Some good things I've made recently:
- Pork belly. Just plopped it in the crock pot with salt and pepper and about half cup of water. Way better than when I followed a recipe that had lots of ingredients.
- Oxtails. Just plopped in the crock pot with salt and pepper and about half a cup of red wine. Way better than when I followed a recipe with lots of tomatoes and coconut milk. The coconut milk was way too much fat and gave me a tummy ache.
Oxtails have an unusual flavor all by themselves. Probably from the gelatin. I really like it. I get conventional since a local conventional market is the easiest place to find unusual cuts and offal. All the markets where I can get grass-fed beef only sell expensive cuts like ribeye or NY strip, or if they sell cheaper cuts, it's just expensive chuck.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs