Category Archives: Meat

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) Back in your grandmother’s (or great-grandmother’s) time, lard was a common staple in everyone’s kitchen, used for tender & … 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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Caesar Dressing with Commercial Avo-Mayo

By Catherine Haug, July 6, 2018 (source of image, right, has been lost) I have long avoided commercial mayo because they use soy, corn and/or canola oil, none of which a healthy (the high-pressure process to separate the oil from … Continue reading

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Detox soup from Thanksgiving leftovers

By Cat, June 14, 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikipedia, but I’ve lost the link) I’ve been following online health docu-series that feature Functional Medicine practitioners; one of the things that is consistent in all these series is the importance of … Continue reading

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GMO foods, and How to Avoid Them

By Cat, Nov 2007; updated and re-published in May, 2018 (Image, right, from the Organic Consumers Assoc or OCA, used with permission) GMO means Genetically Modified Organism, and has become the most commonly-used term for Genetically Engineered (GE) foods. Another term … Continue reading

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Beef Top Round Roast – Medium or Medium-Rare

By Cat, May 2018 (image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Now that warm weather is back, I’ve been craving beef roast like my Dad used to make; not the fork-tender, well-done 5-hour slow roast that I’ve been making all winter.  I … Continue reading

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Bison (About), & general cooking guidelines

By Cat, March 27, 2018 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) The following information is 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 as … Continue reading

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