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Susan Napolitano
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Crispy buffalo wings in the oven? Yes, it's possible. Gluten-free and dairy-free optional.
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Paleo Minty Green Smoothie (aka Shamrock Shake)
Confession time. I've never, ever had so much as a sip of a shamrock shake. This time every year, though, I receive multiple requests for a healthier, allergy-friendly version. Based on the 50+ ingredients in the "real" thing, it's not too hard to clean it ...
Confession time. I've never, ever had so much as a sip of a shamrock shake. This time every year, though, I receive multiple requests for a healthier, allergy-friendly version. Based on the 50+ ingredients in the "real" thing...
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The Domestic Man's Sweet & Sour Chicken
Russ Crandall, aka the Domestic Man is one of my favorite figures in the paleo community. I am in awe of his back story, I love the way he writes and his recipes are all winners. And by winners I mean both my kids and significant other ALWAYS request I make...
Russ Crandall, aka the Domestic Man is one of my favorite figures in the paleo community. I am in awe of his back story, I love the way he writes and his recipes are all winners. And by winners I mean both my kids and signifi...
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Paleo Avocado & Mango Smoothie
Confession: I didn't actually drink one of these, as I can't stand smoothies when it's so cold that my fingers are numb! The kids (who never seem affected by the climate) requested them, however, so I came up with this tasty one. You honestly can't taste th...
Confession: I didn't actually drink one of these, as I can't stand smoothies when it's so cold that my fingers are numb! The kids (who never seem affected by the climate) requested them, however, so I came up with this tasty ...
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Paleo Shredded Mexican Chicken
This recipe is a good one to have in your arsenal, as it's super easy to make, yields a lot and has tons of uses. My kids ate their chicken as nachos, over sprouted tortillas with raw cheddar cheese and lots of vegetables. I used mine to make a "taco" salad...
This recipe is a good one to have in your arsenal, as it's super easy to make, yields a lot and has tons of uses. My kids ate their chicken as nachos, over sprouted tortillas with raw cheddar cheese and lots of vegetables. I ...
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Recipe Revisit: Paleo Avocado Egg Salad
Eons ago I shared my take on mayo-free egg salad, using avocado. It's a technique I still use often, and I'm always mixing up the other components. I still like to include curry powder, and find that a little apple cider vinegar gives a nice tang. This time...
Eons ago I shared my take on mayo-free egg salad, using avocado. It's a technique I still use often, and I'm always mixing up the other components. I still like to include curry powder, and find that a little apple cider vine...
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Grain-Free Bacon & Egg Breakfast Sandwiches
I was going to post this recipe on Sunday but thanks to a delayed school opening Monday I was able to tweak it even more (and test it on my kids!). The first batch I made used a combination of coconut and almond flour, and I found the resulting taste a litt...
I was going to post this recipe on Sunday but thanks to a delayed school opening Monday I was able to tweak it even more (and test it on my kids!). The first batch I made used a combination of coconut and almond flour, and I ...
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Paleo Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Warm Bacon Dressing
I love Brussels sprouts, and I particularly love them with bacon. What's even better? Cooking the sprouts in bacon grease, the drizzling them with a warm bacon vinaigrette! Talk about making good use of good things! You can use this dressing in other recipe...
I love Brussels sprouts, and I particularly love them with bacon. What's even better? Cooking the sprouts in bacon grease, the drizzling them with a warm bacon vinaigrette! Talk about making good use of good things! You can u...
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Easy Paleo Shrimp & Avocado Ceviche
The caveman is a seafood broker, and often travels to Peru for work. He is smitten with ceviche, and is always underwhelmed when he orders the dish here in the states. I've always been intimidated at trying to tackle it myself, but thought this easy recipe ...
The caveman is a seafood broker, and often travels to Peru for work. He is smitten with ceviche, and is always underwhelmed when he orders the dish here in the states. I've always been intimidated at trying to tackle it mysel...
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Paleo Mushroom, Sausage & Spinach Ragu
If you're lucky enough to live in an area where extreme winter weather isn't the topic of every conversation, forgive me. I'm freezing my tush off here in CT, where it was -8 when I got in the car to drive my daughter to school this morning. And by -8 I don...
If you're lucky enough to live in an area where extreme winter weather isn't the topic of every conversation, forgive me. I'm freezing my tush off here in CT, where it was -8 when I got in the car to drive my daughter to scho...
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Paleo Chocolate, Caramel & Almond Clusters
It's hard to follow a paleo lifestyle and not be totally smitten with almonds. I always have almond butter and flour in my pantry, and raw almonds are a staple as well. When Nuts.com contacted me to craft a recipe using my favorite nut, it was a double no-b...
It's hard to follow a paleo lifestyle and not be totally smitten with almonds. I always have almond butter and flour in my pantry, and raw almonds are a staple as well. When Nuts.com contacted me to craft a recipe using my fa...
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Paleo Faux Baked Potato Soup
I've made a few different cauliflower-based soups and chowders before, but this is definitely my favorite to date. Adding vegetables both upped the nutritional value and helped create a thick and creamy texture. While you can run your soup through a separat...
I've made a few different cauliflower-based soups and chowders before, but this is definitely my favorite to date. Adding vegetables both upped the nutritional value and helped create a thick and creamy texture. While you can...
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nutrition (specializing in allergies), cooking, healthy living, writing and editing,
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  • Real Kids Eat Spinach
    Owner, 2011 - present
    Provide information on healthy family eating via my blog, Facebook page and Twitter. Conduct nutrition talks for kids and families, work with families wanting to clean up their pantries or address specific dietary needs.
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certified holistic health coach and food blogger
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I'm the owner of Real Kids Eat Spinach, the dish on healthy family food. All of my recipes are free of processed ingredients, and cooking for allergies and special diets is my speciality!
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mother of 2 budding foodies, contributor to Paleo & Relish magazines, Cooking Light featured blogger
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  • Georgetown University
    English, 1993 - 1997
  • George Mason University
    English Lit, 1997 - 1999
  • Institute of Integrative Nutrition
    Health Counseling, 2011 - 2012
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married last name was Rader
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Crispy Oven-Baked Buffalo Chicken
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Crispy buffalo wings in the oven? Yes, it's possible. Gluten-free and dairy-free optional.

Dairy-Free Chicken Tikka Masala
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Cooking Light's easy and family-friendly take on the class Indian dish, tweaked to be dairy-free.

The Coconut Mama
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Recipes and tutorials for real food enthusiasts and coconut lovers!

The Paleo Mama
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Homesteading | Homeschooling | Holistic | Hippie | Paleo(ish) Mama of 2

Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies - The Paleo Mama
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Tweet Sweet potatoes have become a staple in our Paleo kitchen. They are easy to grab, a great recovery food from a hard workout, and loaded

Grain-Free Dinner Rolls
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I was gluten-free years before going paleo, so traditional bread has long been off my menu. I will confess that while I don't miss much abou

Paleo Sausage-Stuffed Delicata Squash
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When I told the cave man what I was making for dinner, he asked if I wanted to stuff something why I could simply make his beloved stuffed m

the preppy paleo: Avocado Salad with Curried Cashews
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If you follow me on Facebook you know I'm a freak for avocados. Just talking about my love for them makes me crave them, which is how this s

the preppy paleo: Creamy Paleo Hemp Salad Dressing
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I order hemp hearts in bulk from Amazon, because I love throwing them into smoothies and baking with them. I was geekily (is that a word?) e

the preppy paleo: Crispy Paleo Sweet Potato Fries
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I turned to a paleo lifestyle not for weight loss but for my overall health, so I don't tend to fear starches as much as some others. I will

the preppy paleo: Crock Pot Paleo BBQ Apple Chicken
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I really liked this one from The Wellness Mama, but the caveman lamented the lack of crispy bacon. We were out all day, though, so using the

the preppy paleo: Sausage & Lentil Soup (contains legumes)
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Lentils are not paleo, but maybe twice a year I make and enjoy this soup. For some reason, I can digest lentils a lot more easily than most

the preppy paleo: Fluffy Grain-Free Almond Flour Pancakes
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I had my two nieces stay with us overnight this weekend, so I wanted to whip up a fun breakfast for the four kids. They requested chocolate

the preppy paleo: Paleo Apple Cider Vinaigrette
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This one is super easy and has a nice bit of tang. I put sweetener in the ingredients, but I actually made mine without. I had the caveman t

the preppy paleo: Quick Paleo Salmon Patties
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Okay, these aren't the prettiest to photograph. How can you make a canned salmon look pretty, anyway? I needed some protein to include in my

the preppy paleo: Paleo Lamb Burgers
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Sometimes the last meal before a grocery trip is a little dicey. I always seem to find myself short on something, causing improvisation to e

the preppy paleo: Paleo Roasted Italian Chicken
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Chicken does not excite me, and I know the same is true for many. It's not the dish you tend to get excited about on restaurant menus, and a

the preppy paleo: Easy Paleo Asian Lettuce Wraps
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Usually when I make Asian lettuce wraps, I make a sauce with which I cook my meat, then a separate dipping sauce to serve alongside. This ti

the preppy paleo: Paleo Lime & Coconut-Encrusted Cod
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This is a technique that would work with different kinds of fish and even chicken. I used some cod that I cut into chunks, since I planned o

the preppy paleo: Paleo Black Cherry Shake
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I'm on day 5 of a detox/elimination diet I'm doing with my naturopath... hope you haven't noticed anything lacking in my recipes as a result