This is another blog I enjoy reading. Dr. Eades follows a low carbohydrate diet himself, along with his wife, Mary Dan Eades, M.D. They both are physicians and have been touting low carbohydrate living for quite some now.
They have several books that have been published, such as Protein Power and The 30-Day Low-Carb Diet Solution, and their newest book, The 6 Week Cure for the Middle-Aged Middle.
Dr. Eades (aka Dr. Mike) just recently posted a very informative article on "Are Carbohydrates Fattening?" You may like to read it in its entirety here. If you really like to read and have lots of time, check out his Resource page here for a list of over 50 medical and scientific journal links. Amazing! Some publish only their abstracts and some publish their full text articles.
Also, if you follow a low carbohydrate diet, you may enjoy reading some of Dr. Eades (aka MD) posts too. Her portion of their blog will have occasional recipes as does his. A recent post of hers I was quite fond of myself, is here, Lardy, Lardy When Will They Learn? (It appears as if never!) Trans-fats are bad. Lard (real, natural, pastured, (untainted lard) is not. It's not hard, if it is a natural animal fat from a pastured animal, go for it! If it is an unnatural oil made in a laboratory somewhere, (aka man-made) avoid it! (A great source for organic lard online is here.)
I love my lard! I usually buy pig fat (from naturally raised pork) from the Delkab Market and render it in the crock pot. Though I don't make leaf lard, it's still one of the finest ingredients known to me. I also get to spread the word about how amazing lard is-- someone in the Market always asks what I'm doing with "all that fat." :)ReplyDelete
I agree! We get the same questions! We dry render, but haven't tried it in the crockpot...may have to get with you on your technique there...although, if you aren't adding water, than we are probably using the same method, just crockpot versus stovetop?Delete