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Whole30: Week 1 Food Plan

I really don’t understand meal plans. I mean, conceptually, I get it. When you’re starting a new eating plan, an expert tells you exactly what to eat and when to make it a little easier. But practically speaking, it makes no sense to me. WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO EAT SALMON ON MONDAY?! However, I understand the desire to have a more concrete plan than “eat clean food,”... read more

30 Reasons To Whole30 (Revisit)

This is a “vintage” post, but with a sort-of official Whole30 starting on August 1, I thought I’d share this with you again. If you have no idea what I mean when I say “Whole30,” head on over here for all the details. Over the last 4 years or so, I’ve done a handful of Whole30 re-sets, and everyone of them has (a) been different from the others and (b) incredibly... read more

Review & Recipe: Nutcase Crunch

  Sometimes I really miss cereal and milk. That seems like a strange thing to crave to me. I mean, pizza, baked brie, burritos — these things make sense. But a bowl of cereal? Who craves cereal?! I do, apparently. Sometimes I long for that crunchy, sweet, creamy combo that only a bowl of something crisp, swimming in cool milky goodness, can provide. And that’s where Nutcase Crunch can come... read more

Heads Up: New Primal Books

I don’t remember which movie it was that introduced me to the phrase “Use your words.” but I thought it was hilarious because (1) I adore playing with words and (2) snarky posts like this and this are both and enthralling and guilt-producing. (How dare I be so judgmental when I, too, am so imperfect?!) So, let’s get specific about words for a bit. What follows are not reviews of... read more

Barn-Burner Or Ass-Kicker?!

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. 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 experiments and definitely increased my strength, but the way my body looks hasn’t changed the way I... read more

Fave Things: Hilah’s Texas Kitchen

I’ve gushed to you about my ridiculously awesome pal Hilah Johnson before — when she and I cooked up some vampire fighting pork stew for Halloween and when she released her adorably helpful cookbook Learn To Cook. If she wasn’t so smart and funny and completely endearing, she would be totally annoying because she is a dynamo that is always up to something cool. Her latest adventure — with... read more

Anytime (Anywhere) Fitness (Strength 7/11/13)

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. 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 experiments and definitely increased my strength, but the way my body looks hasn’t changed the way I... read more

Herb “Rice” Salad

I’m visiting my family in Pennsylvania this week, and happy anticipation of grilling on the deck and splashing in the pool fueled my get-ready, packing frenzy. As long-time readers know, my mom and dad are (in)famous for their mad cooking skillz. One of my favorite summer recipes was my mom’s rice salad. Cool and slippery, it looked like colorful confetti in the bowl: white rice flecked with... read more

A Little Respect (Strength Monday 7/8/13)

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. 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 experiments and definitely increased my strength, but the way my body looks hasn’t changed the way I... read more

Review & Giveaway: Beyond Bacon

Let’s just say it right up front: piggies are really cute, and piggies are really, really delicious. No one knows that better than Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry, a.k.a., the Paleo Parents and authors of both  Eat Like a Dinosaur (which I previously reviewed) and the beautiful new paleo cookbook Beyond Bacon: Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog. Beyond Bacon encourages us to Praise the Lard!... read more

Rants & Raves 7/7/13

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 I just don’t even want to be all Negative Nelly right now, so no Rants this week. Only Raves… here’s to focusing on the good, right?! Raves It’s really not that groovy, I... read more

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