BACON!!


EliMak79

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Is there a butcher around who would slice you some pork belly (the cut bacon is made from) without curing it (that's how I get mine)? I just use a little clarified butter in the pan and season it with generous salt and some pepper. Better than traditional bacon - I'll never go back!

Thank you for this.. I have searched & searched!

I will definitely visit the butcher this weekend. GENIUS :wub:

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I haven't had much bacon...I don't want to spend $75 to order meat online just to have some bacon. I had some when I was on vacation right after my W30 (it was from pastured pigs), and haven't had anymore because the BF is still on his W30. I think it would be kind of mean to have bacon and him not be able to have any! I never really ate it before, and I forsee more of it in my future! :wub:

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Haha, the funny thing is Slw ... I hardly ate it before LOL

I can do without junk food, soda and crap for hopefully the rest of my life, I can live without bacon and chocolate for 30 days :) Oh and cheese and creamer for my coffee .. hehe

See...tell you that you can't have it and what do you want..it. :) We can do this for 30 days. I know we can.

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I've ordered the sugar-free, no added nitrates bacon from US Wellness.

They sell it sliced (traditional rashers) and also as 'ends,' which seems to be the odd bits at the end of a slab that don't go through the slicer. The 'ends' are somewhat cheaper than the rashers. I coarsely chop those ends and fry them in the skillet. This approach doesn't have the presentation value of a plate of rashers, but the taste is excellent and the chopped bacon goes well in salads or wherever, as well as with eggs. And I do very much like getting meat from happy pigs -- and, finally, I'm not sure going bacon-free is an option I want to contemplate right now, in a household of people who still eat cereal, bread, ice cream, cookies, brownies, the whole 9.... er, that is, the ANTI-Whole9.

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So I bought a pork belly on the weekend.. it's a very common cut here (Oz).

So obviously it's not really like bacon but it really is delicious!! Although I need to buy some sharper knives! It was hard to slice through the rind, especially thin slices.

I fried it up & then cooked my eggs in the fat. Perfect Sunday morning breakfast!

I've also used little cubes of it in various dishes, it has a great flavour. Thanks again for the suggestion :D

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Okay, I am determined to get this locally. We're a foodie town..I know WF or New Seasons or one of the old fashioned butchers downtown must carry it. :rolleyes: So, for the real stuff, it's just pork right? Not cured at all, so it doesn't even have salt? I had it in SF twice now and thiought I had died and gone to heaven both times. First time braised, then cripsed in a sandwhich (back in bread days) and the second time, same place, but I asked for butter lettuce leaves to wrap it up. It came with carmelized onions and avocado.

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I think I have FINALLY figured it out. For 30 days, I can do without bacon, nuts, dried fruit etc. Come on people. You know you can do it. No more asking "can I have it" because we just know we can't or shouldn't for 30 days..

But we are allowed nuts and seeds right from the begining???

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But we are allowed nuts and seeds right from the begining???

Loraine, that is just a personal choice that I made. My first whole 30, I had mac nuts in my freezer and I found myself grabbing them when I wasn't even hungry because of their fabulous flavor. Had I used them appropriately, I would have them in my freezer now, but I didn't. As for dried fruit, to me, they are simply sugar and snacky. Many people do great with dried fruit and nuts. They just aren't for me, but that is a personal choice. For me, I was manipulating the program to appease my inner brat and I didn't like that behavior. I didn't make that very clear in my post.

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Loraine, that is just a personal choice that I made. My first whole 30, I had mac nuts in my freezer and I found myself grabbing them when I wasn't even hungry because of their fabulous flavor. Had I used them appropriately, I would have them in my freezer now, but I didn't. As for dried fruit, to me, they are simply sugar and snacky. Many people do great with dried fruit and nuts. They just aren't for me, but that is a personal choice. For me, I was manipulating the program to appease my inner brat and I didn't like that behavior. I didn't make that very clear in my post.

I knew what you meant. ;)

I am too stubborn to give up all dried fruit and nuts, but I do have occasional nut and dried fruit free days to stop the snack habit. Like today. I'm roasting Brussels sprouts for a snack later today. Yum. Only think to do this when I go cold turkey on the nuts and fruit...

As for that pork belly. After reading all Robin's posts my mouth is watering and I think I need to find me some "crack" here too...

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