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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

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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!

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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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Applesauce Four ingredient Brownies – Ray Peat Inspired

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I am slowly working my way through my recipes and tweaking them to be less full of nuts, less fats and introducing more Ray Peat friendly ingredients to offer maximum nutrition, even if it is a sweet treat.

Good fats are great like cacao butter, coconut oil, even grass-fed normal butter, however when the fudge you are eating is equivalent to a tablespoon of fat each mouthful, well ‘the too much of a good thing’ rule may very well apply.

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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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Coffee Gummies

coffee, gelatin, gummies, gut health, ray peat, gelatin australiaNow that coffee has crept back into my life a little, it was inevitable that it would appear in some recipes. Added here, it gives a brilliant taste to the gummie lolly, which ends up all creamy, sweet and bursting with flavour.

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Simple Zucchini Slice – Grain Free

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I had attempted the traditional recipes of this slice from ones found online however, firstly I don’t eat flour, so I balked at that ingredient.

I attempted to make one with coconut flour even allowing for the 1/3 cup to 1 cup of normal flour ratio as coconut flour is a whole other animal, however the result was too cakey, too dry, too sweet for a savoury dish and totally not the taste for which I was aiming.

I remember from my childhood days my cousins used to make this and I remember it being the same cakey texture. Nice for cake but not for this.

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Coconut Protein Chews

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So following on from last week’s blog I wanted to give you a sweet treat recipe removing as many PUFAs as possible but still have it taste amazing and here it is!

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What’s up with curbing cravings?

craving, chocolate, curbing, tea, weight lossEverywhere I read about special teas to help you lose weight, or shakes, or pills or any other fan-dangled thing that is supposed to cut your appetite or curb cravings. I am just wondering why this is necessary?

Why do you need to stop feeling your cravings?

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