Guess what? Our family made a podcast!
Yep—I decided to hop on the podcasting bandwagon, and to drag Henry and the kids along for the ride. This is a whole new ball o’ wax for us, so we’re incredibly excited—albeit barely competent. For example, I haven’t figured out how to embed our Blubrry-hosted audio file into this Tumblr text post yet. But since when has our utter lack of skills, knowledge, or judgment ever stopped us from doing something?
In any event, this is our very first episode of the Nom Nom Paleo Podcast, so what better way to begin than by telling you how we got started with Nom Nom Paleo? We’ll introduce you to our regular segments on the podcast, including What We Ate, The Main Course, Crush of the Week, and the Question of the Week—so subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and tell us what you think!
Show Notes & Links for Episode 1:
What We Ate:
In this section of the podcast, I discuss my excitement about strawberry season. I share how you can store strawberries in your fridge for up to two weeks, and how I like to pair them with balsamic vinegar and vanilla almond milk (but not at the same time). Henry, meanwhile, talks about how Lil-O ate Indian food at a family wedding—and liked it!
- My recipe for homemade Vanilla Almond Milk
- Three Trees Almond Milk
- The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg—an encyclopedic look at all the best ingredient combinations
The Main Course:
We discuss how we first learned about Paleo five years ago—and how Henry converted an eye-rolling skeptic like me. I decided to go cold-turkey on an Alaskan cruise, and learned from personal experience that you can’t convince your friends and family to “go Paleo” when they’re not (yet) open to it. We discuss our own flavor of Paleo, too. Spoiler: we aren’t trying to reenact what cavemen ate or how they lived. Everyone’s a special snowflake, so you just have to find the lifestyle and foods that work for you.
- The exercise DVDs we used prior to starting Paleo: P90X and ChaLEAN Extreme
- Henry’s (sadly defunct) fitness blog where he wrote about P90X: Fitbomb
- Mark’s Daily Apple—Mark Sisson’s site
- The books Henry oh-so-casually left on my nightstand: The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf and The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson
Crush of the Week:
Our seven-year-old, Ollie (a.k.a. Lil-O) announces (to no one’s surprise) that he loves scrambled eggs. He eats them every day—cold or hot. Meanwhile, Owen (a.k.a. Big-O) and I are fighting over my copy of Mimi Sheraton’s 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die.
Henry gives shout-outs to three websites that helped us put together this podcast: PodcastAnswerMan.com, PodcastMethod.co, and Lynda.com. (Full disclosure: Henry works at LinkedIn, which—coincidentally—is acquiring Lynda.com.) Also mentioned (by me): Pat Flynn’s SmartPassiveIncome.com, which offers a good amount of podcasting tips.
Question of the Week:
This question comes to us from a reader who emailed me after getting my weekly newsletter, which you can sign up for here: “Michelle, I have a hard time trying to figure out how to make my budget stretch and still get the spices and seasonings that will make the most difference in my cooking. What are your go-to seasonings?”
- Red Boat Fish Sauce
- My recipe for Magic Mushroom Powder
- Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt
- Unicorn Magnum Pepper Mill
- Pure Indian Foods Ghee
- And here’s an Instagram pic of all the stuff I keep on my kitchen counter.
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