I've been buying pastured pork at the farmer's market for the past several weeks -- pork chops. Tonight, there was a big difference in the smell and taste -- kind of gamey. I've written to the farmer but in the interim, I'm wondering if this... (more)
Hi guys! I was wondering about bacon! It's clearly something a lot of people who eat paleo eat! Is there a certain type to eat/not eat?? And presumably it's best to not eat too regularly or is that mainly up to how much you feel is enough?
Nitrate/nitrite-free is a gimmick, don't bother. A little sugar for the cure, completely fine! It's much more important that the actual meat be good quality, rather than focusing excessively on the cure used.
Hi fellow Brits, Hoping someone can shed a little light on this for me. I know that Morrisons makes a big deal about being the only UK supermarket whose in-house butcher uses only British meat. However, I'm not sure about what this means in terms... (more)
Hi everyone, I've seen a few questions asked about chewing on softened chicken bones after having used them to make stock, but mine relates to pork bones. I was straining my pork broth yesterday - it was the second broth from that batch of bones... (more)
Hi all, I bought some diced pig's heart today as I'm trying to get into offal more, but I'm not sure what the best way to cook it is. I have some nice pastured pork mince which I was going to make burgers out of - does anyone have any thoughts on... (more)
Is there any reason it wouldn't be wise to eat pork as ones main source of meat? I know red meat is generally recommended by the paleo diet doc's but apart from burgers/ground beef or a roast joint i don't enjoy beef much, i guess im a rare freak... (more)
Is anyone in the San Antonio, Austin or Hill Country areas of Texas interested in a meet buying coop? I know of an excellent source for grass fed free range beef and free range, non GMO fed heritage pork and grass fed free range lamb in Llano,... (more)
do pork rinds contain high levels of msg? my friend said that they have been known to cause lucid dreams so i did some research and it said that this was because the high level of msg in them.
Good pork rinds should only contain pork skin and salt. I have never seen MSG on the label. I just googled and found some brands with "flavored" pork rinds that do contain MSG. So be careful.
S I absolutely love beef, pork and lamb and I only eat 100 percent grass fed lamb, beef and pasture raised pork from local farms that also raise them organically. But what my question is how often should I really be eating it? I almost have my... (more)
enter code hereI want to eat bacon, but it has a strong smell of pork that people in my house hates the smell of the bacon. There is a way to fry or cook the bacon without smoke (smell) at all?
I've got a hunk of pork shoulder, maybe 3 or 4 lbs. I need to cook it in less than 4 hours, in my oven. I'd like to add a rub, wet or dry, to the meat to give it some flavor. I also think some sort of sauce would be nice (particularly if it's a... (more)
Comments/opinions requested on the nutritional value of the meat from these pigs... http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/hungry-hogs-eat-oregon-farmer-article-1.1172448 (more)
I finally have a slow cooker that a friend is letting me borrow for a few months. I'm really excited to use it and earlier today found a butcher with a great sale on pork butt so naturally I bought about 4lbs.I want to cook everyday paleo's... (more)
I have a pig liver in my freezer from a pig I split with my friend (from a local farm down the road). What's the best way to cook/eat it? I also have some pig skin and some other random organs... Any site recommendations for recipes?
For those that have tried each or some what are you thoughts on them? Nutrition, taste, price? I have an option of getting 2lbs of pasture raised pork liver for $10. But somewhere in my head I'm thinking I should stick with chicken or beef... (more)
My family and I have been paleo/primal for a little over one year now and we feel great! We love bacon, good bacon. We eat bacon about 3-5 times per week at breakfast. We buy our bacon from our local butcher, its made in-house without any added... (more)
Their website is giving me an error right now. They have a LivingSocial deal that claims they use grass-fed and hormone-free meats. The deal is 50% off their products. I'd love to know if this is a good product! Thanks for your help. 8) Looks... (more)
I've had the ribs -- and they are by far the best I've ever had. That's a great deal -- thanks for sharing that!
Now theres that whole nitrate issue, but nitrates are naturally occuring in ground grown plants, and thats where most of the nitrates on our diet come from, so I dont really care that much TBH. But i am very hard trying to balance my omega-6/3... (more)
Grass fed pork will have a slightly better ratio. To get your ratio high consider wild salmon twice a week and grass feed beef or bison the other days. And pastured eggs. Or some variation of that.
Crock pot. Slab of pork belly that fits in the bottom. Season with whatever you want, but salt and a tiny bit of honey seems to be magic. On low for 6-8 hours. Slice, pan sear in the fat that accumulates in the bottom of the crock pot. So delicious! (more)
I have a pork belly sitting in the fridge and I will be making my own bacon soon but in the mean time I will be buying from the store. I only buy the bacon with cultured celery extract instead of the ones with sodium nitrate in them. Which bacon... (more)
I'm willing to wager there's not a whole lot of difference between the two. I'd be more interested in the quality of the meat rather than the details of the cure.
So, I want to diversify my animal eating(currently consuming mostly grass fed beef from a side of beef), and a local farm sells pork sides, but he grain feeds(with local VT grain) his pigs. Should I pass, or go for it since it's a local... (more)
If the price is right and the pigs are humanely raised, I'd go for it. Pigs aren't grass-eaters, I believe they just kinda eat whatever they find; it would probably be pretty tough to find affordable pork that feeds exclusively on forage.
I like to eat my bacon soft with the fat still white and visible, with the meat cooked, I hate bacon crispy/brown like most people seem to like it. Are there any of you who like it like that also? How do you guys like your bacon done?