Herbed, Oranged, and Roasted Chicken

Yes, I did just make ‘orange’ into a verb. This is a very yummy way to prepare a whole chicken – I love the interplay of fresh citrus flavors and herbs. The crispy roasted skin was so amazing I absolutely devoured it – Nick had to rush to the table to get his share, which is not typical. We had no leftovers at all after this dinner. Yes, the two of us polished off a five-pound chicken. Continue reading

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No-Brainer Paleo Monday: Beefy Zucchini Skillet

I was honestly in the mood for zucchini the other night – no camouflage required – so I whipped up this no-brainer one-skillet dinner that showcases the flavors of zucchini and tomatoes from our garden, and ground beef from our steer yard. Simple, easy, filling, and delicious. Continue reading

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Diet, Acne, and n=1 Experimentation

I found an interesting blog post the other day over at Seth’s blog about the perverse incentives of the modern healthcare system to let people get sick. It provides expensive treatments for symptoms while failing to investigate the underlying causes. If we understood the underlying causes of acne, for example, prevention would be easy, and expensive doctor visits and pharmaceutical treatments unnecessary. Continue reading

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Fitness Friday for 2 September

I am now 34 weeks along in my pregnancy, and this past week the following realization has hit me hard: I have a decreased lung capacity. My baby is growing big and strong, and he is pressing up on my diaphragm, making it significantly more difficult for me to take a deep breath. My normal metabolic conditioning workouts are harder, not because I am feeling any weaker, but because I cannot catch my breath. So I have decided to switch things up a bit, and work as well as I can within my new limitations. This means, for me, a lot more greasing the groove and lifting slightly heavier weights, but without regard to speed – Continue reading

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In Defense of Lard

Conventional dietary wisdom and the propaganda of the USDA teach that we are to eat a low-fat diet, and that when we do eat fat, it should be unsaturated. According to the diet dictocrats, saturated fat is very, very dangerous. We ought to curtail it severely, for it just might kill us faster than drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, right?

I obviously have not been swayed by the propaganda campaign, and continue to consume lots of healthy animal fats.

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4-Ingredient Savory Paleo Zucchini Muffins

I was inspired to create a zucchini muffin recipe because I have been struggling to use up the growing pile of summer squash sitting in my kitchen. I have already made zucchini cakes and zucchini boats, but I was looking for a recipe that did a better job of camouflaging the zucchini. These are a great way to use up zucchini, but they do not actually taste like zucchini. Hooray for stealth veggies . . . the method adds a bit Continue reading

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Paleo Egg Foo Yung

This dish is a great way to use up any leftover meat that you might have hanging around in your fridge – chicken, shrimp, pork, beef – all of it works. It is also a great way to beat egg exhaustion. If you are the type of person who gets tired of eating eggs all the time. I am not that type of person. I gleefully devour them every morning for breakfast, unless of course we are out, which is a tragic and thankfully rare occurrence. But egg foo yung is a tasty and novel way to incorporate eggs into any meal of the day. The leftover meat gives these Continue reading

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