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The Zenbelly Cookbook Review Roundup #1

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Dinner | 2 comments

The Zenbelly Cookbook Review Roundup #1

It’s been just over two weeks that my little book baby has been out in the big scary world, and I’m thrilled with the reception it’s gotten! I’ve rounded up the reviews that have come in so far, so you can take a look at what people are saying. There might even be a giveaway or two among them The Book Binder’s Daughter found out about The Zenbelly Cookbook from the US Wellness Meats newsletter, and has made three dishes from the book so far, and they were a hit with her and her husband. See what she made here. Paleo Living Magazine especially loves the...

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The Zenbelly Cookbook – RELEASE DAY & a chance to win stuff!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Dinner | 7 comments

Well friends, it’s been a long haul, and the day is finally here. The Zenbelly Cookbook is officially on shelves, and being shipped to your doorstep today! To celebrate the launch of my very first cookbook, I’ve partnered up with Le Creuset to give away a 5.5 quart round French oven, which happens to be one of my most favorite pieces of cookware. I use it ALL THE TIME. For a chance to enter, visit the giveaway page. *queue obnoxious infomercial voice* BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!  IF YOU ACT NOW, YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO WIN! EVEN! MORE! STUFF! Check it out: Barnes and Noble will be...

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Le Creuset French Oven Giveaway!

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in giveaway | 277 comments

Le Creuset French Oven Giveaway!

It’s been quite a year here at Zenbelly Headquarters. I had the incredible opportunity to work with Victory Belt publishing to write and photograph my first cookbook, and after countless hours of cooking, photographing, writing and editing, the big day is almost here! I can’t even tell you how excited I am to share this book with you, and I can’t think of a better celebratory giveaway than this one! Le Creuset cookware is my most favorite, and I use at least one piece every single day. In fact, you’ll see quite a few pieces of the gorgeous enameled cast iron...

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2 Matcha Recipes and a Giveaway!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in 21DSD, giveaway | 16 comments

2 Matcha Recipes and a Giveaway!

After many years of using a pretty decent, but not incredibly powerful blender, I got my very first Blendtec back in the fall of 2013. It was a total game changer. Since then, I’ve used it just about on the daily to make soups, smoothies (see recipe below), sunflower flour from sunflower seeds (see the recipe I made with that here), almond milk, coconut milk, milkshakes, you name it. Most recently, I’ve relied on my Blendtec to make my morning beverage, since I’m trying to cut back on the coffee. My new favorite is butter matcha, and the Blentec gets it super smooth and...

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Entertaining Made Easy: How To Be A Guest At Your Own Party

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Adventures in Catering, Dinner, entertaining, recipes | 0 comments

Entertaining Made Easy: How To Be A Guest At Your Own Party

  Eating fantastic food with your nearest and dearest is one of life’s true treasures, if you ask me. Here’s how to make that experience as stress-free as possible. In my new book, The Zenbelly Cookbook, an epicurean’s guide to paleo cuisine, I share some of my favorite party menus, including one that can be almost entirely made ahead, so you can be a guest at your own party! Here are my top tips for easy entertaining, brought to you by my many years in the food business.   First things first: Have a plan.   Start with the basics. It’s important to be...

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