I know it’s been a long time that I’ve blogged on this outlet (still active on Instagram and Facebook) but I’m back for a bit to talk about this new product whose concept I completely stand behind.
Recently I got very sick to the point that I needed to be on antibiotics – and anybody who has ever had an infection can tell you that it’s not fun. While I took some time off to heal, I looked into antibiotics some more and I found a treasure-trove of content about antibiotic resistance.
In a nutshell, it is the situation where the small percentage of bacteria left in your bodies after an infection develops an immunity to the antibiotic used. This could end as a global disaster as the general international community uses antibiotics to treat a number of ailments.
Of course, humans aren’t the only living creatures that are treated with antibiotics; so are the livestock that we eat.
Now that is literally some food for thought. Even though you might not be taking an exorbitant number of antibiotics, you can still be building up your resistance to antibiotics by eating foods that have had ingested them.
Combine that with the fact that as much as 75% of the antibiotics in Canada are fed to animals, it is quite alarming.
Scary, I know.
Luckily, there is still a lot of research going on, with new drugs developed every day, but we as a global community can take steps ourselves in preventing this situation from happening.
Let me introduce to you a company that reached out to me called Greenfield Natural Meat Co. which promises that their meats do not contain any antibiotics. As Greenfield puts it – antibiotics are for the sick, not for the hungry – this is something I completely stand behind especially with my recent experience.
Their products which include cuts of meat and also processed meats (deli meats and hot dogs) are now available in Canada at the following stores:
- Overwaite (in BC)
Now I’ll take the opportunity to mention that the fresh cuts of meat are only available in Western Canada and the prairies. If you are in Ontario, you’ll only be able to find the deli meats for now.
My particular favourite of this set are the sausages but the hot dogs definitely could use a recipe revamp. Regardless, these products from Greenfield are a step in the right direction and for that I support the message they’re getting across to people.
The deli meats such as the back bacon and turkey taste like any of the other brands you can find in the deli section and substitute perfectly in your favourite sandwich recipe. To take a look at what other dishes have been cooked up with their products, you can check out the Greenfield Instagram channel.
If you want to pick up these products for yourself, there are coupons that you can use to save up to $2.00 on any one of their products: http://bit.ly/ISYgfcoupon
For this post’s recipe, I’ll be taking their bacon and whipping up a basic fried rice recipe for you (seems to be the thing that I’m known for now).
- 1½ cup uncooked rice, washed
- ½ medium onion, diced
- 4 stalks of green onion, slices into small pieces
- 8 slices of Greenfield Natural Meat Company Bacon, sliced into 1 inch pieces
- 3 eggs beaten
- 3 tbsp of light soy sauce
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil (or you can use the bacon fat after cooking the bacon)
- Wash and cook the rice as per the instructions on your rice cooker, best to leave it overnight for the rice to dry out
- Throw the pieces of bacon into a pan on medium high heat and cook the pieces until it is crisp
- Take out the bacon pieces and put them on a piece of paper towel to soak up any excess fat
- On high heat, put your onions in and toss for 20-30 seconds to start the sweating process
- Toss in your rice and stir until heated through. This usually takes 2-3 minutes.
- Pour in your soy sauce and continue to toss for 30 seconds
- Pour your beaten egg over the rice and toss until the egg has coated the rice and is fully cooked through
- Toss in your crisp bacon bits and mix it until it is well distributed
- Turn off the heat and throw in your green onions
- Plate and serve
Until we dine again,
-The Piquey Eater
Note: This is a sponsored post but the opinions are my own.