Ever crossed paths with someone who’s light and authenticity are so strong that you could spend endless hours just listening to them talk?

George Bryant is one such soul.

George is a force in the world of health and wellness – bringing outrageously delicious and healthy Paleo recipes to us all via his New York Times bestselling book, The Paleo Ktichen.  You don’t have to be Paleo exclusive to appreciate this amazing tome to beuatiful, delicoius and accessible food.

And if you eat bacon, well then, and extra dose of goodness for you.  George has overcome his own challenges and makes no excuses – yet his love and compassion shine through.  I was so grateful to him for sharing his positive tack on life with us here – and look forward to following him on his new PodCast.



Holy moly, it’s a new recipe and it’s not a dessert.  Honestly though, beets are like dessert for me right now.  My awesome buddy Pete got me hooked on beets and taught me how simple they are to prepare and have on hand.  They really are scrumptious and can be used in so many ways that you HAVE to go cook with them now.  So occasionally, Lindsey and I go out to dinner and are always on the hunt for the best farm-to-table restaurants or restaurants that have a focus on local meats etc.  We have found a few favorites and there is always one common factor, everything single one of them has some sort of beet appetizer.  So, since we are all trying to be fancy, now we get to have a beet appetizer that is simple to make and loaded with flavor.

Roasted Beet Salad

The goat cheese in this recipe is obviously optional but I have been tolerating it well and loving the flavor.  It ties together all of the components of this dish perfectly and just gets my taste buds excited talking about it.  Speaking of excited, I have a secret.  Well I guess it’s not a secret if I tell you but I am starting a Podcast real soon and I can’t wait to share it with you.  All the back end stuff is getting set up now and then we are off and running.  I will even be including video so you get to laugh at my goofy mannerisms and watch me get caught eating bacon when I forget there is a camera on.  Keep your eyes peeled.

Roasted Beet Salad

I can’t wait to read your comments on this salad and please leave me some feedback on your variations.  We made it again after I photographed it and used a delicious honey balsamic which was amazing.  Have an amazing day and I look forward to sharing some #hugsandbacon.

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Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Toasted Almonds
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Serves: 4
  • 4 beets cooked, peeled and sliced (detailed below)
  • 2 cups frisee
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
Cooking Beets
  1. Trim the beets
  2. Place the beets in a large saucepan and cover with water
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour
  4. Place pot under running cold water and let rinse until beets can be handled
  5. Peel of the skins by hand and then slice into 1/4 inch chunks for salad
  1. Preheat saute pan over medium heat and melt butter or coconut oil
  2. Toss your almonds in the pan and stir frequently while they lightly toast, about 5 minutes
  3. Remove from the heat and set aside
  4. Toss your sliced beets in a large bowl and add your frisee, apple, almonds and toss well
  5. Coat with your olive oil, sprinkle your sea salt and mix one more time
  6. Top your salad with your goat cheese and serve
  7. Enjoy

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george-headshot-238x300George Bryant is the New York Times Best-Selling author of The Paleo Kitchen and creative genius behind the wildly popular Paleo food blog “Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations.” After spending the first 20-something years of his life in a constant battle with his weight, and then nearly losing both his legs while on deployment as a US Marine, George took matters into his own hands and began his own Paleo-journey. What started as a simple place to post recipes for friends, has since turned into an award-winning food blog. After being in the Marines for 12 years, George has since been medically separated and is enjoying working fulltime creating delicious Paleo recipes, while hoping to change as many lives for the better by making REAL food recipes simple and tasty.