hey guys, I'm living in Zambia now and the only coconut oil I can find is imported from Thailand in these little plastic bottles. I can't tell what kind of plastic it is and I'm a bit concerned about heavy consumption of this oil. Any thoughts? (more)
I admit im a water snob and only drink purified water. Living in SF we have good tap water coming from the sierra nevada's but the whole flouride/chloramine thing they add to city water still scares me. I have a plastic bottle from these guys... (more)
I started my search for cool shoes with the keyword 'organic'. This became 'organic hemp', then 'organic unprocessed hemp.' I found some that were pretty awesome, but not for sale or under production. (Wouldn't these be badass?) These were... (more)
Would marinating in ziploc bags defeat all of my efforts to avoid cooking with anything plastic? Marinades can have lots of fat and also be very acidic. I would think that would be a perfect combo to leech crap out of the bag and into the fat. (more)
I am under the impression that for the BPA in the plastic to combine with your food you would have to raise the temperature. If the marinate is cold or room temp I don't think you would have an issue. You could also just use BPA free plastic bags. (more)
I'm trying to balance my new found interest in cooking & healthy eating with efficiency and not spending soo much time in the kitchen. I discovered a new term recently: OAMC ("once a month cooking": spend one day per month a do a ton of... (more)
A bit of plastic wrap melted instantly into my dinner tonight, I am concerned to say the least (no pun even intended here). It was a fairly expensive meal so I truly could not afford to waste the 100% grass-fed steak that was in the wrap at the... (more)
As examples: there's nickel from stainless steel and BPA from plastic. Which toxins stay in the body longer? I am replacing some kitchen gear and since glass might not be an option, I might end up having to choose between one of these two... (more)
Im getting sick and tired of using the standard plastic air tight containers to store my lunches in, mostly because they smell horrible and make my food smell horrible to but also because of the possible carcigens that can be found in the... (more)
Glass jars Stainless steel containers specifically for packing food. They're even at WalMart now. Wrap in foil or parchment and put in a paper bag. Use a wide mouth thermos.
I made chicken broth with the whole chicken and when I was eating the broth I felt it tasted very strange. I stopped eating it, but I had some meat and at least a half a cup of broth. When I started to separate the bones in the pot, I found some... (more)
I dont normally fret about this kind of thing but I do know that regularly heating food in plastic is not good. I dont reheat anything in tupperware even though it says microwave safe. Is there cause for concern or did I just discover a way to... (more)
Is it bad to put steaming hot food like meat and veggies in a plastic container or ziplock bag right away? Does it partially melt the plastic or anything? Sometimes I'm in a hurry and have to do this...
Yes, it is bad, when you heat up plastic and put it in contact with food, it bleeds BPA and other Hormone disruptive chemicals, I would rather use aluminum foil or a glass container.
I have been wearing glasses since my late teens. I tried contact lenses when I was longer but had to stop years ago because it was very uncomfortable. I would like to try wearing some again because wearing glasses definitely have some... (more)
So, I'm not a nut about plastics (yet), but I do generally only use plastic storage containers for cold foods and never reheat anything in plastic. (Rarely use the microwave at all anyway.) BUT...I started wondering about K-cups. I usually make... (more)
I'm going to be in Boston this summer and am trying to figure out how I will eat while I am there. There are some questions on here pertaining to that, but any help you can offer would be much appreciated (i.e. where the best places to buy foods... (more)
Korion's question http://paleohacks.com/questions/94854/in-what-context-is-plastic-not-safe#axzz1lLh5GHmN about the plastic steamer basket got me thinking, and reading more about this whole plastic issue. The Chris Kresser article (thank you... (more)
When heated -- especially in the context of moist food -- plastic has the most estrogenating material released. In this context, I would never consider it safe. Definitely get a stainless steamer as suggested. When storing dry goods temporarily -... (more)
Anyone have a working way to freeze meat without using plastic bags and containers? I live somewhere I can't buy good meat regularly so I stock up for about 2 months at a time--chicken, beef, pork, fish... I always cut them into 4oz portions and... (more)
Like this? It looks like it would be great for cooking my egg muffins in, but I can't see how cooking with plastic can be completely safe? Is it "cook safe" in the same way that soy is really really good for us? Would you cook with it? (more)
Using steam bags is one of the easiest ways I know to quickly cookie vegetables in a microwave and it's ridiculously convenient for work. The problem is my wife believes these bags are minions of cancer and that the plastic can leach into the... (more)
I don't cook anything in the microwave in plastic. Everything goes into a ceramic bowl with a ceramic plate used for a lid, or glass. Anytime you heat up plastic, you're releasing chemicals. You may notice that the texture of the bag changes after... (more)
I completely blew it and forgot to take the giblet bag out of my chicken I was slow cooking in my crock-pot. It's plastic so Im guessing I should just toss everything. Problem is There's like 40 bucks worth of good food, Including a nice lamb... (more)
LOL! That sucks! I've done it and eaten the food. I didn't have any issues. If it doesn't taste weird, I would probably eat it. I have no idea about chemicals and BPAs and all that though.
I guess almost everybody eating paleo, also has made some other ancestral inspired lifestyle changes. Things that come to mind and are discussed often are exercise, sunlight, sleep, shampoo, barefooting. My question is about the other things,... (more)
hi, ive heard that plastic water bottles highers estogen en are toxic. does anyone have an alternative for plastic bottles that i can carry with me to school and work.
I don't like buying the packs of water bottles (or water period) because of the cost and the wastefulness of constantly using and throwing away plastic bottles. I used to rinse them out with soap and warm water, but someone told me that the... (more)