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Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, June 14, 2012, 9:05am
I have issues adding good fat / oil to my food, unless I get it in mayo / avoid..

should olive oil be heated or not?

so I now wonder about adding more ghee, or butter,

I don't like the taste of ghee as much,.. is there a way to make it taste any better? tastes rancid to me.

Would fat in 2 eggs instead of 1(recommended by Swami) count as fat?  

Posted by: Alek, Thursday, June 14, 2012, 9:53am; Reply: 1

Refined olive oil can be heated.

You can use ghee or butter.

Try putting 4 cloves when you are making your ghee, it gives very nice taste.

I also put some powdered ginger and turmeric, and ghee tastes great.

I don't think eggs would count as fat, but why not stick to recommended one egg.
Posted by: Mother, Thursday, June 14, 2012, 12:16pm; Reply: 2
ghee has no sodium compared to butter so salting the foods you cook in ghee will help
Posted by: Kumar, Thursday, June 14, 2012, 12:46pm; Reply: 3
For O type, the difference between ghee and butter is important: butter creates problems with the body system, whereas ghee is at least neutral.
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, June 14, 2012, 12:54pm; Reply: 4
Portion Size: 1 tablespoon
Frequency: 6 servings weekly.

.. so if I did 1 tea spoon Diamond olive oil with my meat..  add in 1egg a day, and then all else would be enough..

I will try the cloves.. interesting flavor, yes..  

Posted by: SquarePeg, Thursday, June 14, 2012, 5:41pm; Reply: 5
For cold-stone-pressed EVOO, you'd negate the benefits of the cold processing by heating it.  Still, I see it used often to fry garlic & onions on low or medium heat, and I do it often.  For higher heat I prefer ghee or a mixture of EVOO & ghee.

I prefer the taste of butter over ghee.  But adding salt, as Mother suggests, does help.
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