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Recap of Austin Texas Paleo f(x) 2014!

April 16, 2014

What an AMAZING weekend.  I don't usually "talk" much on here. I tend to keep it recipe focussed only. But I had such a great time, I just had to share some of the details.

As many of you know, I started this site out as a Gluten and Dairy Free site..as I learned more about my health issues and what I should and should not be eating personally my focus shifted to mostly grain free and often Paleo recipes. Through these changes I was finally able to remedy my leaky gut issues, and eventually get my Hashimotos disease into remission. You can read how I did it here.

Paleo.. a word that I was scared to use. With it I felt came a bunch of dogma and bloggers that I was nervous to connect with. I'm all about being judgement free and respecting that everyone is different and what food works for them may be different than what works for me. For that reason I was nervous to align myself with a specific diet. I kept my head in the sand and just did my thing..worrying that if I connected with the Paleo Community they might bash me for my relaxed approach. My heart is with the allergen free community.. those that have to give up their favorite foods and need replacements. You are who I dedicate my work to, every single day.

Last summer I went to Pittsburg to speak at an event, and Bill Stayley from Primal Palete was kind enough to pop by and say hello.  Bill and his gorgeous wife Hayley are big Paleo Bloggers.  I wasn't sure what to expect. I don't remember any of the conversation that we had except that he said " We love our corn chips!" WHAT? They ate corn chips? They weren't totally strict 24/7???

Not long after Juli from Paleomg found my site and started giving my recipes high praise.  I was totally shocked and flattered. Juli is ridiculously talented by the way..If you haven't been to her site..you should start going today.

Then I started to connect with Stacy from Paleo Parents and Bill's wife Hayley.. and oh my goodness. They have been nothing but kind to me.

Turns out..the only person casting judgement was ME! Boy was I missing out on getting to know some amazing individuals..  I LOVE these people.

Last weekend for the first time I went to Paleo f(x) and met everyone finally in person. I stayed with my long time friend Kelly from the Spunky Coconut and spent the majority of the weekend laughing. She's hilarious and doesn't even know it.  Absolutely love her.

With Kelly & Juli!

With Kelly & Juli!

I made so many new friends..and had the opportunity to spend time with the Victory Belt Publishing team whom I'm working on my next book Every Last Crumb with.  I headed home on Sunday so inspired by the many conversations I had!  Theres nothing better than being surrounded by a bunch of hard working talented friends ..all out there to give to the world delicious recipes that are truly making a difference in saving the health of so many.  I feel so honored to call these people my friends!

Hayley is insanely adorable in real life!  Would you look at that romper??

Hayley is insanely adorable in real life! Would you look at that romper??

Of course..there are a few bad bugs in the system. Some overly judgemental extrememist that believe people should only eat one way. I met a few of those people. I managed to avoid spending much time with them..(and I would say most everyone else did too!) No one likes an extremist. There are also the fame monsters that blog because they just want be worshipped. That baffles me. I managed to avoid them for the most part too!

SO- What did we do all weekend? We ate, and ate and ate. Through tons of restaurants.  I spent a fair amount of time getting lost. More than 5 times my GPS would switch from driving mode to walking mode directions halfway to a destination. That was fun. Luckily everything we did was fairly close together.

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With Stacy, Vanessa (Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind) Cassy (Fed & Fit) Jenni & Ben (Urban Poser) and Juli (Paleomg)

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Dinner with the awesome Urban Poser Duo Ben & Jenny Hulet , Kelly and the oh so fun Paleo Parents (Stacy & Matt!)

One of my favorite parts of the weekend was being able to meet a ton of readers! You guys mean the world to me. I felt so giddy being able to hand over bunch of the club angell baked goods for people to try standing right next to me.  Being able to share my recipes is what makes me get out of bed every day..being able to do so in person. I was on cloud nine!

I just found out that there will be a second Paleo f(x) this year happening in Denver in October. Without question I'll be going. ( And I hope you can make it too!)  This weekend I showed up with literally 50 lbs of baked goods to share with everyone that I met.  I'll bring a haul to Denver too!

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My dear friends over at Primal Palate made this recap video of the weekend!

 

Brittany Angell
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Paleo Fudge Rounds! (Gluten/Grain/Dairy/Egg Free)

April 10, 2014 / 0 Comments

Hey there..we have an exclusive Club Angell Member recipe on our hands. If you want it, head on over my Club Angell info page and sign up to  become a VIP member today! My little debbie / hostess copycat recipe collection is growing faster than I could have imagined.  I'm having a blast cranking them out for you! I hope you… Read More ›

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Paleo Chilled Mango Cucumber Salad

April 9, 2014 / 0 Comments

This is a beautiful salad to bring on a picnic, use for entertaining or enjoy for an easy no heat dinner. I created this mango dipping sauce originally for my coconut shrimp.  When I tasted it, I knew it needed to become something beyond a dipping sauce! So here we have it, a cold, refreshing… Read More ›

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Paleo Lemon-Avocado Spiralized Pasta. (Gluten/Grain/Dairy/Egg Free)

April 8, 2014 / 5 Comments

I love using avocado in my cooking. Its a fun way to sub out cream and you still have a sauce with the same decadence. This sauce has some serious layers of flavor.. from the caramelized onions, to the white wine, and rich avocados, all on a bed on spiralized celery noodles. And again like… Read More ›

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Worlds Best Paleo Sandwich Bread! (Gluten/Grain/Dairy/Nut/Yeast Free)

March 28, 2014 / 80 Comments

 I'm writing a Paleo Bread Book- titled Every Last Crumb coming out in the fall. (Now available for pre-order on AMAZON- Click here)   So I've been in bread recipe development mode 24/7! HOLY MOLY.. This recipe was a BEAST, A BEASSST I tell you. I spent literally the last 15 days making it over… Read More ›

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Paleo Mexican Noodle Bowl! (Gluten/Grain/Dairy Free)

March 24, 2014 / 8 Comments

Wanna have a mexican fiesta in your mouth with me???  All I've gotta say is HERE WE GO! I'm super excited to introduce this recipe to you. This is my first experiment testing out plantain noodles. Saying I'm happy with the results would be an understatement. This recipe turned out so bomb good that you… Read More ›

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Creamy White Wine Spiralized Pasta with Wild Mushrooms, Kale & Sausage!

March 21, 2014 / 4 Comments

This, right here is INCREDIBLE! I kid you not. I would consider this comfort food made healthy. When I think of comfort food I think of rich, complex and decadent flavors. Often times these two words mean calorie explosion, and belt buster. This is not. Let's talk about this wonderfulness, incredible flavors are resting on… Read More ›

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Grain Free Double Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Oreos! (Gluten/Dairy/Egg Free)

March 20, 2014 / 13 Comments

You read the recipe title correctly. And this photo here is a real life image of some easy, ridiculously delicious cookies you can make in your own kitchen.  Nabisco can SHOVE IT.. with their gluten filled, totally processed crap food oreos. These are better.  Way way way, way way BETTER. I've included for everyone the… Read More ›

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Coconut Shrimp with Mango-Siriacha Dipping Sauce. (Gluten/Grain Free & Paleo)

March 19, 2014 / 1 Comment

Hi all! I've got another wonderful seafood recipe for you-  brought to you by my amazing assistant Sarah! Enjoy.. In high school some of my friends were serious fanatics of Iron Chef. I wonder if that show is even still popular? But anyways, when I was growing up -we had to duplicate the show. I… Read More ›

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Gluten Free Cosmic Brownies! (Grain/Dairy and Food Dye Free)

March 16, 2014 / 6 Comments

Hey there..we have an exclusive Club Angell Member recipe on our hands. If you want it, head on over my Club Angell Info page and sign up to  become a VIP member today!   One day while I was surfing the wonderful world of Pinterest, I came across a recipe for little debbie cosmic brownies, and can I just say it… Read More ›

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Soft Batch Green Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies. (Gluten/Grain/Egg/Dairy Free & Paleo)

March 15, 2014 / 6 Comments

So get this:   Matcha is known for it's antioxidant properties and is often linked to reduced stress in individuals. SERIOUSLY?? Can we just pretend for a moment that these cookies will reduce the stress in your life? I mean, that's a pretty lofty goal from a cookie but I think this cookie can take… Read More ›

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Paleo White Clam Sauce with Spiralized Noodles!

March 11, 2014 / 0 Comments

Hi all,  I have another lovely seafood post for you today from my kitchen assistant Sarah! She's quite the magic maker in the kitchen- and I'm sure you will love this new recipe from her.. Hello Seafood lovers! Here's an old-time traditional favorite for the collection.  In all honesty, (and please bare with me because… Read More ›

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Paleo Browned-Butter Bacon Shrimp Scampi with Spiralized Noodles.

March 7, 2014 / 3 Comments

Roughly 8 months ago I added to my team an incredibly talented and hard working individual that thinks about food just as much as I do. I would like to introduce you to Sarah!  She's become my right hand man (er lady?). Sarah is in heavy training to become a recipe developer.  Some of you… Read More ›

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Paleo Crispy Coconut Mango Chicken with "Rice" . (Gluten/Grain/Dairy/Egg Free)

March 6, 2014 / 6 Comments

Egg free and grain free friends flock to me now! IF  you enjoyed my Paleo 'KFC' Chicken Tenders, you will love this recipe! It builds on the basic crunchy texture of that recipe but swaps out  hot sauce for Coconut, Mango, and Ginger. Along with the Chicken I created a Mango-Coconut Sauce for dipping! Before… Read More ›

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Paleo Ding Dongs! (Gluten/Grain/Dairy/Nut/ Refined Sugar Free)

March 5, 2014 / 2 Comments

Hey there..we have an exclusive Club Angell Member recipe on our hands. If you want it, head on over my Club Angell Info page and sign up to  become a VIP member today! Get Hostess on the phone, I think we have their newest re-crafted creme filled delight! Can you remember eating those yummy tasty treats Hostess Ding Dongs when you… Read More ›

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Paleo Oreos! (Gluten/Grain/Egg/Dairy/Coconut Free)

February 23, 2014 / 1 Comment

Hey there..we have an exclusive Club Angell Member recipe on our hands. If you want it, head on over my Club Angell Info page and sign up to  become a VIP member today! Get your tall glass of milk ready  I just created Grain Free/ Paleo Oreos!!  I don't know about you but the new line of Nabisco Oreos have literally… Read More ›

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Paleo Thai Coconut Curry. (Gluten/ Grain/ Dairy/ Egg Free)

February 4, 2014 / 1 Comment

Have I ever mentioned how much I love thai food? I think I like it just as much as Chinese food. You cant go wrong using ingredients like basil, ginger and garlic. In this recipe I combine curry; a creamy, spicy sauce with the sweetness of sweet potatoes!  Seriously a treat!  I have you use… Read More ›

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Grain Free Cookie Dough Stuffed Donuts. (Gluten/Nut/Dairy Free)

January 30, 2014 / 1 Comment

Gluttony comes to mind when I think about this recipe.. it's just really that decadent.  I created a DELICIOUS Cookie dough and knew it just needed to be loaded into my soft and fluffy Club Angell Donut Recipe.  It was a huge huge success. For those of you who are wondering if the cookie dough… Read More ›

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Paleo Fettuccine Alfredo. (Gluten/Grain/Dairy Free & Primal)

January 18, 2014 / 28 Comments

Hello Love nuggets..today I have a super tasty surprise for you!!  Fettuccine Alfredo, made DAIRY FREE, you heard me right..there's no cheese in this Alfredo! This creamy yummyness is brought to you by my new favorite toy, My Paderno Spiralizer. I can't get enough of this thing. To make my noodles, I used yellow squash as its… Read More ›