5 years ago: gluten free and paleo weren’t a thing

Why no bread? I think I understand why no bread from white flour, but why not whole grain? Why not sprouted grains.

Source: Questions about Tim Ferriss’ Slow-Carb Diet | Bricin

What’s interesting about this post from five years ago was that I had not yet stumbled onto paleo, Mark Sisson’s primal concepts, and the entire world of gluten free was not prevalent. Since then:

  1. Paleo has become mainstream
  2. Many people have removed gluten from their diets. That’s a mixed bag since often they replaced a gluten-y food with something that overall was worse for them. Worse most removed gluten without knowing *why* and whether the science was clear (it’s not, pretty mixed bag).
  3. Interesting that even five years ago I was asking about sprouted grains (generally considered paleo). I never followed up much as the easiest thing for me is to cut out wheat. For me this is less about gluten than it is about a) calories and b) all the other junk that wheat tends to wrap up (e.g. a donut).
  4. Our family diet has settled into a pretty solid slow-carb system albeit the kids eat more carbs than I do. We need to eat more fish and shellfish but overall the diet is pretty solid.

Amazing how long these cycles take.

#5-hour-body, #5-years-ago, #gluten-free, #paleo, #primal

April 2013 – return to primal

I have been pushing the 80/20 rule a lot lately. A donut here, cookie there, beer even on the non cheat days.

And I can feel it. A bit sluggish, bit of girth piling on, heartburn at times. It hasn’t helped that I’ve had a wounded shoulder and so exercise, which is my usual crutch for pushing through, has been limited.

April starts soon, my goal is simple: 100% primal, the exception being Saturday diet cheat day after Crossfit or a similarly intense workout. Any exceptions get logged here. Will also post before/after photos.

#1st-of-month, #goal, #paleo, #primal

April 2013 – return to primal

I have been pushing the 80/20 rule a lot lately. A donut here, cookie there, beer even on the non cheat days.

And I can feel it. A bit sluggish, bit of girth piling on, heartburn at times. It hasn’t helped that I’ve had a wounded shoulder and so exercise, which is my usual crutch for pushing through, has been limited.

April starts soon, my goal is simple: 100% primal, the exception being Saturday diet cheat day after Crossfit or a similarly intense workout. Any exceptions get logged here. Will also post before/after photos.

#1st-of-month, #goal, #paleo, #primal

Chicken in Buttery Caper Sauce

Chicken in Buttery Caper Sauce

#dinner, #primal, #recipe

Chicken in Buttery Caper Sauce

on the list for tonight

Chicken in Buttery Caper Sauce

#dinner, #primal, #recipe

Poached eggs in… soup??

Thanks (as usual) to Mark’s Daily Apple. Like many paleo/primal folks I love eggs. But even I can get tired of poached, fried, scrambled, omelettes, frittatas, and a few more.

Recently Mark posted a suggestion to poach eggs in chicken broth. And I was skeptical but given some extra time this morning I tried it. And wow! Best poached eggs ever with a hot, winter-ready soup afterwards.

Recipe is dead-simple:
1. About two cups chicken broth in pan, bring to simmer
2. Crack eggs into broth. Poach as you normally do. Doesn’t matter f a yolk breaks or the whites separate, it’s all going to the same bowl.
3. When poached use a slotted spoon to get the eggs out and in a bowl. Pepper heavily, salt lightly as they get salt from the broth.
4. Eat the eggs or most of them
5. Pour broth into bowl. Eat/drink

The broth has a nice flavor, mellowed by yolks and such. The eggs in step 4 are just great.

Perfect on a cold winter day.

#paleo, #primal, #recipes

Poached eggs in… soup??

Thanks (as usual) to Mark’s Daily Apple. Like many paleo/primal folks I love eggs. But even I can get tired of poached, fried, scrambled, omelettes, frittatas, and a few more.

Recently Mark posted a suggestion to poach eggs in chicken broth. And I was skeptical but given some extra time this morning I tried it. And wow! Best poached eggs ever with a hot, winter-ready soup afterwards.

Recipe is dead-simple:
1. About two cups chicken broth in pan, bring to simmer
2. Crack eggs into broth. Poach as you normally do. Doesn’t matter f a yolk breaks or the whites separate, it’s all going to the same bowl.
3. When poached use a slotted spoon to get the eggs out and in a bowl. Pepper heavily, salt lightly as they get salt from the broth.
4. Eat the eggs or most of them
5. Pour broth into bowl. Eat/drink

The broth has a nice flavor, mellowed by yolks and such. The eggs in step 4 are just great.

Perfect on a cold winter day.

#paleo, #primal, #recipes