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  1. Thread: Pork Belly!

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    A little goes a long way, I prefer it as a...

    A little goes a long way, I prefer it as a secondary ingredient. Cut small cubes, use gently rendered fat to make a vinaigrette or to sauté dark greens then use the spent pieces as garnish.
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    Mark's writing style is mostly relaxed "here are...

    Mark's writing style is mostly relaxed "here are some ideas to try" then he saves the life-or-death seriousness for when it's actually life or death.

    IMO the key point is our food, activity,...
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    There are too many domestic and imported brands...

    There are too many domestic and imported brands to assume anything. I was at a trendy open-kitchen restaurant that advertised homemade salad dressing, I noticed the oil bottle label:
    EXTRA VIRGIN...
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    I do not since copper excess...

    I do not since copper excess seems to be real, though I try to get ruminant liver and plain chocolate weekly.
  5. Penzeys pie and cake spices are all pretty...

    Penzeys pie and cake spices are all pretty amazing.

    Co-op bulk jars are fun too since you can view the ingredients and buy tiny pouches of anything additional you want to blend or supplement.
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    I didn't know that term until now but I always...

    I didn't know that term until now but I always lemon-soak liver slices after I buy them to mellow the flavor and texture. I use 1/2 lemon per 1 lb. liver + enough water to submerge it, then dry and...
  7. Let's be fair, it's the most exotic of canned...

    Let's be fair, it's the most exotic of canned goods.
    My homemade version uses 2 tbsp which is like $0.13 so it has to be a special occasion.
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    Welcome! If a break in routine causes a...

    Welcome!
    If a break in routine causes a "jailbreak" attitude then your routine might be too restrictive or unsatisfying. It may take some trial and error but work toward a 7-day template wherein...
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    Eggs have several (confusing) variables but it's...

    Eggs have several (confusing) variables but it's definitely one of the more important foods to splurge on. Try different ones and go with one that has a clear inner/outer membrane and a tall...
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    If baked whole yes, but more often I'm steaming...

    If baked whole yes, but more often I'm steaming or sautéeing small (peeled) pieces
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    Looks tasty! Arrowroot is a powerful thickener...

    Looks tasty!

    Arrowroot is a powerful thickener (stir 1 tsp + 1 tsp warm water first). Potato starch can work too.

    For sweetener it's personal judgment. I find most recipes taste fine or...
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    Those always backfired for me--less fresh...

    Those always backfired for me--less fresh overall. Bulk Yukons or reds are still pretty affordable. The cheapest starches include rice, buckwheat, and frozen peas but I don't have them every day.
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    Any import markets nearby? Mine sometimes has...

    Any import markets nearby? Mine sometimes has kelp noodles at a lower price than konjac.
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    Ditto. I love the simplicity of dinner-only but...

    Ditto. I love the simplicity of dinner-only but wouldn't insist others do the same.
    I do wonder if folks define hunger differently, i.e. idle food thoughts versus audible belly gurgles. Maybe...
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    Salads are easy to chop and seal ahead of time. ...

    Salads are easy to chop and seal ahead of time. Add boiled eggs and/or crumbled cheese. Dressing should be homemade with olive oil or avocado. Fruit on the side.
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    My kitchen habits: • keep produce waste in a...

    My kitchen habits:

    • keep produce waste in a freezer bag to avoid fruit flies
    • peel/freeze ginger and horseradish, grate when needed
    • keep storebought glass jars and bottles, especially ones...
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    Stuck indoors here--I sometimes fantasize about a...

    Stuck indoors here--I sometimes fantasize about a physical job though. I try to strike a balance by:

    • Bike commute. Once a week or so I'll wake up early and walk the whole way (2+ hours)
    •...
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    This is pretty common, myself included. End of...

    This is pretty common, myself included. End of the workday is no time for dicing onions!

    My zen time is Sunday afternoon during which I'll make a pot of vegetable soup, chop salads and pickles,...
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    Excluding wheat & corn fixed mine very quickly (I...

    Excluding wheat & corn fixed mine very quickly (I count myself lucky since it can have various causes). Carbohydrate level didn't matter though.
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    Question answered then! No human deserves such...

    Question answered then!
    No human deserves such cheap ingredients IMO--if you're doing 80/20 make the 20 something with art and love.
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    The particular food can matter a lot--for example...

    The particular food can matter a lot--for example my Sunday brunch is unlimited quantity of whatever I'm willing to prepare at home but not storebought or restaurant things. If the other 6 days are...
  22. Thread: Food porn!

    by picklepete
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    http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/ludomancer/662248/6...

    http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/ludomancer/662248/697264/697264_original.jpg

    Ya it's pretty economical if you consider the bonus fat and crackling
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    High and low are probably not useful words. On a...

    High and low are probably not useful words. On a typical day I might get 50g SFA and 100~150g non-fiber carbohydrate--I'm sure each of those numbers would upset a certain type of critic.
  24. Thread: Bacon

    by picklepete
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    I'll chop up 1 slice as a cooking fat for soup...

    I'll chop up 1 slice as a cooking fat for soup base or stir fry. I wouldn't eat it straight though.
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    For yogurt I go by protein/$ and pectin is a bad...

    For yogurt I go by protein/$ and pectin is a bad sign there. IIRC Wallaby, 365, Kalona, Fage, and Chobani beat it.
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