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Reduce your energy wastage!

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No, I’m not talking about having Paul O’Connell floating around your house turning off the lights, I am talking about the needless energy expenditure that’s draining your body of precious recovery time.

What am I talking about here? Almost everything, but some things are more of a hindrance than others. In a perfect world, we would train, be active, eat perfectly clean and get 8 hours sleep. Besides eating, sleeping, water and air, everything else in the world is holding back ...

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Harmful effects of Fluoride

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Hey guys, is your toothpaste turning you into a woman?

Yes it probably is.  Fluoride is a xenoestrogen, a foreign estrogen that attaches to the same receptors as estrogen reducing your testosterone. The average mans sperm count is half what it was 70 years ago, due to elevated levels or aromatase (which converts testosterone to estrogen). This could be due to lots of things, elevated cortisol, effected sleep, harmful radiation,and ofcourse poisons like fluoride.

Look for a fluoride free toothpaste, they aren’t ...

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

 

A delicious snack, that’s simple and delicious for any New Year’s Eve Party!

Ingredients:

  • 3 bunches of asparagus, stems trimmed 2 inches from the bottom
  • 2 four-ounce packages of prosciutto di parma
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Avocado/ coconut oil or fat of choice
  • Aged balsamic vinegar

 

Preheat the grill to high, and assemble the ingredients. Divide the asparagus onto 2 baking trays . Drizzle some avocado or coconut oil over the spears, and season with salt and pepper. (Not too much salt, as prosciutto is salty too). Cut ...

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Roast rib of beef

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roast rib of beef

Ingredients:

  • 2.7kg 3-bone fore rib of beef, French trimmed – ask your butcher
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 6 sage leaves
  • 4 Shallots
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 200ml red wine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Black Pepper

(serves 6)

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 240’C/220’C Fan/Gas 9
  • Rinse the joint and pat dry.
  • Rinse rosemary and sage, peel and quarter the shallots
  • Peel 2 cloves of garlic and the rest unpeeled.
  • Place the rib of beef in a heavy bottomed roasting tin.
  • Add the unpeeled garlic cloves, shallots and bruised sage ...
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PALEO ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BACON

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brussel sprouts and bacon

Some ideas for a Paleo Christmas….

Ingredients:

  • 1½ pounds Brussels sprouts
  • 2-3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 bacon slices, diced
  • Aged balsamic vinegar

(Serves 4-6 people)

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim the ends and any old outer leaves from the Brussels sprouts.
  • Cut the sprouts in half and toss them with melted coconut oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Dump them on a foil lined baking sheet, making sure to keep everything in one layer.
  • Sprinkle the diced ...
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PALEO PISTACHIO-CRUSTED SALMON

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pitachio cursted salmon

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1-pound) wild king salmon fillet, skin on and pin bones removed
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly-ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard (I actually used the whole grain variety)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives or scallions
  • ½ cup shelled salted and dry roasted pistachios, crushed

 

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Pat the fish dry with a paper towel and divide the fillet into three uniform portions.

Sprinkle salt and pepper on the ...

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PALEO PROSCIUTTO-WRAPPED MINI FRITTATA MUFFINS

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prosciutto wrapped mini fittata

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons fat (coconut oil)
  • ½ medium onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ pound of cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • ½ pound frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 8 large eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut milk (the fatty stuff at the top of the can works best)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 5 ounces of Prosciutto di Parma
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • A regular 12 cup muffin tin

(makes 12)

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 375°F ...

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PALEO CURRIED BEEF, BROCCOLI SLAW, & MUSHROOM FRITTATA MUFFINS

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These mini form frittatas can be served as finger food at a party or stored in the fridge for a quick snack or breakfast on the go.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 pound of mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 bag of broccoli slaw
  • 1 pound of grass fed ground beef
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of curry powder
  • coconut oil spray
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 20 large eggs
  • 5-6 tablespoons of coconut flour
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

(makes 36)

 

Instructions:

 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F and I start ...
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PALEO SPICY SALMON CUCUMBER BITES

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cucumber salmom

Want to impress your pals with at a Christmas party? This recipe is perfect!

They are loaded with omega-3-fatty-acid.

 

Ingredients:

¼ cup Paleo mayonnaise

¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

¼ teaspoon Tabasco

½ pound cooked salmon

1 tablespoon minced shallots

1 tablespoon chopped chives

Kosher salt, to taste

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 English cucumber, peeled and cut crosswise into ¾-inch thick slices

4 cherry tomatoes, quartered

1 bunch chive sprigs (optional garnish)

(Makes 26)

 

Instructions:

Combine the mayo, smoked paprika, and Tabasco in a small bowl ...

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Rip Tip of The Day..

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Rip Tip Of The Day…

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Most people will naturally think of their dinner as their biggest meal, and it has been show that Irish people can consume anything up to 80% of their calories for dinner.

Your biggest meals should be at the start of the day, when your metabolism needs to boost and your body is screaming out for nutrients. A smaller dinner also allows for less digestion during your earliest sleep ...

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