Sounds like a good idea to have a separation from your scale! Sometimes they get too influential in how we feel and think about ourselves. I think you should go for it with the ship thing if nothing else turns up. Like you said - a full time job is awesome when you are struggling to make ends meet and it would certainly be an awesome experience! No moldy basement to live in or folks who get offended when you eat healthily - sounds good to me!
I can't offer any suggestions on the frog legs specifically - but, I have found with older chickens whose meat is far from tender, that the temperature you cook them at makes a huge difference. I found some stuff from a looooonng time ago that talks about cooking the older birds and maybe it would apply to the frogs legs too. I keep the temp just below a simmer - not sure what it is called The liquid never bubbles but it does move slightly, and then cook it for a long time. I bet if you marinaded the legs in white wine for a while and had that in the broth it would help too. Just my two cents ...
Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
Primal low: 186 lbs
Current weight: 224.2 lbs
S.T. goals: 30 day reset - auto immune protocol
Goal weight: 140 lbs
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