Podcast delay

Since we launched our podcast we have been dead-on releasing an episode every two weeks, but today that streak comes to an end. Due to end of summer activities and travel schedules episode 7 will be delayed and not released today. We should resume our normal schedule on August 11th.

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Stack it up

Pretty satisfying when you can find a recipe that is adaptable for other uses. Case in point, the awesome Cauliflower Biscuit recipe is quickly becoming a favorite for use with riced cauliflower.

I took the base recipe, omitted the bacon and jalapeños and made them larger are more “bun” like size. The result was a delicious hamburger stack pictured below.

Cauliflower bun, sautéed onions, seasoned bison burger, avocado mayo (made in my rocking NutriNinja!!) and a fried egg.

De-freakin-licious!!

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What’s in a word?

It has been said countless times by many people that following an ancestral health style of eating is not one size fits. Our paleo ancestors lived all over the world eating a wide variety of foods and living a wide variety of lifestyles. The “experiment of one” common saying reflects this aptly.

So with my recent Whole30 experiment and the quest to find my balance it has me asking and wondering just what is paleo? What’s in the word and what is it? How about paleo vs. primal or any other iteration of an ancestral health lifestyle? Does it matter?

I know what the firm definition of those are, but what exactly are they for me? I don’t know, but I’m trying to figure out that balance for a happier lifestyle and longer lifespan. I know the more on task I am, the better I am physically and mentally which leads to increased enjoyment of my athletic endeavors.

What do they mean for you? How do you use them to fuel your body for an active lifestyle.

Whole30, call it a day

I think I may be calling the Whole30 quits, not just for this attempt, but for any other future attempts I may think about doing as well. I get the concept behind it, I know I feel great when following it. I just don’t think it’s in my wheelhouse to do for 30 full days, not because I can’t do it, but because I really don’t think I want to. It works wonderfully for me for a week to ten days or so, but then life starts creeping in and I feel constrained by it.

It’s a very difficult thing for me to put into words, but this isn’t about going out an eating cruddy food or drinking a ton of alcohol. It’s about living life, feeling good and doing things in moderation, even if some of those things aren’t 100% in the best interest of overall bodily health. The moderation part is extremely key and one that I’m again in tune with; at least for the moment. As I type this post, read it and edit it, moderation is the thing that sticks out to me the most. I often lose site of doing things in moderation, it’s a downfall and a weakness and the one thing that I need to keep in check.

I love the way I feel after a short, let’s call it a Whole-Reset and I’ll likely continue to practice these into the future as needed…somewhere in that 7 – 14 day range. But not a Whole30, I’m pretty sure I’m done with those. It’s almost a setup for failure and becomes mentally taxing.

I write the initial draft of this post on the evening of Whole30 day 8 and am posting it up during day 9.  I don’t have any cravings or temptation to have anything non Whole30 compliant at this moment, but for some strange reason it’s the idea that even if I did, I can’t. I don’t know why, but that bugs me. I know from many trials that I can’t have gluten products (they just kill me), should limit dairy intake and that fried foods and excessive amounts of “primal compliant” alcohol should be off limits as well.

Life is about experimenting and finding the balance that works for each of us…the balance that leads to a long and happy life. This “experiment of one” has taught me another valuable lesson and given me another tool to keep myself walking towards the right path.

Episode 6.0, Mark Rogers

This week Primal Run Geek is happy to welcome Mark Rogers from Simply Human Lifestyle website and podcast…we run the gamut of topics and were even able to edit out some initial recording difficulties in the first few seconds. Bill and Geoff, as usual, ramble on about a variety of topics including running Colorado high country trails, suffering with Trainer Road, variations in training layouts, doing a Whole30 and using coconut oil as deodorant…say what?!?

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Recipe roundup

Been enjoying exploring a handful of new recipes lately. Have a few of our own creations in the hopper to post up at some point once I finish them up, but wanted to point out two great recipes we cooked up this week.

Cauliflower Biscuits with Bacon and Jalapeño

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Simple, delicious and looks very versatile as you can mix up what you put in them. The only thing I’ll change for this base recipe is to add some green onion.

Baked Avocado Fries

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Another simple yet delicious one, the mustard in the egg wash adds a nice zing. I’m thinking some kind of spicy mustard dipping sauce would be great too…gonna have to experiment.