June 2011

Elimination Diet Update

June 15, 2011

Photo by cwbuecheler

Today is Day 18 of my elimination diet – more than halfway through. The way I see it, there are 3 phases, 3 opportunities to glean information.

The first is the elimination phase. The question being, do you feel better, having eliminated certain potential offenders? I’m not quite done yet, so my answer may still change. But thus far, I haven’t noticed any appreciable differences, for better or for worse, other than weight loss. However, as I pay close attention to how I’m feeling over the past couple of weeks, I think I have more questions than answers… Keep reading…


Are You a Foodie?

June 14, 2011

My kind of display case… (Gallagher’s Steakhouse, New York New York, Las Vegas)

Wikipedia’s definition of a “foodie”:

“…foodies are amateurs who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and news…”

By those terms, the answer for me would be a hesitant yes. Hesitant because there are some negative connotations associated with the word. It can imply a snobby approach to food and feelings of superiority about one’s food knowledge and experiences. Food should be fun, adventurous, joyful, nourishing. Not pretentious. And in that spirit, I’d definitely consider myself a foodie. Keep reading…


A round-up of paleo/primal-related stuff: Keep reading…


Carrot Halwa

June 10, 2011


One of my favourite cakes pre-paleo/primal was carrot cake. I loved the texture, the nuts, the raisins, and the cream cheese frosting – I guess I loved everything about it. While searching for something similar but flourless, I came across carrot halwa. And since I love Indian food, it was a no-brainer that I’d have to give it a try. Indian desserts tend to be on the sweet side, which I’ve tried to tone down, but I’d still recommend serving this in smaller portions. It’s a hearty and warm dessert with a very unique flavour and texture. A great way to use up some carrots, and minus the honey, feels like a healthier dessert since they’re the main ingredient. Keep reading…


NHL Teams map

We hear over and over again, especially in the paleo-sphere, about how important sleep is. Robb Wolf advocates getting as much sleep as you can without getting fired or divorced (and he’s said if those are shaky anyway, perhaps you should prioritize sleep). On my bookshelf, in my reading queue, is “Lights Out”. Sleep, or lack thereof, is greatly detrimental to our health. It’s especially crucial to a speedy recovery after workouts, as well as workout performance. Which is why the Canucks have a “sleep doctor”, Pat Byrne. Keep reading…