The Squirrel Meets The Paleo Mom

Oh. My. GOSH!!!!! I got to meet Sarah Ballantyne today!!!!!

The Squirrel meets The Paleo Mom - The Paleo Approach Cookbook book signing

The Squirrel meets The Paleo Mom – The Paleo Approach Cookbook book signing

When I moved to the Atlanta area, I knew I’d be exposed to some cool new things. And when I got the email that Sarah’s new book, The Paleo Approach Cookbook, was coming out and she was having a book signing only 30 minutes from my house, I was more than excited.

The Paleo Approach (her first book) literally changed my life. It’s all about healing automimmune diseases with a modified paleo diet. Sarah explains all the science behind autoimmune issues and how they can be addressed by changing your diet. While reading her book, I found out that I had been diagnosed with 3 different autoimmune disorders over the last couple of years. When I read that book, I sat on my couch in the middle of the night and cried. I literally said out loud that night, “She gets me.” That book made me accept that what I was experiencing wasn’t just in my head. Reading about her journey, and realizing that I was going through something similar, gave me so much hope that I could fix it and get better. And tonight I got to thank her for all of that.


She is amazing. I already knew she was wicked smart. But she’s also super funny and really nice. She gave me advice on which farmer’s market I should go to and where I should buy my pastured pork. We laughed and we hugged. And she let me get a TON of pictures for my blog.

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So, stay tuned to hear all about her new cookbook and the many, many recipes I will be trying in the near future. 🙂

One last thing, a big HUGE thank you to my driver/photographer/all-around-amazing-bestie, Mitchell… who not only drove me there, stood in line for a long time as one of only 4 men in that store, took every one of these pictures, and even ate the catered paleo food. You are absolutely the best!


One thought on “The Squirrel Meets The Paleo Mom

  1. You both look so healthy, and er . . . . beautiful, of course. Glad to see that you are able to take advantage of all of the wonderful things a thriving metropolis offers. God bless, Sweet one.
    Love, Pat

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