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  • #16
    Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    I've made it a point my whole life to try new stuff as much as possible--both things I think I'll love and things I think I'll hate. I get TONS of amazing stories from doing this. It can be something mundane like some new food, or something crazy and adventurous...and dangerous.
    Oh, wow, Mr. Anthony! I would SO love to hang out with you!! That is my philosophy, too! My kids know that every time I leave the house, I am apt to do something unexpected (but safe - good role model for the kids and all, you know), and the oldest won't let me go on any longer day out without her just so she doesn't miss out on some wierdness.


    Last week I tried rendering suet to make tallow for the first time.

    The week before, I went to a Pagan Witches Ball for the first time - very, very fun event (billed as family friendly, and it was, too).

    What a beautiful idea for a thread! I'm subscribing to this one...
    I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post
      Oh, wow, Mr. Anthony! I would SO love to hang out with you!! That is my philosophy, too! My kids know that every time I leave the house, I am apt to do something unexpected (but safe - good role model for the kids and all, you know), and the oldest won't let me go on any longer day out without her just so she doesn't miss out on some wierdness.

      Haha. My life philosophy usually goes like this when I'm faced with a new experience:

      "What are the odds this will kill me?" If that answer is 'less than 50%', I'll do it no questions asked. If the odds are higher than 50%, my next question is "will I have an amazing story if I survive?" If that answer is 'yes', I'm probably doing it. Get great stories that way.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by PoeticPixe View Post
        I'm so "borrowing" this idea for my future students. =) I think this will enthuse children. They love sharing, and it will encourage them to be a bit more adventurous. Thanks for the idea!! I'll make it a point to try something new this week as well.
        do it...it's great. it can take a little coaxing at first, but once they realize that i'm not talking about skydiving, they get into it a little bit more. i teach college creative writing, and i was amazed to find out how dull most college students can be once the semester gets going a bit, so this started off as a thing to give them experiences to write about. now, it's much more focused on being aware and connecting to a moment, noticing what it's like to discover something...stuff that helps them actually put something into their work. but, i think this could work for any subject.
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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        • #19
          Originally posted by primalrob View Post
          i was amazed to find out how dull most college students can be once the semester gets going a bit, so this started off as a thing to give them experiences to write about. now, it's much more focused on being aware and connecting to a moment, noticing what it's like to discover something...stuff that helps them actually put something into their work. but, i think this could work for any subject.
          This really struck a chord with me. Being in college, I can vouch that classes and all that really sap my creativity. During breaks and over the summer when I'm just working, this doesn't happen. It's something about academia.

          I'm giving this idea a shot, and I don't know about any subject, but hopefully it will help with my music.

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          • #20
            Put up my first ever batch of beet kvass.

            I bought some beet salad from WFoods the other day. I knew I could improve on it, so I bought a big honkin' beet. Then the temps went from 86F to the high 60s almost overnight, and I wasn't in the mood for salad. Then someone posted about beet kvass, which I'd never heard of. So, the planet was obviously telling me something. Or I was just desperate to do something with that big honkin' beet.

            Not sure if I'll count this as my new thing this week, because the results and subsequent tasting are at least a week and a half away. But just in case, I thought I'd post it.

            Also went to a Halloween party on Saturday, and while this isn't technically a new thing, I've been more and more reclusive in the 3-and half years since my mother died. So, it was a bit of a thing for me. It was okay. I think I still like strangers better than people I know.
            "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

            B*tch-lite

            Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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            • #21
              i started convict conditioning today. even though i've done these movements before, i tried them with the new approach from cc, and i was surprised. i'm starting at the very beginning and going slow (cadence), which gave me the opportunity to really notice where things are firing. i even started a training journal to track all of it.
              i'm a little shocked at how much my shoulders burn after doing wall pushups.
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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              • #22
                I'm almost embarrassed to post this since it's just not that uncommon a thing.

                Spaghetti squash. Loved it. Put it in the oven as most recipes recommend to get it spaghettified. In a pan I mixed up some ground beef, tomato sauce, and mushrooms. Mixed the spaghetti squash in the pan, dumped it all into a small loaf pan. Mixed in some mozz. Topped with mozz. Put back in oven 'til mozz melted. Oh yum.

                Since spaghetti was always my least favorite pasta anyway, the squash didn't have to live up to anything. But it is so delicious that I wonder why wheat spaghetti even exists.
                "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                B*tch-lite

                Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                  I bought some beet salad from WFoods the other day. I knew I could improve on it, so I bought a big honkin' beet. Then the temps went from 86F to the high 60s almost overnight, and I wasn't in the mood for salad. Then someone posted about beet kvass, which I'd never heard of. So, the planet was obviously telling me something. Or I was just desperate to do something with that big honkin' beet.
                  I love this thread!! But I have been hearing all about beef heart from several different places so maybe the planet is telling me I need to get some of that! Have no idea what to do with one but maybe I should give it a shot in light of the thread... This primal thing is finally teaching me to cook!
                  Breathe. Move forward.

                  I just eat what I want...

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                  • #24
                    Um... Where am I likely to find a beef heart?
                    Breathe. Move forward.

                    I just eat what I want...

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                    • #25
                      What an amazing idea! I am in. Thanks everyone for sharing. Since going paleo I have tried lots of new foods and new ways of cooking. Found out I loved brussel sprouts roasted and cabbage is awesome. I tried Kabocha squash earlier this week. Highly recommend it. May be too late today. But tomorrow I am finding something new.
                      You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                      Age 48
                      height 5'3
                      SW 215 lbs
                      CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                      LW 172 lbs
                      GW 125ish lbs

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                      • #26
                        This week I embarked on a quest of sobriety. One week in. It was necessary--and I can't say I've ever been happier and calmer about not drinking.
                        "The mountains are calling and I must go."
                        --John Muir


                        "I don't know what's wrong with me, but I love this shit."
                        --Tommy Caldwell


                        ‎"Think like a geek. Eat like a hunter. Train like a fighter. Look like a model. Live beyond."
                        --Hyperlithic

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                        • #27
                          excursivey, I'm guessing a butcher? I don't know about AZ grocery stores and which ones specialize in what. Liver is my organ meat of choice, so I haven't explored that area of food much yet.

                          valmason01, cool. I'm having fun with the foods, but eventually, I'll have to branch out into a behavior.

                          Clymb, I'm sure you'll succeed! I drink a little less every month. By the time Mardi Gras ended this year I was in deep doodoo when it came to alcohol consumption. Then I sprained my ankle and was practically bed ridden for a month. More daily consumption (for the pain, yeah that's it ). Now I'm only drinking on the weekends. I feel so much better. Next step is to skip the occasional weekend.
                          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                          B*tch-lite

                          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                            Clymb, I'm sure you'll succeed! I drink a little less every month. By the time Mardi Gras ended this year I was in deep doodoo when it came to alcohol consumption. Then I sprained my ankle and was practically bed ridden for a month. More daily consumption (for the pain, yeah that's it ). Now I'm only drinking on the weekends. I feel so much better. Next step is to skip the occasional weekend.
                            Thanks for the support I'm only 22 so it makes it a little difficult, especially when going out with people, but sometimes you just gotta do what ya gotta do. And good luck to you in your quest as well!

                            Oh, and to excursivey, I'm not sure where in AZ you live, but if you're ANYWHERE in the valley you should be near an Asian market, and they have beef heart at those.
                            "The mountains are calling and I must go."
                            --John Muir


                            "I don't know what's wrong with me, but I love this shit."
                            --Tommy Caldwell


                            ‎"Think like a geek. Eat like a hunter. Train like a fighter. Look like a model. Live beyond."
                            --Hyperlithic

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                            • #29
                              Omg. Duck leg comfit. I used this recipe: Easy Duck Confit Recipe | Simply Recipes In addition,. I made french fries in duck fat. Many use the double fry method, but I parboiled the potatoes and then fried them ind duck fat. Totally wonderful. This is a time consuming, but really easy preparation.

                              If you have acess to chickens that run around all day, this would work fine. Duck "ain't" cheap. But this was yummy as hell.
                              "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                              B*tch-lite

                              Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                              • #30
                                valmason01, cool. I'm having fun with the foods, but eventually, I'll have to branch out into a behavior.
                                JoanieL thats funny because I had the exact same thought. The behavior is a lot harder There are a lot of things I want to do that I have never done but just can't seem to figure out the first step. Anyway! Today I ate at a new restaurant for lunch..The Tasty Buddah. And I must admit it was very tasty...
                                You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                                Age 48
                                height 5'3
                                SW 215 lbs
                                CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                                LW 172 lbs
                                GW 125ish lbs

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