Animal, Vegetable and Mineral. All natural. And I don’t want to have anything to do with them. No direct contact please. Just because something is natural or “natural” does not mean it benefits you.
While my courageous older sister is propelling herself through 144.6 miles today in IronMan Chattanooga (4 extra miles than the standard IM, due to a last-minute course-change), I am going to stay in my jammies and track her progress online. And write a little bit about my RA onset story and chronicle where I am one month in on the AutoImmune Protocol. Go sis!!
I was away from home today from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.–my first all-day outing since I started the AutoImmune Protocol (AIP) one month ago. Time to experience my first away-from-home mealtimes. After eating an ample breakfast at home I was sure I could handle spartan and simple eating on the road. Lunch was a can of sardines and an orange and banana. I ended up not drinking the “organic” coconut water pictured after I noticed that one of its two ingredients was “natural” flavor, which, to me, is code for “some ‘naturally-derived’ synthetic flavoring that will make all of our products taste exactly like each other–the ingredients of which we do not want to name in our ingredient list.” I skipped the evening meal and then ate a banana on the two-hour drive home. That worked out fine.
I guess it was only a matter of time before this granddaughter of a butcher got the old meat grinder out and put it to use grinding some pastured beef heart to add to some pastured ground beef.
I got to these bits below (vessels) and I wasn’t sure how to proceed. Include or not?… Since I am eating connective tissue and increasing intake of animal fats I decided to go for it. It took a little more forceful arm pressure to grind through it, but the grinder did not clog.
It was noon and I was hungry, so I shaped a patty and got it cooking pronto in the cast iron skillet. When the patty neared completion, I added some frozen wild blueberries to the skillet. Served the beef and berries up with my cauli faux-tatoes from yesterday drizzled with pesto oil.