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Vivica Menegaz

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Hi I am Vivica, welcome to my blog! I am a certified nutritionist and the creator of the Healing Foods Method. My philosophy of healing is to let the right foods delight you, nourish you and make you healthy!

GIVEAWAY and Review of The Paleo Foodie Cookbook By Arsy Vartanian


GIVEAWAY-paleo-foodie-443x550Do you love food?

Do you love Paleo?

This is the book for you!

As I answer yes to both the above questions, it is definitively the book for me.

I was so lucky to be able to attend Arsy’s book release party  for The Paleo Foodie in her home town of Santa Cruz, it was my first book launch and it was fabulous. There I had the first taste of Arsy’s recipes, and it blew my socks off!

I do not usually define myself by the word “foodie”, but I do love food, and I love all kinds of different foods. When I travel my number one mission is to eat my way though a place…getting to know all the best local flavors.

For this reason, Arsy’s book is especially dear to my heart. (and my palate). her recipes are a wonderful blend of flavors, some more homey and some more exotic.

Every single recipe in the book has a unique charm, (it’s not called a foodie cookbook for nothing!!) a subtle refinement that elevates it from the common mortal recipe.

Is brings Paleo cuisine to a whole new level!

Oh! But dot be intimidated by that, because all the recipes are simple enough for a beginner cook, her instructions are clear and extensive, and the photography is gorgeous.

Here are some of my favorite recipes from The Paleo Foodie:

Creamy bacon wrapped dates:  Love at first bite! I got to try these at her Book release party!

Braised goat shoulder: as you know I love goat meat! With this recipe you can be sure of excellent results!

Crab, papaya and cucumber salad: Easy, fresh, exotic: delicious!

Sautéed broccoli with parsley and anchovy sauce: I am lover of the humble anchovy! give me anything with anchovy on it! In this recipe it really gives a kick of flavor to the otherwise plain broccoli!

You can go to Amazon and have a sneak peak into The Paleo Foodie.

Visit Arsy’s blog Rubies and Radishes for more amazing recipes!


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Comments 25

  1. Kymber says:

    YES! I love Arsy and have her paleo slow cooker cookbook. You mention the creamy bacon wrapped dates…and thinking I need this one just for that recipe!

  2. Amanda says:

    I’ve added this to my wishlist! I’m always up for recipes that are creative and not something I think of myself!

  3. Andrea says:

    Thanks so much! Always love a new cookbook and recipe ideas!

  4. cindy says:

    Hey great post!I like to cook are at least try to cook lately I have been into
    paleo recipes this site paleo-recipes-guide.com really helped me out I encourage you to
    check it out if you want to learn more about paleo recipes I like it you might
    enjoy it to anyway like I said great post keep up the good work!!And have a
    great day!

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Thank you Cindy! I am actually familiar with the site, it is a very nice and informative website! I think my approach is less commercial and more homegrown with a big emphasis on local, sustainable, organic food! Most of my recipes also come from my own family or form my travels! 🙂

  5. tara says:

    I love new cookbooks. .. especially ones that have easy and healthy recipes!

  6. Brandi Traina says:

    Would loove a new cookbook!

  7. Tracey says:

    Would love a copy of this book! Am definitely a foodie and just discovering the true beauty of Paleo. Great review!

  8. Barb says:

    I can’t get enough paleo cookbooks, and this one looks great!

  9. Sheila M says:

    thanks so much for the opportunity to win a great book!

  10. Karen D says:

    Great review, and, yes, I would <3 to have this book!

  11. Pam says:

    Yes it makes me want yo buy it. I am a terrible cook and am in need of some good recipes to help convince my family to jump on the paleo bandwagon!

  12. Mary says:

    I think the book looks right up my ally! I’d love to win a copy. Thank you!

  13. Sabrina says:

    Looks yummy~!!!! 😛

  14. Xenia Salazar says:

    😛 Love it. I love her recipes on her blog. I love paleo cookbooks too 🙂 :mrgreen:

  15. Gidget Shenefield says:

    Yes… I always like a new and healthy Cookbook

  16. Nicolette says:

    Your review is very encouraging to me!!! I’m seeking to get into a Paleo/primal/gluten-free lifestyle, and I’m also an intense foodie, so this looks like a great place for me to start, very excited! Thanks for posting. 🙂 Simple recipes, cheap-ish ingredients, healthy food that is not boring, but has variety. WIN.

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Thank you Nicolette, this book is really fantastic, and in case you don’t win it, you should think about owning it anyways 😉

  17. trudy says:

    I think this would be great to have

  18. Barb says:

    Reading it made me hungry

  19. Nicole says:

    I absolutely want this cookbook now!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  20. Tara says:

    I think book reviews are great and help me decide if I want to buy the book or not:)

  21. Peter says:

    Book sounds awesome.

  22. Pedro Carlos Alves says:

    This book will give me loads of eating pleasure.

  23. Daisy Doodlebug says:

    Just starting out on keto to lower my blood sugar. Appreciate all the info I can find!

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