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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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
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.
Ive just started using Paleo Nutrition Wales to buy my meat and I am amazed at the quality and service from these guys. The Steaks are outstanding and as good as any I have eaten in a restaurant. Is anyone else buying from these... (more)
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)
i am doing some research into paleo products that would be popular and a little bit different from the existing snack products on the market. i've asked the question about paleo products you would like to see on the shelf but would also... (more)
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)
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!
Anyone tried this microwave bacon cooker? I just saw it on an infomercial. Not asking about the pros and cons of using a microwave to cook food here but rather the product itself - if it is easy to use, works, easy clean up, etc.? ... (more)
I have one. It now lives in the cabinet along with all the other unpopular kitchen stuff. Bottom line clean up was a pain (all those grooves). It always seemed greasy after cleaning (plastic+grease). And of course there was the whole weird plastic... (more)
I've never had liver before. I would like to incorporate it in my routine. I purchased 1 pound of pastured chicken liver, and I have 1 pound of bacon in the fridge (not cooked yet). I have some onions, and am open to buying some garlic if that... (more)