Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Happy Memorial Weekend!

Check out this quick promotional video we made to answer our most common question "what do you do?"

Ahh, the unofficial beginning of summer! I will be heading up to Humboldt this weekend for a relaxing camping trip with friends. I hope you and your families get out to enjoy your time off and hopefully get some good weather.

We will be back in the kitchen on Tuesday serving up your healthy meals for the week. This week we are featuring some of our most popular Family Style Meals.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Paleo Exercise and MovNat

Erwan Le Corre started MovNat, an exercise revolution that gets you out of the gym and into nature. It is pretty cool, and speaks for itself! Makes you think twice about jogging on the treadmill for 45 minutes, right?

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Paleo in a Nutshell

Evolution Catering features Paleo meals on our menu every week. In case you're new to the paleo scene, here's a quick summary of the primal life:
  • Eat Like a Caveman: Cavemen flourished on primarily meat and vegetables. They didn't indulge in pasta, bread, or anything processed. They were lean, athletic and in shape.
  • Work Out Like a Caveman: Cavemen didn't 'jog' for 45 on the treadmill every day. Their workout regimen consisted of quick sprints (while chasing their dinner), and intense spurts of strength (they didn't do 20 reps of 2 lbs. hand weights at the gym every 3 days)
  • Live Like a Caveman: Cavemen did not live by routine. They didn't have the luxury of 3 well-rounded meals per day, and they didn't sit down at the computer for nearly all their waking hours.
Why would I want to live like a Caveman anyway? Didn't they die really young?

False. The average life expectancy of cavemen was shorter because they had to deal with distractions like getting killed by predators on a daily basis. A minor injury while running, like a sprained ankle could be the death of you since you can no longer stand your ground against predators or invading tribes. There is actually evidence of cavemen living to 80 or 100 years old. And they had much better teeth than us, since they didn't have things like cotton candy back then. Read more about the evidence here

Or see an amusing clip of my friend John explaining the modern hunter-gatherer lifestyle on Colbert Report here

Another reason to practice the paleo lifestyle:
That's right, I said it. Want to lose that extra bit of belly fat in time for swimsuit season? Try eating meat, fish and veggies for a couple weeks and see what happens. Really! Check out my before and after pics if you don't believe me...

What do you think about the paleo lifestyle??

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Foodie Book Club

I have been reading some really great books lately, and wanted to share them with you all. Maybe it's because I am obsessed with food, cooking, and anything that goes with it, but I absolutely love reading about the food industry. The following 3 books are all entertaining, funny reads...

Cooking and Screaming
Adrienne Kane grew up in Hillsborough and attended UC Berkeley. A few weeks before graduation she encountered a debilitating tragedy, and was able to cope with it by embracing her love for cooking. Extremely uplifting!

The Man Who Ate The World In Search of the Perfect Meal
Food critic Jay Rayner travels the world tasting the best meals known to man. My favorite part was when he ate at 6 Michelin star restaurants in Paris in one week! It was fun living vicariously through his palate.

Tender At The Bone
Ruth Reichl humorously tells her story of growing up in love with food and how it led to her job as the NY Times restaurant critic. Ruth has a few entertaining books, including one that makes a great Mother's Day gift called "For you Mom, Finally"

Hope you like the books! I will add more soon :)