Europe Trip: Avignon, France

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Matti and I planned to go to another part of Spain after Barcelona but I recalled receiving an email from someone in another area of France to stay with so we decided to re-route to that destination. Our host Jonas found out about me through his mom, one of my avid readers. If you’re an avid reader, live in Europe, and have a place for us to stay as well please email me!

We arrived rather late at night so we actually planned to go to the farmers market the next day to get ingredients for a meal.

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Europe Trip: Barcelona, Spain

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At this point in this trip I realized that it is wise to take a part of the first day to go to the market and supply ourselves with food. Tight budgets don’t always allow us to eat out all the time. The idea is that if we want to eat out at an expensive but nice spot we can simply cook food the day before to save up a little extra euros to spend the following day at said restaurant.

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Europe Trip: Paris, France

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After a seemingly never ending 10-hour flight, my girlfriend and I finally arrived in sunny Paris. This location being the start of a great 2-month adventure through Europe with Eurail pass in one hand and food in the other. Despite running off of about 2 hours of sleep I was content with what lied ahead. We met up with my now good friend Damian whom coincidentally emailed me regarding eating Paleo in France. Apparently there is growing population of Paleo folks in France, slowly but nonetheless, growing.

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Salted Caramel Apple Tartlets

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Well, I will be departing soon for Europe, four days from now to be exact. The excitement and pressure is mounting but I’m confident everything will go over wonderfully. In case those of you who didn’t know from my last post I’ll be there for about 2 months with a Eurail pass so if you think you might have a place for me to stay while I’m there please email me. For those of you in the states I hope you find some time to live vicariously through me since I’ll be blogging every bit of it, and yes recipes will be included in some as well. Don’t forget I have a new email subscription set up so you can subscribe to that and get updates on where I am, what I’m eating, recipes, etc. and you can sign up here or sign up on the sidebar on my website.

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Heirloom Tomato Pizza Margherita

Heirloom Tomato Pizza Margherita Via Slim Palate

Before we get started I actually wanted to let everyone know that my cookbook is now available in Costco stores! This is a big deal and the more that they sell the more they will buy, so let’s try to sell out at all of their locations. I have the list of locations at the bottom of this post so please go check that out and get a copy for yourself if you haven’t already or grab one for a friend or family member.

Things have been incredibly busy in my neck of the woods since I’ll be leaving for Europe soon. My girlfriend and I purchased tickets to depart on September 2nd so obviously we are entirely rapturous about the trip. We will be there for about 2 months with a Eurail pass so we aren’t really limited to any locations as long as they are within the confines of Europe.  Actually, if anyone on here lives in Europe and has an extra room, or bed for us to stay for a few days while I’m there I would be incredibly grateful. We might even get a chance to cook a few meals too, just email me at the email on my contact page.

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Giveaway And An Update

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Before I get started I just want to let everyone know (and mainly because I’m somewhat proud of myself for finally ending the procrastination cycle) that I’ve moved my email newsletter to a beautiful and much more functional format that everyone can read and you can subscribe here. I highly urge you to subscribe because if you do then you’ll not only get instant updates from my blog but you will automatically be entered in subscriber exclusive contests, deals, etc. If you’re already subscribed, don’t worry, I moved all of my old subscribers over to this new format.

I’ve finally completed my “actual” book tour. I was able to venture back to my birthplace Los Angeles and visited San Francisco for the first time. I am so thankful for the turn outs at both Book Passage and Pages: A Bookstore. So a huge thank you goes out to the store owners and people who came out. But enough of the updates lets cut to the chase and get to what you’re likely here for:

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Finishing Up My Book Tour In California

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I hope everyone didn’t think my book tour was over yet. I’m just going to pretend that I didn’t flail my arms in a bout of anxiety trying to contact some last second locations for the tour. I’ll be in California at 2 different locations. On the 19th at 12:30 pm I’ll be in San Francisco at Book Passage at The Ferry Building for a book signing, and on the 25th I’ll be at Pages A book store at 7:00pm with Kelly Brozyna of The Spunky Coconut for a dual book signing. I’m ecstatic that I get to come back to California, the place where I was born. So many memories, friends, and family, and last but not least you guys! Hope to see everyone there!

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If you want to know more info about the tour go to my book tour page or click here. And if you’re in the area and are planning on attending please don’t hesitate to share the event with your friends or family members who might be interested as well.

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Yuzu Braised Pulled Pork with Coriander

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Just a quick heads up to my friends in California before I continue on with this post. I will be in SF at Book Passage in the Ferry Building on July 19th at 12:30, and in LA at Pages A Book Store at 7:00pm. You can find all of the info here on my book tour page. I cannot wait to go back to where I grew up and really hope to see everyone there. Anyway, enough with my shameless self plugging, onward to the post.

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Caramelized Banana Hazelnut Ice Cream and A Giveaway

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Well, I’m just all over the place. First extolling my love for raw milk and now I’m doing a recipe for a dairy free ice cream. Don’t get me wrong I’m still in love with my raw milk. That’s never going to change. I’m even going to share some of my raw milk with the nice folks who created the granilla bar because they’re out of raw milk. No one needs that kind of pain in their life so I’m willing to share some since I have 3 gallons in the fridge right now. I just imagine myself in their place and shudder merely at the thought. One thing to note though is that if I share my raw milk or bacon with you then you are one very lucky person.

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Homemade Chocolate Milk

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Woah, woah woah, clearly I’ve gone off the deep end here. Drinking raw milk, and now formulating a chocolate milk recipe, clearly I’m a savage. My stance was stated in one of my last posts, eat whatever you want. And I do, I just make sure that I still feel good after said food is consumed. That is if it’s going to be a regular thing. I always thought that dairy caused problems for me but once I eliminated it for a few months and nothing changed I pretty much assumed that it wasn’t a problem for me, thankfully so.

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