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:
What you’ll need from your cupboard
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.
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.
After a long day at work, I usually go straight to the gym. After that’s complete, I’m pretty exhausted from my work day and an intense workout. On top of that, I’m hungry at the same time! Although I love to cook, I’ll admit it is exhausting having to spend a long time in the kitchen whipping up something healthy.
So what I’d like to do is provide you with one of the quickest meals you can make that’s loaded with tons of protein, low and fat and carbs. Rich in vitamins, nutrients and fibre and it’s a Paleo-inspired meal “Spicy Caveman Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry” This takes about 5 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook.
On Tuesday I follow what is called the “warrior diet” made popular by Ori Hofmekler. The premise behind the warrior diet is that it’s modeled after the ancient Roman centurions and Spartan elite, they would eat 1 to 2 meals a day. Typically a small meal in the Morning and a large meal in the evening.
For my first meal I had some leftover chicken and broccoli. However, my portion size was about 20% what I usually eat, so 1/5 of a regular sized plate. I then fasted the entire day until this beast of a meal I made last night.
What you’ll need from the cupboard, and what you’ll need from the fridge
Tonight is date night and instead of going out sifting through menus of what my dietary lifestyle allows me to eat I decided to stay home and cook for the both of us.
So here’s the rundown
What you will need from your cupboard
Coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar