Archive for May 2011
Connecting Dots: Fruit is Real Food; Eat It
Hope you all had a great long weekend, as did I. I didn’t read a lick of diet, fitness & health "crap," instead spending most of the time outdoors — in the sun when available — eating well, drinking well, and reading some classic fiction for a change (Heinlein, if you must know). I’ve been……...Read More
Another 100% Raw Vegan Success
I love the emails I get, this one from Heather. Dear dear Richard, I stumbled on your blog about a week ago now, and I spent the next couple of hours reading reading reading, particularly the letters and posts about former vegans (funny how the ex and soon-to-be-ex vegan community has embraced your blog!). I……...Read More
Latest in Paleo Episode 17: The Diet of No-Diet
Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of recording a podcast episode of “Latest in Paleo,” a joint project of Angelo Coppola and the 5by5 network of podcasts. And we had a blast doing it. After hours of post-production work by Angelo to work his magic of making it come off just like a 2-host morning……...Read More
Optimality: A Fool’s Errand?
Well, it would not have been in the Paleolithic …And, I’ll get to that later… Lots of paleo shit brewing now. I’m not going to name or link any of it. It really doesn’t matter and if people want to allude in comments…well, I don’t moderate those unless someone has the audacity to write "fuck,"……...Read More
Speaking Engagement at The 21 Convention
I got an email from Anthony Johnson a while back about speaking at the convention he conceived of at the age of 17, made it real at 18 and now, at 22, has made international. I didn’t immediately accept the invitation. And then, my Googling gave me a bit of pause. Apparently, Anthony and his……...Read More
Hamburger Helper, Paleo Style
One pound of ground grassfed beef, one pound of ground pastured lamb, cooked on medium low with 1/2 onion and clove or two of crushed garlic. Drained the fat, but used a fat separator to retain the juices from the meat. Then it was time to add in about 1/2 cup of beef stock, a can……...Read More
Braised English Cut Beef Short Ribs
I tweeted this pic yesterday as I had just gotten started with the process. Getting Busy In all, there were about 8 1/2 pounds of bone-in short ribs for a bit of a dinner party for eight I put on last night. Recipe was very much like this previous go at it, only I used……...Read More
Is the Paleo Life Way Mere Observational Science?
I typically pass my time driving by listening to podcasts. For the most part, I have listened to Jimmy Moore or Robb Wolf, and now and then, others. I listen to Jimmy mostly because he brings so many interesting folks to the table. On the drive back from our "Climate Change" wakeup call this morning, I listened……...Read More
Sunday Tidbits: Latest in Paleo Podcast, Global Warming and Hot Pockets
~ Wow do I ever like all of the health and fitness podcast guys out there, and have thoroughly enjoyed each and every interview I’ve done. And also, with so much going on lately in Paleoland, everything shiny and new doesn’t always show up on my radar right away; or, if it does, it often takes……...Read More
If I Can’t Eat Grains, Sugar Drinks and Hot Pockets, Then What Can I Eat?
You know what they say — the "critics," that is: "Avoiding entire food groups is a mistake." Hand in hand with such unmitigated balderdash is the blank stare: "then what can I eat?" Here’s a few modest ideas from some of my meals over only the last few weeks or so, here and there. These……...Read More
Another Grain Fed Vegetarian & Vegan, Saved by Grain Free, Gluten Free Paleo
Read Jennifer’s story. Hi Richard, Long time reader…. Mmmmm…veganism! it took me a while to learn the lesson that not eating meat is just a delusional quest for health. As a little girl, my very, very, very favorite food was filet mignon. My dad would actually chop it into tiny bites, deep fry it just……...Read More
7-Day Challenge: Revisiting Paleo on a Budget
Last November, 2010, I put up a post about "Budget Paleo" in response to an email I received. "Have tried to follow the "paleo" lifestyle thing, but having some difficulties, mostly due to budget constraints." That was a pretty popular post, racking up 205 comments from readers, most of whom seemingly finding it very doable……...Read More
Hey, Mothers: Saturated Fat and “Bad” Cholesterol; Off the Hook
So, a happy special day to all you mothers out there. None of us would be here without you. Just a brief note before heading off to visit my own mom and family, and what better gift to you all than to let you know that the decades long scam to implicate saturated fat and……...Read More
About the Advertisements
I get kick out of them when I look at them I also get a kick out of readers who keep bringing up the fact that they go counter to the posts. Some think it’s a "good idea," dripping in sarcasm. I suppose I should take comfort that some percieve my little ‘ol blog as……...Read More
Is LIVESTRONG.COM The Worst Source of Diet and Health Information?
Filed under Diet & Fitness Morons I’m going to begin this post with a quote that should kinda give you a clue as to how this is going to go for Lance Armstrong & Co. Saturated fat, found in animal products and tropical oils, does not dissolve in water. Got it? Okaaaaay…. (my commenters will……...Read More