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Butter “Chicken” Vegetables Recipe

protein fasting, ray peat, vegan, intermittent fasting, metabolism, hormones

Who’s heard of protein fasting?

It’s supposed to be the safest way to tap into autophagy (body protein recycling) without wrecking your metabolism and hormones like regular intermittent fasting tends to do, especially for women.

More on that another time but in the meantime, a big batch recipe that saves you cooking for a few days at least.

All tasty vegetables, feels amazing and perfect for my no protein day.

Butter ‘Chicken’ Vegetables Recipe

1 tsp Ginger powder

2 tsp Turmeric powder

3 tsp Sweet Paprika powder

2 tsp Stock paste (or healthy stock cubes)

2 TBS Butter

½ Onion (or 1 tsp Onion powder)

1 TBS Tomato Paste

1 cup Tomato Puree

2 cups Bone Broth (or stock)

2 cups Water

4 cups chopped Vegetables

(choice of veges – potato, pumpkin and green beans is my favourite – also can use zucchini, capsicum, peas, green beans, sweet potato) Potato is pretty essential to the success of this though.

1/4 cup Coconut Cream (or normal cream)

1 TBS Potato Starch (& ½ cup water)

How you do it…

In a large saucepan cook the onion on medium heat with the butter and throw in all the spices, stir for 2-3 minutes.

Then throw everything else in except the cream & potato starch. (Add a little more water if you need to cover the vegetables.)

Bring to a simmer and cook for 15-20 mins until veges are soft – don’t go too far or else it turns to mush – experience talking here!

Stir the potato starch in the half cup of water to dilute it, then stir through the mix to thicken it up a little.

Stir in the cream at the end.

(Keeps in the fridge for 3-4 days. Great in the freezer too.)

 

Now Butter “Chicken” can be made with different spices including Garam Masala, Ginger, Garlic, Pepper, Coriander, Cumin, Turmeric and Chili – however the ones I have included in my recipe is what I would normally have in my pantry, as I don’t like my dishes too spicy hot, yet this has just enough zing!

I plan to try different ones each time to make it interesting.

I serve with white rice generally if I am having it as a main dish, but it’s just a great option to have in the fridge or freezer to add flavour to any meal – I might fry or steam a piece of white fish to have with this. We’ve had prawns and this dish on the side. Just beautiful.

(I have made this with chicken as well for my husband; just brown the chicken in the first step with the onions. Then I would allow the chicken to simmer in the tomato spicy mix for 20 minutes first then add the vegetables to continue for another 20 minutes – this is just to make sure the chicken is cooked properly before you add the veges.)

What’s your favourite Indian dish flavour?

Happy healthy cooking!

 

Kristy x

 

Cardio Workout at Home – High Metabolism

ray peat, high metabolism, cardio, There is no exercise that can actually increase your metabolism per se, only exercise that can lower it – when it’s too hard and extreme it may damage your thyroid and engage stress hormones too often.

Weight bearing exercise creates muscle which in turn increases your metabolism, however it’s not the exercise itself, but the result of it, that creates the metabolic benefit.

So when it comes to cardio, we need to do a little to keep the blood pumping and benefit the heart and cardio vascular system, but not so much that it stresses us out and negatively impacts health. This is why walking is perfect, however sometimes it’s not suitable to get outside and walk, so this video shows three things you can do instead – at home, at the office or even in your hotel room while travelling.

Feel free to subscribe to my channel for more ways to keep fit in only 10 minutes, and keep your metabolism high and health on track:

 

Thanks for watching!

Kristy x

Note: Thanks to www.adrianalfordphotography.com for the video production. Check out his YouTube channel too here.

 

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.

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Dr Ray Peat Inspired Weight Loss

ray peat, weight loss, metabolism, losing fat, healthy

So interesting reading in the RP groups recently and the study where a bunch of guys were given 6,000 calories and no exercise and demonstrated that while their metabolism increased, so too did their fat and other, not so great, health markers.

While the study was extreme, I think it was a great example of how too many people emphasise the increase of calories as the only way to get to health and a higher metabolism using Ray Peat principles. (Anything under 2,500 calories was deemed to be an eating disorder! What?)

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Exactly why EAT LESS AND EXERCISE MORE is bad advice for long-term weight loss.

Runningnotgood

You hear this line thrown out everywhere – “Just eat less and exercise more” – as the magical answer to everyone’s weight issues. The problem is it doesn’t actually work if you do it incorrectly (which most people do) and makes the issues worse, as you will see in this story…

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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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