I recentl shared a Mark's Daily Apple article about the ethics of eating meat on my Facebook. This ensued:
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Pate and oysters at Jackie's sidebar. I'm no pate expert, but oh my god it was good. I ate it like a sandwich. That's just how I roll.
I'm dying to go back to Jackie's. Nick's bday was awesome, and I had a duck fat drink! On Saturday we went to Franklin's and got bloody Mary's.
I got turkey over mashed potatoes.
And on Sunday I went to linner with the girls. Got muscles.
A few days ago Scott and I went to Sticky Rice. I got the coconut shrimp, but subbed noodles for more veggies.
The bowl is gigantic, so I had some awesome leftovers for work.
Tonight I'm making lamb a la The Clothes Make The Girl. I am so stoked! I never cook with lamb and I absolutely love it. Hopefully I don't mess it up.
Posted by Dani at 4:14 PM
Friday, March 30, 2012
Pastured pork ribs from the farm. Organic red wine. A salad with avocado, maters and raw cheese.
I don't eat pork that often, not for any particular reason, but I just don't really know how to cook it. I seared this in butter and balsalmic, and put it in the oven. It was pretty easy, and it was pretty awesome. I ate this meal with my hands (so much easier, and I do this a lot when I'm not dining with Scott).
I've written about this before but I think it's so interesting the bad rap pork gets. I've heard over and over again that Okinawans live so long because their diet is comprised of mainly fish and tofu. Blasphemy! They eat pork! All of it. Organs. Snout to tail, baby.
Posted by Dani at 12:56 PM
Thursday, March 29, 2012
I finally understand Cartman and why he wanted to eat the chicken skin off all the chicken on South Park. That sh*t is good! I made my usual chicken legs last night, sauteed them in coconut oil and real beef stock (have ya'll cooked with real beef stock? It's amazing, oh my god) and peeled the skin off. I put the chickens in the oven, and fried the skin in the oil and stock.
I have no words.
Took the skin out, and in went the cauliflower. This sauce way amazing.
Chicken leg, chicken skin and cauliflower all in a beef broth coconut oil gravy. With an avocado, tomato and cilantro salad.
Tonight I get more raw milk! It's been so long. Like two weeks. I crave it so badly. I'm also getting pork spare ribs! So stoked to cook up some fatty meat and devour.
Posted by Dani at 4:29 PM
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Pig head terrine, duck liver pate, I don't even know the third piece of meat.
Soft shell crab.
Scott's finally going to read The Vegetarian Myth!
I know some of my friends think I'm weird for some of the "gross" things I eat. Raw veggie juices, bone broths, liver and other organ meats, etc. The thing is, first of all, I don't find these foods to be gross. I actually really like my raw vegetable juice. I like my bone broth when I make it right (aka not accidentally dump a pound of salt in it like I did the other night) and I like my liver, tongue and heart when it's mixed in with my ground beef or prepared well.
But sometimes, I don't like these things. Sometimes I just consume them because I know they're good for my body. And this is when I've gotten called weird, or more accurately, gross.
But if you think about it, most of us consume a lot of gross things for the end result. Particularly: booze. No one likes the taste of a shot. That's why chasers exist. That's why we make faces right after we take them. We take shots for the end result: getting tipsy, or drunk, or wasted. And that's okay. But I don't particularly think I'm gross for drinking my veggies or eating my organs so that my end result is health. People smoke cigarettes, and I actually am not sure why. I've never liked them. People smoke weed, which makes them cough and makes them smell weird. And people even do hard drugs for the end result. I'm just takin' my good old fermented cod liver pills!
So basically, a lot of things I advocate can seem gross at first, but I assure you they are not. It may take some getting used to, but if you can take a shot, you can drink some damn green juice and eat some damn liver. Don't be a pansy.
Posted by Dani at 4:07 PM
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I ate a potato last night. I boiled it, and then added it to all this butter.
With grass-fed filet mignon cooked in coconut oil and an avocado.
My crock pot came it! It was $28 on Amazon and is 6 quarts. Pretty cheap with good reviews. I put in two big bones, onions, carrot, garlic and filtered water.
Simmered on low overnight. It is so fatty and gelatinous and nourishing and healing.
Unfortunately, a lot of it spilled in my backpack on the way to work. I still have more at home though. I invested in the crock pot because I knew it'd allow me to more easily and efficiently make bone broths. And heal my stomach lining!
Scott goes to Sweden tomorrow to do stuff with Refused. Ya'll should listen to them. Anyway, so tonight we're going to Dino! We were going to to Taco Tuesday, but I dehydrated the wraps for too long. I am so excited to go here. They serve liver, pigs head, pate, etc and it's from grass-fed, organic and local farms! I love them already.
Posted by Dani at 3:06 PM
Monday, March 26, 2012
My weekend started out at home with some of this
and Scott and I ordered sushi. We kept it pretty low key because Scott hurt his neck at the gym.
The sushi was super good. Lots of tuna in the tuna rolls, good, oily salmon and a lot of avocado in the salmon rolls. Plus a masago roll, fish eggs are super nourishing and are a brain food. In traditional cultures, fish eggs are reserved for pregnant women and little kids.
On Saturday morning we headed to Eatonville. I got the shrimp bisque and the gumbo.
The shrimp bisque was very good, and while I want to love the gumbo, I just don't.
We also hit up Yes for groceries for the week. I got a Hail Merry raw vegan treat. It was like a dark chocolate almond butter cup, and it was pretty bomb.
On Saturday a bunch of us went to see our friends play hockey. My girls
And we went to the bar after, where I consumed a lot of cabernet.
Sunday breakfast was bacon, eggs, avocado, cherry tomatoes and yogurt. I was hungover and hungry.
For lunch we went to Tackle Box, where I got clam soup
and grilled cod with broccoli.
And an oyster shooter, but I didn't drink the booze.
So it was a good weekend. The eats weren't too bad, excluding the booze on Saturday. Hope everyone has a great week!
Posted by Dani at 4:56 PM