Monday, August 27, 2012



Chicken bores me.  Compared to pork, beef, and seafood, it does nothing for me.  I know it is a decent protein source that is widely available and relatively inexpensive.  I just find it kinda bland and tasteless.  I do eat it though because of the previously mentioned attributes and it is popular with other people I eat with.  I get the less expensive but more flavorful dark meat cuts on the bone.

I WILL NOT cook chicken in my house without brining it first.   In my opinion, brining has a wide definition but it typically involves a salty marinade for a period of time.  I have done many different brines of my chicken.  Just pick some flavors you like and let the chicken soak at least overnight to impart the desired flavor.  Do yourself a favor and google "brining chicken"and try it yourself.  You will not be disappointed.  You will however, change how you cook chicken forever.


Monday, August 20, 2012

All Calories are Not Equal

This is a follow up to a post I did on this study a while back.

Fill your diet with nutrient dense, satisfying foods to get yourself on a path toward better health.  The latest research says meats (especially organ meats) are the most nutrient dense, then veggies, then fruits.  Most grains cannot be eaten without being processed and cooked.  In the end, these grains end up being pretty nutrient deficient in comparison to many other foods.  Of course using this information in a helpful way requires one to seriously question the validity that fat and cholesterol in our food is detrimental.  That subject has been beaten to death on this blog and by many, much more educated experts.  I do think even some of the most ardent followers of conventional wisdom are starting to question the whole cholesterol/ fat hypothesis.