While grass-fed meat is definitely on the Ray Peat menu, a veggie burger recipe can fit in the diet too.
While I am exploring all things Ray Peat and now lower fat in particular, one food I needed to make peace with is Cottage Cheese. Unfortunately it’s low on flavour which is why we need to add some in this Mushroom Cottage Cheese Dip. (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.
I had no idea that in the USA they call an egg and zucchini style slice a Breakfast Casserole! Well now that I have the name right, let’s throw together an easy Breakfast Casserole recipe.
I had attempted the traditional recipes of this type of slice from ones found online however, firstly I don’t eat flour, so I baulked at that ingredient.
One attempt was with coconut flour. Allowing for the 1/3 cup to 1 cup of normal flour ratio as coconut flour is a whole other animal. 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.
A new friend in my life was quizzing me about what I eat, and it made me think how it important it was not to stress about eating.
We were exchanging recipes and explaining briefly the why, what and hows of our respective eating habits and at one point I said, “I do eat cheese because I like it and it suits my weight loss goals but I am aware of the gumming up effect it sometimes has on me if I eat it too much. As well as the fact that all dairy food is supposed to cause inflammation in your body, much like grains do. But I don’t stress about eating and have it anyway.”
You are probably thinking, “what’s she on about now?!!” Well I’ve just discovered that polyunsaturated fats cause weight gain and many other undesirable things!
It’s just amazing to me how these things are totally around out there, but they don’t sink into my brain until I am ready to listen to it.