Forky Friday: 9/12/14 by Michelle Tam

It’s been weeks since I last curated a bunch of tasty links from the interwebs. Sorry, Pops! (As I’ve mentioned before, my dad is probably my most faithful Forky Friday reader; when I fail to write a post, he communicates his disappointment via my mother—a champion at making me feel guilty and lazy.) Learning to balance my blogging along with full-time mommy duties has forced me to juggle like crazy, but things are finally starting to click now that the kids are back in school. Lesson number one: my productivity goes waaaay up when I stay off of Facebook and Gawker.

Without further ado, let the link love begin!

Kale, I Hardly Knew You!

Yup. I’m one of those hipsters that kowtowed to kale as the all-time Queen Bee vegetable.

Forky Friday: 9/12/14 by Michelle Tam

My recipe index is filled with ideas that involve stir-frying it with bacon, braising it with carrots, and baking the frilly leaves into chips.

Forky Friday: 9/12/14 by Michelle Tam

So naturally, my stomach dropped when I spotted this article in The Smithsonian that “exposed” kale and a bunch of other popular foodstuffs as genetically modified. The horror!

But after skimming the contents, I’m not all that concerned. Selective breeding’s been used for centuries in growing crops and raising animals, and this form of genetic modification doesn’t skeeve me out. I’ll still eat the stuff. (Heck, I’m pretty sure there were some arranged marriages somewhere in my ancestry, so I may be a genetically modified organism myself.)

Eggs: To Chill or Not to Chill?

Have you ever wondered why eggs in the U.S. are always refrigerated, but when you travel to other countries, the oeufs abroad are stored at room temperature?

Forky Friday: 9/12/14 by Michelle Tam

NPR has an informative article about the history of egg preservation in the U.S., and why you should keep your eggs in the fridge if that’s how you bought ’em.

Paleo On The Telly (Down Undah)

Remember when Chef Pete Evans came to visit me in my home kitchen to film a cooking segment?

Forky Friday: 9/12/14 by Michelle Tam

I kind of forgot about it (I’m getting spacey in my old age) until I spied myself in this new trailer for his upcoming television series, The Paleo Way. (Yes, my voice is really that squeaky.) I don’t know any details about the show except that it’ll be aired in Australia later this year and perhaps in other places as well. I can’t wait to see it (eventually)!

More Packed Lunch Inspiration

After reading through my bajillions of posts about Paleo lunches, are you still unsure of what to pack for you and your loved ones? Well, here’s another idea: The Kitchn suggests that cucumbers are the new baguette. Just stuff ’em with your favorite sandwich filling. I’m kicking myself for not coming up with this idea, and am determined to spend this weekend cleaving apart various tubular foods and smushing meat and vegetables inside of them.

Forky Friday: 9/12/14 by Michelle Tam

Need even more mealtime inspiration? Matt and Stacy of Paleo Parents have just released a fabulous e-book, Paleo to Go, that takes the guesswork out of packing healthy meals and snacks. These lunchbox-packing gurus tackle plenty of tough subjects in this helpful book, including allergy avoidance and assembling complete meals in three easy steps. Interested? Click here to buy Paleo to Go!


No money to spend after pre-ordering a new iPhone last night? No worries! I’ve compiled all of my Paleo packed lunch ideas from the past three years in this epic post!

More Sleep = Better Sex

Did my headline get your attention? Now watch this video with Dr. Kirk Parsley about how getting enough quality sleep boosts your health in ALL departments.

(Remember Doc Parsley? He’s the guy who finally convinced me to kick my zombie drug dealing ways to the curb!)

Forky Friday: 9/12/14 by Michelle Tam

Bacon Can Fix Everything

Last but not least, I want to leave you with a fun weekend project.

My cousin-in-law Toni gave me the coolest gift: “I Love Bacon” Duck Tape! I snapped a pic on Instagram the other day, and hundreds of MacGyver fans commented about how bacon-printed duct tape is THE jam.

Forky Friday: 9/12/14 by Michelle Tam

So here’s your Sunday Fun Day Project: Buy a roll or three of cured swine-printed duct tape and start making wallets, hammocks, sandals, or whatever else floats your boat. This link of the top 25 awesome things to construct with duct tape should come in handy. First one to make a pair of Bacon Tape Pants wins.

On your mark…get set…GO!

Looking for recipes and resources? Head on over to my Recipe Index or my Resources page. You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPad® app, and in my cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel, December 2013).

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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