Paleo Eats Giveaway!



Transitioning to a Paleo-friendly diet can be intimidating. You may wind up buying new ingredients that you have never even heard of before, let alone used– some of which can be pretty darn expensive. Enter Kelly Bejelly’s new amazing cookbook, Paleo Eats: 111 Comforting Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes for the Foodie in You. Paleo Eats is way more than your average cookbook! She knows firsthand how tough going Paleo can seem at first, especially when bringing your family along! To help you navigate these waters and smoothly transition your family to this diet, Kelly has included a few special sections in Paleo Eats, including how to:

  • Go Paleo without breaking the bank
  • Find the freshest, “cleanest” veggies
  • Work with new-to-you Paleo ingredients
  • Rescue a culinary disaster
  • Stock your Paleo pantry

Recreate your own family-favorite recipes Kelly takes the scary out of this healthy, delicious eating plan to give you confidence in your kitchen again!

This book has a lot of fun ideas that would be great for special occasions and to share with others. Additionally, it has some good everyday recipes too. One thing that I really like about this book is the helpful tutorial and substitution list in the back. For instance, Kelly lists which ratios of almond and coconut flour to use as a sub for tapioca starch/flour. I love this because as someone who formerly suffered with SIBO, I have to watch my starches and tapioca starch is something I avoid. I actually never knew there was an alternative until now! She lists lots of other useful tips as well and of course, shares her story.

Check out this book preview video that Kelly made below:

Meanwhile, Kelly has allowed me to share her Sweet Bread recipe from her book, which I also tried myself. It is so easy to make and not complicated at all. I appreciate the ease of the recipe and the fact that the bread is only subtly sweet. My husband and I both gave it the seal of approval (we ate it warm with butter) and decided to freeze the rest of the loaf, and save it for a special Christmas morning breakfast (going to make French toast with it, another recipe in Kelly’s book!).

Please know, I made mine with unsweetened applesauce instead of apple butter. I asked Kelly first if this would change the recipe drastically and she said it was a good alternative. Also, my bread took a little longer to bake, but I think it’s because applesauce has a little bit more moisture than apple butter. If you use applesauce because that’s what you have available to you, please keep this in mind.

Anyway, if you’d rather just get to the giveaway, scroll all the way to the end for details.

sweet bread

Sweet Bread:

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: *35 minutes

Makes 1 (5 by 9-inch) loaf

  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil, plus extra for greasing the pan
  • 5 large eggs
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup apple butter
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 5 by 9-inch loaf pan.

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and mix until thoroughly combined, roughly 1 minute.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for *30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 15 minutes before cutting.

Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days or you can freeze and defrost as needed.

*NOTE: If you have a copy of the book that says 20-25 minutes for baking time, this is an error. It should read 30-35 minutes. The publishing company is fixing this error for future prints.

Giveaway Details:


Want to enter to win your own copy of the Paleo Eats cookbook? It’s simple to enter — just comment below and tell me why you want to win this cookbook! The giveaway is open to U.S. only and ends on Monday, December 22 at 11 p.m. PST. One winner will be picked at random and announced Tuesday morning (Dec. 23). Thanks and good luck!


30 thoughts on “Paleo Eats Giveaway!

  1. ppandzik December 18, 2014 / 8:33 am

    I am eager to begin again, my Paleo wheels went off the road and I ended up gaining weight – probably by just eating too much. mostly fats. this looks like a very good way to begin again!

  2. Penny D December 18, 2014 / 8:48 am

    I would love to win a copy simply because my limited income will not allow the purchase of it. I love cookbooks and have a couple shelves of cookbooks I no longer use since changing our eating habits. I’m a single mom now to a special needs 21 yr old and an 11 yr old.Thank you for this opportunity, Penny

    • paleoinpdx December 26, 2014 / 3:30 pm

      Hi Penny! Just leaving another comment to remind you to email me ASAP with your mailing address. If I don’t hear from you soon, I’ll have to pick another winner. Email me at Thanks!

    • paleoinpdx January 4, 2015 / 6:12 pm

      Sorry, but after about two weeks of not hearing back from you, I had to pick a new winner 😦

  3. Craving4More December 18, 2014 / 8:48 am

    Well of course I want to win the giveaway so that I can begin baking up some of her marked deliciousness!

  4. Kelly December 18, 2014 / 8:57 am

    Kelly Bejelly is one of my top “go to” sites when I’m looking for something new and Paleo. Living on fixed income has made it a challenge at times to go Paleo but it is well worth it. We have totally re-allocated our food budget to get less but better food. But we are at a point of needing some new recipe inspiration. Kelly Bejelly’s book would definitely fit that bill! (And you just can’t beat her first name after all! LOL!!)

    — Kelly H

  5. Stephanie KL December 18, 2014 / 9:07 am

    I have been following Kelly’s blog/FB for years. My family has enjoyed the fruits of her labor and to have a collection of her recipes in one location would be awesome.

  6. Benjamin December 18, 2014 / 9:14 am

    Besides owning a cookbook (or any book for that matter) by someone with such a cool and jazzy name, I’m always looking for ways to spruce up my paleo cooking for me and my wife. Variety helps us stay on plan.

  7. realfoodinspiredme December 18, 2014 / 10:12 am

    I would love to Win this book. Sadly I am on Cookbook lock-down. Husband says I have to cook more to buy more. And he already does such a good job of doing ALL the cooking. I do not want to get in the way. He did say Yesterday I should pick one night a week to cook. I could pick a recipe every week and make it all by myself and Maybe I will learn to cook. If I WIN I will learn to cook, promise 😉

  8. stacey December 18, 2014 / 10:31 am

    I would love a paleo cookbook for christmas!!

  9. Nancy T December 18, 2014 / 10:58 am

    I’d love to win this book and to try out new cost saving recipes.

  10. carlysulli December 18, 2014 / 11:08 am

    I would love to win Kelly’s new book because I love that she’s a Portland girl like me! I’ve been following her blog since I first went paleo two years ago and I always love her recipes!

  11. Theresa December 18, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    Pick me! Pick me! Love Kelly. Love her recipes. Thanks!

  12. Carol December 18, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    Looking for a cookbook that can help me cook and eat healthier as I have had a liver transplant 22 yrs. ago and now fighting bladder cancer.

  13. Jonathan M December 18, 2014 / 3:27 pm

    I would love to win because I don’t have any paleo cookbooks and on my income, can’t afford to buy any, plus I’ve never won a contest before so this would be a cool first!

  14. Julie K December 18, 2014 / 6:43 pm

    I’d like to win this book so I have something tangible to reference when I’m at home, hangry, and about to go against my clean eating habits.

    • paleoinpdx January 4, 2015 / 6:13 pm

      Julie, I had to pick a new winner and your number was chosen at random! Congrats and please email me your mailing address at Thanks!

  15. Sarah V. December 18, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    I have been following Kelly Bejelly for a while. I’d love to have a copy of this cookbook and try more of her delicious recipes!

  16. Carrie December 18, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    I am new to the Paleo/AIP diets after being diagnosed with advanced RA at the age of 29. I have always taken pride in my cooking skills…and using limited ingredients/new techniques has been difficult for me to Getty used to! I have already tried several of Kelly’s recipes and would love to win so I can try some more!

  17. Penny Hays December 19, 2014 / 3:40 am

    I am just starting my lifetime journey aided by a Paleo way of life. I remember when I thought I could never live without sugar, white flour, or dairy (and off all of them at once – no way!), but realized so many of my favorite things to eat and drink can be replicated without using those not-so-great-for-your-body types of foods. It constantly amazes me how different combinations of various ingredients can create an endless amount of possiblities via tasty recipes. You seem to be full of fun (I’m fond of people that have a fresh perspective on life) and when I saw the video of you opening your just delivered brand new published cookbook, I received full confirmation that you are, in fact, that kind of person. I would love to have the chance to see inside this masterpiece you’ve been the mastermind of and have the ability to actually taste your creations. For providing this unique Paleo cookbook to us all, may loads of abundance flow in your direction!

    • paleoinpdx December 19, 2014 / 7:52 am

      Kelly will appreciate all your kind words! I’ll be sure to share what you had to say 😉

  18. Sonia December 19, 2014 / 6:36 am

    I an relatively new to paleo. I have been suffering for IBS, migraines and hypothyroidism and the changes in my diet helped. I also lost some weight (need to loose more….). I need hhelp with easy recipes and would love to have this cookbook.

  19. Lindsey December 19, 2014 / 11:14 am

    This book would help me with meals my family will actually gobble up and feel good about eating!

  20. Brian December 20, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    I am a newcomer to paleo. Looking for inspiration and recipes for a growing family.

  21. Beth December 22, 2014 / 8:34 am

    always looking for new and easy ideas for meals. Helps me add variety 🙂

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