Move over butter, ghee is in town.
If you haven’t heard of ghee, don’t fret, I’m here to tell you all about it. Ghee has become very prevalent in the health and fitness world over the last couple of years, and for good reason. Over the last few years, there has been a large shift in the health and wellness world, and that shift is all geared around “healthy fats”. Over the last few decades we have been told, “fat is bad”, insert all the fat-free products instead. However, we now know that fat is not the culprit, however its the type of fat that matters. And ghee, is all types of good fat!
What is ghee?
Ghee is essentially clarified butter. By melting down butter, it separates into liquid fats and milk solids. Once you remove the milk solids, you have ghee! Although butter is not necessarily bad for you, it is argued that ghee is a healthier alternative to butter.
There are a ton of reasons why you should be using ghee in your kitchen. Ghee has a high smoke point, so its great to cook with. It is a great option for people who are lactose free. Ghee is has fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins that can be stored in the body and used for later), it helps strengthens bones, its anti-inflammatory, and is good for energy and can support weight loss. Find out more about healthy fats here.
How can I use ghee?
You can use ghee in many different ways. You can use it as an alternative to butter for cooking and baking. I put ghee in my morning coffee as an extra boost for my day. Anywhere you might use butter, you can use ghee, such as sauteing vegetables, on bread, etc.
Ghee Roasted Cauliflower
What you’ll need:
- 1 tbsp Lee Provision’s Gold Standard Ghee*
- Cauliflower head chopped up
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chop up the cauliflower into pieces. In a bowl, mix ghee, turmeric powder, and black pepper. If you need to, melt ghee beforehand to make it easier to mix together. Spread the mixture on the cauliflower, either with a brush or by mixing in a large bowl. Roast in oven for 25-30 mins. Enjoy!
*If you don’t have access to Lee Provision’s Ghee, you can substitute by adding an extra tsp of each turmeric and black pepper to regular ghee of any brand.