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The Week Ahead: Fuel and Fitness 19 Jan 2012

15 Jan

Here it is, my weekly plan for week starting: 19Jan. No, I didn’t change the formatting 🙂 If you would like the recipes please email me at theequilibriumproject@gmail.com. Cheers

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New Recipe: Chilli Fish & Roast Veggie Salad

11 Jan

Usually, I like recipes that take a few minutes to cook. but every now and then I like to cook something that takes a little longer to prepare because the taste is amazing. This is one of those recipes. Still so easy, a child could make it, but make sure you have about an hour (including prep) before you plan on eating.

Ingredients

Fish:

Basa Fillet

Chilli

Lemon (squeeze juice)

Avocado Oil

Spinach

Salad:

Sweet Potato

Red Rascal Potato

Red Onion

Red Capsicum

Pine Nuts

More Spinach

Garlic

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180deg celsius. Dice the sweet potato, potato, capsicum, onion. Add the potato and sweet potato to a  roasting tray along with a few cloves of garlic. (I pop some baking paper on the tray to stop it sticking). Coat in avocado oil and cook for 20 minutes.

2. At the 20 minute mark, remove from oven. Add capsicum, red onion and pine nuts to tray coated in oil and put back in oven for another 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, grab some aluminium foil and line with spinach. Place fish on top (any white fish will work) Coat fish in a mixture of chilli, lemon juice and avocado oil. Close up foil, sit on a baking tray and place in oven for 15 minutes.

4. Veggies and fish should finish around the same time so remove from oven and serve. Veggies can be placed on a bed of spinach.

Notes

As I have upped my training significantly this week, I have added a small amount of potato to my diet as recommended by the Paleo Diet for athletes.

I used the juices from the fish as a dressing for the salad. The amount of chilli in the fish can be altered according to your preferences.

New Recipe: Couldn’t be assed salad

7 Jan

So, here it is. My I’m over it, couldn’t be assed dinner. It takes less than two minutes to put together, hence the appeal. I added some of my mango sauce for some extra flavour which made it taste great.

Ingredients

Spinach

Cucumber

Tomato

Chicken (I bought a BBQ chicken)

Mushrooms

Snow Peas (Not sure if these are Paleo)

Mango Sauce

Method

Chop it and chuck it all together. The end

Beef & Veggie Stir Fry

7 Jan

Ok, so last nights dinner (and today’s lunch) was absolutely delish and a happy accident. I had a whole lot of veggies leftover from the last few days so popped them all in a pan with some Chilli and Garlic.

Ingredients

Beef

Red Capsicum

Yellow Capsicum

Broccoli

Mushrooms

Carrot

Orange

Chilli paste, minced garlic, coconut oil

Method

After heating up the chilli and garlic in the pan with some coconut oil, I browned the beef. After it was almost cooked through, I added all the other veggies. Once cooked, topped with some orange. Done 🙂

The Paleo Pizza Experiment

29 Dec

Inspired by my holiday reading, I have been busting to make some Paleo Pizza. The idea that one of my favourite foods is still possible made me feel very happy inside. So, I hada  few friends over for dinner and we decided to try it out. My crust recipe came straight from the Everyday Paleo website: http://everydaypaleo.com/2010/08/04/everyday-paleo-pizza/.

For topping I used:

  • Tomato paste
  • Baby spinach
  • Olives
  • Mushrooms
  • Red Onion
  • Sundried Tomato
  • Chicken

Method:

After cooking the crust for 20 minutes I just added the ingredients and left in the oven for another 15 minutes. See my photo for the result.

Feedback:

So I have to say that although this base was absolutely lovely it was really not suited to Pizza eating in a traditional sesnse. It  was a very heavy biscuit like mixture and after one piece of Pizza I felt really full. Feedback from my friends was that it tasted like a “pizza on a biscuit”. “Definitely worth trying but very intense.”

I think I might try this recipe again but not as a Pizza. Possibly as a base for a nice dessert.

 

New Recipe: Steak w/Greek Salad

20 Dec

So I had some leftover salad from lunch but not quite enough for a meal. Grabbed a few olives and sun dried tomatoes from the grocery store to give me a “Greek-ish” salad. Easy and delish.

Ingredients

Steak (I used a rump)

Garlic, Chilli, Ginger for seasoning meat
Spinach

Tomatoes

Avocado

Sundried Tomatoes

Olives

Mushrooms

Carrot

Avocado oil for dressing