Welcome to the first post of our blog, Jen, Jo, and Paleo! For family and friends that know us, they know that in the past year Joseph and I have slowly evolved our lifestyles to include cooking and eating Paleo. Joseph is an avid health-enthusiast, and he enjoys learning more about being healthy and fit, actually BEING healthy and fit, and encouraging others to be healthy and fit. So, I’m just kind of tagging along for the ride. 🙂 Just kidding, but being with Joseph the past couple of years has really encouraged me to better myself both mentally and physically, and eating well is a big contributor to that.
What we both like about cooking and eating paleo is that it not only takes us away from processed foods, but it’s very easy to follow and allows us to enjoy delicious meals with a few minor substitutions. I’ll be sharing a blog post later about what paleo is and try to answer any questions about the myths and criticisms that the “Paleo Diet” (also known as the “caveman diet”) receives.
Our first inspiration for cooking and eating paleo would have to be Michelle Tam, author and blogger of “NomNomPaleo.” Joseph came across her blog through browsing Instagram, purchased a book, and then dragged me along for a book-signing. I had no idea what was going on, or who she was, or what I was getting myself into, but after browsing a couple of pages of her book and scouring her blog, I was inspired! For those of you who are new to paleo or interested in trying the “paleo lifestyle,” I strongly recommend her blog/book! She explains everything easily with a few comical moments inserted in between, and every recipe that we’ve tried in her book/blog has turned out fantastic!
We hope that you enjoy our adventures in cooking and eating we well as any other tangent adventures we may have along the way. Joseph and I are fairly new to blogging and paleo (less than year old!), and we make no claims to be master chefs in the kitchen. More often than not, we have endured catastrophic “fail whales” while cooking (mostly on my end, I’m somewhat forgetful/a klutz/not mindful/unaware).
Until the next meal,
Jennifer and Joseph