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pork liver pate from the store...

Commented on March 29, 2014
Created March 28, 2014 at 6:56 PM

I found some great pate at my local Sprouts. Short ingredient list (like pork liver, pork, spices/veggies) no wheat, looks good to me... I know it's almost certainly not from organic, pastured pigs but it's an extremely convenient, affordable, and seemingly healthy condiment. Also has a nice fatty acid profile...

I'm tempted to start eating it a few times a week. Any really good reasons not to?

Reason: I started making this delicious fat-bomb snack and you should try it too!

  • Hard boiled cage free organic eggs (I eat mostly just yolk but my GF eats the whole thing)
  • Pastured Sour Cream, fresh salsa, store-bought pate all in generous proportions
  • optional other flavorings... usually not.

Does that not sound like a great staple meal/snack??!?1

And the combined egg and pate makes for a huge nutritional boon.

I'm not likely to start making my own pate at home.

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on March 29, 2014
at 03:43 PM

1. It's about self reliance. You can make almost anything yourself.

2. It's about quality. You can get the highest quality ingredients and the best process - instead of cutting corners in favor of shelf stability, consistency, and lowest price ingredients.

3. You vote with your dollars. Whenever you buy CAFO meats instead of pasture raised/grassfed, you vote for more CAFO animals being fed a species inappropriate diet along with antibiotics, tight cages, piglet slurry being fed to pigs along with excrement.

4. You are what you ate, ate.

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on March 28, 2014
at 10:03 PM

Hows come so many people on Paleohacks go on and on about how we should be making our own pate and that the stuff from the store is garbage? I mean I understand it'd be best if it came from pastured pigs but is that the only argument?

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on March 28, 2014
at 07:56 PM

I don't usually either but some days I feel like I need more fat, others I feel like I need something else. The fact that almost all the calories in that meal come from fat is just a bonus to me but people come on here all the time asking how to get more fat so I thought I'd share.

The meal is surprisingly light and doesn't feel like most super-fatty meals.

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on March 28, 2014
at 09:10 PM

I LOVE pork liver pate!!! Pate de Campagne specifically, it is awesome, seriously. I could live off nothing but that for 24 hrs a day, every day, for the rest of my life. The one I like is the Trois Petits Cochons. Go for it, that stuff is one of the healthiest things you could eat, packed with vitamins, minerals, and a good dose of lard. It's actually much more fat than protein, so it's a high fat, low/moderate protein food depending on the ratio of pork fat to liver+meat that is used.

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on March 28, 2014
at 10:03 PM

Hows come so many people on Paleohacks go on and on about how we should be making our own pate and that the stuff from the store is garbage? I mean I understand it'd be best if it came from pastured pigs but is that the only argument?

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on March 28, 2014
at 07:00 PM

Sounds awesome, sometimes the pate's can have preservatives or stabilizers, if this one doesn't then it's probably a great source of organ meat.

Making pate at home is easier than you think, it's basically just cold meat loaf. Having your own meat grinder makes it easier since you can buy pretty much any kind of meat or offal and grind it in there, or some butchers will grind it for you.

I personally don't have "fat bombs" but just eat a decent amount of fat with each meal and have full-fat everything. I don't go out of my way to eat fat but if you eat whole / natural foods you'll get plenty.

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on March 28, 2014
at 07:56 PM

I don't usually either but some days I feel like I need more fat, others I feel like I need something else. The fact that almost all the calories in that meal come from fat is just a bonus to me but people come on here all the time asking how to get more fat so I thought I'd share.

The meal is surprisingly light and doesn't feel like most super-fatty meals.

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