Deb Rebel wrote:Again, Dave, thanks for the quick drop about the free ship. I ordered 50# of flake and a 5 gal of oil. I will see how long it lasts.
Our grocery store got in some whole coconuts, and I bought one, broke into it and used that to make a pot of milk. Interesting. I am probably going to blend with something else but it does add a lot to the variety I have in my diet. I'm still working on the nutrition-vs-calories. My hubby wants to eat healthier seeing my turnaround so I bought the mass quantity of product. It only hurts buying massive bulk when it comes time to replace it, overall it is cheaper. Looking forward to getting the stuff and trying it. I am getting gallons of oil at roughly $60 plus $10 ship and this oil looks to be much better.
Nicole Alderman wrote:I just found this thread, and thought I'd chime in. We love coconut milk in our house, and it get used a lot, especially with my husband now being diagnosed with Crohns.
This is the variety we buy (https://www.amazon.com/Aroy-d-Coconut-Milk-100-Original/dp/B00JUB8N3G). Aroy-D coconut milk is in a non-bpa tetra pack, so it's a bit less toxic. Also, it has no additives: it's just coconut and water. Plus, it comes in convenient little 1 cup containers, which means we don't end up wasting much, if any. We don't buy ours through amazon, as the local asian markets sell it for $0.99/container (rather than $18 for 12 containers). But, if you don't have local asian markets, online is probably your best place to get it.
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Deb Rebel wrote:
Dave Bennett wrote:I cannot answer that one. I'm not familiar with the device. I guess it is a soymilk maker and since my opinion of soy is that it is not suitable for human consumption I would not have a reason. I don't eat legumes.
That is what it's called but you can make a lot of different milks in it. I make a lot of cashew milk in it. The one I purchased was the https://www.amazon.com/CTS-2038-Easy-Clean-Automatic-Stainless-Capacity/dp/B00BYMRCCM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1476404377&sr=8-2&keywords=joyoung+cts-2038 . It has been a workhorse, I have had it for 6 1/2 months. Buying the ingredients, making my own milks, at two pots a day including the cost of the pot, I paid for it in three weeks over buying stuff from store by the carton. I'm wondering if I can make coconut cream in it or at least a milk (and sieve or nutmilk bag filter it after). I consume lots of different legumes in search of protein. It would be nice to add coconut to the choices... if anyone else has an idea about using a soypot for coconut, please share?
John Arbuckle wrote:Good morning friends, This is John Arbuckle from Roam Sticks wishing you a nice October day.
I'm really pleased with how our Kickstarter is going right now. Big thanks to everybody who has backed it!
I have enjoyed all the thoughts people have about nitrites. It really shows that the people involved are educated and paying attention!
In all things we do with meat, we answer to the USDA. They have exclusive authority over what we can and cannot put on our label (our very small label).
We do use sea salt and celery juice powder. Both of those things have some amount of nitrites. Nonetheless, the USDA defines that as nitrite free. I personally think that
they should change their labeling requirements to say "synthetic nitrite free" just to be more clear. More than anything its a weird labeling rule from the federal government.
Funny story about working with the USDA on labeling: Most snack sticks out there have red dye in the casing. For some reason it is not required to put 'red dye' on the label.
When we tried to write, "No Red Dye" on our label, and they wouldn't let me! Go figure. You are allowed to use it and not tell people, but if you go out of your
way to not use it they won't let you.
In terms of not putting our ingredients on the Kickstarter, that was my oversight. We will put it on the FAQ page, which we weren't allowed put up until the campaign was live (which was Monday). We are super psyched about our ingredients, but in the rush of managing the campaign, I just plum forgot.
We're remedying that right now. Should be up pretty soon. Its on our website it that helps anyone in the short term.
Big thanks to Joel Salatin, who did on 2 occasions sell us some pork. he was over stocked and we helped him reduce his inventory. We met at a Mother Earth News fair where I was speaking about how to graze pigs and he was speaking about farming. We gave him some sticks. I guess he liked them because now we make sticks for him out of his pigs that he is selling locally to his customers.
I should say that the resulting snack stick flavor and quality has little to do with him though. We raise most of the meat ourselves. Once we have the trim, we grind it twice, naturally ferment it, add some spices (like sea salt and pepper) and then smoke it using real hickory smoke, (at a USDA approved facility, not our kitchen). We hope you love them, but if you don't, blame us, not him.
BTW, we are also homesteaders and live near other homesteaders. (Hi Mike!) Part of the reason we are started making a product is because we would like to see something that is controlled by farmers and not corporations. Most products are made by big companies who are not connected to the way the food was produced.
I love to answer questions. Please feel free to write to me if you need anything at Roamsticks@gmail.com