So I might have mentioned in a previous post that I love grills and smokers. I also like buying kitchen appliances. I have too many machines for my small space. I think I have purchased a new smoker or grill every 2-3 years since 2001. Some of them are in storage, some are at friend’s houses, and some I have completely worn out.
My newest purchase is from Masterbuilt. It is the Gravity Series, 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker. It is the most awesome smoker/grill I have ever purchased. My only regret is that I didn’t buy a bigger one. This smoker is a great cooker!
The design allows you to use regular charcoal (& lump charcoal) and set a temperature and hold it steady. That was my biggest issue when trying to smoke meat, or as we called it when I was a kid, bar-b-que. The long cook with smoke flavor from burning coal or wood is the only thing I call barbeque.
So far, I have smoked chickens and grilled steaks. Both turned out fantastically. Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten any pictures of previous cooks. I do have a picture of the chicken I smoked this evening. I have only tasted a little piece as of yet. It was delicious.
I’m looking forward to eating the rest. I will make some coleslaw as a side dish and maybe a baked sweet potato. These days, it does not take much to get enough to eat.
Fasting has given me a smaller stomach. The belly is still out there; however, I can’t eat as much. That’s an issue because I still want to.
Anyway, I will be doing a lot more grilling and smoking this summer. It is my favorite cooking method and my favorite food choice (bbq). It is a great healthy choice. Now, if I can get better at making good food choices, I might lose some weight.
I always manage to lose a little weight in the summer because of grilling. Some protein, a green side salad, or something like it, and I’m golden. I wish I could manage it all the time.
I only manage not to eat when I’m in love. So I have never done voluntary fasting but only because I had strong emotions and I could not eat. So you say that with fasting the stomach shrinks? But you bwvi juices and herbal teas while fasting?
Only water or black coffee or tea. Nothing with any sweetness or sugar.
Oh I understand. But then you realize that one can bear the pain of having an empty stomach. I would like to read the book and be able to do as you do.
The pain passes and does not come back for a really long time. Unlike restricting calories which keeps you hungry most of the day.