Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Selenium: Why I'm Not Dead of Mercury Poisoning

I grew up in a family owned fish restaurant - my Dad owned a seafood market and cafe - and not only was it my first solid food, but I ate fish almost every day of my life for 13 years.  Since I am writing this, you can assume I have not died from Mercury poisoning.

"Selenium, an essential element in our diet, is vital to the body's antioxidant system and proper immune function. It has anti-cancer effects and is known to detoxify the body of mercury"

You can get selenium from other foods such as Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds and onions.

You should be more concerned about the sustainability of the fish population than mercury toxicity.  

Monday, March 11, 2013

Paleo Jambalaya

We love jambalaya, but more often than not it has a lot of undesirable ingredients and leaves us cursing ourselves for putting our stomach through the ringer.  What we really enjoy about a dish like jambalaya  are the flavors, so it's fairly easy to recreate a much lighter version of this spicy cajun dish.

If you have the butternut squash puree on hand this dish is a pretty quick weeknight meal - less than 20 minutes from chopping to gorging - and the precooked Andouille sausage is key.  You won't get the same flavor if you use kielbasa.  Depending on how spicy you like it, you can kick up the cayenne. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Paleo Words of Wisdom

I can't remember where I originally saw this quote (I'd like to say I was clever enough to coin it), but it's worth remembering when you buy your meat.


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