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Grass-Fed Butter: It’s Worth The Cost

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When I started Keto back in 2017 one of the first things I changed was the fats I used in cooking. I couldn’t use the seed oils anymore because how harmful they are to our bodies due to the inflammation they cause. That led me to learning about better fats to use which led me to grass-fed butter. Yes, I know this type of butter is more expensive than the regular butter you can buy in the store but it’s so much better for us, which is why it’s worth the cost.

Grass-Fed Butter: Which Ones I Use

Many people love Kerrygold butter and I will use it when I can get it on sale. However, I don’t have a particular brand I stick with as I found other grass-fed butter brands which are just as good.

While shopping at Publix one day I came across Truly. Due to its sale price I bought it. It has a great taste like Kerrygold does and I couldn’t tell a difference between the two when I cooked or baked with it.

I’ve also tried the grass-fed butter available from Aldi. It’s regularly $2.99 in my area so it’s usually much cheaper than other brands. Word on the street is that Kerrygold makes this butter for Aldi. Whatever the case, I can’t tell a difference in taste or texture between this butter with the other brands.

Now these aren’t the only brands out there. You can find many others in grocery stores around the U.S., and you can find them locally from farmers or local food shops. If you go with the local option you will probably get a better deal as you can probably buy large quantities than you could in the store.

Why I Won’t Use “Regular” Butter

The main reason I won’t use regular butter again is the ingredients. Most of these brands use natural flavors which aren’t natural unlike its namesake.

Butter is cream and sometimes salt (I prefer unsalted butter). There’s no need to add natural flavors. The actual flavor of it should come from the cow’s milk.

The other reason I won’t use this type of butter anymore is that it doesn’t have a good flavor. After eating grass-fed butter for years now when I eat “regular” butter it tastes plain. Yeah, I’m gonna be that lady. And don’t you dare bring any “fake” butters around me ’cause I’ll knock you out.

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Limited Edition Clothing

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Let’s All Meat latest announcement is our limited edition clothing which you can check out here.

What Is Our Limited Edition Clothing?

Our limited edition clothing are t-shirts, tank tops, long-sleeve t-shirts, or sweatshirts designed for specific events or holidays and sold for a specific amount of time. Once the timeframe ends that clothing is discontinued.

Why Only Sell Limited Edition Clothing For A Certain Timeframe?

It wouldn’t make sense to sell certain designs made for a specific holiday like Fourth of July all year long. Plus, I consider this design special for the event or holiday and only want to sell them for that particular period.

Could These Designs Come Back Later?

They could when the event or holiday comes around again. So if you missed it you would have to wait a full year to get the chance to buy it again.

Events And/Or Holidays We Will Have Special Designs For

Here’s a list, although not a definitive one:

  • Father’s Day (currently on sale)
  • Independence Day / Fourth Of July
  • Labor Day
  • Halloween
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Hanukkah
  • Christmas
  • New Years
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Porterhouse Steak, I Love You Dearly

Porterhouse Steak

My favorite steak cut is the porterhouse steak. I do love t-bone steaks too but the porterhouse cut has more of that tender, tender filet attached so it wins out. I know, I know, people love ribeye steaks. And while that cut is tasty it’s too fatty for me. I love eating a good piece of steak, including tasting and enjoying the beef flavor. Hence, why I love the porterhouse steak dearly.

Why I Love Porterhouse Steak Dearly

First off, this cut is usually sliced thick which makes it the perfect steak for grilling. There’s nothing like cutting into a thick steak after it came off the grill. The feel of your knife slicing through the thick meat, the heft you feel as you pick it up with your fork (or fingers), the bounciness of the meat, oh boy! Now I want a steak.

Second, the taste of this cut isn’t matched by any other cut. A porterhouse steak is what steak should taste like: Beefy goodness.

Finally, I love the marbling of the fat throughout the meat. To me, that’s what makes this cut of steak stand above all others. The melding of the meat and fat as it cooks.

How I Typically Cook My Porterhouse Steak

As of the past several months I got a Weber charcoal grill so I’ve been grilling my steaks. Yes, I grill any time of the year, even when it’s freezing outside. My brother is the same way. We got that trait from our grandfather who would grill almost everyday at his shop.

However, if I can’t grill my steak I will fry it up in my Lodge cast iron skillet for a few minutes on each side before placing it in the oven for a few more minutes. I eat my usually medium, however I can be off with my timing sometimes and cook the steak medium-rare. Especially if the butcher cuts the steak very thick. I don’t mind when that happens because I’ll eat medium-rare.

When it comes to seasonings I keep it simple: Salt and pepper. I know some people don’t like to put the latter on the steak until after it cooks because pepper can burn and cause a bad taste. Yet, I still put a little on there. I even like to put a little cayenne pepper on my steaks too. Finally, I don’t use any steak sauce on my steaks. I haven’t done that in years. A properly-cooked steak doesn’t need a sauce. The salt and pepper brings out the flavor of the meat which is truly delicious!

Want To Win My Heart?

Some women love flowers, while others swoon over diamonds. Neither of those impress me. If you want to win my heart then buy me a steak or treat me to a steak dinner. Or let me get double-steak at Chipotle.

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Eat Meat On The Cheap!

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Today I will give you 3 tips on how to eat meat on the cheap! Yes, eating a meat-based diet can be expensive, especially if you focus on eating only choice cuts. However, if you are willing to try different cuts of meat and use different cooking methods, you can save quite a bit of money.

Tip #1 On How To Eat Meat On The Cheap: Shop The Sales

Many, if not all, grocery stores in the U.S. run regular sales, including meat. These sales are collected into a “weekly ad” or a “circular.”

Where I live, the grocery stores have new circulars every Wednesday. Some stores like Aldi start a new sale every Sunday. Depending on where you live or shop, you need to check your grocery stores to determine when they start and end their sales.

After you determine that, then you check out the weekly ad to see what meat is on sale. From there, you can make a meal plan. If I see ground beef is on sale then I buy that. Or if the store has a great deal on bacon then I stock up on that.

Man grabbing bacon on sale

Tip #2 On How To Eat Meat On The Cheap: Choose Inexpensive Cuts

I know you want to eat ribeye steaks or center cut pork chops but you can’t spend that type of money all the time. If you want to eat meat on the cheap then choose inexpensive cuts.

For beef, you’re looking at the following:

  • Chuck steak (very tasty if cooked correctly)
  • Tri-tip
  • Flat iron
  • Top round steak

For pork, look at these cuts:

  • Pork loin roast
  • Pork shoulder (one of my favorites)
  • Ground pork
  • Spareribs (awesome on the grill)

If you’re a chicken lover, all the cuts except chicken wings are pretty inexpensive. However, buying a whole chicken usually gives you the best price per pound.

Finally, for you lamb and goat fans, I suggest buying those from an ethnic grocery story, a local butcher, or a local farm. Although you can get these items from regular grocery stores, I don’t see many sales for these meats.

pulled pork

Tip #3 On How To Eat Meat On The Cheap: Learn Different Cooking Methods

My final tip to eat meat on the cheap is to learn different cooking methods. When you choose inexpensive cuts of meats you can’t cook them as you would a choice cut of steak or pork. Usually because these meats don’t have much fat or are a very fatty cut.

With cheaper cuts of meat I suggest you cook low and slow. Roasting meat in a oven or in a slow-cooker is a fantastic option. You can still sear the meat but cook it slowly in liquid. Braising these meats are a good option too. If you don’t know how to do either then search on YouTube for a tutorial.

Look into marinating your meat too. Yes, you can buy pre-made marinades but it’s incredibly easy to create one. Basically it’s oil, water, and spices. However, you can find a recipe online.

Finally, invest in the proper cookware. Yes, this will take some money but it’s better to invest in the proper cookware so you’re not wasting money by cooking the meat incorrectly. I highly suggest you buy a good stainless steel or cast iron pan because these are so versatile. If you are so inclined then look into getting an Instant Pot. Although I’m not into pressure cooking, all the people I know that has this appliance can’t stop speaking highly of it.

cast iron dutch oven
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Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress: Let’s See If She Had Good Taste

Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

When I told people about Let’s All Meat on Twitter I got a response from one of my followers that said “I’m picturing that time Lady Gaga just wore steaks.” That gave me the idea to write about Lady Gaga’s meat dress and determine if she had good taste. Get it? I’m using good taste in two ways: Fashion and the tastiness of the beef used. Oh, I’m spending too much time explaining this. Let me get on with this post.

Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress: The Type Of Meat Used

According to the Wikipedia article, the designer behind Lady Gaga’s meat dress used raw beef. He specifically used flank steak. Let’s discuss that cut of meat.

Flank steak is versatile but it can be a tough cut to eat because it comes from the abdominal muscles of the cow. Think about your core and how you use it everyday. Yeah, that’s why that cut of beef is tough. Yet, don’t let this info about flank steak from keep you from eating it. It’s a good alternative to skirt steak and you can grill, roast, broil, or saute it.

Flank steak can be a difficult cut of steak for people to cook because it’s so lean they cook it too long or on too high heat. If you want to cook this cut, you need to slice it against the grain to make it tender and don’t cook it beyond medium temperature.

Finally, this cut works well with marinades and I highly recommend you use one or make your own.

Did She Have Good Taste?

I believe that, yes, Lady Gaga had good taste when it came to her meat dress. Flank steak has some cons I spoke of above yet I’ve always enjoyed eating a properly-cooked cut. I’ve eaten flank steak in tacos, fajitas, and in some Asian dishes.

Lady Gaga wearing the meat dress accepting a MTV award.