Our mission is to provide you with healthy, nutrient-dense recipes; regardless of any food sensitivities, allergies, or specialty diets.
We believe food is meant to be enjoyed; and no one should ever feel as though their world is limited because of food. We also want bring people together and allow them share their recipes with one another. It’s exciting for us to see how far things have come since our early days, and we can’t wait to see the new recipes you all will share on Primal Palate.
About the Brand
We formed Primal Palate in 2012, and set to work on transforming our simple food blog into a dynamic website full of interactive features. Over the following years, we worked closely with our team of highly talented developers and designers to create what you see today: a fully interactive experience with user-uploadable recipes, our mobile friendly myKitchen FREE paleo meal planning tool where you can choose (or create your own) pre-populated meal plans. Yes, all this is FREE to you !!! While all that was going on, we also managed to write three more books, launch our own line of organic spices… AND get married!
Since the early days of Primal Palate, we’ve dreamt of offering a line of organic spices whose quality, freshness, and flavor would surpass anything available to you in grocery stores. After many years of developing and researching, we launched our own line of Primal Palate Organic Spices. Our spices have been enthusiastically received by our community and we are honored and humbled to provide you with blends we use we hope you use in your everyday cooking. We stand solidly behind our line of organic spices, proudly saying: These are the highest quality spices available. Period. Our spices are certified USDA-Organic, Whole30 Approved, Certified Gluten-Free, Kosher, Non-GMO, and Non-Irradiated. In other words, they are un-messed-around-with, and just as nature intended!
What is the Paleo Diet?
The Paleo diet is based upon the idea of eating the foods our bodies were designed for through thousands of years of evolution. These foods were available to early people through hunting and gathering [meat and fish, nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables]. During modern times, advances in technology have made other forms of food available for consumption [grains, dairy, and processed foods], which are not as easy for our bodies to digest. The foods recommended in the Paleo diet generally provide our bodies with more efficient, long-lasting energy that also aid in burning fat. The Paleo Diet is considered to be optimal for digestion, blood sugar regulation, metabolism, and sleep.
What is a plantain?
Plantains are a member of the banana family. They are a starchy, low in sugar variety that is cooked before serving as it is unsuitable raw. It is used in many savory dishes somewhat like a potato would be used and is very popular in Western Africa and the Caribbean countries.
What is the difference between Paleo and Primal?
‘Primal’ generally refers to Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint way of eating which is very similar to Paleo, but allows some leeway with certain types of dairy and has fewer restrictions on saturated fat intake. Throughout this book, we use “Paleo” and “Primal” as interchangeable terms. Generally speaking, the Paleo Diet is a high protein, moderate fat diet, and the Primal Blueprint is considered to be a high fat, moderate protein diet. Many people who follow this way of eating consider the terms to be one and the same. How ever you personally decide to “title” the ancestral diet that you abide by, both stem from the core principle of eating the foods our bodies were designed to eat: plants and animals.
What types of food are included in the Paleo diet?
We eat a wide variety of meats, Poultry, Fish, Eggs, Colorful Fruits and Vegetables, Healthy fats from coconut, avocado, pastured fatty cuts of meat, grass fed butter, olive oil, and some nuts and seeds. The options are endless, and our plates are always filled with something new and interesting to challenge our palates!
Which foods do you avoid?
All Grains, Pasteurized dairy, Soy, Legumes, Refined Sugar, and Alcohol
Why do you avoid healthy, whole grains?
Contrary to popular belief, whole grains are not so healthy to human beings. We simply have not adapted to be able to digest grains. Grains contain toxic anti-nutrients, lectins, gluten, and phytates, and we as human beings are not wired to be able to properly digest these anti-nutrients.To quote Mark Sisson:
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE ICE CREAM CUPS
No one has really pioneered the edible ice cream CUP… until now!
GRAIN FREE COOKIE CAKE
Cookie cake seems to be everyone’s childhood favorite dessert.