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SCHMALTZ (aka chicken fat!)

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To make schmaltz (aka chicken fat!), I saved the pan drippings from roasting off six big chicken thighs this week into a container. The delicious browned bits sunk to the bottom and the fat rises to the top. It’s absolutely perfect for scooping off and using for cooking (especially roasted potatoes – recipe coming next week!) AND is a budget-friendly …

How to Make the Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing | Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo

How To Make Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing

Diane Sanfilippo Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods, FAQs, Fats and Oils, Real Food 101 5 Comments

Allow me to give you my tips on how to make the perfect homemade salad dressing. Eating real food often means that you’re going to pile on the veggies at every meal, so why not get creative with them by adding the perfect homemade salad dressing? Packing tons of nutrition into a salad is always a great idea, but I’m …

Balanced Bites Podcast | Diane Sanfilippo & Liz Wolfe

Podcast Episode #286: Healthy Fats & Cholesterol with Dr. Cate Shanahan

Diane Sanfilippo Cholesterol, Fats and Oils, Featured, Podcast Episodes 3 Comments

Topics News and updates from Diane & Liz [2:06] Introducing our guest, Dr. Cate and something she’s digging [2:38] Truths and myths about fat and cholesterol [5:06] The saturated fat myth [9:58] Seed and vegetable oils [22:30] Smoke point and cooking with oils [31:46] Ketogenic and high fat diets [43:13] The amount of food we eat versus need [51:12] The …

Fats & Oils - Diane Sanfilippo, Liz Wolfe | Balanced Bites

Podcast Episode #272: All About Fats & Oils

Diane Sanfilippo Fats and Oils, Featured, Podcast Episodes 6 Comments

Topics 1. News and updates from Diane & Liz [2:14] 2. Shout out: Cassy Joy’s lemony kale [10:53] 3. Fats and oils and malabsorption [14:30] 4. Signs of fat malabsorption [24:50] 5. Why are vegetable oils bad? [31:39] 6. Being comfortable with making compromises [45:08] 7. Oil to cook with daily [50:02] 8. Type 2 diabetes and coconut oil [52:47] …

Balanced Bites Podcast | Diane Sanfilippo & Liz Wolfe

Podcast Episode #206: The great FCLO debate

Diane Sanfilippo Fats and Oils, Featured, paleo, Podcast Episodes 3 Comments

Topics: 1.  What’s new for you from Diane & Liz [3:20] 2.  A new thing I’m into lately: not lifting heavy (gasp!) [12:21] 3.  Response to fermented cod liver oil report [20:08] 4. Approach supplements in general [44:04] 5. #treatyoself: Primal Kitchen Mayo [51:24] Additional resources: Chris Kresser’s recent post on the topic. Chris Masterjohn’s recent post on the topic. …

Balanced Bites | Diane Sanfilippo | The Best Cooking Fats

FAQs: What are safe cooking fats & oils?

Diane Sanfilippo FAQs, Fats and Oils, Most Popular 104 Comments

Updated 6/10/14 What are the best fats or oils to use for cooking? First and foremost let me remind you that there are a few different reasons why you will want to avoid certain fats and oils for cooking, mainly seed oils. 1. Saturated fats are more stable than unsaturated fats. Quite literally, the chemical structure of saturated fats will not …

Bacon: Health Food or Devil in Delicious Disguise?

Diane Sanfilippo Beef, Pork & Lamb, Fats and Oils, Featured, Food & Recipes, Nutrition Myths 101 Comments

It seems I’ve become a bit well-known in my community as “the bacon girl.” Maybe it’s because I always seem to be eating, posting pictures of, and wearing T-shirts proclaiming my love for bacon. I’m okay with that nickname, but I have wanted to write this post for quite sometime now in order to explain my choice to consume what …

For the Love of Almonds (and Some Omega 3/6 Fats Talk)

Diane Sanfilippo Fats and Oils 50 Comments

Nutty delights. I used to LOVE roasted almonds and wouldn’t touch the raw ones, but when you know better you can do better. Oh, almonds! People have such a love affair with almonds. The trouble is, they’re really not something we should be eating lots of all the time. Really. Especially not if they’re straight from the bag to our …