Foodie Friday

TGIFF!  Three items i wanted to cover today;
1.  This post I found on Health-Bent really resonated with me, so I wanted to share it.  It's about fueling your inner fire.

2.  I have had a minor obsession of pairing meat and fruit lately.  Pork & peaches, pork & apricots, meatloaf & blackberry, chicken & cherry, summer is just wonderful.  I feel so lucky to be living in California while I trudge down the paleo road.  I was talking to my sister the other day about what kind of tomatoes to put in a chili, and she said "use some we can buy here!".  See, my mom and sister live in New Hampshire, a small town called Laconia to be exact.  There is no Sprouts or Trader Joe's, no Whole (Paycheck) Foods.  They have to rely on the regular old grocery store.  But, they do have a Bison ranch in their town, how fantastic?!  Which brings me to my point, if you live in an area where finding good quality, clean food is difficult, get your butt online!  You can mail away for anything these days.  Ok, it's not really mailing away anymore, but good quality food (usually at lower prices), is available on the web.  While you are at it, find yourself a CSA.  Maybe not a year round one, depending on where you live, but just do it.
Below are a list of links that I have found particularly helpful.
Local Harvest - - Find organic food, farmers markets, CSA's, all in one place.
Honeyville Grain - - highest quality almond flour I have found.  I also bought some supplies for our emergency kit from them, freeze dried sweet potatoes and powdered eggs, but that's a whole other story.
US Wellness Meats - - Grass-fed anything, straight to your door.
Steve's Original - - Beef sticks, Paleo crunch bars, snack packs, great to have while on the go.  We have 20 packs of the grass-fed beef sticks in our cabinet as we speak.

3.  Get this book, don't ask questions.  It's cheap and will change your life, your cooking life anyway.
The Flavor Thesaurus by Niki Segnit