It started with a private food log on Instagram in November 2013.  I wanted to keep track of my meals so that I could identify food triggers and snapping a pic was easy.  But a few months in I reluctantly opened my account to followers and I was thrilled to discover an entire community of support.  Sometimes my family doesn’t completely understand my passion for paleo social media, but then I remind them that before all of this I never knew anyone who ate like I did…or was choosing to in order to feel well.

This lifestyle didn’t happen overnight for me.  I have been gluten and dairy free since I was a teenager, which was a long time ago (as a mother of 2 teenage boys I am not really a “girl” anymore😉)…back when they called it “wheat free” and everything tasted like cardboard.  Then in about 1998 I eliminated soy and about 2009 I eliminated eggs, in both cases due to allergies I developed.  I never really tolerated beans or grains all that well.  So when I discovered Paleo in the spring of 2013, I felt I had found a name for what I had already discovered worked for me.   I currently follow my own version of AIP/low carb paleo, as I have found that nightshades and too many starchy carbs are still triggers for me.  But if I have discovered anything along the way it is that I will likely need to keep adjusting and adapting, as what works today may not work next week or next year (which I am convinced is at least in part due to our ever evolving microbiome…but I digress).  So welcome along on this journey…glad to have your company along the way.

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  1. Hey! I already reached out to you on Instagram, but I am a huge fan of your page and recipes! I’m working with Mark Sisson (author of The Primal Blueprint, man behind MarksDailyApple.com and Founder of Primal Kitchen) on his newest company: Primal Kitchen. We’d love to send you a sample of our mayo that’s made with avocado oil! No gluten, sugar, dairy, or any other junk. Let me know if you’re interested and we would be happy to get a jar in the mail for you! Feel free to contact me at tori@primalkitchen.com. Thank you!

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  2. I just found you on Instagram..Wow!! And your blog is beautiful! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. I was so happy to read that “works today may not work next week or next year”.. I thought that was just me! I am 18 months into a celiac diagnosis, and while 100% gluten free–everything else is still trial and error. So nice to meet you. 🙂
    Oh, and I sure hope you took Tori ^ up on her offer to send you some Primal Kitchen mayo! I only found it last summer and I really, really like it.


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