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Forum: Nutrition 01-05-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,843
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Paleo recipe/ideas

Pressure cookers are also great! They cut down the cooking time of…everything! It comes out delicious, and is very easy to use.

This is a great cookbook for pressure cookers. ...
Forum: Nutrition 12-11-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,473
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Tired!!!

For me, making sure I eat enough overall calories, and include enough starch, is key. I eat a lot of sweet potatoes, white potatoes, and have recently added beans (soaked, and cooked from scratch -...
Forum: Nutrition 12-02-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,263
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Eat real food without going broke or being chained to the stove: a case study

Learning to cook is key!

Buying large cuts of meat is not only more cost effective, but the large cuts usually have more flavor as well, and provide lots of leftovers.

A slow cooker, and a pressure...
Forum: Nutrition 04-15-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,870
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Cuts of Beef

The Farmer and the Grill (http://www.amazon.com/Farmer-Grill-Barbecuing-Spit-Roasting-Meat/dp/0979439108) (WFS)

This is an outstanding book on cooking grass fed beef, and other pasture raised meat....
Forum: Nutrition 03-27-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,661
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: National Peanut Board's new campaign

Is peanut butter the new bacon?
Forum: Nutrition 03-08-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,918
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Any good Paleo websites?

I'm a big fan of Mark's Daily Apple (www.marksdailyapple.com). His book, The Primal Blueprint, is outstanding.

For recipes, Health Bent (http://www.health-bent.com/) can't be beat!

All links above...
Forum: Nutrition 03-01-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,824
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Healthy Side Dishes

Health Bent. Best paleo/primal recipe site on the net, hands down. (http://www.health-bent.com/category/sides) (WFS)
Forum: Nutrition 01-14-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,670
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Smoked Meats

The recipe I use for smoked pork butt has sugar in the dry rub, and black strap molasses in the mop. I don't worry about it since it is a very small amount considering the amount of pork I am smoking.
Forum: Nutrition 12-20-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,473
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Cooking for the week

To me, making a menu seemed like more work in the beginning, but in the end it winds up being less work because you don't have to really think about meal planning the rest of the week.

If I could...
Forum: Nutrition 12-20-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,473
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Cooking for the week

As an example, yesterday, we made a big pot of pumpkin chile, and cooked a whole chicken in the pressure cooker.

I also roasted about 6 or 7 good sized sweet potatoes.

Went to the farmer's market...
Forum: Nutrition 12-20-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,235
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Goto [vegetable] sides?

The brussel sprout apple slaw from this recipe (http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=50400000107402) is amazing! I have found that it is best to get small...
Forum: Nutrition 10-08-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,989
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Great Paleo Recipes

Can't get enough good recipes, and these look great. Thanks!
Forum: Nutrition 10-04-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,816
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Slow Cooked Vegetable Recipe?

I have not tried it with water or spices, just because I like to keep them pretty neutral. That way I can add whatever I want to them later depending on what I am having them with. I can add cayenne,...
Forum: Nutrition 10-01-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,816
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Slow Cooked Vegetable Recipe?

I use the slow cooker to make sweet potatoes. Just throw a bunch in there, and cook on low for about 6 hours. When they are done, I usually just remove the skin, and mash them up.

I store them in a...
Forum: Nutrition 09-18-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,054
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Which Paleo Book?

I totally agree with gaining as much free information as possible from the internet, library, etc. Nothing wrong with that at all.

I also believe, though, that you must help support the people that...
Forum: Nutrition 09-17-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,259
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: What your doctor doesn't know about nutrition

One meal has 7 ounces of meat for me. An entire day with only 7 ounces? I don't think so.

283 grams of carbs = about 3.5 day's worth of carbs for me.

I can't even imagine how I would feel eating...
Forum: Nutrition 09-16-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,054
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Which Paleo Book?

I look forward to reading The Paleo Solution. I have already heard a lot of great things about it.

Was Primal Body Primal Mind good?
Forum: Nutrition 09-16-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,054
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Which Paleo Book?

I have not read Paleo Solution yet.

I have read The Paleo Diet, and The Primal Blueprint.

I would definitely recommend The Primal Blueprint. It is more all-encompasing (diet, sleep, play,...
Forum: Nutrition 09-08-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,913
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Curious about Paleo challenge ... but ...

As I read your original post, I was thiniking to myself, "I bet she has an infant at home". :)

I have a 2 year old son. I know there is a big difference between 2 years old, and 12 weeks old, but I...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,106
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: VFF alternatives

This guy from the forum at Mark's Daily Apple contacted Vibram with a similar problem, and got great customer service. Might be worth a...
Forum: Exercises 09-01-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,806
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: I Want To Be A Kipper!

I am not sure if you are trying to push away at the top of the pull-up or not, but when I read the above it made me thing of what helped me to improve.

When I learned to better push away from the...
Forum: Nutrition 08-30-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,884
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: so, what did you have for dinner tonight?

Salad with grilled shrimp, bacon, avocado, pepper-jack cheese, and heirloom tomatoes.
Forum: Nutrition 08-22-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,432
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Need improvements on my diet

This is an outstanding slow cooker book. (http://www.amazon.com/Slow-Cooker-Cookbook-Easy-Make/dp/0811866572) (WFS)

It is not specifically paleo/primal. But, I eat Primal and it's easy enough to...
Forum: Fitness 08-17-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,449
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: How to get from "good" to "great?"

Diet and sleep are huge. Lately I have been learning the importance of getting enough sleep, and the effect it has on my training. For me there is a very big difference between 6 hours of sleep (and...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 08-11-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,253
Posted By Andrew Thompson
Re: Best Live Show You've Seen?

Flogging Molly at The House of Blues in San Diego.

Bad Religion at The House of Blues (it's a small venue, so it makes seeing bands there very cool).

Ministry back in 1993.
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