Sunday, January 7, 2018

Weekend Link Love — Edition 485

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Obese or overweight black people with vitamin deficiencies who took 4000 IUs of vitamin D—six times the recommended dose—saw rapid reductions in arterial stiffness.

Some people are immune to CRISPR gene modification.

Acetaldehyde, a toxic metabolite of alcohol, damages the DNA of stem cells.

A genetic predisposition toward greater insulin responses increases the risk of obesity.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 207: Mark Sisson and Robb Wolf: I get together with Robb to answer some listener questions and talk about what we’ve been up to.

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

What’s the evolutionary purpose of gods?

The epigenetic power of postnatal contact. Or, why you should touch, nurse, carry, and wear your babies.

Media, Schmedia

Yet again, the best diets get ranked last in this year’s “Best Diets” list.

People in San Francisco are spending almost $40 for 2.5 gallons of untreated, unfiltered “raw” water.

Everything Else

You might remember the story of Leafy, the little girl who went keto to successfully treat her seizures. Now her parents want to help other families discover the power of food as medicine, and they need your help.

Florida man fills car with frozen iguanas, car warms up, iguanas come back to life and crash the car.

Any Lovecraft fans?

Just imagine this dementia treatment using virtual reality.

Fishing trip.

Here’s why the Chinese are so into drinking hot water.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Food I should eat more of: Mushrooms.

Sure would be nice to have: The gene variant that protects against Alzheimer’s even in the presence of other established genetic risk factors.

Article I’m pondering: The case for thinking of death as a process.

Fact I was surprised (and pleased) to learn: 40% of Hong Kong consists of nature preserves and county parks.

News I didn’t enjoy: Chocolate is set to go extinct in 40 years.

Recipe Corner

  • Go bigos or go home.
  • Make-ahead breakfasts are often the only way people these days can eat in the mornings. This chorizo frittata is a great example.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 7– Jan 13)

Comment of the Week

I’m going to start by using proper grammar to live awesomely.

– You’re doing good so far, George P. Burdell.


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One-Pan Barbecue Chicken

Hi, guys! Happy Sunday!

It’s freeeeezing here (it was -3 degrees F when I woke up), so we’re just hanging out and getting things done around the house. More on that in a minute!

Since it’s Sunday and you might be doing some meal planning or food prep today, I wanted to share one of the easiest and most delicious dinners I’ve ever created. Seriously, we’ve made this same meal 3 weeks in a row now, and we’re still obsessed. It’s a recipe for 5-ingredient (yep) barbecue chicken with bacon (!) made in a single pan. Guys, it doesn’t get easier than this! Definitely check out the recipe below, give it a whirl, and let me know what you think. It’s definitely a good one! But, first, here are some photos from yesterday.

My Saturday morning started with a new favorite breakfast: Two rice cakes – one with peanut butter, banana slices, and cinnamon and the other with avocado and Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. So good and so filling!

After breakfast, Quinn and I headed to CrossFit while Mal got started on tiling the backsplash in our kitchen. (Thanks to everyone who weighed in on our options!)

At CrossFit, I did a fun partner workout with my friend Marisa. I made it to the front squats, no problem, but then scaled the weight to #35 just to be safe. I didn’t feel any pain in my back or hip, but there was definitely some weird pressure in the area, so I decided not to push it. The rest of the workout went fine, and I felt great!

After CrossFit, Quinn and I swung by Coffee Shack for an iced coffee and donut. He picked a chocolate-frosted with sprinkles! 🙂

We ran into some friends at Coffee Shack, so we hung out with them for a little while.

Then, it was off to Trader Joe’s to do our grocery shopping for the week. Quinn found “Larry the Lobster” and got a lollipop! 🙂

I found some Hi-Protein Veggie Burgers at Trader Joe’s that have good marcos, decent ingredients, and vegan, so I figured I’d share.

I had one with buffalo sauce yesterday afternoon as a snack, and they’re pretty tasty!

Back at home, the backsplash project was in full effect!

Both Mal and Quinn were starving, so I made everyone lunch in our crazy kitchen. After that, Quinn went down for his nap, so I headed into my office to work for a couple of hours.  When he woke up, Mal was still in the midst of backsplash madness, so I kept Qman occupied for the rest of the evening. We played all sorts of fun games, built epic blanket forts, and even baked a batch of cookies! 🙂

Stud Finder + paperclips was a huge hit!

Cookie recipe coming to CNC soon!

Today, Mal and one of his buddies are finishing off the backsplash. It was a much more complicated project than he intended, but it’s coming together and looking great. I’ll share photos of the final product with you guys soon!

One-Pan Barbecue Chicken


  • 6 pieces of thick-cut bacon, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 6 chicken thighs, approximately 1.5 pounds
  • 2 cups frozen chopped peppers and onions <— I used the fire-roasted ones from Trader Joe’s
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce


  1. In a large skillet on medium-high heat, cook bacon pieces until browned.
  2. In the same skillet with the bacon, add the chicken thighs and cook on both sides until browned and cooked through.
  3. Add peppers, onions, and diced tomatoes and continue to cook until peppers and onions are warm and no longer frozen.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer and then stir in the barbecue sauce. Continue to simmer until sauce is heated through.
  5. Serve over rice, pasta, mashed potatoes, or your favorite veggies!

Makes 6 servings

Macros: P: 25 C: 17 F: 10

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Clean Eating Asian Style Pork Chops Recipe

Sometimes, you just need something a little different for dinner. Something like these clean eating Asian style pork chops.

I mean, it’s fine to eat the same stuff over and for a little while, but… Read more →

from The Gracious Pantry