A Paleo-ish Labor Day Weekend

I love long weekends almost as much as I love food. With Labor Day coming up this weekend, I can’t think of a better time to post some awesome recipes perfect for a cook-out, day on the lake or just putting away your white shoes. First up: fries.

Cilantro-Lime Sweet Potato Steak Fries from Real Sustenance



  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • zest of two limes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with tin foil.
  2. Cut the potatoes length-wise into thick wedges and spread evenly on the baking sheet, making sure not to overcrowd.
  3. Drizzle potatoes with oil, making sure they are evenly coated. Then sprinkle on the salt, pepper, garlic powder, lime zest, and chopped cilantro.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, making sure to flip the wedges a few times to crisp up on each side.

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  1. Hi Todd,I think a lot of the original shock fatocr with this video was due to people not understanding that they were using an axle and attempting a continental clean. Which slightly absolves the trainers of negligence, but not completely.That said, I think this video is a perfect example of what is both right and wrong about CrossFit. It’s a wonderful program in that it does not pigeonhole itself into a single type of training, allowing people to be exposed a wide variety of training knowledge. Without CrossFit, I never would have discovered gymnastics rings, olympic weightlifting, or Mark Rippetoe’s books.But this openness to everything is a big double edged sword as evidenced by this video. These people just flat out should not be doing this exercise with max weight, or even at all. If you haven’t been squatting, deadlifting, and pressing (a.k.a the basics) for at least a few years, strongman is way outside your wheelhouse. And that goes for a lot of ring work, handstand pushups, overhead squats, and other movements that are thrust on beginners by eager trainers trying to impress their clientele. The chance for injury is far too high.Always enjoy your blog,Tom

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