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While grass-fed meat is definitely on the Ray Peat menu, there is some debate on the forum & groups as to how much everyone should be eating.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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?
(*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:-
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.
Ok, so I’ve mentioned a few times now that I have changed how I am eating.
…my holy grail – low sugar and low carb – stopped working for me and the weight started to pile back on!