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ginnyTN
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For the past almost 6 years I have been following the Type A nonnie BTD, and I have relied organic soy beans for a very significant portion of my protein intake - especially for breakfast!

My doctor has mentioned that I need more protein the last 3 times I've had my 6 months blood work done.  

I have printed out my new SWAMI Xpress food list and now all soy and soy products are either avoids or black dot avoids!  YIPES!  

I do not know how on earth I can get the amount of protein I need when I have no access to most of the superfoods on my list of red meats (3 servings per week) other than lamb.  The other red meat superfoods for me are goat, mutton (which I will not eat) and rabbit.  

There is no way I'm going to eat 3 meals of factory farm lamb a week, both because of the quality of the meat and the fact that even though I really like lamb I can't stomach THAT much of it.  

Same problem: no access to the poultry superfoods (3 servings per week) other than organic turkey and factory farm raised cornish hen.  The other poultry super foods on my list are goose, ostrich, partridge, pheasant, quail, and squab.  I have no idea where to even begin to look for those things, living in middle Tennessee, 60 miles from Knoxville and Nashville, and because of back and leg problems not being able to drive that far except in an emergency.

When it comes to seafood/fish, I can buy a few of the things on my list and have a goodly stock of wild caught canned red and pink salmon.  There is absolutely no such thing as fresh fish where I live, so the other kinds of fish have to be purchased frozen if I can even find them that are wild caught.  

Questions:  

1.  Do I HAVE to eat 3 servings of red meat a week?  Would more servings of poultry OR fish make up for almost no servings of red meat?  
2.  Is it OK to just eat the turkey, and the neutral organic chicken sometimes?

I was pretty happy with my new food list but the more I read here on the forums and the more I study the categories, the more concerns I have about my protein intake.  

YES, I eat all the servings of seeds and nuts per week that I'm allowed (love 'em all!), and probably even more than I should.  

Help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.  


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What other vegetable protein choices do you have?  What about eggs?

I don't need animal protein at all meals.  Sometimes adzuki beans, black beans or black-eyed peas work well for me.  Also, my quick breakfast involves almond butter.

Do you know why your doctor wants you to get more protein?  Perhaps he or she just wants you to have fewer carbs, in which case you might increase healthy fats (ghee, olive oil for me).

Good luck!


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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I eat no red meat servings a week even though lamb rates well for me.  

As I recall 80-90% of lamb in US lamb is imported from Australia and New Zealand.  You may not be able to get organic lamb, but you can probably obtain some lamb that is not a factory farm product.

Rabbits you may be able to make friends with some people in your local area that raise rabbits.
I brought lamb direct from people raising it until SWAMI rated rabbit poorly for me.

I really like Ostrich and I used to buy it in health food stores. But you can also buy it direct.

I do not know where you are in Tennessee, but in case this is close:

Tennessee Ostrich Company, 2026 Bundren Mountain Road, Tazewell, TN, 37879

I eat Turkey, and I am not always able to afford organic.

Like SqaurePeg I am using eggs for protein (I used to use several types, but currently using chicken as they are easier to get).

I have found goose, partridge, pheasant, and quail at grocery stores (not all at the same time).

For lamb/goat I sometimes use hispanic groceries or butcher shops. They have sometimes had rabbits and some of the birds as well.

Fish & snails I often buy canned.




If you are trying to replace soy you might want to look at what other beans are on your vegetable protein list.  Pinto, great northern, and black all work well for me.




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"complete protein".

Legumes + seeds
Legumes + nuts
Legumes + dairy
Grains + legumes
Grains + dairy
the exception is soy protein which is a complete protien and an plant protien
Fermenting removes most of the phytates which
interferes with mineral absorption, it also
helps to inactivate the protease inhibitors
which interfere with protein digestion


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I think the protein compliment matchings described above by Lola are very much worth looking into. All sorts of dishes can be protein fortified by the addition of the correct match. Not only are you adding directly but you also add to the usability of each incomplete protein by supplying its 'fixer'.

Some additions are quite easy such as beans or bean flour to pasta dishes, bean flour to cooked cereals such as oatmeal or a bean based Hummus with bread. Once you catch on to the compliment pairs and their sources it is a matter of composing with 'mix and match' in mind. Good Luck.





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Keep us informed with what you decide, I am a type O, but I know that many medical doctors still think we all need red meat for iron/ protein, and cows milk for calcium.......
It should be easy to get enough protein from other sources such as nuts/seeds, green leafy vegetables, fish or whatever.
Sometimes, a person needs to improve their assimilation of nutrients and/or elimination too from their intestines, which may involve some extracted drinks like green smoothies in a really good machine like the Nutri Bullet, or eating the beans and or rice, around lunch time when our digestive strength may be stronger or metabolism is higher, esp if you get a chance to exercise in the morning.  I made hummus for lunch today, ate it with raw veg which has vitamin C which helps some nutrients to be absorbed, and parsley for the iron, with some warmed in the steamer sprouted khorasan bread, chewed well and slowly so that my system can digest it well.
This afternoon I will have carrot juice with some nuts for a snack, then another extracted Nutri Blast for dinner,... will make a detox one (raw broccoli, raw asparagus, raw spinach or kale, one apple with skin, some high antioxidant berries, maybe a little water melon), with some nuts for fat and extra minerals. Am awaiting some hemp seeds to be delivered so I can add them to my nutri blasts soon!... Best of luck ginnyTN.
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Thanks for all of your posts.  A lot of the suggestions you very nice folks have made are things I cannot do - like using raw broccoli, kale, etc. which would give me intense intestinal pain for hours.  

Perhaps I wrote too much in my post because it seems no one has understood the problem.  ALL forms of soy are now black dots for me.  

So, let's try again - with these two questions:  

My food list says I need 3 servings per week of red meats.

Do I NEED that red meat or is that what I am allowed?????  

AND if I don't eat the red meat can I eat more servings of fish and poultry instead?????



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Quoted from Lola
"complete protein".

Legumes + seeds
Legumes + nuts
Legumes + dairy
Grains + legumes
Grains + dairy
the exception is soy protein which is a complete protien and an plant protien

Quoted from shoulderblade
Some additions are quite easy such as beans or bean flour to pasta dishes, bean flour to cooked cereals such as oatmeal or a bean based Hummus with bread.


I dunno, sb.
If you're calling hummus and bread (or bean flour and pasta) a complete protein along with the other Lola-suggested combinations, sufficient protein should be present in the dairy-"grain" combination of bread-'n-butter or Fettucine Alfredo. I'd think that, for A's, a whole grain, rather than a flour product, along with a whole legume -rather than "bean flour"- is what can constitute a "whole protein". Bean-flour plus grain-flour?
Whole oats with whole nuts could work, for instance. Wouldn't that be superior? I do notice that Lola doesn't include "grains + nuts" or "grains + seeds".
But I do agree re: combining these vegetable proteins with grains. Such kept this B going during my macrobiotic days during the 1980s.  


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Quoted from san j

I'd think that, for A's, a whole grain, rather than a flour product, along with a whole legume -rather than "bean flour"- is what can constitute a "whole protein".  


I was going on a more strictly chemical basis omitting consideration of fats and fiber or whatever. On that basis mixing vegetable protein groups correctly amplifies the results in terms of useful protein yield.(i.e. 1+1=2 becomes 1+1=2+x.)
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Do I NEED that red meat or is that what I am allowed?????  

AND if I don't eat the red meat can I eat more servings of fish and poultry instead?????



I am not sure whether the recommendations are binding or not but replacing red meat with fish and/or poultry would cover the protein angle though it may miss the mark somewhere else.






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would give a try to MAP.... as supplements.... so no problems  with your kidneys then ....and what's about the A- protein shake .....


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It says 3 servings of red meat=you need red meat 3 times a week  (if something says 0-3 times a week, then you don't need it at all, but your allowed it up to 3 times a week)

You can not add more of another to replace what you don't want to eat like you are asking about (poultry and fish)

remember if the ounces per serving is 2-5 ounces you can eat the 2 oz. three times a week, instead of the 5oz 3 times a week.

google legumes, you may find foods that you can have that you never thought was legumes- it is an interesting list
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and what's about the A- protein shake ...


The A protein powder contains soy.

The O protein powder might work.


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SWAMI XP2 will be out shortly. It will include Semi Vegetarian (A B AB O) option that removes red meat from the report. You can run SWAMI this way and not any changes (In my limited testing of this feature, little changes in other categories).


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It says 3 servings of red meat=you need red meat 3 times a week  (if something says 0-3 times a week, then you don't need it at all, but your allowed it up to 3 times a week)


In my limited experience in reviewing SWAMI reports there is no flexibility in the frequency of listed servings in a SWAMI diet report other than in condiments ( which normally has a value of Frequency: 0 to 1 serving as needed.).



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Do I NEED that red meat or is that what I am allowed?


Probably, none of us can answer that for you.

Each person is an individual.

To determine for yourself if you do better with or without red meet, I would wait until I had used SWAMI as suggested for 90 days, then I would try not eating red meat for four weeks (upping  other categories as you think is appropriate or tell SWAMI to do it for you by adjusting the setting for "Category Portion Size and Frequency" for more food).

If after not using red meat for several weeks you cannot tell a difference, I would had it back and see how I felt. If it is not helping you then one could drop it from the diet, except for social occasions where it is served to you.




I have a single 4-6 ounce serving of red meat each week. This can be lamb, mutton, or goat. All of these foods (regardless of purity) give me headaches if I eat them.  I see no reason to make myself sick in order to comply with my SWAMI report.


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out here in Arkansas organic is a dream unless you grow it yourself. I am happy to get the right food at all. if you are close to a Kroger check their departments out very carefully. I have even found rabbit in the frozen meat coolers occasionaly. there are a few places online that will ship you just about anything. my aunt (the holistic practoner who lives out your way) like blackwing online
http://www.blackwing.com/
they seem to have it all and she is very happy with the quality most of the time. if I was not living on the edge of a financial crash all the time I would love to get hold of some of the buffalo and the turkey my aunt brought to our wedding was great


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My food list says I need 3 servings per week of red meats.

Do I NEED that red meat or is that what I am allowed?????  

AND if I don't eat the red meat can I eat more servings of fish and poultry instead?????


It would be best to get 3 servings of red meat a week if you can manage it. If you can't, make sure you get enough total servings of protein by increasing poultry and/or fish and/or egg servings.

As an O, I have a HUGE list of beneficial meats, poultry, and fish. But I'm on a tight budget and I can't afford to buy lamb more than once or twice a year. I buy turkey (in a few different cuts) and ground beef. That's IT for the raw meat and poultry I purchase on a regular basis. I also buy canned tuna and sardines, and occasionally salmon. I don't ever buy fresh fish because it's too expensive, and the ones that are certified kosher are usually farm raised.

I eat a wide variety of vegetables and spices, both neutral and beneficial (and some black dots, when they show up in the CSA box.) But my animal proteins choices are very limited.


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It is NOT that I don't want to eat red meat.  It IS that I can't find the ones on my list that are not factory farmed.  I can get lamb, but it is "raised in the USA" and that means junk food in my book.  One time, about 10 years ago, one of our local grocery stores had lamb from New Zealand.  Not since then.  

My friend Donna who knows a whole lot more people than I do says she will ask around and see if there might be a local farmer who would raise a goat that we could go half and half on together.  

There is one farmer in the area who sells lamb that he grows.  I need to find out who he is and give him a phone call to find out if his lambs are 100% pastured, if he uses antibiotics, etc.  Most people around here are good about answering questions like that without getting offended.  

THEN I have to figure how to get more meat in my freezer since it is usually full of organic fruit and veggies (and some organic turkey) - because I can't buy hardly any of those at our local stores either........at least not in a fresh enough condition that I'd want to bring them home!  

Our store situation here is pathetic! I wish we could drive to Knoxville or Nashville like we used to do several years ago.  There are stores like EarthFare, Whole Foods, etc. in those cities.  But we can't.    



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there are a few places online that will ship you just about anything. my aunt (the holistic practoner who lives out your way) like blackwing online
http://www.blackwing.com/
they seem to have it all and she is very happy with the quality most of the time.


THANK YOU, BD, for that link.  Blackwing is all the way up in Illinois, but will check them out and see what their shipping rates are.  At least I know that if I'm willing to pay an arm and a leg I CAN get the meats listed on my SWAMI......





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Hi Ginny,

I know these are pricey, but these places have sales/specials on their meats quite often.  I have had shipments to my doorstep from all and they arrive well frozen in thermal controlled styro/boxed packages:

http://buyexoticmeats.com/phduqusqpoga.html
http://fossilfarmsostrich.com/shipping_info.htm
http://www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok


"red meat" can include organ meats (check your SWAMI) which can be a great deal less than steaks or chops. Beef and lamb hearts are excellent as are: lamb liver, squab, rabbit, ostrich, emu, buffalo.

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I also wanted to share for Type Os having difficulty with various protein sources that gelatin is relatively high in protein and is great for the healing of intestinal "leaky gut" issues. (I like the kosher beef unflavored from Great Lakes.)  I often slip it into my flax and buckwheat breads, muffins, waffles etc because it helps to hold a crumbly texture together with it's gummieness.

http://www.greatlakesgelatin.com/consumer/products.php
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Also see if there is an Amish community. If they have a store. (many do) they should be organic as well.

once a long time ago. a thread was up with a resource list of place to get food stuffs. I'm to tired to make the effort. right now.


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I also wanted to share for Type Os having difficulty with various protein sources that gelatin is relatively high in protein and is great for the healing of intestinal "leaky gut" issues. (I like the kosher beef unflavored from Great Lakes.)  I often slip it into my flax and buckwheat breads, muffins, waffles etc because it helps to hold a crumbly texture together with it's gummieness.

http://www.greatlakesgelatin.com/consumer/products.php


I just got some of this to make elderberry cough drops, and children's gummy bear candies, healthy style.  Good to know, can add to several swami recipes.


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Hi Ginny,

I know these are pricey, but these places have sales/specials on their meats quite often.  I have had shipments to my doorstep from all and they arrive well frozen in thermal controlled styro/boxed packages:

http://buyexoticmeats.com/phduqusqpoga.html
http://fossilfarmsostrich.com/shipping_info.htm
http://www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok

"red meat" can include organ meats (check your SWAMI) which can be a great deal less than steaks or chops. Beef and lamb hearts are excellent as are: lamb liver, squab, rabbit, ostrich, emu, buffalo.


Thanks ever so much for those links.  It is wonderful to have a few places to compare prices!  And shipping varies a whole lot from one to another also.  I love organ meats but unfortunately none are listed on my food list, except calf and chicken liver which are both black dots.

For the first several weeks I am trying hard to concentrate on eating as many diamonds in every category as I possibly can - have to use a few neutrals.  

But with "a little help from my friends" here I feel like I'm making progress.


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ginnyTN, let your body tell you what you need in terms of red meat, I'm not sure how others can tell you this as they don't know how your body/system responds to red meat.  If your have good metabolism in your system, then I guess the red meat may digest down well and quickly, esp if your have good hcl levels in your stomach.
I can't eat red meat at all, due to the way it affects my middle organs and also slows down my elimination, and leads to dryness in the intestines, as does corn, cheese, whole fat yoghurt,and dried baked wheat products.  Also, the raw broccoli etc will only cause gas/wind if there is old waste sticking to the sides of the colon/large intestine and if the intestines are weak and out of shape.  I am finding it easier and easier to eat raw, and one can make an extracted meal of the vegetables so that it is more fluid and easier to digest.  Or just do stir-fried vegetables at lunch time, so that the veg is semi-raw, serve with rice or quinoa (which is high in protein in its own right).  Cooked veg may suit sometimes or some people, but I find raw is far more effective, in terms of detoxing, and more nutrition, and cleanses the large intestine more completely. I still eat cooked sweet potatoe and pumpkin.
I lived there at one time, in the state of Nevada and easily bought NZ lamb; I always thought most lamb is pasture raised and good source of omega 3 fats.
I'm not sure why you feel you need red meat or even why a dr would suggest it, when protein is easily sourced from fish, or other sources ie eggs, nuts, seeds, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, legumes.  Even rice provides protein.
Most people get far too much protein which is mostly acidic and causes minerals to be leached from bones, nails, teeth, plus is hard on the kidneys, and takes a long time to digest with people who have slow cellular metabolism.  Red meat also has no fibre....Isn't it fresh vegetables many of us need more of to increase function of organs such as liver, pancreas, gall bladder...as the veg has protein, fibre, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and keeps the intestines nice and moist, so that beneficial flora can flourish, which then leads to balanced hormones, and brain chemistry.
Let your system guide how, if you feel good with less red meat, then don't worry, eat what makes you feel good and allows YOUR system to work effectively...your fuel may differ from the fuel tha other people need for their body/system.
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their are several meds that sheep feed can have in it. it is why i only buy goat feed and not 'sheep and goat' for my goats in winter. if i want to medicate my animals i want to controle iit myself not just have them feed on it all the time. asking your farmer is the only way. another place to ask is the local co-op feed store near you because they will know people who buy specialty feeds like lamb, goat, rabbit, ect and often have bullition boards of advertisments from local farmers for livestock for sale. i know there is one here that raises short hair sheep i would like to contact one of these days


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All of the above mentioned meat sources look good, but first do a search for something local. I just googled "Maryland pasture raised beef" and found a source that I can actually drive to. Saves $$$ shipping and supports a local farmer. A little sleuthing will be necessary to insure organic, etc., but it seems these kind of operations are becoming a bit more common.

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Quoted from aussielady582
I'm not sure why you feel you need red meat


aussielady,

My SWAMI Xpress specifically says:  RED meat:  4 ounces; 3 times per week.  The meats I have listed on my Swami printout for me to eat are:  Goat, lamb, mutton, rabbit.

I have eaten practically no red meat at all for almost 6 years because I was following the BTD for A nonnies.  

According to my Swami results I need some red meat in my diet.  

At NO TIME has my medical doctor TOLD ME I have to eat meat. He suggested I consume more protein. He does not give me nutrition advice because I know way more about food and nutrition than he does and we understand each other very well.  

It will be interesting to see how my body reacts to this almost "alien" food when I am finally able to find any red meat to eat.  

I just spent good money to have this Swami done.  I am going to follow it at least for a few months.  I will not play around with it because if I do I will never know if it is right for me or not!!!!!!



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All of the above mentioned meat sources look good, but first do a search for something local. I just googled "Maryland pasture raised beef" and found a source that I can actually drive to. Saves $$$ shipping and supports a local farmer. A little sleuthing will be necessary to insure organic, etc., but it seems these kind of operations are becoming a bit more common.


Thanks, Averno.  There is one farmer in our area who I used to buy whole lambs from years ago - before I went on the ER diet.  I need to find out if he still raises them and what kind of supplemental feed they get besides pasture grass.

There is also a certified organic farm in our area that raises lamb but their prices are terribly high.  Am going to check out the older farmer - but it would still mean waiting  months until this year's babies are ready for slaughter.  But at least I would then have a good supply of one of the 4 red meats on my Swami list.

Until then I might have to pay an arm and a leg for some goat meat.  The shipping is more expensive than the meat!!!




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I really like Ostrich and I used to buy it in health food stores. But you can also buy it direct.

I do not know where you are in Tennessee, but in case this is close:

Tennessee Ostrich Company, 2026 Bundren Mountain Road, Tazewell, TN, 37879



thank you - I thought Tazewell was way farther away from us than it is.  It looks like we could possibly drive there in maybe a little over 2 hours.  That would be a punishing trip for us because of my back and my husband's really bad knee - but I'm going to phone them and see what the deal is.  

With all of the helpful suggestions here I feel confident that I'll find what I need "somewhere" - hopefully within the next week or two.  



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if you get a whole one butchered you can average 50lb of meat. that is what I normaly get off a yearling goat and it lasts me aprox 5 to six months if I am not living on it exclusively for my red meat. this will depend on breed and they way you have it butchered of course.
oh and "lamb" can be up to two years old so you may still be able to find one at the farmers. I like to wait a year for optimum size myself after that they are harder to skin out.


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Thank you for that information, battle dwarf!

I just realized (brain is old and slow these days) that I can phone the local slaughter house and ask them for a list of local farmers who raise lambs and/or goats for meat!  Since they are the only local slaughter house they should be able to give me some good information.  THEN it will be a matter of finding out what these critters are being fed.  

At least I feel like I'm on the right track now.  


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Quoted from Averno

A little sleuthing will be necessary to insure organic, etc., but it seems these kind of operations are becoming a bit more common.


I really think this is the case. I have been interested in organic and unusual foods for many years but it seems like only recently that they are closing in on the mainstream market. I saw an article last week where apparently Cheerio's is coming out with a non-GMO version. There has to be some consumer pressure being applied there.
Quoted from ginnyTN


With all of the helpful suggestions here I feel confident that I'll find what I need "somewhere" - hopefully within the next week or two.  


I think it is worth keeping an eye open for new food outlets or new products appearing in regular food outlets. Also if you meet anyone who is into organic or health foods don't be afraid to pick their brains a little for sources. Things are getting slowly better for good inovation.






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There is also a certified organic farm in our area that raises lamb but their prices are terribly high...

Until then I might have to pay an arm and a leg for some goat meat.  The shipping is more expensive than the meat!!!




The shipping is outrageous because of the packaging and costing out the occasional returns due to spoilage.

And yes, pasture raised organic is expensive. Factory farming has a lot of cost advantages up and down the production line. But the true and rather high costs of it are passed on to us in many indirect or hidden ways beyond the product itself.

In a good way though, it kind of forces us to view our food choices much as in the past, when budget was a big factor in what and how much we ate.


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Just plucked this website from PCUK's turkey bacon thread.

http://www.eatwild.com/products/index.html

A guide to finding good, local meat.
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Quoted from Averno

All of the above mentioned meat sources look good, but first do a search for something local. I just googled "Maryland pasture raised beef" and found a source that I can actually drive to. Saves $$$ shipping and supports a local farmer. A little sleuthing will be necessary to insure organic, etc., but it seems these kind of operations are becoming a bit more common.



I did the same earlier and found on in a town close to us. (Marshall) They have bison, venison, beef grass feed, no med. cuts. No prices listed, but their website says your welcome to come visit.


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I also followed the link to the eat wild site and found lots of farms in TN - some of which are within our limited driving distance.  Driving is limited due to my husband's bad knee and my back problems.  

What I need is one farm that has both goat and lamb in packages because I can't buy a whole animal due to limited freezer space.  And I have absolutely NO room anywhere in house or garage for another freezer!

Progress is being made.  Even without the red meat I'm feeling better already.  


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Good, Ginny!  Keep on persisting and you will develop the support system for the good foods you need.  

For a couple of years, I drove an hour round trip once a week to buy eggs from pasture-raised hens and fresh goat milk from also pastured animals.  The quality of products you can find at local farms is far superior to grocery store packaged foods.  It's worth the effort.  Even if I end up spending a little more for the foods I eat, I'm suffering a lot less and rarely sick - so there's no doubt which I will choose.  



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MEAT IS HERE - HAVE EATEN FIRST MEAL OF GOAT!!!!

Thanks to the recommendation from BattleDwarf - I placed an order with Blackwing.com for goat and lamb.  It took a while to be shipped because I caught them in the middle of the Christmas-New Year weeks when they couldn't ship on their normal days and they had a lot of catch-up to do.  However, the order arrived yesterday in excellent condition!

I put a package of goat shoulder steaks in the refrigerator to thaw and got up this morning to cut them into pieces and marinate them for a curried stew.

Other than the fact that it's been so long since I've cooked red meat and I didn't let the goat cook long enought to become "meltingly tender", the stew was absolutely delicious.  

It tasted very much like lamb, but that could be because I used all the same herbs and spices that I used to use in Moroccan lamb stew - except for cinnamon which is currently a black dot for me.  

SO - we now have our red meat for at least a few weeks.  I don't know if I can actually eat three meals of it every week, but will do what works out.  We can't eat "ALL" of anything else on my food list either except for vegetable proteins and I'd really like more of those (mostly because that is what I've been eating the most of for 6 years on ER nonnie standard diet)...

ALSO - I now have a list of all of the farms within reasonable driving distance of where we live in TN that have goat and lamb and will be contacting them to see if I can buy meat more locally in the future.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE POSTED HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS FOR ME AS I EMBARKED ON MY NEW SWAMI Xpress PLAN!!!


  


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Great news, Ginny!

You don't 'have to' eat red meat 3 x week at this time.  Especially if you haven't eaten red meat in a while, you are free to start out a a modest pace and get your footing.  

I suspect that as your body begins to assimilate foods that it needs, you may start really relishing those goat or lamb meals!  



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