Paleo

Back To Basics: Can We Get Rid Of Fancy Food?

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#RavsRecipes: Salted Chocolate Almond Scones. Amen.

#RavsRecipes: Salted Chocolate Almond Scones. Amen.

Visiting my family in the Sierra Nevada foothills is one of the great pleasures of my life. I get to work, cook, and play while my amazing folks keep an eye on my kid. My inspiration and productivity skyrocket when I'm able to step away from my version of the daily grind and get a little refocused and centered. The food I make tastes a little better, and I move a little easier without a three-year-old constantly in tow.

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#RavsRecipes: Fig And Berry Skillet Cookie. Thank You, Beautiful Figs.

"I love cookie cakes of all kinds. I've experimented over the years with different methods and kinds, and my very favorite is by far the skillet cookie." Image: author

The result was a gorgeous, decadent, crispy-edged-and-soft-in-the-middle caramelized cookie skillet straight from heaven. It filled our entire building with sweet almond and fig baked goodness.

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#RavsRecipes: Avocado Summer Rolls

Cooking with heat while you are doing your level best to not become human molten lava is always tricky during summer, no matter where you live. Image: Our Stable Table.

Heating up a kitchen while you are doing your level best to not become human molten lava is always the goal during summer, no matter where you live. I prefer batch cooking if I can make that happen, and never, under any circumstances, do I turn on my oven. Unless I'm baking a birthday cake or maybe some hand pies.

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Check Your Food Privilege

My thin bank account cannot accommodate your spendy eating ways, and I know I’m not alone.

The truthiest truth, though, is food is expensive. It costs a pretty penny to feed yourself well, with conviction, ethical sourcing, and quality ingredients. It’s OK if you are privileged enough to be able to eat a certain way — there is NO SHAME in that. But please. be careful not to shame those who are unable to eat according to YOUR convictions.

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14 F#cked Up Diets I Cannot Believe I Tried

Eating pineapple all the time = being tired of pineapple.

The Cabbage Soup Diet, aka The "Torture” Diet. You just put cabbage in water and cook it. And you eat it. All day. It is not good. You will still be hungry, and farting — very smelly, paint-peeling farting.

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14 F#cked Up Diets I Cannot Believe I Tried

Eating pineapple all the time = being tired of pineapple.

The Cabbage Soup Diet, aka The "Torture” Diet. You just put cabbage in water and cook it. And you eat it. All day. It is not good. You will still be hungry, and farting — very smelly, paint-peeling farting.

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Are Diets The New Religion?

Looks like we lost another one to dieting.

Have you ever noticed how cultish fad diets can be? I didn’t, because I was in the cult. And cult members never think they are part of a cult. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that today’s diets may be filling the same human societal role that religions fill, and not in a good way.

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In Defense of Letting Your Kids Eat Halloween Candy Until They Puke

Just eat it.

We live in the over-information age, and food is no exception. It's not enough to simply eat "healthy" anymore — everything from how our food is produced and manufactured to its genetic makeup comes under constant scrutiny, and it's nearly impossible to suss out what really matters. The food we eat has become a moral and ethical choice, with a heaping serving of shame, too.

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Diet Slam: 'Whole 30' Tells Women To Lose Weight Fast...Or Else

Will people be able to stick with this extreme version of the de rigueur Paleo diet?

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