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Rants & Raves 6/30/13

Oh, the webbernet! It gets me all riled up with dire news and mainstream idiocy, then blammo! it hits me with something so awesome, it must be shared. Welcome to a new collection of Rants & Raves! Rants The only thing I really have to rant about right now is this: As predicted, our temperatures really did reach 106 both Friday and yesterday. I cannot find the words to accurately describe how... read more

Science of Slim Podcast

A few weeks ago, I got to have a no-holds-barred chat with Jonathan Bailor of Smarter Science of Slim. We talked about the lifelong burden of weight and body image issues, The Clothes Make The Girl, the science of junk food, Well Fed, how eating right is like safe sex, the difference between emotional appetite and true hunger, and a bunch of other stuff (including a shout out to Josh at Slim Palate). I... read more

Strength Monday 6/24/13 (w/ Bonus Scale Rant)

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy stuff and work on skills a few times a week. (If you’re new to strength training, here’s a great overview of what all the lingo below means.) For about 18 months or so, I’ve been using the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. It did a brilliant job of seeing me through my n=1... read more

Well Fed 2: Available For Pre-Order

We got a surprising surprise on Friday: Well Fed 2 is available for pre-order on Amazon! In fact, there was a brief time over the weekend when the Top 20 cookbooks on Amazon included Well Fed at #18 and Well Fed 2 at #19! It looked like this, and it was nutso for us (in the very best way possible). Yeah, that’s right! For a tiny moment in time, we were ranked higher than Paul... read more

Muffaletta Salad

When I was a kid, my parents would sometimes take us to a food market in Reading, Pennsylvania (I think?) — stalls of butchers, produce vendors, prepared foods — and my two favorite stands were the bulk foods (sesame sticks!) and the Italian deli where we’d buy perfectly-spicy and just-greasy-enough, sliced pepperoni and brightly-colored giardiniera salad. Traditional giardiniera salad is made... read more

Aspic and Jell-O and Marmalade… Oh, My

[photo] Are you familiar with aspic? It’s like a savory Jell-O mold, and while I’ve never eaten an aspic dish in my life (perhaps I should?!), I feel pretty confident labeling it “unappetizing” or “not a chance.” (Fascinated by the technicolor of aspic? Take a lookie at these images.) Why, you might ask, am I even mentioning aspic? Is it a new paleo recipe path to... read more

Strength Monday 6/17/2013

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy stuff and work on skills a few times a week. (If you’re new to strength training, here’s a great overview of what all the lingo below means.) Longtime readers know, for about 18 months or so, I’ve been using the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. It did a brilliant job of... read more

Back In The Kitchen

Oh, friends! I noshed my way through Central Europe! There wasn’t a piece of Slovenian cake, a slice of homemade bread, a plate of ćevapčići, a glass of Czech beer, or a carafe of Croatian wine to which I said no. It was glorious, and I enjoyed every non-paleo bite. Now that I’m back at home, I’m on my fourth day of a Whole30... read more

The Challenge Of Transitions

In my late 20s, I decided I was going to be a (slow, but determined) triathlete. I devoured books and magazines on the subject, and participated in races, starting with just-for-fun short ones, eventually working my way up to a half-Ironman. While I was educating myself, every book and magazine and triathlon veteran cautioned newbies about the same thing: the transitions are really tough. They were so... read more

Review: The Paleo Coach

I’ve been following Sarah Fragoso of Everyday Paleo since the beginning of my paleo days, and I always enjoy guest posts from her partner-in-health, coach Jason Seib. He writes with passion and delivers tough love that we sometimes need to hear, like this post called The Secret that stresses the idea that we should train our bodies with love (see also: You Can’t Fix a Body You Hate). Now... read more

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