Saturday, February 19, 2011

Scrambled Eggs a la Carnivore for Two

Take no prisoners.

Start by putting half a stick (60g) of butter in a frying pan at low/medium low--just enough to bubble but not brown.

Warm a quarter cup of small chunks of cooked meat and a couple tablespoons of spicy salsa in the microwave.

Put six eggs and a quarter cup of cream in a mixing bowl and whisk to a froth. Put it in the pan and scramble slowly. When the eggs start to cook, add the meat. 

If the eggs brown, the pan was too hot; start again. You want to poach the eggs, not fry them.

Serves two and costs less than one Starbucks coffee.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stop Selling Low Carb

Has it really been more than a month? I've been busier than it feels.

In any case, I've come to the conclusion that we should stop doing missionary work pushing a low carb diet. I know, it's hard not to try to save the world, but in this case it's counter-productive.

First, you're pushing a rock uphill against a trillion-dollar carb industry and government "health" organizations that can't admit that, since 1970, their advice has been killing people.

More important is a simple market fact: The more demand there is for high-carb, low-fat foods, the less demand there is for our kind of food.

Low demand means low prices--an equation I see every week in my grocery bill. It was really evident when we started this carnivorous experiment--it cut more than 50% from our grocery bill, which was already low-carb. And the downward curve continues, not because our diet is changing, but because prices are. The prices of eggs, common cheeses, butter, frozen or smoked fish, and not-lean meat are all creeping downward.

So Give It Up. When the conversation turns to diet, smile knowingly and be a good listener. When pressed about your carnivorous choices, say it's a choice you've made, just as others choose to be vegetarians (or vegans--is there a difference?).  Let your good health and high IQ speak for themselves.