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by 83 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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Jay_15 0 · October 21, 2012 at 3:30 PM

OK...I see a couple newer posters poo pooing this. I understand some of the trepidation, but after you've been eating this way a while it kinda goes without saying that you "paleoize" the dish. That means best sourced meat you can afford and... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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by 1193 · about 7 hours ago

I've been doing CrossFit for a year and a half or so, and I've realized that none of the workouts from around the past two months have made me feel sore in the slightest???and these aren't "active recovery" WODs, either. I recently hit a 15 lb... (more)

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mnatko 0 · July 17, 2014 at 3:23 PM

First of all you don't need to get sore to build muscle, and the longer you train the less frequently you will experience DOMS. Furthermore, soreness is induced mainly from the eccentric portion of a lift, so doing a 1 rep max on deadlift there is... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

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.

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joanna_4 0 · April 27, 2014 at 1:24 AM

i've had bacon still be fine after 4 days but i can't give advice after that since i've eaten it all.

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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harnessedinslums 0 · April 13, 2014 at 1:59 AM

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)

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by 593 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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samc 0 · December 17, 2013 at 5:32 PM

I believe that traditional rendering of pork would include other parts of the animal, therefore you would be getting more than just fat (Jimmy Hoffa parts). This is for a commercially prepared product. If you are just taking bacon drippings it... (more)

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by 593 · about 7 hours ago

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.

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cavebiatchmofakkers 0 · December 22, 2013 at 2:52 AM

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)

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by 3979 · about 7 hours ago

Most foods flare up my rheumatoid arthritis, including all meat except for fish. And turkey bacon, for some reason. Other forms of turkey flare up my joints. Chicken flares up my joints. Regular (pork) bacon flares up my joints. Turkey bacon?... (more)

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BobK 0 · November 01, 2013 at 6:38 AM

If you've got RA perhaps AIP is the way to go? Wild salmon & fatty fish and greens. Yeah boring but my wife ate this for nearly a year.

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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JenJen 0 · October 15, 2013 at 1:56 PM

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

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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Michael_17 0 · September 09, 2013 at 3:19 AM

It's bacon, relax :)

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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by 108 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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AxialGentleman 0 · June 08, 2013 at 2:37 PM

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)

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by 20 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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BobK 0 · May 28, 2013 at 8:36 PM

IMO .... bacon & eggs EVERY day would get boring AND it isn't what paleo is about. Short Answer: Think "dinner" for breakfast... a salad and or veggies & eggs or meat. Don't be fenced in by "grain or eggs" for breakfast. Bacon isn't... (more)

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by 292 · about 7 hours ago

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?

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Matt_11 0 · May 22, 2013 at 1:38 AM

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.

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by 30 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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Josh_10 0 · May 20, 2013 at 10:37 PM

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.

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by 25 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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Chelsea__1 0 · May 10, 2013 at 12:18 AM

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.

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by 1193 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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TruthinessInc 0 · May 06, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Bacon has helped me travel through time. Truth.

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by 25 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 18, 2013 at 5:44 PM

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by 880 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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greymouser 0 · April 16, 2013 at 5:33 PM

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! :-)

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by 421 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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Nance 0 · April 15, 2013 at 4:11 AM

Well, don't punish yourself mentally. I mean that. It's up to you. If you like how things have gone so far, there's no harm in making that minor correction and going on. If you really feel this removes your feeling of having "done it right" then... (more)

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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joanna_4 0 · April 05, 2013 at 8:29 PM

bacon guacamole is pretty tasty. i've never heard of a bacon dip, per say, so i have no clue how to make that.

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by 45 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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Mscott 0 · March 25, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Nitrates in vegetables should be of low concern. Well established toxicology reports have generally found that it should be safe to eat the nitrate equivalent of about one and a half pounds of spinach (an especially nitrate rich food) every... (more)

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by 610 · about 8 hours ago

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)

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parksthis1 0 · March 14, 2013 at 7:32 PM

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!

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by 75 · about 8 hours ago

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?

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CD 0 · February 26, 2013 at 3:05 AM

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.

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by 610 · about 8 hours ago

A few weeks ago, I ran across a blog post by Amy Kubal on RobbWolf.com titled "52 Pick-Up Paleo Style." Her basic premise was this, if we fall into a rut in the kitchen, we often become bored with our meals. And when we get bored with our meals,... (more)

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Varelse 0 · February 22, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Stracciatella Soup! Just tried it a few weeks ago for the first time. Basically, an Italian version of egg drop soup. Super fast, super easy, and pretty inexpensive. Pro-tip: don't add even littlest bit of veggie broth to the chicken broth; I... (more)

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