Archive | September, 2012

The Gage – Chi-Town

22 Sep

We are in Chicago and this is what we ate last night:

Bison tartare – soooooo good


And this duck breast and confit of leg and something called vegetables under it:


Washed down with this delicious Pinot noir:


Mrs CL ate elk with raspberries and it too was scrumptious.

I had no idea Chicago was such a gastronomic delight but it is a lovely surprise!

Letter to Australian Senators re: Marriage Act Amendment Bill

14 Sep

This bill will be voted on in the Australian Federal Government Senate as soon as next week. I emailed the undecided senators to give them my side of the story:

Dear Senator,
I write this entreaty from New York, USA, where I have come with my
partner of six years to be legally married. We are ordinarily
residents of Sydney. I am a solicitor and my wife is an academic.
Our late summer wedding day was beautiful – a few close friends and my
immediate family were able to make the trip over, to witness the
ceremony in Central Park.
As we wandered around the park afterwards having photographs taken,
many many total strangers congratulated us on our special day – so many that we just couldn’t believe our ears! It became clear to us
just how proud the New Yorkers are that they can now offer this right
to same sex couples from all over the world. They are so proud that
they can be progressive and courageous and magnanimous, conferring on l
the minority the rights taken for granted by the majority.
It was upsetting to me that my elderly grandparents couldn’t be with
us, nor my young nephew as we celebrated our wedding day, as they all
absolutely adore my wife and would have loved to be there on the day
to celebrate with us. But their age and health meant they couldn’t
make the journey.
It just doesn’t seem fair that by virtue of our sexuality alone, we
should be denied these basic joys to which my siblings were entitled,
by virtue of theirs. Especially since we are subject to the same
social and fiscal obligations as our heterosexual siblings – we pay
the same taxes and participate in the same admirable Australian way of
life, yet are denied the benefits of same.
When we get home we know some of the burnish will fade – after all, we
will no longer be legally married once we set foot back in the country
of our birth.
Regardless of how one wishes to frame it – what semantic tricks are
played – it is discrimination, pure and simple. And I am sick of it.
Please support marriage equality for same sex couples.
Yours sincerely,


Now with Foreword from Rikard Nicholey: “Fuck you, C*nt!”

7 Sep

I have had such success with my CaveLesbian Paleo Cookbook for Weight Loss that renowned paleo blogger Rikard Nicholey of has now penned a foreword endorsing the effectiveness of the diet, which will be included in version 2.0.

Rikard Nicholey’s Foreword: “Fuck you, c*nt!”

If that doesn’t inspire you to join in the fun, nothing will!

Thanks, Rikard!

Testimonials: CaveLesbian’s Paleo Cookbook for Weight Loss

7 Sep
What a response! In the first 10 minutes since the cookbook was published, I received the following testimonials about the success of the CaveLesbian Paleo Cookbook for Weight Loss!!
@wodfather: I regrew hair and my lisp disssssappeared
@gone2croatan:  It cured my persistent cough and bum leg! And also got me laid!
@meeses: I think my canine anxiety might be totally gone!
@privateuser: I now have the perfect female physique, meaning shredded abs but still have big boobs and a butt. Thank you.
@cookingdirty: Just reading it cured EVERYTHING!
@GertrudeIII: I have gained higher self-esteem and smaller (looking) hips!
Don’t delay – get my free cookbook now!

Free CaveLesbian Paleo Cookbook for Weight Loss!!

7 Sep

A lot of people ask me to post more recipes on this blog. I happen to think there are enough paleo recipes floating around to fatten my entire Twitter Feed (and their wallets!) a hundred times over for twice the term of their natural lives (which is admittedly much longer if you are paleo), so I have been understandably lax.

However, I have noticed that many paleo folks are so enthusiastic about all the scrumptious paleo recipes and paleo ‘versions’ of their favourite junk foods (meatza, fat bread, bacon-with-everything, paleo pumpkin pie, EVOO mayonnaise, coconut butter, pork belly, bunless McDonalds feasts, paleo-crumbed fried chicken in duck fat) that they, like me, are having trouble shifting the last few kilos of pre-paleo lard (and I refer not to the delicious porcine lard variety – but to real human love-handle lard). To assist my calorically challenged friends in paleo land (for, it turns out calories DO count and unfettered LCHF satfat guzzling doesn’t sustain weight loss long term), I have written a paleo cookbook!! And am giving it away for free!!

My brand-spanking new CaveLesbian Paleo Cookbook for Weight Loss cookbook is based on the most recent research to turn everything we know about food and weight loss on its head – the food reward hypothesis. The recipes are specifically tailored to target fat loss through low palatability and low reward (otherwise known as “simple” or “bland”), without leaving you hungry and spending hours in the kitchen turning nuts into butter and fermenting your own sauerkraut. The theory behind food reward is that we just eat too darn much, and that’s why we get fat! And the reason we eat too darn much is that food tastes too darn good! Paleo-peeps are literally OBSESSED WITH FOOD! To free yourself from this prison of gluttony, you need my new book pronto!

But clearly a cookbook with boring and flavourless recipes will be impossible to sell. Ergo I am publishing the whole thing for free!! Right here in this blog post!

My guarantee: If you eat to fullness every day only from my recipes, I can guarantee you will lose that stubborn weight that won’t shift even though you have slavishly followed all the other popular paleo cookbook recipes!

CaveLesbian Paleo Cookbook for Weight Loss:

Steak, potato and spinach

Boil a steak
Boil a potato
Steam spinach

Add to plate to serve
Do not season

Chicken potato and spinach

Boil a chicken breast
Boil a potato
Steam spinach

Add to plate to serve
Do not season

Fish, potato and spinach

Boil a fish
Boil a potato
Steam spinach

Add to plate to serve
Do not season

**All these recipes can be easily converted to vegetarian and vegan by omitting the animal products

And there you have it! Effortless weight loss on the paleo diet without feeling hungry! (cos that’s what it’s all about!)