An alternative to BBQing your Chicken and Asparagus this summer

I went to my favourite butcher La Boucherie at the St. Lawrence market in Toronto the other day and had them season some chicken breasts with the expectations I was going to BBQ later that evening. Sure enough after my workout, it started to rain. As I contemplated sitting in front of my rooftop BBQ grill hoping the rain would pass, it didn’t look like it was going to any time soon, plus I was ready to eat my arm after an intense leg workout.

So I decided to prepare my meal indoors (the anti-caveman way!) Here’s the recipe for you:

What you’ll need from your fridge:
Chicken
Asparagus

What you’ll need from your cupboard
Cayenne pepper
Peppercorn
Basil
Extra virgin olive oil
Organic Coconut oil

I don’t have pics of marinating the chicken because my butcher does such a great job marinating my meats. Essentially she just puts olive oil, cayenne pepper, basil flakes and chunks of peppercorn in the chicken and it’s ready to go. I usually let it marinate in the fridge for a good hour or so while I work out.

To set it up put your oven at 380degrees Fareneheight and set the timer for 30 minutes, so it cooks evenly but doesn’t overcook and dry out. Place your chicken on a baking tray with aluminum foil and flip it over about 15 minutes into baking.

For the asparagus try coconut oil to give it a different flavour and give your body the benefits of coconut oil, such as digestion, healthy hair and skin that olive oil doesn’t provide.

Grab a handful of asparagus and chop it into 1 inch pieces. Place a small pan on medium heat and add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the pan, once the pan is warm drop the pieces of asparagus into the pan and let cook for about 10-15 minutes and then you can simmer it for the remaining 15 or leave it on the stove top with the heat off as it should stay warm.

In 30 minutes this meal was ready to go and serve, and had the perfect compliments of taste with the asparagus covered in coconut oil and tasty marinated chicken.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe, give it a try and let me know what you think.

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The Perfect Post workout meal for your Summer Abs

If you walk into a GNC or any  supplement store for that matter, the guy or girl behind the cash register is always trying to sell you something made in a lab that’ll be the perfect post workout meal. Whether, it’s a shake, a bar, or some sort drink mix.

Well, what ever happened to an actual meal?! Can we not get the same if not better effects and results by having something that’ll cost me half the amount of money and satisfy my hunger?! Of course! Keep reading to learn how to make this perfect post workout meal, just in time for the summer.

The other day I posted this pic on instagram @christiangolez of my post workout meal and took a pic of my abs right after that meal. I hate to sound cocky but I have to admit I was pretty happy with how my abs looked after this post workout meal, that’s been my go-to for the past 4 weeks.

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Paleo coconut fried chicken

The other day I went to my neighbors place and saw he had just ordered Popeyes chicken and he offered me a piece. I was contemplating eating it because I was pretty hungry, and it smelled so damn good. However, my guilty caveman concious couldn’t rationale this one so I decided to pass and went home to find something to eat.

I was still craving fried chicken so I went online and tried to find how I can make fried chicken more “Paleo” and this is what I came up with.

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Delicious Kale and Turkey Bacon Salad

A few days ago I was going through my fridge and I had some kale I had to finish off, along with some turkey bacon that was sitting there since the beginning of the week so I had to come up with something crafty, healthy and paleo. So I came up with this amazingly delicious kale turkey bacon salad recipe.

What makes this recipe so good is that you can cook this recipe, and if you have leftovers, you can either eat it cold or hot the next day depending on what you’re in the mood for.

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Instagram meals from April

Sorry I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus with the blog posts. Like many working individuals I’ve been busy with exciting new product launches that have occupied my time away from blog posts. I promise you next week to deliver some really great recipes I’ve put together but just haven’t posted yet. Last month I had some really great meals that I didn’t share on my blog but I did post on Instagram.

Instagram is a free photo sharing app that allows it’s users to share their beautiful photos through a social network. What really makes Instagram so unique is that it has these really cool filters that can make an average picture look amazing!

Last month Instagram was acquired by facebook for, wait for it……$1 BILLION DOLLARS! Instagram also hit 30 Million users and over 200 Million photos uploaded. That’s a lot of food porn out there.

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Ground Turkey Stuffed Paleo Peppers

Since I started this site, one thing on my list of  recipes to make was a paleo stuffed pepper. Surprisingly, I’ve actually never made stuffed peppers. So I was determined to do both last month when I had Easter dinner with my family.

Peppers are a great source for vitamins A,C,K they are also used to help decrease the blood cholesterol, boost immunity and kill bacteria that could lead to ulcers. I didn’t want to show up empty-handed to my parents house so I made this paleo inspired meal to get my family eating healthier. This dish only took about 45 minutes all together, but I was feeding for 6 and this dish was easily enjoyed by everybody!

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My Paleo World Explained

I want to apologize to many of you who may have been reading my blog and I’ve used the word “Paleo” in a lot of my titles without really explaining what it is. Well, in case you’re not aware of the Paleo diet as of now I want to explain to you in the most common terms, what exactly is the Paleo Diet.

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Weekend Cheat Meal Review: The Burger Stomper Gourmet Burger and Milkshake Bar

If I was on death row and they asked me to order my last meal, it would be a toss up between a lot of options. Would I go for a succulent steak? Or a juicy lobster? I know for sure I’d be more concerned about what I’d pick for my last meal than my last minutes on earth. Okay probably not! 

One item for sure on that list of options would be the good ole’ classic American burger! This past weekend I was craving a great burger so I went to the Burger Stomper Gourmet Milkshake and Bar, located on the Danforth in Toronto Canada. You can follow them twitter @burgerstomperbr or http://www.burgerstomperbar.com.

If Philadelphia is known for its cheese steaks, New York is known for its Pizza. If you look at  Toronto over the past few years it’d be known for its burgers. If you read any restaurant reviews on sites like chowhound, yelp, or blogto. You’ll notice that there has been a boom in different burger joints that have opened across the city. Making it a very competitive marketplace to serve the city with a great burger. I remember as a kid growing up during the 80’s and 90’s in Toronto, the most popular place to grab a unique burger were places like Johnny’s, Burger Hut or Dangerous Dan’s. Nowadays you can get into a pretty intellectual argument with who serves the best burger in the city.

Now I will say that I’m a little bias towards this place because I personally know the two owners of the burger stomper and consider them good friends. What I will say to that though, is I wouldn’t tell you or recommend anything that I fully didn’t 100% in what I’m writing. The common question I get asked when people ask me about Burger Stomper is “Is it better than Burgers Priest?” To That I say, you’ll have to try for yourself. What I will say though is that if you go to Burger Stomper you can expect an experience every time you order from the menu. Each burger has such a unique taste and no one burger will taste like the next burger. The fact that each burger has such a unique taste, I’d recommend going to this comfortable establishment with a co-worker or friend so you can split a burger an experience each one to figure out what you like best.

Pictured below: The burger stomper in action http://www.burgerstomper.com

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Hangover Paleo Omelet Cure

Fact or fiction? Junk food cures your hangover!?

It’s very common for people to eat junk food after a hard night of drinking because they believe it’ll cure their hangovers. Studies have shown that fatty foods the morning after will irritate your stomach after a hard night of drinking as oppose to helping it. It is a fact that junk food will help prevent you from a hangover because the fatty foods will provide a lining around your stomach to prevent the absorption of alcohol.

Then why is it though we crave junk food after we drink? Is it because we believe it will fix us? Well, it’s an ongoing debate. I’ve researched answers and people tell me it’s because it’s fast and convenient, or i’ll hear it’s because our body craves sugar. I think the funniest one though was because “you’re probably still drunk”.

This weeks hangover cure is the perfect remedy if you enjoy eating fatty food, but at the same time need a cure. We’ll be working with Eggs as they are a perfect breakfast meal because they provide a great source of energy. The key though is eggs do also contain large amounts of cysteine, the substance that breaks down the hangover-causing toxin acetaldehyde in the liver’s easily depleted glutathione.

Therefore, eggs can potentially help mop up the left-over toxins. So this week we’ll be making a vitamin rich and delicious omelette that’ll be so good you’ll help relieve your hangover and satisfy that fatty food craving you have. Credits to my favorite chef Jamie Oliver for providing me with the tasty recipe.

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Protein Paleo Pudding

When I decided to go Paleo, I accepted the fact that I’d have to say goodbye to a lot of the deserts that I loved so much. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still indulge in birthday cakes and chocolate bars now and then. However, I try to keep my non paleo meals to once a week or what some of you may call a “cheat day”.

The one dessert that I loved so much and wanted to find a way to keep was “pudding’. So I decided to come up with this quick solution I made during break at the office.

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