Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Isn't it amazing how a simple change in your diet can change so many things in such a short time.
To keep them on the right track, we are giving them a few more things they can do with their food....
First up is a spice rub which you can use on beef, chicken, lamb or even vegetables.
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons ground allspice
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons ground cardamon
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3 teaspoons ground coriander
- 2 nutmegs freshly grated [or 6 teaspoons ground nutmeg]
- Buy the freshest spices you can. Combine all spices in a clean jar, seal and store in a cool, dark place.
- Rub this spice mix into your meat or on vegetables before you cook them. Very simple but very tasty.
- You can purchase all these spices at the Birkenhead Aussie Butcher.
SALAD (Serves 4)
- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp warm water
- 2 birds eye chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
- 1 tsp fresh ginger chopped finely
- 1 tsp fresh lemongrass [soft inner part only]
- handful of coriander leaves,roughly chopped
- Salad ingredients:
- 1-2 cos lettuce leaves inner leaves only
- 1 cucumber peeled then cut into ribbons use a potato peeler
- 2 carrots peeled then cut into ribbons with a potato peeler
- hand full of fresh mint leaves
- handful fresh baby rocket leaves
- 675g rump
2) Season rump with salt and pepper. Grill until medium rare. Rest 10 minutes, then slice across the grain thinly. Put into a bowl with the dressing and let it sit for 10 minutes.
3) Arrange the salad mix on large plate. Pour over dressing, then lay beef strips on top. Finish with fresh coriander leaves.
STAY ON YOUR GAME BOYS.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
- 30gm fresh ginger
- 2 tbsp peatnut oil
- 600gm beef, rump - slice thinly
- 2 gloves crushed garlic
- 120gm green beans
- 2 spring onions sliced thinlet
- 2 bok choy sliced
- 2 carrots - peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoon oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon grated palm sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh thai basil leaves
2) Heat 1/2 oil in pan. Stir fry beef in batches until brown all over.
3) Heat remaining oil. Stir fry ginger and garlic [do not over cook]. Add beans; stir fry until tender.
4) Return beef, spring onion, sauces and veg to pan. Heat well make sure the sugar has dissolved.
5) Remove from heat. Stir though basil.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Today we gave the boys their first cooking lesson.
Nothing to hard - just an omlette for breakfast. And even though it was 3pm by the time I showed them how to make it, it didn't last long on the plate. Disappeared is seconds, accommpanied by lots of "uummmmmm" and "this is great, yum!"
They both had lots of questions concerning what they can have in the omlettle and how often they can have them.
I explained that they can have as many veges in it as they want, minus the three which they aren't allowed - potato, pumpkin and kumera.
Both the boys are highly motivated and ready to start their journey to leaner meaner healthier butchers.
WHO'S GOING TO WIN?
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Here's an example of a typical day for one of them....
- 10.15am First food of the day: 6 pieces sushi, banana, 2 teriyaki kebabs, muesli bar
- 4.30pm (they call this 'Lunch') Ham, cucumber, cheese, sandwich. Yogurt, banana
- 7.00pm Dinner: Roast chicken, corned beef, coleslaw, potato salad
- Snacks: Roast chicken sandwich
- Drinks: 1.5tr water, 10 beers, 10 330ml bourbon ,600ml coke zero
- Breakfast: 3 poached eggs 1 piece wholemeal toast
- Morning tea: 1 small tub of yogurt, 1 piece of fruit
- Lunch: 150gms lean beef/chicken large coleslaw with added tomato, capsicum, cucumber, olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing
- Afternoon tea: Protein shake, 1 piece of fruit
- Dinner: 150gm lean beef/chicken/fish, unlimited veg or salad
- 30min before bed: Protein shake with water
They are in for a big shock when we show them what they have to eat.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Cindy will be looking after the boys while they are training with TEAMTRAINING.
She has been a personal trainer for 7 years now, but has had a life time commitment to healthy living an staying fit. She is also a mother to 5 children, so keeping these two in line won't be a problem for her.