Big Salad; with Tuna & Blueberries

Every now and then I get real hungry for a big salad with either grilled chicken or tuna on it. Last night was just such a night. Other than getting tuna fresh, which I sometimes do and usually sear it, this is the only canned tuna I ever eat: High Seas Tuna. It’s all surface, line caught, young tuna. No water or oil. Hand packed, cooked and sealed once. Makes it’s own juice, you never…Read More

Stop the Madness: Vegans Keep Killing Their Kids

A Juxtaposition: The spotting of a nutritionally fraudulent counterfeit Last evening I was contemplating yet another post on the nutritional inadequacy of a vegan diet, particularly a raw vegan diet and even more particularly: a raw, fruitarian vegan diet. As you know, there’s an upcoming debate with just such a fruitarian vegan, Harley Johnstone, AKA Durianrider, and it will be hosted by Steven Prussack of Raw Vegan Radio. While I haven’t received a firm date…Read More

Eat Eggs & Red Meat; Shed Pounds Easily and Improve Health & Fitness

Food porn and reader results together at last… Do you have any real idea how easy it is for almost anyone to lose significant weight and improve their health, fitness and well being at the same time — all without ever going hungry unless desired? (And as many know from good-eating experience, sometimes you feel like a break after eating so much delicious food day in, day out.) Take for example, one of the easiest…Read More

Keeping the Ideal of the Human Animal Alive: Perez Prado, Voodoo Suite

While I catch up on some productive writing for "the projects," here’s something to hopefully brighten your Friday. This is from the 1956 film Cha Cha Boom with Perez Prado playing himself. The music, Voodoo Suite, is the entire first side of the album by the same name and while the sample below is only 6:35 the original runs 23 minutes. It’s awesome. I have it in my collection. Of course, half of that would…Read More

Bits & Pieces: Life in the Human Zoo

Well this was bound to happen eventually Over the last couple of days I was, at first, dumbfounded and then at once, on a mission;  and then idle. I had decided to post about a certain "new thing" where instead of snorting cocaine — "the other white powder" — one "uses" white sugar and…it’s all the latest rage. Well, at least it is in the niche community where being 180 degrees different is defined as…Read More

PhD Med School Biology Researcher Goes Paleo: Racks up 70 Pound Weight Loss; Gets Hot

Mel, a PhD Biologist, emails in from her med school research lab at a major university. Dear Mr. Nikoley, I know you are a busy guy, so I will keep this e-mail to the point and try not to waste your time. I am another reader of your blog that appreciates your unorthodox approach to sharing insight about the paleo lifestyle. About six months ago I was first introduced to the low carb/paleo movement while…Read More

Vegans and Cry Babies

A Sunday afternoon Quick Hit Why a steak for pregnant mothers could stop babies crying Mothers-to-be who boost their intake of a vitamin found in steak during the first three months of pregnancy are up to eight times more likely to have babies who cry less, researchers suggest. … Now the latest findings by researchers suggest pregnant women who consume only low levels of B12 may have babies whose nervous systems have not fully developed.…Read More

Idle Sunday Afternoon Meanderings

I think that the older one gets, the weirder it can be when weird things suddenly pop into your mind for no apparent reason, and that you haven’t thought about for years, even decades. Well, I can’t even remember the last time I thought about this film from 1965/6 that my parents saw at a drive in. I was only 5 years old at the time, but still recall certain scenes clearly. I suspect they…Read More

Sunday Rock: Lou Reed, Live in Paris, 1974

Tune in tomorrow morning for the inspiring story of how a biology researcher at a major university medical school went Paleo and got herself some impressive results. Dramatic photos included. In the meantime, from the 1974 album "Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal" is the opening track, Intro / Sweet Jane, performed live in Paris. Enjoy, if you dare.... This content is for Annual Subscription and Monthly Subscription members only and is a preview. Login or Join…Read More

Motivation to Have a Big-Ass Steak This Weekend

When I picked up my CSA package from the Marin Sun Farms drop-point on Wednesday (five minutes from my house), I noticed that there were two T-bone steaks included. And that they were massive. One clocked in at 1.2 and the other, a whopping 1.6 pounds, about 25.5 ounces. I might have put them in the box freezer and waited for the weekend to grill them, but the vacuum packing on one of them had…Read More

Two Porkers: Sous Vide and an Original Green Curry Recipe

Every now and then I get a comment on one of my Food Porn posts: "Have you done anything Sous Vide lately?" Nope; not in a while, at least. Until two nights ago. Now, while the Sous-Vide Supreme is indeed a wonderful device, I just got out of the habit while firing up the grill last summer; then a move in September and not having taken the time to figure how I was going to…Read More

My Evil Paleo Plot Comes to Full Fruition

I lied. See, back last week when I posted about my most recent podcast interview (My Podcast Interview at Paleo Weekly: My Evil Plot, Revealed), I didn’t really reveal the whole Evil Plot in that podcast. That was just to make you think I did so you’d consider listening. Sure, I spent a lot of time explaining the evils of letting comments post unmoderated and why I’d do such a thing, when so many out…Read More

The MovNat Before & After Skills Videos

For those new here, or who didn’t notice before, I attended a 5-day MovNat workshop last summer at beautiful Summersville Lake, West Virginia. I blogged extensively about the experience (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5). Basically: We ate pretty pure Paleo and moved around a lot in a natural setting, hiked the trails, swam in the lake — we picked and ate wild berries. Dinner of Grilled Beef, Veggies &…Read More

2011 Paleo Community Survey

Some weeks back I was contacted by longtime reader and commenter David Csonka, who also operates a fine blog over at Naturally Engineered. He had an idea to create a survey for paleo folks to participate in so that all in the Paleo community might gain insights into what the allure is and perhaps, how best to promote and grow the movement. And once you go over and take the survey, I’m sure you’ll begin…Read More

How the Paleo Diet Works

OK, well, one way it works (Animals were harmed in the making of this picture)  Carnage But just how big are they? Really big Really really big Here’s a one minute video showing a glimpse of my process, what else is on the menu, and the mountain setting Cooking Dinner from Richard Nikoley on Vimeo. Here’s how it tuned out, without the 3-green salad pictured Steak and Mash Shameful to admit, but I did not…Read More

The Elephant in the Evolutionary Room

Yea, we’re such pristine, evolved frugivores. Don’t know about you, but that looks to me like a highly evolved skill (what balls growing supplement they’re taking, I don’t know). Note the ages of those men. Here’s what I see after numerous viewings: an elder who has done this dozens of times and two young’ns, learning the ropes, to eventually be passed down. I sent this video out to some friends & family and one of…Read More

A Simple and Modest Suicide Meal, The Vegan Menace, Pain and Redemption

Want a dose of insanity? Probably not, but if you’re feeling masochistic today (and since you eat meat, well, there you go right there — masochistic and suicidal all in one) go read through the comments here. Mind you, I do this only under the strict warning that doing so could be hazardous to your mental health. The vegan Menace is an interesting sort in that their claims vary from vegan to vegan, and they…Read More

Fat Head: The Full Documentary, Now Free on Hulu

I’ve blogged about Tom Naughton’s film Fat Head a few times in the past and of course, you can still get the DVD at Amazon. And at Tom’s site for the film, you can watch a number of short clips. Or, what the hell, you can just watch the whole thing for free at Hulu.com. I bring this up now, well, because in the natural order of things, readers come and go and I can’t…Read More