I have linked to both The Butcher Box and CircleC Family Farms on this blog but I am here to share some frustrations. First of all, there is a learning curve about GF meats. No one told me that. Maybe I didn't know to look for more information. Here is what annoyed me and then how I fixed it ... so far. Be sure to read that part ... it's important!
Nicole's suggestions ...
We discussed how I cook and while it would have been easy for me to get defensive, I never felt I had to. Nicole simply explained without judgement. I like Nicole.
I asked her how she cooked at home. Having the correct tools really helps. I figured since she was been cooking with grass-fed, grass-finished products longer than I, her answer warranted a listen.
She sent me a pic of what she uses ... a Ninja Foodi. I love Ninja products so my husband and I did some research and hit Best Buy - I wanted on TODAY - for our next kitchen appliance. I removed my Instant Pot, 2 crockpots, and steamer from my shelf and added our newest member of our Ninja family. Ninja Foodi 8-quart
I have a chuck roast, carrots, celery, onions, and some beef broth in the slow cooker part of the Ninja Foodi and it smells amazing!
Something else Nicole shared were links and I will, with permission, share them, too:
NOTE: Just finished lunch and the pot roast was a huge hit!
My journey with food has been just that ... a journey. Until recently, I struggled with binge eating though not to any extremes short of annoying me, but as I approached my seventies I realized my belly was telling me something. I was diagnosed with IBS years ago but when I removed some stresses from my life it went away. Stress is not my friend. Learning to manage it - or in some cases removing it - has made the biggest difference.