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A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out to my brother Andrew!  He is man who truly appreciates the planning and preparation that goes into the modern hunter-gatherer way of life.  That’s right, Andrew understands as well as anyone that the challenges we now face are not of actual hunting and gathering, but instead the challenges of getting the same nutrient profile while avoiding those seemingly cheaper, faster and less quality chemical temptations that frustratingly look like food.   Moreover, eating this healthful way while still having time to motivate and inspire clients towards health, and live this wonderfully crazy thing called life. 

This blog goes out to you bro, thanks for the inspiration and for being as wonderfully awesome as you are!

Recipes:

Sweet Potatoes:
1.      Turn oven on to 375
2.      Wash em’
3.      Put em’ in the oven with some foil at bottom of oven to catch any drippings.
4.      Check in 1 hour, should be soft to the oven-mitted touch.
5.      Remove – eat with raw unpasteurized butter from pasture fed cows (organic pastures) salt and pepper or just eat them cold as excellent post workout nutrition as I do over the next five days…they’re delicious.

(2) Coconut Loafs: (modified from the primal cookbook, found on Marks Daily Apple)

1.       8 eggs
2.      2/3 cup pureed pumpkin
3.      1 tble spoon pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon & nutmeg)
4.      1 cup coconut flour
5.      2/3 cup 100% maple syrup
6.      ½ tsp baking soda
7.      2 table spoon vanilla
8.      Pinch salt
9.      2/3 cup coconut oil (melted on stove)
10.   Optional 1 Cup (bittersweet chocolate chips/cacao nibs/pecans…etc)

Mix everything together.
Grease bread loaf pans (coconut oil)
Put in oven @ 375 for 25-35 min.  Stick fork in if it comes out clean, they are done.

Both the Sweet potatoes and Coconut Loafs should be finished at same time. “Respect” as my brother would say, respect the time management skills that is.

Love you brother,
-Nick

Dr. Nicholas Araza DC CCWP CSCS

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