February 2011

This Is How You Burn Fat…

February 16, 2011


I’m always entertained when I unexpectedly come across a primal concept in the mainstream. I watched The Switch the other night, which by the way, ended up being more drama than rom-com, but not in a bad way. Anyways. There was a scene where Jason Bateman and  Jeff Goldblum were on treadmills, side by side. Jeff (walking and eating some kind of chocolate energy bar) was watching Jason (running), with amusement. Keep reading…



This delicious cake is the perfect treat for any special occasion. Other flourless chocolate cakes I’ve had in the past were too dense/rich. And that’s saying something, considering I’m a bit of a chocoholic. This cake, however, is surprisingly light and airy yet still very chocolatey. If you want to make it more paleo, you could skip the honey, but I’d expect it to be a little bitter, especially if you’re using 70% dark chocolate (or higher). The raspberry “sauce” complements it nicely, as well as a dollop of cinnamon spiced chocolate whip cream (optional). Keep reading…



They were offering cheese samples at the grocery store the other day, and I was amused to hear that the Gruyère I was tasting was aged in a cave. It was very tasty – sweet and salty at the same time, and the concept of cave-aging sealed the deal. It made a very nice treat in lieu of dessert. Keep reading…


Oprah’s Vegan Challenge

February 12, 2011

(Photo: Oprah.com)

I finally got around to watching last week’s taping of Oprah’s Vegan Challenge episode. She and her entire staff went vegan for one week. When I first heard about this, my initial reaction was, awesome, just what the world needs, for one of America’s most influential people to promote veganism. Well, that was the first rational thought. Luckily, when I watched it, I didn’t feel like Oprah was trying to convert the world to veganism (that was the job of her guest, Kathy Freston). The other guest Michael Pollan helped create some balance, although he himself apparently only eats meat a couple times a week. Anyways, my thoughts… Keep reading…