Food Porn – February 2013

Josh PalmerNutritionLeave a Comment

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I may have splurged a tad more than I was should have this month! But I got some great meat stocks in as you will see and with the 6 Nations starting, took up a new weekend activity of ‘Rib-eyes & Rugby’.

Let’s start with an item that makes all things better: steak! Three decent rib-eyes. Dry brine in my freezer, seared and then pan roasted in rosemary, garlic and butter.

Also part of the ”Rib-eyes & Rugby’ season – chilling out on a Saturday afternoon with the new issue of ‘Jiu-Jitsu Style‘ and 400g of cow parts.

Large chunks of beef are all very well and good but what about something a little more exotic? Enter my delivery from: ‘Kezie Foods‘. Honestly I’ve lost count of how many species there are in my freezer now. Yes the delivery included Horse – both Steaks and burgers.

But it’s not all tasty healthy goodness…some of the stuff was just tasty without a single hint of ‘healthy’. Like these burgers at ‘Gourmet Burger Kitchen‘ in Soho.

The UFC came to the UK and rather than head down to the event I hosted a little get-together for a few friends. That meant we tried to be as American as possible: Nachos topped with almost anything and buffalo chicken wings. I actually used 3 bottles of Franks hot sauce and 3/4 an entire stick of butter to make that sauce!

My girlfriend took me to a brilliant little restaurant tucked away in a back street of my hometown – I’d heard about it before but for some reason never been. For interesting items that are a bit different check out ‘Pea Porridge‘. We had a little pre-starter of ‘Crispy Pigs Ears with Aioli’.

I then tucked into ‘Snails with bacon & bone marrow’ followed by ‘Duck Confit’.

Sorry Skippy but you were tasty – Rest day dinner of Kangaroo burgers and veg.

The green shake has finally returned to my meal setup! First discovered when visiting ‘The Breakfast Club‘ in London with MMA aficionados Marc Goddard & Paul McVeigh, this uses Kale, Spinach, Celery, Apple, fresh ginger, cinnamon and mint. Great way to get a massive hit of green veg.

It gets fairly normal from here on out: Post training meal of roast chicken, sweet potato and roast parsnips.

Rest day dinner of chicken with veg and for some reason: cheese?!

Another rest day favourite: vegetables (green beans, peppers & onion) all bound together with a few eggs.

Post training feast on Pancake day. Chicken with peppers & onion…

…followed by a carb hit of two giant pancakes slathered with Walden Farms zero cal/carb pancake syrup/chocolate sauce. Slight chemical aftertaste to the sauces to be honest but what do you expect for zero nutrition content.

A typical post training feast: Chicken breast, rice noodles and plenty of mixed veg. Second photo is basically exactly the same just what I tuck into at work to break my fasts.

More rest day munchies of chicken and veg followed by burgers and veg (plus brie!)…boring aren’t I?!

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