Sunday, May 22, 2011

We the People (Against Milk)

In our latest episode of Tax Dollars Well Spent, The FDA is busting Amish farmers who sell raw milk across state lines.

People who go out of their way to pay 6 bucks a gallon for fresh, unpasteurized milk know the risk(s) they are incurring.  I cannot fathom how anyone thinks it's a good idea for the feds to get involved in this kind of matter.

Monday, May 16, 2011

More Conventional Wisdom

A Healthy Eating Guide For Men.

This says that eating steak is bad when you "skip the whole grains" (and veggies).  A lot of whole grain studies seem to focus on people who eat whole grains rather than other forms of grains.

I want a study that compares a high-carb/low-fat "whole grain" diet against an omega-3 rich higher fat, lower carb Paleo diet.  Sure, people got crank on bacon-only atkins at 20g of carbs per day.

Let's really take a look at 100g of veggies on a Paleo diet with some grass fed beef.  Compare that to a high-carb low fat diet.

For me, I'll take the salad and the side of pork ribs.


Please take a look at one such study, as analyzed by Tribal God, Mark Sisson:

Saturday, May 14, 2011


I'm not diabetic, but I have plenty of loved ones who are.  I take this crap personal.

Google "dietary guidelines for diabetics" sometime.  I'll wait.  My second hit was for Mayo Clinic, who surprisingly cites exactly no sources in the entire article I found.   Here's a sample, healthy meal for diabetics.

  • Breakfast. Whole-wheat pancakes or waffles, one piece of fruit, 1 cup of low-fat milk.
  • Lunch. Chicken kabob, 1/2 cup of steamed broccoli, 1/2 cup of cooked rice, 1/2 cup of juice.
  • Dinner. Pasta primavera prepared with broccoli, carrots, zucchini, yellow squash and Parmesan cheese, 1 cup of low-fat milk.
  • Snacks. Six homemade crispy corn tortilla chips, 1/2 cup fresh vegetables with a seasoned garlic sauce.
I swear, I'd explain what my problem with this is, if I didn't think my brain would fall out of my ears.  It really says something that we've become so lipid-phobic that our reputable links are encouraging diabetics to drink Juice, eat pancakes, fruit, rice, pasta, and tortilla chips in a given day.

Can we please, as a country, get past this low-fat-milk crap.  God willing I will milk a cow this labor day, owned by Amish farmers and drink it's deadly, creamy, unpasteurized froth.  

My Food Pyramid


What a lovely site.  No really.  I found a nice, customized graph to tell me how to eat a healthy 2,800 calorie per day diet which should be appropriate for a man of my activity level, age, and weight.

Eat plenty of grains, especially high fiber grains that are whole, and drink low fat milk.

Given that, worldwide, I think it's safe to say that over half of us are intolerant to either grains or lactose, how can both of these food groups be on the list of recommended foods?

The good news?  I can have 7 whole ounces of meats and beans each day.  But lean meat... wouldn't want any fats.

Okay I can't take this anymore, so here is a picture of bacon.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Offal redux, Sweetbreads

A bit time consuming to cook (and intimidating), but quite tasty.  Beef Sweetbreads.  Soak em, boil em, grill em, eat em.

I ate maybe 1/5 of them, the rest of my dinner party liked them a lot, even ample sirloin, pork ribs, and pork chops.

If you're trying to "get into offal", I recommended this as a first step!  (And a cheap, delicious treat)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Hamburger Helper

Hamburger doesn't need help. It needs onion, garlic, and some spices.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Avoiding Faleo

Found a new blog thanks to Mark's blog, and it debunks some "Bad Paleo" that she calls "Faleo"

Best Quote:

"Eat some freaking pork belly....a lot of pork belly maybe in some mashed tubers...and some fatty lamb doused in coconut milk...and some short ribs doused in tallow...and a bunch of shrimp cocktails. Eat that stuff until you aren't hungry and then tell me whether the paleo diet works for you. "