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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. …

What we’re diggin’ – 1/4/18

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Other Recipes to Try: Mexican Chocolate Pots De Crème (Dairy-Free!) Italian Vegetable Soup (Paleo and Whole30) Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Bison Chili   Let’s Talk Science and It’s a Lifestyle: The Best of 2017: Research Insights and Other Breakthroughs – Mark Sisson over at Mark’s Daily Apple compiled a fantastic list of the scientific insights from 2017. It’s a pretty …

Nutrition Does Not Equal Weight Loss

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We are now a couple of days into the New Year and often this time of year people choose to do a “nutrition challenge” or try a new “diet” or just generally want to try approach their life/food in a different way. Because of that I want to talk about something that often gets confused: nutrition and weight loss.   …

Recommit, Don’t Resolve

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“You can’t make a real commitment unless you accept that it is a choice that you make again, and again, and again” — Keeping the Faith   The New Year gives us inspiration to break some bad habits, start some good ones and strive to be better versions of ourselves. All of these are fantastic goals. But I think we …

What we’re diggin’ – 12/7/17

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Other Recipes to Try: Hasselback Butternut Squash Warm Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Asian Citrus Dressing Nut-Free Egg-Free Pie Crust   Let’s Talk Science: Kale vs. Cow: The Case for Better Meat – I have a request, please consider supporting this project, even if it’s only a few bucks. There have been so many documentaries over the years – most recently …

Eat Before You Go

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One of my favorite “tricks” for making sure that I prioritize and eat nutrient dense foods during the Holidays, when there are lots of parties and temptation, is to eat before I go (I actually use this “trick” year-round whenever I’ve been invited to an event that I know will include foods and drinks that won’t be a smart choice …

What we’re diggin’ – 11/30/17

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Other Recipes to Try: Gingerbread Spiced Pecans Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup – if you can handle a little dairy than this recipe is great as it uses real cream and butter; but if you can’t handle dairy then you’ll want to skip this one. Sweet Potato Custard – this recipe calls for a little milk, but it has lots …