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Cristina Curp

Cristina Curp


Website: thecastawaykitchen.com

Instagram: @thecastawaykitchen

Favorite Tailgating Dip Recipe: Briny Bacon Dip

About Cristina

Hello! I’m Cristina Maria Curp, Cuban-American, mother, wife, eater and dreamer. The chef and creator of the Castaway Kitchen, a blog where I share my recipes, health journey and adventures in Hawai’i (or wherever I am living).  I have been able to heal my body and greatly improve my quality of life through diet. Paleo has helped me achieve a level of remission with my autoimmune diseases that I never thought possible. This is where my passion for paleo comes from.

Food, creating and cooking has always been a love of mine, but being able to heal through food changed my perspective on diet forever.I’m always quick to answer a question, reply to comments and emails. I like to be there for you all as the online paleo community was there for me during my healing process.

I was born in Miami to Cuban immigrants, my parent’s lives have been difficult, they suffered more than most before they were teenagers. It often seems as if their past, living in a communist country, being persecuted, fleeing in boats, starting from nothing, happened to other people. My parents are the most loving, hardworking and honest humans I have ever met. My childhood was that of dreams and fairy tales. So much love, amazing family adventures, and an abundance of good food. A lot of food.

A family of avid cooks and maternal figures that dote on their loved ones, usually by feeding them. Cooking is in my blood. My father owns a butcher shop and my mother a farm to table café. As school children, my sister and I were those kids that took giant thermos with picadilloand rice for lunch. Ana, my mother was and still is unwavering in her commitment to nourish her family, and everyone else. Famous for her delicious meals, our house was always brimming with guests relishing large vibrant salads and grilled meats. This is where my love of food was born, where I first learned to cook; an eat-in kitchen with a red ceramic sink and a table full of friends and family.

Briny Bacon Dip

Briny Bacon Dip

Hello! I’m Cristina Maria Curp, Cuban-American, mother, wife, eater, and dreamer. The chef and creator of the Castaway Kitchen, a blog where I share my recipes, health journey, and adventures in Hawaii (or wherever I am living). I have been able to heal my body and greatly improve my quality of life through diet. Paleo has helped me achieve a level of remission with my autoimmune diseases that I never thought possible. This is where my passion for paleo comes from.

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Sweet Potato Ranch Dip with Bacon

Sweet Potato Ranch Dip with Bacon

Oh heeey, I’m Dana. A 20-something, fun-sized cross-fitter, yogi and food lover who loves to make people laugh (mostly at me). I’m a Nutritionist, Integrative Health Coach, and Entrepreneur, teaching you how to heal and thrive with real food and a paleo lifestyle, one delicious meal at a time.

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Bailey’s Best Bacon Dip

Bailey’s Best Bacon Dip

Former 300-pound chip eatin’ couch potato. Current Paleo goddess. Just kidding. No, but I have found my passion for health, cooking and finally living like I mean it, all while dropping over 120 pounds naturally. When I’m not working 12 hour overnight shifts at the hospital or whippin’ up something delicious (AND easy!), I’m outside with an iced coffee in one hand and my dog’s leash in the other. I’m so happy you came here to hang out with us!

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Bacon Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

Bacon Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

Welcome! I’m Alex, the foodie behind The Defined Dish. I grew up in the small town of Celina, Texas and now live in Dallas where I have started a little family with my wonderful husband, Clayton. I am a stay at home momma of two little girls, Sutton and Winnie, who keep me super busy every day and bring me more joy than words can say. When I am not chasing or cleaning up after them, I am in the kitchen cooking because seriously, I love food!

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Primal Radish Bites

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I dip, you dip, we dip… without guilt, courtesy of Primal Kitchen Mayo and Pederson’s Farms Fully Cooked Bacon. We’ve gathered some of our favorite items and created dip that will make everyone want to dip with us, hence the “I dip, you dip, we dip.”

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