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June 22, 2010

Finding Willpower

Filed under: real talk — Lady Who Cooks @ 12:31 pm

Finding it hard to make the right food decisions?  Maybe you have too much going on in your head.  Check out this Radiolab podcast (short version or long version) and out how you can start making better choices.

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June 11, 2010

Paleo Chocolate Mousse

Filed under: real talk — Tags: , , — Lady Who Cooks @ 7:55 am

This mousse is extremely easy to make, cheap,  and very tasty.  Micah doesn’t care for coconut milk but he loves this dessert.

Ingredients:

1 can Hokan coconut milk (not the lite)

2 tbsp Cocoa powder

1 tbsp Honey (I use tupelo honey since it’s local and tasty)

Dark chocolate bar, shave into little chips

Serves 4 people

Chill the coconut milk, it thickens it and makes it more mousse-like.  Using a wisk, stir in the cocoa powder and honey until the mixture is thick and creamy.  I always taste test what I’m making to make sure it’s yummy, I highly suggest doing the same.  Then chill a little longer, maybe 30min to 1 hour before serving.  Add chocolate shavings on top and serve.

April 30, 2010

Animal Rights vs Paleo

Filed under: real talk — Lady Who Cooks @ 3:55 pm

I’ve been reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Micahel Pollan and have hit the section where he decides that he needs to go hunting in order to fully understand the hunter & gathering aspect of attaining food.  Yet, before he gets chance to hunt for his dinner, he comes across Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation.  After reading the book he decides. Before hunting, he needs to go vegetarian in order to see if his belief in eating animals is sound logic.  I haven’t finished this section completely, but Singer’s argument is interesting and it got me thinking about animals and if I should have a moral dilemma in eating them.  Once I finish the book, I’ll give an update on his decision to stay veggie or to go back to meat.

Today I listen to the Diana Rehm show with guest Jonathan Balcombe, he just came out with a book called Second Nature, which goes into the science and discoveries of animal pain and their sentient.   He goes into proven science that animals are more aware and feel pain more than what we originally thought.  Here’s the podcast, listen to it and riddle me this; after hearing this and knowing what we know about animals, is it right to slaughter them?  I don’t like the idea of going vegan, I was vegetarian for 6 years, but I hate the thought of what these animals go through.  I know of the health reasons to eat meat but I also believe there is a responsible path we can take as humans to ensure animals are treated better but if causing a living thing pain can be avoided, should it?

You can take the bible and say, “God doesn’t mind the eating of animals” and that’s fine, but what about today?  There are so many people eating so much beef that it’s contributing to global warming.  That’s a lot of dang beef.  My main fear though is that the cruelties these animals suffer just to become my dinner might somehow affect me spiritually.  These animals are God’s creation just like we are; I’m sure he cares for them as living beings, maybe not as much as he cares for us but I’m sure he cares.  I try to buy responsibly harvested meat, though it’s hard to find in town, but it’s not always avoidable.  So I’m debating the possibility of not eating meat at all unless I know it was done sustainably and humanely.  The jury is still out on that one though.

So fellow meat eaters, what do you think?  Do you believe that God might be a little pissed at how animals are treated?

April 28, 2010

April 27th Workout

Filed under: real talk, workouts — Tags: — Lady Who Cooks @ 7:14 am

WOD 1:

For Time

12 Thrusters

2 Burpees

10 Thrusters

4 Burpees

8 Thrusters

6 Burpees

6 Thrusters

8 Burpees

4 Thrusters

10 Burpees

2 Thrusters

12 Burpees

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