Functional Food Friday: Paleo Chunky Chili

It seems like Memorial Day is a day when there are many Chili cook offs around the nation so we thought today would be a good day to share our favorite Chili. Chili comes in many styles and flavors influenced by various regions and with specific differences that identify it as Mexican Chili Con Carne, Texas Chili or some other variant. rhe core starting point is always slowly braised hunks of meat. With some quality ingredients and a ...

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Functional Food Friday: Durban Curry

This week Friday’s Food is definitely functional. The folks from Authentic Human, Gavin and Candice are bringing us Durban Curry. Gavin is going to show us how to make Durban Curry and Candice tells us why curry is a super-functional food.

Gavin grew up in Durban, which is a city on the East coast of South Africa. The area has a large Indian population which has influenced the local culinary tastes so that fragrant and flavorful spices feature heavily in the ...

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The Three Rules of Real, Healthy Food

So, in a nutshell – eat real, healthy food! It’s really that simple. Eating real, healthy food with help you achieve health, happiness and longevity.

While it really is that simple, maybe you are not entirely certain what is considered real food or what would be considered healthy food.

First Rule of Real, Healthy Food: Nutrient Density

Think of every meal or snack you eat as an opportunity to provide raw materials for your body. Choose foods that are rich in nutrients from ...

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Functional Food Friday: Country Style Omelet [Video]

Our latest edition of Functional Food Friday over at Functional Patterns is all about eggs. Gavin shows you how to make an easy and versatile country style omelet and Candice gives us the scoop on why we should be eating more eggs – and especially the yolks!

If you’re eating egg white omelets please stop immediately! The best ...

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#1 Weight Loss Secret – Gluten and Grains

That’s it folks. The #1 tip for losing weight is to eliminate grains and gluten from your repertoire of food choices. If you are at all versed in the growing paleo or primal philosophies then you will already know that this is not negotiable. The grains and gluten have got to go! Fortunately, gluten free seems to be the new marketing buzz these days. The number of gluten free products is proliferating and it is ...

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Weight Loss – It’s Not A Numbers Game

Weight loss has always been a numbers game, the number on the scale going up or down, calories in vs calories out, your BMI, your body fat percentage – all numbers. Even the term weight loss directly implies changing the number on the scale from a higher one to a lower one. We need to change the paradigm – we need to stop talking about weight loss and come up with another way of thinking about changing our ...

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Functional Food Friday: Sauté of Chicken Livers with Bacon & Mushrooms in a Creamy Sauce

Today’s recipe was prepared as part of our Functional Food Fridays series we do over at Functional Patterns.

Many traditional cultures have prized the organ meats even above the muscle meat or your typical rib eye steak. In many European and Asian countries, it’s accepted that no animal part should go to waste. Wikipedia has a round up of how various cultures use offal.

Depending on your ancestral heritage ...

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Holy Guacamole! Delicious and Nutritious!

We love guacamole at the Stone Household. Eating nutrient dense foods is one of the healthiest ways to ensure your body has all the raw materials it needs. Nutrient density is a measure of the amount of nutrients a food contains in comparison to the number of calories. Many of the foods advertized today as being low calories are also dismally low on the nutrient density scale! Fortunately nature provides us with a wealth of fresh, natural, wholesome foods packed ...

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10 Tips For Your Grocery Store Trip

When you adopt a new way of eating that excludes packaged and processed foods and incorporates more nutrient dense whole foods, going to the grocery store can become a challenge. In fact, if you are trying to adopt clean eating you may not even be able to shop at your old grocery store if they do not carry organic products and will be heading off into completely unknown territory when you start shopping at a natural grocery or whole foods ...

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Functional Food Friday: Beef Bone Broth, Bouillon and Tallow

We’re back with the second in our series -Functional Food Friday – with our friend and trainer Naudi over at Functional Patterns.  Since Naudi is a Holistic Movement Practitioner and Trainer he often gets clients coming to him to help them with joint pain or injury. We felt the most Functional Foods for joint and tendon therapy would be slow cooked bone-in meats and bone broth. Last week we cooked up some Continue Reading →

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