Things I Like: PaleOMG Book Review + Giveaway

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Juli cooks the way I want to eat. I’m sure you’re familiar with her blog; if you’re not. You can get a sense of the way she cooks and her general aura of awesomeness. It’s creative. It’s flavorful. And most importantly, it’s fun. We started Health-Bent because I hate salad–I don’t hate it, but it doesn’t really inspire me. So for me, to keep the idea of Paleo as a “lifestyle way of eating”, and not a “every once in a while style of eating”, I need creative, flavorful and fun food in my mouth. What Juli’s written is a shining example of what I’m talking about. I’m so happy for her and I’m so happy that she’s put something out there that I think will inspire people to “stay the course”.

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The Giveaway Deeeeets…

The prize: a copy of OMG. That’s Paleo? By Juli Bauer

You know the drill….like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and leave a comment here telling me how much you love me. Just kidding, but DO leave a comment–I need your email.  Make sure you enter your email address correctly, because that’s the only way I can let you know you’ve won. Dear future winner, please respond ASAP so I can get the book in the mail on Friday. The faster you reply, the faster you receive. One comment per person. Cheaters will be hanged and therefore disqualified.

Starts: Now

Ends: Thursday, May 9, 12 p.m. EST

This book was sent to us gratis, but the opinion is mine…and the giveaway book is yours (if you win).


primal cravings

Wednesday, May 8

You are cordially invited to meet our book. We’re finally talking about it.

What’s in it, where to buy it, all that good stuff…

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  • Angie
    May 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I love your recipes!! I’ve yet to try one that hasn’t been a hit and it’s great that none of them require a 1/2 teaspoon of an ingredient that you won’t use for anything else! The funny commentary is always appreciated too. Keep up the great work!

  • Joy
    May 7, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I recently found your blog and have been enjoying trying recipes!

  • Jennifer
    May 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Just found your site – awesome! I honestly love salads, though.

  • Cathy
    May 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I love trying new Paleo recipes!

  • Annette
    May 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Enjoy your recipes!! Thanks for the opportunity for the book–that girl is hilarious.

  • Leslie
    May 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Discovering Paleo has been wonderful!!! Thank you!!

  • Melody
    May 7, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Oh how I love Juli! She’s like my guilty pleasure sneak-peek-into-what-its-like-being-unattached. And her recipes are so amazing but so dang simple, that even sort-of cooks like me feel like they could make it through them without a fire. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Joan M
    May 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I would love to win this book… and I love your website also! Have a great day!

  • Leslie Thomas
    May 7, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Love Juli and her hilarious posts! You guys are both great :)

  • Nancy Sperl
    May 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Would LOVE-LOVE-LOVE to win this cookbook!

  • Victoria
    May 7, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I hear ya on the salad thing. Both you and Juli are among my go-to sources for tasty food that doesn’t feel like some kind of sacrifice, and the humor and honesty of your writing are a real bonus. Best to you whether I win the book or not!

  • Kari Buchholz
    May 7, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I WOULD LOVE to win that cookbook! I’m doing my next whole30 in June and some new recipes would be the greatest thing ever!

  • Jeanne R
    May 7, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I’ve run out of my own ideas and need some inspiration! Would love to win this!

  • Holly
    May 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I need more inspiration! I hope I win!

  • Leslie
    May 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Always look forward to your recipes and would love to win this book!

  • Rick
    May 7, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    You guys are awesome. I have been following your blog for a while now (email updates, hooray!) and I enjoy each and every little nugget. I figured I should tell you that. (Plus, I’d love to win that book!)

  • Kris
    May 7, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I had you liked a long time ago but id still love to win!

  • LaurieM
    May 7, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Love PaleOMG and all her recipes! I already like you on FB and subscribe to posts. Would love this book!

  • Nicole
    May 7, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I LOVE Juli’s blog. It’s so entertaining and her recipes rock! I would be thrilled to win her new book.

  • Kim
    May 7, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I have been following Juli’s blog as well as yours and they are both incredible. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious Paleo recipes. I have tried a few of your recipes and they are wonderful. It would be a great pleasure to win her new book to help in my Paleo journey.

  • Kris
    May 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Just started paleo and crossfit a month ago – I believe in the lifestyle and I’m sick to death of being bombarded by crappy foods and unhealthy media messages. Knowledge is power and I have 4 kids and a husband to set an example for! A healthy cook book with humor? Awesome:)

  • Keely
    May 7, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I LOVE Juli and I LOVE your site!

  • Leah
    May 7, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I love PaleOMG and HB!! We have used a few of her recipes and I can’t stop making them! The whole book would be LOVELY! Just liked you on FB!!

  • Candi
    May 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Liked! Would love a copy of juli’s book :)

  • Billy
    May 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    My family loves your and Juli’s recipes. Her book looks awesome.

  • Rebecca
    May 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    i love Juli and her blog :) like yours, her recipes are super simple, but totally delicious!

  • Brendan Kyle McGreevy
    May 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I loves getting bent by Paleo!

  • Pat Baker
    May 7, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    I really need to win this book. I am so tired of lurking at food sites, and You Tube hoping to find a recipe of hers. Please pick me I will be forever grateful. PS Love your site and recipes as well.

  • Vanessa
    May 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Love your site and hers!!

  • Taylor
    May 7, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Absolutely LOVE Juli and all her recipes!

  • Karla
    May 7, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Love your blog!!! Just discovering Paleo – thanks for the inspiration…

  • Kledia
    May 7, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I would love this book! Fingers crossed 😉

  • Michelle P
    May 7, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I follow you on facebook and twitter. I’ve been wanting this book since it came out!!

  • Jessica
    May 8, 2013 at 12:22 am

    I would be over the moon to win this book- just converted my family of 7 to paleo and working on converting my mom too!

  • Leslie
    May 8, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Liked on FB!

  • Amy
    May 8, 2013 at 12:49 am

    I was drawn in by the PaleOMG giveaway, and so glad it lead me to what seems to be another great resource. Thanks! Happily following on twitter and fb now.

  • Mark Taylor
    May 8, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Already liked and followed! Love this AND Julie’s site. I’m sure the cookbook is awesome!

  • Dancingtigga
    May 8, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Have bought the cookbook already! I think juli is fab – a bit mad but a genuine food lover and light in the preachy stuff! Looking forward to forthcoming the Health Bent publication.

  • Mark
    May 8, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Already liked AND followed! I’m a big fan of both this and Juli’s sites. Can’t wait to check out the cookbook!

  • Keegan
    May 8, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Love PaleoOMG (and of courseyou guys 😉 )! This book looks fantastic!

  • Angi
    May 8, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Love the blog! Thanks

  • Pam
    May 8, 2013 at 6:30 am

    I’ve liked your FB page for a while now and just started following you via @fitmomfullplate which is my twitter account for my blog.

    Juli is amazing and I love her recipes and wold LOOVVVEE to get a copy of her new book! :-)

  • Monique P
    May 8, 2013 at 6:57 am

    *Drool* this book has so been on my wishlist! I hope I win! :)

  • Kristina
    May 8, 2013 at 7:39 am

    What an awesome give-away. Thank you.

  • Hannah
    May 8, 2013 at 8:59 am

    i really should just order her book.. but i keep putting it off.
    Love both of your recipes.. wish you could both cook for me!

  • Heather A
    May 8, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Good Morning! I love the recipes that this site provides. I have experienced with eating Paleo for a few months but have yet to make it a complete part of my lifestyle. I just found out that I have a gluten intolerance so along with wanting to eat Paleo for a healthier lifestyle and diet, I now have to eat gluten free. I am having such a hard time trying to come up with things to make that both myself and my husband will eat. We, like most others, love condiments and sandwhiches and pizza and cheese! I do not know how we are going to tackle this but I know if I want to feel better….I must! I need help!!! I need advice, ideas, and recipes! The Paleo OMG cookbook would help greatly!!! Things I like: Paleo Orange Chicken, CrossFit, and the Health-Bent Umbrella! Definitely helps so….thank you!

  • Petra
    May 8, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I follow on FB and Twitter.
    BTW, Your Paleo Broccoli Salad is probably my #1 go-to side dish! Love it.

  • Maryah Craft
    May 8, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I absolutely LOVE PaleOMG, and you guys page! This is an awesome give-away. Thanks!

  • AKgirl
    May 8, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Love PaleOMG, can’t wait to see the book!

  • stephanie
    May 8, 2013 at 10:48 am


    I would lovelovelovelovelovelove juli's book. she's incredible!

  • Lauren
    May 8, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I just liked your page on Facebook. Thanks for this giveaway!

  • Deidre Skrudland
    May 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Absolutely love Juli and her blog/recipes! I have no doubt that this book is fantastic! Going Paleo has totally changed my life.

  • peggy
    May 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    i went paleo for my birthday gift to myself last year. now, almost a year later, i feel 10 years younger, have lost weight without really trying, have greatly reduced digestive problems, migraines, and common colds. i am thrilled to have come into the paleo way of life during such an explosion of paleo-related books and blogs and can’t wait to try your new cookbook (which i am hoping to get as a mother’s day gift) as well as this awesome cookbook from paleoOMG.

  • Alicia
    May 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Just picked up your “Primal Cravings” from Mark Sisson’s site. I’d love to add the PaleOMG to my collection. You guys ROCK!

  • Julie
    May 8, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Love your blog and the book would be hugely helpful for me as a new paleo!

  • Michelle Johnson
    May 8, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Just discovered your blog. Love it! Will be checking out your new book too. :-)

  • Becky
    May 8, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I just found your site thanks to Mark Sisson’s announcement of your new book. Looks like there’s some tasty recipes around here :)

  • Wendy
    May 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I’d love to try out this book. Just switching my family to Paleo!
    Thanks for the advice and ideas!

  • Katie
    May 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    liked, would love this cookbook!

  • Mel Parsons
    May 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I love her goofy blog and dont own a single Paleo cookbook yet. This would be great. And then I’ll add yours to my library, of course:-)

  • Aaron
    May 8, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I love paleomg! My wife makes a lot of stuff from her web site. I would love to win this book of goodness!

  • Sarah
    May 8, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I love Juli’s blog and would love to win her book. Thanks for the giveaway! And love your blog too. :)

  • Joe
    May 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Following on twitter. My wife loves the Paleo OMG website.

  • Heather B.
    May 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Awesome giveaway! Love your blog. :)

  • Shelly Filips
    May 8, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Just found your site as well as OMGPaleo and I love them both! Can’t wait to see this book! (oh – and I liked you on facebook too!)

  • Heather
    May 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Like you guys on FB. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Richard
    May 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm


    Both your guys are awesome, thanks for posting this fun contest and I look forward to checking out your new book very soon!

  • Michelle J
    May 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Done and done! Btw, I was diagnosed with celiacs last week, and your blog is the one thing that’s made the adjustment not only tolerable but fun! I’ve already made two Health-Bent recipes, and have many more planned. Thanks for all that you do.

  • Jacob
    May 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Like on FB, but love the blog

  • Hannah H
    May 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Wow – can’t believe I hadn’t already liked you on fb – problem solved! :) following now too. Now if I win the paleomg cookbook and then purchase your new one I will be all set!

  • Cori
    May 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I love paleomg blog! Would love the book too!

  • Tricia Munster
    May 8, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I just liked you on Facebook

  • Alysia
    May 8, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Just liked you on Facebook, thanks for doing this giveaway!

  • Gillian Jackson
    May 8, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Love this style of cooking and look forward to trying some of these recipes :-*

  • Cara
    May 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I just found your blog because of Mark Sisson and now I’ve found Juli Bauer because of you. So thank you! I get to bookmark both of you to my ever-growing list of great Primal/Paleo websites. I’m looking forward to your book and now to Juli’s as well.

  • Breana
    May 8, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Would love to add this book to my collection! Health bent rules!

  • Krystie Lee
    May 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Just bought your book through! I love love love your blog and Juli’s 😀 Thanks for all the great resources!

  • Eva Knouse
    May 8, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Love discovering new recipes! It’s my Birthday tomorrow (for real), does that give me extra points? :) Thanks for having giveaways!

  • Kelsey F
    May 8, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    So excited that I just stumbled upon your blog…love it! I would love to start my Paleo Cook book collection with Juli’s new book!

  • Ana Doktorova
    May 8, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    This blog is awesome! Thanks for the giveaway opp [:

  • Nia
    May 8, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I gave you guys the thumbs up on facebook… I was just introduced to your site today from MDA and am totally stoked to have a new resource.

  • Ann-Marie Kelly
    May 9, 2013 at 6:47 am

    What an amazing prize! Love your website :)

  • Amy
    May 9, 2013 at 7:31 am

    This is so awesome! Love your side and recipes! I’m an avid paleo cook and I would love to have this book! 😀

  • Nathan
    May 9, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Been keto for about two years and am looking to switch over to paleo, I’m hoping a few cookbooks will get me started in the right direction.

  • Chris
    May 9, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Love your site!

  • Terrill
    May 9, 2013 at 9:40 am

    I have been enjoying for a while now. I would love, Love, LOVE this new cookbook! :)

  • jessica w
    May 9, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I follow you on facebook and twitter, and thanks for the giveaway! This book looks amazing!

  • Kate
    May 9, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I love her. She is hysterical. I hope it comes across in her book too….I’m sure it will!

  • Rebekah @ Half Indian Cook
    May 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Hi! I already like you…on FB…and I already follow you…on Twitter.

  • Jen
    May 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Liked you on facebook. I would love to win this book. Love her blog…it’s hilarious!! Your new cookbook looks AMAZING! I’m sure I’ll find tons of new family favorites inside!

  • Carri
    May 9, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I enjoy the innovative, nutritious and delicious recipes you have on your site. It has become part of my daily blog round.

  • Stephanie KL
    May 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    We’ve been together for a few years now and we still enjoy the recipes you create. You’re “Liked” on FB and your emails are full of tidbits to consider and mouth-watering recipes. Thanks a bunch!

  • Catherine
    May 10, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I would love to win this!

  • Cristina
    May 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I may or may not make Juli’s barbacoa at least 2-3 times a month. And by that I mean I do. So freaking good with a fried egg.

  • Cecile
    May 11, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Starting my paleo journey and am loving all the different recipes and ideas. I’ve never been a huge greens person but am discovering a whole new world of good foods since eliminating wheat from my diet.

  • Karen Andrews
    May 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Love the blog, “like” on Facebook and really want that cookbook! :) Ha!

  • Kim MacRabie
    May 13, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win, I love your website!!

  • Evelyn R
    May 14, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for this giveaway! I liked your page on Facebook.

  • Shannon Flynn
    May 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Love your site!! Followed and liked :)

  • Noelle E
    May 28, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Love your wit, you make me smile. Thanks so much.

  • Melanie Anderson
    May 29, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I am so glad I found your site!

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