Bag of Snacks Giveaway!

Did you miss the GFAF Expo a couple weeks ago? Are you gluten-free, egg-free, or whatever and can’t find good snacks? Do you want to try some of the snacks I found at GFAF or are you interested in winning some free food?

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Recipe: Paleo Venison Heart Tacos

If you thought this was a typical blog, you were wrong. I’ve been eating venison (wild deer meat) since I was a baby and I continue to believe that it is the best meat out there (wild, deer are overpopulated, you know all of that is organic and free of hormones/antibiotics). As a paleo dieter for about a year and taco lover since tacos first landed in my mouth, I needed a paleo taco recipe. I had been cheating with soft corn taco shells (and continue to when the need strikes), but one day I decided to change all of that and make my own tortillas.

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My 5 Favorite Kitchen Tools

My diet is insane and has been since I was in high school. Thankfully, I have learned to love cooking and get creative in the kitchen. Sometimes, I just need a quick fix and other times I want to make something awesome from scratch. Luckily, I have some amazing tools to help me. Here are my top 5 favorite kitchen tools:

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So You Want to Go Paleo: 8 Tips to Help You!

You’ve heard so many things about it: Paleo. What does it mean? The fad diet that has real science to back it up as one of the healthiest diets you can go on (keto is arguably the best) is not incredibly easy to manage. Follow some of these tips to help ease the transition:

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Giveaway: Free Tickets to GFAF

Hey all,

As promised, I am giving out free tickets to the GFAF Expo. I’ve decided to follow in the wise footsteps of Funner Runner and give away two sets of one-day tickets to the event so you can go with a friend!

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GFAF 2017

Some of you may be thinking, “What is GFAF?” GFAF stands for the Gluten-Free and Allergen Friendly Expo. The Barefoot Aya has been selected to be an official blogger at the Worcester, MA event on July 22nd and 23rd.

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From Vegan to AIP: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Eat Meat Again


I was never a “good” vegetarian. I would break for special occasions, when traveling, or just to make sure I got the chance to try something special. My ethos was and still is:

Do your best to minimize your contribution to climate change and/or the suffering of animals, but not to the extent that you feel you’re constantly missing out.

Once, while I was following this mostly-veggie mantra, I ate a traditional tamale stuffed with meat. The mother of the guy who I was dating at the time had made them, and they were one of his favorite dishes. Before warming up the tamale for me, this ex-boyfriend made a judgmental remark along the lines of, “You’re going to just forget your morals like that?”

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