Aug 21, 2012
Despite my best intentions, I have a well-documented inability to resist a handful of things that are potentially embarrassing and may be of somewhat questionable quality. At our house, we call this “having a problem,” as in “I have a well-known whipped cream problem.”
In no particular order, the main offenders are:
an open bag of Baked Lay’s
a twisty, windy...
Jul 31, 2012
Oh, the bunless burger! It’s the safe refuge of the paleo eater in a non-paleo world. From low-rent burger joints to higher-end restaurants, you can almost always find a variation of meat-and-veg in the shape of a burger without a bun.
A humble meat patty can save you from a meal-related meltdown at home, too.
I almost always have a pound of grass-fed ground beef defrosting or already defrosted in...
Jul 24, 2012
The Olympics are coming! And as I confessed in my previous Tuesday 10 devoted to the Olympics — which you can read right here — it’s practically a holiday around our house. Or a quarantine ward because we catch serious Olympics Fever. Dave, Smudge, and I have a date to watch the opening ceremonies on Friday, and we’re having a British food viewing party. (Recipes coming this week in case...
Jul 17, 2012
After three years of paleo eating, Dave and I have drilled grocery shopping down to a science. When our local HEB grocery store rearranged all of its aisles, Dave used the map of the new arrangement to make a spreadsheet that cross-referenced the stuff we buy most often against its location in the store. Genius! (Feel free to take a peek at our grocery list right here. PDF].)
We keep a printout of the...
Jul 10, 2012
One of the coolest things about body weight workouts is that there is no excuse not to do them. The equipment you need is right there… in you. On you. YOU! (See: Badass Burpee Variations and No Equipment Workouts.)
Jump rope workouts are next on that list of workouts that decimate excuses because all you need is a rope and a clear space, like a street or a yard or a porch or a gym floor or a tennis...
Jul 3, 2012
The Olympics are coming! And as I confessed on Twitter a few days ago, I can’t wear makeup while I watch because everything about the Olympics makes me cry. What I couldn’t share in 140 characters is that back in 1996, we were living in Sausalito, California, and the Olympic torch came through on its way to Atlanta. We joined in the celebration parade that barreled through town, and I got to...
Jun 26, 2012
I don’t know if it’s the 100-degree temps or merely general laziness, but I’ve been craving super simple meals lately: crisp green salads, grilled chicken, tuna salad with a pile of raw vegetables, hard-boiled eggs with Sunshine Sauce. I want bright, fresh tastes that don’t require much more than chopping and piling on a plate.
But as those of us with a dark history of dieting know...
Jun 19, 2012
10 Badass Burpee Variations
Burpees seem to be everyone’s favorite love-to-hate exercise, so I thought it would be fun to share the burpee variations I’ve collected since I was introduced to burpees at my CrossFit bootcamp back in 2008. (I collect three things: healthy recipes (or unhealthy ones I can paleoize), copies of Jane Eyre, and workouts. In their ways, all three of them are...
Jun 12, 2012
My 10 Favorite “No Equipment, No Excuses” Workouts
Even I, hater of heat and summer months, sometimes just want to get outside and move around… no equipment, no fuss… just me, my iPod, a bottle of water, and my sweat. The workouts listed below all clock in at 10 to 20 minutes and include some of my favorite body weight movements. They can be done just about anywhere, indoors or...
Jun 5, 2012
Stuff To Put On Eggs
Oh, how I love an egg fried in sizzling hot coconut oil! The edges crinkle and brown like ruffles, and in just three to four minutes, the yolk reaches the ideal consistency: no longer liquid, but not quite solid. It’s tender and flavorful and luscious.
But you know what makes something good even better? Good stuff on top.
In no particular order, here are 10 recommendations for...