Rethinking Gatherings: Plus a Big Giveaway!

gatherI had a chance to be home with family and friends for a long weekend recently, and had a wonderful time. It seems that as spring arrives, gatherings with loved ones tend to follow.

Here’s an inside look at the “Take Out – Fake Out” menu we made from the new book “Gather: The Art of Paleo Entertaining.”

 

I have the great fortune to be friends with the authors of this epic book.  I have been sending my patients to Bill & Hayley’s site The Food Lovers Kitchen for tips, recipes and menu planning for years. I am really excited to have the opportunity to both taste test some of these new recipes as well as preview an advanced copy of the book.

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Let me be clear: THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!

One of the components to a holistic approach to a healthy life is social health. I can’t think of a more common way we express this than gathering around a table for a meal with those we care about. Social connection is vital to health.

One of the difficulties I run into when trying to help people make healthier food choices is that they often equate healthier eating with restriction and giving up that which they ‘love’ most. It’s true, new healthy eating strategies will ultimately result in ditching some things we are truly nostalgic about. We have a lot of emotion tied to food because of these gatherings and the folks that go with them. This makes it doubly hard to change.

The trouble I see is that many of our traditions are rooted in horrible food habits. Even as simple and ‘American’ as the PBJ sandwich. AKA the sugar-legume-sugar sandwich. The ice-cream truck. The hot dog and hamburger at the ball game. The church potluck of empty calories. The Easter & Halloween sugar fest.

Yes, changing our mindset and eating habits requires some ‘loss.’ But I’ll ask you the obvious question: What can you gain?

I’ll tell you that since switching my diet to a Paleo/Primal or hunter/gatherer way of life, I’ve never eaten better. I’ve tried new foods. I’ve tried old favorites in new, healthier ways.

I DO NOT FEEL RESTRICTED!

Sure, it’s still tempting to go to the drive-thru window and scarf a few sugar bombs (donuts). But I do not miss the ensuing crash, bloating and digestive distress that always used to follow choices like that.

We mistakenly think that new healthy habits are formed by behavior modification and will power. The truth is that change must first occur between the ears. Diets fail because there is a perception that there is an end. There is no end to a healthy lifestyle. Diets also fail because we start by trying to change our behavior. We need to shift our belief systems first. This happens when we educate ourselves and conscientiously choose to see food differently.

I don’t see a dessert tray. I see diabetes. I’m not tempted by pizza because I know that gluten and dairy (casein and lactose) intolerances are the most common cause of leaky gut and auto-immune disease. I pass on ice cream because I know it passes back on me :)

I’d encourage you to evaluate your belief systems about food and the gatherings that often go with them. Instead of continuing old unhealthy family traditions, lets make new healthy ones the norm.  Investing in a great resource like Gather can help this shift occur. The authors have developed a healthy meal plan for almost every occasion. I guarantee these meals will help make you feel like you’re not missing anything.

Besides, at the end of the day the only thing you’ll really be ‘missing’ is the ill effects of poor food choices.

Pick up your copy of Gather: The Art of Paleo Entertaining today!

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(Our finished plate: General Tso’s chicken, stir fry veg and shrimp fried cauli rice)

The Giveaway!!!

Finally – I’m so excited about this book, I’m going to giveaway one copy of “Gather: The Art of Paleo Entertaining!” To enter, simply leave a comment here on this post. Tell me why you’re excited about this book! One comment per person. Comments must be entered by Sunday, May 5th 12:00am midnight EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified on Monday, May 6th 2013 at 8am EST.

 

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218 thoughts on “Rethinking Gatherings: Plus a Big Giveaway!

  1. dani

    I’m so excited about this book which will give me a chance to introduce paleo to friends and family in a positive and hands on way!

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  2. Debbie

    The more tools we have the better we will be to keep eating healthier, and feeling better. This will be the perfect book for introducing friends and family to yummy healthy and REAL food.

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  3. Lauren B

    I have been wanting to pick this book up for a while! I have been Paleo for 5 months now and I’m always looking for new recipes and new twists on what I’ve already been making. Paleo has changed my life in so many positive ways. I enjoy finding recipes that I can share with my family, in hopes that it will encourage them to live more healthy lives.

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  4. Candace S.

    I’m excited because the recipes look and sound fantastic! It’s nice to have options and not feel deprived!

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  5. Tara

    I am excited about this book because I think it is going to help me spread the message. That is, the first thing people say to me after they turn over in their minds for a minute the fact that I don’t eat grains is, “Wow. What CAN you eat?” Like you, I don’t feel restricted. I think the best way to showcase how awesome this way of eating is, is to do just what the book says, Gather. Prepare awesome foods and invite your friends and family over. Let them see what abundance there is to eat from whole, healthful foods that aren’t full of fillers.

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  6. Vanessa

    My wife and I recently are attempting Paleo lifestyle and the more delicious recipes we can get and make to share with all of family, that we spend lots of time with. The more we can help them get to a healthier eating lifestyle.

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  7. Laura A

    So excited for this book! I love entertaining and can’t wait to try these recipes on friends and family!!

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  8. Julie Algren

    I’ve been following Paleo blogs, posts and podcasts for awhile now and am getting ready to “jump in” soon. I listen to Balanced Bites podcast and have been hearing about Gather. I can’t wait to own a copy and read it!!!

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  9. Jacqueline Y

    I’m so excited to bring clean eating to my family of 6. My husband is more challenging than the kids but with all the amazing stuff is this book I know I can make him fully commit!

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    • scottamillsdc Post author

      Awesome! One of the great things in the book is for larger families, the recipes are mostly ‘serves 8’… might come in handy :) good luck!
      -Dr. Scott

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      • Lee Johnston

        Every time I am in the office, I pick up this book and browse through it. I would love to try some of the recipes and “fake out” my skeptical family! Thanks Dr. Scott, you are an awesome blessing from God!

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  10. Christine Gautreaux

    I’m so excited about this book for exactly the reasons you described – all our family ‘traditions’ are based on unhealthy eating habits and its time to change that and celebrate in new ways!

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  11. Sara Grambusch

    I’m excited about this book so I can make paleo food for people without telling them it’s paleo…until after!

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  12. Anne-Marie Cain

    I am so excited about this book because it’s more than just recipes…the art of entertaining, especially when avoiding the SAD can be overwhelming. It looks so great!

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  13. Simone

    i’ve been hearing so much about this book. i’ve been trying to eat paleo/primal and get my family to also eat primal for some time now and am always on the lookout for good healthy recipes that my kids will enjoy.

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  14. Theresa C

    I would love a copy of Gather to use to make holiday meals and prove to my family how great the Paleo way of eating can be! I have a lot of skeptics around me.

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  15. Lori Welsh

    I’ve been living the Paleo lifestyle for a year and a half. I would love to get my hands on this amazing cook book! I need to freshen up my menu and this book would do just the trick!

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  16. Caryn

    I just started living a Paleo lifestyle in February my husband and I are both overweight and my 8yr old son is autistic, we all needed a change! I had been on the Atkins diet for a year prior but was eating a lot of processed foods that are not good for me. I have lost 20lbs since I started eating paleo. I want some good recipes to use for family gatherings to show my family that eating this way is healthy and delicious! I have been trying to sway my family to pick up a paleo lifestyle.

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  17. Erica

    I would love to try out this new book and share it with my family and show them that eating paleo is delicious and fun and easy!

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  18. Elizabeth

    I am really intrigued by the possibilities that this book could bring some healing to my family. Troubled with many issues, they are all a little reluctant to give foods up. This could be a great way for be to introduce them at parties without them even knowing! :)

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  19. Kim

    I am Celiac and need to be GF. I cook for my family of five and feel better eating Paleo. It’s hard to cook something that everyone will eat. This book looks like it has GREAT recipes that everyone would enjoy! Would love a copy!

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  20. Shannon

    I’m very excited for this book! Not only for myself but to show my family & friends how much they could benefit with Paleo. How will I show them? By having a tasting of these awesome recipes to demonstrate how healthy, easy, AND delicious Paleo food can be!!

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  21. Stacy S

    I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am for this book! I love to entertain, but it’s been so difficult to do so since I’ve changed my eating habits. I spend a lot of time surfing the internet & pinterest, but it is going to be be amazing to have a handy “here’s what you make them” book with everything in one place.

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  22. Camille

    I predict that this will be my new “go to” cookbook! I have been coaching a group through a low GI/sugar detox diet, and the largest “hole” has been for members to feel confident with branching out in their meals!

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  23. Ann K

    I’m wonderfully excited about the chance to share this great food with friends and family. Why else Gather?

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  24. Kari Sobeck

    I have been following your posts daily and I am excited for the new book to come out. I am 62 and my daughter suggested I buy your Practical Paleo. It changed my life. Instead of a constant rumbly, tumbly tummy, I follow the eating style, eliminated breads and refined sugars, and voila – no bloating, no rumblies, no looking for a bathroom as soon as I eat. Best thing I have done for myself upon retiring! Thank you!

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  25. Niki Frank

    I am excited about this book because I am an event planner during the day and would love to incorporate it into my clean eating lifestyle at home with friends!

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  26. Michael J

    I cannot wait for this book to come out. I made the pizza crust already and it was amazing. Finally a paleo version of regular pizza crust that is BETTER!

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  27. Janet Heald

    I would LOVE a copy of this book. I am about 3 months into paleo/sugar detox however, my husband is not completely. While I had digestive issues and this cleared them up, my husband is on cholesterol, gout and thyroid medication on a daily basis. He does eat what I cook for dinner, but he eats whatever he wants other times (not gluten as he too has issues with it). I am trying to fully convert him over and I believe the more recipes I make and he tries, the more he will want this lifestyle. This would be a welcome addition to my world.

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  28. Tracey

    I’m so excited for this book! The planning has been done for me, so I don’t have to agonize over what to serve…I can just focus on having fun!

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  29. Lisa

    I’ve gone paleo a few years ago now. And feel better than I have in years. I ordered this book a few months back and can’t wait till its in my hot little foodie hands. :o)

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  30. Aryana Mansour

    Love this!!! I’m just starting out and have realized how big of a role food plays in the way we “feel” about our family gatherings. I want to be able to create healthy, great for you food, that the whole family will enjoy and love!!!!!

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  31. Erin Hebeler

    This looks like the best suited cookbook for my family that I have ever seen! I eat Paleo but my family is not dealing with the change too well. I have to cook for @ 8 people when I cook and its frustrating when half if them turn it away. These recipes look sooooo good!!

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  32. Andrea

    I am excited for this book because I want to invite friends over and present REAL food to them in a very appealing way, and this will help me do that!

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  33. Aubree

    I am so excited about this book because I’ve been struggling with a way to introduce the Paleo way of life to friends and family, and this seems like the perfect jump in to a dinner party that could lead to exciting discussions.

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  34. Sarah Beaton

    This is one of the new paleo books I’m do excited to receive to add to my cookbook collection~it looks absolutely amazing!!

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  35. Jennifer Agles

    I am looking forward to this book because I am slowly trying to indoctrinate my entire family into eating whole, healthy unprocessed foods. Currently I bring salad (amazing salad) and relish trays to our big family events but I want to contribute more for Thanksgiving and Christmas and Easter – This book provides the perfect blend of hosting a tasteful (and tasty) blend of dinner party fare with the paleo lifestyle. I can’t wait to have my in-laws over (especially my mother-in law!) to show them that I really can cook and that the paleo lifestyle is not just salad and chicken 24/7!

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  36. Jen

    Hi, I just recently decided to try Paleo and I’m learning about it. My husband is not into health and many of my friends and family are not Into Paleo eating…this cookbook would help me make dishes everyone would enjoy without them even knowing its Paleo…just tasty meals, they would then see food can taste right if prepared with REAL ingredients, not processed foods full of sodium, sugars and other chemicals we can not even pronounce! I need help learning to put together meals too!

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  37. Ashley C.

    I’m so excited about this book, I love entertaining and think this book will help show family and friends that healthy eating can be tasty and fun!

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  38. Pam

    We entertain all the time, especially in the summer. Can’t wait to have new and exciting recipes to share with out guests!

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  39. Melinda

    I love to entertain, but always feel like when I have people over I end up going so off track and am unable to stay Paleo since most of the friends coming over are not Paleo – I can’t wait to get this book for ideas to keep us all happy!

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  40. Kathryn Hart

    I would LOVE to have this book! All of the recipes that I have seen so far look absolutely amazing and I would like top be able to share with others when we entertain. I have some friends that keep telling me that they could NEVER eat this way, and I would love to have them over and have all Paleo food but not tell them till the meal is over! I think most people would be very surprised by how yummy the food is!

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  41. kim

    have heard so much about this book, and it would be so nice to have some new ideas for the kitchen and for entertaining friends with our paleo lifestyle

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  42. Catherine

    Preordered it. The artist in me could not pass up how beautiful this book looks. Recipes will be fun too. It appeals to me to be able to make several dishes on a theme.

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    • scottamillsdc Post author

      It is absolutely, hands down the most artistic/beautiful book in the genre. Best of luck!
      -Dr. Scott

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  43. Alisha

    I’m so excited about this book because I love to cook! Thaws meals are not only mouth-watering but healthy, and I’m ready for more great Paelo meals to try.

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  44. Renee

    This book sounds great. I may just have to purchase it anyway. If I win, I can give it as a gift. Would love for my extended family to get on board with the Paleo life.

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  45. Kenlynn Amodei

    I’m needing to turn my life around …I’m on the first step on the path of nutrition and have decided that paleo is exactly the way to go! This book would be a valuable tool for my journey!

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  46. Sara

    I am excited about this book because I love to cook and to entertain and I love it even more when the food I serve and eat tastes great and is great for me and my guests!!

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  47. Megan

    This is so cool! I agree, changing the way you think about food is all the difference! I used to try to hold on until I could have another “cheat” meal (when I lived in diet world). Now I see that cheat meal is going to sink me back into depression or anxiety (something I’ve conquered by Paleo lifestyle) and cause major stomach problems that can often take weeks to recover from. That being said, I often apologize when people kindly offer me something processed (gluten free or not). It is nice that we can still be social with food. I’m glad this cookbook was made with that purpose in mind!

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  48. Cindy H

    I can’t wait to get this book because hubby and I have been eating Paleo since November and I could use some new exciting recipes. I’ve gotten my Mom to eat this way as well and she is feeling so much better and loves the new lifestyle as well. I have entertaining to do this weekend and am so bummed that this book wasn’t out before this party but there is always next time!

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  49. Azziza Jane

    My mom is getting married on May 18th & doing a potluck/cookout for dinner. Then…my younger sister (who has battled chronic pain for years & majored in health promotion…& slow to make changes) is getting married June 1st & is doing potluck for the rehearsal dinner. I’m sure the bacon & chive deviled eggs will be a hit…but I have a feeling I could do much better with some help from “Gather”! :-D

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  50. Carolyn

    Hi! I am really excited for this book because the recipes on their site are great and I know these will be as well. I also think this will be great in creating menus for holidays and parties!

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  51. Jen

    My husband and I have lost 100 lbs together. We are always looking for healthier options where we don’t feel we are losing out on some of our favorite recipes. I would also love to make meals that our healthier for our guests (especially the ones that aren’t watching their waist), and show them you can eat much healthier without cutting out everything. :)

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  52. Juni

    Great post! I love the way you see things. I most excited about this book for exactly the reasons you go over—because feeling good about my social life is important to my health too!

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    • scottamillsdc Post author

      Thanks! It makes a huge difference to be able to share in these traditions with no regret about the food!
      Best of luck!
      -Dr. Scott

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  53. Katie

    Can’t wait to read this book! I loved their first one and I will love to make these recipes for my family and friends.

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  54. Bella Belcheva-Almaleh

    I love to cook. I love to eat. I love to be healthy and to see my family healthy. So far 4 months on Paleo we are doing just amazing. Almost all my problems are going away. I would love to have your book so to expend the horizons of my paleo plate :)))) Thank you for your dedication and your hard work…. And Who ever wins – it —– Enjoy!

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  55. Rachael Odonnell

    Thank u for this article. I love what u said about people having this idea of healthy eating as restricting what we love. It just isn’t true!

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  56. Katie Garces

    Ever since I got Practical Paleo I’ve been excited to get my hands on Gather! More beautiful recipes and pictures, looks divine

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  57. Jennifer Ugarte

    I’ve been following a Paleo lifestyle for almost a year now, but sometimes i struggle becuase my friends and family are way more liberal with their choices, eating all the stuff i knwo to avoid, and sometimes i fail. I would like to show them that to eat well you do not need to eat what people consider to be “normal”, that real food is where it’s at! That eating wheat flour should not be the norm, that they don’t need to feed their kids pasta or cereal, or goldfish crackers, or Cheerios ( i cringe thinking about it!). This book would help me with that. I gre up in Peru, where processed foods are not the norm. BUt here in the US if it doesn’t come from a package then it’s a “weird” food. I’d like to show my friends that that is a lie they’ve been told to believe.
    Thanks!

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  58. Lora

    I’d love to get this book! We have recently gone Paleo, and I’m struggling with things to cook when we have company over! Especially the in-laws who love their potatoes and rice!

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  59. Karen

    Our extended family has been Paleo for years, but an increasing number of friends are asking questions. The easiest answer is to have them over for a meal, and this new book, Gather, will provide a wonderful basis for ‘educational entertaining!’

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  60. Kelly

    I’m excited because Bill and Haley take non-Paleo dishes and make them into amazing and guilt-free Paleo dishes! (Plus Bill’s photography is gorgeous)

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  61. Lynn

    I host many family events in my home that this would be perfect for! Most of my family does not follow Paleo and some are not even sure what its about so I’d love to make them some of these yummy recipes to help them see what “we” eat! Thanks!!

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  62. Kelly

    This book looks incredible. I would love to make all of the recipes in it for friends and family and inspire others to cook delicious, healthy food too.

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  63. Alexus

    I’m in week 3 of a paleo challenge with my box. I know that I want to continue eating healthy like this afterwards though, and it’d be great to really share what I am doing with my family. :) Plus, I love delicious recipes!

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  64. Amy Deckard

    I absolutely LOVE entertaining. And now I’ve got a fun and easy way to share the Paleo love with my friends in one easy place. I’ve read amazing reviews of Gather. I can’t wait for the book :)

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  65. Lynette

    I would love to win this book for my mom. I finally convinced her to go Paleo at the beginning of April. She’s still sticking to it but she’s worried about family gatherings and holidays at her house so this book would help her out so much! If I do not win I am still planning on buying this for her for Mother’s Day. But if I do win I can use the money I was going to spend on this book to get her an extra book or some Paleo supplies. Good luck everyone!

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  66. Sarah Porten

    I am excited about this book because it takes the work out of Paleo Cooking and entertaining for my family. As a busy mother of 3, with a full time job, the hardest part for me is putting together a fun menu. This book makes it easy and I can’t wait to use it.

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  67. Sarah C.

    I am obsessed with everything about this book. I love to cook for friends and this is the perfect book for that! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. Sylvie Daigle

    I’ve heard so many great things about this book! I would be so thrilled to win it and try all those yummy looking recipes.

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  69. Lora

    I love the Food Lover’s website and Make It Paleo. I can’t wait for Gather, because I do a lot of entertaining and I always wind up making regular food that would be a crowd pleaser, and I don’t eat any of it. I can’t wait for the healthy options to serve dinner guests!

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  70. Martha Lee

    I am very excited to host Paleo dinner parties for those that follow a SAD to introduce them to the fabulous Paleo possibilities.

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  71. Cristi Perkins

    I have been moving over to Paleo for the past few months. I have heard about this book and it should be great to help me better learn how to eat and live in a Paleo fashion. I am trying to get healthier this year and think this will help me along this path.

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  72. Trisha Gudeman

    I am always looking for ways to share great paleo meals with family and friends. I want to show them how tasty and awesome the paleo lifesyle is!

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  73. Janet

    As someone who is gluten intolerant, the hardest thing for me is going to parties where there may be little, if anything I can eat. I love the idea of this book because it shows how to make good food that is good for you. Even my non-gluten free friends would enjoy the recipes.

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  74. Catherine

    This summer is a summer of gatherings for me, starting with my sister’s baby shower. I would LOVE to use this book to plan a healthy non-inflamatory event that more or less “tricks” people into eating AMAZING paleo foods :)

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  75. Anna Myers

    I found you through another great Paleo resource- Balanced Bites. I would love a copy of Gather because I just bought a home and want to have lots of gatherings that include delicious and healthy choices!

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  76. Sarah C

    I’m looking forward to hosting paleo dinner parties and showing friends/family how “normal” and tasty this way of eating can be!

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  77. Gloria B

    I am so excited about this book because I have been eating Paleo for over a year now, but it is often difficult for me to entertain relatives who do not follow my eating choices. With a book like this they might just fall in love with Paleo too….and reap the health benefits that come from eating this way.

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  78. Cara

    I am new to the whole Paleo thing, still feeling my way around. Would be great to be able to have friends over & show them how awesome of a meal I can make while changing my lifestyle!

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  79. Jasmine Arceo

    I have been curious about Paleo and would love to implement it into my lifestyle. I am so excited to try the recipes in this book and introduce them to my friends and family!!

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  80. Brendon

    I would love to use this book to put together delicious meals for my family. They still need convincing that paleo is actually pretty tasty!

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  81. Nadia

    I have been looking for a paleo book to really expand my cooking for not just myself but family members so that I can show them that health eating tastes amazing! I think this book would be my golden ticket!!

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  82. Rositsa Neame

    I am excited about the recipes because I want to further develop my knowledge on the Paleo and Primal lifestyle.

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  83. Kymber

    I LOVE Bill and Hayley’s website…I have their other cookbook and find I REALLY love their recipes. We’ve been “teased” with the take out-fakeout pics and I WANT this cookbook just for it! ok…and the other recipes too!

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  84. Beth

    I am beyond excited about this book! I’ve been wanting something like this for a long time and I think it’s just what I need to start introducing family and friends to a paleo lifestyle.

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  85. Liz Overton

    I have been dying to get my hands on this book! I love Bill & Hayley’s cookbooks and blog. I’m so thankful for the all the resources they offer those of us who are on a quest for healthy living!

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  86. Jamie

    I am excited about all of the delicious recipes I keep seeing! So far I have read nothing but raving reviews, and I salivate every time I see photos of the food. I NEED this book! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity:)

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  87. Petra

    I’m excited about this book because I’ve been cooking paleo for myself for nearly two years, but would love to show friends how delicious it can be.

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  88. Erin K

    I love to entertain, but now that I am on a Paleo/real foods diet, sometimes I struggle to figure out meals that meet my standards, but still feel “complete” to my Standard American Diet eating friends. I think this book will help me do that!

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  89. Sharon Johnson

    When my “Alaska” family gets together we always eat huge meals. It would be great to not only have great recipes for those events but also for when I visit my family in Oregon.

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  90. Kristen

    I have been DYING to get my hands on a copy of Gather!! I’m new to paleo… About 6 weeks in and I’m in love with it! Unfortunately I have no paleo books of my own yet. I would loooove to win a copy of this book. I’ve read great reviews of it in the paleo community!!! I’m excited to continue and hopefully I can utilize this book as a tool to help!

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  91. Elissa

    I’m super excited because I love to cook but almost never have people over, and this book will inspire me to start doing that more often!

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  92. Leslie

    I’m incredibly excited about this book because of the comfort that comes with a “Paleo Community Cookbook” (as I might say…). It’s about gathering people together and I believe that Paleo can be very isolating. As a Celiac, I’m already isolated from family and friends when it comes to food and now, as a Paleo-eater, food can easily be associated with feelings of loneliness. It shouldn’t be this way and Haley and Bill are the perfect example of that! They are a couple that has a bond around their Paleo lifestyle and they’re graciously sharing it with all of us. I know that I have found, through my own job, that comfort – sitting around a table with my bosses and new friends who has special diets OR have chosen to live their life Paleo. This book would be a great addition to anyone!

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  93. Ashley S.

    I am excited about this book because I am looking to start my collection of healthy cookbooks and making new recipes that show my family that I eat really well. I am getting rid of all of my old cookbooks that are full of hurtful dishes. By the way, my new name for donuts is ‘sugar bombs’…I love that!
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. :)

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  94. Amy Fox

    I’m excited to be able to cook amazing holiday meals for my family that they will love so much they don’t miss the old crap.

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  95. Heather Rosen

    I am super excited for this book! Mostly because I think it is a great way to introduce paleo to non-paleo folks. But the recipes look simply divine. I cannot wait to add this book to the collection!

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  96. Melissa

    When I think of the opportunity that owning “gather” presents I get excited. I have been paleo for 2 months. I feel amazing! But I also see my children and husband who are not buying into my quest for good health. I see my 16 year old daughter who is over weight, covered in acne and always tired. I also see my son who does not have the attention span that he should, is overweight and also wants to sleep until noon. I make mostly paleo meals but they are still exposed to foods the FDA deems healthy and acceptable. I am excited to learn new recipes and break this cycle! I want my children to stop poisoning them selves with sugary drinks and gluten. Thank you!

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  97. Karen Ade

    I come from a large family of type 2 diabetes I don’t want to pass that along to my grandkids. Food is our thing and I want it to be healthy food that we are celebrating with. I know it’s possible and this book will help with my mission! Thanks

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  98. Donovan

    I am excited about this book because I love their previous book and I know the recipes in this one will be excellent. I’m also excited that this book will help me to introduce non-paleo friends to real food.

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  99. Alysia

    I’m excited for this book because it’ll be a great way to show my non-paleo family members and friends that this lifestyle doesn’t involve “depriving” yourself of “normal” foods.

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    • Tiffany

      Oh yeah, I’m excited because the recipes look amazing, their recipes are always amazing, and they provide a new healthier twist to the SAD.

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  100. Jessica Dennis

    I am so excited about this book! I follow a gluten free and dairy free diet and lately have been experimenting with paleo baking ! My diet is very clean now as it is and I’m always looking for ways to spice it up, this book would be wonderful

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  101. Samantha

    I am gluten & dairy free & I love to cook & entertain. I make my own Chinese food & i would love ideas Fo recreating more of my resteraunt favorites!!

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  102. Rhonda S. Tenderholt

    I am just getting into Paleo eating and I believe that this would help me to integrate it into my families eating. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  103. Katie

    I’m so excited for this book because I have just transitioned to a paleo lifestyle and this will help me build my staples.

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  104. Shannon

    I’ve been looking forward to this book since the first teaser was posted. I’ve just completed the BB 21day sugar detox and have a renewed view on food. My mind is changed and my lifestyle is now devoted to eating only real food. My next goal is to help my family follow my lead. Having a book like Gather would be a tremendous help.

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  105. Stacy

    I actually had never heard of this book until right now. It looks awesome and I would love to use some of recipes for my family. Thanks.

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  106. Jaclyn

    I would LOVE to win a copy of this book because I get excited about having friends over for dinner, and cooking for other people. Hosting people and cooking good food for them is the best gift you can give family and friends!

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  107. Andrea Rasmussen

    I have been hearing about this book for months and have been following its progress really closely. I truly enjoy entertaining people and more so enjoy cooking! This book would be such a great help in serving delicious food :)

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  108. Amanda custy-schaas

    I am excited to get this book for the exact reason you discuss in this article. I struggle with gatherings. Other people always seem to make me feel weird or guilty for my lifestyle. A book like gather will help me with this battle.

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  109. Yelena Grinberg

    Paleo really changed my life and my relationship with food. I love love love reading everything about it, learning new recipes and super excited about this contest!!!!

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  110. Kelsey

    My husband and I have been following the paleo lifestyle for a while and I’ve been dragging the kids along; sometime kicking and screaming. Now that that they are wanting to eat more complex meals (not just grilled chicken and broccoli) I need to adapt and learn to cook clean on a bigger scale :)

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  111. Rafaela P

    I have been in food business since I was born, my mom is a chef and has a catering company.. I became Paleo in November of 2011 and sometimes is so hard to entertain people with creative Paleo food, I think this book it is amazing, give us a different and new way to introduce and show people that the Paleo life style is not boring as they think… I would be honored to win this book, just to be able to entertain my family and friends in a totally different type of food would be the most challenge thing I could do related to be a “daughter of a chef” and not just that, I would be able to introduce this amazing life style!!! I really really would love ever to win this book!!!!

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  112. Jodi Kray

    I would LOVE this book … I love cooking for my husband and kids that need to be Gluten Free and Dairy Free … this would be an awesome way to learn more … but to maybe cook for my larger extended family who are afraid we eat like caveman and it has no fun and flavor! I’d love to “Gather” them together and show them what cooking and living inflammation free and healthy looks like!

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  113. hael

    I would LOVE to try out these recipes on family and friends! And I’m always scrambling to find things to bring to potlucks!

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  114. Kimberly

    I found it!! I found it!! I have found the the most amazing way to live, love, and most of all eat well! I have started with the 21DSD, and will be entering the Paleo way of eating. I am 29 years old and I can you I have never felt more energized or more proud of myself until now. I can’t wait to read this book to keep me on this track to an amazing healthy life. Cooking has become my now Job, and I would love to learn some easier and tasty ways to do so and make it fun and yummy! Please pick me!

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  115. Alison

    I can’t wait to cook these meals for family and friends. We love having dinner parties and I love telling everyone after the fact that they have just enjoyed a Paleo meal. This book will add more recipes into rotation I’m sure!

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  116. Becky

    I am excited about the opportunity to win this book because I’ve discovered in my life that Paleo entertaining is a great way to make converts! It’s helped me convince my mother who has several health issues related to grains to go Paleo. I would love to continue to show my family & friends what a delicious lifestyle Paleo can be while helping them gain control of their weight and their health!

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  117. Melanie Rathbun

    I’ve seen this book around a lot lately. It looks delicious! Not to mention, I’d love to up my aresenal of Paleo-friendly recipes!

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  118. debbie

    I would love a copy of this book! It would be a great way to entertain people with real food and show them how easy it is to eat paleo!

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  119. Barbara

    I’d love a copy of Gather so I can impress my non-Paleo friends and am dying to try out the ‘fakeaways’

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  120. jessi g

    I started CrossFit a few months ago and am now on Day 4/Level 1 of the Sugar Detox. I can feeeeeel myself becoming a new person. This couldn’t have happened to me at a better time in my life. Here’s to long lives, Paleo and CrossFit!

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  121. Kelly Reed

    We just started going Paleo, and we’re super excited about it. We entertain 8-10 people every other weekend, and we could really use a book like this!

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  122. Allison Scribner

    The more AWARE I have become of my nutrition and how to take control over it the more excited I am about sharing that information with family and friends so we can all live our BEST life! :)

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  123. Nicole Wright

    I would love this book as we are just starting to follow the Paleo Lifestyle. My husband has Chronic Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and is a picky eater but has said the pics we have seen from this book look great. I am also feeding a family of 6 plus extra’s (boyfriends & friends) on most night’s….this book would really help with giving healthy meals to all of us.

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  124. Kelly M

    My family and I are transitioning to Paleo. We noticed a big difference in our daughter’s school work and our boys behavior. I am limited in my cooking skills so having this book would really be helpful.

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  125. Buffy S

    I am so excited about this book. I am a recent Paleo convert but find myself making the same dishes over and over. I am really looking forward to trying some new tested recipes to share with my family. Thank you!

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  126. Amy S.

    So many great recipes that I can share with my non paleo family to try to lure them to real food! I’m drooling at all the yummy recipes that I’ve seen listed! Also, I would be less tempted to eat poorly if I could recreate a lot of comfort foods.

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  127. Minda

    I have their 30 day Intro to Paleo ebook. It started me on my Paleo journey, which has TURNED MY LIFE AROUND.

    Their is so much good food to eat and Bill and Hayley’s recipes are delicious and not hard…

    Gather. Great name for a paleo cookbook . I would love a copy!

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  128. Tara

    I’m always on the lookout for the next best Paleo cookbook and I keep hearing such wildly wonderful things about Gather!!

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  129. Sarah

    I’ve heard about this book from so many different websites. I can’t wait to see all of the tips and recipes they have.

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  130. Kristen

    I am sooo excited for any cookbooks and any other help with transitioning my family (and reluctant husband) to a paleo way of eating!

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  131. Jessica Armstrong

    I’m new to the paleo/primal world and could use all the help I can get to help heal my body!

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  132. Robbin

    I just started eating paleo. I have MS and a thyroid problem and love to cook as well. I am always looking for new ideas and recipes to continue on this path of better health. I am finally losing weight after years of exercise to no avail – and I feel so much better already after only 2 months. I’d love to win thank you so much for the opportunity :)

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  133. Samantha Ryan

    Gather is on my must have list because of the recipes of course, but also the artistry! I’ve heard Bill and Haley talk about what went into it and knowing those details makes it that much more beautiful! Food art!

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  134. Kerry O

    I am having trouble convincing my boys(8, 9, and my 30 year old husband) that this is not just a “diet” partially due to how much they are missing their take out foods! I would love some more help in the recipe department and to possibly be able to fake them out would be amazing!

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  135. Dolores K.

    We would love it because we do a lot of entertaining and want to spread the word of healthy eating through paleo. Sometimes I’m at a loss as to what would be good for a group of people. This would be an excellent tool for my health and the health of others!

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  136. Kim G

    I am so excited to read and use this book – I have so many friends who are curious about Paleo and this would be a way to really show them how delicious (and freeing) it can be. I’d love a copy!

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  137. Janelle Pica

    This book looks amazing! I have always struggled with finding ways to introduce the paleo diet to people who are “on the fence” when it comes to making dietary changes. This book 1) looks like it would help in that transition and 2) just made my mouth water. I am excited for this because I think this is not only a great book for having you paleo themed dinner parties, but is also great to help people make the transition into a healthier lifestyle. KUDOS!

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  138. Pam Frank

    I’m excited about being able to cook for friends and family and still enjoy the food with delicious recipes!

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  139. Josh

    I wanted it since I first heard about it, but all the rave reviews have increased my anticipation. Thanks for giving one away!

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  140. Sarah

    I’d love to win this book because I’m so used to cooking for myself, that when I have company over I’m often lost and either end making a bunch of roasted vegetables (which are delicious mind you, they just get boring after a while) or I make two separate meals. If I had this book, I would be able to feed everyone healthy food without them even noticing!

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  141. Tina B

    I’d love to win a copy to give to a friend and show how beautiful and tasty Paleo food can be. (I already pre-ordered my own copy!)

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  142. Janelle

    I am excited about this book because I’ve already made a few of the recipes on their online blog and know that only better is to come in their new book! George from The Civilized Caveman already previewed a recipe from the book, for pizza, and THAT recipe is enough for me to want the entire book. Plus, I’ve been hearing about the General Tso’s chicken from nearly every Paleo blog that I read. i need this cookbook!

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  143. laci

    i started eating paleo (via the 21DSD) as a way to gain control of my shaky blood sugar. at the same time, i love to cook, love to eat, and love to entertain. i’m still learning so much, and from everything i’ve read, this book is money.

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  144. Michelle

    Every book is unique with different recipes to try and information explained in a different perception. I would love to have this book for the recipes and great read! Thank you for hosting this giveaway :)

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  145. Danify

    I am so excited about your book! My family attends a lot of gatherings (at least 1 a week). Having this book will help educate others on what my personal beliefs about GMO’s and Sugar…and help me stick to my lifestyle with new ideas :)

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  146. JessicaW

    I would love this book. I’ve been primal/paleo for about a year and I find the only time I struggle with what to serve is when I’m hosting a dinner for other people. I love Bill and Hayley’s website and would love to own this gorgeous book. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    • scottamillsdc Post author

      This book will def help in that endeavor! Best of luck and thanks for dropping by!
      -Dr. Scott

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  147. Clare

    “One of the components to a holistic approach to a healthy life is social health.”
    I agree whole-heartedly. I love cooking for people, and my social life mostly revolves around getting together with friends over dinner, either in or out. I would love a copy of this book so that I can plan awesome dinner parties that showcases delicious and healthy food. In this way, I can show my friends that having a certain diet (paleo), is not restrictive, or un-fun.

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  148. Nicole

    Very excited to see another Paleo book hit the stands! When my husband and I started Paleo about 2 years ago there were only a few out there and although they are FANTASTIC and still regularly used in our kitchen I would love to broaden my menu further! Introducing friends and family to Paleo has been a bright spot in my life, because this lifestyle has completely changed mine.

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  149. Joyce

    I am excited about this book because I would love to introduce my friends and family to delicious, healthy food and this book looks like it’s filled with great, new recipes.

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  150. Chelsea

    Ive heard people raving about the general tsos chicken, so Im most excited to try that recipe out!

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  151. JessicaD

    I woul live to have this beautiful book in my house and to cook from when guests come over! I have a ton of experience cooking for two but not for entertaining :)

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  152. Paulette

    I’m excited for holiday recipes so that my extended family can see how good real food is!

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  153. Courtney Jackman

    With a third child on the way id love some healthy ( whole) recipes to follow. We entertain often and sometimes Paleo recipes are complex and don’t taste good to me. This book not only looks beautiful but the recipes look simple and tasty. Can’t wait to try some.

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  154. Megan

    I have been wanting this book since Bill & Hayley announced it. I’m trying to eat paleo and I love entertaining, so this would be a fabulous cookbook to add to my collection!

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  155. Kevin P

    I’d love to have this book because I always find it challenging cooking for crowds and need all the help I can get.

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