I can do without the corn and rice, but boy do I miss butter on this plan! We can have ghee (clarified butter), though, so I have been making that. It's a rather painstaking process. Today when I was at Kroger, I decided to buy some ghee. I found an organic one by Purity Farms. It is made from the milk of grassfed cows. I found another by Ziyad that was not organic and was made from conventionally-fed cows' milk. They both had no other ingredient besides the butter oil.
They were expensive. The Purity Farms organic, grassfed one was $9.29 for a 7.5 oz jar! The Ziyad brand was $7.99 for a 16 oz. jar. I was surprised when I opened them to see that the non-grassfed one had a deeper color. Then I dipped my spoon into the Purity Farms ghee and tasted it. I didn't like it. It was almost rancid tasting. I tried the Ziyad, and it tasted better but still was not anything near what I would describe as tasty. This shocked me. I assumed that as expensive as this stuff was, it would be a better product than what I had been making at home. As far as flavor goes, my homemade ghee from Organic Valley's Pastured Butter is far superior. Unfortunately, I can't give a cost breakdown because I don't have a batch of homemade ghee that I can measure to figure out how much it costs. Whatever it is, it is worth it. This store-bought stuff was a waste of money.
The good news is that I found a good salmon cake recipe. That's my other problem with this diet--trying to go without cheese on Fridays when we eat no meat. These salmon cakes were easy, nutritious, and didn't scream for cheese. Here's the recipe. I didn't have the lemon-pepper, so I just squeezed half a lemon into it and added an extra teaspoon of coconut flour.
|Ready to make into patties and fry.|