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Anonymous
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No.88
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One problem plaguing a lot of people these days, especially burgers like myself, is that many people eat out at restaurants too much instead of preparing home cooked meals. Eating out is frequently both more expensive and less healthy for you than a home cooked meal. Furthermore, many people live with a limited library of meals that they know how to prepare and don't realize the culinary possibilities that are right in front of them.

The purpose of this thread is to try to break that habit of eating out and to make cooking at home become the norm in our lives. Please share meal ideas and how to prepare them here. All meals are welcome, although preferably we should post meals that are easy to prepare so that novice cooks will not be intimidated by the prospect of preparing them for themselves. Even simple sandwiches are fair game. Sometimes that may mean cutting corners with pre-made mixes instead of preparing everything from scratch.

Remember that the goal isn't necessarily to post the most inexpensive meals or the healthiest meals, although those meals are certainly very welcome. The goal is to encourage people to dust off their kitchen appliances and flex their atrophied cooking muscles. I realize that this opens the door to culinary nightmares like /tg/'s infamous meat-bread, but so be it. Let's get cooking!
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Anonymous
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No.2828
By the way demerara sugar is just good old fashioned slave cane sugar.
Anonymous
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No.2830
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>>2812
>>2819
>>2827
I missed alot of recipes. They look good.

Eggs Benedict.
Yolk, paprika, cayenne, and lemon juice.
Use about four egg yolks to over a baseball field and drench everything with leftover sauce.
Or use one-two for enough for a single serving.
1. Seperate yolks. (Use egg whites for all sorts of cooking applications, but not for this.)
2. Season with cayenne (paprika if you want)
3.Put the whisking pot, over some heated water to slowly cook it without scrambling. If you don't mind them raw, or have faith in other means methods or the power of lemon skip this.
4. Use a blender, a whisky boi, or beat the sob till it doubles in size.
5. Add lemon. Somewhere between an eighth and a fourth of a lemon. Half a lemon is too much. You can also add this before hand.
Optionally chill and then serve.

Poached egg.
Egg(s), water, and edible acidic element. Lemon, vinegar, apple cider vinegar, rice wine vinegar, whatever. Keep it simple.
1. Get a pot of water, and acid of choice (lemon works, but use more than a half of a lemon for better white cohesion)
2. Get the water and acid mix boiling
3. Stir in a constant circle. (So the egg will follow the water movement and won't stick to the bottom or break)
4. Crack the egg in.
5. Cook to desired yolky doneness. 3-4 very yolky and maybe just undercooked. 4-5 jelly to done, 5-6 everything is solid and dead for sure.
6. Remove from water. (If you don't put it into an ice bath it will continue to cook. Optionally remove earlier)
7. Serve
You could use the egg water for a soup base (vinegar and other acids are handy to get that tricky calcium from bones) for a little extra protei, and acidic taste.
Anonymous
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No.2831
>>2830
I should mention for the eggs to drop the temperature to a simmer.
Anonymous
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No.2924
>>88
>>90
How to Hollandaise on steak?
Anonymous
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No.2925
2932 2937
Beer brats log, stargate 1488.69.1337
Our foodie mission has reached a new pinnacle; the acquisition of a phatty bbq smoke pit. Our maiden venture? Brisket.
In lieu of recent attempts to successfully integrate bacon fat into the beer brat sauce, I opted to boil the beer/brats with a healthy chunk of trimmed brisket fat. This became more essential as I realized that I was out of beef broth. Luckily, you can make beer broth from brisket fat.
So that's what I did. It worked pretty well, I give it a 7 overall, compared to previous attempts (the bacon fat experiment was a 9). I did have to use a bit of Worcestershire and teriyaki during the de-glaze, but overall I'm satisfied with the improvised recipe.

Next time:
Bacon-wrapped beer brats with sauce injection!
it sounds simple enough, but in order to bacon wrap beer brats you have to do a whole lot of funky monkey shit at intervals, but I'm satisfied with my tests and am gearing up to proceed

>>2830
Eggs Benedict, my only weakness. How did you know??
BBEG
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No.2929
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It's the weekend again, so it's time for another beer brat experiment!
Today's experiment will involve 3 types of bratwurst preparations.
The first is plain barbecued bratwurst. No boiling, nothing fancy, just plain old slow-cooked wood-smoked brats on our new bbq pit. I'm so excited.
Next up, we have the most preferred beer brat recipe, the triple reduction, except the grill finishing will be done on the smoker.
And lastly, Im nixing the injection for now: smoked, bacon-wrapped, three-ccheese beer bratwurst with triple reduction sauce

Now for this recipe, I have to make 2 substitutions. One, I'm out of beef broth (still) AND cooking wine so for a de-glaze I'm using rice vinegar. And beyond that, I couldnt get any 211 steel reserve, so I'll be performing this rendition with Old Milwaukee. Fingers crossed, let's get cookin'!
BBEG
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>>2929
Alright. First off, this experiment was a failure.
I over pre-cooked the bacon, which was still tender but cooked to the point that it wanted to break rather than bend. The problem with this experiment is that the bacon has to be started in the oven to finish at the same time as the melted cheese and the sauce glaze.

Better luck next time. I still succeeded in most of the experiment, which was,....

After boiling the brats, instead of letting them rest in the microwave, I threw them in the freezer to cool. Not fully, but enough that when I cut into them they dont spill open. With a 2/3 sliver through the brats, I added a 1/4" slice of extra sharp cheddar, and then took fresh-grated parmesan cheese and packed it in along the cheddar. Oh yeah, I nixed the bleu cheese because without the bacon wrap the cheese would just melt off. Bleu cheese tends to sorta liquify when you melt it, and without a casing, wrap, or other, it will just drip off.

So after the basic brats, theres triple redux smoked brats, and triple redux 2-cheesed brats

Let's taste the cheese first!

Okay, Ima need a sec
BBEG
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No.2931
2932
>>2930
Uhm, honestly I dont know which is better. The sharp cheddar and parmesan cuts a little bit of the bite of the brat sauce, while giving it a mild background of flavor (mild, when contrasted with the other flavors). The mouth feel is also noticeably better.

Ngl, the cheezy brats were a failure on intended implementation buuuuuuuutttt,....
It's still better. I cant wait until next time, cuz I'll nail the blue cheese AND the bacon!
Anonymous
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No.2932
2933
>>2925
>>2929
>>2930
>>2931
Looks good.
>I nixed the bleu cheese because without the bacon wrap the cheese would just melt off. Bleu cheese tends to sorta liquify when you melt it, and without a casing, wrap, or other, it will just drip off.
What if you injected it into the brat?
I would also suggest nuts probably slivered almonds as well.
I highly recommend roasted Hatch green chilles, that might cut through with the heat and it's different from other kind of peppers. Ghost pepper (not alot) thrown in while the brats boil would give a nice heat.
Anonymous
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No.2933
>>2932
Indeed, I've been thinking that spice is the next layer of flavor/sensation to add, but so far I've only put thought in and no applied tests. Habaneros are a favorite for flavor, but I have a wicked ghost pepper sauce. Perhaps both with a bit of citrus to cut the intense heat.
Much to think about, until next time
Anonymous
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No.2934
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>>88
Is pre-cooking your meals in big batches and reheating them before eating them based and redpilled or trash and cringepilled?
Anonymous
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No.2935
>>2934
My old chemistry teacher did that despite his age he was fit. The gentleman had life experience and was/is respectable. Cooked for either the whole week or a month can't remember which. When he and his wife made a staggering amount of premade meals.
Very... utilitarian.
Bulk cooking is good, and fast, and potentially inexpensive. Getting experience cooking and tasting the right flavor might be more risky for trying new things that are more bizarre.
Also make sure it's a balanced diet over the course of the week. If you really crave something that's not sugar you might be missing something.
It's doable, have to make sure some vitamins don't decay or break down too much. So a bit of fresh zest to spruce up the meal might be a nice addition...
Anonymous
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No.2936
>>2934
Its entry-level redpilled
Anonymous
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No.2937
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>>2925
>brisket
dalmation rub, fresh coarse cracked pepper & kosher salt is ideal, 50/50
rub the brisket, put in smoker, big end towards flame
smoke at 200-250 for 2-3 hours
take brisket out, coat with bbq sauce, cover in foil, leaving top open
open beer, half for you, half gets poured in the brisket tin foil
cover top of brisket with foil, put back in smoker
smoke until internal temp is 203F (check fat end and skinny end) (buy a digital thermometer you mong)
take brisket out, let rest 30 minutes

that's my recipe for a shitty brisket, like what you would get served at a restaurant

for the best brisket you have ever had, add the following steps before cooking
when you bring the brisket home in the plastic cryopack, stash it in the back of the fridge, make sure it doesn't freeze
come back 4 weeks later, your brisket has been wet aged

I have wet aged as long as 6-7 weeks, it only gets better, but feels pretty dicey at that point
Anonymous
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BWAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I FUCKING DID IT!!! AAAAAAAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Ahem. I decided tonight that it was time. So let's get into it.
>pics related
BACON
WRAPPED
THREE
CHEESE
STUFFED
EVOLVED
BEER
BRATWURST
WITH
BACON
WRAPPED
SALMON
AND
ASPARAGUS
GUS
Gus
gus

Now, if you havent tried cedar plank grilling, I highly recommend it; it's like having a smoker except on easy mode. Gives food a kice smokey flavor. Just,... make sure it doesnt catch fire.

But anyway! The experiment was a complete success. The brats were prepared as usual up until cooling. Then were stuffed with a combination of fine grated gouda, finely diced blue cheese crumble, and extra sharp white cheddar. The salmon and asparagus bacon wraps were not an experiment, as I was trying to duplicate a previous result.
Bacon wrap worked (dont hesitate to use toothpics) on the brats, cedar plank worked on the brats, I'm rating this a 100% success! Keep playing with your food!
Anonymous
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No.2953
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>>2952
Yummy.
Anonymous
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No.3112
Not gonna go off the rails, just offering a bit of advice. If a store is selling "pork tenderloin" and it's 2lbs or more, expect it to be two loins and plan for it.
Also, not thrilled by pork wellington, and exceedingly skeptical of beef wellington now
Anonymous
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No.3284
3285
>>88
What meals are good for preparing in bulk?
Anonymous
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No.3285
>>3284
Chicken thighs, potatoes, vegetables, and salads.
Anonymous
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No.3299
3312
Prepared 3 chicken meals today. They turned out good. Can't wait to eat them.
Anonymous
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No.3312
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>>3299
They were good.
Is there a way to cook chicken that's healthier than frying it?
Anonymous
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No.3313
>>3312
Propane grill is my preferred method. Oven baked is a close second. If you fry, try to not use corn or canola oil, cuz trans fats get nasty when they are fried
Anonymous
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No.3314
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>>3312
Don't forget soups. A good chicken noodle soup is a remedy I do recommend. A nice pan sear is nice, and oven cooking opens up alot of different choices.
If retaining nutrition is a key factor steaming might be okay, but I haven't tried it with chicken. Smoking for preservation and flavor is really nice.
Anonymous
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No.3316
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>>3314
>smoking
Fukking this. I omitted smoking cuz without the right setup it can be a hassle (and sometimes with) but seriously, smoking is a tremendous way to go if you can manage it. Lower cook temp means less wasted nutrients and better texture, great flavor (be choosy about your woods), and,... well theres really not much else to say than absolute patrician-tier.
Anonymous
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No.3321
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>>3316
I am a newfag at cooking and I've never smoked anything. How do you smoke chicken and get the right wood?
Anonymous
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No.3322
>>88
We have this thing called eðla. Take a mold, put a layer of cream cheese, then a layer of salsa (Doritos salsa works best for me), then a layer of shredded cheese. Optionally add pepperoni or something in between the salsa and shredded cheese. Put in the oven at 200°C until cheese is melted and optionally browned.

5 minutes to prepare, delicious, keto, and very healthy and nutritious.
Anonymous
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No.3323
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>>3321
>right wood
You'll want hardwood to smoke with. Oak, Maple, Walnut, Pecan, Mesquite (not a tree, but still), Apple wood, Pear,... for a more comprehensive list and instruction, there are dozens of qualified BBQ enthusiasts on YouTube and other places that can give you a more authoritative rundown. A simple rule of thumb tho is, does it produce fruit or nuts?
Ngl, I'm kinda a noob at smoking, but I'll share what I've learned so far.
Aside from the wood (and yes, it IS worth spending a few bucks to get the right type of wood if u cant source it yourself), you will need a charcoal grill at bare minimum.
The process of smoking meats is essentially like using a charcoal grill, except you put a chunk or two of the aforementioned wood on the coals. Never hot enough to catch the wood on fire, you want the temperature between 200 and 250. Enough that the wood chunks smolder and produce plenty of smoke, without igniting.
From there, it's essentially a low and slow cooking method. You'll want to position the wood chunks as far from whatever vent is on your grill, with the meat in between, to draw the smoke across and through the food as it cooks.
Low and slow obviously takes more time to cook so plan accordingly, and you'll want a meat thermometer to check temperature with.
Anonymous
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Made homemade corndogs last night, heres what I learned.
The recipe used was waaaaay too thin, and didnt adhere to the hot dogs well at all. If attempted, corndog batter should be the consistency of paste rather than batter, for proper adherence and thickness of breading on the finish.
Additionally, after the first couple it quickly became apparent that toweling off all the moisture from the hot dogs before coating helped the batter stick 'a little' better.
The flavor was decent, easily surpassing frozen condogs, however experimenting with other spices in the mix could easily improve the flavor.
If possible, a deep fryer will produce more consistent results and eliminate the need to turn them, which can further exacerbate any developing problems with the batter.
Obviously, dont use cheap hot dogs. Was on a budget so cheap pork/chicken franks were used. They weren't horrible, but better dogs = better corndogs.
Overall, I'm rating it 6.5/10. Again, superior to frozen corndogs, but plenty of newbie mistakes were made that have been detailed above, but which could have improved the overall experience to a 7.5-8. If used again, I'll start with 1/2 the indicated milk and maybe reduce by one egg.
Additional note: the recipe is labelled for 8 corndogs, but I had enough batter to make 16, further suggesting that the recipe is either incomplete or rather basic.
>pic related
Anonymous
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No.3350
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>>3323
>Oak, Maple, Walnut, Pecan, Mesquite
Ok, listen up, I'll school you here. There's not a person on this earth that can tell the difference in wood used to smoke, except mesquite. It's all hype. Mesquite does have a distinctive taste, I do like it, many do not. Luckily, it's cheap, and considered a nuisance (watch for thorns). If you are using charcoal, you don't need the chunk of wood, though sometimes I do use one to increase the heat quickly at the start, or if I was lazy and let the heat dip too low during the cooking.
>200 and 250
Yeah, I target 225 or so. Though if you smoke for 2-3 hours then use foil (texas crutch ftw), after the foil goes on, you don't have to worry about temperature as much.
>you'll want a meat thermometer to check temperature with
agree 100%. Digital thermometer or go home. 203F, check brisket in thickest spot and opposite end.
Check >>2937 for my formula. Don't underestimate the value of wet aging your meat, especially brisket.
Anonymous
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No.3351
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>>3350
Not to be contentious, but
>not a person on this earth who can tell the difference
If they're using hardwood, you're probably right. But never ever ever use white wood (spruce, pine, fir, etc). Trust me on that.
Beyond that, I have insufficient experience to comment.
Anonymous
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No.3352
>>3351
>pine
Ok, ok, among hardwoods. If you want your meat covered in creosote, go with the pine. Probably the last time you ever try that.
Anonymous
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No.3353
>>3351
If you really want to be technical, some hardwoods give off more heat than others, I do sometimes use some boards from a buddy that does tae kwon do, they use a special lightweight hardwood that burns hot, it's good for a fast temp boost.
Anonymous
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No.3368
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This is a public service announcement.
Hey anon, if you're like most anons you're probably gonna eat some pizza in the next week. While ordinarily harmless there is a hidden danger in preparing pizza, specifically oven-bake.
The 4 part cut.
Pizza is intended to give a particular experience, which includes mingled flavors, mouth feel, and ease of eating. And by ease of eating, having to wipe pizza grease/sauce off your face every time you take a bite because the person who cut the pizza is a lazy, inconsiderate, smoothbrained faggot, is definitely not it.
Heres a protip. If your pizza is 16" or more, make a 5 part cut.
<But anon! A 5 part cut is hard! It's not simplified into right ngles!
And that's exactly what a smoothbrain would say.
Not only does a 5 art cut take little more time and effort than a 4 part cut (at least, assuming you have more than 2 braincells to rub together) BUT the ease of eating and effective bite sizing (cuz you're not trying to play stratego on how to bite this time so to allow an optimal bite next time) lends its self to a better mouth feel AND a greater satisfaction of flavor and (most importantly) digestion. That's right, using a 5 part cut (10 slices, for any smoothbrain still somehow reading) can save lives.
Do your part anon, frens dont let frens lazy-cut pizza.
This message has been brought to you by a partnership of JESUS CHRIST WHAT DID YOU DO YOU LAZY GODDAMN BASTARD I GAVE YOU ONE JOB in association with the society for ITS PRONOUNCED FAIR-AH-DAY, NOT FAH-READY
Anonymous
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No.3369
3370
>>3368
>Inverted Octogon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKR9nT50MRM&t=7
Or eat it like a calazone.
Anonymous
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No.3370
>>3369
Reeeee. A calzone is a totally different beast, but if its 16"+ on the diameter, u should still cut it into fifths like a decent and respectable adult. Have some consideration. Unless of course you're eating it all to yourself, in which case go run a marathon ffs, that's an absurd amount of food for one person.
Anonymous
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So for today I found myself with about 1.5 lbs of leftover pork loin (not tenderloin) roast. I decided to make it tasty, and here's what I did!
First I put it on just under medium heat, added a tablespoon of bacon fat, mixed in about a tablespoon of sage (waited a moment then) oregano (waited a moment then,) dill (waited, then) a tablespoon of diced garlic. Let that simmer for about 10 minutrs.
Then I added about 1.5 tablespoons of katsu sauce, 2 tablespoons drizzled bbq sauce, And about 3 shakes of mirin. Mix well. Simmer for about 10 minutes
After about 10 minutes, lower heat to low. Allow sauce to incorporate, stirring occasionally.

I regret I have no lemons to zest, cuz I would. It's still tangy/salty/savory, and I think it would grind into a good meat-paste accent. Overall, its vastly more tasty than it was, and will incorporate better in food than it would have. Keep playing with your food. Especially leftovers, that's just grist for the mill. Do it.
Anonymous
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No.3549
Normally I get a big bag of frozen sausages from ASDA and fry some up for my cooked breakfasts(bacon, egg, sausage, beans, one tomato) but lately I decided to get frozen sausages and some bacon from a truck that's only around on some days.
The bacon was great and the sausages were bigger than the ASDA sausages therefore I thought they'd turn out better. But they were absolutely awful, full of inedible chewy chunks my knives struggled to cut through. The sausages also gave me diarrhea but I got better.
Not buying from that truck again.

anyway

Where is a man supposed to go to buy high-quality sausages for his cooked breakfasts?
Anonymous
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No.3571
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How do you prepare healthy meals ahead of time in bulk for the week?
Anonymous
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No.3572
>>3571
Usually with a grill, though sometimes with an oven
Anonymous
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No.3584
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>>88
Not sure if this is the right thread for it but does anyone have a list of good food that help with gut bacteria?
Apparently good stomach health can help with your mind.
Anonymous
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No.3585
3587
>>3584
Of the top of my head eating a good diet (limiting sugar) so that only helpful microbes can reproduce.
Basically starving bad microbes that will gladly consume sugars. Fasting of various lengths may also help but that's kind of conjecture.
Also there are microbial transplants.
Anonymous
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No.3586
3587
>>3584
Try probiotic pills. Great way to jump start your gut microbiome.
Watch out for flatulence the first few weeks. I pop 2 a week now.
Anonymous
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No.3587
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>>3585
>>3586
So basically just eat normal meat and vegies? With a bit of fruits for your small sugar fix?
I've heard that sunflower seeds are also good.
Anyone know others?
Anonymous
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No.3588
3589 3594
>>3587
Wholegrain oats and cheese, cheddar and gouda is best for the gut out of all the cheeses, porridge with pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds would work too, a oat drink to use as an addition to smoothies with fruit.
Anonymous
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No.3589
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>>3588
Many nuts, as well as seeds (flax, hempseed, etc), yes.
Juicing (masticating, not centrifugal) of dark, rich (re: micronutrient content) vegetables (cabbage, mustard greens, etc) and as many cost-effective superfoods as is feasible. Farm fresh produce is highly encouraged, as is raw dairy, honey, and free-range non-organic chicken eggs.
For meat, it is worth saving up and buying 1/4, 1/2, or even a whole butchered cow, both for quality, freshness, proce/quality, etc. Get a chest freezer if you can especially re: the previous.
Also, LEARN about nutrition, nutrition typology (specifically, yours and those who you prepare food for). Be aware of nutritional sensitivities and concerns.
PRACTICE (rlike, 90+% of the time) preparing healthy foods to the capacity of your means.
Sky's the limit, anon
Tl;dr Git gud
Anonymous
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No.3590
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organic chickens can only be certified organic if they have been given a diet of exclusively organic food, which is chicken feed, which means they're not eating bugs (which are a chicken's natural diet) which is bad. Also avoid GMOs like they were a covid vaccine
Anonymous
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No.3592
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>>3590
If chickens can eat bugs why do the jews want us eating bugs instead of chickens?
Anonymous
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No.3594
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>>3588
>>3589
You guys think dry coconut would count too?
Anonymous
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No.3608
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>>3592
There are a couple of reasons behind the notion of eating insects. The chickens are designed to digest insectoid proteins whereas we are not.
>>3594
Sure, go coconut crazy.
Anonymous
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No.3609
>>3594
>>3608
>go coconut crazy
This, especially with coconut oil to cook with