For those on The Maker's Diet: Beef?

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Kittikatt
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   Posted 1/24/2008 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
For those of you on The Maker's Diet, do you understand BEEF in Phase I to simply be GROUND BEEF?  Or is there some other form?  I know so little about meats and how to cook them...I wouldn't even know where to begin cooking veal, BUFFALO, lamb, venison, goat or ELK!!!!  Ground beef, however, I know.  But is beef also considered steak???
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lady1012
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   Posted 1/24/2008 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
not on the makers diet so can't help you there........but i eat bufflalo.......very low in fats......cook to medium on roasts and steaks and they will be tender like cutting butter.....ground buffalo cook just like ground beef just add a bit of olive oil or water when cooking it......it so yummy
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EMom
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   Posted 1/24/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, to answer your question, steak is simply one type of cut of beef. Beef is any cut from cattle--usually Angus. Here is a really good website that might help explain. It also has recipes and directions for cooking the different cuts.

http://www.certifiedangusbeef.com/chef/cuts.php

Ground beef (hamburger) can be ground from any cut of the animal, that's why some hamburger is more expensive than others. Ground sirloin (from the loin, a prime cut) is much more expensive than ground chuck, for instance. My husband always says it's a shame to grind up good loin for hamburger; he'd rather have it as a grilled steak.

I've purchased a half side of a cow before, and one of the questions they ask you is how much of it you want ground.

We use hamburger here but also a lot of roasts because my son loves pot roast w/veggies. When buying a roast, I usually get chuck roast or round roast--depending what mood I'm in or how much $ I want to spend. Chuck usually melts in your mouth because of the marbling explained on the website. (My hubby grew up raising cattle, so I've learned a tiny bit through osmosis. Too bad they no longer raise cattle...)

I can't help with lamb, goat or elk, but I have cooked buffalo and venison. My hubby and son hunt, so venison is fairly common here. There are lots of good recipes on the internet, or email me an I can send some your way.

And one thought here... Any time meat is ground there is a greater chance of contamination of E. coli. This nasty critter has been implicated as one *possible* culprit in CD, so always cook GROUND beef (or any other ground meat) until really well done. That's my 2 cents!

Hope this helps a bit!
EMom
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Nanners
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   Posted 1/24/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not on the makers diet, but just wanted to add my two cents for whatever they are worth. I personally no longer eat red meat at all. I don't know if you know this, but it is very hard to digest, especially for those of us with IBD. I kept having obstructive type episodes and once I quit eating red meat those episodes stopped. Just my two cents :)
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Roni
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   Posted 1/24/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I had way more obstructive type episodes before I started the Maker's Diet and I hardly ever ate meat. For me, it was just too much inflammation and narrowing. What I found hard was the veggies and fruit, so I pureed or mashed them. That helped too.

If you decide to try lamb, it is so tasty. Spice it up with lots of garlic powder, salt, maybe a little olive oil and any of your fav. spices, then grill it on both sides or cook in the oven with some potatoes and carrots. It's beautiful. Lamb is also supposed to be one of the healthiest meats there is.

Best wishes!

CrazyHarry
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   Posted 1/24/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
from my understanding beef includes lamb, bison (aka buffalo) and your basic steak, or cow based red meat. it can be in any form, however organic, free range, grass/pasture fed is strongly recommended.

the makers diet does not consider pork red meat, hence that is considered illegal and disallowed by the diet.

red meat can be hard for some to digest. i seem to tolerate it fine. the medical community has linked it to several sources of ailments, some of them erroneously, so just to be cautious you may want to limit your consumption to no more than 1-2 times per week, imho.

thoroughly cook your ground beef (health reasons explained by e-mom) but a steak can be cooked rare or medium rare (no more than this as more cooking will begin to destroy enzymes and nutrients). you want it to be grass/pasture fed and free of antibiotics/hormones/steroids, etc - a total must for me (stats show the nutritional quality in difference is staggering). you want lean meat too. buffalo is the leanest red meat available. and like lamb, it meets the requirements of being grass/pasture fed, free range, and free of any antibiotics and such. all the bad stuff one accumulates that the body cannot expel is stored in fat. this is why it is important to trim the fat from your meat otherwise you will be exposed to them as the animal was through bio-accumulation.

buffalo cooks just like cow but has a slightly different taste. i prefer my ground beef from cow but steaks can be either (all you need is a good rub or marinade and it is delicious).

remember, beef is a complete protein, which are good for you. but you would be fine if you make a personal choice not to eat red meat cos other sources of complete proteins include chicken, fish, and eggs (animal sources).
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


EMom
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   Posted 1/24/2008 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Roni, does lamb come in different cuts? If so, what cuts do you buy? You made it sound sooooo good! I may have to try lamb soon!
EMom
Mother to 15 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 1/25/2008 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
i love my lamb with pesto sauce and a soft goat cheese ** drool **
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


Roni
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   Posted 1/26/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I like lamb chops, but I've had lamb roast. they're both good, chops are better for grilling or cooking in the oven at about 400.
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