This post is SO long overdue.
There is an explanation for my seeming fall into slackerdom. Did you know I have a full-time job with a two hour per day (minimum) commute?! (A total of over 420 miles per week driving – thank God for my hybrid!). Oh yes, and a husband…and a couple of kids… and a house and, and…. Then there’s the ole perfectionism which prevents me from posting until I labor over everything for a good while.
Being able to be a full-time blogger would be great and, who knows, maybe one day that will happen. But, alas, blogging is not going to replace my current day job anytime soon. In the meantime, if I’m going to post more often I’ll need to get more efficient with recipe testing and photo editing and be a little less perfectionistic about it all.
This Roasted Tomatillo Salsa is really easy and packs a punch depending on how spicy you want to make it. Roasting the veggies adds to the depth of flavor and is similar to the Roasted Tomatillo Peach Salsa from a few weeks ago. I used it to make Paleo Chicken Enchiladas Verdes which is yet another post in my queue that I am hoping to finish soon!
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde)
- 10 medium tomatillos (approximately 2 lbs)
- 2 jalapeño peppers
- 2 serrano chiles
- 1 medium-small poblano pepper
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1/2 small white onion
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (about half a “bunch”)
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Place the veggies (except the onion)- tomatillos, jalapeños, serranos, poblano and garlic – onto a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil.
- Roast under a hot broiler about 10 minutes per side (or until browned/slightly-blackened in spots)
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool
- Place the onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt into a food processor and pulse a few times.
- For a very hot salsa you can simply add the roasted veggies to the food processor with the other ingredients and continue to process until you have reached the desired consistency.
- If you prefer a mild salsa you should cut open the peppers and remove the seeds and the membrane surrounding the seeds. When I make it I leave in about half the seeds and membranes and it is on the medium hot side.
Stay tuned for my next post with a recipe for Paleo Chicken Enchiladas Verdes that will use this recipe for Roasted Tomatillo Salsa as well as Paleo Tortillas.
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The best piece of health advice I have ever gotten is to drink lots and lots of water! Not only is it important to stay hydrated, but water is wonderful for the body! 🙂
Eat real food that’s clean and whole. If your grandmother wouldn’t have eaten it as a child, chances are you shouldn’t eat it.
You are what you eat!
Listening to my now wife while we were dating about changing my eating habits! After two years of marriage I went from weighing 240 to now 185!
I have this book and it’s FANTASTIC! Who ever wins this book you will love it, it will become one of your food bibles.
One of the best pieces of advice I got was to eat more whole foods. That lead me to paleo, and then led me to whole30. After doing whole30 I discovered exactly what I was intolerant too, and that I had a huge sugar addiction. It’s easier if I stay paleo now.
I am a juice faster and love the 30 day cleansing and meal plans you have. It helps me get back to my goal weight when I find myself getting off course!
The best piece of advice I received was you can workout as much as you want, but if you are not eating clean, eating whole foods and drinking your water, you won’t see the results of a lean toned body.
Understand how and why your body works the way it does and then nourish it accordingly!
The best advice has been to really look at the foods I eat and how they work for my body and my goals and not eat fake processed foods or foods packaged….I love to cook and so I do make my own all natural protein power bars and treats and I love to enjoy ALL kinds’ve fresh foods I make. Thankful for good health and that I am continuing to evolve in my understanding of food and how it nourishes my body
My best advice is to be kind to yourself. Even if you don’t eat or exercise perfectly everyday it’s ok. Just do the best you can for your situation that day. Blessings to you all. Thanks for your blog & the chance to win.
Eat REAL food and surround yourself with REAL people!
I don’t need to win the book. I already have it and it’s GREAT! The best health advice has already been stated by others but EAT REAL FOOD!
Make you you are getting enough iodine and Vitamin D!! Both are very common deficiencies!
Eat real food! I made and ate a lot of processed foods up till three years ago. I never realized how bad that food was.
My best advice is to get sleep every night. I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and feel awful if I do not sleep.
Eat whole, organic foods that are homemade, avoid heavily processed foods, drink lots and lots of water, sleep well, listen to your body, and get outside!
Love the giveaway, and your blog! Best advice I have ever listened to is “listen to your body”!
When I’m craving something, say some beets, it’s my bodies way of letting me know there’s something in those beets that I NEED! When I pay attention, I feel so much better!!
Best piece of health advise I ever received…and live by (!) has already been said many times…eat real food! When I stopped eating processed food and started cooking from scratch my health improved almost instantly! Sometimes things are too hectic and it’s easier to just open a package, but the trade off in health isn’t worth it, as far as I’m concerned.
Healthy tip: Replace pasta with raw shredded baby spinach. You can still enjoy delicious “pasta” dishes, but without the empty calories of the pasta. And let’s be real,… the SAUCE is the best part of the pasta dish anyway 🙂
I think the best advice I’ve gotten wasn’t really “given” to me, so much as I read it and decided to give it a try – this was about going grain free. It’s not the easiest thing in the world to do, true – but probably the best I’ve felt since I had gastric bypass surgery years ago.
For a sore throat gargle a heaping tbs of good quality salt (like himalayan or celtic) and a heaping tsp of ground tumeric (or fresh grated if you have it) dissolved in very warm water, maybe a half cup or so. It takes my sore throat away every time. Like a miracle.
Important as food and exercise are, I’m realizing more and more how crucial sleep is. Trying to get more. We look at it as a indulgence when it’s actually a necessity.
After doing an elimination diet, I kept a food diary. This way I could write down how I felt after eating certain foods. It was surprising to discover which foods caused problems for me.
Eat real food and know where it comes from!
That I should try a paleo diet since I have auto immune.
Its the best advice ever given to me. The difference is amazing.
“Don’t eat anything incapable of rotting.” – Michael Pollan
The best health advice I have received was to eat real food, stay hydrated, and remember to be gentle on myself. Each meal is a new beginning. Food that is prepared with love radiates vital energy. I try to remember to slow down and savor the beautiful food on my plate.
Eat clean and drink lots of water.
My best health advice would be to stick to it. If you don’t give it enough time, starting over will be even harder! Stick with it!
Great recipes and a wonderful book!
The best advice I got was to eat real food, drink plenty of water, and get a good night’s sleep.
Don’t take your health for granted! Take the time, money and effort to take care of yourself and your family. Real foods, no stress, fun, rest and God.
Best advice? Everything in moderation! I look forward to your new book:)
Best advise I’ve received: EAT REAL FOOD!!
Keep the faith in that what you are doing will work for you! Don’t give up just because others may not believe in eating “real food” or avoiding foods that make you, as an individual, feel bad. Stay strong!
Best advice…Eat real food and drink water with lemon!! 😉
Add lots of fermented and cultured foods back into your diet – Kefir, Kombucha and Cultured Veggies! Gut Health is so important! Thanks for the great giveaway!
The best health advice I have received is to do the best you can do with what is available. I follow a strict grain free diet due to Crohn’s but sometimes I make bad choices and pay for it. I try to stay away from the guilt associated with not eating perfect all the time. I do the best I can and just try to roll with the punches.
Stop eating when you are full, listen to your body and avoid all the processed garbage at the grocery store.
Best healtg advice I’ve ever received is, only you can change you! 🙂
Best advice that applies to everyone, is to get enough sleep and learn to de-stress.
Make beef bone soup. It is very nutritious and easy to make in a slow cooker. I will never buy canned beef broth again.
Eat real food…if something has lots of unpronouncable ingredients in it, it isn’t good for you!
Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
Feed your children good food from the start and they will always love it.
The best way to stay on track is to plan your meals. I usually cook a few meals on the weekend for lunches and dinners. With work and kids activities I like to have some meals ready in case I don’t have the time to cook or hit the grocery store.
The best piece of health advice I have is don’t starve yourself. Always have a snack with you just in case you can’t get home to eat!
I hope I win!! Health advice: follow your gut instinct…if you think something is wrong, it probably is. Don’t be afraid to ask for a second opinion!
Eat real food & know where your food comes from. 🙂
Be creative in the kitchen and make cooking healthy food fun! This way you will not be bored and your tummy will be satisfied 🙂
The best advice I’ve heard is to only shop the perimeter of the grocery store! This is where you will find most of the real, wholesome foods that are good for you! Most of the crap is hidden in the aisles!!
My favorite piece of health advice is that abs are made in the kitchen not in the gym. It’s so true. I used to workout intensely and never saw a difference in my abs until I started eating Paleo style.
Love this recipe, it’s amazing!
Best health tip… Slow and steady
A lot of people have already mentioned eating only real food, but my first step was getting off all the chemical sweeteners. That began my journey to real food.
Food is your greatest medicine. If I eat good, real food I feel great! If I don’t, then I feel horrible!
Can’t wait to see the chicken enchilada recipe 🙂
Homemade chicken and vegetable soup with bone broth. I’ve had lots of that the last couple days since I have a cold now.
Thank You Paleo Spirit for all your inspiration. My health advise is to laugh and be grateful everyday, love your family, friends and strangers. Oh yeah, make sure your Vitamin D levels are well above normal, eat a paleo diet and see the colors of the rainbow in your food presentation! Cheers
Best piece of advise is to use coconut oil in, and on everything.
Best advice I can give is to move your body daily and eat only foods that make you feel good and not sick. I love your recipes an have made a few! The Coconut Flour Pancakes are one of my favorites!!
Educate yourself, set goals, and then try your best. No one is perfect and jumping in head first to clean eating is hard. Don’t beat yourself up if you mess up. Regain your focus and try again. Focus on tiny habits & let yourself celebrate when you’re successful. Gain confidence and then go for your bigger goals.
Eat clean and move every day!
The best tidbit I ever read was “Don’t eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” I think about this EVERY time I’m in the supermarket (shopping the perimeter!). I’d love to win this book, it’s on my to-read list! Thank you!
the best advice I can give is eat real food that you make yourself. I am amazed at the difference that has made in my life so far.
Raw honey. Know your beekeeper. Grass fed beef and butter. Farmers markets with farmers you know. Goats milk is a special treat. Bone broth daily. Also use a fat flush mix of water, grapefruit, cucumber, and mint.
If you nourish your body with good healthy fats it will not let you down. Your body knows more about what “you” need than you do! Just trust it!
Eat real food, and local is best! And for me, the best thing I ever did for myself eas to ditch the sugar, completely changed my life!
If you eat food that is alive, you’ll stay alive.
Eat food the way nature intended it to be eaten
Best advice has just been to eat real food, buy well raised animal products & that lard is good for you!
Just cut out the soy, dairy and wheat for 3 weeks and see how you feel. I was skeptical, but it was only for 3 weeks. Funny thing is, I felt so good after the 3 weeks were up that I didn’t want to re-introduce those foods back in again. 🙂
Your recipes are always so yummy! Thank you.
I cannot wait to try this salsa, looks amazing!!
Just discovered your blog and looking forward to all the Paleo support I can get. My best advice is to plan ahead. Take time to plan meals and on-the-go snacks and prep them on the weekend or whenever you get a chance. Prepare several proteins, etc. ahead of time and store in your freezer or fridge for busy weekday lunches, etc. This REALLY helps me to stay on track and avoid fast food and binges out of hunger. Ditto with workouts. Plan them into your schedule.
The best advice I have gotten is to prepare and make a plan. With my family’s busy lifestyle, planning and prepping lunches, snacks, meals ahead of time helps us stay on track and stay OUT of the drive-thru!
The best piece of advice is to take care of yourself. Love yourself. This entails diet, rest, stress, and exercise.
The best help I have gotten is to drink more water. I really don’t like water I like to try the favored water that have fruits and veggies in them. It is way better then plain water.
Enjoy Life chocolate chips are delicious and help make you feel a wee bit less guilty when you are wanting something sweet 🙂
Best health advice is drink water and going to bed earlier
Food is the most powerful medicine…reading this started a decade-long journey of learning about food and nutrition.
That the Paleo diet will help with Lyme disease. Crossing my fingers…
So much great advice already! I say the best advice is…Eat things that grew the same way you eat them.
Can’t wait to try this on eggs! My best tip is to eat a zero carb breakfast with lots of good fats and proteins for great steady energy.
Best advise is eat to fuel not to full
The best piece of advice I received was from my OB/gyn. He said to me, “You know your body better than anyone, including me, so if you think something is not right, it probably isn’t. You know what is best for you better than I do.”
This recipe looks delicious! I only recently started focusing on eating Paleo and have found that I really don’t miss anything that was “junk” before! Thanks for keeping up the good work! 🙂
For a long while now I have always tried to eat food as close to the way it was originally created. Try to avoid or eliminate sugar!
I would love to win this !!!!!
Drink water before snacking to make sure your actually hungry not just thirsty .
My best advice? Find your allergies and steer clear of them! Very important for people like me with autoimmune diseases.
Avoid all processed foods! Drink water! Nothing new here, just feel so much better eating that way.
The best advice i can give is – make some time for yourself in a busy day!
Don’t be afraid to eat nuts– they are good for you and also help keep the cravings away! Also, drink lots of water and try to stay away from caffeine. As much as it hurts to say that, I’ve actually had much more energy when I limit my coffee to twice a week as opposed to every morning! Plus it saves me money on those pesky little keurig cups.
Eat Tons of leafy greens!!
“If you don’t know where it comes from, don’t eat it”
Eat Real Food
My favorite advice
Avoid MSG. It’s hidden in many processed foods. Read the labels.
Let food be thy medicine!
I’ve been a big user of ppi for acid reflux. best advice I’ve ever gotten was eating low carb whole foods and controlling the acid without the use of medication.
Throw all the processed foods out of your panty/fridge/freezer and eat real foods!
Best advice is to be sure to eat before exercising. Something as simple as a banana can give you energy to last through a rigorous workout!
When I got gastritis due to stress while in nursing school my doctor said eat paleo. I did and not I’m not taking meds and my symptoms have disappeared.
Reading Practical Paleo would be my advice to anyone interested in a healthy lifestyle. I love that she addresses different needs, such as autoimmune disease or athletic performance, so her book is useful for every member of my family. I’d love another copy to share with my adult children 🙂 I have to avoid nightshades, so no salsa with tomatoes or peppers for me, unfortunately. But it sure looks good!
You can’t out exercise a poor diet. Sleep, proper diet, and exercise.
LOVING your baking recipes. THAT is my health tip for the day. I made your dinner rolls twice in 24 hours to satisfy the begging 12 year old son who wanted more 🙂 He said that he prefers your paleo dinner roll recipe to wheat! Who would have thought…
The more you drink (water) the more you SHRINK! 🙂
My best health advice: SLEEP!!! The hours before midnight count for 2x. Without sleep, your body can’t repair and detox. It is the first step to everything!
If I had $37 extra, I’d be all over this!!
For many eating healthy may be a fad but for my family it is our way of life. I just wish it didn’t need to take a medical diagnosis for my family to choose to eat healthy. Food truly is medicine that can not only look good but also taste good. Don’t wait to eat healthy. Be proactive about your health and not reactive!
Know where your food comes from. I grow alot of my own food and preserve harvest for the coming year.
Best advice, like many have already said, is to just eat whole foods. Food should be your medicine, not cause your disease.
Use more salt as long as it’s sun dried sea salt only. It helps to distribute the vitamins and minerals more efficiently from all that real food that you’re eating.
My best healthy advice is to stop eating gluten/ grains and treat your body like the temple that it is.
Best Health Advice I ever got? Marry the right person! It will help you be healthy in all aspects of your life; rest, diet, work, exercise, and just plain happiness. You will find yourself making better habits when you are happy.
Get plenty of sleep
Eat healthy, drink plenty of water, get plenty of rest and exercise.
The best health advice I have had is to take care of your GI system. 80% of your immune system is in your gut. If you don’t have a healthy gut you have a weakened immune system and you may not metabolize nutrients well. Take probiotics, eat hormone and antibiotic free meats, eat dairy free foods, eat fermented foods, drink aloe vera juice and eat raw fruits and vegetables.
Yeah! Can’t wait to get my book! Thank you so much!
If you think something is wrong, with you or your child, there probably is something wrong. Go to a holistic physician or naturopath to get to the root of the problem. Don’t just treat symptoms, as how most allopathic doctors do.
Be aware of the symptoms of Lyme Disease and that it exists everywhere, except possibly Antarctica.
Many, if not all, psychological ailments have a physical cause. Infections can cause horrible anxiety, agitation, brain fog, depression, rage.
Many children are being recovered from Autism after being treated for staph, mycoplasma, bartonella, and Lyme Disease infections.