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PALEOdISH prezzie guide 2012

December 16, 2012

Well hello hello hello…I mean HO HO HO!!! As many of you are this time of year…I have been a total full-on busy bee! With that said, I sincerely apologize for not checking in more often. I have been busy working, visiting friends/family & just enjoying life…you know how it is…living it up.  Last year, I had so much fun putting together my gift guide for all of you…and now I bring to your another edition…chalked full of wicked-awesome goodies. Better late, than never right?!? Right. If you are a last minute shopper (like me), hopefully you will find this post practical and useful, as you surprise someone special on your list this holiday season. Included are some of my all-time fav products/things…as well as goodies that are on my wish list as well! HA!!  Browse away at your leisure and have fun clicking away like mad on all the product links that I have provided throughout!  (Note:  I am not partial to the specific brand (except Lulu! HAHA…they are merely gift suggestions!!!)

For your bookshelf, computer or iPad…

Books e-books & apps:

Winter is the perfect time to snuggle up and get cozy while reading one of these fabulous books!  A brilliant gift for that wee ‘book worm’ in your life. I highly recommend snapping up one, two or hey even three of these wonderful pieces of work. Check out the links provided in order to purchase these bad boys. They are all written by folks I admire and several who are dear friends of mine.  Their incredible talents really shine through in each masterpiece.

Paleo Budget Shopping Guide by Robb Wolf

This awesome e-book is jammed full of simple and practical tricks, tips and strategies on how to save money while eating nutritiously delicious paleo meals.  This 70-page interactive guide, complete with original videos, audio files, bonus reading, and all the lessons like:

  • Finding free money and extra time
  • Learn to cook
  • Meal Planning 101
  • Money Saving Tricks
  • Budget Shopping Priorities
  • Making it work in the kitchen
  • Tons of resources

“Is yours for just $19.99. For only $19.99, you can learn to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year, stick to your budget, and keep yourself and your family in the best health possible.” Sidenote – you may even find ME in there too! 😉

It Starts With Food (ISWF) by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig

When I first read this book. I was fully intrigued by ISWF right from the first chapter…I literally couldn’t put the book down. A total page turner. Eyes glued for 1.5 days…and done.  Completely satisfied…but the love affair is far from over. I am basically telling anyone who will listen, that this book is honestly a MUST read. Don’t think twice about it. If you eat food and care about your health…than this book is for you or a beloved friend or family member. A perfect combo of science and wit! A no nonsense approach that will change your life! Check out my full review HERE to find out why it should be a part of your home library collection. 

 Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo 

This gorgeous gorgeous book is a true piece of art. Trust me…in all honesty – you won’t be able to take your eyes off this lovely. Each page is filled with riveting information and is arranged in a way that is so visually appealing to the eye. ‘Practical Paleo’ really does have it all. It is a massive comprehensive guide loaded with information on how food actually works within your body, many 30-day meal plans to suit specific needs/conditions, as well as lots of amazing recipes. This book doesn’t sit on my bookshelf…I use it as a coffee table book for all to see! I have and will continue to purchase this New York Times Bestseller (8 + weeks in a row!) for many folks that mean the world to me!!!

Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan

Mouth-watering recipes galore! This book is perfect for that special man or lady in your life that loves to cook. Hey – even if they are just starting out in the kitchen…this book is guaranteed to offer them some serious inspiration. Cook from this book and you will develop a whole new appreciation for flavour!!! I have made several recipes from this book…and they are all to die for! Melissa really knocked it out of the park with this cleverly designed cookbook. An added extra bonus is that this book comes in various versions – you can purchase the softcover, the PDF or even one for your kindle…you choose! “Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat is packed with 115+ original recipes and variations for food that you can eat every day. It’s 175 pages of deliciousness, with no grains, sugar, legumes, soy, dairy, or alcohol.”

Nom Nom Paleo’s iPad App by Nom Nom Paleo

“Introducing the first and only Paleo cookbook app designed and developed specifically for the iPad! This uniquely immersive culinary experience is a visual feast packed with recipes by Michelle Tam, the  award-winning blogger behind Nom Nom Paleo – all presented with her special brand of whimsically snarky commentary. Optimized for the new iPad’s Retina display, the app is bursting with over 1,500 stunning photographs demonstrating each step of the cooking process.” When we first heard about this app…we downloaded it right away onto our iPad. We were so impressed with all the work and creativity that went into making something so innovative. As such a ‘visual person’, this recipe/cooking app is sure to excite your eyes and satisfy your belly once you make some of their scrumptious recipes. This is honestly a ridiculous value for the amount of amazingness you will receive once you download this app! An excellent gift for that ‘techy’ in your life!!!

The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss

I have yet to read this book…but I am curious (it’s on my wish list). I first heard about this book a couple weeks ago while listening to Robb Wolf’s ‘Paleo Solution Podcast’, where he was interviewing Tim Ferriss. They started talking about how Tim was a ‘non-cook’, well an ‘anti-cook’ rather (in his words) and how he changed this notion up until very recently. This book is written in a gradual way, that is designed to take you through the process of learning how to cook. “The 4-Hour Chef features tips and tricks from chess prodigies, world-renowned chefs, pro athletes, master sommeliers, super models, and everyone in between, this “cookbook for people who don’t buy cookbooks” is a guide to mastering cooking and life.” 

Catalyst Athletics Book of Programs (E-book) and Performance Menu – Journal of Health & Excellence – Catalyst Athletics

PLUS –  Weightlifting Programming: A Winning Coach’s Guide by Bob Takano

Last (but not least), in the literature department, I thought that I would add in some of the amazing books and reading material that Catalyst Athletics has to offer on their site. Go peruse and shop around over there, as they have loads of terrific gift options for folks that are interesting in learning more about the fundamentals of weightlifting. You will be guaranteed to score something excellent for an athlete or coach that you have on your list this season.

Personally, I have already purchased the ‘Catalyst Athletics Book of Program’s for a friend, as well as for myself…and it rocks! ‘This handy little e-book contains 20 complete training cycles, from 4-16 weeks in length, focusing on Olympic weightlifting and containing a small amount of conditioning. (All cycles are from the Catalyst Athletics website training program.)”  There are many titles over there…go have a looksy!

For your kitchen…

Devices, gadgets & more:

Top Row (L to R) = SodaStreamCookbook StandFrench PressStand Mixer.

Middle Row (L to R) = Herb KeeperMeat SlicerMagnetic Knife Bar, Knives – Amazon or Nom Nom‘s recommendation.

Bottom Row (L to R) = Touchless Garbage CanChest Freezer, Indoor Grill, Portable Rotisserie Grill – Paleo Comfort Foods recommendation.

For your lifestyle…

Clothes, electronics & more:

Top Row (L to R) = INOV 8 Shoes, BOSE Portable Music Player/iPod, Silkscreen Wall Hangings, Anything Lululemon.

Middle Row (L to R) = iPad/iPad MiniGym Bag, Wall Chalkboard, Leather Cuffs (Just because they are vintage/handmade).

Bottom Row (L to R) = Vintage Apron, Flip Video Camera, Weightlifting Shoes, Nixon Watch (Just because I <3  & collect them).

For your belly…store-bought or homemade…

Items to stock your fridge, pantry & more:

Top Row (L to R) = BaconCoconut Pure WrapsBeef Jerky/Pepperettes Salt and Pepper Mills.

Middle Row (L to R) = Assorted Nuts/Nut ButtersGo Raw Snax – Different VarietiesCoconut ButterOlive Oil & Balsamic.

Bottom Row (L to R) = Sea SnaxKombutcha/Coconut Water – a WHOLE case, SauerkrautChocolate Dipped Bacon.

For your stocking stuffers…

Extra gems, wee gifts & more:

Top Row (L to R) = Rocking Garlic PressLemon PressKitchen ShearsVegetable Peeler.

Middle Row (L to R) = Salad Dressing MixerHeadbandsGlass WaterbottleAthletic Socks.

Bottom (L to R) = Vauxhall – Assorted Handmade and Natural Beauty Products (Brickworks)Bodum Travel PressHair Elastics, Wool Socks/Leg Warmers.

…and if you still need more ideas…

Other Experiencey Type Gifts:

Gift Certificates or packages for:

  • a health food store
  • massage/reflexology
  • spa treatment
  • favourite restaurant
  • butchering classes
  • food prepping/wine tasting
  • dance classes
  • gym membership/bootcamp classes etc…
Finally…ideas from some of my readers…
Top Row (L to R) = Magic Bullet, Mix n’ ChopGPS Run Watch.
Bottom Row (L to R) = Epsom Salts, Parallettes, VitamixSpiromat.
What?!? You are still stuck??? No worries…have a peek at my gift guide from last year for additional help!!!


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