Cast Iron Obsession

Paleo and cast iron go together like bacon and eggs; they just complement each other so well.  Paleo is the caveman way of eating and what did cavemen cook with? Fire!  Cast iron is great over gas flame grills, stove tops, and even in yes, a fire (Justin’s last birthday camping meal was cooked with cast iron over an open flame).  My cast iron obsession is recently new, but here to stay.  Goodbye stainless steel and non-stick cookware.  Hello delicious, natural mineral infused skillet (yes, you get iron in your food from cooking in cast iron).   For my last birthday and recent holidays, I have requested cast iron as gifts from my family, and it was the best gift ever!  I have several sizes of Lodge brand cast irons including a griddle/grill cast iron.  Lodge has quality and durable cast iron products that are reasonable in price.
Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Cookware

Now that I have the cast iron skillet covered, what about the pot?  This is where the Dutch oven comes into play.  Dutch ovens are basically a cast iron pot coated in ceramic.  I use my Dutch oven in place of a large quart stock pot for stews, chilis, roasts, and a variety of other dishes.  Dutch ovens are not only colorful and beautiful; they are so easy to clean!  You can find a range of prices from $20 to $200 when purchasing a Dutch oven, however more money does not necessarily mean better.
Lodge Enamel Cookware

Like I said before, I’m obsessed with cast irons.  I am looking into other cast iron cook wear such as a wok, different sized skillets and Dutch ovens.   They are not the absolute only way to cook Paleo, but it is a great way to enhance the whole Paleo lifestyle when cooking.  I suggest just trying out one cast iron cooking skillet or Dutch oven to see how well you like it.  You never know, you many just have a new love in the kitchen.

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