Local Lowdown: How to Eat Paleo (When You Don’t Live in a Cave)

Posted on Mar 23 by SEASONS Magazine

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A nutrient-rich lifestyle like Paleo (i.e., if a caveman couldn’t eat it, neither can you) deserves an information-rich guide to educate and entertain curious readers. If this guide could talk, it would have the encouraging voice of a best friend who has all of the answers to the questions you didn’t know you had. What does a guide like that look like?

It looks like Cynthia Spivey’s book How to Eat Paleo (When You Don’t Live in a Cave).

Spivey, a Santa Barbara local, channels years of writing and nutrition expertise to compose a 149-page guide to all things Paleo. The book is divided into several segments that combine science with wit to demystify the lifestyle and any misconceptions surrounding it. Spivey includes a recipe section that reinvents classic dishes like nachos, flan and ABC soup (this time it stands for apple, butternut squash and carrots!) with Paleo twists. Knowledge-hungry readers can also refer to the book’s list of outside resources to further guide insatiable appetites and minds.

Carpinteria-based illustrator Joya Rose Groves makes her book debut in How to Eat Paleo. Her playful and thoughtful designs are as much of a page-turner as the written content itself and helps maintain the lighthearted tone that spans from cover to cover. It will be hard to put this book down—unless, of course, you’re reaching for a fork to dig in to a few Paleo treats!

Victoria Tai Murphy

Originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine.

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