as depression, seasonal and pet allergies, sleeping disorders, IBS, heartburn, and joint pain. They have three very active boys who no longer have behavior disorders, asthma, eczema, seasonal and pet allergies, or stomach aches. And the boys have learned that eating healthily can be great fun.
Stacy and Matt’s son Cole went through a dramatic change in behavior as he changed from being a child with serious self control issues to “the best behaved student in school” almost overnight. As a teacher, I can think of a few rambunctious kids in my classroom who need to try Paleo!
The highlight of the support group potluck was Stacy’s Samoa Brownies. It is incredible to me that these brownies are gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free…and I know my way around a gluten-free kitchen!
This plate was enough to make me a Paleo fan!
But seriously, you all know I align myself more with vegetarians and have a deep love of raw food. That is why it has taken me almost 6 months to review Eat Like a Dinosaur and share it with you. As I’ve shared recently, I have been eating more animal proteins, and the Husband is a new Paleo fan. So here are a few of our favorite dishes from the Paleo Parents’ cookbook.
Yes, these are Chicken Nuggets, or Fool’s Gold, as the Paleo Family calls them. Aren’t they gorgeous? Coated with a delicious almond flour and herb “breading”, these gluten-free tenders brought out the kids in us. One of the best things about this cookbook is that each recipe includes ways that kids can help as part of the preparation instructions. What kid wouldn’t enjoy dredging chicken in flour? I sure did!
Salmon is already a favorite of ours, but this Lemon Dill Salmon was a new twist and super easy to make. How can the kids help with this traditionally grown up dish? Rubbing the fillets with olive oil and herbs, and decorating the top with lemon rounds. How could a kid say, “I don’t like this,” when they’ve had such a hand in making the meal?
This teacher loves Paleo Parent Style!
Eat Like a Dinosaur isn’t just a recipe book. It’s also a guidebook for parents. There’s a section just for parents that explains their story, transitioning the family to paleo life, kitchen tools they use, and recipe ingredients. But even higher on the coolness meter is that it contains a kids’ book complete with cartoon pictures that tells the family story through Cole’s point of view.
This is a great book for families, which is why I’d love to give it away to a mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt uncle…who’d like to share it with his/her family. All you have to do is make a comment below to enter. Let me know why you’d like to have Eat Like a Dinosaur.
You can leave up to 4 entries today by answering 2 dish questions and letting me know in separate comments that you shared the giveaway on Twitter (tagging @glutenfreecat) and “liked” Gluten-Free Cat’s Facebook page.
- This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
- Enter by leaving a comment on this post.
- You are limited to 4 entries.
- The giveaway begins December 7, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm central time on December 14, 2012.
No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.
- Are you a Paleo eater? If so, why have you made that choice?
- Why would you like to win Eat Like a Dinosaur?
- Do your kids like to help in the kitchen?
- What’s your favorite Paleo treat?