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Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in Food Porn, Lifting and Crossfit, Master, Music and Rants, Paleo Lifestyle, Rant, Recovery

121216 (Just a Tribute)

121216 (Just a Tribute)

This is not the greatest post in the world…this is just a tribute. Couldn’t remember the greatest post in the world no, no. This is a tribute to the greatest post in the world. Copyright infringement aside I had a great idea of what to write about today. I can’t remember it and I’m tired of trying, I just want to watch football. Luckily it’s halftime and unlike yesterday I actually did a few things worth writing about. Unfortunately working out was not one of them.

Good god my poor physiology, it’s been battered and bruised and I finally give it a few weeks rest and then the first workout back and it puts me on my ass for 3 days. Long story short my little bit of weightlifting on Thursday is still being felt, this morning my chest and my shoulders were still quite sore. My plan of working out this afternoon was put down like “Old Yeller” because of that. No use doing 60% of a workout because I’m sore instead of 100% the next day. Nothing’s going to stop me from getting back into the box tomorrow. Likely for another round of chest, shoulder, arm work – stagnant but the best I got.

The one thing I was able to accomplish today was cooking and eating. Made a couple meals that are simple enough to make most days and tasty enough to warrant adding to my everyday repertoire. The first is the red curry chicken I mentioned a few days ago. It’s brutally simple…

Red Curry Chicken
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It’s literally 5 ingredients. Red curry paste, Coconut Milk (must be full fat), Coconut Oil, Chicken thighs. Start things off with a Tbsp or so of coconut oil in a large pan, when it’s heated, add as much curry paste as you feel like tasting, I like a nice strong curry so I used about 2-3 Tbsp. As that heats and dissolves into the oil, slowly add coconut milk, I used a can and a half. Adding about a cup at a time letting it mix and come to temp each time. When you have the “broth” fully prepared, add your chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces and cover on med-low heat for about 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. For plating I just served it over some quickly steamed broccoli.

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That was lunch. It was delicious.

Butternut Squash & Bacon Hash
This one is my favorite side dish of late. The flavors just work so brilliantly together, and its so simple and impossible to mess up. Ingredients are about 1.5 cups of baked squash, separated from skin, 1/3 onion roughly chopped, and 2 slices of bacon cut into 1cm bits. Heat a medium pan over medium-high heat, what you would normally cook bacon on. Add onions and bacon to the hot pan, let the bacon fat render out and cook the onions until you get that nice brown tasty crust. Then add your squash to the pan, you can stir this however much you want. The less you stir the more of that crispness you’ll get, I didn’t stir mine a lot. It goes great with tons of proteins, chicken and pork so far.

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That’s two new “recipes” you can try, definitely easy enough for a weeknight and perfectly paleo.

I still can’t remember what I was originally going to write about today, probably something about my knee and how it’s fueling my desire to improve, or something. This week I agreed hurridly to do a competition in March, in Albany, NY. I have a couple twitter friends out that way, not to mention my sister goes to school about 40 minutes from there – so good reason to be out there anyways. Crossfit Albany is running an interesting competition called “X’s and Y’s where you compete merely with a partner of the opposite gender. Better have a lot of strengths. I’ve said it before, deadlines and goals are the keys to progress. This would be a new goal and a new deadline, great chance to see some progress. Look for more of this later as registration nears.

This is just a tribute! You gotta believe it! And I wish you were there!

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