Welcome to The Primitive Palate! My name is Sarah and I am the 33 year old writer & recipe developer behind this blog. Thanks for visiting! I am starting to think I should have called this blog Things I Cook My Husband For Dinner. That is where I get most of my inspiration. This blog started out Paleo, but has transformed into a ketogenic/low carb recipe blog. I just found that following a Paleo Diet wasn’t for me, I ended up eating tons of fruit and making “Paleo” waffles, cakes and treats. In the end, sugar is sugar and I wasn’t losing any weight. 


In addition to cooking, I love to take pictures and I love to write. Starting a food blog was inevitable for me. This is just a simple way for me to share what I make at home with friends, family and anyone interested in the Low Carb lifestyle.

About Sarah & Alex

We met while Alex was stationed at Fort Eustis in Virginia working as a journalist for the U.S. Army. We actually met through a dating site! I knew the first time that I kissed him, this was the man I was going to marry. I was just finishing up culinary/pastry school and the 3 year apprenticeship I did with the chefs at The Willamsburg Inn & Lodge in historic Colonial Williamsburg. Only after a few months we were engaged, then married and then being stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany!

023Alex is the main reason that I have taken steps to live a healthy and active lifestyle. He has completely transformed himself through diet and exercise and now it’s my turn!


Right now our family includes us, a little guy named Axel & his tiny lady, Rosie.


Rosie, the Chi-Weenie!


Axel, the Shorty-Bull!

Currently Alex is working as a journalist here in Germany. Sarah works as a pastry artist, making custom specialty cakes, wedding cakes and cupcakes (hardest job ever for someone eating healthy!).


So we have officially moved from Germany to North Carolina! Fort Bragg/Fayetteville to be exact! The hubby is now a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne and I couldn’t be more proud of him!

Also, we have a new addition to our family! Little Sebastian! Born in late December❤





11 responses to “About

  1. Hi Sarah!! Thank you so much for stopping by Packing my Suitcase🙂
    Your blog looks amazing and very organised!!
    Your dogs are soooo cute… I have a Gold Retriever, Enzzo😀
    I will look forward to reading your posts!
    Have a great day!

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  3. I’m in love with your recipes, please never stop! OR write a recipe book! lol. Found your site through a LCHF Ketogenic Facebook group, so glad I did.

  4. Hi fellow military wife! Haha! My hubby is in the Navy and stationed at the Baval Weapons Station in Yorktown. It’s fun seeing your post that include places I actally recognize!! Oh and um…I am….ah….addicted to your blog. Just found it this morning and can’t stop reading–total food porn. Love it–keep it coming!!🙂

  5. This blog is beautiful! All the colors…Just starting my low carb/high fat journey. Can’t wait to stalk your recipes!

  6. Stumbled on your blog this week and I’m loving it already! Beautiful photos, amazing recipes, and a realistic approach to a high fat/low carb diet. THANK YOU for sharing your recipes!! So excited to try out your low carb tortillas and “gnocchi”.

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