Category Archives: Fat or oil

Rendering Lard in a Crockpot: The Process

by Cat, October 23-24, 2o10 on The EssentiaList; copied on Cat’s Kitchen, May 3, 2019; all photos by Cat. Back in July 2010 I posted Rendering Lard – the Perfect (& Original) Shortening on the sustainability blog, The EssentiaList, which covered the … Continue reading

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Rendering Lard – the Perfect (& Original) Shortening

by Cat, 2o10 on The EssentiaList; copied on Cat’s Kitchen, May 2, 2019 (photo, right, by Cat, originally for The EssentiaList); updated on Cat’s Kitchen, Nov 4, 2019 Back in your grandmother’s (or great-grandmother’s) time, lard was a common staple … Continue reading

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Healthful fatty foods and oils (and not-healthful fats to avoid)

By Cat, April 2019 (Image, right, from an article on Signature Foods; link has been lost) I’ve been working on moving my health articles from my old iWeb site to this blog; in that process I review and update each … Continue reading

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Health Recovery Diet with Coconut Oil

by Catherine M. Haug,  September, 2007; updated April 2019. Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons This diet comes from the book Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Mary G. Enig and Sally Fallon (1).   I tried this diet for several months … Continue reading

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Saturated Fats Part 2: A Big Dupe

by Catherine M. Haug,  December 2006; updated January 2007, January 2008, and April 2019 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) The first indictment of saturated fat was made by Dr. Ancel Keys in 1953.  In comparing data on fat intake and mortality … Continue reading

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Saturated Fats, Part 3: A Bad Rap

by Catherine M. Haug,  January 2008; updated April 2019 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I recently (2008) read an MSNBC online article that is well written and right on target, concerning the lies and misunderstandings about saturated fats.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Omega-6 Fatty Acids

by Catherine M. Haug, December 2007; updated April 2019 (image, right, from Scientific Psychic (5)) As described in Fats & FattyAcids, The Omega number refers to the position of the last double bond in the fatty acid chain, as counted backwards … Continue reading

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Baked Trout

By Cat, Dec 5, 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) During the winter it is hard to find fresh wild-caught fish like salmon, so I sometimes cook a fresh trout such as rainbow or steelhead. Unfortunately these are usually farm … Continue reading

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Roast Buffalo (Bison), several recipes

By Cat, Oct 2018 (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) The following recipes are adapted from a flyer on Cooking Bison at my local grocery store. Bison is a very healthful meat, and tasty too. It is not as fatty, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti & Meatballs, with Grain-Free Spaghetti

By Cat, Oct 2018 (Photo right, from Wikimedia Commons) Spaghetti and meatballs has been a favorite for me since childhood, though not something my parents knew how to make. Dad had a friend in Great Falls, Montana whose wife was … Continue reading

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