Monday, April 29, 2013

Cauliflower Fried "Rice"

I attempted to make my own easier version of a paleo recipe called Cauliflower Fried Rice.  Rice grains are actually not allowed in the paleo diet. So instead of the rice grain, we are tricking ourselves in to eating cauliflower just so the texture would be akin to that of the pinoy staple. 

I failed to take a photo since I was too busy cutting, mincing,boiling, mashing and washing the dishes. But I would have to say, I'm pretty proud of what I did. I opted not to put basil leaves anymore but my mom suggested that I should've...Maybe tomorrow...I'll try to not put ground chicken anymore since it's too oily. I don't have a hand in choosing the white meat when buying ground chicken. Maybe I'll put mince chicken next time. I am truly excited with all this kitchen experiments I am doing in the name of health. Would be so much fun if I start using my brand spankin new oven...hehehe...

So what did I use?

Around 2 cups of cauliflower florettes. Cut the hard stems off. Mince some garlic and onions. Around 2 tbsp garlic and 1 medium sized red onion. Olive oil or coconut oil for sauteing. Salt, pepper, cayenne and marjoram spices depending on your taste. I like freshly ground pepper by the way.Around 150 grams of ground chicken. 

So how did I do it?

I washed and cut the cauliflower florettes into bite size pieces so it's easier to break it apart later. Bring to a boil, roughly half the pan filled with water. Steam the cauliflower until done. Meanwhile prepare the garlic and onions. Set aside. As soon as the cauliflower florettes are done, start mashing it like you would a potato. I didn't have a potato masher so a large cooking spoon did the trick for me. Season it with salt and pepper while still hot. Set aside. Meanwhile, heat a separate pan. Put some olive oil and wait til hot. Start sauteing garlic and onions. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Put the ground chicken and stir til cooked. By this time oil is coming out from the ground chicken. Season accordingly with a pinch of cayenne and marjoram. When done, make sure to remove the extra oil. Take out from the pan but use the same pan to stir fry mashed florettes for a bit then finally toss in the chicken saute...Season again with freshly ground pepper and serve!!!!

Hurrah for this new foodie adventure...healthy cooking and eating indeed!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Basking in the Afterglow!!!

I certainly miss getting that post workout glow... I like taking a selfie when I'm all sweaty but still glowing like so...I definitely should go back and box again!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Paleo Diet Redux

I have been having some weight issues again. I sort of have hit the wall. In an effort to do something about it, I have decided to do a revision to the Paleo diet or the Caveman Diet that I was hoping to change my body. With that I need to stop being lazy and instead be more creative and be more in control. 

I don't really believe in diets but I do know that my food choices will greatly affect my body transformation. So lemme just get into this for now and see for myself. 

Come on board my journey...Recipes will be shared, thoughts will be spread. This ought to begin soon!!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Training Days, Here I come!!!

I have been struggling to get back to training.  The thing about my coaches is that they leave the gyms I go to...How cool is that?  First, twas Coach Migie from Sky Fitness Manila and then Coach Jun from Elorde's. I know for a fact that that should not stop me from training since I can always opt for other coaches, right? Well that's what truly baffles me to no end.  I don't understand why I could not get myself to just settle for a replacement, after all, they all just wound up taking the role of my coach because of pure circumstance. 

The last time I went boxing was around the last week of January... Hey, it's almost halfway through April.  I have been meaning to go and see my old coach in his new gym but my car just had to be fixed and I have to settle for my dad's and my brother's cars for my ride. I know, I know-- excuses, excuses!!! How come I got none of those back in the day? Was so well motivated that even if twas raining and even if I had a few hours sleep, I'd still show up in the gym? I feel horrible now...why I needed to write these things. To remind me...LOL. 

But it shouldn't stop at writing. I plan to take action. Yes, I would have to step it up again. My mom has been telling me that I am gaining weight. The weighing scale agreed that after two weeks of not going to the sculpt clinic to tone my love handles, I have gained pounds. Around 3 pounds in 2 weeks. The only good thing is that I gained muscle mass. So those 3 pounds are pretty ok. But I never lost any body fat either, so it's still bad and true enough, I feel bad and quite alarmed. I may revved up my  metabolism significantly but that's never enough to just sit down and expect the fat to just go away. It's a good thing that there are so many resources now available to do more research and take note of the things that I should be doing so that I could be well on my way to improving my health and well-being.

It's been more than a year since I began my healthy journey with Sky Fitness Manila, and I am pretty happy with the life-changing impact it has given me. I am truly excited about the opening date of their newest branch which would be nearer my office (day job). Couldn't wait to get my butt working out once again... Damn, it's been so long. My body is just looking for the pain and the challenge that comes along with the workouts. But of course, I have to be more conscious about the food I am about to take too... I need to come up with my food diary and find time to really prepare sensible meals. Again, there are so many information now available through the internet and so I have no excuse. 

But I'm still going to need all the luck...So wish me well, please??? Thank you very much!!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Summer Stings...

The heat has just been ridiculous!!! 32-36 degrees Celsius...hell, you'd feel like every inch of you is being baked straight into the oven. 

Meanwhile, I have been falling asleep trying to squeeze some creative juices out of my brain in the midst of this crazy sizzling temperature. 

So many things to do indeed, but so little time and so much of the sun to deal with. Grrr. 

I have been surfing for ideas, but I can't seem to grasp anything at this point with this scorching distraction. Dayummm. I am so tempted to wear my two piece while trying to come up with some novel idea for the show and for my future endeavor --- hahaha...lemme intrigue you by saying this might just be a person!!! LOL.

I certainly hope that my day job would finally allow us to wear shorts to work in lieu of this heated situation. Crap!!! 

I blame this unforgiving hot weather for all indolence that has struck me like a plague-- haven't been going to the gym and always cutting on plans just so I could evade any exposure to the   unbelievable temp. 

Oh well...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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