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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.

Pro metabolic snack ideas

Fruitcheese

I had a question on Instagram recently – “why are you trying to eat so much fruit?”

This was in response to one of my snack pics and caption explaining how I am trying to eat 10 cups of fruit a day.

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I’m not doing anything differently but I’m putting on weight!

metabolism, ray peat, running, weight loss

I had lunch with a friend recently, who like me, has been into the whole losing weight, trying to be healthy thing for years. She had tried everything too but had been in a good place for quite a while, believing she had found her perfect mix of exercise and eating without too much drama, and she had maintained her 20kg (40lb) weight loss for the longest time.

Until now.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Sorbet

ray peat, low fat, chocolate, peanut butter, metabolism

Excited to bring you the chocolately peanut buttery version of my light ice cream!

Normally I’m not a fan of chocolate ice cream, preferring real chocolate every time. But this time it’s different, somehow I’ve managed to get the intensity just right and the combo is bliss.

I’ve made it four times since the first time already! Just as well it’s super easy to make.

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Low fat custard (Ray Peat Inspired)

ray peat, protein, low fat, metabolism, hormones

So given my latest direction of Ray Peat inspired eating, custard would have to be one of the most perfect dessert foods. Milk, sugar, maybe eggs, maybe gelatin – they’re all on the preferred foods list for optimal health in Ray’s book. So it’s not like you are cheating in any way when you eat this – you’re supposed to be!

So perhaps I should put ‘guilt free’ in the title?

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Mushroom Cottage Cheese Dip (or Sauce)

ray peat, dairy, cottage cheese, hormones, health, easy recipes, healthy

While I am exploring all things Ray Peat and now low fat in particular, one food I needed to make peace with is Cottage Cheese. (Note on dairy intolerance at the end.)

Real cheese is fine, but the fat content really blows your daily limit of fat in one mouthful, so it needs to revert to ‘a taste adding condiment’ of 1 or 2 tablespoons only, not the half cup or full cup normally added to a dish.

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The Full Thyroid Panel & other blood tests – the easy way.

thyroid, t3, t4, reverse T3, blood test, health check, thyroid panel, hypothyroidism

As readers of my ramblings know, I am interested in my health, that’s why I read about it, write about it and see how things work for me by testing it out and gauging how I feel.

I can also measure if things are working by taking temperature and pulse, see how my weight is tracking, how energetic I feel as well but sometimes, you need a blood test to reveal more – like your cholesterol levels, iron levels, B12 levels and things like that. And only then, it reveals a complete and more accurate picture of what’s really happening in your body.

Hands up all those who have a cooperative doctor who will 100% test everything you would like to test? Or who doesn’t try to talk you out of it or have an argument about why you don’t really need it.

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