Sunday, August 5, 2018

Lots of Questions & Answers This Week [Instagram Live]

Hi, guys! Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Last week’s edition of CNC Instagram Live included all sorts of questions from you guys via the “Ask me a question” feature on Instagram – thank you to those of you submitted one! I hope you guys find my responses helpful. If you missed the 24 hour replay of this IG Live, here it is for your viewing pleasure! 🙂

In this episode, I chat about:

  • Quinn napping as a 4-year-old
  • CrossFit after baby
  • Favorite podcasts
    • Girls Gone WOD
    • Meathead Hippy
    • Food Blogger Pro
    • The Thrillest Podcast
    • Healthy Mom’s Podcast
    • Paleomg Uncensored
    • Pursuing Health with Julie Foucher
    • Chasing Excellence with Ben Bergeron
    • The Goop Podcast
    • The Paleo Solution with Robb Wolfe
  • Update on natural deodorant
  • What I would tell my 26-year-old self
  • How often I hit my macro numbers

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 515

Research of the Week

“Good cholesterol” may not be so good in postmenopausal women.

The path to a man’s heart is through his gut bacteria.

60% of babies born worldwide fail to breastfeed within the first hour, missing a crucial window of nutrition.

Giving doctors a little “nudge” triples statin prescription rates.

Using ultrasound to open the blood brain barrier in Alzheimer’s patients could enable delivery of helpful drugs.

We’re doomed. Robots can guilt us out of turning them off.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 267: CJ Hunt: Host Elle Russ chats with CJ Hunt, producer and host of the first ever Paleo documentary, The Perfect Human Diet.

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

Does butter give you fatty liver?

Media, Schmedia

Which states exercise the most (and least)?

Guess I’ll have to shelve the undenatured centipede protein powder Primal Kitchen® was about to unveil.

Everything Else

I dig this Hollywood nutritionist’s smoothie template.

Just do squats.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

10-point plan I agree with: Laird Hamilton’s, for defying your age and supercharging your body.

Quick Q&A I enjoyed: The one I did with Vibram.

Concept I’ve pondered: Why are people willing spend hundreds of dollars on painful, objectively unpleasant obstacle course races?

Nice post from Gary Taubes: “Thoughts on a Black Swan 2: The Hadza and Honey

Miscellaneous news I enjoyed: Crickets are good for your gut.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jul 29– Aug 4)

Comment of the Week

“Just the other day I was thinking about frozen animals “coming back to life”. I once carried in firewood for the wood stove in the winter with two wasps encased in ice on one or two pieces. I had the fire going after and was on the computer, which was next to the stove, when I felt something on my arm. It was one of the wasps. Then after I got rid of it, I saw the other one crawling around, which I got rid of too (they went from cold to really, really warm). Prior to that experience I was not aware that wasps had the ability to be cryogenically preserved.”

– Interesting, Animanarchy.


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Clean Eating Chickpea Orzo Salad Recipe

If you love Orzo, this clean eating chickpea orzo salad could put a delicious twist on an old favorite.

Orzo is delicious stuff. While often mistaken for a grain, this pasta is a wonderful way to make a fun salad. Like most pastas, you can find it made with either white, processed flour or whole grain flour. So look for the box of whole grain orzo.

Clean Eating Chickpea Orzo Salad Recipe


  • Orzo is popular in Europe and is often used in Italian, Greek, Turkish and Arabic cooking.
  • You’ll often find it added to minestrone or even cooked similarly to risotto.
  • It’s pronounced, “ordzo”
  • It can be served by itself, in a salad, in casseroles, as pilaf, in soups and more.
  • It’s as versatile as any grain.
  • It’s made from wheat, just like other shapes of pasta.


  • The beans and wheat create a complete protein for plant-based folks.
  • It’s light and refreshing.
  • It makes an excellent side dish for meat eaters.
  • It has tons of fiber and veggies.
  • It has a little bit of satisfying crunch from the peppers while still being a soft food.


  • Potlucks
  • Barbecues
  • Family gatherings
  • Family dinner
  • Lunch the next day



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Clean Eating Tuscan Orzo Salad

A light and delicious plant-based meal or side dish for meat eaters. Perfect for gatherings and get togethers.

  • 1/2 lb. dry orzo ((cooked to package directions))
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 3.8 oz. can black, sliced olives ((drained))
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed, chopped basil
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers
  • 11/2 cup diced red peppers
  • 15 oz. can chickpeas ((drained and rinsed – 1 1/4 cups home cooked chickpeas))
  • garlic lemon vinaigrette (to taste – see link above)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  1. Cook the orzo to package directions, drain and set aside. Drizzle a little oil over it if needed to keep it from sticking together as it sticks. It’s best cooked slightly al dente.

  2. Prep all the remaining ingredients and then toss with the orzo in a large mixing bowl. Adjust the vinaigrette, salt and pepper to taste before serving.

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data does not include vinaigrette. See that recipe for more data.

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