If you’re like most people, you’re looking for ways to save money on your food. This is especially true when purchasing high-quality ingredients like pastured meats. In this case, you can save money by doing your own simple butchery. A good meat to start with is chicken: it's very easy to break down, and takes up less freezer space than, say, a quarter hog. To get an idea of the savings to be had, if you purchase a whole pastured bird, you’re spending about $3-$5 per pound, w
One food that has exploded in popularity in the past few years is bone broth. It’s on TV, in magazines, and all over the internet. It makes you wonder, is bone broth overrated? Nope! Bone broth is technically stock, since stock requires bones; however, true bone broth is essentially a more concentrated stock, requiring at least 12 hours and sometimes upwards of 24 hours of cooking time. The long cooking time causes the bones, connective tissues, and marrow to break down and i
We've already discussed why animal products are an important part of a healthy diet, but there is a caveat: for optimal benefit, the meat, eggs and dairy should be pastured. Foods from pastured animals are much higher in many desirable nutrients like omega-3s, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). Sadly, pastured meats, eggs and dairy have a reputation for being outrageously expensive.
While I've definitely seen my share of overpriced "backyard eggs," eth
One part of eating a healthier, ethical, and more sustainable diet that is often overlooked is offal, especially organ meats. Organ meats are not only delicious, but healthy, inexpensive, and prevent food waste. In the US, a lot of offal is thrown out or turned into animal feed, which is a shame because with the right preparations, it can be very delectable. In this post, we will be talking about three common organ meats: beef tongue, heart and liver. Make sure to source your