Category Archives: Food

What’s in a label?

I ran across a series of posts about the “ingredients”of natural products. The idea behind it is simple: If our natural foods had ingredients labels, what would they look like? Here are two products we typically think of as primal: … Continue reading

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Wedding Prep

I’m getting married two months from today. I’ve been a little lax with my primal lifestyle, so it is time to get my body in shape. Here is what I am doing: I cleared out my pantry, 100%. No non-primal foods … Continue reading

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Next week starts week 2 of the 30-Day Re-Introduction Challenge. This week, in addition to everything we did last week, we will cut out refined sugar entirely and put away our bottles of cognac. Depending on how long you’ve been off … Continue reading

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Cravings and Coping

Today is day 4 of the 30-Day Re-Introduction Challenge. The cravings hit me this morning. I was fine Monday-Wednesday, but not today. I want to eat every piece of bread and candy I can find. But I won’t. I’m being … Continue reading

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More fish love

Following up on Chuck’s fish post, I just want to say I’m glad he brought up the importance of fish on this blog. Like Chuck, I have been eating it infrequently, maybe once per month at best, mostly because I am … Continue reading

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Eating Cold Water Fish

Last week, while we were eating lunch at the FEE Summer Seminars, John Durant of pulled a can of sardines out of his backpack and began chowing away. When I looked a little surprised, he said, “We all need to … Continue reading

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Simple Snacks

Snacking can be difficult any time of the year for those of us trying to live the primal lifestyle. Summer is especially tricky, though, with ice cream, popsicles, and frappucinos on every corner. Fortunately for us, fresh local fruit is in … Continue reading

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Quick Breakfast: Ham and Egg Cups

I keep going back and forth about eating breakfast. For the past 6 months, I would skip breakfast at least 6 out of 7 days and keep my meals in a 7-8 hour window, fasting for 16-17 hours until lunch … Continue reading

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Tropical Traditions

A great Internet source for all types of organic foods, including coconut oil, is Tropical Traditions. I have yet to purchase anything from them because their prices are fairly high, but it was recently brought to my attention that they … Continue reading

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7 Day Challenge – Log Your Food

Inspired by Bridget’s recent post, I began logging my food a few days ago. This has been a useful tool in keeping me on track with staying primal during these cravings. Since there seems to be a few of us … Continue reading

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Managing Cravings With Primal Alternatives: Blueberry Muffins

To manage our carb cravings, Amanda and I decided to make some primal blueberry muffins made with almond meal. We used the recipe from The Cavewoman’s Kitchen. Sure, it has some honey and maple syrup, but if it keeps us … Continue reading

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Simple Dessert: Banana with Almond Butter and Cocoa Powder

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I fell off the track big time this spring. Lots of travel, moving to Atlanta, stress, lots of eating out, and no will power. (The last one is the underlying reason, I suspect.) My absence here is also a symptom … Continue reading

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I ate like a vegan and didn’t know it

So today, I met a friend at Sticky Fingers in Columbia Heights for lunch, I ordered a grilled cheese, and unbeknownst to me it was a completely vegan dish! Everyone should check it out, here are the ingredients they have … Continue reading

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Try Something New: Brussels Sprouts

I am on a mini campaign to cook each week with unfamiliar vegetables. When I go to the grocery store, I look around for veggies I have never cooked with and buy them. Last week it was Brussels sprouts. I … Continue reading

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