Paleo Diet Day 36: Were Hobbits Paleo dieters?
My daughter, who just read "The Hobbit," reminded me that hobbits like to have two breakfasts, preferably bacon and eggs. She liked this idea so much she did it herself today (we home school and she trains for swimming so she has a healthy appe... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 35: Passed the restaurant test & Lord of the Rings
I didn't have time to blog yesterday since I spent the evening watching Part III of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. You may remember it from back in 2003 (!) - it was over 3 hours long! My daughter (teen) just discovered the film trilogy afte... Read more
My attempt to honor the Newtown, CT victims
This does not deal directly with diet and health; on the other hand, it does.
I'll keep this short, since words are really inadequate. I am a history teacher, a parent, and a human being. I've been very touched and saddened by the Newtown... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 34: Hello (again) dairy & new book
It felt and tasted very good to add raw-milk cream to my coffee this morning. Ahhh.
Same for when I ha... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 33: A new dish and raw milk (anyone else?)
For the experienced cooks and Paleo People out there my "new dish" will sound pretty elementary, but I'm still pleased to be building my repertoire. I took two chicken breasts, cut them into stir-fry sized pieces, cooked them in olive oil (we ... Read more
Day 32 Paleo Diet: Survived the holiday cookie party (I promise to stop at Day 50!)
Another test of my steely Paleo resolve tonight: a friend's annual holiday cookie party, with decorating and prizes! Surrounded by heaping plates of cookies and sugar. What's a good paleo dieter to do? ... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 31: Free dinner and "Cheers" Co-Op style
Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as a free dinner. I attended a monthly late-afternoon get together for department chairs which features hearty appetizers and beverages, paid for by a thoughtful administrator. I arrived close to 5 pm so I... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 30: Picked up good books on diet
So the other day we got a free copy of "The Virgin Diet" in the mail, by JJ Virgin. The subtitle is "Why Food Intolerance is the REAL Cause of Weight Gain." I also just got from the library, on the recommendation of a Spark friend, "The Coconu... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 29: Survived the holiday potluck!
OK, I passed a little test today with our department's holiday potluck. As anticipated the table had lots of pasta, pizza, breads, beans, deviled eggs, brownies, and cakes. Fortunately there were several meaty dishes (roasted chicken, Swedish ... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 28: Four Weeks into It!
Almost a month of Paleo and I'm loving it. Continued to eat eggs today - nice omelet (curry and cilantro) and spinach dinner, both dishes cooked in coconut oil. Late lunch - two tins of sardines, that's a bit different. Feeding my feline side... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 27: Bacon and Eggs, so good!
I'm a happy egg-chompin' Paleo guy today!
As I wrote yesterday, I need to take steps to get my weight back up. So this morning I had a six-egg (and these were duck eggs) omelet, with a large portion of bacon. Had a large cup of coffee wit... Read more
Just finished a good running book
This morning I finished "The Long Run" by Matt Long with Charles Butler (2010). The subtitle is "A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete." Long was a marathoner and Ironman when he was literally run... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 26: Must gain weight, will put eggs back into diet
I'm writing this as I munch on a most delicious dessert my wife just made: "Almond- Coconut Chocolate Bars" made with coconut oil, almond flour, coconut flakes, xylitol, cocoa powder, and a teaspoon of ground coffee. ... Read more
Paleo Diet Day 25: a wheat-free communion
OK, let's explain that title (but if you're reading it did work as a hook, yes?)
We do "house chu... Read more
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Positive emotions and a star is born
I just came across a good blog from Mark Sisson (author of "The Primal Blueprint") which he has on his blog "Mark's Daily Apple." It's called "The Physical Benefits of Positive Emotions" but also covers the cognitive advantages. I thought it a... Read more