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Sweet Paprika Fish Pot with Mango

I keep hearing this a lot in the Ray Peat groups and forums – but what can I eat? So this year, I’m going to find, share and create more food suggestions and recipes to make life easier for myself and everyone else.

I’m not a fan of long-winded, elaborate recipes, I prefer quick and simple, but you can still pick a herb or a spice that can change the dish completely and give it a little pizzazz.

Now one factor in the Peaty diet, is that he leans toward foods that are easily digestible. This is why seafood is preferred and the same with ripe fruit. Together they work their magic providing enzymes and sugar that assist in digestion, as well as helping to provide the ‘two carb to one protein’ ratio ensuring the protein is metabolised more easily in the body.

So here’s a little recipe that I put together the other day…

Sweet Paprika Fish Pot with Mango

1 large piece of fresh Saddle Tail Snapper (or white fish of your choice)

1 tsp butter (coconut oil or ghee)

½ tsp salt

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp sweet paprika powder

2 cups water (or bone broth)

1 tsp potato starch & ¼ cup water

Optional extras

1 cup thinly slice red capsicum

1 cup fresh pineapple pieces

juice of half a lemon

lime leaves and/or lime slices

1/2 small onion chopped

How you do it…

In a large saucepan melt the butter, add the seasonings and fry the piece of fish on both sides until browned.

Add the water and leave to simmer for 20 minutes. As the fish cooks, break it up into smaller pieces with a spatula. Taste the water and see if you need to add more seasoning.

Simmer for another 10 minutes or until fish is completely soft.

In a cup, mix the potato starch and water until smooth. Then stir it into the pot and keep stirring until thickened.

Serve with cubed mango for a salty & sweet taste sensation.

I like the mango plain but you could make it into more of a mango salsa if you like. Something like this recipe.

A little white rice would be good as well.

More from Dr Ray Peat….

Also here’s a little excerpt from one of Ray’s books explaining the fruit/protein benefits:-

“The sugars and minerals in fruits ten to stabilize the blood sugar, and when they are taken with protein foods, they allow the proteins to be used constructively, rather than being converted into energy. This combination minimizes the stress hormones and promotes thyroid function, so that energy is available to use, rather than being stored as fat. For example, a glass of orange juice and an egg make a good breakfast, and cherries and cheese make a good snack. Chicken and watermelon, pineapple and ham, any combination of fruit and protein will make a balanced meal.”

So let’s go find more recipes that follow this pattern.

To your health and happy cooking.

 

Kristy x

 

Suggested further reading…

Easy home workout for a high metabolism – www.onetentoned.com

For a summary post of all things Peaty for beginners click here.

Chewy Milky Fudge (Nut Free)

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Given that we know that balanced sugar is actually fuel for all cells in the body – so long as it’s accompanied by adequate nutrients – I set out to make a fudge that ticked all the boxes. (And left out nuts – see previous post.)

The Indian Burfi sweet treat was actually an inspiration for this; it seems to be made in many different ways – including nuts, but one version with milk powder started the creative neurons firing. (In some cases it’s also called Barfi however that’s not such a great word in English to associate with cooking and eating!)

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Nut Free Bliss Balls

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We healthy types are a bit bonkers!

(I hear my friends saying “I’ve been trying to tell you that for years!” Bahaha.)

While the heart is in the right place – just trying to be healthy, and help others attain this mystical level of nirvana – this pursuit of health kind of sneaks into extremes very easily, and before you know it, you slip into ‘not healthy’ because of it.

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Chocolate Caramel Chews

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By the time you read this I will be in the wilds of Iceland, just spellbound by my surroundings and marveling how great it is to be alive.

Leading up to the trip, I’d been trying a few new slices and fudges, but I either managed to eat it all before taking a picture, or misplaced the recipe.

Just a little distracted by the impending adventure no doubt!

So in the meantime, here is one delicious chewy bite, where I managed to keep it all together.

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White Choc Fruity Bites & FYI on Teeth Remineralisation & Phytic Acid

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So since I’ve been eating a little more along the Dr Ray Peat principles, read what that is here. I’ve found that drinking sweetened tea or coffee with honey and not rinsing between, has affected my teeth. A bit of sensitivity and lingering dull pain here and there.

Cut straight to the end – I’ve fixed it – however it started me looking into the remineralisation of teeth.

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Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting

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Full confession: this was not my idea.

I first heard about it on Mummy Made it and because I am currently zoned in on all things icing and frosting at the moment to zshush up my creations, I thought I would explore further.

Google reveals that quite a few knew about this about 5 years ago and I’m late to the party! Better late than never right?

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Is ‘Coconut Body Milk by Eco by Sonya’ the only low PUFA natural skincare in the world?

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Quick quiz….

(*Also note update at the end.)

What is a PUFA?  –  Why is it a problem?  –  How does it relate to my skin and aging?

Ok, PUFAs are Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids and despite many a traditional dietitian still espousing that it’s the healthier oil – think nut oil, seed oil, grain oil – like sunflower, canola, rice bran – others like Biologist Dr Ray Peat say that due to its unstable nature – ie: easily breaks down in heat and light – it actually may be toxic and inflammatory and cause a whole host of issues like this:-

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DIY Healthy Chocolate Chips

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Every time I was in my local health store, I would look at the packets of healthy choc chips longingly, thinking of all the yummy treats to which I could add them – like my ice cream, brownies, slices, even biscuits.

But at $24 a pop for a little packet, that seemed a little indulgent to me – I want healthy ingredients, but that’s a bit ridiculous. And the non-healthy ones were not at option.

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The switch from very Low Carb/Keto to Pro Metabolic eating.

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Ok, so I’ve mentioned a few times now that I have changed how I am eating.

The reason:

…my holy grail – low sugar and low carb – stopped working for me and the weight started to pile back on!

Oh no!

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What I’ve learned… was mostly wrong!

happyny2017It’s been an eye opening last 6 months for me on the healthy food front!

I’ve discovered a whole different angle of nutrition based on nourishing, healing and nurturing your body. It supports healthy hormones, regulates your blood sugar, encourages repair and rejuvenation and is basically everything you need for a super healthy body, fast metabolism and easy weight loss/maintenance.

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