No Bare Feet In This Store

Ahcuah

The anti-barefoot attitude of stores was in full swing in the 1970s. Here’s an article that documents it pretty well.

See how many flaws you can spot in it regarding the excuses.

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Beginning of Bacon Week!

Oh MY GAWD! I must definitely try this.

365.

Mmmm…Bacon!  The smell, the crispy texture, the intense flavor and there are healthy ways to cook with it – in moderation.  Every recipe this week will include bacon.  You can substitute turkey bacon or a veggie bacon – try a few different types of bacon to mix it up.  Order bacon from the deli counter and taste the difference – they usually offer amazing different smoky flavors.  Always look for a leaner bacon with more pink/red meat than white fat – thick cuts are usually a bit meatier.

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Plantains and Bacon

serves 2-3

4 plantains

3 strips of bacon

Dash of: Cinnamon, Nutmeg

Dime Size pinch of: Sage

Cilantro to taste.

Chop up bacon into small slices.  Sautee over medium heat until pan is lined with bacon fat.

Add in sliced plantains and herbs.

Cook until plantains are crispy and begin to brown.

Remove from heat.

Serve with black beans & avocado.

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Starting Strength 4 weeks later

The program has been going very well. I’m really enjoying going to the gym! It makes me feel fantastic afterwards. (hello endorphins!) The hardest part for me has been watching my weight go up. I know, I know, it’s muscle. But even some of my smaller jeans don’t fit anymore. Perhaps it’s the “butt comeback” that’s making them tight LOL! Well, that is what I wanted after all. I’m working hard to make my brain realize that size means nothing.  So here are the results after a month. (I did miss a couple days at the gym because of a bad allergy attack though)

Weight 135 – up 5lbs

bicep – 11 1/2

upper chest – 36

waist – 32 (up 1″)

hips – 36 1/2 (up 1/4″)

thighs – 20 (up 3/4″)

Barbell Dead Lifts

80lbs (now lifting 135)

Military Press

42lbs (now 52lbs)

Olympic Squats

80lbs (now 105lbs)

added Bench Presses

57lbs

added Chin-ups

3 sets of 5 reps with 55lbs assistance

Free Feral Food ~ The Missing Link in Prepper Pantries

Survival Sherpa

by Todd Walker

Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, our ancestors hunted and gathered feral food. The plants they foraged contained phytonutrients absorbed through the ground, sun, moon, and air.

Before you click away to search for a conventional way to obtain vital nutrients to supplement your pantry, you need to know the benefits foraging feral foods.

What do I mean by feral food?

The dictionary defines feral as: not domesticated or cultivated; uncivilized, untamed, uncontrolled.

You get the picture. Feral + Food = Nutrient Dense Food

But I like sweet corn! Do I have to give it up?

Nope. Just know that this mutated weakling has little nutritional value compared to its wild cousin.

Source: Nutritional Weaklings in the Supermarket

A New York Times opinion piece by Jo Robinson demonstrates that modern agriculture has breed nutrients out of our food. Open the graphic above and take a look…

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