What we’re diggin’ – 3/1/18

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Other Recipes to Try: Springtime Paleo Irish Stew and Grilled Shrimp Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (it’s coming up on March 17!) Clams in Creamy Mustard Broth Paleo Punjabi-Style Carrot Pudding   Let’s Talk Science: Article to check out: Was there ever really a “sugar conspiracy”? – “Our analysis illustrates how conspiratorial narratives in science can distort the past in …

Spring Refocus

Around this time of year, I always start to get a little antsy – I guess it’s that “spring cleaning” vibe.   I want to clean out my clothes, my piles of papers that always seem to accumulate no matter what I do, and any unnecessary things in my life. I’m not always that successful, I seem to be able …

What we’re diggin’ – 2/22/18

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Other Recipes to Try: Portobello and Spinach Breakfast Hash Deconstructed Samosa (Spiced Keema) Apple Arugula Walnut Salad w/ Rosemary Vinaigrette   Let’s Talk Science: Statistical review of US macronutrient consumption data, 1965–2011: Americans have been following dietary guidelines, coincident with the rise in obesity – According to the best data we have, in 1968 Americans consumed 45% of their calories …

What we’re diggin’ – 2/1/18

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Other Recipes to Try: Tamari and Kombu Soft-Boiled Eggs Balanced Breakfast Egg Cups Melissa’s Chicken Hash   Let’s Talk Science: What the Industry Knew About Sugar’s Health Effects, But Didn’t Tell Us – Over the last couple of years it has come to light that the sugar industry had a much larger hand in shaping dietary guidelines in the US …

Pantry Essentials: Marinara Sauce

Cooking with real, whole foods most often means cooking with fresh ingredients, but it is also good to have some quality pantry ingredients. Utilizing some pre-made pantry ingredients can seriously expedite the meal making process.   One of my favorite “products” to have on hand is a high quality marinara sauce. I will often add it to browned ground meat …

What we’re diggin’ – 1/25/18

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Other Recipes to Try: Whole Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Sausages and Radicchio Weeknight Winter Salad   It’s a Lifestyle: Just for Fun – I love this silly little article from the Kitchn about some of the weird things their staff used to eat as kids. And it begs the question What’s the Weirdest Thing You Used to Eat as a Kid? …

Buy Pre-Cut Veggies!

When people first want to start incorporating more nutrient dense foods in their diet I often hear something about how it’s not convenient or they just don’t have time. Part of that is a matter of priorities and needing to re-orient how someone approaches food. Another part of that is that just not knowing the tricks to make it easier. …

What we’re diggin’ – 1/18/18

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Other Recipes to Try: Creamy Cauliflower Shrimp Chowder Absurdly Addictive Asparagus Bang Bang Scallops   Let’s Talk Science: Top Science Journal Rebukes Harvard’s Top Nutritionist – There are a lot of voices in nutrition science and for the most part they are trying to provide advice in order to help. But sometimes the actual message is flawed. People get so …

Roasting Vegetables 101

  Roasting is my go-to method for cooking veggies for several reasons – pretty much every veggie tastes better roasted, this is just fact; for the cooking novice, it’s relatively fool proof; and it doesn’t require a lot of “baby-sitting,” set it and go do something else.   Once you understand the basics of roasting you can adjust it for …

9 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Paleo

1. Famed WWE Wrestler “Mr. Paleo” – Though it was largely kept secret at the time, we now know that professional wrestler “Mr. Paleo”—who regularly disrupted matches to discuss his favorite healthy, nutrient-dense foods—was in fact pretty into paleo! In hindsight, it makes sense: who has time for calorie counting when you’re battling it out in a steel cage? 2. …