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I’m sure, upon explaining our completely wild and wacky lifestyle based on, like, EATING REAL FOOD, many of us – despite assurances that meat, veggies, and healthy fats are the daily sustenance – leave folks wondering,
What the heck is in their refrigerator?
That was one of my early questions, before adopting an “ancestral” diet. I just knew that refrigerators were for cartons of milk, noodle casseroles, low-fat yogurt, Diet Coke, and Lean Cuisines. Freezers were for Ice Cream. (Duh.)
Thankfully, I realized quickly that a Paleo Fridge wasn’t one filled with vessels of animal blood and bags of arterycloggingsaturatedfat. (To be administered orally or applied directly to the vasculature – because, might as well just shoot it right into your arteries, no?)
You’ll see that I don’t have a bunch of interesting ingredients and gourmet meal-worthy goodies. If you want mind-blowing, creative yet delightful and easy-to-prepare noms, hop over to Nom Nom Paleo or The Food Lovers’ Kitchen. Right now I stick to a breakfast of eggs, meat and fermented veggies or pico; lunch of sardines and some kind of squash topped with lots of yummy fat (butter, ghee or coconut oil); and dinner of meat, broth, more fat, and possibly more fermented veggies. I generally “hide” my organ meats in chili or meatballs. I take my Cod Liver Oil in the morning. When I can make it to the farm market, I’ll go for heirloom tomatoes and cukes for greek salads.
Like the contents of our Junk Drawers, everyone’s Paleo Fridge is different. Here’s what’s in mine – what’s in yours?
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Yes, I have a Cod Liver Oil shelf. Some people collect buttons; I collect Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil Blends.
You’ll see that most of my veggies are of the fermented variety. Not visible: Kraut of various kinds (seaweed, apple, etc), olives and capers.
Also not visible: the amazing Mayo from Wilderness Family Naturals.
Meat includes lamb sweetbreads and other goodies from US Wellness, grass-fed beef kidney and steak, liver, braunschweiger, chicken thighs, chicken breast, any & all cuts of beef, venison, bacon, and whatever came in from Philly Cowshare. There’s also raw dog food from Tropical Traditions.
Broth of all kinds: beef broth, chicken broth, and pig’s foot broth. Anything not consumed within a week is frozen.
PaleoChef Dressing from Steve’s Original