Suet vs Tallow: What’s the Difference?

If you’re new to cooking with traditional animal fats, you might hear the words suet and tallow thrown around frequently, and often seemingly interchangably. But, they are really not the same thing, and they actually refer to fat in different stages of processing. What is Suet? Suet is the raw fat surrounding the kidneys. It … Read more

4 Best Cubanelle Pepper Substitutes

Cubanelle peppers are considered a sweet pepper, although they have a little heat. Cubanelle peppers are also called Italian Frying Peppers, because they are often eaten fried in oil. They are usually light green or yellow. Cubanelle peppers have 0-1,000 Scoville Heat Units, so when selecting a substitute for this hard-to-find pepper, it’s important to … Read more

5 Best Substitutes For Calabrian Chili

Calabrian chili is a staple of Italian cooking and a truly unique spicy pepper. It comes from the Calabria region of southern Italy, and can often be found jarred in oil, pickled or dried. It has a wonderfully unique spicy, fruity and taste that doesn’t overpower dishes. The Calabrian chili pepper is a rusty red … Read more

5 Best Oxtail Substitutes

In a pinch and need an oxtail substitute? These cuts listed below will be great replacements for recipes that call for gelatinous, melt-in-your-mouth, slow cooked oxtail. All of these choices are typically low-and-slow stew cuts that have bones and connective tissue filled with fat and collagen that will add a similar richness to your recipe … Read more

Tallow vs Lard: A Complete Guide

Are you getting into more traditional, animal-based eating and are wondering how tallow and lard stack up? This is an overview of tallow vs lard so you can know more about the nutrition of each, and how to use them differently. What is Tallow? Tallow is simply the rendered fat from a cow. The raw, … Read more

Plastic Free Tea Bags 2021

When you indulge in a cup of your favorite tea, the last thing you want to think about is that you’re gulping down microplastics. Unfortunately, tea bags are one of the biggest sources of microplastics. A study from 2019 found that steeping a single plastic teabag at brewing temperature releases about 11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 … Read more

Tallow vs Ghee: When using Ghee is a mistake

Both ghee and tallow are perfect high-heat cooking fats that are naturally high in saturated fat. They also are both dairy-free, suitable for the lactose-intolerant, solid at room temperature and shelf-stable. If you have researched or pursued the Keto, Carnivore, Paleo or Pro-Metabolic diets you’ve likely heard all about these versatile cooking fats and the … Read more