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Muscle Food Monday- Low Carb Sandwiches

Hi

This week i wanted to find and do something Quirky and and a bit different. and as i know i won’t be able to do that every week i did allot of digging on the web and found the following low carb sandwich or a low carb cucumber sandwich depends on what you want to call it.

so with this recipe i was kinda missing some ingredients but i have made the step by step guide and its really simple to follow and you could just use the concept for most sandwich style foods anyway.

Ingredients

  • Cucumber
  • Cheese
  • Humas
  • Carrot
  • Ham or Turkey (or any thin sliced meat)

Method

  1. Choice is yours!!! slice the cucumber into disks or cut in the middle and make more a roll style shape base
  2. Layer on some Humas
  3. Place ingredients like shredded carrot, meats, cheeses
  4. Cover sandwich on the other side with more cucumber
  5. Serve!

Really simple, really cheep and effective lunch or snack style dish with allot of potential combinations to it. I will delve more into these combos as the weeks roll on. Hope you enjoy and please share with your Friends.

Many Thanks

 

Robert

 

 

 

 

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Muscle Food Mondays- Burgers

Hi everyone

Today i wanted to go through some things about burgers because this is a BBQ series and they are a key part to the traditional BBQ. so this post will be everything you need to know about burgers. To keep burgers on the Healthy side i would suggest you drop the bun and just have the patties. filling up with side salads or grilled vegetables will be better.

Types of burger

  • Beef
  • Crocodile
  • Wagu Steak
  • Reindeer
  • Chicken
  • Llama
  • Kangaroo
  • Ostrich
  • Horse
  • Buffalo

Cooking Burgers

 

  • Preheat grill to a high temperature.
  • Quickly place all the patties on the hot grill and close the lid.
  • Wait about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • With a metal spatula test to see if the burger easily lifts from the grate. If not continue grilling, until it does.
  • Flip all the patties provided they lift easily.
  • Close lid and continue grilling for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Once again check the patties to make sure they have released from the grate and flip one more time.
  • Continue grilling until juices from the burgers run clear and the patties have a solid feel.
  • Remove from grill and check to make sure they are cooked through by using a fork to pierce through the center.
  • If burgers are too pink in the middle return to grill for another minute or so. Otherwise serve as desired.

next week we do vegetable Skewers

 

Robert

 

 

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Muscle Food Monday- Jamaican Jerk Turkey Skewers

Hi

My order from Muscle food has finally come in and this makes me happy and slightly sad as the buffalo that i wanted to use for this series got damaged in delivery and they recommended to throw it away and gave me a refund i don’t mind this so much but its a shame really. I did manage to get some amazing cuts of meat for cheep which makes my bank account happy. This week I’m looking a Turkey recipe and something from the west to give your BBQ a Caribbean feel to it. Turkey being a lean meat is a good choice here as some of the other meals on the menu will have a higher fat % so a leaner dish this week will help keep things from getting to out of hand.

 

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  • 4 Turkey breasts (or whatever cuts of chicken you like)
  • 2 tsp minced or ground onion
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground chipotle (usually calls for dry habanero – use if you prefer)
  • 1 tbs raw honey
  • juice of 1 lime
  • juice of 1/2 fresh orange
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large zip lock bag

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  1. In a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients above (except the Turkey)
  2. Place half of the marinade in the large zip lock bag
  3. Reserve the remaining for basting later
  4. Now place the Turkey in the bag, refrigerate, and let marinade 8-24 hours. (The longer you marinade it, the more flavorful it will be!)
  5. Store the extra marinade in a small covered bowl in the fridge
  6. After your Turkey has marinated, set your BBQ grill or indoor electric grill to medium heat
  7. Grill each Turkey side approximately 6-8 min (or until internal meat thermometer reads 160-degrees)
  8. Baste Turkey once or twice while grilling with the marinade you set aside
  9. Once the chicken is done, let it rest a little and serve with mango-pinaple salsa or whatever you would like!
  10. Hint: If you plan on making the salsa, grill the pineapple wedges along with the Turkey. It’s a nice touch and tastes so good!

i really enjoyed this and it gave a nice wide variety to my spice pallet and my future food options

 

Enjoy

Robert

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Muscle Food Monday- Tuna Stakes with Steamed veg and Panchetta bacon

ok so wanted to make a real simple tuna dish that is easy to make and tastes great. decided on this as i had a few tuna steaks in my freezer from a order i made before xmas. this would be a great easy lunch or a quick dinner for those who don’t want anything complex or takes allot of time to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 x Tuna steak
  • 250g diced vegetables fresh or frozen
  • 1 packet  of Panchetta bacon or dice up some bacon.

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Method

Timings here are the key bits

 

1. Place the veg in a steamer or in a saucepan bring to the boil and cook for 20min to soften the veg

2. place bacon in a frying pan and slowly heat for 15 min i had this on half heat and had no oil in the pan so the fat of the bacon melted off and became a protective liquid for the pan.

3. depending on how you want your tuna done you will need to time this i gave my tuna 2 min each side and again i dry fried it. so with 4 min spare i put the tuna on and flipped over after 2 min.

4. place veg and bacon in colander to drain water off and mix together.

5. serve everything on a plate and enjoy.

 

 

 

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Chocolate Protein Balls

Ingredients

1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
1 oz Dried Coconut (Shredded, Sweetened)
1/4 serving (serving = 1 scoop) Body Fortress 100% Premium Chocolate Whey Protein
1/3 serving (serving = 1/2 cup) Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Whole Grain Rolled Oats
1 serving (serving = 1 tbsp) Archer Farms Organic Honey

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Method

Mix the ingredients together with a spatula until the mix becomes like a Patti.
Break the Patti into 8 equal portions and roll into balls.
Then roll the balls in a little extra Coconut and chill until ready to eat.

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