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Meta / Re: ethical to eat meat
« on: March 20, 2012, 03:31:38 PM »
Hmmm interesting, I can think of a few solid angles at which to approach this:

Agriculture causes damage on a huge scale.
Animal protein/fat were likely the catalyst that allowed our cognitive abilities to progress to the point where we can have an intellectual debate regarding the ethics of eating said animal protein/fat.
Killing for food is a fact of life for many other organisms.

I don't know if I would have time to put together a piece of writing on top of school work though as that would take some meticulous research.  Perhaps I'll mull over the idea...

Vegetarian counter-arguments to these will be:

1) Large-scale agriculture was developed to feed and raise livestock.
2 & 3) They're going to say that we don't "need" that any more.

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Carbs are Paleo. Which kind of carbs, however, is up for debate. Try dredging some zucchini in seasoned nut flour and egg, and fry them up in some butter or animal fat.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Alchohol
« on: December 30, 2011, 06:35:16 PM »
Drinking alcohol whilst in ketosis is really hard on your kidneys. I would avoid it. If, however, you're NOT in ketosis, then try and aim for the "purest" forms of liquor, ie red wine & straight liquor (or cut only with seltzer water and citrus juice). Stay away from beer, sugary mixed drinks, daiquiris, or anything mixed in with soda. White wines tend to have more sugar than reds, at least that's what I gather from my reaction after drinking a glass. One glass of Chardonnay or champagne or especially Riesling, and I get a major acne breakout over the next several days. So I stick with reds :)

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Recipes and meal photos / Re: whats in your kitchen?
« on: December 30, 2011, 06:26:40 PM »
I have to admit, I have a food processor and have never used it.  It was bought to make baby food, but the babies started eating ribs and whole fruit pretty fast, so I never got around to assembling it.

For paleo, I think a good chef's knife, kept sharp with a steel, beats a food processor for convenience, especially when you consider the cleaning time.  With a proper rocking cut, it only takes about 40 seconds to slice up vegetables for dinner - it takes longer to get them out of the refrigerator and to peel the onions.

And hey, if you want to participate in the conversation, splurge on a Wusthof Culinar chef's knife, and when they start talking food processors you can go on and on about your knife!

I keep meaning to pick up a good cleaver, for when I have some big squash or whole chickens I need to cut up. Plus, it would look awesome dangling from the hooks above the stove :D

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Interesting blood sugar test results...
« on: December 30, 2011, 06:18:46 PM »
Do americans not have diet controlled diabetic treatment?  ???
They do, but it's like they took a page out of Dr. Oz's book, ugh.

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Recipes and meal photos / Re: whats in your kitchen?
« on: December 29, 2011, 03:43:02 PM »
Those coffee grinders do great for making home-made nut flour. A processor is always better, but a grinder will do in a pinch. Just don't bother trying to use it for anything other than nuts, as cleaning them out is a pain in the butt. I ground up some coconut flakes once, keep getting it my coffee grounds for the next month lol.

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Miscellaneous / Re: Merry Christmas!
« on: December 29, 2011, 03:39:55 PM »

You don't compress the grounds when using a stove top unit. You can lightly tap with a plastic tamper, mostly to level the grounds, but don't compress hard. 

What PD said. The stovetop espresso/moka pots need to allow water to rise up through the grounds. I thought you'd gotten an automatic countertop espresso maker--my bad ;)

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Miscellaneous / Re: Merry Christmas!
« on: December 25, 2011, 04:58:08 PM »
And remember, dancing and shagging are all the exercise you need today.

I chased the dog around the yard today, does that count? lol

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Miscellaneous / Re: Merry Christmas!
« on: December 25, 2011, 04:56:59 PM »
Merry Christmas. Eat some mashed potatoes with that glazed ham.

I sure did! Made from scratch, they were delicious :)

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Miscellaneous / Re: Merry Christmas!
« on: December 25, 2011, 04:49:26 PM »
Eric, if you didn't get one with your espresso machine, buy a good tamper. You can get one for cheap at Bed Bath & Beyond. Use about 30lbs of pressure to tamp down the grounds into the little brew cup.

http://www.coffeeresearch.org/espresso/tamping.htm

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Miscellaneous / Re: Merry Christmas!
« on: December 24, 2011, 05:44:39 PM »
Merry Christmas!!! Glazed ham awaits....

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Recipes and meal photos / Re: Brownies
« on: December 17, 2011, 06:58:44 PM »
I like making a no-bake dessert of shredded coconut, semi-sweet chocolate nibs, dried berries (currants, raisins, cranberries etc) and walnuts, mixed in with melted butter and coconut oil.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Coconut oil
« on: November 27, 2011, 06:51:47 PM »
Acronym for "Virgin Coconut Oil" :)

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Parenting / Re: Cave girl in the making
« on: November 26, 2011, 07:45:18 AM »
Haha, that's awesome Warren!

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Recipes and meal photos / Re: Mashed potatoes and gravy
« on: November 23, 2011, 06:29:20 AM »
I doubt it's a matter of pride, more of clarity. A lot of newbies step here and wonder if potatoes are paleo, since a recipe with mashed potatoes is posted on a paleo forum I personally am taken to believe they must be paleo! But they are not.

Tubers are Paleo. Potatoes are Primal.

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