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Utilitarian Baked Chicken Recipe

In keeping with the theme of stripping paleo/primal recipes down to their bare bones and slapping the word “utilitarian” in the title I’ve decided to grace you all with basic instructions for baked chicken. Anyway, less talk more utility. Ingredients

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Sensible Primal and Abenomics

This isn’t going to be a post about the pros and cons of the Abe cabinet’s fiscal policy since the LDP came to power in 2012, but rather a calm look at the facts and some suggestions as to how

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Worst Coffee in the World Found Here in Japan

I learnt a couple of valuable lessons recently: If a store has “meat” in the name then you shouldn’t be surprised when their coffee beans taste like ass Even grinding your own beans, if the beans are bad enough to

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Utilitarian Ribs Recipe

This is a no-bullshit recipe for slow cooker ribs that you can prepare in Japan. Ingredients Ribs 1.8kg (less works, more works too. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly) Salt & Pepper (or some kind of fancypants rub) Vinegar 2

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Ribs in Japan? Sourcing the Rack

While chopstick mastery for a foreigner is to be politely applauded, and exercising different (hand) muscles would be in line with primal guidelines, there comes a time* when you need to pick up your food using “nature’s chopsticks” (ie bones)

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Primal Coffee in Japan – Definitive Guide

Apologies in advance if you aren’t a caffeinated caveman as this information won’t apply to you. However a lot of primal/paleo crowd are also productivity freaks, and coffee features regularly as one of the tools in their toolkit. Now, I’m

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Primal Eating in Japan – the Basics 2

Let’s start really, really simple. Rule #1: Your basic caveman kitchen should be filled with four main categories of food – meat/eggs, vegetables, oils, and spices. Stock your cave with some oils (coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, olive oil and

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