My current procedure is to alternate aluminum foil layers and bacon layers in a roasting pan, then bake at 350 - 400 deg. F, removing pieces as they finish. At the end, I tilt the foil layers into a canning funnel to collect the grease in a... (more)
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)
His Olympic sprint coach what is there Charles public and he's comedian great coaches coaching about okay well he had this to say regarding heart high intensity training he says he doubts that works for the year in and year out training method he... (more)
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)
it seems that in the Paleo Diet book Cordain suggests that we stay away from butter and bacon...is this true? I was under the impression that bacon was good and butter from grass fed beef was good as well..can someone please clarify for me.... (more)
According to the nutrition database (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fats-and-oils/7186/2 vs http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/pork-products/7358/2) and/or cronometer.com there's a pretty significant difference between the two. The weird... (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
I've been to Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Fresh Market and - in desperation Target - trying to find any sugar free bacon and coming up with zilch. US Wellness is always out so what can I do?? The applewood farms brand says the sugar is less than... (more)
Hey, I was a vegan for a while, recently changed over to paleo because my health wasn't improving and wanted to try it out, I guess still detoxing from being grain free but my brain fog has been terrible lately, I was driving today and even ran a... (more)
Trying to lose about 15 pounds and I heard the fastest way to do that is low-carb. I can still have ice cream since its dairy if I understand ketosis correctly. And since chocolate bacon is meat, it's recommended on carb-restricted diets as well,... (more)
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)
If I bought a jar of sauerkraut, but it was under-fermented, I mean barely sour, does it make sense to leave it out of the fridge for a while to continue its fermenting? It wasn't pasteurized.
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)
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.
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.
I live in Pasadena, CA. I recently discovered that if I purchase pork belly at around $5.60 or less per pound it would be cheaper and healthier than if I kept buying the nitrite/ate free bacon from Trader Joe's. My girlfriend and I have a bacon... (more)
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)
My son is turning 4 and is having a bacon and lumberjacks themed birthday party. It should be great, but I am just seeking out a recipe for a bacon dip that would work with veggies and plantain chips. There's lots of dips out there, but we are... (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 not Paleo. I think only a lunatic would go Paleo. But here's food for thought: http://www.torontosun.com/2013/03/20/bacon-ice-cream-and-cheese-are-all-good-for-your-health# Will make a lot of fat lazy soccer moms here happy I guess?? (more)
Women: How has a paleo diet affected your mentrual cycle?
Eating pudding and heat