Podcast Episode 14: One Time At Meat Camp & Grilling Basics

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Episode 14: One Time At Meat Camp & Grilling Basics

I’m an adventurous cook in my own kitchen, and I know my way around all the wacky gadgets I stockpile to make cooking easier—from electric pressure cookers to sous vide water ovens—and even my handy-dandy blowtorch.

But oddly enough, the one cooking method that’s always struck fear in my heart is grilling over coals. To me, there was always something intimidating about making a fire and cooking outdoors—something that felt uncontrolled and wild. So naturally, whenever we grilled, it was always Henry’s job to do it.

Or at least that was the case until I spent a recent weekend at a women’s only meat camp at Belcampo Farm. Yes, you heard that right: MEAT. CAMP.

What is this magical retreat I speak of? Well, listen to the latest episode of our podcast as I tell you all about the stuff I learned: including how to build my own fire, butcher small animals, and grill like a champ. ’Cause really: what’s more Paleo than throwing raw meat on an open flame? Plus, we chat about potatoes, soffritto, cancer risk associated with grilled meat, and packed lunches!

What We Ate

Big-O leads off this episode by talking about his favorite safe starch, white potatoes. They’re not considered Paleo by those who are purists, but potatoes are A-OK in our house. 

Why? The way I see it, Paleo’s a template that lets us discover the healthiest versions of ourselves. It doesn’t mean “Paleo perfection” or historical reenactment, and it’s not a static definition, either. I’ve said it before: “Paleo” is constantly evolving. When new information comes out, we should consider it, and see if it’s right for us, rather than just dismissing it out of hand because it doesn’t fit someone else’s definition of “Paleo.”

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In this episode, I also share a game-changer I learned at Belcampo Meat Camp: that soffritto (not sofrito) is one of the coolest flavor boosters you can make ahead of time. I don’t have a step-by-step recipe on the blog (yet!), but I describe how to whip up a batch in this section of the episode. 

Can’t be bothered to listen? Then here’s the gist: You get onions, carrots, and celery in the proportions of 60:20:20. That means 60 percent onions, 20 percent carrots, and 20 percent celery. Dice everything small or blitz it all in a food processor. Heat up a large pan with ghee or olive oil and slowly sauté everything over medium low heat for about an hour. (Don’t be skimpy with the oil; your soffritto won’t turn out right if you just use one of those olive oil spray cans and mist your vegetables with a barely-there sheen of oil.) 

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anonymous asked:

What are you thoughts on Kamau Kambon? Have you seen his cspan talk calling for the extermination of white people? Sounded cray at first, but now I don't know. There isn't a neon sign over white folks head saying whether they are racist or not, and black people everyday get killed for white profit all over the world. White folk also remain the only folk to commit genocide on every populated landmass and have stockpiles of nuclear and bioweapons. I understand Mr. Kambon.

Well, not even Hitler fully exposed his intent to his enemies while he was in the mist of carrying out his agenda.

The White colonizers in the New World and Africa never announced their intent as they were setting up forts on the shores of our lands.

The Chinese now come to African talking development and diplomacy, but we know they are there for conquest.

Even now, as Whites impose the most well financed, most technological, and poorly hidden campaign of Genocide against its Black citizens and the rest of the African Diaspora, you will not find their scholars announcing their intent, motivations, or even admit that there is a campaign of genocide even though the stats reveal that there is one. 

I’m not comparing Dr. Kambon to Hitler, or his intent to these other insidious agendas; I’m just speaking on the nature of War.

The Art of War, the essence of war is deception; so making a public announcement about your intent on your enemies media is not a war declaration, it’s not even a “teachable moment,” it’s more of a lashing out, an act of frustration, an expression of pain. 

As long as Dr. Kambon has been in the struggle he’s entitled to say and do what he wishes, in the forum of his choosing; however.  #Eldership

We will also find that Liberation efforts, even the most bloody were mostly clandestine in nature, from the Haitian Revolution to the Mau Mau uprising; to the Black Liberation Army, secrecy and deception was key to what success they enjoyed, and exposure, or premature exposure is detrimental to any such actions or movements.

I don’t hold to the “kill all Whites” solution simply because Whiteness is not just a people, it’s a mentality, an idea, a way of being.  There are people who’ve adopted and embraced Whiteness, or Western Culture all over the world. In India, Asia, and even in Africa.  Are we to kill all Black capitalist, all Black Christians, all Blacks who love the homoerotic, orgies of violence and conquest like football, basketball, rugby, and other pro-sports?

I think we need to target the Systems and Institutions of White Domination, those Systems and Institutions employ and have the loyalty of many non-Whites, do we kill them all too?

I’ve often stated that “in their War against Black people, Whites have more Black allies than enemies,” so do we slaughter all of them also?

The “kill em all” approach just doesn’t work, regardless of one’s ideological stance.  Or I haven’t seen any instances where it has worked.  Besides, Blacks don’t have the mentality for mass slaughter and genocide.  I know the media and falsified White history tell us that we are the blood thirst savages, but we are not.  The Rwandan Genocide was not a genocide, and Western mercenaries did much of the killing.  The slaughter in the Congo is fed by Western powers.  We don’t have any record of mass, ongoing slaughters done by Africans without the support or manipulation of our enemies.  So if you want an independent African Struggle, without White manipulation, then you can’t have mass slaughter as part of the agenda, Black folks will not get down with you….unless they are Westernized Africans, and you don’t want them on your team anyway. 

We have to struggle according to our own culture, we have to employ the African mentality, personality, and World View, even in warfare.  We can’t do what Whites do, nor should we desire to.

Now, violence and death is here, and it may cost us as many lives to come out from under White Domination as it took to bring us under White Domination; so I’m not saying that Love and Peace will set us free.  We are at war, we need to engage, and we need to fight to win on all fronts; but that’s something different than mass indiscriminate slaughter; which is what our enemies engage in.

Also, there are so many steps between were we are now and armed, open insurgency, it’s not even rational to speak of taking up arms.  Hell, taking up books, rakes, shovels, seeds, and hammers is more effective in this stage of the struggle.

We do need to master communal self defense, we need Black urban and rural militias, we need basic security in our communities, before we can even establish the level of community, trust, stability, and disciple for more advanced forms of violence; and by that time we will be discussing such matters on blogs and social media, or before their cameras on their corporate sponsored networks.

All that being said; Whites are the primary killer of Whites, their entire culture has a “Death Urge,” they very way of being is Apocalyptic and Omnicidal.  I didn’t get this from Black scholars, but from studying White social and cultural scholars.  Even White Nationalist will admit this.  The main threat to Whites are Whites, the main threat to all life on earth is Western Culture, and they economic and military systems.  So, if you wanna see all Whites die, you can just leave them in power.  The only catch to this is that they will take down the world’s ecosystems with them, and all the rest of us, and the animals too.  So, the White Elites are way ahead of Dr. Kambon.

There are pockets of Whites who understand this as well and are struggling to subvert White culture, to destroy or depart from it. 

Our real task is to remove our vulnerability to White Aggression, and to break their hold on the world’s lands, and resources; the rest will take care of itself.  We don’t have to become them to defeat them.  The Chinese and Japanese became them to defeat them, and China’s ecosystems are wrecked, and Japan nuked itself worse than the Allies did in WWII.

As the West is cut off from our land, labor, and resources, they will have to undergo a fundamental change or they will be left to cannibalize each other in isolation from the rest of humanity; which is what they were doing before our ancestors civilized them. #AsItWasInTheBeginning  

I’m getting a little off topic, and this discussion could take us in way too many directions to cover here.  I will work to publish or produce something on violence, genocide, and warfare; because I think the Pan-African struggle dosen’t deal with it thoroughly and often enough; the RBG Gangstas are full of rhetoric and bravado, but they lack substance, and there are cub scouts troops that are better prepared and organized than they are. Black Integrationist and Black masses are still in the Cult of Non-Violence.

We need to study and cultivate Revolutionary violence and warfare, and stop with the reactionary outburst and rhetoric. 


“Those Upper East Side potentates spook easy. Their personal security details and panic rooms on every floor aren’t enough. Now they’re stockpiling silver, and they’ll outbid each other for it like it’s going out of style. The stingers have been great for business.“

The Top 5 Fictional Schools

This is it, kids, we’re down to the last depressing days preceding the new school year, in which we all scramble to stockpile joy against the “educational” months to come. Okay, maybe it’s not so terrible as that, but if you’re a student you can probably look forward to another year of monotonous mediocrity (with a few flashes of fun stuff, school’s not ALL bad). So while you’re sitting in class, trying to learn the difference between sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, feel free to daydream about how much more exciting your day would be if you were sitting in on a Charms class. Here are the top 5 fictional schools we wish we were attending this school year:  

5. Starfleet Academy

Motto: Ex astris, scientia (“From the stars, knowledge”)
Notable Courses: Warp Theory, Xenolinguistics, Klingon Physiology, Interstellar Ethics
Founded in 2161, it’s hard not to wish we could attend Starfleet Academy. According to recent Star Trek lore you don’t even need to study or do well in your courses, just use “original thinking” when it comes time to confront the Kobayashi Maru and you, too, could someday command a spacecraft. (*cough* I see you James T. *cough*). But seriously, a class devoted to Alien Languages, the chance to befriend the future Captain Kirk, and diverse students from all walks of life, all located convieniently on our home planet? Who would'nt give up their dingy hallways and cafeteria lunches to go here?

4. Greendale Community College

Notable Courses: Baby Talk, Theoretical Physical Education, The Aerodynamics of Gender
Motto: E. Pluribus anus (Inspired by “E. Pluribus unum” meaning “From many, one.” but the gang added a butt joke…)
Paintball fights, extreme pillow forts, easy and unique courses, and a flamboyant Dean who occasionally comes off as creepy. Also, a theoretical gym class just sounds right. We’d go here.

3. Sunnydale High School

Notable Courses: None.
Motto: Something weird is going on. (Technically unofficial, as it was coined by Buffy and Xander, but still accurate.)
Just your everyday California high school, exepct for the part where malevolent creatures spring up from hades every week. The school was built on a Hellmouth, allowing such dark entities as vampires, demons, and even flying monkeys to break through and wreak havoc on the somehow unsuspecting town of Sunnydale. The upside of going here? There’s never a dull moment, the library is beautiful, the students are all ridiculously attractive, and you might find yourself making friends with Giles, the awesome librarian.

2. Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters

Notable Courses: Individual-Specific
Motto: Mutantis Mutandis (“Changing only what needs to be changed”)
If you can get past the somewhat questionable staff portraits from the comic books, and the events following M-Day; the Xavier Institute sounds pretty great. They provide lots of one-on-one learning, a courseload tailored to your abilities (without omitting the practical classes like Accounting, etc.), and never an uneventful day! Too bad I don’t have sick mutant powers…sigh…

1. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Notable Courses: Potions, Herbology, Charms, Divination, basically every course is notable.
Motto: Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus (“Never tickle a sleeping dragon”)
(Keep waiting for your acceptance letters. Don’t give up hope.)

anonymous asked:

Appointments, TSA pre-check, stockpiling videos, Goose drop off...I think all signs are pointing towards a birthday getaway soon. Hope it's not all just for her to fit more work in (though I wouldn't put it past her), she deserves a break! Specifically one in a remote tropical destination with her (increasingly fit) man!

I hope so too. She’s got a busy schedule ahead so I think her birthday is part of it but you know girl doesn’t stop working.


  • Cities can adequately prepare residents for life after a natural disaster by razing low-income neighborhoods beforehand
  • Every household should have an emergency storm preparedness kit that includes an extra five stories of elevation
  • Learning from the humiliation of Katrina, FEMA has stockpiled almost 10,000 body bags to avoid any potential shortages
  • Every family should designate a fixed point to gather to watch disaster footage on TV



Just had a customer come in and buy all of the 12 Gauge buckshot ammo we had because he said the stock market is going to crash on Sept. 13th or 14th and civilization was going to end. Apparently because he read it all from a book called “The Mystery of the Shemitah”.

Some of my customers are preppers but they mostly just grow their own crops or hunt for their own food. This guy just seemed paranoid and wanted to stockpile ammo and supplies and hole up in his basement.

I don’t know what it is, but man, people are acting all weird lately.

The Flawless Caper, pt. 1


Sir Variol, LN elf knight
Kordam, TN dwarf rogue
Croba, CN human warmage
Clark, LE human necromancer
Iliri, LN human drunken master

Context: In order to overthrow the city government, the party is staging a break-in on the treasury. Their hope is that once the governor’s stockpile of funds is gone, he’ll be forced to raise taxes, thus alienating the common folk and leaving the city open for rebellion. Given that there are no Good-aligned characters in the party…

Sir Variol: To begin with, we’ll need a way to distract the guards so that Clark and Kordam can slip inside.

Croba (OOC): Do the city guards also serve as firefighters?

DM: They do.

Kordam (OOC): Oh god, don’t tell me.

Croba: In that case, I think that we should set a fire a few blocks away from the treasury. When the guards leave to put it out–

Sir Variol: Absolutely not! We can’t go around setting fires!

Clark: I mean, we could…

Kordam: I’m with V on this one. Besides, we don’t need them gone… just distracted.

Iliri: I could buy them all drinks! *hiccup*

Sir Variol: I don’t think that they’d drink on duty.

Clark (OOC): Of course, there’s always our secret weapon.

Iliri (OOC): What exactly is that…?

Clark (OOC): Croba’s 18 Charisma.

Croba (OOC): Oh yeah! And I have a cantrip that can create water…

DM: …oh god.

Croba: Hey, Iliri. Up for a spot of mud wrestling?

Iliri: Am I!

DM: *sigh*

Sir Variol: At least it isn’t arson.


marrishweek day two → roadtrip au
     After three months of looking through bestiaries and mythology books, Lydia and Jordan still don’t have any luck in figuring out what he is. But when Deaton tells them of a Druid living down south that might be able to help them in their research, Lydia manages to get the Sheriff to give his favorite deputy a few days off before they’re heading out of Beacon Hills on a roadtrip during one of the hottest weeks of the summer before the start of her senior year. And along with karaoking badly to the radio, stockpiling on snacks at gas stations, and stargazing under the night sky, the two also end up bonding over their similar supernatural experiences. 
     However, when the two stop at a motel for the night, Lydia starts to have dreams. Dreams of Jordan carrying dead bodies in the forest before bursting into flames, leaving her screaming into the night. She’s not sure whether they’re just dreams or premonitions until one night her banshee powers lead her out into the woods, where she finds Jordan in the middle of a fiery supernatural burial ground, surrounded by bodies. And that’s when she realizes that they might be a lot more similar than she thought.

Financial Times Calls For Abolishing Cash

Eliminating physical currency necessary to give central banks more power

The Financial Times has published an anonymous article which calls for the abolition of cash in order to give central banks and governments more power.

Entitled The case for retiring another ‘barbarous relic’, the article laments the fact that people are stockpiling cash in anticipation of another economic collapse, a factor which is causing, “a lot of distortion to the economic system.”

“The existence of cash — a bearer instrument with a zero interest rate — limits central banks’ ability to stimulate a depressed economy. The worry is that people will change their deposits for cash if a central bank moves rates into negative territory,” states the article.

Complaining that cash cannot be tracked and traced, the writer argues that its abolition would, “make life easier for a government set on squeezing the informal economy out of existence.”

Abolishing cash would also give governments more power to lift taxes directly from people’s bank accounts, the author argues, noting how “Value added tax, for example, could be automatically levied — and reimbursed — in real time on transactions between liable bank accounts.”

The writer also calls for punishing people who use cash by making users “pay for the privilege of anonymity” so they will, “remain affected by monetary policy.” Dated bank notes would lose their value over time, while people would also be charged by banks for swapping electronic reserves for physical cash and vice versa.

The article echoes an argument made by Kenneth Rogoff, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, who has called for high denomination banks notes such as the €100 and €500 notes to be phased out of existence.


On September 1st, 2nd and 3rd, we’re going to have our meetings down in San Diego in the studio, discussing what it’ll look like. We’ve got so many songs! We’ve been kind of stockpiling songs over the last year… or two. And writing. We’re trying to approach this one completely different. I mean, again, we’ve had the privilege of making nine records. So for this record, you really want to find something–not just for other people to listen to–but for your own sake to celebrate the journey. We want to find something new.
—  Jon Foreman on the new Switchfoot record

David Koresh, who was born ‘Vernon Wayne Howell’, became the leader of the Branch Davidians in 1990, which was a religious sect in Waco Texas. This sect was a virtual doomsday cult that broke away from the Seventh Day Adventists and began to stockpile weapons. Eventually this ended in a stand off with federal agents after the ATF obtained a warrant. This stand off became known as the Waco Siege and resulted in the deaths of 90 cult members along with 4 federal agents.

More Lovi and Siren skype adventures: What if the yowapeda characters were in a rpg au?

Machimiya: That character you meet right at the very beginning who tries to guide you through the starting area via very annoying speeches

Sugimoto: He’s very experienced, so he’ll help you pick out your character class and give you your starting moves. Eventually you’ll get a quest to go find him again and he’ll give you the final skill or smth via spellbook.

Tadokoro: Samurai class. Runs into battle screaming, and announces all his attacks. They all have lengthy names.

Kinjou: Paladin class. Throw whatever you want at him, he can take all your hits and still have enough health to whoop you.

Makishima: The healer who’s always asking “why don’t y’all just use your potions”. He can see that stockpile you’re saving. Stop that. Just use your potions. He wants to take a nap.

Naruko: The bard. Used to be salty about his character class before he realized he could use his skills to piss off Imaizumi.

Imaizumi: Assassin class. Always tries to take down Naruko to no avail because Naruko can just keep healing and has forcefields. The neverending battle.

Onoda: The white mage who wants nothing more to follow in Makishima’s footsteps and for his friends to stop fighting. Always on the sidelines telling everything to chill out.

Aoyagi: A summoner. Teshima is his summoning, a kitsune. They used to just do the battle thing together, but now Aoyagi summons him to hang out, they’re best friends.

Midousuji: The monster demon who was supposed to destroy the entire world but then decided “nah”. Runs around causing general havoc until the ending battle, where he’ll grudgingly help out.

Fukutomi: Aka the Final Boss, the turtle-dragon. aka he really didn’t mean to cause so much trouble, this is all just a terrible misunderstanding. Thinks everyone is fighting because it creates closer bonds.

Ishigaki: Aka the one who screwed everything up. Everything was going just fine with the world until he thought he’d be cool and accidentally summoned that demon.

Arakita: That one character who is always handing out freebies before missions. “I don’t like you, I just happen to be here. I like hanging out in front of dungeons. Now scram.”

Manami: That weird hermit who lives in the middle of nowhere and will send you on bizarre quests for even more bizarre items. But if you actually manage to complete those quests, he’ll give you rare items.

Toudou: He is royalty. Does nothing but sell expensive skins and items. Probably will insult you in delightfully underhanded ways unless you pay him compliments first.

Aya: A princess. Faked her kidnapping to get some alone time but SOMEONE keeps hiring guilds to go find her. Just wants to play a game of cards with Miki, the friendly demon.

Shinkai: Beastmaster, king of the forest. Hear him roar. Except not really, the animals are sleeping. Do not disturb.

Izumida: Shinkai’s acolyte and gunslinger extraordinaire. Kinds sorta maybe terrified of Shinkai and his army of forest animals.