Help Me Get On Chopped!

Happy Saturday, lovely blog readers!

Some of you may already know that I’ve been a bit obsessed with getting on The Food Network show Chopped. If you haven’t seen it, the premise is this: 4 chefs compete to make impressive dishes from the mystery basket ingredients they’re given. Each round, one chef is “chopped” until there is only one standing. The winner wins $10,000 and the title of Chopped Champion. While the prize money would be great to put into the Zenbelly Kitchen fund, I really want to get on Chopped to represent the paleo community, and show the world that people who choose a paleo or grain-free lifestyle eat truly incredible food. It’s time we do away with the belief that eating this way is restrictive or missing something.

I know that I would be a great competitor on this show, and have a lot of experience making delicious dishes out of seemingly impossible ingredients. In fact, it’s pretty much my specialty!

Since Chopped receives a lot of applications, I’m asking for your help in getting their attention: I’ve started a Facebook page, and would love if you could take a second and go “like” it, and share it with your friends if you feel so inclined. The more people who like the page, the more clear the message that we want to see some paleo representation on Chopped!

Thanks in advance, everyone. And I can’t tell you how humbled I am that you visit this blog and try my recipes. I appreciate every one of you!


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    • Thanks Susan! It’s not a paleo show, so at least one of the ingredients will be not paleo. I’m okay cooking non-paleo ingredients from the mystery basket (because it’s required) but will try to make the finished dish as paleo / grainfree as possible. Just being on the show will be good exposure for this lifestyle, because they give background on each chef, and there are segments when the chefs talk about their point of view. I have, however, added a note in my application that they should really have a gluten-free episode!

  1. We are fans of Chopped as well. I would love to see a local chef represent Paleo. So many people are eating Paleo these days. …But I would say that an equal amount of people don’t understand the philosophy and turn their noses up at it saying it’s just another fad. I know it would be a huge success. Wishing you the best of luck.

    • Thanks Kym! I agree, but I can’t say I blame people, since there ARE so many fad diets coming from every direction. People have given up trying to differentiate, I think… I’m hoping that by being on the show, I can help educate people that it’s not a fad, it’s just about eating real food!