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10 Jan

Weekend Link Love – Edition 79

weekend link loveThe Food & Dining section of the NY Times talks goats, fainting goats. And if you want these goats to live, eat them. That’s right, eat them to save them.

Not to be outdone by Food & Dining, the NY Times Business Section talks docs – documentaries about obesity. And who’s funding the latest fat doc? Why, Glaxo, the makers of the explosive-diarrhea weight loss pill, Alli! No conflict of interest there.

Green Guide created a beef label decoder which shows you just what those little “certified,” “verified,” and “approved” stickers mean. (thanks @ the 8 readers who emailed me the link, and Lifehacker, who found it)

Feasting on Fitness read my reading list and decided to make an addendum with several more great Primal blogs, books, and webstores. I second Kristy’s picks.

Fitness Spotlight recently started their own 30 Day Challenge. They’re already a week in, but it’s not too late to begin. Each day brings a new post with information on transitioning to a healthier lifestyle, plus a specific task to accomplish.

Looking for a Primal comic strip? Sheldon Comics illustrates a love letter to almond butter.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One Year Ago (January 3 – 9)

Comment of the Week

Amen to that! I have recently developed an allergy to mascara and I’m learning to like my face without a lot of makeup (this from a 36 year old former teenage goth queen). I only wear concealer and lipstick most of the time, and I’m seeing beauty in myself that I never saw before simply from not being conditioned to expect the look of makeup.

It’s most definitely a reflection of emotional security and self-love more than anything else. The more wisdom I get under my belt, the less crap I put on my face.

-Emmay from Off-Label Cosmetic Prescriptions


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. Thank you so much for the meat label decoder! I don’t have direct access to a farm so being able to know exactly what each label means at a grocery/health food store is absolutely essential. Props to LifeHacker.

    LadyGrok wrote on January 10th, 2010
  2. We got some exposure in the media again! New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/fashion/10caveman.html?pagewanted=1

    Alejandro wrote on January 10th, 2010
  3. No such thing as “primal pizza?”

    HA! I beg to differ.

    If, that’s the case, then creativity doesn’t exist either.

    Doug wrote on January 10th, 2010
    • Kind of what I was thinking. I’ve made about 5 different versions of primal pizza and even a few that would be considered 100% paleo.

      Grok wrote on January 10th, 2010
  4. The NYTimes has an interesting article about New Yorkers living a “caveman lifestyle”.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/fashion/10caveman.html?ref=style

    Amara wrote on January 10th, 2010
  5. I published a summarized version of Good Calories, Bad Calories (Taubes) this week: http://higher-thought.net/2010/01/good-calories-bad-calories-summarized-in-point-form/

    I was hoping it would make this Weekend Link Love… maybe next week.

    Toban wrote on January 10th, 2010
  6. Thank you for linking our recipe! We hope that people try it and enjoy it!

    Lindsey and Web Smith
    CrossFitChron.com

    Lindsey and Web Smith wrote on January 10th, 2010
  7. Man, I can’t wait to try that Primal Pizza recipe and the eggs in Marinara recipe. Thank you Mark for posting these links! Also, thanks to Lindsey and Web Smith of CrossFitChron and Food Renegade for coming up with these awesome recipes!

    Steve-O

    Steve-O wrote on January 10th, 2010
  8. The info on the meat label decoder was awesome. Thank you so much for that. It will really help me to make both the wisest and most cost effective choices when buying meat now. It can be so confusing as a single mom to want to buy the cleanest and most humane product, but trying to buy all of the other essentials needed to feed two little growing boys. My limited income sometimes dictates what quality I buy, but now I feel like atleast when I am making a choice I have the info that I need to make the best one, before I was so confused.I have found that if you think of buying the more expensive meats (because they are the healthiest) that after a while it is like having a savings amount taken out of your check-you do not miss it and you know that the pay off in the long run is worth it.

    pauleygirl wrote on January 10th, 2010
  9. Wow, I might try that pizza recipe on my pizza-loving husband some day.

    May I share something I just discovered about raw eggs? If you mix up several yolks (I use four) with some olive oil, seasoning/spices, and a splash of vinegar, it makes a surprisingly delightful salad dressing.

    Emily wrote on January 11th, 2010
  10. And the bald faced lie of the day award goes to Galaxo!

    “This won’t be a marketing tool at all”

    Dave, RN wrote on January 11th, 2010
  11. Wow, thank you for the Weekend Link Love, Mark! I am so grateful! Glad you liked my recommendations! I really enjoyed your comprehensive list and hope my readers found some great information.

    I would add that everyone should look into buying a portion of a grassfed cow as local to them as possible. I bought half a cow from Morris Grassfed
    http://www.morrisgrassfed.com/
    in north-central CA and loved it so much and ate it so fast, that I bought another half only a few months later! There is NOTHING like grassfed beef!

    Kristy A. wrote on January 11th, 2010
  12. Primal Pizza actually sounds like it would be really nice and if it was on a menu at a restaurant is definitely something I’d look into.

    Richard Shelmerdine wrote on January 12th, 2010
  13. Everytime I hear Vampire Weekend, the lyrics to Holiday in Cambodia spring to mind.

    Koozies can coolers wrote on January 12th, 2010
  14. Just heard that god-awful yelp on White Sky…. it sounds like a cross between japanese porn and a gay leprechaun….hideous.

    Koozies can coolers wrote on January 12th, 2010

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