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Guess who won the Nom Nom Paleo T-shirt and 1-year Paleo Magazine subscription giveaway?


Thank you all for entering the contest! If you didn’t win, send yourself a present by purchasing a Nom Nom Paleo T-shirt and subscribe to Paleo Magazine!

On a side note, y’all gave me lots of great suggestions for future recipes BUT I’m a little perturbed perplexed by all the requests for Paleo versions of carb-y, sugar-y, gluten-y entrees and desserts. Yes, it’s partly my fault for being so vague in my request but some recipes just can’t be Paleo-ized.

First of all, mac ‘n cheese without the mac or the cheese is just salt and pepper. Secondly, if you want to indulge in a “FAILEO” food once in a blue moon as an F-off treat — do it! Unless you’re suffering from an autoimmune disorder, a gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free iteration of an item like cheesecake isn’t worth it. You’ll be disappointed and STILL eat more than you want to. Free yourselves of the candy cigarettes, people!

[UPDATED: Okay, okay. I looked back at my post and I totally asked for Paleo-ized food (i.e., stuff that doesn’t start off Paleo). Time to wipe the egg off my face and remove the foot from my mouth! I guess the sheer volume of the requests for dessert options just got me a little worried about y’all. (And frankly, I wouldn’t trust myself to make a “Paleo” dessert and not gorge on it.) Next time, I’ll be sure to make clear that I just wanted some new ideas for everyday recipes. You know I love you, right?]

Giveaway Time! Win a Paleo Magazine Subscription & Nom Nom Paleo Shirt!

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I love glossy magazines stuffed with food porn and fitness tips, and for years, I made sure my mailbox was filled with a steady stream of periodicals like Saveur, Everyday Food, Gourmet and  Women’s Health. Even today — more than a year after going Paleo — my multi-year subscriptions for Eating Well and Cooking Light have yet to expire. When they arrive, I still flip through them, but it pains me every time I see an article or an ad that I know is flat-out dumb or wrong.

Aaaaagh! A  glossy full-page ad for whole grain pasta! An article about how lamb is the worst protein for the planet! Fudge Tracks ice cream is one of the “healthiest” foods available to mankind! Make your plates look like the USDA’s My Plate! Organic stevia is super-awesome! And so are agave-sweetened peanut butter popcorn balls!

I can’t believe I used to (literally) swallow this crap.

Thankfully, there’s an antidote: Paleo Magazine — the first print periodical focused on ancestral approaches to nutrition and health. The brainchild of Cain Credicott, Paleo Magazine launched just a few months ago and is already kicking butt. Each issue is packed with features written by some of our favorite people in the Paleosphere (Sarah Fragoso of Everyday Paleo! Clif Harski of MovNat! Bill Staley & Hayley Mason of The Food Lovers’ Primal Palate! Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites! Liz Wolfe of Cavegirl Eats!) and gorgeous photos by the talented Tammy Credicott and others. Whether you’re immersed in the Paleo lifestyle or just considering it, you need to get your grubby little hands on Paleo Magazine. Seriously: Subscribe already!

To help get you hooked on this bi-monthly crack, my giveaway package this week consists of:

Speaking of which, did I mention that we (and by “we,” I mean the husband) cranked out a couple of brand-new t-shirt designs over the weekend? They’re already available at my Spreadshirt shop (where you can find our other designs, too), so check ‘em out and let me know what you think!

And while you’re at it, buy yourselves a shirt or three! Remember: Until the end of the year, U.S. and Canadian residents can get free shipping on orders of $50 or more by entering the code SHIPFREEUS (for the U.S.) and CADSHIPFREE (for Canada).

In the alternative, try your luck at winning the prize package!

To enter, just post a comment below with: (1) a suggestion for a dish you’d like to see me Paleo-ize (but don’t pick one I’ve already done, s’il vous plait); and (2) the t-shirt design you’d like to win (you can view all the designs over here). One winner will be randomly chosen later this week.

The deadline to enter the sweepstakes is this Wednesday night (September 28, 2011) at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time, so YOU’D BETTER GET CRACKIN’, people!