Daily Archives: March 5, 2009

fathead video: why you got fat

This is probably an oversimplified explanation, but I like it. So that’s what my body does with carbs. 

Yet another reason to go primal.


quote: passion



A friend sent me an Ole and Lena joke today that makes me go har, har, har (and then promptly roll my eyes… most Ole and Lena jokes do that to me).

Here it is . . . 

Norwegian Diet 

Ole and Lena had really ‘packed on the pounds’ by overeating during Christmas and the New Year’s Holidays, so their doctor put them on the same diet.

‘I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least 5 pounds.’

When the Norwegians returned, they shocked their doctor by having lost nearly 25 POUNDS each.

‘Why, that’s positively amazing!’ the doctor said. ‘Did you follow my instructions?’

Then Ole and Lena nodded and said. . . .

‘We vant to tell you though, we taut we was gonna drop dead dat 3rd day.’

‘From hunger, you mean?’

‘No, yust from all dat skippin’!

Har, har, har.

In spite of the eye-rolling silliness, it does make me harken back to the days of recess when I skipped around the playground, played hopscotch, or jumped rope with a group of girls. Continue reading

main course: chicken a l’orange

This recipe is fairly tasty on it’s own so I’m going to provide the original. Then I’m going to share my modification to it.


  • 4…60z skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2/3 cup sliced yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 tsp grated orange zest


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat a nonstick skillet w/oil or cooking spray and heat. Add chicken and onion and cook over medium-high heat, meat side down, for 2-3 minutes, until chicken is lightly browned and onions are slightly translucent. Transfer Chicken to a baking dish and spoon onions over chicken.

In a small bowl, mix together marmalade, orange juice concentrate, and orange zest. Spoon 2 tbsp over each chicken breast. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes.

Goes well with the Cauliflower and Carrots with Nutmeg recipe.

Now to tinker with the recipe. Continue reading