Meet Our Team - The Byrd House Paleo Sous Chefs

Our team of sous-chefs includes all of our children. They are always on the lookout for the next great Paleo recipe. Our sous-chefs continuously search the web for articles, news and research that have an impact on healthy eating and dieting. We pass it along to you to help you develop a healthy Paleo lifestyle.

Jake

Jake

The Cookie Monster

Our team member Jake is always ready to pitch in – as long as the result is tasty!

Amanda & David

Amanda & David

Sous-Chefs

Our epicures and restaurant reviewers galore!

John Bryars

John Bryars

Sous-Chefs

Our globe trotting Epicurean!

Sherer & JP

Sherer & JP

Sous-Chefs

Our chief of culinary research – on the lookout for the latest nutritional info!

Our Newest Team Member

Our Newest Team Member

Sous-Chefs

Deep in thought about culinary delights!

Mel Jay & Jake

Mel Jay & Jake

Sous-Chefs

Always searching for the latest, greatest egg free, dairy-free, gluten-free delights!

Buddy

Buddy

Taste Testing

Ever-present bon vivant – at ready for tasty crumbs!

Our Occasional Taste Testing Team - Bear, Bruin & Buddy

Buddy, our British Cream Retriever,  and cousins Bear, Amanda’s Golden, and Bruin, Sherer’s German Short Hair, are our ultimate taste testers!

What “Paleo” Lifestyle Means to our Sous-Chefs

Don’t just take it from us, let our sous-chefs do the talking!

“Paleo is a way of life I never thought I’d be able to embrace. I hardly have time to cook, and eating out has become an almost daily routine. However, even with limited time and tight budget, I can still make Paleo work for my busy lifestyle. The concept is simple – no grains, no sweets…nothing that isn’t “primal”. Even if it means picking up a rotisserie chicken, or ordering a salad while I’m out – these are the food choices that align with the Paleo way of life. So to me, Paleo means I can enjoy a surprisingly wide range of meals, guilt-free, and take care of my body in the process at the same time…a literal win-win!”

John Bryars & his French Au Pair Assistants

Buddy says Paleo means “sausages” to eat. Bear is OK with that, too!
“For me paleo is incorporating a lifestyle that allows you to function at a higher level. It incorporates an anti-inflamatory diet, quality sleep, stress management, exercise, positive social interaction, and spirituality. If one aspect of the lifestyle suffers, so do the rest. If you aren’t getting good quality sleep, your diet alone won’t be enough. If you are exercising, but have a crappy diet, your body will still be inflamed. It is challenging in our modern world of constant screen time, abundant poor food choices, modern stress levels, and constant “go” work mentality to achieve the ideal balance. I’m constantly re-evaluating our families’ priorities to follow a paleo lifestyle. Melane & Jay

Bruin agrees with Buddy, “Sausages for everybody!”

“For us Paleo is the way we prefer to “taste” the world. David and I enjoy foods from various cultures and eating Paleo gives us an opportunity to be healthy while doing so. We read about sustainable farming, dissect cook books, visit local and craft eateries, host potlucks and eat most anything; all in the pursuit to have a deeper knowledge about our food. We may not be the most traditional Paleo enthusiasts (we love our dairy and occasional hamburger with the bun) but Paleo is our ideal.”

Amanda & David

“The paleo diet is primarily an anti-inflammatory diet. Many of our major modern diseases are linked to inappropriate, sustained sub-clinical levels of inflammation, or as Dr. Barry Sears says, “silent inflammation”. This inflammation in brought on by diet and lifestyle and mitigated by those same factors. We strive to eat well and want to enjoy life, which also includes the joy of cooking and, more importantly, the joy of eating! We don’t follow a strict paleo diet but have gleaned a way of living and eating from many of our favorite paleo/primal guru’s, like Chris Kresser, Mark Sisson, and the folks at the Whole9. We have found satisfaction, peace of mind, and good health in this way of eating and hope you do as well. Sherer & JP

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