Yup, it’s been 3 years (to the day) since we went live with our paleo recipe sharing site.
Ron here. It all started at the kitchen table one evening (like so many good things). Patty had been uploading photos and links from her food blog to a couple of recipe sharing websites, but she got a few rejections simply because the photo wasn’t perfect. Their criteria for accepting a recipe was mainly based on the quality of the photo, not the food. So she says, “Ron, I need a recipe sharing website that’s all about real food and not just cupcakes and pretty pictures”. Without thinking too much about the consequences I replied, “As you wish, buttercup!” (loose paraphrase).
Between then and now we have worked with and met many talented, kind and generous people in the paleo community. We’ve become educated on the nuances of the different versions of paleo and other healing diets. We’ve read some incredible stories of recovery that provides even more motivation for us to keep doing what we do. And just yesterday we added the 17,000th recipe! Patty has personally vetted every one of them, including 1000′s more that didn’t quite make the cut. But we’re just getting started and have tons of ideas for the coming years! We’ve added gardenstalker and published the 1st gardening contribution yesterday as well. We know many of you are avid organic gardeners or at least interested in growing your own food. We are committed to helping the paleo, real food community grow and making stalkerville one of your favorite paleo lifestyle resources on the web.
So to celebrate, we’re giving away 3 (one for each year) bundles of some of our favorite paleo books. Many of these were provided by Victory Belt Publishing, who publishes more paleo related books than any other company and without them far fewer people would know about this thing called “paleo”.
Paleo Book Bundle #1
Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Melissa Joulwan
Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts On the Go by Diana Rodgers
Eat The Yolks by Liz Wolfe
Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great by Danielle Walker
Paleo Happy Hour: Appetizers, Small Plates & Drinks by Kelly Milton
Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle by Diane Sanfilippo
Paleo Book Bundle #2
Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes by Elana Amsterdam
The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally by Diane Sanfilippo
The Ancestral Table: Traditional Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle by Russ Crandall
Beyond Bacon: Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog by Matthew McCarry and Stacy Toth
Fermented: A Four Season Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods by Jill Ciciarelli
The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body by Sarah Ballantyne
Paleo Book Bundle #3
Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods: 100+ Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes by Charles and Julie Mayfield
It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
The Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook: 80 Gluten-Free Treats for Breakfast & Dessert by Kelly Brozyna
Everyday Paleo Around the World: Italian Cuisine: Authentic Recipes Made Gluten-Free by Sarah Fragoso
The Paleo Slow Cooker: Healthy, Gluten-free Meals the Easy Way by Arsy Vartanian
Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans by Michelle Tamm and Henry Fong
The giveaway will run from today (Feb 9, 2014) through Sunday Feb 16th, 2014 at midnight EST. The 3 people with the most points at the end of the contest will get one of the bundles. The person with the most points will get the bundle of their choice, the person with the 2nd most points will get to choose from the remaining 2 bundles. And it’s pretty obvious what the person with the 3rd most points gets. This contest is open to all readers, but any winners outside the US will be sent an Amazon gift card equal to the value of the bundle instead of the actual books.
Here’s how you can accumulate points:
For 5 points – Tell us (in the comments below) something that we can do to make the site more useful or something you think we’re doing pretty good already! And then tell us which bundle you’d like to win.
For 2 points – Like us on Facebook
For 2 points – Follow us on Twitter
For 2 points – Share this giveaway on Pinterest by pinning the image of one of the bundles.
For 1 point – Tweet about the giveaway. You can do this once each day for a total of 8 points.
For 1 point – Tell people about Stalkerville anyway you see fit! Share on Facebook, Google+, Reddit, Stumbleupon, anywhere. Or add a badge to your blog or website. Sign up for our newsletter or anything else that will help people find us. Just be sure to leave an additional comment for each action taken, and each of those are worth 1 point. There’s no limit on this at all!
We’re especially looking forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas on how we can better serve the paleo community.
Thanks to the paleo community for 3 amazing years!
Ron & Patty