All of the Paleo f(x) vendor coupon codes

I enjoyed the heck out of Paleo f(x) 2014 – the biggest Paleo f(x) to date. I was completely blown away at how many fantastic vendors there were and that they had so many tasty samples to pass out.

Here’s a collection of coupon codes from these fantastic vendors, make sure you get some!!

IDLifeidlife meal replacement canister

  • Individually designed nutrition packages – manufactured just for you.
  • Whey protein isolate shake sourced from grass-fed, organic milk. Tastes amazing.
  • Natural tri-phasic sleep strips (they dissolve on your tongue when you’re ready for sleep).

Get a 15% rebate check when you try out IDNutrition. Click here to sign up and take the free health assessment.
^ You also receive a free product sample pack for signing up on “auto-ship”.

No coupon code required
Expires: 4/30/14

 

 

Caveman Cafeteria caveman-cafeteria-discouint-code

  • THE BEST sample at PFX14
  • Grass-fed wagyu beef with mushrooms cooked in a duck confit then smothered in a bone marrow sauce
    ^ need I say more??
  • AMAZING food.
  • I can’t say enough good things about the quality of their food.

Code waves the $25 sign up fee.

Coupon code: PaleoFX
Expires: ??

 

 

Primal Pit Paste primal-pit-paste-lavender-coupon-code

  • Pit paste
  • Pit paste sticks
  • No Fragrances, only natural scents!

Free Shipping

Coupon code: PALEOfx
Expires: 6/15/14

 

Eatology eatology-paleofx-coupon-code

  • Pre-portioned meals
  • Delivered to your door
  • Paleo Friendly

$10 off your first order
Coupon code: PALEOFX
Expires: good for one use per customer.

YAMP!

  • Real Food Bar
  • 3 flavors to choose from

Coupon code: PALEOFX14
Expires: 05/15/14

 

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Cappello’s

  • Pasta noodles
  • Paleo-friendly Cookie Dough (YES, ITS GOOD!!!!!)
  • Shipped frozen to your door

25% off

Coupon code: PALEOFX14
Expires: 05/15/14

 

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Vital Proteins

  • Pasture-raised collagen peptides
  • Pasture-raised gelatin
  • Great way to supplement bone broth when traveling!
  • Throw it in your soups or make jello with natural fruit juice

20% off and free shipping

Coupon code: PALEOFX14
Expires: 05/18/14

 

 

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Barefoot Provisions

  • Cookies!
  • Pili Nuts!!!!!! (taste like butter)

10% off

Coupon code: CONF14A
Expires: ??

 

 

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Paleo Pharmacy

  • High qaulity supplements hand picked by a famous paleo doctor
  • Snacks (like Paleo Wraps!)
  • Books

25% off every order

Coupon code: PaleoFX
Expires: 05/31/14

 

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Southern Traditions

  • Grass-fed beef
  • Goat & Lamb
  • Local!

10% off AND free shipping!!

Coupon code: PaleoFX
Expires: 05/31/14

 

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Tessemaes

  • Salad Dressings
  • The hot sauce tastes like a GREAT buffalo wing sauce
  • No crap ingredients

$1 off per bottle

Coupon code: TESSEFX
Expires: ??

 

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Kasandrinos Olive Oil

  • The real stuff
  • Most flavor (pressed in Oct/Nov)
  • Actually healthy because it’s real, fresh, and handled with care

Free Shipping

Coupon code: none required
Expires: midnight 04/13/14

 

 

The Dirt

  • Natural Tooth Powder
  • Great flavors to choose from
  • Orange juice still tastes good after brushing!

Free Shipping

Coupon code: PFX14STKR
Expires: ??

 

Wild Way Granola

 

 

20% off

Coupon code: PFX14
Expires: ??

 

Jilz Gluten free Crackerz

 

15% off

Coupon code: PALEO
Expires: 04/30/14

 

Simply Squares

 

10% off

Coupon code: SIMPLE
Expires: ??

 

MORE COMING SOON!

Haven’t slept in three days, I’ll finish this list tomorrow!

 

 

 

Where to eat for Paleo f(x) 2014

So you’re in town for Paleo f(x) 2014 and you have no idea where to eat? No worries, I’ve got you covered.

picnik-austin-paleofx

Picnik Austin has a fresh, daily, paleo lunch menu.

Tags: Completely Paleo, Grass-fed Beef, Bulletproof Coffee

Distance: 25 minute walk down South Lamar. (better to drive)

 

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The Seedling Truck has local, flavorful, artisan dishes that are sure to impress. There’s usually something paleo on the menu.

Tags: Lamb, Bone Marrow, Paleo-Friendly

Distance: 10 minute walk, located at “The Picnic” Trailer Park (not to be confused with Picnik!)

 

skinny-limits-paleofx

Skinny Limits has some of the freshest, most delicious juices and smoothies you’ll ever have the pleasure of tasting. They even have some paleo-friendly, plant-based meals made ready to go.

Tags: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan

Distance: 10 minute walk, located at “The Picnic” Trailer Park (not to be confused with Picnik!)

 

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Whole Foods (World Headquarters!) in Downtown Austin offers, well, you know, a TON of options! This location is packed with mini-restaurants with all sorts of flair. 

Tags: Everything

Distance: 18 minute walk, cross the Lamar foot bridge and soak in the wonderful river view on your way.

*Special Notice* Don’t forget everyone from Paleo f(x) will be here on Friday night starting at 6:30 to take part in probably the worlds largest paleo gathering to ever happen on a whole foods rooftop.

 

idlife-meal-replacement-canister

This is definitely the best option if you don’t want to spend the time going out for lunch and possibly missing  a talk. I’m offering everyone that attends Paleo f(x) a FREE two day supply of IDLife Meal Replacement Shakes.

The Meal Replacement Shake contains 23 grams of a high-quality whey protein isolate. It also has micro-milled chia seeds that deliver almost a gram of omega-3 per serving as well. To get two single-serving packets free, click here to take our Free Health Assessment and then email me to specify if you want chocolate, vanilla, or one of each. We’ll meetup at Paleo fx on Friday.

Tags: Tastes like dairy-queen but has 4 grams of sugar, grass-fed whey, don’t miss any talks

Distance: As close are your shaker bottle.

 

bananarchy-paleofx

Now we roll in the local dessert options starting with the classic, Bananarchy. Get the dark chocolate banana covered in coconut shreds, YUMMY!!

Tags: Chocolate Covered Bananas

Distance: About a 30 minute walk, best to drive.

 

dolce-neve-paleofx

As the new kid on the block, Dolce Neve, brought some sweet Italian flavor with them. Stop in here for a treat! Italian style gelato made with fresh local ingredients.

Tags: High-Quality Gelato, Sensible Vise

Distance: 22 minutes, maybe best to drive

Got more ideas for near-by restaurants? Leave em in the comments.

 

 

Paleo fx 2014 – Live Streaming

Paleo f(x) 2014 is now live streaming!

Check out the trailer:

Click here to purchase live streaming passes

The live stream banner happens to be a snapshot from my favorite panel last year!

PaleoFx Livestream

How to cook sherried onions.

Have you ever had onions sautéed in butter then reduced with sherry wine? It’s heaven!

Step 1: Butter, lots of it.

This is the crimsoning of my newest scanpan… There’s no better way than with some delicious grass fed butter from Ireland! The old scanpan kinda bit the dust – That’s okay, they have a lifetime replacement warranty. Amazon has great prices on scanpans, pictured is the Scanpan Professional 12.5-Inch Fry Pan.

Love my scanpans

Love my scanpans

Step 2: Add onions.

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Step 3: Add more onions… Seriously, keep the onions coming.

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Oh, maybe this is a good time to mention my onion cutter thingy.

It’s basically awesome. It’s a Folding Mandoline Slicer I got off amazon for pretty cheap. Click on that link to read all the good reviews and get one for your kitchen. For the cost, this slicer is fantastic. It comes with 6 different slicing modes and a case that it all fits in very well (I didn’t know about that when i bought it, it was a nice perk).

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That onion was sliced in about 10 seconds. Where has this slicer thing been all my life??

Here’s a better pic of the awesome slicing device.

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Step 4: Stir occasionally for even browning

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Don’t forget to accidentally knock a a few rings out of the pan – it’s kinda mandatory.

Brown them like this:

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AND ADD MORE BUTTER!!!!

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Step 5: Queue up next sick of butter from the freezer

…. because you just polished off the first stick.

grass fed goodness

Remember kids, vegetables are simply vessels for butter delivery

To Be Honest - This is actually a recipe for butter with a side of onions...

To Be Honest – This is actually a recipe for butter with a side of onions…

Step 6: Add your favorite sherry

Turn up the heat for a bit as well and let that mixture boil down.

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Step 7: MORE BUTTER!

It's a slow boil and at this point I'm usually sampling a little bit.

It’s a slow boil and at this point I’m usually sampling a little bit.

Step 8: Reduce down to preferred level and grab a bowl full!

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Step 9: Oh wait, add some salt!!!

Garlic powder at this point is pretty tasty too (optional!).

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WARNING:
Consuming copious amounts of onions may result in densely foul flatulence possibly capable of melting pure cobalt.

 

 

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How to add name to attendee list table for Wootickets.

I’ve got to say, WooTickets is a pretty terrible plugin for being a paid (and expensive) plugin. I was hoping for more functionality but the description was very vague and I thought it would just have more to it. It’s still new(ish) and I’m hopeful that they will add better features in the future.

When you view the attendees list, you can find ticket holders by order id, ticket id, or security code. What about people that show up without a printed ticket? Are they suppose to have these obscure numbers memorized? I know I wouldn’t! So I added the ticket buyer’s full name to the attendees table.

This still isn’t the best solution, but it works. It is possible for one person to buy 20 tickets for other people. With my following workaround, if one of those 20 people shows up without a ticket, you can at least look them up if they know the name of the ticket buyer.

Name in WooTickets Table

Step 1: Add name to table

Edit file wp-content\plugins\the-events-calendar\lib\tickets\tribe-tickets-attendees.php

Add line 25 to function get_columns()

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function get_columns() {
$columns = array( 'cb'            =&gt; '<input type="checkbox" />',
      'order_id'      =&gt; __( 'Order #', 'tribe-events-calendar' ),
      'order_status'  =&gt; __( 'Order Status', 'tribe-events-calendar' ),
      'ticket'        =&gt; __( 'Ticket', 'tribe-events-calendar' ),
      'name'          =&gt; __( 'Name', 'tribe-events-calendar' ),      'attendee_id'   =&gt; __( 'Ticket #', 'tribe-events-calendar' ),
      'security'      =&gt; __( 'Security Code', 'tribe-events-calendar' ),
      'check_in'      =&gt; __( 'Check in', 'tribe-events-calendar' ) );
return $columns;
}

Step 2: Add column method to lookup name

Same file

Add this method anywhere. It looks up the buyer’s full name from the WooCommerce order id.

	function column_name( $item ) {
		$order = new WC_Order( $item['order_id'] );
		$items = $order-&gt;billing_first_name . " " . $order-&gt;billing_last_name;
		return $items;
	}

Step 3: Make it searchable

Edit file wp-content\plugins\the-events-calendar\resources\tickets-attendees.js
Line 12 grabs the full name from the column. Notice at the end of line 14, I’ve added “fullname.indexOf( search) != -1″. This allows the search to match and letters in the full name. This allows last names to be found as well as first names.

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jQuery( document ).ready( function ( $ ) {
 
	$( '#filter_attendee' ).on( 'keyup paste', function () {
 
		var search = jQuery( this ).val().toLowerCase();
 
		$( 'td.column-security' ).each( function ( i, e ) {
			var attendeeobj = jQuery( e );
			var attendee = attendeeobj.text().toLowerCase();
			var orderid = attendeeobj.prev( 'td' ).prev( 'td' ).prev( 'td' ).prev( 'td' ).prev( 'td' ).children( 'a' ).text();			var ticketid = attendeeobj.prev( 'td' ).text();
			var fullname = attendeeobj.prev( 'td' ).prev( 'td' ).text().toLowerCase(); 
			if ( attendee.indexOf( search ) === 0 || orderid.indexOf( search ) === 0 || ticketid.indexOf( search ) === 0 || fullname.indexOf( search) != -1) {				attendeeobj.parent( 'tr' ).show();
			} else {
				attendeeobj.parent( 'tr' ).hide();
			}
		} );
 
	} );

There ya go. Leave suggestions in comments. Of course, don’t attempt this if you haven’t backed up your wordpress site. I’m not liable for damage or data loss to your site if you edit source files.

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Wood Fired, Arduino Controlled Food Dehydrator Idea

This is just an idea I dreamt up in my head. I’ve been pondering ways to make food dehydrators that don’t require tons of electricity. Solar dehydrators are of course the first go-to in this case. The designs I’ve seen for some solar dehydrators have been fantastic! But what about drying meat? Namely beef jerky, or sausage. Can the solar dehydrators reach 165 degrees F and stay there? I don’t know.

So I thought, what about a wood fire powered dehydrator? Sure, why not? There’s always plenty of small sticks and branches around that could power something like this; it doesn’t take much. Think: rocket stove on steroids with a large clamber on top to house foodstuffs.

It would work like this. On the bottom, a metal combustion camber. It’s designed to easily add more sticks and scrap wood randomly throughout the drying process. The camber is under the drying box. The drying box is full of racks to place food items on. The exhaust from the fire is channeled through a metal pipe that goes through the drying box, towards the back so it’s not in the way of the drying racks. Heat from the exhaust is convected through the metal tube and it warms up the drying box. The smoke from the exhaust just vents out the top (from the same tube it’s always been in). Perhaps the metal pipe could be a linear straight shot from the burner into and out of the drying box venting into the open air. Maybe it would need a few heatsinks to make sure the thermal energy goes into the drying box as well. The smoke doesn’t actually contact the food, although that could be arranged with a valve if you wanted this thing to be a convertible smoke/dryer. Inside the drying box is a series of simply fans to keep air moving and help with the evaporation process.

So, how do you regulate temperature? You obviously don’t want it that hot when drying a load of fresh herbs. Well. We have fans already. Why not add more fans and make them Arduino controlled? This set of fans would push in new outside air, on demand, instead of just mindlessly circulating inside air. My idea is this. You fire up the oven. Turn the Arduino on, and set the desired temperature with buttons and an LCD. The Arduino then monitors air temp and when it gets too hot, it kicks on a outside-air fan or two to cool off the drying box. This also circulates air at the same time.

Also, why not add a cheap humidity sensor too? I think it would be interesting to note the current humidity and if it makes progress.

Also also, why not make this a hybrid solar AND stove dehydrator? I don’t see why you can’t have both. Solar for when the sun is good, and stove for quicker drying, meats or when the sun don’t shine.

Have feedback on how to make this idea better?

moving blogs!

I’m moving to another blog. I’ll have it up in a week or so.

I don’t think anyone reads this one anyways :P

Review: Merrel True Glove Cross-Training Shoes.

Why did I buy these shoes? Parkour, Running, Spartan Race, and Outdoors/Hiking.

They really fit like a glove! But a glove that you have to break in. For the first few days, they will hurt badly!

Pain? Yeah these were definitely some of the most painful shoes I’ve broken in. Yeah they fit well, except they dig into the back of my heel; To the point that one day of wearing them I was missing a chuck of skin. Perhaps it’d be better to break them in just an hour at a time or so. Bring a backup pair of shoes to work in case your co-workers want to walk to a restaurant half a mile away for lunch. You wouldn’t want to dread taking every step the whole way there… Or you can do as I did and truck through the pain until there is no more pain. Okay, I did take several days off from wearing them after the first painful day.

Flexibility? Not quite like my Vibram Five Fingers. I can easily flex them by hand, but they are still pretty stiff. Maybe they will loosen up over time. Notice in the picture below how my VFFs are so loose, they fold under their own weight.

Durability? It’s to early to tell. I suspect they will not live up to my ultra high durability expectations. I do predict they will be pretty decent. I’ll report back in roughly 6 months to see if they are still in one piece of not. As you can see, my VFFs were not exactly all that durable. We’ll see…

Can you feel the ground? Not as well as my VFF. :( Maybe it will get better as I wear them down and they get more flexible.

In Conclusion, do I like them? Yeah, once you get past the break-in hurtle, they become your best friends. For me, it’s worth not having to deal with toe-slots and loosing expensive toe-socks. (yes, $12/pair) to the hungry washing machine monster..