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What is Paleo-ish?


Hi! Welcome! I hope you enjoy this site! It’s a work in progress, like all of us.

First of all, you might be wondering, what is Paleo?

Here is lovely definition brought to you by Wikipedia:

"The paleolithic diet (also called the paleo diet, caveman diet or stone-age diet) is based mainly on foods presumed to be available to paleolithic humans. Wide variability exists in the way the diet is interpreted. However, the diet typically includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots, meat, and organ meats while excluding foods such as dairy products, grains, sugar, legumes, processed oils, salt, and alcohol or coffee. The diet is based on avoiding not just modern processed foods, but rather the foods that humans began eating after the Neolithic Revolution when humans transitioned from hunter-gatherer lifestyles to settled agriculture. The ideas behind the diet can be traced to Walter Voegtlin, and have been popularized more recently in the best-selling books of Loren Cordain." - Wikipedia (

Of course we're all smart people, and we know that Wikipedia can sometimes be, well, wrong. So here is another source of information about the Paleo diet (not "diet" as in quick way to lose weight, but "diet" as in "lifestyle") that I found to be totally helpful, from the good people at Paleo Leap: Paleo 101

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Now that you sufficiently know all that you thought you wanted to know about Paleo, you might be wondering, why Paleo-ish?

I would be lying if I said I followed the Paleo lifestyle always and perfectly. Some days I feel like having cheese. Some days I can’t imagine not eating quinoa in my salad. The recipes and ideas on this site are flexible and cater to a variety of lifestyles and people. The -ish is for anyone who likes the ability to stretch out of boundaries every once in a while. The -ish is for those who don't prescribe to dogmatic principles around specific diets. The -ish is for the deviations we make in life that send us off course. And the -ish is the little reminder we can always get back on track.

Please take a look around, and leave comments about what you would like to see on the blog, tips for improvement, or just notes about you!