Thanks for coming over here and checking out my new cave! This is the new big momma bear web site. If you have subscribed to the blog, we have moved your subscription over here. But unfortunately you are going to need to go to re-subscribe if you want to receive my latest luscious posts in your inbox. If you don’t you will still see my posts in WordPress Reader but just won’t receive them in as an email.
Please leave me a comment on what you think! I will draw a name from all the people that comment on my new web page and that lucky person will receive a copy of “Well Fed 2”. I know I know, I never ever thought I’d do the stupid give away thing but I love that cookbook and I really want you to come check out my new cave and tell me what you think.
Well Fed 2 is a wonderful continuation of Melissa “Melicious” Joulwan’s delicious journey down the cheeky path of paleo eating. Her first book, Well Fed 1, wowed me over with all the fun and playful ways that she creates food within the sometimes limiting confines of strict paleo. I mean this girl walks the talk! Her Well Fed 2 cookbook is 90% Whole 30 compliant. (As far as I’m concerned it is 98% compliant. I mean I consider frozen bananas Whole 30 but obviously I’m just a cavewoman)
It’s a good thing I have this cookbook too because I am doing my second whole 30 right now. Yup. On day 23 (but who’s counting) and it feels pretty good! Other than desperately missing my morning tea with honey and cream everything else is relatively easy. If you are thinking of becoming or are paleo, it is an important experiment to try as least one whole 30 just to experience how wonderful your body feels to be free of all the foods that cause cravings, obesity, disease and inflammation.
Now back to Well Fed 2, where it really shines is in her sauces and spices. Whenever I try any of them out my taste buds purr with satisfaction and pleasure. As you might know, strict paleo is made exciting by the sauces and spices that one can add to even a boring burger. Well Fed 2 delivers in this category. Her personal favorite recipe in the whole book is the Zesty Ginger Sauce. When I heard that, I was intrigued….. her favorite recipe?
It is s super easy recipe to make and store for a while in the fridge. I am enjoying it mixed with her mayo recipe, which is my all-time favorite. It really adds a serious zing to whatever you are making! I’ve been adding a bit to our green smoothies and wow! So come on over to my new cave and leave me a comment so you can have a crack at getting a copy of her delicious cookbook.
- ½ cup of light tasting olive oil
- ¼ of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of coconut aminos
- 2 medium carrots, washed and cut into chunks
- ¼ of a medium sized yellow onion
- 1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger, skin on
- 1-2 cloves of garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the olive oil, cider vinegar, and coconut aminos in a food processor and pulse a few times. Add the carrots and onion and process till relatively smooth then add the ginger and garlic and whirl some more till well processed. Add and few cranks of pepper and give it a few pulses, then stop and taste. If it needs salt add some and there you go! All done! This amazingly beautiful salad dressing at your disposal. It is really good to dip veggies in or to bake with chicken. (bet you didn’t guess that!) Make sure and store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
Pam Michael says
Love the new webpage. Great banner!!
Thanks! So far your the first comment. Happy day!
Aggie Jones says
The dressing sounds good will have to try it … Good on ya !
Hey Aggie! It is good. I mixed it with mayo tonight and served with some of Paul’s steelhead he caught today. nummy
Great looking website Dana! I agree the banner looks great!
Thanks for coming by! I do love the banner…
I would love to have your cookbook… yes indeedie!
You bake too much bread and make me droooooool! 😛
Judy Mammano says
Looking good, my friend!! I’m excited for you and know it will be awesome, as you also are.
Thanks Judy! Back at you! 😀
Wow! You are amazing, Dana!!!
No you’re amazing! Thank you for the great site!
Brenda Sours says
Easy to navigate site, I bookmarked and subscribed! Thanks Dana!
Thanks for coming for a visit!
Sarah Z says
Congrats Dana! The new site looks great! I bought Well Fed I for my first Whole 30, and I loved every recipe I cooked from it! My transition off the Whole 30 has not been so great (too much birthday celebrating!), so I am gearing up for another one. I want that awesome feeling back! I hope the last seven days of yours are wonderful :-).
I know! It is amazing isn’t it? I’m so glad you love it. I’m going into birthday season right now and a bit worried….
Dana, you don’t know it, but you changed my life! Three ( or even maybe 4 ) years ago, I had never heard of the paleo diet. I saw your blog on the BBQ and I’ve been on the path ever since. Fifty lbs lighter and so much healthier. Thank you sweetie! You just keep getting better!!
Wow! Thank you for telling me! That is such great feedback to hear. 50 pounds lighter and happy and healthy. Cave sistahs unite!:)
D. Moroney says
The new site looks great! Very clean look and easy to navigate. Thanks for letting me know that I need to resubscribe as I love receiving your updates!
Thanks! I sure love doing it! 🙂
Is your website goddess disqualified from participating? I’m getting closer and closer to paleo (reformed semi-vegetarian)…just need to give up wine and stop thinking that I can even occasionally eat wheat w/o feeling pretty icky. Almost there….
Why of course you are! ♥
I just started mostly paleo due to food allergies. It is actually a great diet for immune support, food allergy elimination and for loosing weight if that is an interest of yours. I will bookmark this site for sure! Thanks!
Hi Erin!I did it for inflammation and was pleasantly surprised that all my allergies went away! Welcome to my cave. 😀
Eva van Abeelen says
The website looks nice and the banner also!
I’m loving it too! ♥
Ursula Lambert says
Why thank you! 🙂
This page looks great, I’ll be back often!
I like your new page! thanks for sharing this recipe also! will give it a try soon!
Thanks! Glad you came by!
Eileen @ Phoenix Helix says
This recipe looks delicious AND it fits the paleo autoimmune protocol (a rare thing). So, thank you! I recently started a weekly Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable through my blog, and I would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m trying to expand resources for the AIP community. Here’s the link: http://www.phoenixhelix.com/2014/03/26/paleo-aip-recipe-roundtable-20/
Sure, even though I’m not sure what you mean by “linking up”, could you explain?
Your site is amazing! Thanks! Hugs from Brasil
Dana Zia says
Thank you! hugs back!