Podcast: Play in new window (right click to download the episode)
Episode 18: Wonton Fever!
Aiya! Did you miss our mellifluous voices? By popular demand, our whole family is back behind the microphones (set up around our dining room table) for the start of Season 2 of our podcast!
It’s been over a year(!) since we last released an episode of our podcast—and one of our voices is now unrecognizable. (No, it’s not mine. My voice is as squeaky and vocal-fry-free as ever.) But we’ll try to make it up to you by cramming this catch-up episode with all our totally convincing, non-feeble excuses for being radio silent.
What We Ate
Have you made made my Wonton Meatballs yet? It took me many, many batches to figure out how to get them juuuust right, and it turned out that the persistent problem with my early batches was due to a surprising culprit. Also, you’ll hear the whole family chime in about the pros and cons of being the official taste testers at Nom Nom Paleo World Headquarters.
The Main Course
- First and foremost, we were working on our long-awaited follow-up cookbook, Ready or Not! (Learn more and pre-order here!)
- We created a companion 2018 wall calendar for Ready or Not!, complete with super cute stickers! (Catch a sneak peek and pre-order here!)
- We finally moved our website—and its 1,700+ blog posts—from Tumblr to WordPress, and redesigned it to be more user-friendly, searchable, and Pinnable than ever. We even have a new Recipe Index!
- We moved (part-time) to Portland! Check out #NomNomEatsPDX on Instagram for our favorite eats in Rip City. (We’ll devote a future episode to Portland very soon.)
See? We weren’t just neglecting the podcast for no reason!
Crush of the Week
If you’ve been following me on Instagram lately (and if you haven’t, DO IT ALREADY!), you know that I’ve been devouring Robb Wolf’s latest book, Wired to Eat. I’m not diabetic, but after finishing the book (burp!), I bought a blood glucose kit, and I’ve been pricking my finger after my meals. By checking my blood sugar levels, I can see how my body reacts to different types of carbohydrates. I’m no expert on blood glucose monitors, but this is the highly-rated, bestselling kit I bought on Amazon to collect my data.
Yay! @dasrobbwolf’s new book Wired to Eat is available TODAY! This book has had a huge impact on my life and health, just like Robb’s first book, The Paleo Solution. It goes beyond Paleo and into individualized nutrition. And yes, it encouraged me to go buy a cheapo blood glucose monitor even though I’m not diabetic. (I have a family history of type 2 diabetes and now I know that white rice spikes my blood sugar and keeps it elevated for a long time, unlike other carbs.) # We’re all special snowflakes and it turns out that one’s gut biome, sleep status, antibiotic exposure and other circumstances can affect our ability to tolerate different amounts and types of carbohydrates. Of course, a general Paleo diet recommendation gets people going in the right direction, but Robb makes the point that from there the conversation needs to change from “Is this food Paleo?” to “Is this food right for me?" # With his 7 Day Carb Test, Robb explains how we can find out which carbs (both amount and types) we do and do not tolerate. Yes, you do need to prick your finger, but this data is so powerful. This is exciting territory as it allows you to see in a very objective way which foods work for you. Get Robb’s book. Really. Click on the link in my profile to buy your copy of #wiredtoeat! http://amzn.to/2nH1eVn
Question of the Week
Whoops—we forgot that selecting a reader’s question to answer is supposed to be a regular part of our podcast episodes. Oh, well—we’ll get back into the swing of things again soon. Got a head-scratcher or two for us to ponder for a future episode? Leave ’em in the comments below, or shoot them to me via email. If we answer your question on the air, you’ll win some Nom Nom Paleo swag!
That said, our podcasts aren’t the only way to hear me answer your queries. I’ve been on a tear with my weekly live and interactive cooking demonstrations on my Facebook page, where I answer viewer’s questions, too. So tune in every Wednesday night at 5 pm Pacific / 8 pm Eastern and ask your questions while I cook!
Like what you heard on this episode? Subscribe to our podcast and leave us an honest review by clicking here! Your feedback makes a huge difference. Also, please visit our sponsor, Thrive Market—if you’re a new user, you can get 25% off your entire purchase and free shipping on your first order!
Looking for recipe ideas? Head on over to my Recipe Index. You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPhone and iPad app, and in my cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2013) and Ready or Not! (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2017)!