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Old 07-08-2014, 04:19 PM   #91
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Yes, and then you spend an extra 3.95 just to get a side salad with your omelet
Literally me just this weekend. Honestly, it should be CHEAPER to throw together some old iceberg. Go figure.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:06 AM   #92
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I need one of those grease pots. I never know where to put it.
Speaking of using bacon grease.
I remember taking home economics back in the day just as low-fat was beginning and it was "the" new healthy way to eat. The teacher was an older lady who was showing us how to save the bacon grease. I remember asking her why should we use bacon grease if it is unhealthy since it isn't low fat. She just got this look on her face and shrugged off my question.
Well, now I know she was mostly right about the bacon grease but not about using it to make gravy....
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:48 AM   #93
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I need one of those grease pots. I never know where to put it.
I used to put mine in a ceramic coffee cup. I had a small round tupperware lid that fit right on top. This set-up served me well until I found a bacon pot.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:15 AM   #94
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Here's a conversation I've had at least 50 times in the last year...

"I'll have the bacon omelette. No hashbrowns, no toast. Bring butter"

"How about a pancake, or some fruit?"

"No thanks -- just the omelette, nothing on the side"

"We could get you a waffle or some cottage cheese -- maybe some grits?"

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Some pushy servants those places have.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:21 PM   #96
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Here's a conversation I've had at least 50 times in the last year...

"I'll have the bacon omelette. No hashbrowns, no toast. Bring butter"

"How about a pancake, or some fruit?"

"No thanks -- just the omelette, nothing on the side"

"We could get you a waffle or some cottage cheese -- maybe some grits?"

They're just ignorant about low-carb and have it in their mind that it must be low-fat.
I just say that I am off of sugar and starch but sometimes that makes their heads swim too.

It really throws them for a loop when you ask for butter....

I've tried to eat in Asian restaurants and talk them into stir-frying my food in oil, sesame oil, ginger, soy sauce; but they don't seem to have any oil and only understand either: steamed or covering the food with a red sugar sauce or white cornstarch sauce.
The only Asian restaurant that I have found that cooks like we eat is Benihana and it's very expensive.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:29 PM   #97
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I hear ya, meme. I've just crossed asian food off the list, except for mongolian grill.

Everything is either breaded, or glazed -- usually both and all covered with crunchy noodles with a side of glazed, breaded rice and a loaf of sesame bread. You can't ask about the recipe, so you're left with little clue as to what you're eating. Too many ingredients to try and track.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:39 PM   #98
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Gee, flood of memories about the bacon grease pot on my mom's stove.
I've just been keeping mine in a glass muffin cup.
Today I pan fried salmon in bacon grease.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:51 PM   #99
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I have no trouble eating all different kinds of Asian food out.

My Chinese restaurant is happy to cook without sugar for me, and I eat Korean BBQ, Mongolian BBQ, Japanese (especially sashimi and Shabu‑shabu), Thai, Vietnamese (one of my favorites is pho without the noodles), and more. Culinarily, Asia is my favorite continent, and I am happy to still enjoy it and stay on plan.
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I find myself flipping every food package around and immediately look at the carb/fiber/sugar content. I'm still amazed on a regular basis, how high the carbs are on some seemingly innocuous food items.
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Well we are told to get 60% of our energy from carbs so of course they are everywhere.

I kinda like how simple and fast my shopping is. Most aisles I can walk pass because I know there isn't a single item there that fits with my way of eating.

My local store also has the vegetables next to the meat section so I can just walk through most of the store without a look until I get to the real food.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:49 PM   #102
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my mom used to keep a jar of bacon grease out on the counter now they tell us to refrigerator (almost) everything. Can bacon grease still be left out and be ok? I'd like to be able to reuse mine. (and where did you get the cannister )
It is my understanding that as long as you strain it, it will be fine.
I keep mine on the counter year round. Every once in a while I use it all up and clean the container. Because I cook a pound of bacon everyday I have more grease than I can use.

I got mine on Amazon.
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Well we are told to get 60% of our energy from carbs so of course they are everywhere.

I kinda like how simple and fast my shopping is. Most aisles I can walk pass because I know there isn't a single item there that fits with my way of eating.

My local store also has the vegetables next to the meat section so I can just walk through most of the store without a look until I get to the real food.
I feel the same way about grocery shopping. No wandering up & down the sugar-filled aisles. It really takes very little time when you are buying simple, healthy, real food.
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Well we are told to get 60% of our energy from carbs so of course they are everywhere.

I kinda like how simple and fast my shopping is. Most aisles I can walk pass because I know there isn't a single item there that fits with my way of eating.

My local store also has the vegetables next to the meat section so I can just walk through most of the store without a look until I get to the real food.
If I didn't have kids, I could skip well over half of the grocery store aisles.
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Yes, I go through the dairy aisle, meat, canned meats, condiments and spices, and produce. Done and done.
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Thank you for posting this......first time ever....you know you're a low carber when you fry your salmon in bacon grease! Next purchase...a grease pot!

ps I eat salmon at least 2x's a week....I will never use CO or Butter again, it was so good
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:31 AM   #107
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It is my understanding that as long as you strain it, it will be fine.
I keep mine on the counter year round. Every once in a while I use it all up and clean the container. Because I cook a pound of bacon everyday I have more grease than I can use.

I got mine on Amazon.
Someone on here posted that they save their excess bacon grease all year and deep fry their Thanksgiving turkey in it. That just sounds amazing to me.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:41 AM   #108
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Someone on here posted that they save their excess bacon grease all year and deep fry their Thanksgiving turkey in it. That just sounds amazing to me.
Wow, that does sound good.
I am not sure I would have enough to do that though.
I use it in so many things.
I bet you could fry a turkey in lard.
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I have no trouble eating all different kinds of Asian food out.

My Chinese restaurant is happy to cook without sugar for me, and I eat Korean BBQ, Mongolian BBQ, Japanese (especially sashimi and Shabu‑shabu), Thai, Vietnamese (one of my favorites is pho without the noodles), and more. Culinarily, Asia is my favorite continent, and I am happy to still enjoy it and stay on plan.
Yes, me too. Korean BBQ is one of my favorites. All those delicious meats and veggies in a lettuce wrap with green onions and spicy sauce. Sashimi and seaweed salad is good at a Japanese place (I've even seen low carb rolls where they omit the rice). At my local Thai place, I have spicy beef with curry sauce and eggplant. Yum.
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a friend of mine just told me there is a bacon seasoning....I am going to look for it, I have never heard of it.....she said its in our local store......bring on the bacon and the seasoning....also she said MSG free..
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You know you're a low carber in nutritional ketosis when you get irritated with people wanting to stop driving or other activities to "EAT"

Past few out of town day trips, these silly people wanted to actually stop to eat
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Yes, me too. Korean BBQ is one of my favorites. All those delicious meats and veggies in a lettuce wrap with green onions and spicy sauce. Sashimi and seaweed salad is good at a Japanese place (I've even seen low carb rolls where they omit the rice). At my local Thai place, I have spicy beef with curry sauce and eggplant. Yum.
Sometimes it's hidden in places you can't see like in the meats which are not normally filet mignon so they have to be pre-marinate so that it will be tender enough to chew.
The ingredients in the lettuce wraps are also cooked, infused in sugar sauces during the prep whether they say it or not, it's in there. They may think that because they aren't adding white sugar that it doesn't have sugar in it but using oranges or lemons or apricot is still sugar but not in their minds perhaps..
Otherwise you would only be left with a salty soy taste.
It's the ying and yang/sweet and sour that gives the flavor to a lot of this food.
It's just the way it is...you only have either salt or sugar to season, maybe with a chili base. Unless they are using water in the sauce instead of sugar to add moisture to the prep. They can use rice vinegar with soy but that makes a pretty tart taste without any sugar.
If you found one that only has clean meat and vegetables with absolutely no marinating, then you are lucky...
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When ordering a mushroom burger no bun through the drive thru you check it before you leave the window. You have no problem handing it back and remade. I'm not doing any gluten or grain so no pulling a bun off.

Add in: You refuse to justify why you want it your way.
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...when you "need" to fit bacon into one of your other meals if you don't have it for breakfast.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:10 PM   #115
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You know you're a low carber when you get to the check out at the store with lots of meat bacon eggs wiping cream and all the high fat stuff and the check out lady gives you that look , and you smile and say o I am on a diet
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You know you're a low carber in nutritional ketosis when you get irritated with people wanting to stop driving or other activities to "EAT"

Past few out of town day trips, these silly people wanted to actually stop to eat
I so agree with this! What are they thinking anyway?
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Here's a conversation I've had at least 50 times in the last year...

"I'll have the bacon omelette. No hashbrowns, no toast. Bring butter"

"How about a pancake, or some fruit?"

"No thanks -- just the omelette, nothing on the side"

"We could get you a waffle or some cottage cheese -- maybe some grits?"

The best reaction is after telling them no hashbrowns, no toast, and going through the substitution rejections, asking for a side of bacon.
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Took a motorcycle ride this AM. Never did eat breakfast. So around 10am, I got hungry. I figured a pharmacy was my best bet to grab a protein bar and a diet cola! I was pretty much in the middle of nowhere.

Spent 5 minutes on the diet/nutrition aisle of CVS, reading the nutritional info on a dozen protein bars before settling on my usual!
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You know you are a low carber when:

The 2pm after lunch energy crash hits all the other office drones, and you are climbing the walls with WAY too much energy! I think it annoys my fellow coworkers when I practically skip down the halls. LOL.
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When you are deseeding a roma tomato and wonder if you should just record 1/2 a tomato in your food journal now...
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