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« on: June 04, 2013, 11:05:55 AM »
Here's an interesting read from Scientific American. It is largely critical of the Paleo diet:http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-paleo-diet-half-baked-how-hunter-gatherer-really-eat
In particular I take issue with one passage. In the 7th paraagraph, it says:
"it prohibits any kind of food unavailable to stone age hunter–gatherers, including dairy rich in calcium, grains replete with fiber, and vitamins and legumes packed with protein."
The problem is that leafy greens are a much better source of fiber than grains, and meat is better source of protein than legumes. This argument is incongruent. It's akin to saying: "the problem with bluegrass music is that it contains hardly any electric keyboard which is an excellent instrument for creating lead melodies".
Nevertheless I enjoy reading about the Paleo diet getting mainstream press.
« on: May 30, 2013, 02:19:25 PM »
If you are hanging out in bars, I've found that most bartenders will gladly serve you soda water with lime for free if you just tip them as if you were ordering beers. You can always explain that you are designated driver if that's easier than explaining paleo. You can tell everybody it's vodka and Sprite or whatever, if you are self-conscious about hanging out with drinkers while staying sober.
« on: May 30, 2013, 02:14:30 PM »
Thursday lunch! Salmon fillet, steamed broccoli, and mashed swet potatoes with tarragon and allspice.
« on: May 29, 2013, 01:39:46 PM »
Lunch for May 29th, 2013: Herbed catfish, homemade tartar sauce and a heap o' steamed Brussels's sprouts.
« on: April 09, 2013, 11:34:09 AM »
Yay! So what do we do? Clearly the only logical solution is to attempt to genetically re-engineer animals that were around at the paleolithic dawn of humanity and match the exact nutritional profile our ancestors enjoyed. To the cloning vats, everyone!
« on: March 06, 2013, 10:37:34 AM »
...and here's my dinner from last night: mahi mahi fillet, bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin, and asparagus with Hollandaise sauce.
« on: March 06, 2013, 10:34:36 AM »
Hey there, sorry for the hiatus. I've been bad about updating internet stuff lately. I've decided to be better. To that end, here is my dinner from two nights ago: NY strip steak, pan-fried carrots, and Brussels sprouts.
« on: August 06, 2012, 02:32:54 PM »
Breakfast, August 6th, 2012: Plate of bacon and fried eggs with Sriracha.
« on: July 29, 2012, 12:46:22 PM »
Dinner for Saturday, July 28th, 2012: bakes avocado and grilled chicken thighs. The avocado was stuffed with diced white onion, roma tomato, bacon, goat cheese, and a balsamic reduction.
« on: July 28, 2012, 10:18:14 AM »
Lunch for Saturday, July 28th, 2012: crab cakes benedict with aioli sauce and homemade coleslaw. When I left for vacation I had a 'fridge full of food. I realized after I came back that I needed to use up some eggs and cabbage. This was the result. There are eggs in the crab cakes (made with canned crab meat, celery, white onion, garlic, egg, black pepper, and gluten-free wheat flour), poached eggs on top of the crab cake, and eggs in the aioli sauce. Oh, and bacon too. Can't go wrong with bacon.
« on: July 27, 2012, 04:31:29 PM »
Dinner for Friday, July 27th, 2012: Beef tenderloin medallions, fried okra, and mushroom/artichoke medley. Once again, I battered the okra with a mix of half almond flour, half gluten-free wheat flour.
« on: July 26, 2012, 05:27:46 PM »
So fell off the Paleo-wagon big time. I went to the beach for 4 and a half days to visit my lady friend who is vacationing down in St George Island, FL with her family. I figured the beach would be a safe destination... lots of seafood which equals lean protein, right?
Well, their were lots of kids there which meant grilled cheese sandwiches were a lunch mainstay. And lots of the adults stayed up into night, which meant more drinking of alcohol than normal... so needless to say I got back to Alabama feeling a little gassy, sun-exhausted, and dehydrated. I had a good time overall, but let's just say I don't feel super well-rested.
Here's my dinner tonight, made with a mind towards easing back into a better eating routine. Salmon fillets, Brussels sprouts, and fried green tomatoes (which I made with a mix of 1/2 almond flour & 1/2 gluten free wheat flour.
« on: July 15, 2012, 11:00:57 AM »
Breakfast for July 13th, 2012: scrambled eggs, bacon, and clementine. Sorry for irregular update schedule. I've been fixing some cabinetry in my kitchen so its been a mess. Just now getting it all put back together.
« on: July 02, 2012, 08:36:09 AM »
Do you have to buy sushi quality tuna to eat it raw like that? I love raw fish, but I'm scared to eat it raw when it comes from a grocery store (especially in the midwest, far away from where the fish was harvested).
There's a fish market where I live that gets shrimp, live oysters, grouper, and tuna fresh from the coast a few times a week. The people who own this fish market also run a local seafood restaurant. I have no fear eating that tuna raw (or seared). Store bought tuna or salmon... no way. Most salmon is artificially colored... so who knows what the hell it would look like without the dye? I'd check with any seafood markets you have in your town and find out when they get there shipments and buy that day.
And incidentally, I try not to eat any tuna more than once a month. Mercury content and all...
« on: June 29, 2012, 01:28:37 PM »
Lunch for June 29th, 2012: Seared tuna, fried okra, and sliced tomatoes with goat cheese. The fried okra was made with a mix of half almond flour and half gluten free wheat flour. So it wasn't truly paleo, but close. The goat cheese is another cheat, of course.