Comments for Free The Animal https://freetheanimal.com The Blog of Richard Nikoley Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:01:27 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 Comment on Cold Water Therapy and Experimentation Recommences by Shannon Pack https://freetheanimal.com/2012/04/cold-water-therapy-and-experimentation-recommences.html#comment-806848 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:01:27 +0000 http://freetheanimal.com/?p=13775#comment-806848 An excellent instant relief/attitude changer for hot days.

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Comment on Cold Water Therapy and Experimentation Recommences by Shannon Pack https://freetheanimal.com/2012/04/cold-water-therapy-and-experimentation-recommences.html#comment-806847 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:59:53 +0000 http://freetheanimal.com/?p=13775#comment-806847 I take a bucket–dip it–then water plants nearby in my yard. I have the 50 gallon Rubbermaid trough. HAVE to have fresh water every day/dip. Otherwise, mosquitos will lay their larvae in it if left more than a day.

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Comment on Cold Water Therapy and Experimentation Recommences by Shannon Pack https://freetheanimal.com/2012/04/cold-water-therapy-and-experimentation-recommences.html#comment-806846 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:48:06 +0000 http://freetheanimal.com/?p=13775#comment-806846 I have this Rubbermaid trough! I fill it with water straight from the water hose, and get in! Redding, California is 110-117 regularly in the summer.
As a matter of fact–i am headed to the trough NOW!
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Comment on Quick Mushroom Risotto In The Instant Pot by thhq https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/mushroom-risotto-instant.html#comment-806813 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:54:46 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=35007#comment-806813 For years I’ve done all grains in a rice cooker, from Japanese sticky to barley to wild rice. For the slower cooking ones, I increase the water ratio to 4:1. The toughest cooker is black rice, which needs an overnight soak in addition.

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Comment on Quick Mushroom Risotto In The Instant Pot by thhq https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/mushroom-risotto-instant.html#comment-806812 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:48:50 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=35007#comment-806812 Oh yeah. Nothing fixes white rice like truffles. I buy one good-smelling (fruity, like pineapple) Oregon black truffle once a year, grate it into softened butter and freeze. I shave some frozen truffle butter onto the plate and place a half cup of hot steamed rice on top. The truffles infuse the rice.

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Comment on Quick Mushroom Risotto In The Instant Pot by thhq https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/mushroom-risotto-instant.html#comment-806810 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:43:33 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=35007#comment-806810 Try adding some dried sour cherries to the risotto. We used to get Michigan cherries by the 5# box when we lived in the Midwest, now pick them up when we need them at farmer’s markets.

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Comment on Quick Mushroom Risotto In The Instant Pot by Limey https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/mushroom-risotto-instant.html#comment-806797 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:06:34 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=35007#comment-806797 Good to see you back at the gym. Steady does it. Don’t over do it. Allow a good recovery period and don’t use a gym session as an excuse to blow out on your food. I find substituting heavier weights with lower weights and higher reps works for me in terms of muscle development. You have access to far superior advice than mine though.

I look forward to seeing some cool stuff from you in the months ahead. I also think you have finally nailed the food/diet thing with perfection btw.

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Comment on The USS Fitzgerald Incident — A Yokosuka Surface Officer’s Take by Ron https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/fitzgerald-incident-yokosuka.html#comment-806758 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:12:11 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34988#comment-806758

I was a tin can sailor, the USS Bristol DD857. I was a Petty Officer so I was never the OOD but I stood plenty of bridge watches. I too couldn’t understand how it happened, how with all those people on the bridge nobody noticed the cargo ship…

I told my wife the ship must have been disabled and just sitting there because nobody would be stupid enough to run in front of another ship. I guess I was wrong.

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Comment on Quick Mushroom Risotto In The Instant Pot by Wilbur https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/mushroom-risotto-instant.html#comment-806755 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:56:54 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=35007#comment-806755 Oops, I looked at a summary chart instead of the actual recipe. Barley is 20 minutes, and farro is 15 minutes. Either there is an editing error or I’ve missed something.

I like add about 20% black barley, keeping the liquid ratio the same. I used pork bone broth. Also I almost always add fish sauce (Red Boat 40) in these situations. I finished with olive wood-smoked olive oil and Parmesan. Paired with Mediterranean-style lamb sausage and mustard greens topped with Graverstein apple vinegar. Awesome!

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Comment on The USS Fitzgerald Incident — A Yokosuka Surface Officer’s Take by pzo https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/fitzgerald-incident-yokosuka.html#comment-806738 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:30:03 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34988#comment-806738 Jeez, I knew power vessels on the right has the right of way by the time I was ten.

Of course, most of the time I was sailing, so I could do what I wanted, he he………

Yeah, what a tragedy. Eight lives, two careers shot.

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Comment on Quick Mushroom Risotto In The Instant Pot by ramon https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/mushroom-risotto-instant.html#comment-806721 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:38:37 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=35007#comment-806721 Ala Angelo Coppola, I have made risotto a couple of times using whole oat groats. very different chew feel but made risotto just fine (a teeny bit sweet).

Need to get a pressure cooker and give it a try.

a little bit of truffle is of course a nice way to dress up a risotto with mushrooms..

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Comment on The USS Fitzgerald Incident — A Yokosuka Surface Officer’s Take by Richard Nikoley https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/fitzgerald-incident-yokosuka.html#comment-806705 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:25:35 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34988#comment-806705 I agree, didn’t want to complicate too much. After Reeves and then a tour on 7th Fleet staff, I did an exchange tour with the French Navy in the Med. The French Standing Orders have no such requirement to stay outside 10K yards or call the captain (in two years standing OOD, never called the CO once).

A couple of times I got pretty close to another vessel and bang, here comes the CICWO over to the bridge to check up.

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Comment on Quick Mushroom Risotto In The Instant Pot by Wilbur https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/mushroom-risotto-instant.html#comment-806703 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:22:21 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=35007#comment-806703 I learned to make risotto in a pressure cooker from Modernist Cuisine at Home, which says “There is no need to stir rice [for risotto] when you cook it in a pressure cooker because the process forces so much water into the starch granules and plant cells that many more cells burst on their own.”

The cool thing is that it is very easy to make good risottos with other things like farro (10 minutes under pressure), pearl barley (12 minutes), and steel cut oats (5 minutes). All with quick release as this is what helps to break the starch granules. The amount of liquid is usually 280 g per 150 g of grain.

In addition to chicken stocks, some of the liquids include carrot juice, crustacean stock, sherry, wine, mushroom stock, squid ink, and ouzo.

Barley risotto is one of my favorites. Richard, you’ve inspired me to make it tonight!

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Comment on Quick Mushroom Risotto In The Instant Pot by BARBARA https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/mushroom-risotto-instant.html#comment-806702 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:13:05 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=35007#comment-806702 Looking forward to hearing about your Lose It Fitbit integration. Just signed up for Lose It premium last week. Really like it so far. Currently doing a moderate deficit of one pound a week. Really eye opening data.

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Comment on Introducing “Richard Nikoley’s Ketotard Chronicles” by thhq https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/introducing-nikoleys-chronicles.html#comment-806697 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:53:08 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34943#comment-806697 Ketotard meet EMS.

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Comment on Introducing “Richard Nikoley’s Ketotard Chronicles” by thhq https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/introducing-nikoleys-chronicles.html#comment-806689 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:07:25 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34943#comment-806689 Just read through your 2014 blog post that covers this study. 3 individuals, not 3 populations.

Living on a high protein, high calorie diet did not compromise Inuit’s insulin sensitivity. They had no issues processing glucose at all, even though their diet was low in it. They still functioned like normal omnivorous humans.

I suspect that the same is not true of chronic ketotards. If you go about perpetually mimicking the bloodwork of a Type 1 diabetic, you will get diabetic results. I would expect the results shown with Inuits coming off the 3 day fast, or any diabetic, with uncontrolled blood glucose spiking in response to carbohydrates.

Robert Atkins comes to mind. What happens to a chronic ketotard who has an accident and goes to the hospital? How does someone who has intentionally made themself glucose intolerant respond when they plug in the glucose IV drip? IMO you couldn’t kill them faster with strychnine.

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Comment on The USS Fitzgerald Incident — A Yokosuka Surface Officer’s Take by Tom Murin https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/fitzgerald-incident-yokosuka.html#comment-806678 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:34:48 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34988#comment-806678 It is very hard to see how this happened. I think the CICWO would hold some responsibility here as well. When I stood CICWO, I would go up to the bridge from CIC to check things out. We would call up bitch box or phone with contact info. There are a lot of options to make sure you are on the same page. I haven’t been underway since 1993, I think, but I can’t imagine things have changed that much.

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Comment on Quick Mushroom Risotto In The Instant Pot by SteveRN https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/mushroom-risotto-instant.html#comment-806677 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:31:17 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=35007#comment-806677 My wife and I have been using the 10 minute Barley from Trader Joe’s to make Risotte, they have a recipe on the bag, it’s pretty awesome, figured a good way to to get a different RS source into my diet. We will have to try it this way too. We love the Instant Pot, makes the best hard boiled eggs ever using the 5 minute method, and cook the hell out of soup beans/pinto beans and oatmeal with it.

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Comment on Introducing “Richard Nikoley’s Ketotard Chronicles” by Limey https://freetheanimal.com/2017/06/introducing-nikoleys-chronicles.html#comment-806626 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:29:59 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34943#comment-806626 This is so cool. ELMM is back on FTA. Please stay. Richard needs an antagonist to sharpen his wit on.

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Comment on Speaking At The 21 Convention by Richard Nikoley https://freetheanimal.com/2017/05/speaking-the-convention.html#comment-806591 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:08:04 +0000 https://freetheanimal.com/?p=34782#comment-806591 Hey Liz, of course, I screen clipped the above exchange and posted it to Facebook publicly, tagging Anthony Johnson.

“Well, if that’s not an ominous signal for dire danger ahead in a relationship, I don’t know what is. Posting something like that publicly, where it’s not going to be hard to figure out who the unfortunate dude is. You’re giving him relationship ultimatums in public? To strangers?

“This is, incidentally, from someone I have never met nor do I know from any random Jane.

Heheheh, @Anthony Paul Johnson.”

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