We recently had the opportunity to partner with Whole Foods Market Berkeley for their Paleo Party Weekend, which included a paleo cooking demo by our Healthy Living Editor Kendra, a store tour with WFM’s Healthy Eating Specialist Ruby, and a book signing with Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo. The first event started out at Whole Foods Market Berkeley on Telegraph and Ashby. Kendra did a live cooking demo featuring her famous Red Pepper Almond Sauce. If you haven’t tried her recipe yet, you need to try. it. now! The food she whipped up was so amazing and had all of us going back for seconds.
We were hosted by one of Whole Foods Healthy Eating Specialists, Ruby – and Lizzie, who you might remember from our Behind the Scenes Tour of WFM Gilman. Ruby led us on a paleo-focused healthy eating tour and had so many great suggestions for little things we could do to help improve our diets.
My sweet friend Erika of Erika Dawn Fitness came with me and also shared many ideas for eating healthy. She has an inspiring Instagram account which you can find right here. Here’s a group photo with Ruby, Kendra, Lizzie, and Erika. And one of Kendra’s biggest fans, her awesome father-in-law who made the trip to see her in action!
If you’re not familiar with the paleo lifestyle, it focuses on eating healthy foods like fruits, veggies, and meat, while avoiding processed foods and other foods that are hard for humans to digest. We got introduced to some new foods that I had never heard of, along with some quick and simple recipes for both paleo and non-paleo eating.
They also had a mini vendor fair which included companies like Local Greens, EPIC, and Nuttzo. I loved trying out all of the different items, and we got to take a swag bag home full of delicious paleo products!
Day 2 had us back at Whole Foods Market Gilman, for a book signing with Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo. She has quite a following, so the store was pretty full of fans hoping to meet her. She spoke briefly about her book, answered a few questions, and then it was time for the book signing.
If you follow the paleo diet – or even if you just like to eat clean, healthy meals – you will love the Nom Nom Paleo recipe book. It’s full of easy-to-make recipes and I loved all of the beautiful photography by Michelle and her husband. In addition to being a paleo superstar, Michelle was really funny and friendly. Here she is posing with Kendra and meeting some of her fans.
This was our first Paleo Party Weekend with Whole Foods Market, and Kendra will be hosting some other fun paleo events in the coming months. You can follow her popular Paleo Paparazzi Instagram account for more recipes, tips, and gorgeous food photos here.