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Me and ManBacon!

Me and ManBacon!

Bacon used to repulse me.
No, I’m not making it up.

Over the summer of 2012, after years of bacon repulsion, the last person on earth to convert to Baconism (ahem, me), inexplicably gave in and joined the ranks of fun-loving bacon enthusiasts.

It took one very tasty accident and I became a bacon aficionado, addict, evangelist, and enabler. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if I burn out and need to go to bacon rehab in the very near future. Kidding. Sorta.

I was obsessed enough to make my love of bacon visible.

So, I started this blog on a whim after dinner on Jan 1, 2013 as a sort of anti-New Year’s resolution. Blogging about bacon everyday, and making a lot of tasty bacon recipes? Now that was a New Year’s resolution I could stick to. None of  that diet and exercise stuff (cliche. snore).

Why I couldn’t have just stuck to eating bacon — and maybe blogging about it a simple once or twice a week — I’ll never know. But noooo, naturally I had to go and take it the bacon extreme, resolving to post bacon love daily. You know, in my “free time,” whenever that is.

Way to go bacon brain.

But anyway, that is how this 365 Days of Bacon food baby blog was born.

And here are a few lines from its favorite Dr. Seuss book:

 

Yes,

I will eat bacon in a box.
And I wil eatl bacon with a fox.
And I will eat bacon in a house.
And I will eat bacon with a mouse.
And I will eat bacon here and there.
Say! I will eat bacon ANYWHERE!

I do so like
green eggs and ….BACON!

Gluten-Free, Paleo, Sugar-Free, Low-Carb, Etc?

Do I have a dietary bias?

Well, yes, actually. If it matters…

You can expect my recipes to be naturally low-carb, gluten-free, sugar-free, and (generally) Paleo-approved. I avoid grains, beans, legumes, and soy. I’d give up dairy if it weren’t for cheese. I follow a low-carb, Paleo diet.

Which works well with bacon.  🙂

But wait! Is it healthy to eat THAT much bacon?

Well, give me the 365 days to experiment and I’ll let you know  😉

What I can tell you is that bacon has gotten a really, really bad rap over the years, mostly because people incorrectly believe that FAT IN = FAT ON and they are scared of the calories and fat in bacon. But the truth is, our bodies are so much more complicated than a simple FAT IN = FAT ON relationship.

Bacon contains fat AND protein, two absolutely essential macronutrients that support healthy, happy human bodies. And if you’re not buying the nasty, over-processed bacon (I recommend uncooked, uncured, no junk added) there’s no reason to worry about it.

But don’t just take my word for it, see what some of the experts say about bacon:

131 thoughts on “About

  1. jaimmers says:

    I am low carbing it too because I am diabetic. Enjoying your recipes. 🙂

    • Thanks! I, too, battle with insulin resistance. Low-carb is a lifestyle change, but I wouldn’t go back! I still enjoy candy every day — bacon meat candy. 😉 Enjoy your day!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog…. but you’re too late…. 2.5 kgs of bacon all gone!….

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog name caught my eye because I too am a bacon-enthusiast!

    Can’t wait to read more of your posts! 🙂

  4. matthiasleue says:

    Dr. Seuss would be proud of you.

  5. Donna Frasca says:

    Another bacon lover! Awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

  6. jik says:

    Oink if you love bacon! Do you know about Porkopolis.org? You might say it’s the donor organization.

  7. messerdm says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog! I am new to this whole thing but, I have yet to see a blog all about BACON! this is a pure masterpiece! I cannot wait to try some of your recipes 🙂

  8. Abby says:

    Thanks for checking out my new blog. I too am a believer in bacon and a healthy diet. I swear I eat more leafy greens due to adding a slice of bacon here and there

  9. drunk ninja says:

    your blog is my husband’s dream come true.

  10. Thanks for stopping by and liking my post today. I too love bacon. It makes everything better. Great idea for a blog you have. I’ll be back to read more.

  11. I heart this website so much, especially from one bacon fanatic to another! Keep up the good work

  12. thebellyrumble says:

    What a fantastic idea. Thanks for following my blog (let me know if you try the laverbread and bacon recipe!) and I look forward to reading more about your bacon adventures.

  13. charnasasha says:

    Okay, so this is probably highly unusual, because I have never actually eaten bacon in my life, and have been meatless for 15 years–but I’m thoroughly enjoying your posts. Though I don’t eat bacon, I do agree with your nutritional standpoint, and love the joy and humour you are bringing to the table. This blog is fresh, honest, and fabulous. I will recommend it to bacon-eating friends. Just don’t call the vegetarian police on me.

    • Your sweet comment totally made my day — thank you! 🙂

      I understand completely! I, too, follow recipes/blogs/photos of food that I wouldn’t personally choose to eat. I like that a passion for food and nourishment can bring us all together 🙂

      Have a fantastic day!

  14. Your bacon blog is really neat –
    Like bacon, a delicious treat.
    I hope your bacon-flavoured year
    Is filled with laughs and much good cheer!

    • aww bacon poetry is the best! thank you!

      • Uncle Sparky says:

        Here’s some bacon ‘poetry’ – it’s been posted and reposted thousands of times – I hope not here yet. Plus I’ve seen it printed on things like tee shirts, which I’m thinking of buying – Google it:

        Roses are red.
        Bacon is red.
        Poetry is hard.
        Bacon!

      • i like it! 🙂

  15. I loved this blog from the time I saw the name! I am definitely following:)

  16. This is quite possibly my favourite blog ever

  17. Brilliant. A true food hero!

  18. Thanks for stopping by The Vampire Diet…though I try to be sensitive to all diet theories, I’m in the low carb camp and one of the bacon loving choir of comment-ers here. Maple bacon flavored lip gloss is one of my favorite-ist gifts, if that is any indication. So nice to meet you!

  19. My mum was a vegetarian since a child. She raised my older brother for two years as a vegetarian. But then, when she was pregnant with me, all she could smell day after day was bacon, One day she caved and cooked her first ever bacon sandwich. She’s eaten meat ever since and I can’t get enough of it. Bacon is powerful. God speed, bacony one.

  20. Aniruddh says:

    Fantastic blog. Bacon could never get boring, and this blog is going to ensure it remains that way for me

  21. jen0331 says:

    Great blog! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Here’s an article I received going into Super Bowl weekend. Hope you enjoy it!

    http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-make-a-bacon-bowl-2013-1

    • great link and thanks! that bacon bowl looks like a piece of art! and will definitely be something i want to try. like taco salad…but with bacon….

  22. chefconnie says:

    This blog is hilarious. Love me some bacon……I cannot wait to see what happens next.

  23. sue hudelson says:

    I admire your amazing love of bacon. I was a vegetarian for about 10 years, until I kept smelling bacon, and wanting it. Needing it. The scent of bacon is extremely tempting and I gave in 4 years ago… Thanks for “liking” my blog post too!
    Sue

  24. Awesome! Vive le diversité I love that you’ve liked my post about reverting to being a hippy free love vego. That, my friends, is irony.

    Now we just have to get it through Alanis Morrrisette’s pretty skull!!

    • ha, what can I say? we’ll call it “the bacon effect”

      • I do loves me bacon when I’m being an omnivore. We had this thing in Australia called “Not Bacon” which my non-vege friends that was hilarious.

        They’ve since had a marketing makeover and are called “Rasher Medley Delights Experience” or some tree-hugging nonsense.

        I really love iconoclastic, ironic, sarcastic, tongue in cheek humour. It brings me great joy!

  25. Ada says:

    You’re taking on a noble challenge…and I’m really enjoying reading about it! Viva la bacon!

  26. Yvonne says:

    What a thrill to see so many bacon lovers. Bacon makes everything better. I think half of the stuff I cook has bacon initial.

  27. I love this page! Bacon makes everything better 😉

  28. Em Halforbes says:

    Brilliant blog idea! And it makes me so happy – I love bacon! I’d love to try 365 days of sausage (which I love even more than bacon!) but not sure that’d work out so healthy.

  29. Em Halforbes says:

    Brilliant blog idea! And it makes me so happy – I love bacon! I’d love to try 365 days of sausage (which I love even more than bacon!) but not sure that’d work out so healthy. Have a food year 🙂

  30. Tania_tc says:

    This is officially my favorite blog now! If everyone ate bacon the world will definitely be a happier place!

  31. fionaward says:

    Hello 365! I have nominated you for a Super Sweet Bloggers Award because I believe bacon can be sweet too. http://petitegourmandeanglaise.com/2013/03/06/super-sweet-bloggers-award/

  32. bleaklow says:

    That’s dedication to bacon! This has to be the best bacon-themed blog I’ve seen! Rad!

  33. thepgk1 says:

    Thanks for liking my brunch post. I love bacon too. Not the thin, watery nonsense. Nice thick rashers without too much fat, just a little on the edge. Kind of like me. I will blog you my bacon club sandwich when I get some time. Keep up the good bacon work. To Kevin, and Francis!

  34. You are a kindred spirit of mine, indeed. The world could use just a few more bacon-eaters (but not too many as I like to keep the prices reasonable).

    Keep it up – you are making this long-term mostly-meat guy proud with your quest to find fatty-enlightenment!

  35. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and the “LIKE” of my post.

  36. brettfish says:

    ah wow, how did i just discover this now? South African living in Americaland, recently left for the second time to come here to work at a non-profit and both times my last meal at the airport before flying was a bowl of bacon – that’s all… looking forward to checking out your blog!

  37. dogsmum says:

    Fellow bacon lover here! Thanks for liking the Quiche Lorraine on my blog xx

  38. Jean says:

    Meh, ordinary bacon is just ordinary. To me, I can’t taste much, when it’s been slightly crisped and the fat either there or drained off. Doesn’t matter.

  39. lawsonjj says:

    You had me at Bacon- Finally a eating style I can support!

  40. kafircrusaders says:

    bacon is good because unlike other stuff you know you’ll never be given halal bacon by mistake

  41. YunitaGena says:

    i love bacon!!!!! so much!!! Bacon!!!! \^_^/ I’ll follow your 365 bacon recipes..
    would you mind to check my bacon recipe below;

    http://yunitagena.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/homielicious-home-flavour-sincerity-and-love-spices/

    at the very end picture, there’s a bacon recipe, specialty and most favorite in my home..
    Thank you 🙂

  42. I once spent a few months in Europe, with one purpose only: TO EAT NOTHING BUT PORK. I dubbed it Euro Porkfest 2011. I ate pork every day for every meal, and I even came across bacon-flavored chips in the Czech Republic. I bought enough to fill an entire bag with, carried them around with me to different countries, and probably gained a solid 5 pounds solely off of the delightful crispy treats.

  43. Great blog glad to see someone keeping it real!

  44. Stormy says:

    The only reason I clicked like is because I couldn’t find your love button, but then again most men have that problem.

  45. chesleydohl says:

    This is all rather clever…(way to play up a favorite.) Brilliant! 🙂

  46. bloodybest says:

    Brilliant idea for a blog. Who doesn’t love bacon?

  47. whysamiam says:

    Hello hello!

    Good news! I’ve nominated you to receive the Best Moment Award!!!

    Congratulations and feel free to pass the award on.

    Keep up the great blogging!

    Cheers,
    Sam

  48. Claudia says:

    If I had dreamed up a blog, on a night with a very good dream, this would be it. I think we need a Bacon Society! 🙂

  49. All the versatile ways to love bacon? Yum! Smile! You’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award at http://elizabethrosemysteries.com/awards/?preview=true&preview_id=251&preview_nonce=27b10a2298! Thanks for the fun and informational site!

  50. Joseph Michael says:

    Ok….this may be the coolest sight ever!!!!!

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