Paleo Pete or Paul?

The Paleo Notwithit Way.

With all the fuss over that Paleo cookbook Bubba Yum Yum..  I thought it was my duty to see why Pan Macmillan  backed off from publishing it,  only for author, celebrity chef Pete Evans to release it himself digitally.

Sure a few recipes for kids and bubs the Paleo way gives parents an option for an alternative but the concern was that the bone broth formula   “could cause “permanent damage” or kill infants due to its high salt and Vitamin A content.” 

So I interviewed Paleo himself….

Here’s a transcript of the interview.

Tamzen Temple:  Great to meet you Mr Paul Leo.

Paleo:  It’s Paleo.   Not Paul… Leo..

Tamzen Temple:  Is that like Madonna, like one name?

Paleo: No not like her… well yes it is just one word but she does the macrobiotic diet and I’m nothing like that.

Tamzen Temple:  What’s a macrobiotic diet?

Paleo:  It’s a lot of Japanese type food. Seaweed, miso soup, brown rice.

Tamzen Temple:  Hey I wonder…. were there Japanese cavemen?

Paleo:  Most probably.

Tamzen Temple: So I suppose a Palaeolithic diet would vary depending where you lived.  Like if you had a cave near the beach and saw some seaweed, you might just munch on that.

Paleo:  Are you really that ridiculous?

Tamzen Temple:  How so?

Paleo:  I am based on what people ate during the Palaeolithic times.  Now that mainly consists of lean meats, nuts and berries.

Tamzen Temple: Yes I have Wikied you and know what you’re about.  My main concern is those on it now;  those caught up in another diet fad, just don’t get that people of that time only lived an average age of 35 years… Is that because of the diet or did the dinosaurs eat them?

Paleo: Next question please.. and make it slightly intelligent please.  This is a very serious issue at the moment with the whole Pete Evans cookbook deal gone sour.

Tamzen Temple:  Yeahhhhh.. You know he could’ve saved himself a whole lot of trouble if he didn’t involve the DIY of baby formula with liver and bone broth…. I have heard that breast is best… I reckon even the cavemen would agree with that…

Paleo: Yes and I’m sure they would but this is an alternative formula for the little ones.

Tamzen Temple: Yeah right, sure, whatever… Now my friend Marlon is a time traveller and he went back to the dinosaur age  time specifically for me and he has photographic proof that very few people back then had blue eyes and none had the crystal clear piercing blue eyes of Pete Evans which draw me to only one conclusion.

Paleo:  And what would that stupid conclusion be?

Tamzen Temple:  Aliens…. If you think about it aliens have big sky eyes… they are almost flawless in their complexion.. Like Pete, they are slightly rigid in their movements and … sky blue  eyes…  all that hovering in the atmosphere…

Paleo: If  I had have known you were this brainless I would never have agreed to this interview.

Tamzen Temple:  Ummm some may say brainless but many say brilliant in exposing the truth.

Paleo: Just get on with it.. You have five minutes of my time left.

Tamzen Temple:  Oh and that Atkins… I mean I’m part Italian so I actually have spaghetti veins with rich, red wine saucy blood flowing through … Atkins is not an option for me because I seriously need carbs and geezzz.. Look at Sophia Loren.. If that is what a good spag bol does then I’m on it every day of the week.  Actually I would not be surprised if she drank olive oil in a champagne glass.. I mean that skin… that flawless complexion… I am so starting that Mediterranean diet…

Paleo: Yes she is gorgeous.  All I know though is that fur and fire seems to be the key.. It is instinct for us to be like cavemen.  To hunt and gather and all was ruined once farmed animals and processed foods came about.

Tamzen Temple:  It does make me wonder, based your whole diet, why did God or the aliens give us cows because correct me if I’m wrong, dairy is on the outer with you.  Maybe the cows are here for a greater purpose…. It really makes you think about the creation of life, doesn’t it?

Paleo:  I’d rather not think about anything you have said Tamzen Temple….

So that was it.  Paul Leo, or Paleo as I came to know him left as quick as he entered.  Like a fad for the moment that will return, he walked straight out of the Temple rambling about finding firewood and skinning a cow for his winter coat.

Oh just eat and diet as you want.  Finding a diet that suits you is great and if the Paleo way is it, that’s awesome.   I just find it incredibly disturbing that the cookbook in question is willing to take risks with a child/baby’s health with DIY mulched up liver made formula.

Allow them to eat a balanced diet and like any extreme religion, diet or cause…do what you want, follow whatever God or alien you please but if it’s extreme or a cult, leave the kids out of it.

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21 Comments
  • Sam
    March 23, 2015

    Loved this post, made me laugh, was good to read something using a bit of humour!

    • Tamzen Temple
      March 23, 2015

      Thank you Sam.. I find it incredibly difficult to be serious… All those diets.. I’m against diets, mainly because I have no will power and love pancakes. 🙂

  • Ronnie Peace
    March 24, 2015

    Hungry for knowledge. This article ticks all the boxes for me! Aliens! Time travel! And the male-chauvinistic pigs favourite icing on the cake; mmm, Breasts!

    You know babies ARE aliens, right?

    • Tamzen Temple
      March 24, 2015

      I am certain babies are aliens… when they arrive all they do is stare up to the light…. and they don’t want to eat our food instead they eat only human milk until they have conformed to our wild food ways of Vegemite sandwiches and mashed potatoes..Glad to have filled your brain with my brilliant knowledge.

  • Gael - The Vinyl Edition
    March 24, 2015

    You are a funny girl!
    Glad you were able to sort Mr Paleo out.

    • Tamzen Temple
      March 24, 2015

      This was totes serious Gael … I think… Well except for the cow bit.. Are they here to rule the world??? Xx

  • Domenica
    March 24, 2015

    Hehehe… did the dinosaurs eat them?! Love it!

    • Tamzen Temple
      March 24, 2015

      And does this means the dinosaurs were on the Paleo diet? I cover only the serious issues others just miss…

  • Pinky Poinker
    March 27, 2015

    Bahahaha! I heard the above mentioned person described as a ‘creepy celebrity cook’ the other night on the telly and thought how apt a description it was. I must admit although I breast fed all my kids my third born’s first food at 6 months was a hunk of steak straight off the barbecue which he gnawed on for about two hours until he’d sucked out any skerrick of juice. He’s still a big meat eater at 22. He’s a bit of a caveman type too.

    • Tamzen Temple
      March 27, 2015

      Yes but that’s ok because you did it… And a broth is highly concentrated.. The whole broth thingy comes with a warning to consult doctor before use….. There’s a lot of people that follow without research and wouldn’t seek the right advice. I’m picturing bam bam from the flintstones for your little one ..

  • Sarah Mac
    March 27, 2015

    The whole thing actually made perfect sense to me – that should probably worry me … and anyone who think liver counts as food deserves to be eaten by dinosaurs!

    • Tamzen Temple
      March 27, 2015

      I just think we need more fudge.. Yes I agree that we can live like cavemen and sure forgo processed foods but surely cow’s milk, surely grains aren’t do bad… I really don’t care in the end as long as the kids and bubs are safe. Thanks for visiting the Temple 🙂

  • Fluffy
    March 28, 2015

    I’m thinking of starting a fad known as the ‘7 Day Champagne Cleanse’ – I won’t be recommending it for anyone under the age of 18 (or what ever the legal is where ever my soon-to-be-fad-followers are). I’m trialling it as we speak. x

    • Tamzen Temple
      March 28, 2015

      I never follow fad diets but this one seems to be well researched. I’m so glad you informed me of this and will heading to your site regularly to get the drink plan…. We could take before and after pics… I can see the after pics now… Smudged eyeliner, plenty of smiles and a few blurry eyes.. He he ha ha 🙂

      • Fluffy
        March 28, 2015

        Haha this sounds like a challenge I have to follow through on – stay tuned. I am going to make the most of my staycation to edit our ‘champagne cocktails’ page accordingly 😉

  • Tegan
    March 29, 2015

    Love it! Paleo kind of misses the whole point of the diet of that era, people ate what what in their immediate area. I live in the Beef Capital of Australia so I’m good for juicy steaks..too bad for all of those fruit areas though 😉

    • Tamzen Temple
      March 29, 2015

      I love a great steak for sure… There’s a fish and chip shop in my immediate area…. And a pancake parlour. I’m sure the cavemen would evolve to this… Oh they did!! Anywho… Like I said … The only sure thing is the aliens.. None of what I just wrote makes sense but neither does an OD of vitamin A to bubs… BTW i loved your WTF post. That whole bleach thing!!! Insanity on another level. Xx

  • Natalie @ Our Parallel Connection
    March 29, 2015

    Where does your crazy mind come up with this stuff… I need to wear a tena lady reading your stuff…

    • Tamzen Temple
      March 29, 2015

      Ha ha just the thought of that!!! Teena!!! I’m usually drunk with a mix of bone broth and champagne with pure vodka when I write. So it’s the excessive levels of vitamin A and booze that allows me to write the Paleo way.

  • Cheryl
    March 31, 2015

    Loved this post! And sooo serious! Made my afternoon actually 🙂 thank you .oxox

    • Tamzen Temple
      March 31, 2015

      Oh thank you. You just made mine rather blissful with your lovely words. 🙂

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