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Roasted Fennel

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Roasted Fennel

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By: V Capaldi When you are 100% Italian you grow up enjoying fennel and this is my story.

I love to add fennel this time of year to many dishes and now that I am known as "Chef V"working with Cozymeal I serve fennel a lot learning that for many it is their 1st experience eating this flavorful veggie.

Fennel is also used to make liqueur & how my family was known to get their fennel on.  Part of our charm!

It was a real treat to have it served as a side dish. Not a part of my family holiday traditions yet a part of my modern day holiday traditions. I like to include fennel to any holiday meal!

My great grandmother: Mom

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My maternal grandmother: Mary

Enjoy this FREE recipe from my newly updated e-cookbook: Paleo Perfect Holidays!

Roasted Fennel

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Remove stalks & cut bulbs into 1 inch lengthwise pieces or you can peel the bulb to create an almost chip
  • Coat in avocado oil & balsamic vinegar.
  • Add S&P to taste.
  • Line baking sheet w/ parchment paper
  • Place fennel on baking sheet.
  • Roast for about 45 minutes until desired.
  • It is recommended to allow the fennel to caramelize for best flavor!

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Party all the Time

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Party all the Time

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By: V Capaldi Anyone who knows me well can vouch for the fact that I have been known to "hit the streets" and dance on bars a time or two in this life.  In addition this gal is a slamming cook and party planner.  My mom taught me long ago the art of throwing a good party and my grandmother the way to own your kitchen.  This pairing is the foundation of many if not all of the recipes offered by me in all of my cookbooks.

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Today, Team PBL, is pleased to announce the re-release of the PBL line of original recipe party planners!  Updated new recipes and photo's fill the pages of these inclusive Paleo Perfect events:

Paleo Perfect Holidays

Badass Brunch

Titillating Tapas

When I began my conscious living journey regarding food Paleo at 1st seemed overwhelming and way too labor intensive for this 'no hands' girl. At the time I had little to no use of my hands bilaterally due to the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis on my body.  Little did I know that the time spent in the kitchen is no more than when I was eating processed unhealthy foods. The difference is in the planning.  Sad, but true the planning is needed because eating healthy, organic and chemical free food is not the norm in most places so planning is needed for this to be a reality for most.

How backwards is our thinking that this is the reality?  

With the holiday and entertaining season fast approaching the Paleo Perfect Party Series is the answer to your prayers.  Not only do they offer original delicious easy to prepare recipes they include helpful tips to ensure your party goes off without a hitch except sore feet from dancing and cheek bones from laughing.

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Badass Brunch and Titillating Tapas offer everything you need to throw a care free conscious party.  These party planners offer meal planning, shopping lists, music and a libation station to assure you have everything perfect while enjoying every second. Paleo Perfect Holidays pages are filled with my mom mom & grandmother's recipes made Paleo perfect.

Click here to get the latest copy of each book in the series and check off holiday entertaining planning as being done!  These no worry planners have got you covered.  BAM

Raise the roof,

V aka PaleoBOSS Lady

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TOP 5 Conscious Living Holiday StressBusters

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TOP 5 Conscious Living Holiday StressBusters

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By: PaleoBOSS Lady® 2014 has produced so many wonderful outcomes in the life of PaleoBOSS Lady and one that I cherish is my relationship with Breaking Muscle. This organization could not be more supportive, enlightening and is filled with quality people! It is truly an honor to be part of the editorial team of Breaking Muscle!

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In my short time working with Breaking Muscle I have learned that many are interested in the "How To" of living a conscious life. During the holidays this challenge becomes even harder and I would have to believe "How To Thrive" consciously during the holidays would be a welcome blog. #mystory

TOP 5 Conscious Living Holiday StressBusters from PaleoBOSS Lady's famous "Bag of Tricks":

1. Just say NO & Dance!   Literally decide now that you are saying "NO" to anything that has caused stress for you during the holiday season! Take a personal inventory and be freaking real by asking and answering this question and removing whatever is on the side of "not a good look". Plain and simple do not allow for what does not work. Take the new free time you have to dance!  #ohitgetswild

2. Light something anything!  Nothing says "simmer down now" then lights! Put them around a tree and/or house!  Even the spark of a lit candle works wonders!

You can take this one step further by using candlelight for an aromatherapy diffuser filled with an essential oil holistic helper!  Lavender oil is a great stress reliever!  This is how PaleoBOSS Lady likes to roll!

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Another wonderful holiday thing that this BOSS Lady likes to incorporate is to purchase a large candle to honor those who are no longer here with us. It is suggested to start lighting around Thanksgiving daily until Christmas using it to represent those lost and loved. It allows their energy to be present through out the holiday season!

3. Plan! Plan! Plan!  The key to a conscious life is in the planning and we all know this! During the holiday season we all need to up our game to make sure we are on point. I suggest making this fun by picking out some new Paleo compliant cookbooks and experimenting in the kitchen! This is the season of entertaining and cooking so why not incorporate this into your conscious life!

This time of year also brings great discounts on some of those cookbooks you been dying to get in addition lots of new releases hit the market making this an all around BAM!

4. Find the TRUE Spirit!  The holiday season is filled with unconscious requirements and commitments that often do not serve us as individuals. A conscious life requires a conscious commitment to what the holidays mean personally to each of us. Some of us find ourselves participating in the holidays through the act of consumerism only. Take time to evaluate what the holiday means to you and turn that into an action beyond gift giving. Nothing relieves stress more than the true spirit of the holidays being fulfilled.

5. Visualize your life!   The biggest stress buster throughout most of my life has been in the planning and steps taken to turn a life vision into reality. During the month of December dedicated and conscious time are focused daily toward a personal life vision for the coming year! This process includes an in-depth evaluation of the current year as well as an honest account of one's personal life realities and challenges. Vision boarding your dreams can prove to be a great roadmap for the coming year that produces real life dreams being realized! #dreamscomingtrue

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For many of us it's not surprising that the holidays are filled with traditions focused on consumerism only. Personally this was my reality for many years! I do have gratitude that having MS created my conscious awakening that the real holiday spirit has nothing to do with consumerism. This was my first step into thriving during the holidays rather than financially and personally dying during the holidays as many of us do.

A conscious life no matter how you get there delivers a stress-free & fearless reality. #todaystruth

I offered the above as real-life examples of my miraculous existence. If you find any of this helpful I would appreciate you taking the time to subscribe to my blog. Having a community to support my efforts is the fuel to this existence. Without you there is no this…

Might even be a good look if you'd share my blog with your friends.

You could even casually start to bring it up during conversation at all of your holiday parties about how wonderful you think the PaleoBOSS Lady blog is! #ohyesidid

You get the idea… #bossy

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