Eight Acres - the blog — fat

Toxic Oil - book review

Mar 28 2013 0 Comments Tags: book, David Gillespie, fat, Nourishing Traditions, real food

Reading David Gillespie's "Sweet Poison" was a turning point for me.  He explained in plain language how fructose is metabolised by the body and persuaded me to seriously cut back on our sugar consumption.  I was so convinced, I also bought the sequel "Sweet Poison Quit Plan".  So naturally, when I heard that David was about to publish a book called "Toxic Oil" on the dangers of vegetable oils, of...

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Cooking with fat

Aug 17 2012 0 Comments Tags: fat, Nourishing Traditions, real food

Since reading Nourishing Traditions, I've realised that using butter and lard/tallow in cooking is healthy, tasty and frugal.  For more information on good fats for cooking see this post.

I skim the lard/tallow off the top of my stock and keep it in a container in the fridge (my stock method here). The easiest way to do this is to put the finished stock into a large jug or container in the fridge....

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