Cyber Monday AIP & Paleo Deals!

When I was first diagnosed with lupus (SLE) and psoriasis in 2013, I was in pretty bad shape.  I had widespread inflammation throughout my body, causing symptoms like stomach ulcers, rashes, hair loss, chronic lung and kidney infections, bleeding, and so much more.  After a course of Prednisone, I gained 30 pounds and a bunch of other nasty symptoms. I decided I couldn’t continue to watch my health decline anymore. Continue reading “Cyber Monday AIP & Paleo Deals!”

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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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Day 11 of The 21-Day Sugar Detox

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Day 11 Lunch Paleo Tuna Broccoli Slaw

Wow! I can’t believe I’m over halfway done with The 21-Day Sugar Detoxthe 21-day sugar detox Day 11 of The 21-Day Sugar Detox ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a 1936608111.  It’s gone by so quickly.  I’ve had so much going on, I haven’t even had time to realize how I’m feeling.

The detox has certainly given me extra energy.  I also feel as though my hormones are better regulated.  I haven’t been as moody over the last week and a half.  Unfortunately, my skin rashes have not improved.  There could be a few reasons for this. My stress levels have been really high as of late.  Also, the trees and bushes are flowering, causing allergies.  And, of course, it could just be an effect of my body detoxing.  I’m just keeping an eye on it.  Hopefully, they’ll improve over the next few days.

If you’re on The 21-Day Sugar Detoxthe 21-day sugar detox Day 11 of The 21-Day Sugar Detox ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a 1936608111, Whole30the 21-day sugar detox Day 11 of The 21-Day Sugar Detox ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a 1936608898, or another detox, I would like to know some of your experiences.  I would especially like to hear from those of you with autoimmune diseases.  What have your experiences been?  Are you noticing an uptick in any symptoms? Or, relief? Please leave a COMMENT below with your answers.

What did I eat on day 11 of The 21-Day Sugar Detoxthe 21-day sugar detox Day 11 of The 21-Day Sugar Detox ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a 1936608111?

At lunch, I made this incredibly tasty Tuna Broccoli Slaw.  It is now one of my favorite lunches.  I served it alongside a cup of delicious beef bone broth.

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Day 11 Lunch Paleo Tuna Broccoli Slaw

Paleo Tuna Broccoli Slaw

½ bag Broccoli Slaw ( I like Trader Joe’s. It’s Organic.)

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½ Avocado

1 Cucumber

¼ cup chopped Pecans

2 Tbsp. paleo Mayonnaise the 21-day sugar detox Day 11 of The 21-Day Sugar Detox ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B0071IUY0A

1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegarthe 21-day sugar detox Day 11 of The 21-Day Sugar Detox ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B001I7MVG0

Salt, pepper, & hot sauce, to taste

Place all ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix well.  Enjoy!

Serves 1 hungry person (ME!) or 2 not so hungry people.  To serve more, simply double recipe.

At dinner, I really wasn’t very hungry.  I’d eaten that entire bowl of slaw for lunch, after all.  I made a simple sandwich with Applegate roast beef, bacon, sauteed mushrooms, and avocado.  Then, I topped it with a fried egg, fried in bacon grease. Yum!

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Day 11 Dinner Roast Beef Bacon Sandwich with Avocado & Mushrooms, Topped with a Fried Egg

I hope you’re getting some ideas of foods you can eat while on The 21-Day Sugar Detoxthe 21-day sugar detox Day 11 of The 21-Day Sugar Detox ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a 1936608111.  Any leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen.  Sometimes, I’ll make big batches of foods and freeze them for the following week.  This way, I don’t have to make a complete meal every night.  That’ll save you time and effort.

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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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A Lone Paleo Forages For Food At The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo

A Lone Paleo Forages For Food at The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo

This past weekend, I, a lone paleo, attended the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo Chicago.  I was there as an official member of the GFAF Expo blogging team.  My job was to tweet and post my little heart out.

So, while most of my colleagues in the paleo community were covering PaleoFX in Austin, TX, I was in Chicago.  I decided to make the best of it by enjoying the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo.  After all, I was gluten free long before I made the jump to paleo.  And, when a certain gluten free king cake made it’s way to my door,  I did not turn it away.  How hard could it be to find something paleo to eat while at the expo?

The first day of the expo, I wore my purple t-shirt with my logo across the front.  I am not a logo t-shirt kind of gal.  Needless to say, I did not feel comfortable.  I forged ahead anyway.  I wandered around, snapping photos and talking to vendors.  Most booths I went to that day, did not have food I could eat.  I was able to find a tiny spoon of fresh, raw honey, a piece of dark chocolate, a slice of uncured pepperoni from a piece of gluten free pizza, and a slice of grass fed beef frank.  Not exactly what I would call a meal.

Unable to find some paleo eats, I set off to find Red Apple Lipstick, my favorite gluten free makeup brand.  On my way to their booth, I met the fabulous Carol Kicinski, Editor in Chief of Simply Gluten Free Magazine.  I have to say, I was a bit starstruck.  When I first went gluten free, her website and magazine helped me immensely.  I admire her  and everything she’s done for the gluten free community.  She was so welcoming  and kind.  She even took a selfie with me!

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Selfie with Carol Kicinski of Simply Gluten Free

Elated, I moved ahead to find Red Apple Lipstick’s booth.  Find it, I did.  There were people packed together, dabbing on lipstick and pouty lipping in the mirror.  I wrangled my way to the front of the heap.  Half hour later, I left the booth with my two bags of loot.  Since I really didn’t get a chance to chat with Jay and Andrea, I made a mental note to return the next day.

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My loot from Red Apple Lipstick!

During my time foraging, I also met two amazingly cool bloggers,  Wendy  of Allergy Free Kitchens and Cindy of Vegetarian Mamma.  You should check out their sites.  Both have informative, healthy eating blogs.

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Selfie with Wendy of Allergy Free Kitchens

At around 2pm, I decided to make it a day.  I had about a half hour drive ahead of me; and, I was hungry and tired.  I cruised.

Day 2 was awesome!  Because it was rainy and much cooler outside, not as many people made it out to the expo that morning.  I was able to easily maneuver my way around to the different booths.  As it turned out, there were a few great vendors offering paleo friendly foods.  Oh, and I was wearing my cheetah print top and black jeans; so, I felt more like myself.  Okay, back to the food.

I went back to the Natural Honey by Allen booth and bought some raw honey to eat and Wisconsin clover honey to wash my face with.  I’ll be posting more information about their honey in a natural skincare post coming up.  This is a family run company.  They also sell handmade, non-toxic candles I plan to order from their site.

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Ali and ladies with Tallgrass beef, grass fed beef

Then, I revisited Ali at Tallgrass beefTallgrass beef has the best grass fed hot dogs I have ever tasted.  They were tender and juicy perfection!  I could have sat there and eaten her entire tray of samples.  I will be giving a full review of Tallgrass beef next week.  I think they deserve an entire post dedicated to the company.  It’s that good!

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Lauren Engel with door to door organics

I found door to door organics next.  This Chicago company delivers locally grown organic produce, farm-fresh dairy, pastured eggs, humanely raised meats, and hundreds of other locally made items right to your door, in the Chicagoland area.  They offer local farm boxes from June through October with prices starting at just $27.99/ week.  That is an amazing deal for farm fresh produce!  I will write a full review after I receive my first box in June.

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Simple Mills

Simple Mills was the next paleo friendly company I came across.   Simple Mills offers 3 flavors of muffin mix including banana, chocolate, and pumpkin.  There was no pumpkin samples left by the time I found them; so, I can only review the chocolate and banana.  They were decent.  Pretty much what you expect in a paleo muffin.  These are the purest mixes I have found.  They can be purchased through AmazonA Lone Paleo Forages For Food At The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo ir t boanmo05 20 l as2 o 1 a B00DX6S8QG.

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She’s tempting me with the lactose free sour cream.

Green Valley Organics is not really paleo; but, I thought they deserved a mention.  I decided to give their products a taste after reading they were lactose free organic.  They offer yogurt, kefir and sour cream.  This was the most amazing tasting sour cream I ever ate.  The yogurt and kefir were not bad either.  Best part, no tummy troubles!  These products are now available at Whole Foods with a launch to other healthy food stores soon.

Ginny Bakes had these yummy, paleo friendly ginny bars!  There are two flavors, karma, love & apricot and love & nuts.  Both are equally delicious.  And, they are certified organic.  These can be found at most healthy food stores; and, even some not so healthy ones, in the gluten free section.

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Isn’t she cute? GinnyBakes

The cute rep at the Ginny Bakes booth pointed out the next product to me.  Mikey’s Muffins are ready-made paleo English Muffins.  These muffins are grain, gluten, soy, and dairy free.  They are also quite tasty with a nice texture and bite.  Right now, they are available in one flavor, Original.  Soon, Cinnamon Raisin and Toasted Onion will be available for purchase through the website.  I will be doing a full review of Mikey’s Muffins in a future post.  I also plan on hosting a giveaway for my peeps ( that’s You!).  I’ll let ya’ll know when that’s happening. Click here to order.

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Michael Tierney, Founder of Mikey’s Muffins
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Mikey’s Paleo Muffins

Lastly, I scarfed down a couple of nogii Paleo Bars (not bad at all) and an Orange Cinnamon with Mango muffin from U-Be-Livin-Smart ( I bought 6 boxes).  The muffins also come in 3 other flavors, Smoothie Berry Medley, Belgian Chocolate with banana, and Apple Cinnamon with Chia Seed.  They are nut, flour, gluten, dairy, and sugar free.  For each box you purchase, they donate a box to a needy person in your community.  It’s a wonderful program.  They are available at your local grocery store, in most states.  I will be working with them to bring you some giveaways soon.

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nogii Paleo Bars
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U Be Livin Smart

With my tummy full of paleo friendly goodies, I made my way back to the Red Apple Lipstick booth.  This time, I was able to chat with Andrea  ( who is paleo, by the way). It was so nice to talk to another southern gal!  She and Jay are awesome peeps.  Of course, I didn’t walk away empty handed.  Three bags of loot filled my Red Apple Lipstick lovin’ paws.  I’ll be giving them their own post soon!

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Selfie with Andrea from Red Apple Lipstick

It was funny how many people I met who were eating paleo themselves, or who knew someone who “did” paleo.  They were usually pretty sheepish about it, mainly because they didn’t strictly follow paleo, 100% of the time.  I let them know that most people don’t.  Most of the paleo eaters I know, stick with a 80/20 percent.  Even I stray with the once in awhile spoonful of lactose free organic sour cream or The PeaceBaker gluten free king cake.

Unless a paleo convention is happening at the same time, I do plan to attend the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo next year.  Once I found something I could eat, things improved greatly.  I highly recommend the Expo to anyone with food allergies or sensitivities.  There are classes ( I went to Carol Kicinski’s!) to learn about different strategies and experiences.  Foods are available to sample.  Some of the best organic and gluten free products are available to purchase.  It’s a really good time!

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be giving specific reviews of some of the products I discovered.  I’ll also be doing several fun product giveaways and special deals.  Be sure to stay informed by signing up for my emails.

Y’all take care now, ya hear!

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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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