Mashed Meat Marathon

March 9, 2021 By Shannon Hayes Off

For Christmas Doug’s mom and husband sent us a wonderful gift (particularly wonderful since we’ve been so busy) of assorted pre-prepared meals and meats from Omaha Steaks. He had not told them about his diet (so we were super lucky not to get fruit or…

Ringing in the New Year with praise for LCHF Keto

March 4, 2021 By Shannon Hayes Off

People ask about our diet all the time (especially since Doug’s weight loss has been so dramatic, that it is quite obvious to everyone). I don’t like to sound like we’re in some sort of ‘food cult’, and I especially no longer like to talk…

March Mashed Meat Marathon

February 17, 2021 By Shannon Hayes Off

Last month we did this for the first time… mixing together 12 pounds of different types of burgers and freezing them.  I had a couple people ask me on Twitter for more detail, so this month I’m writing up the burgers we’re making like I…

DIY Solar Thermal for your homeHome Automation Geek

January 23, 2021 By Shannon Hayes Off

The key difference between solar thermal and photovoltaic solar power is that solar thermal uses an array of mirrors to heat something, which converts the energy to electricity. Photovoltaic cells directly absorb and convert sunlight into electricity. The world’s largest (340 MW) solar thermal power…

Zero-net energy apartment complex to be constructed in UK

January 20, 2021 By Shannon Hayes Off

Global warming is a major threat to the world’s environment. It is everybody’s concern to avoid or reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Energy consumption throughout the world should be reduced. This starts in each and every household. Governments around the world are very alarmed about the…

Ultimate Man Caves Part 1: Ode to Indiana Jones

January 17, 2021 By Shannon Hayes Off

This is Part 2 of a three-part series. Is this your favorite man cave? Cast your vote in the comments section below! So I’ve been working a lot since 2012 began, and it’s made me really appreciate the down time when I finally snag some.…

Have the flu, Keto style

January 16, 2021 By Shannon Hayes Off

I’d made it a week and thought I’d gotten lucky and skipped the Keto Flu.  Instead, I got hit later than most. Keto ‘Flu’ or Atkin’s Diet Induction Flu are a series of symptoms that result from your body finally realizing that you’ve eradicated the…

Day Six: Meat and yoga

January 5, 2021 By Shannon Hayes Off

My back is still causing me some problems, and I am being very careful to let it heal fully before doing anything strenuous. I did however add some very low-impact, simple exercise to Keto for the first time. I’m doing a beginner yoga video to…