Sep 30, 2013
October is paleo month at Barnes & Noble! The store let us know that they’re running a paleo promotion in many of their stores across the country, so you might see Well Fed — along with a bunch of other paleo cookbooks — on endcaps and promo tables throughout the stores. Neat, right?! It’s pretty great to have a mainstream retailer highlight our “fringe” movement this...
Sep 27, 2013
Oh, the webbernet! It gets me all riled up with dire news and mainstream idiocy, then blammo! it hits me with something so awesome, it must be shared. Welcome to a new collection of Rants & Raves!
Twilly is Silly
E! Online asks the ageless question, “Would you eat the Twilly — a hot dog in a Twinkie bun?” Um… ew. I have been known to snarf my way through some serious junk...
Sep 25, 2013
Just as there are comfort foods, there are “comfort people.”
You know the ones I mean: They’re fun and funny, warm and supportive, smart without being too intellectual, and you know that when you spend time with them, you’re going to feel good about the world. It’s fitting that Charles and Julie Mayfield have made a name for themselves with paleo comfort food, because they...
Sep 20, 2013
It’s been about three weeks since we all got “Here I Go Again” stuck in our heads. I don’t have definitive news on what’s happening with my body yet. But I’ve been getting questions about how I’m doing, so I thought I’d give you a sorta update. I have follow-up appointments on October 10 and October 23 where the results of all of my blood, urine, and stool...
Sep 19, 2013
I’ve read a lot of books about janky thyroids, and the one I found the most helpful was Thyroid Diet Revolution by Mary Shomon. I like to refer to it as “the really great book with the really unfortunate title.” I think Shomon did herself a disservice by giving it such a diet-y title because – as you can read in my previous review – it’s not a quick-fix “diet” book....
Sep 15, 2013
This Thursday, I have the great honor to do something totally unexpected: Dave and I are the guests at a Cookbook Gala at a country club (!) – and the menu includes recipes from Well Fed. It’s a fundraiser for the JPW Learning Center, an organization that provides alternative educational instruction for children or adults with Dyslexia and other learning differences. With my addiction to reading,...
Sep 13, 2013
Look. I know I have a deserved reputation as a stick-in-the-mud about paleo treats. I whole-heartedly agree with the Whole9’s argument about SWYPO. So, yes, I wrinkle my nose at baked confections made with almond flour and at chocolate, gooey goodies loaded with honey. But you guys know the truth, right? The lust I feel for those treats – coupled with the knowledge that, on most days, I...
Sep 11, 2013
Sometimes, when I’m hard at work typing and thinking, or cooking, or just generally trying to get ahead in the world, I take a break to see what Smudge is up to. She’s usually stalking us from the dining room chairs.
Smudge spends a good deal of her awake time eyeballing us from behind the rungs of our dining room chairs. Sometimes she just chills. Sometimes she launches an attack between the...
Sep 10, 2013
We’re in Minneapolis for some work-related stuff, and I’m homesick. I am one hundred percent ready to go home. But it’s not all bad…
The Good Stuff
Well Fed 2
Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat is on the presses at Bang Printing right now! Yesterday, Dave and I did the press check – which means the pressmen showed us sample pages so we could approve...
Sep 4, 2013
It’s no secret that there is a lot of junk food lust in my past. Yes, my mom and dad were excellent cooks and taught me my way around the kitchen. Yes, we ate dinner together as a family almost every night – around 5:00 p.m. – until I graduated from high school. And yes, our meals usually included meat, vegetables, and salad (along with rice!).
But I also snarfed my way through plenty of frozen...
Sep 3, 2013
In my quest for lean superhero-ness, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy stuff and work on skills a few times a week. For about 18 months or so, I’ve been using the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. It did a brilliant job of seeing me through my n=1 experiments and definitely increased my strength, but the way my body looks hasn’t changed the way I...