Friday, February 1, 2019

Clean Eating Shepherds Pie Recipe

This clean eating shepherds pie is a healthy twist on a family classic!

This is the first time I’ve ever made or even eaten shepherd’s pie. I have to admit that the name conjured up images of me… Read more →

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10 & 2 Qs: Go Keto With Cool Whip & Peanut Butter ??!

Have you heard the latest? You can go keto just by eating cool whip and peanut butter! ….

Honestly, folks. Some days I open the internets and immediately want to crawl into a hole.

Keto is insanely popular right now…and for good reason.

100s of thousands of people are transforming their lives with this way of eating.

But at the same time, the hype and misleading claims are astonishing… Watch this video for my real take… 

If you can’t tell if a claim is “real” or a parody, things have gone to a bad, bad place. For example, this peanut butter and cool whip idea… HINT: NO, eating processed, calorically dense “food” is not the way to reach your goals.

And the sad thing is there are actually people selling keto programs who are recommending this (and people who believe them and buy!). Oh and they’re telling people to skip the all-natural stuff and eat Skippy PB, no less! Have you noticed these overhyped claims too?

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Weekly Link Love—Edition 14

Research of the Week

Neanderthals were likely sprinters, not joggers.

Low-carb diets, whether they be high-protein and/or high-fat, plant-based or animal-based, are not associated with elevated coronary artery calcium.

Fried chicken and fried fish consumption linked to increased cardiovascular and overall mortality.

8-hour feeding windows are totally safe in obese adults.

Recommending breakfast for weight loss in adults may have the opposite effect, according to a new meta-analysis.

Women are more likely to choose short-term and long-term partners with their dad’s eye color.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 307: Alexander Haskell: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Alexander Haskell about prescription drug addiction.

Episode 308: Keto Q&A with Brad Kearns: Host Brad Kearns answers listener questions about keto.

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.

Media, Schmedia

Leading cardiovascular health journal publishes stern warning against “social media misinformation” regarding statins and cholesterol.

Holocaust survivors lived long lives.

Interesting Blog Posts

George Henderson reviews a new fasting-lite book.

How seed oils make sun bathing dangerous.

Social Notes

Went to the grand opening of Primal Santa Cruz, a new Primal/paleo restaurant.

Everything Else

Food education film from the 1950s.

Sonar may cause suicidal ideation in whales.

Single men and married men smell different.

How much rich, meaty aromatherapy do you deserve?

Music is essential for dementia patients.

The Golden Bolt has passed.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcast I enjoyed: Elle Russ appearing on Tom Bilyeu’s Health Theory podcast to discuss why you probably have a thyroid problem without knowing it.

They had me at “evolutionary”: An evolutionary perspective on why food overconsumption impairs cognition.

This is actually quite cool: Elephant seals took advantage of the government shutdown to take over a beach. They still won’t leave.

Great news: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment improves Alzheimer’s.

I wouldn’t mind doing inpatient here: The Alaska hospital that serves whale and caribou.

Question I’m Asking

Do you notice a connection between how much you eat and how well you think?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 27– Feb 2)

Comment of the Week

“I’m going to check my iron levels, and also, for some strange reason I’m starting to itch all over …”

– With any luck those are plague fleas and your iron levels will be perfect, HealthyHombre.


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Primal Sloppy Joes

Nothing says comfort food quite like sloppy joes. The go-to of potlucks and family dinners for generations, they’ve got the tangy and hearty flavor even kids gravitate to. Many versions, including canned sauces, however, contain added sugars or even high fructose corn syrup—such a shame, since the basic ingredients of sloppy joes need no sweeteners when done right.

Bring this classic back to your healthy menu with this recipe for delicious sloppy joe meat sauce—and the grain-free buns to deliver that goodness. Enjoy!

Grain-Free Buns

Servings: 4 Buns

Time in the Kitchen: 15 minutes, plus 15 minutes to bake


  • 1 ½ cups super-fine blanched almond flour (165 g)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt (2.5 ml)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (2.5 ml)
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 5 tablespoons Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil (75 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (15 ml)
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar (2.5 ml)
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar (1.25 ml)
  • Optional: Poppy seeds or sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
  • Tools: Silicone bun mold


Preheat oven to 375 ºF/190 ºC.

In the bowl of a food processor, mix together the almond flour, salt and baking soda so that no clumps remain.

Add the egg yolks, avocado oil, honey and apple cider vinegar. Blend until thick and smooth.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the egg whites and cream of tartar. Using the whisk attachment, whisk until the egg whites are fluffy and soft peaks form (when the whisk is lifted out of the egg whites, a soft peak should pull up).

Pour 1/3 of the egg whites into the food processor. Pulse until combined, scraping down the sides as needed. Add another 1/3 of the egg whites, and pulse again until combined into a wet batter.

Scrape the dough out of the food processor and into the bowl with the remaining egg whites. Use a spatula to gently fold the egg whites into the dough. Fold and mix until there are no white streaks, but be gentle; the air in the egg whites helps the dough rise into a loaf with a light texture.

Place the bun pan on a baking sheet. Fill each bun container in the bun pan with ½ cup of batter. If desired, sprinkle poppy seeds or sesame seeds on top of the buns.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until the buns are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the bun comes out clean.

Set the bun pan on a rack to cool. When the buns are cool, remove from the pan. (You may need to invert the bun compartments to get the buns to pop out.)

The buns will keep fresh for several days in a sealed plastic bag.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 485
  • Carbs: 8.75 grams
  • Fat: 43 grams
  • Protein: 15 grams

Sloppy Joe Meat Sauce

Servings: 4-6

Time in the Kitchen: 15 (plus 40 minutes to let sauce cook)



Saute peppers with 2 tablespoons of avocado oil until slightly softened. Add garlic and saute for 3 more minutes. Set aside.

Place ground beef and onion in a large skillet. Turn heat to medium and cook and stir the mixture constantly until the beef is browned and forms small crumbles, about 10 minutes.

Add cooked pepper mix to the meat skillet. Add 1 cup water and stir, scraping the pan to dissolve any brown flavor bits from the bottom of the skillet.

Mix in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce, mustard, salt, and black pepper. Return mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated and the mixture is thick, about 40 minutes.

Nutritional Information (assuming 6 servings)

  • Calories: 256
  • Carbs: 8 grams
  • Fat: 10 grams
  • Protein: 33 grams


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Invite: Feeding You Lies Book Launch Party On February 18th

I’m celebrating the launch of my book, Feeding You Lies, and you are invited! You’ll get to meet me, get your book signed, get a Truvani gift bag and try some of the best organic kombucha in Charlotte. Here are the book party details… When: Monday, February 18, 2019 at 7:00pm Where: Lenny Boy Brewing … Read More

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Coconut Bites + Healthy Sights

I hope you guys have had a lovely week! Gus and I are enjoying cozy oatmeal on the couch. Mr. Birch and his BFFs, soccer lovely and Gertie the Goose, say hi!

Mazen’s latest Kiwi Crate came with a recipe for energy balls, so we decided to make those together one afternoon. I used the base recipe, but I subbed in some butterscotch chips for half of the chocolate chips, added chia seeds, and mixed in optional chopped almonds. I also decided that I don’t really like eating “balls.” They tend to crumble when you bite them, so I changed the recipe to “bites” instead – little squares! We also thought the squares looked a little plain, so I heated up some coconut butter and made a frosting. They turned out SO well!

Here’s the ingredient list:

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp Chia seeds
  • Coconut butter for “frosting”

I ended up mashing the ball batter into a loaf pan lined with plastic wrap and then used the freezer to harden the coconut butter before cutting into squares.

YUM YUM. The butterscotch chips, peanut butter flavor, and crunchy almond pieces make these so good.

When we weren’t cooking, we were playing with the neighbors. I always tell Thomas that if we build a house it has to be in a neighborhood and this is why!

Other KERF meals this week: smoothie + PB toast.

A take-away salad from Cava.

A kale salad with roasted veggies plus a yogurt.

We had Plenty chicken picata with noodles and veggies for dinner one night.

Which made for excellent leftovers for lunch the next day mixed with orzo and herbs.

Another night was leftover salmon with roasted veggies (can you tell I’m all about roasted veggies and kale salads this time of year?!) with mac and cheese (more on this soon!)

Finally, I attempted to cook chopped sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot. I say “attempted” because they didn’t quite cook well enough. I did pressure cook for 15 minutes thinking since they were bite-size that they didn’t need as long, but I should have done 20. I ended up just roasting them in the oven for an extra 10 minutes to finish cooking them the next day. You win some and you lose some. I can’t wait to tell you about a big IP win next week!

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