Podcast Episode #134 with Bill and Hayley Staley of Primal Palate


Episode 134


In Episode #134 Ari speaks with Bill and Hayley Staley of Primal Palate, the web’s leading source for innovative thinking when it comes to building a lifestyle on the Paleo diet. During this week’s episode, the Staley’s share the story behind the foundation of Primal Palate, as well as why they believe so strongly in their system.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

23:03 – Introduction of Bill and Hayley Staley, the founders and creators of Primal Palate 23:50 – The origins of Primal Palate 25:12 – Gather: The Art of Paleo Entertaining 29:12 – The one Paleo desert recipe Bill and Hayley are most proud of?—A tie between their cookies and carrot cake 31:45 – Is there a place for grains and dairy within a healthy diet? 32:00 – The truth is, there is no “one size fits all” approach to eating 33:20 – Obtaining the texture of “crunch” within a dedicated Paleo diet 33:49 – Frankly, it’s one of the biggest challenges of the Paleo lifestyle 36:15 – Perfect sweet potato chips as hacked by Bill Staley, relies on thin slicing and cooking in oil between 270-280 degrees Fahrenheit 37:24 – Try the Primal Palate ginger snaps! 37:50 – Bill is generally into food projects; he’s working on a video series with his good friend Sean 39:00 – Potato vodka isn’t the only Paleo option; there’s also vodka distilled from grapes and blueberries 40:15 – Talking about the new book: Make it Paleo II 40:30 – Feature Hayley’s sister, a professionally trained sushi chef 43:20 – Bill and Hayley don’t try and push Paleo on anyone—they try to lead by example 44:54 – Bill and Hayley’s Top 3 Tips to Be More Effective: 45:19 – Get a good night’s sleep 45:46 – Study a craft 46:14 – Come from a place of sincerity and love 47:09 – Find a way to unplug 47:45 – Don’t look at your phone first thing in the morning 48:02 – Find a way to take care of your emotional health 49:17 – Eat lots of colorful vegetables 50:15 – PrimalPalate.com

7 Key Points:

1. There is no “one size fits all” diet; dieting needs to be customized to the specific body. 2. Deli-thin slices and a cooking temperature of 270-280 degrees Fahrenheit are the two keys to an unforgettably awesome sweet potato chip. 3. Live life with sincerity and love; get the negative out of the equation. 4. Take care of your physical and emotional health. 5. Study a craft, practice a craft and then repeat—never abandon the pursuit of perfection. 6. A good night’s sleep is paramount to optimal performance. 7. Don’t go for the hard sell; practice what you believe and lead by example.

Resources Mentioned:

-Spedify – PC or Mac App that combines various IP sources to create a super-fast connection -Cold Turkey – An app that temporarily blocks all social media websites, etc. for distraction free working -You & Me – A service that helps people get creative with their date-making -7 Secrets Top Athletes Can Teach You – An article from Barking Up the Wrong Tree that Ari loves for its real-life applications -Organizing Life with Trello – LifeHacker article talking about the budding popularity of Trello as an organizational and planning tool -Pakible – Company that creates customized packaging -Gluten Sensitivity versus Placebo – An article from Nate Silver’s blog discussing the growing prevalence of gluten intolerance in America -Cultural Concepts NOT in the US – Article from the Mother Nature Network talking about international cultural concepts that do not exist in the United States -FluidStance – Indiegogo campaign for a device that helps people improve their stance and posture while working at a standing desk


Music and Audio Editing provided by Felix Bird Show Notes provided by Mike Rossi