It is a very simple plan for me because I already eat close to that way, yet this challenges me to go further, and to get rid of all sugars, grains, legumes and dairy ( and even wine ). It will clean up my diet and help reset my metabolism.
This cool pale yellow jar of deliciousness is called Ghee. It a staple in India and is very easy to make.
To prepare ghee, melt one pound of unsalted butter in a pot over medium heat. The butter will melt, forming a white froth on top. Simmer it, stirring occasionally and the froth will reduce slowly and the color of the butter will change to pale yellow.
Then cook on low heat until it turns golden. The residue will settle ( and it makes nice crackling sounds) at the bottom and the ghee, which is now clear, golden, translucent and fragrant, is ready. Strain the ghee through cheesecloth or a small strainer to filter it.
Your ghee will solidifie when completely cool. Ghee has a long shelf-life and needs no refrigeration if kept in an airtight container to prevent oxidation.
Why use ghee?
I found lots of reasons why people love it. Here are a few:
*It is devoid of any solid milk particles or water. Some even say that it is lactose-free. I am giving it to my dairy free daughter and she is able to digest it.
*It also has a high smoking point which is great for sauteing or pan frying food.
*In India it is used for the whole body, including inflammation and it is also known to be good for one's digestive health.
To me it just taste good and one more healthy food I can include on the Whole30.