Olympics glory, fun fashion, Bill Murray, and the all-pizza diet — welcome to a new collection of Rants & Raves! Rants, Or… Why Is the...Read More
Rants & Raves 2/22/2014
Definitely not “puttin’ on the Ritz.
A Canadian mom sent her kids to daycare with “leftover homemade roast beef and potatoes, carrots, an orange and some milk” but no grains — and was subsequently fined $10. Read about the outrage here.
Why do boys get the (metabolic) breaks?
This piece from the Tabata Times does a great job of explaining the metabolic differences between men and women — and why we ladies can’t train exactly like the boys do to get the same results. Read all about it.
It is a precious resource.
I love this reminder from my pal Hilah to try to conserve water in the kitchen. Both California and Texas are in pretty dire drought conditions right now, along with much of the central parts of the U.S. But even if things weren’t especially dry, it’s never a good idea to just let a precious commodity like water just run down the drain. Read Hilah’s kitchen tips.
Laughter really is the best medicine.
What Should We Call Paleo Life is silly and entertaining and takes, like, 1 second of your life to enjoy. That makes it pretty fantastic in my book. See the silliness.
Consider sweet potatoes.
And plantains and yucca and jicama. I love this post on from Robb Wolf’s blog called ‘Females, Carbohyrates, and Hormones.’ So much of the paleo advice that’s shouted loudest is about the low-carb version of paleo, but as so many of us are finding, there isn’t one version of paleo that works for everyone. And if you’re female and not feeling your awesomest, you might need a few more carbs. Read all about it. (And for more on this topic, I like this post, too.)
Armchair (time) travel.
I’m enthralled by these two books right now. I recently finished The Golem and The Jinni, and I’m 75% of the way through The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. I didn’t plan it this way, but reading the two books back-to-back has been a thematic and delightful double feature of beautiful language, romance, WWII history, adventure, and fantasy. I heartily recommend both books.
Cuckoo for Coconut!
The smart, sweet girls behind Whole9 Canada lay down some coconut oil wisdom.