the other mystery organ you should have taken pics of and posted them? there are books on butchery step by step so there should be web sites which you can prob work it out. i have never heard of the spleen being eaten. mind you, most hunters and people i know who home kill usually just throw all the organs away unless they have dogs which is such a waste. last time i went out, i got a wild hog so we didnt save the organs. i am not so keen on eating pig organs plus i shot it thru the middle. but... i was planning on also getting the lungs if i got a deer. i made some sausages with the ribmeat off the last deer so i was thinking of trying some oatmeal free haggis as it has lungs in. really just make it essentially as sausages with the organs and spices etc. leave out the oatmeal and put it into sausage skins instead of the stomach. if that works out, next time if i am feeling very brave, i will try it with the stomach lolThere was something that looked like lung tissue and one other mystery organ.
did you get the tongue?
i think the problem with all this conflicting information is alot of us have gotten to where we are the hard way. i, for example, was vege for way too many years. at the time i really believed i was doing the right thing and it was healthiest for me. it was only when the cracks started to appear and then started to gape that i started wondering. but even then, that took several years. so now i second guess everything. and unless you have obvious 2+2=4 symptoms something is wrong, it is like being a frog in a slow boiling pot. and our weight is usually the achilles heel of most women.
I think I've come to a new cutoff point about how to know when reboiling the bones anymore is not worth it. The bones are spent when the dog is not even interested in them. Sniff. Sniff. Nah! Nothing left there.
I know the mystery organ was not heart, liver or kidney, those I recognize. It was about the color and consistency of kidney but a different shape and it didn't have any of those white stringy things. The dog ate it after the first boiling so I can't take a picture at this point. He thought it was delicious.
To me the whole sugar burning vs fat burning thing just comes down to a test of basic intuitive logic. If Grok and his buddies had needed to stop every three hours to have a sugary snack, humanity would never have survived.
The tongue was included along with a big bulb of meat that looked like it came from the root of the tongue, the mouth floor.
maybe it was the testicle?!I know the mystery organ was not heart, liver or kidney, those I recognize. It was about the color and consistency of kidney but a different shape and it didn't have any of those white stringy things. The dog ate it after the first boiling so I can't take a picture at this point. He thought it was delicious
i've been stuck out in the bush for 24 hrs with no food or fire. only a t-shirt, with a tinsy long sleeved polyprop underneath and a pair of jeans. it was the summer but it is not overly warm here even in the summer. i was out with someone who bodybuilds so does the whole eat loads of carbs thing. he was also about 15 yrs younger than me. what i noticed was i was fine. i didnt even get hungry. when we got wet, i wasnt cold. he got noticeable panicky when he got hungry. he did have a couple of sandwiches and a nut bar. each time he ate, he got better for a while. then went back downhill a few hours later. it was interesting indeed. so yeah. i am with you on grok but the usual counter arguement is just coz it was how it was, it didnt mean it was optimal.To me the whole sugar burning vs fat burning thing just comes down to a test of basic intuitive logic. If Grok and his buddies had needed to stop every three hours to have a sugary snack, humanity would never have survived.
what are you gonna do with the tongue?
I ususally cook tongue in the crockpot low and slow. any other good ideas?
I have a hiking buddy who is a serious cycling freak who pounds down gatorade and those gawdawful sugary gel blocks. He can bicycle for very long distances but he is alway the first one to give out in either extreme of temperature. I just sit there and watch him while he eats in the middle of the day as he marvels how I can possibly go from breakfast to dinner without eating.
The evolutionary argument is that it is optimal for us now because our genes are almost identical to paleolithic humans and they had 2.5 million years to develop to that point. We have only had 10,000 years to screw up what was working well. The other intuitive logic argument is simple nutrient density. And the nutrient density argument gets even stronger when you realize that the nutrients "on the label" of veggies are not very bio-available to us.
i have these tongue recipes bookmarked to try
The Nasty Bits: Tongue Tied | Serious Eats : Recipes
the next two would need tweaking to ditch the sugar, lentils etc
Ox tongue, oxtail and pigs' cheek recipes | Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall | Life and style | The Guardian
How to Prepare and Cook English Umble Pie Using Venison | Suite101
this one here has some good ideas. some of the recipes are ridiculously complicated with no pics so it all get confusing but i use the ideas for herbs etc for inspiration and then cook something i can eat.
BBC - Food - Offal recipes
what i found with my bush experience was the mental effect of not eating on a sugar burner. it may just have been a personality thing but yeah. it was wild.
Good tongue ideas. Thanks.
Yes,I have seen the mental transformation of my BFF who has gone Primal. She is an elderly lady who always used to plan everything around when and where there was going to be food and keep snacks in her purse "just in case". Now she can relax and just live. I think it does effect your brain chemistry. A lot of people experimenting with ketosis have reported feeling very focused and calm.
He has never been anything other than young, male, and in great physical shape. No, he doesn't get it but it may take a few more decades before he does.
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