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  • #16
    You know, Zach, Knifegill posts here a lot. He asks questions, gives opinions, has a good sense of humor, etc. You on the other hand pretty much post only to criticize.

    Eat lots of pizza, Zach. I truly wish for you a life of much pizza. And bread and cereal. Lots. May you never want for corn, also.

    Peace, love, and granola,
    Joanie
    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

    B*tch-lite

    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Zach View Post
      This guy is afraid to eat pizza because its so deadly but pumpkin stems, banana peels and other compost? Yummmy.
      I think it is an honest question. I came across a cookbook in an Indian grocery in NJ once that had nothing but recipes for "things that others throw away" like radish tops. I was so intrigued that I bought the book (but don't currently know where it is in that black hole that gets called a home office at this house). Anyway, I googled for recipes for radish tops, and whaddya know - they are easily edible and actually tasty (assuming you generally like greens, which I do).

      So now on, I will try to get my radishes spanking fresh with the tops so I can get that boost of greens, instead of buying them already trimmed in bags.

      Somewhere in my posting history here is a short conversation with a gal who said she throws her strawberries into the Vitamix with the tops on when she uses strawberries in smoothies. Just FYI, Knifegill.

      And my cousin recently made me a golden acorn squash dish - baked, with some kind of minced thing that was heartily spiced to sprinkle on top, but she didn't peel the slices. I was nonplussed, so I watched her eat before I said or did anything, and since she ate the things just as they were, so did I, and they were tender and yummy. AND her squash was homegrown, to boot.
      I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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      • #18
        that's squash tho

        citrus peels and pith are a whole other ballgame
        beautiful
        yeah you are

        Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
        lol

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        • #19
          Candied citrus peels I can definitely do. Not so much the other stuff. I know it's nutritious to eat peels of certain fruits, and I do that, but not to a point where it's just unappetizing. This post reminds me of the person who ate egg shells for the nutrients. No thanks.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
            that's squash tho

            citrus peels and pith are a whole other ballgame
            Admittedly. Okay - here is one for lemon peel - I use it as part of a rub for turkey and chicken. I have one of those citrus zester tool-thingies that makes very fine curls of peel. Shave off all of the lemon peel, put in a tightly closed container and freeze for future use. Perhaps use a little strip of freezer paper or parchment to wrap one whole lemon's worth so you don't end up with an 8-lemon frozen clod of shavings.

            Mix with fresh rosemary and sea salt and rub that bird heartily with it. Then roast.

            I do admit that I don't have a use for pith yet.
            I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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            • #21
              I do admit that I don't have a use for pith yet.
              well hurry up!
              beautiful
              yeah you are

              Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
              lol

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              • #22
                Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                You know, Zach, Knifegill posts here a lot. He asks questions, gives opinions, has a good sense of humor, etc. You on the other hand pretty much post only to criticize.

                Eat lots of pizza, Zach. I truly wish for you a life of much pizza. And bread and cereal. Lots. May you never want for corn, also.

                Peace, love, and granola,
                Joanie
                I nominate this post for best in thread.
                The Champagne of Beards

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
                  well hurry up!
                  As requested, hurriedly...

                  What Julia Ate: Strawberry and Orange Pectin Jelly

                  This person saves a bowl of citrus pith and processes to extract the natural pectin.

                  Howz that?
                  I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                  • #24
                    Thanks, Rich.

                    Best use for citrus peels, though not very primal - infusing vodka. Mock limoncello is infused vodka with your choice of sweetener. You could even put some lemon juice in it to knock down the proof and give it some color.

                    But for the life of me, I can't find a good mimic for Campari - tastes like grapefruit and sour oranges, but I can't get it right. Fun trying though.
                    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                    B*tch-lite

                    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post
                      As requested, hurriedly...

                      What Julia Ate: Strawberry and Orange Pectin Jelly

                      This person saves a bowl of citrus pith and processes to extract the natural pectin.

                      Howz that?
                      beautiful
                      yeah you are

                      Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                      lol

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                        Best use for citrus peels, though not very primal - infusing vodka. Mock limoncello is infused vodka with your choice of sweetener. You could even put some lemon juice in it to knock down the proof and give it some color.

                        But for the life of me, I can't find a good mimic for Campari - tastes like grapefruit and sour oranges, but I can't get it right. Fun trying though.
                        Another use for orange peel. Put it in your Campari. Good stuff.

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                        • #27
                          I do eat the fuzzy jackets the kiwi are wearing... but only organic kiwi.

                          I also eat the pith out of good oranges. Bitter peels, though, no.

                          I also will eat the peel of squash, and of mangoes, we've had radish tops (best when small!), and garlic "scapes".

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                            I like to suck the goo out of shrimp heads (and crawfish), but chewing on the shells doesn't appeal to me. And I want that black thing some people call a vein gone also - that's no vein, it's their equivalent of a digestive tract and I don't want to eat shrimp poo.

                            I think somewhere along the line, we peeled fruits because it tastes better. While the zest of most citrus is deliciously concentrated and great in dishes and drinks, the white pith is bitter, though I guess you could develop a taste for it.

                            And if skins on fruits are there for the protection of the fruit against predation, there's probably at least a chance that they're not great for us. I guess experimenting won't kill you - if you have a 20 lb BM afterward, you'll have your answer. And definitely report back because poop threads are some of the best. (Really.)
                            About 10 years ago someone told me that the pith of orange was carcinogenic, and to this day I am still paranoid about eating it..!
                            "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                            In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                            - Ray Peat

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
                              I understand orange peels are worth eating, and perhaps banana peels - if organic and washed, etc. What about pumpkin stems and other peels, seeds, and stems? What nutrition goes into the trash can every time I toss a peel? Avocado pits are eaten by some, I know. What else am I throwing away that I could be eating?
                              Ew Knifegill. Don't eat orange peels, banana peels or avocado pits. Ew. Those things are not food. Bitter yukky not food.

                              Let the worms eat them. Put them in the compost. Then grow something delicious with the compost.
                              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                                Ew Knifegill. Don't eat orange peels, banana peels or avocado pits. Ew. Those things are not food. Bitter yukky not food.

                                Let the worms eat them. Put them in the compost. Then grow something delicious with the compost.
                                Hey sb!

                                I dunno... I am still intrigued. As far as I have ever heard, tomatoes were considered a poisonous plant for a long time by Europeans before someone challenged that idea - can you imagine Italy without the tomato now!? And the same for the potato, too, for example. Perhaps Knifegill is in the vanguard of something here.

                                I have always wanted, personally, to know who first got the idea to eat some seafood sorts, especially the spiny urchin and the oyster. Think about it... (Though I do like oysters, even on the half-shell. Never tried sea urchin.)
                                Last edited by Crabbcakes; 12-26-2012, 11:39 PM.
                                I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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