Hello Again


A photo from my lazy summer

Hi there. As some of you have noticed, this blog has been sitting here, neglected, for about 9 months. I dont have a very good explanation – no family crises or sudden deaths. I appreciate all of the emails I have received and I apologize if I didnt get back to you. I feel guilty about the kind and generous emails I never responded to. Please know that I did mean to.

When I started this blog I didnt realize how time consuming it would be to develop recipes, photograph them and write posts. Although I still love to create and test primal recipes, I began to want to spend my time doing other things. I joined the wellness center in my town and started to crank up the weight training. Ive been dabbling in vipassana mediation, French cooking, photorealistic painting techniques, vegetable gardening, yogurt-making, etc. Ive also been trying to appreciate this last bit of time I have to just hang out with my kids all day. Until now I have been taking prerequisites for a 12-month intensive nursing program which starts in September. Although the girls wont start kindergarten for another year I see this coming year as the beginning of the end as our family transitions into a new phase.

Anyway, despite the fact that I am about to embark on what is probably going to be one of the busiest years of my life, Ive suddenly got the urge to begin blogging again. My hope is that by putting aside my perfectionist tendencies I will be able to make more frequent posts. In addition to original recipes I may include more newsy stuff, product reviews, more experiments with other peoples recipes, and more recipes that arent 100% primal but pretty close (like this killer souffl I made not too long ago.

The most exciting news, however, is that with nearly a year of primal cooking without blogging behind me, Ive decided to release a primal cookbook. Ive received a number of emails requesting a cookbook. Since most of you already know how to throw a hunk of meat in the oven or on the grill and serve it up with some veggies, my focus has been to create a collection of recipes that recreates or improves upon everyday classics you may be missing like lasagna and pizza, includes lots of those elusive baked goods, and offers recipes and suggestions for each meal, including breakfast and snacks. I want each recipe to be innovative, special and most importantly useful. No Denver omelettes, or how-to-cook-a-hamburger recipes. The cookbook will be in ebook format and will be available in September. More information will come as I get the details ironed down.

See you soon. Its good to be back!

5 Responses to “Hello Again”

  1. mary says:

    Good to have you back!

  2. Debbie S says:

    I am excited for you and all the things you have been doing in the past abscence. Sometimes it is good to take time off. Looking forward to your cookbook, I tried a walnut red pepper dip and am serving it tonight to non paleo friends:) Do you think I am going to tell them? No way…

  3. shelley says:

    Thanks Mary!

    Debbie – walnut red pepper dip sounds delicious. They should only be so lucky!

  4. Sheila says:

    I am really looking forward to getting your book!


  5. Lori Marcum-DeHoyos says:

    I am LOVING this site! I made the pumpkin brownies and I’m hooked!!!! Where have you been all my life? Digging the weightlifting stuff too! I’m on a new journey!! Keep it up! This Texas girl (meat and potato people all around) is digging it all!


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