The more fat I eat, the more I’ll crave eating fat. It is true!

I have been living in ketosis for seven years and when I’m hungry I crave for food that contain lots of fat.

This is usually how we feel when our body is burning fat for energy.

Today I was craving for pork belly. So here it is, I cooked a pork belly Napa cabbage soup for the cold snowing evening.

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First I cut the about one pound of pork belly strips into bite size.

Heat a medium size pot with  about 2 quarts (2 litre) of water. When water starts to boil, add the pork belly to cook for 5 – 10 minutes. While boiling, use a ladle to skim off the scum around the top of the water.

Reduce heat to low and let it simmer for about 45 minutes, until the pork belly is tender.

When the pork belly is tender, add cabbage and fill up with 3 cups of homemade chicken broth to the level of the cabbage. Bring to simmer for another 30 minutes, or until the pork belly soften to the consistency you desire. Add a little more chicken broth if you like.

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When the soup is ready, season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in 1 tablespoon of roasted sesame oil and some parsley for garnish.

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Here is the recipe:

Pork Belly Cabbage Soup
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Recipe type: Low carb soup
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of pork belly, cut into small bite size
  • 2 litres water (a little more than 2 quarts)
  • 1 small head Napa cabbage, chopped to bite size
  • 3 cups of homemade chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Preparation
  1. Heat a medium size pot with water. When water starts to boil, add the pork belly to cook for 5 - 10 minutes. While boiling, use a ladle to skim off the scum around the top of the water.
  2. Reduce heat to low and let it simmer for about 45 minutes, until the pork belly is tender.
  3. When the pork belly is tender, add cabbage and fill up with chicken broth to the level of the cabbage. Bring to simmer for another 30 minutes, or until the pork belly soften to the consistency you desire.
  4. When the soup is ready, season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in a teaspoon of roasted sesame oil and some parsley. Ready to serve.

Each serving contains 11g total carb, 6.7g net carbs, 14g protein and 64g fat.

 

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