Veggies for breakfast? My egg, veggie and cream cheese bake

On June 29, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Mike

*As a rule, I only post recipes when they revolutionize my life.  Amy and I have had this dish more or less every day for the last few weeks.  I’m not tired of it yet, so that’s something.  The kids aren’t fans, but that just means I don’t have to make it as often.  Okay, [...]

 

Scouting moves on without us

On May 30, 2013, in Faith, Family, Parenting, Reformed, by Mike

In our decision to homeschool our children, we give action to a fundamental desire to avoid a confusion of authority.  Our ultimate authority is God’s Word and we desire to never undermine that, especially as our children are concerned.  God has given these precious gifts to us in our role as stewards, responsible (and accountable) [...]

 

Sweet Potato Jerky

On May 29, 2013, in Functional Recipes, Nutrition, Paleo, by Mike

Have you ever demolished a large bag of Sour Patch Kids or Starbursts and decided to stop because you were just full?  If you’ve ever struggled with the serious illness of candy addiction, the answer is no.  On the rare occasion that I would relinquish a bag of fruity candy prior to inhaling all its [...]

 

Power coffee

This is one of those recipes that deserves a post.  It is not only tasty but highly functional and will make your life better. Of course, I’m not the first person to put butter and coconut stuff in coffee.  Folks all over the internet are doing it.  I learned about it from this guy, but I [...]

 

Amazing Oatmeal Cake

On May 17, 2012, in Crossfit, Functional Recipes, by Mike

Yeah, I know.  This isn’t low carb.  Oats may or may not be gluten-free, depending on who you talk to.  This isn’t particularly low on the glycemic index either.  In fact, I’m not going to introduce this meal as a staple for someone trying to restore a dysfunctional metabolism. But once you’ve got that under control…  this [...]

 

Meatloaf Mastery

On March 10, 2012, in Functional Recipes, Low Carb, Nutrition, Paleo, Weight Loss, by Mike

  The most important thing you can do to restore a broken metabolism is dramatically limit your sugar consumption. The second most important thing you can do is increase your consumption of quality animal protein and animal fat.  While this post contains a recipe, it’s about more than how to make meatloaf.  Making meatloaf isn’t [...]

 

Dutch Puff: Our favorite alternative breakfast

On February 2, 2012, in Functional Recipes, Low Carb, Nutrition, Weight Loss, by Mike

  I say alternative breakfast because your standard breakfast should be eggs and meat.  If you get tired of that, then I suggest you try meat and eggs. But if you still crave variety (lowish carb, high fat & protein, gluten free, variety), this is an alternative breakfast that has become a weekly staple at our [...]

 

The 80/20 rule applied to losing weight

On January 25, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Mike

In college I had an informal internship with a financial manager of a very large church. One of the things he told me was that 80% of the giving was received from 20% of the congregation. That surprised me. Since then I’ve sat through [too] many sales training presentations urging me to focus on the [...]

 

How to start losing weight

On January 15, 2012, in Body Composition, Low Carb, Nutrition, Paleo, Weight Loss, by Mike

With the multitude of diet books and methods available, I think one of the hardest things to deal with is the overload of information.  One approach is to set aside a decade of your life to try nearly every diet out there.  I would not recommend that approach.  Still the question remains: what is the [...]

 

How I finally got the weight off

On January 8, 2012, in Body Composition, Low Carb, Nutrition, Paleo, Weight Loss, by Mike

I didn’t even bother taking “before” pictures. Why would I?  Every year for more than a decade I had resolved that this would be the year I finally got my weight under control.  The amount of weight I needed to lose grew each year.  I’d done Weight Watchers, The Zone, Body For Life, South Beach [...]

 

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