Hotlogic Plug-in Lunch Bag

The Hotlogic mini comes in some stylish designs. I need this one!

It was a game changer moment when I discovered the Hotlogic mini oven. I love this little device. It is a compact lunch bag with a heating element at the bottom. You plug it in and it heats your food in about 1-2 hours depending on the food’s starting temperature. I tend to bring my food to work frozen since I have concerns about histamine levels, so my heat time is on the longer end of that range. You can even cook food from raw which can be handy for travel. I love bringing it on vacation for airport or hotel meals. My husband uses his to heat dehydrated trail meals and oatmeal when he travels. I even used it for a road trip where I brought meals for the entire trip on dry ice, see my blog post here. There is a car adapter so you can heat while you drive and in some car models even with the engine off. Many of my instagram followers and work colleagues have jumped on this bandwagon and all have given it rave reviews.

Look at all of those color options!

So ditch the microwave and treat yourself to a Hotlogic mini! It makes a great gift!
You can always use my affiliate code Paleogirl99 to save 20%.

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Solidteknics Pans Review

If, like me, you are very careful about what food you put in your body, you should be equally careful about what pan you put your food in!
Years ago I ditched all teflon non-stick pans and migrated to stainless and cast iron. Once I discovered Solidteknics pans they became my favorite go to every day pans! They actually live on my stovetop. I don’t even put them away because they get used that much.
Here is why I love them. Continue reading

Superfoods to Feed My Microbiome

In 2013 I discovered the autoimmune protocol and started a long journey of tremendous gut healing. It was all about REMOVING/EXCLUDING inflammatory foods and allowing my body to repair and restore my gut lining. I benefited a great deal from following that protocol for a number of years, perhaps lingering longer than I needed to, but eventually working in a fair number of reintroductions. There are still foods I avoid like nightshades and lectins.
But currently I am moving in to a phase where I am intentionally INCLUDING new superfoods to feed my microbiome Continue reading

Sauna Space Near Infrared Sauna Review

Hello Sunshine indeed! My Sauna Space Near Infrared Incandescent Sauna.

WOW. I cannot believe it has taken me this long to write about my beloved Sauna Space near infrared sauna! I bought it on Black Friday in 2019 and it has become part of my “can’t live without” routine. As someone with several SNPs that limit my detoxification pathways, my body needs a little nudge to release toxins. Infrared sauna is a gentle but effective way to aid your detox pathways. Initially I was reluctant to give it a try as I have been historically very heat intolerant related to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, but the Sauna Space has 4 near infrared incandescent bulbs and you can turn them on individually which allows you to work your way up. Because near infrared penetrates deeply into the tissues it heats you up from the inside and I can sweat in there even under 100 degrees. These days I use all 4 bulbs. I usually preheat while I ride the peleton or use my vibration plate so the sauna is typically between 104 and 118 degrees by the time I use it. It did not take long to work my way up from 1 to all 4 bulbs. I am in there almost every day of the week for 20 minutes and I am dripping with sweat by the end of my session. I like to use the app “Repeat Timer” so it chimes every 2 minutes for me to rotate a 1/4 turn. That way no part of my body gets short changed during the session! I shower immediately after my sauna and give my skin a good scrub to remove any toxins I have purged so they don’t get reabsorbed.

We recently converted an unused bedroom in to a home gym and the sauna fits perfectly in that space along with my Peleton and my vibration plate.

Things I love about my Sauna Space…and there are so many!

  • Sauna Space uses incandescent red near infrared light, NOT LED. That means no flickering blue light which can be stressful on the body. Sauna is all about relaxing and releasing toxins and stress.
  • You get the benefits of near infrared, plus full spectrum infrared sauna AND red light therapy. When I was first shopping I was torn between sauna and red light panel options, but this is both. Win win!
  • ZERO EMF stress. Faraday cages and an organic bamboo grounding mat eliminate any EMF emission from the device itself. They even offer a fully 5 G shielded “Faraday” enclosure….GOALS! It’s on my wishlist! I currently have the “Luminati” version.
  • The organic cotton enclosure cover is commercial laundromat machine washable, and we have washed it several times. As someone who is super careful about mold I was happy to not have a permanent wood cabinet enclosure which could get damp and musty over time.
  • The enclosure is easy to assemble and take apart to store or relocate. My Sauna Space lived temporarily in my garage, living room and dining room before finding its permanent home in my older college graduate son’s room which is now our home gym. I didn’t really have room for the sauna when I bought it, but we made it work because I felt sauna therapy was just that important. It certainly was a conversation starter when it lived in my dining room!
  • Organic toxin free materials with no off-gassing. Organic cotton fabric. Organic bamboo mat. Zero VOC untreated basswood frame and stool. Untreated stainless steel faraday guards for the bulbs. All the good stuff and none of the bad.
  • No tools or skills needed to set it up. My husband has put this up and taken it apart several times. It is well designed and well made. My husband says now that he knows how it goes together he could put it up in about 15 minutes, with the most time required for draping the organic cotton over the basswood frame.
  • 100 day free trial with free shipping both ways! This was HUGE for me when I was initially ordering as this makes trying this out totally risk free. If you don’t love it, it goes back with zero cost to you, but trust me…you WILL love it! I honestly can’t imagine not having it! It is such a part of my fitness and health routine.
  • 10 year warranty. That is legit. It is a hand crafted product made in America with high quality sustainable and durable materials. Our experience with customer service has been excellent.
  • Use my code PALEOGIRL to save 5%. Coupon codes stack on sale prices so you can save even more. Click here to check it out.
What it looks like out of the box when it arrives. Organic cotton enclosure materials. The long box contains the basswood frame. Ingenious design.
A peek inside with all 4 incandescent bulbs turned on. I always hydrate well when I am in there!
At one point when it didn’t have a permanent home we had to take it down temporarily. It’s compact design allows for easy storage.

If a full sauna is not in your budget…yet, check out their single light Photon. Affordable and portable. We have one as well and it is great for spot treatment My dog is intrigued by it. Guess he knows what is good for him!

The single bulb Photon.
My dog getting his red light therapy on!

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COUPON Codes and Affiliate Links for My Favorite Things

Do you love to save as much as I do?!!!

I get DMs on instagram asking me for my coupon codes and affiliate links so I thought I would just park them all here in a blog post and keep it up to date with whatever new comes along. If you find one is not working please email or DM me on instagram and I will try to fix it. Deal? Here goes! Continue reading

Sip Herbals Coffee Substitute Review

Sip Herbals Coffee Substitute

It has been quite a LONG time since I had coffee. I went on the autoimmune protocol (AIP) in 2013 and coffee went away along with nightshades and a bunch of other things. Although I am not strictly autoimmune protocol any longer, nor even strictly paleo for that matter having done several successful reintroductions, I have not yet attempted to reintroduce coffee and not sure I really want to. Much of the world’s supply of coffee is contaminated with Continue reading

Double Duty Prep: Hummus & Aquafaba Mayo

Mint fennel slaw with aquafaba mayo and a big dollop of hummus make this salmon bowl extra creamy and yummy.

Since reintroducing soaked and pressure cooked beans in the last year prepping hummus has become part of my weekly food prep routine.
I use the liquid from the canned garbanzos called aquafaba for both the hummus and for making aquafaba mayo.
Here is how I make both. Continue reading