Food Preparation Questions
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.
It just occurred to me last night that despite keeping a rigorous and detailed food log, I wasn't paying attention to food preparation methods and possible bacterial contamination. For example, I normally do big cooking in the morning to avoid... (more)
Fellow PaleoHacks, Does the way you cook/prepare your eggs affect/alter the amount of nutrients you would ultimately end up consuming when you eat them? For instance, is the nutrient density in hard boiled eggs higher/lower in comparison to the... (more)
Going out of town for the weekend, will be busy running around, and may not have access to cooking much, if at all. I'm taking a 3 hour bus ride to get there/back. Any suggestions on how I can primal-y prepare (keeping fat loss in mind)? Thanks! (more)
I would bring fruit (maybe really ripe bananas and oranges so they don't get squished) and a bag of coconut flakes mixed with cacao nibs (so delicious and not full of omega-6s). In addition, canned salmon is delicious and can easily be brought... (more)
I really enjoy cooking, but I can't commit serious time to it seven days a week. In additional to cooking large batches of food, what tips can you offer to help save time preparing meals? I'm only feeding myself, for what it's worth.
Does anyone own a blender that can do this? I'm think of a Waring Classic Pro but I don't know if it's capable of this. I would prefer it if you only recommend blenders you're sure can do this. I want to be able to toss some veg, including... (more)
A used Vitamix would be what I would go for...you can get replacement parts, and they are fabulous machines. I just sold an old school one at my yardsale for $25, and the jealous woman who arrived right after I sold it said she'd been scouring... (more)
Anyone rice anything besides Cauliflower? I'm wondering if broccoli or cabbage might work. A non-cruciferous option would be nice. Bonus points for finding a way to do it with leafy greens :)
I'm trying to change the way I shop in order to change the way I eat (Safeway is 5 minutes away, so I'm currently an impulse buyer). What do you buy when you go in the market... looking for ideas.
Soup, Sauerkraut Gazpacho Pizza (non gluten) Cookies (ditto, the non gluten) Smoothies Gelato Coconut Butter Oh, how I love my food processor, let me count the ways!
I dropped my blender last week and am in dire need of a replacement. Is there a paleo-approved frontrunner? I'm thinking I'll get a hand/stick one (like the kitchenaid immersion) for small stuff, mayo, and baby food but I really need a regular one... (more)
I'm aware there are some similar threads out there, but I was just curious what your guy's favorite (weird/exotic/uncommon but obtainable) vegetables are? Interesting leafy green suggestions especially welcome. After all, there are way fewer... (more)
Does any-one know of any paleo/traditional methods to reduce the oxalate content of foods or of any other methods to offset their effects? Most of my staple vegetables- spinach, but also carrots (and also chocolate!)- are quite high. Would the... (more)
Guys - I love paleo and I'm not a big fan of cooking. I'd like food that tastes yummy that I can prepare with minimal effort. Any suggestions on paleo meals that I can put together quickly and easily? For example: my breakfast every morning is... (more)
invest in a slow cooker. yep, it takes a lot of time to cook, so it would seem in contrast to what you are asking for... but if you put a decent amount of meat in it in the evening, you wake up to delicious smell of cooked meal, then you stuff the... (more)
So let's assume I'm eating only out of nutritional reasons. With this assumption, I do not care one bit to how tasty it is, and would only like to eat the ultimate diet. What is the??minimal set of meat and organs I have to learn to cook if I want... (more)
I think the main thing is to buy the best quality meat, organic and grass-fed where possible. Liver (any) is super nutritious and can be prepared very easily and quickly by sauteeing with onions and garlic. Saute the onions and garkic first for 5... (more)
I'm looking for some good digestion super-boosting fermented foods at whole foods. What's at the top of your list? I've been frequenting the Bubbie's Pickles and Sauerkraut and KimChi.
We've all got them since we switched: The foods we now relish and savor and gorge on, those that would otherwise be shunned or deemed gross or wildly unhealthy on the SAD. What is your paleo version of your dirty food secret or (now) non-guilty... (more)
So I'm about 3 weeks into a 1-month paleo-challenge and I'm really loving things. I feel great and I've lost several pounds (which was unintended, but I guess it's fine). One thing I do miss, however, is bread. In all forms--sandwiches, tortillas,... (more)
I suppose one could cavil at the likelihood that your rinds were from factory-raised pork, but you're not adding weird not-really-food ingredients like guar gum or carageenan to improve texture, so it doesn't seem too faulty to me.
As any-one who's tried to cook them will know, kidneys smell pretty awful. In deference to the preferences of my fiance, I've tried to reduce the urine smell by soaking them (as lots of recipes recommend) and then discarding the liquid before... (more)
Even before I switched to Paleo, I have always heard that organ meats are insanely healthly and everyone could benefit from them...but my problem is, I have never, ever had a bite of organ meat in my life. Mommy focused on chicken, lean beef, lean... (more)
How did our ancestors cook the foods they ate (or not). Do you think this is important? What can we learn from it? I remember reading anthropology that e.g. the Hadza just throw a monkey on the fire until the outer layers are black and the inner... (more)
I'm pretty much over the government telling me what I "should" eat in order to be "healthy" (i.e. fat, sick and tired) and thought that it would be cool to get a whole bunch of pictures together, make a collage, and declare July 4th 2011 "Food... (more)
Since going paleo, I'm of course finding myself making a lot more food from scratch. I love cooking but am getting a bit tired of tedious prep work. The biggest source of this seems to be chopping. I have a mandoline which is great for slicing... (more)
I'm looking for a guide on how to cook and prepare food for optimal digestion for different types of foods whether it's better to steam, roast, grill or eat raw this is obviously a different answer for different food and nutrient types.. Anyone... (more)
Times have NOT been good paleo-wise lately; got a new full time job with extrememly unpredictable and contradicting scheduling. One day I work graveyard, the next an early morning schedule, the next mid-day or a night time shift. Betweenn that,... (more)