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    I'm a big fan of using doorways to stretch/open...

    I'm a big fan of using doorways to stretch/open my chest. Stand in the doorway, place hands on the door frame a little lower than shoulder level, and lean forward while holding onto the doorframe....
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    Coffee (bulletproof, or not, depending on the day...

    Coffee (bulletproof, or not, depending on the day ahead)
    Greens (either cooked with garlic/onion or salad-y)
    Meat
    A regular veg (broc, cauli, brussels sprouts, eggplant, tomatoes, summer squash,...
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    I like and use both stevia the herb and the...

    I like and use both stevia the herb and the liquid form for smoothies or primal-ish sweets. I have never tried drying and powdering the plant I grow, but will try that in the future. Thanks for the...
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    I don't mind plastic containers or baggies for...

    I don't mind plastic containers or baggies for cold stuff, but I try to stick to glass for hot stuff. I use a lot of mason jars and pyrex. No microwave in my house, so I reheat everything stovetop or...
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    I got the idea to drizzle olive oil over a steak...

    I got the idea to drizzle olive oil over a steak a week or so ago, and it was quite a revelation! Amazing. I imagine butter will be even better. I'm going to try chipotle butter on tonight's steak!...
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    Glad this thread came up. There's an Asian...

    Glad this thread came up. There's an Asian grocery near me... And I run hot and cold on it. It does have a huge meat section (in fact, first investigated this place because I feed my dog raw meat),...
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    My two favorite things: bacon and easy... Had...

    My two favorite things: bacon and easy...
    Had this for an early dinner tonight. Thanks for the inspiration!
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    And whether Pete's Fine Meats in Houston sells...

    And whether Pete's Fine Meats in Houston sells them...
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    Trader Joe's also carries frozen kale!

    Trader Joe's also carries frozen kale!
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    Never had goat chops, but when I was in Kenya, I...

    Never had goat chops, but when I was in Kenya, I had the local barbecue, referred to as nyama choma. You go pick the bit of goat you want, and they cook it while you enjoy the glorious sunshine and a...
  11. I'm actually on my fifth pair of VFFs. When you...

    I'm actually on my fifth pair of VFFs. When you wear them so much, it's easy to wear them out.
    And yes, I often get asked if they're comfortable. When I first got them, in 09, I think, I would say...
  12. Dune surfing rocks! The park rangers at Monahans...

    Dune surfing rocks! The park rangers at Monahans State Park were particularly friendly when I visited a few years back.

    Scrubby West Texas is gorgeous.
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    Since I'm cooking for one, I usually try to batch...

    Since I'm cooking for one, I usually try to batch and freeze. And ground beef works well for me. I'll mix up a batch of meatloaf and bake 2 servings immediately and form the remainder into little...
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    Not Peruvian. But my brother-in-law is, and he's...

    Not Peruvian. But my brother-in-law is, and he's introduced me to some excellent food over the years...

    And then, just a week or two ago, I got this link from America's Test Kitchen (home of...
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    I always make this with bone-in chicken thighs,...

    I always make this with bone-in chicken thighs, but no reason you couldn't try it out on a breast.

    For four thighs, I usually use about:
    1 large clove minced or chopped garlic
    1 t powdered...
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    All - Finding quality and true olive oil is...

    All -
    Finding quality and true olive oil is difficult enough. But I'm looking for the light-tasting but pure olive oil to use in making homemade mayo. Does anyone have any advice or favored brands...
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    This.

    This.
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    Ah, growing up I always loved those bites with...

    Ah, growing up I always loved those bites with small chunks of bread in the meatloaf. Miss them a little still, but mostly in context with recalling family dinners. Now, I tend to use ground...
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    Man oh man am I happy to see some ideas here......

    Man oh man am I happy to see some ideas here... First let me say I typically don't eat brekkie on days when I work in the office because it just takes me several hours to even get hungry once I wake...
  20. Thread: Grammar-Nazis

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    Every time I hear someone say "I love me some...

    Every time I hear someone say "I love me some (fill-in-the-blank)" my estimation of that person's IQ drops 10 points.
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    This works for just about any big hunk of meat...

    This works for just about any big hunk of meat that you cook -- be it a pork or beef roast, a whole chicken or turkey or ham or -- so on. Eat it hot out of the oven on the night you cook. Then for...
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    A couple of things come to mind. Yes, it's been...

    A couple of things come to mind.
    Yes, it's been suggested to grow your own veg. That's great if you've got a yard, or a balcony with a sunny window and can grow in containers. I've had difficulty...
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    Avoiding caffeine helps. Exercise early in the...

    Avoiding caffeine helps. Exercise early in the day, or in mid-day helps. Exercise within 2 hours or caffeine within 8 hours of turning in is unhelpful for me.
    Once you've exhausted the realm of...
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    Snacking... I like to have easy snacks on hand...

    Snacking... I like to have easy snacks on hand that can double for meal components. They may take a bit of up-front time, like making brekkie or dinner, but a five or ten-minute investment on Sunday...
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    OMG, I made my first successful batch of homemade...

    OMG, I made my first successful batch of homemade mayo yesty, and it is DE-VINE! Now I get it. For the record, I used a stick blender and the drizzle method. I used some in deviled eggs, and I will...
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