The Freezer

Sunday, September 11, 2011
Posted in category Food & Nutrition

A lot of folks (enquiring minds?) want to know how one goes about obtaining quality – real! – food at an affordable cost, and part of that effort involves finding the right resources. Hence my upcoming article on how to do this. It’s a long article, so it has been talking some extra time.

Meanwhile, here are some photos, taken with my smartphone, of my downstairs freezer that accommodates all of my grass-fed and pastured meat, raw butter, and other items that need to stay frozen. I probably won’t buy any more meat for about 9 months – thanks to some recent purchases of lamb, beef, pork, chicken, buffalo, venison, etc., all of which come straight from the farm (or wild). A small percentage was purchased by cut, but mostly, I ordered my animals, in custom cuts, from the farmer. My costs range between ‘slightly higher’ to ‘the same’ to ‘lower’ than the cost of buying feedlot mass meat from the grocery store or butcher. And this includes custom cuts, organ meat, and premium wrapping. And it is much healthier and fulfilling meat than the mass turnouts from the industrial meat machine.

The satiety factor of pastured meat is much greater than with meat of the feedlot variety. The leanness and muscle integrity of this meat, especially grass-fed beef, leads you to eat less because you want to eat less. What is so incredible is how full I am after 10 oz. of grass-fed sirloin. I often won’t eat all day after this kind of food early in the day. Try getting that level of satisfaction and nutrition with a box of Prince spaghetti and frozen garlic bread.












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5 Responses to The Freezer

  1. Dave P says:

    September 13th, 2011 at 12:59 am

    This looks great. Do you really eat all of that meat? I guess I need to up my protein intake and take your advice once your article is published. I am looking forward to it.

  2. Karen De Coster says:

    September 13th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Dave – of course I eat it all! TONS of meat, fat, sat fat. My cycling carb-loading days left me a near cripple and a carb-loaded sack of unhealthiness. No more….

  3. Wade says:

    September 14th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Seeing all that good meat makes me hungry! I’m sure that it’s better than the storebought stuff.

    Speaking of good eating, what’s a good oil to fry with? I don’t eat much fried food, but this time of year I can’t keep from frying some okra and green tomatoes from my backyard garden.


  4. Deno says:

    October 31st, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I will be looking forward to your article. I need some ideas on how to fill my deep freeze with grass fed meats. I am trying to go paleo and seem to be adjusting well but I need to be more consistent in my approach. I have heard that grass fed meats are far more healthy than conventional lot fed and I know the animals are in a more natural state and I have heard the taste is better as well.

  5. Grass Fed Beef Indiana says:

    March 6th, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Hello, I check your blog daily. Your writing style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!

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