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The Post Thanksgiving Purge

I survived. Thanksgiving was a crazy, exciting, whirlwind, mostly meat-free*, sugar-bomb of a weekend with my strict vegetarian family. My sister and I made jalapeno poppers and tacos for the kids, with fried chili tofu and grilled veggies aside from the usual beans/cheese/salsa. There was much pie and brownie action. And on my one night … Continue reading

How to Hard-Boil an Egg

Alright, it’s been three weeks. I’m still not sure how long I’m going to continue this whole challenge, but we’re throwing a very non-Paleo cocktail party on July 6, so that *might* be a reasonable day to break it. Then again, I do have a hankering for some ice-cream. And I have access to an … Continue reading

Adventures in Carb Backloading

I’m always up for a good experiment. And during my random browsings, I came upon yet another nutrition idea that could help my strength and conditioning. It’s endorsed by a physicist, so it *has* to work. It’s called carb backloading, and it has received a fair bit of press recently as the new big thing. … Continue reading

Pay The Cost To Be The Boss

A little thought experiment, as I lunch on some non-organic soy-and-grain-fed chicken thighs full of omega-6’s and sip on generic mycotoxin-laden coffee with half-and-half from rBST-treated factory-farmed cows: How much would a perfect diet cost? What if I were willing to pay for the best of everything? I’m not, by the way. A couple caveats: … Continue reading


Let’s take the following assumptions about be to be true: 1. I work out more than the average person. 2. I sleep less than I should. 3. I worry a hell of a lot more than I should. 4. For the amount of exercise I do and the steadfastness of my diet, I’m not seeing the … Continue reading

Paleo Challenge Days 20 and 21: Asthma Data

Day 20 – Friday January 20 Breakfast: 6 hardboiled eggs, spinach, pecans Lunch: coconut manna, lemon artichoke chicken, broccoli with tomato sauce Dinner: Thai chicken curry with broccoli Future baby chickens consumed: 6 (74 total) Sweet potatoes consumed: 0 (17.5 total) Inhaler puffs: 0 (1 in last 7 days) Day 21 – Saturday January 21 … Continue reading

Paleo Challenge Days 13 and 14: Eat Heavy

Friday January 13, 2012 – Day 13 Dinner: savory turkey and leek pie (see below), coconut cream leeks Future baby chickens consumed: 3 (45 total) Sweet potatoes consumed: 0 (10 total) Inhaler puffs: 0 (2 in last 7 days) Saturday January 14, 2012 – Day 14 Snack: pulled pork rib ‘sandwich’ with zucchini pancake ‘bread’ … Continue reading

Paleo Challenge Day 11: Magical Cholesterol

Wednesday January 11, 2012 – Day 11 Lunch: Chicken breast with tomato-mushroom sauce Dinner: Chicken breast with (coconut) cream-of-spinach soup Second Dinner: Roast turkey with squash and sun-dried tomato saute (from Whole Foods) Future baby chickens consumed: 0 (40 total) Sweet potatoes consumed: 0 (8 total) Inhaler puffs: 1 (2 in last 7 days) – … Continue reading

The Vegetarian’s Guide to Paleo and Primal Eating

Monday January 9, 2012 – Day 9 Breakfast: broccoli and Thai red curry chicken Lunch: grilled chicken salad with mixed vegetables Dinner: turnip, bacon, and diced chicken hash Future baby chickens consumed: 0 (40 total) Sweet potatoes consumed: (6 total) Inhaler puffs: 0 (last puff 4 days ago) Tuesday January 10, 2012 – Day 10 … Continue reading

Paleo Challenge Day 0: By The Numbers

After some chocolate and champagne-fueled debauchery last night, I vociferously (and perhaps drunkenly) proclaimed that my midnight toast would be my last indiscretion for an entire month. I’m embarking on my 2nd run with the Paleo Diet, in the hopes of improving my overall health/conditioning a little bit, calming down my asthma/allergies, and maybe slimming … Continue reading