Oh, pâté… IDK when I will make it again, mine isn’t as nice and soft as the store-bought one and it’s some work (cleaning the grinder or what is it called) while my very tiny liver allowance (it’s just too nutritious ) is easy to eat using fried liver with some dairy to make even the very strong flavored chicken liver mild… Carnivore made me lazy.
But I surely will make it again one day. I love pâté. But I need meat it in, much better. The store-bought stuff often has it too.
I am roasting the little pork belly in the oven now I am a bit afraid I won’t be able to wait until I get properly hungry but this time was better to make it (it’s still morning). I will fry my little leftover green ham later, it proved yesterday I can’t resist it when it’s around me… That surely will change if I manage my plan and focus on it more than ever. I have no better idea to keep my energy intake in check (and get perfect satiation for most of the time, chill and simplicity etc.).
I have read about salt pork and using it. On a history channel. Salt pork was a staple but it can’t just use as it is. Soaking was needed (maybe not if one put just a few pieces into a big pot of soup ;)).
I am glad I don’t need such things nowadays (fridges and freezers are awesome, I am so very thankful for their existence). Oversalted things are horrible, they BURN me… I handle some smoked salted pork here and there but I am sure it’s not even near to the level of old salt pork.
But it’s tricky with so many salted stuff. Like smoked pork hock, it’s very salty so even when my SO put it into a big pot of legumes, he should use the right amount and not more to get the end result properly salty. And then I grab some of the meat that lost enough salt to be enjoyable… That stuff needs cooking to be as tender as I love (it’s already cooked and edible to begin with but I am into that super tenderness!).
But I am sensitive to salt and find too many things too salty already, it’s good I have my sponge cakes and sour cream or cream to help.
Good luck at avoiding bacteria… I always considered that an okay group. It can’t be only animals. Pure, strict carnivore has nothing from plants and fungi but there are some more kingdoms beyond them, not just Animalia…
I only ever met the word “desolation” when it was about the desolation of Smaug
By the way, desserts may complicate my life, I think I should keep them low. I did eat quark with sour cream today but only because my lunch (my first, most important meal!) was devoid of meat. Maybe I shouldn’t do that in the future but it always happens: I just don’t have (enough or any) meat when I start to eat for various reasons. (I really should put something into the freezer for emergencies).
Interesting dessert ideas, well I would never put meat into my pancakes, those are vegetarian carnivore, the dough, I mean though I never used meat as filling yet. But that’s totally a Hungarian thing so maybe one day. The cheesecake and custard tart sounds nice (if I manage to find cream cheese again, I will have another recipe to use, yay! its availability is worse than the one of beef! I can’t just easily find it in supermarkets. but I LOVE it and I think ALDI has it. and I eat it up all alone too quickly. but I only bought it 2 times, maybe it will get better eventually), the ice cream is obviously nothing like MY ice cream. For 4-6 yolks I don’t use 1 liter cream (OMG I never have such an insane amount, that is for months!) but 60g at most (I will experiment with a bit more later as yolks are too salty to provide the bigger half of my desserts now). (Zero works too but then it stops being carnivore as I need to add something else to sweeten it. And if it’s ice cream, it’s banana for me.)
Not like I like ice cream nowadays but it’s useful if I am very hungry and can’t stomach any other carni food. Or if I want something icy, maybe. Otherwise, well, pork is WAY tastier. And sour cream is creamier.
I wanted to write about my day but I forgot my pic and I am lazy after my 2nd meal on this gloomy day (we had rain!) with my somewhat lack of sleep (but I dreamed some elaborated story, it’s rare so I am glad)… No tracking yet either not like I have ANY idea about the fattiness of my meat. Pork belly. It’s amazing and surprisingly lean. At some points, at least, it had wonderful fat layers, the top got roasted nicely. I am very pleased with it. Should have bought the other piece too…
My carni items are so perfect that it’s no hardship to stick to them. And some flavorings/spices, I keep those. Dessertless carnivore is something too extreme to me. I totally don’t see the point of avoiding that (not like I could, of course) until it’s mentally healthy (it’s not in my case if you ask me but I don’t care about that tiny level. just try to have days without desserts when I get back my brain from the summer) and the article made no sense to me when it wrote that desiring desserts every day means sugar addiction. Nope, I feel very clearly that I don’t want sugar, I want DESSERT. Anyway, I cut out added sugar (of course not perfectly all the time, few people do that. but close) ~13 years ago and it was easy, never missed it. I doubt I ever had sugar addiction. I had sweets addiction but it turned out it’s more like dessert addiction as the right kind is great without sweetening (some don’t even have cream or milk in it so they aren’t even sweet). I don’t know if I still have it but if I manage to eat enough meat and other proper food, I don’t want dessert. But I never had that for long, I can imagine I would miss desserts even if I could eat enough meat and eggs.
Sadly, keto made my dependence on sweets stronger as I pretty much needed them to get my nutrients while keeping my carbs low. But adding meat mostly solved that problem. And as time passes, I can handle meatier and meatier weeks (weeks as a really meaty meal or day was easy even in the beginning, well more like it happened in extreme cases… but I got bored of it quickly in the past and had to stop).
I send before I write even more, sorry for blabbing in my half-asleep state. Not like I can’t do it any time but it’s a tad even worse when I am like this.