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May 2012

Cardero's-Torta-Milano

Cardero’s confirms my theory that you can’t go wrong with a restaurant that’s on stilts. This Restaurant & Marine Pub is upscale yet chill, with a tasty selection of dishes that are high quality yet reasonably affordable. It’s perched on the aforementioned stilts over the waters of Coal Harbour, nestled in the marina next to all the gorgeous yachts and glistening condos.The funky architecture of this cool looking restaurant definitely stands out.

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Go-Live Supplies
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Random thoughts, office edition…

People will eat just about anything at the office

I’m always amazed at how quickly the most random food items will disappear when placed for sharing on the common kitchen counter at work. All sorts of sugary junk is gone almost instantly, whether you put it there first thing in the morning, or in the afternoon. Is there anything people won’t eat? I almost want to do some sort of experiment timing how long it takes for the consumption of various random food items. I don’t want to be too much of a hypocrite though, pre-paleo I would also frequently graze on the free food offerings. But now a) I don’t feel the need to snack while at work – in fact, I never bring anything to work other than my lunch, and 2) there’s literally nothing for me to eat. Usually it’s cookies, donuts, and pastries. Sometimes there’s fruit. The only thing that seldom appears that I’ll indulge in is nuts, but those show up every once in a blue moon. The kitchen counter is great, though, for re-gifting any non-paleo items that I receive. Instead of junking the non-paleo items, I can offload them at work. I’ve got mixed feelings about that, since these sorts of things really do belong in the garbage. However, I’ve never been a fan of wasting food – and if these people are eating this stuff regularly anyway, then why not make someone’s afternoon with a snack offering. Keep reading…

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Cheesy-meatloaf-with-brussels

“But if you don’t eat bread, what the heck do you eat??”

This should answer that question and then some. Check out the images below of everything that I ate this past week to see the extent of my suffering on this paleo/primal “diet”.

This week included: cheesy meatloaf with veggies, cream of broccoli soup with chicken and blueberry liver.

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primalisms
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1) B.C. law to ban information on farm outbreaks – Overrides Freedom of Information law, carries stiff penalty. Complete BS:

B.C.’s Liberal government is poised to further choke off the flow of public information, this time with respect to disease outbreaks. The Animal Health Act, expected to be passed into law by month’s end, expressly over-rides B.C.’s Freedom of Information Act, duct-taping shut the mouths of any citizens – or journalists – who would publicly identify the location of an outbreak of agriculture-related disease such as the deadly bird flu.

“A person must refuse, despite the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, to disclose . . . information that would reveal that a notifiable or reportable disease is or may be present in a specific place or on or in a specific vehicle,” Section 16 of the Act reads.

It is quite conceivable that the provincial government, in the event of a disease outbreak at a farm, would delay releasing a warning in order to protect the farm in question or the industry it’s part of.

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Raw-Leg-of-Lamb-Roast

It can be challenging to source good quality meat (grass-fed beef, pastured poultry, etc.), especially if you are only used to shopping at the supermarket. Even at my local Whole Foods, the grass-fed beef is grain-finished. But tracking down nutritious, healthy meat is certainly worth the effort, and it gets easier with practice. Here are some tips to help with your hunt for good quality meat:

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