My friend suggested I make a Bacon explosion: 2 pounds bacon, thick sliced 2 pounds sausage (italian, breakfast, sage. Whichever you prefer) 1 cup cheddar cheese (finely shredded) 2 whole green onions (thinly sliced) 4 cloves garlic (minced) 1... (more)
What's the hold time for refrigerating bacon once it's cooked? Also can you freeze cooked bacon? I want to make mini bacon bowls in advance and am not sure exactly how to store them.
I am looking to add some pork to my diet. I have the option of fresh pork (pork chops, shoulder, etc.) or nitrate/nitrite free sausages and bacon (AppleGate farms and a few others I can't think of off the top of my head). What is better to... (more)
I have had horrible headaches after eating fresh pork products before. Unsure whether it was because it was conventional or if it was some issue with pork itself. Once a week, however, I eat bacon from a local organic farm and I feel pretty good... (more)
What's the nutritional difference? How does the fatty acid profile differ? I'm sure someone can pull up a decent study - the USDA food database doesn't distinguish, of course.
I can't help you with the studies but I am assuming that you're interested just to see if pastured products are 'worth it' for you, and you want to see if you can back it up with peer reviewed science. I don't know about any 'studies', but... (more)
Hi everyone, I asked a question back in '12 and folks around here were VERY helpful, so apologies as I bother you all once more. Brief background: I am attempting to work on a "strict" Paleo lifestyle and wasn't sure if the Turkey Bacon I... (more)
I have a cookie recipe that calls for lard as the fat. It's a shortbread-style cookie. I'm still fairly new at paleo, so my question my or may not have an obvious answer. Instead of going out and purchasing lard or rendering my own from pork... (more)
Lo and behold I come bearing actual help: http://www.cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=54446 http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/18975/rendered-pork-fat-vs-lard-vs-bacon-fat
Hello! Sometimes I try to buy some bacon bits (to have them with scrambled eggs) without any other ingredients. But many bacon bit products contain dextrose, salt and spices. I learned about fructose but know nothing about dextrose. I know that... (more)
Dextrose is another name for glucose. Glucose is the primary sugar your body produces or stores for energy. Excessively high blood glucose levels are damaging over long periods of time, but glucose itself is harmless. If the total amount of sugar... (more)
Is this a healthy interpretation of the paleo diet? I was under the impression that saturated fat is not bad for you and was reading the updated version of the paleo diet and it is saying that saturated fat does cause inflammation and increased... (more)
Hey PH (pun intended?), I'm going through the whole 'what food is doing what' moment right now. When I woke up today I had my usual breakfast: eggs with kerrygold unsalted butter and two slices of bacon. I also had a Granny Smith Apple. I have... (more)
Idk that there's any way to know, aside from removing things 1 by 1, then adding them back in and seeing what caused it. It also happened once, so it may not be anything that's any sort of big deal.
So do you? I've always blotted the oil off with a paper towel because my mom has done that ever since I can remember, but I was thinking, does it even make a difference? I mean I cook my eggs in the leftover bacon fat so why should I blot off the... (more)
Whaaaaat?! Sometimes I even throw my spoon in there and have a scoop. No blotting here. However, I do conserve some for eggs, roasting chickens or a nice leg of lamb.
The question is pretty straightforward, so I'll start with an answer. Bacon lowered my cholesterol; cured my acne; and made me skinny, blond, and 5'10". Disclaimer: this was unicorn belly, but I figured I'd ask about bacon because it's slightly... (more)
Alright, I've got a bit of an odd one. I rendered down some leaf lard for the first time a week or so ago and it came out great (opaque white with cracklins on the bottom). I've loved cooking with it (keeps my cast iron pan well oiled) but I was... (more)
Add a drop of liquid smoke. Repeat until happy. Most people find it easier to reserve their bacon grease - you should be happy to have the good stuff! :-)
I've been Paleo for months, probably 85%, and I began my first Whole30 on April 1. I missed that one of the ingredients of my organic dried cherries is "cane sugar." I included it in a homemade trail mix and ate some on their own a few times, but... (more)
Hi there, I have a question about the level of nitrates in vegetables. I've recently read that the levels of nitrates in vegetables can be up to 100 times higher than bacon, which is now apparently fine. Like most Paleo people I eat a LOT of... (more)
I am a fan of bacon, and I know I am not alone in my affection for this slice of meat. Sure, it's not the healthiest thing for us paleo-peeps, but it is yummy! Each year in Chicago (SF and DC also), there is BaconFest, a 1-day celebration of this... (more)
My old neighbor used to point out that the countries who are in unrest are all non pork eating countries- and that these people were so unhappy/volatile because they did not have bacon!
Anyone tried this microwave bacon cooker? I just saw it on an infomercial. Not asking about the pros and cons of using a microwave to cook food here but rather the product itself - if it is easy to use, works, easy clean up, etc.? ... (more)
I have one. It now lives in the cabinet along with all the other unpopular kitchen stuff. Bottom line clean up was a pain (all those grooves). It always seemed greasy after cleaning (plastic+grease). And of course there was the whole weird plastic... (more)
I have been frying my eggs and bacon for a while now and am beginning to question, like many others, just how bad it is for my health (oxidation, etc). What could I make for breakfast that would be equally as filling without frying?
First, frying is not bad, set the stove to medium low and let it heat up slowly. You will have more than enough heat to cook the eggs you do not need to go all out. Second, Try hard boiled eggs or cooking in the oven.
At least once a week I have a bacon and liver breakfast, frying the liver in the bacon grease. A good combo for me.
Could someone please make sense of this article for me? I like tilapia because of its versatility, but reading this has made me think twice about purchasing. Can anyone decipher whether or not I should be worried about my tilapia... (more)
I have noticed some tiny black lines under my fingernails and googled to find out they are called splinter hemorrhages. I noticed them on 3 nails, 2 tiny little dots and one little line and I can't say I've ever noticed such a thing before eating... (more)
Could you consume too much bacon fat? Every morning, I'll make anywhere from 3-4 slices of bacon, and maybe a couple of eggs cooked in the bacon fat. After I'm done cooking those, I'll use the remaining bacon fat to cook some veggies in. Is that... (more)
Is there ever to much bacon! I know it is a sin, not used all that bacon fat. I will not tell, if you do not! What kind bacon, do you buy?
So having some people over for dinner and really want to do some sort of bacon-wrapped appetizers. I don't wan't to do dates due to the high sugar content, but wondering if there are some good (low carb/sugar) and simple ideas? ...maybe I should... (more)
I had some bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers at a Superbowl party! They used cream cheese, but you could substitute it with maybe a guacamole or egg type mixture! Just cut jalapenos in half, gut them, fill them with your mixture, and then keep that... (more)
Hi everyone. I just got back from Whole Foods where I bought a bunch of uncured fresh bacon thinking there would be no sugar in it. When I got home I read the label and of course, one of the ingredients I read was sugar. Since it is uncured it... (more)
Hi, Paleos. When I cook a pork chop, lamb's leg, or chicken etc, am I meant to eat the skin, the rind, the fatty bits? This is where I am getting mighty confused about Paleo and weight loss, good fat and bad fat. Thanks a bundle E (more)