Archive Monthly Archives: October 2012

To bean or not to bean, that is the question

Legumes are generally on the ‘no-go’ list for Paleo and Primal.  Though Mark Sisson doesn’t seem to be against them entirely, he makes a rather salient point (in this post): “The bioavailability of minerals in legumes is compromised by the body’s difficulty in digesting them … if you’re going to include legumes in your diet, […]

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French Lentil and Carrot Salad

One of my chosen legume/veg combos for this week’s slow-carb/4 Hour Body meals is French Lentil and Carrot Salad.  I thought a basic lentil and carrot salad might be a bit boring, especially without the addition of any sweeteners, so I jazzed up the lentils with spices and ‘ta da!’ they taste great. 🙂  The […]

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Kale, Broccoli and Cannellini Bean Salad

I took two of the foundation ingredients from my kale and broccoli ‘slaw and converted it into something quite different but still very tasty. This recipe is part of my slow-carb experiment.  Mr Ferriss advises one to use a good dose of cinnamon on pretty much everything (see The 4 Hour Body), so I thought […]

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Slow-carb and The 4 Hour Body – Day 2

I should go shopping before deciding on the week’s menu, and definitely before posting said menu online.  Small hiccup with a number of intended key ingredients being out of season.  Cucumber is out and I couldn’t find any red capsicum at my organic grocer (not a fan of the green ones and wont buy non […]

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Black Bean + Tomato Stew/Salsa

Like most of the recipes I like to make often, this one is seriously straight forward and rather tasty.  It is magnificent with fried eggs, a sprinkling of coriander and a little avocado on the side.  I was envisioning something akin to ‘huevos rancheros’ when I started making it. A key ingredient is one I […]

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Slow-carb & The 4 Hour Body

I’ve been away for the last couple of weeks, which has made eating healthily a challenge (willpower? what willpower?!).  Beer tastes good.  Gluten free brownies taste better.  And the carrot cake muffins were divine (if you’re ever in northern NSW, Brunswick Heads Health Foods has some very spectacular eats and treats, mostly gluten-free). Before I […]

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