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22 Aug

Weekend Link Love

In case you missed it on the side bar, Cavegirl got a new tattoo! You might recognize it…

Being cheap can cost you. The Huffington Post adds more insight into what most folks in the Primalsphere already know: saving a dollar at the grocery store can cost you three at the pharmacy.

First the double down, and now the chicken skin sandwich? I’d bet a dollar KFC comes out with a bun made of fried potato wedges within the next six months.

If you’ve already mastered the standard plank, here’s a few more plank variations from Conditioning Research.

McDonald’s truth in advertising?

Have you had a chance to do last Monday’s WOW yet? Primal Toad did, check out his WOW video here.

And finally, you went Primal, gave up corn, but now what will you do with all those spare cobs?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

Two years ago (August 15 – 21)

  • Choose Your Own Stir-Fry Adventure – A mix-and-match of Primal ingredients that will leave you with an endless variety of easy, healthy meals.
  • The Primal Eating Plan for Dogs – Yep, canines are carnivores. So why does Purina insist on stuffing them with oat-chunk? Find out what your four-legged friend should be eating.

Comment of the Week

My only criticism for the Work out of the Week is the abbreviation. WOW makes me think of something else entirely. Punch it into a google search engine. Imagine how confused people will be if they go to a site like ‘wowhead’. Perhaps if you mix in punching some night elves in the face it would be all good. Thanks for the workout Mark, going to do this one today in 95+ 95% humidity! (I keep telling people the humidity is good for the skin!)

Mike Wootini from Workout of the Week (WOW)

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. I love the Grok tatoo… LOVE it!

    Thanks for the love Mark! Engaging in the WOW was an absolute blast and having the sprinklers turn on made it that much more exhilarating. I did not know that would happen… really…

    I remember the comment on the WOW – it does stand for something completely different (world of warcraft) but I say its fine if you keep it.

    And, I love the money saving article – so true. People just don’t realize it until they go broke in there 50s, 60s or sooner now days…

    Primal Toad wrote on August 22nd, 2010
  2. I liked the article on cheap food and the cost of our health. But really, I don’t want Drs. Ornish, Oz and Roizen on a medical health board for the nation promoting more grains, carbs and low fat… that will only feed the vicious cycle.

    Katt wrote on August 22nd, 2010
    • AMEN!

      tess wrote on August 22nd, 2010
  3. Funny that Jamie Oliver is described as a “radical chef “. This is the same guy who suggested putting Sainsbury’s Turkey Twizzlers on school menus ( Sainsbury’s is a large UK supermarket chain who just happen to be one of his sponsors….). Nothing radical about him, just the usual CW crap, although he does to be fair emphasise veg and fruit.

    David Young wrote on August 22nd, 2010
    • He wanted them taken off menus actually and spent time focussing on training kitchen staff to prepare real food not use processed stuff.

      He’s been out and about in the States too preaching about reducing sugar – he’s not Primal by a long stretch but he is moving in the right direction.

      Kelda – aka Cavegirl :-)

      Kelda wrote on August 23rd, 2010
  4. Chicken skin sandwich.. satire at it’s best!

    Troy wrote on August 22nd, 2010
    • Yep — the site linked makes it sound like they take it seriously, but the original version of the article has the “SATIRE” spelled out in the list of cities.

      Still, skinwich = horrifying!

      Jen wrote on August 22nd, 2010
  5. “Chicken skin” also means goosebumps. This just doesn’t do it for me. Prbably more of a rash.

    R Dunn wrote on August 22nd, 2010
  6. David you’re wrong about Jamie Oliver; he took turkey twizzlers off the school menu!
    He uses pasta and bread etc but at least he brought back real ingredients and cooking to school kitchens. He advertises for Sainsburys but he’s also achieved a lot in exposing the harsh reality of intensive pig and poultry farming. Maybe not a primal hero, but a good guy!

    Simon M wrote on August 22nd, 2010
    • Yea I love what Jamie Oliver is doing. He is helping turn around the schools of young children. The rules don’t even allow him to avoid grains – 2 servings is a standard rule.

      Not that he would make all the food primal. But, what Jamie is doing is a huge step in the right direction. Let Jamie do what he is doing and maybe down the road the schools will serve Primal Food…

      Primal Toad wrote on August 22nd, 2010
  7. I’ve never done any primal workouts yet and I am really dying to try this one. As soon as it stops raining I’ll head out to the backyard to start!

    Regarding the new KFC sandwich…I’m sorry, but whoever comes up with this crap is f**ked in the head. LOL

    Unamused Mouse wrote on August 22nd, 2010
  8. I love chicken skins and don’t see the prob with them. IMO, the prob is the bread and the oil they would probably fry them in. The chicken skins would be the healthy part. Did I mention that I really love chicken skins?

    Eva wrote on August 22nd, 2010
  9. Lok’tar Ogar!

    Perhaps one of the WOW’s should be called ‘Burning Crusade’ and another ‘Cataclysm’ it might jack up the hit count.

    Now I can say that I enjoy WOW without seeming like a total nerd. Wait, just a different kind of nerd I guess.

    Mike Wootini wrote on August 23rd, 2010
  10. Reply to this if you think that the graphic for Weekend Link Love is kinda lame.

    Michael wrote on August 24th, 2010
  11. For what it’s worth there’s a glaring error in the French phrase at the top of Cavegirl’s blog.

    What she posted literally translates to “More and in you”. =)

    I think she means to say “Plus est en vous”, which, although sounding a bit cryptic to native French ears, is grammatically correct.

    Louis wrote on August 24th, 2010
  12. FWIW the KFC chicken skin sandwich was a hoax.

    Carl wrote on August 24th, 2010
  13. Just a heads up for those of you, like me, who read Mark’s book and saw his sample travel week menu which included an omelet from IHOP that he said was one of his favorites. Thinking since Mark doesn’t do grains, and recommended it, that I would have no problem eating there as well, I ate at an IHOP in Casper, WY on a trip this weekend. The first bite of my omelet tasted a little sweet, which I thought was weird, but took a couple more bites before my brain kicked in and I remembered that some places put flour in their eggs for omelets (maybe to stretch the eggs?). So I asked the waitress who told me that they put pancake batter in their omelet eggs. That was definitely the smallest breakfast I’ve had in awhile, and being gluten intolerant, I have paid for it for two days now. Just a word to the wise on IHOP. They said it was noted in the menu, but who’s that awake early in the morning. Sure wasn’t noted on the individual omelet descriptions.

    Linda wrote on August 24th, 2010

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