Jimmy Moore is well known in the Low Carb community and fairly well known in the Paleo group as well. He is a real success story, having lost 180 lbs on the Atkins diet ten years ago. (That’s more than PaleoPathologist weighs, total!) Jimmy has quite an empire around “Livin La Vida Low Carb” with podcasts, forums, a useful blog, a Low Carb Cruise, all kinds of things. There is a good intro to Low Carbing that covers a lot of useful details (as I’ve said many times, you don’t do Low Carb by just axing flour and sugar!) He has also written a couple of books, Cholesterol Clarity and Keto Clarity, with a co-author, Eric Westman, who is an internal medicine professor at Duke. PaleoPathologist was a student there and the Internal Medicine professors were very smart people. I sent my story in to Jimmy (it’s on about page 172 of Keto Clarity) and he invited me to come on his Low Carb Conversations show. What a blast–he is well informed but a kind and generous host. Listen here!
PaleoPathologist loves his cast iron skillets, but people keep messing with them around here. For some reason they think you have to put soap in them to really get them clean. PaleoPathologist’s Incredible Wife (IW) found a chain mail cast iron cleaner here, and ordered it up. When I finish my bacon and eggs in the morning, I pour a bit of the hot water from the coffee thing in the pan and let it sit. My cast iron is pretty well seasoned now. Then I buff it with this chain mail number with hot water, for about ten seconds, and it’s clean. A few seconds on the stove, a wipe with coconut oil, and all done. You can drop it in the dishwasher but it rinses clean fast. Amazon reviews claim it doesn’t scratch glass either–haven’t tried it though.
PaleoPathologist has sometimes looked at LifeHacker’s website and there are some good ideas there. IW probably already knows all this stuff but here is a brief and somewhat entertaining look at foods that don’t need refrigeration. Sausage is NOT ON THE LIST, but it looks so good that I had to use the picture again. Happy July 4th!
Here is a nice recipe for making bacon, in the oven. PaleoPathologist and family sometimes get together for breakfast or brunch, or at the beach like last week, and we like our bacon and eggs. While frying bacon is a nice craft, when you need ten strips the oven method is terrific. I’ve not tried the pinching up little peaks thing, and we’ve always used foil rather than parchment paper. Sounds like a fun experiment. Don’t forget to pour off the grease into an empty coconut oil screwtop jar and save that good pigfat for cooking!