I searched the supermarket for fat free cheese. It obviously doesn’t exist! I did manage to find some virtually fat free Quark……it said it was soft cheese. It was on offer at 50p a pot in Morrisons so I bought a couple. It was more like a thick yoghurt.
I placed a fine meshed seive on top of a bowl, put a coffee filter inside that and placed the Quark in there and left if for a day. 24 hours later, the bowl was half full of water or whey and what was left was the consistency of cream cheese. I crushed a clove of garlic and stirred that through with a sprinkle of parsley and some salt. I now have, as far as I’m concerned garlic cream cheese and no fat! I made meat balls from a burger recipe of finely diced onion, egg, some chilli flakes, cumin and paprika, formed them into golf ball sized ball and baked them on a tray with a wire mesh so the fat ran out. It was also low fat minced beef. I made the dressing from fat free mayonaise and lemon juice.
It felt really indulgent and tasted lovely. Dearly Beloved had the same with twice as many meatballs and a mound of chips! Weightloss week 1 – 10lbs! I know….crazy, and just shows how much I was stuffing my fae with yummy but fattening food previously!