So I know I have been pretty much not on here lately. I have been busy at work and by the time I get home I am just ready to eat, hit cardio and go to bed. I am going to start trying to get back on here again starting with this post!
Tonight for dinner I made miso glazed sea bass. I picked up a 6oz filet of sea bass from my local Asian market Uwajimaya and soaked it in a mix of miso and water overnight. I stuck some broccolini in my steamer for 20 minutes and while that was cooking up placed a pan over medium heat and placed the bass and the rest of the marinade in the pan. As the marinade was reducing down I spooned it on to the bass until it was almost gone. While that was happening I also preheated my oven to 350 and cooked the bass in there for the last 10 minutes. At this point the steamer was done and so was the bass. I pulled out my new chopsticks, inspired by Kai Greene in Generation Iron, and devoured this because it was the best piece of fish I have ever cooked! Give it a try and let me know what you think! Its great for macros with 6c/4f/36p.
Stay tuned for daily posts and a day of eating video coming up!
Today I wanted to share my thoughts on my new steamer that I picked up the Intellisteam from Viante. The price point for the unit is a bit high at $199 but I found it at this point to be WAY worth the price! I have cooked everything from veggies to chicken and fish. It makes meal prep so much easier. All I have to do is season my meat place it in the section of the steamer, you have three basket and the one has a divider that can be removed to use larger pieces of food, set the section to what I am cooking and press the steam button. It takes about 15 minutes to steam up all my meals for the next day. It is easy to fill completely dishwasher safe. The only con that I see so far is that it does take up a decent amount of counter space but I have been able to push it back and work with food in front of it. I plan to really start expanding what I can do with it here and come up with some new recipes. Hopefully the price doesn’t scare people off and you can give it a try. Actually as a college student or some one with a smaller kitchen or not wanting to deal to much with cleaning up after cooking this is a great buy. Check out some of the pictures below for some of the meals that I have made from it. I am going to start trying to experiment with some dim sum style Chinese meals with it. I will also work on a video for the unit. Thanks for checking out the review and look forward to more! I will be doing one on egg whites today.
Sorry for the lack of posts lately I am on my cut and have been a little sluggish and tired lately mixed with some issues at work I just haven’t had the time.
I have been hitting my steamer and some FroPro hard lately. To do with the steaming I have been making cauliflower mash and loving it. The volume that you can get out of it is amazing.
What have I been steaming? Fish, chicken, and the cauliflower. After my last trip to Trader Joe’s I have been enjoying their Dover Sole and MahiMahi so much that I picked up some of the salmon and tuna that I plan to cook up this week. Turns out when you are eating a variety of protein sources you end up having what you used to buy in bulk go bad. I bought a decent amount of fresh chicken and it all went bad by the time I decided to eat chicken so I am sticking with the frozen and pulling it out as needed. I have been seasoning the fish with some of the spices that I found at World Market. Check out the video that I posted to see some of the options. I am still at work so I am going to get to the mashed cauli recipe and will post some more later. Look for another post today. Making up for lost time!
The first thing I did was break the green off the cauliflower heads, I made two since I really like cauliflower and broccoli so I knew I would need a lot, and threw it all in the steamer to cook up till it was soft. Once it was done I put it all in Tupperware so that I can store it in the fridge and mash as needed. Here is what I had with most of the meals:
200g of steamed cauliflower
30g Trader Joe’s Tzatziki
I also have been swapping out the egg for 62g of egg whites to cut down on the fat if I need but the whole egg makes it a bit more creamy. I heat up the cauliflower in the microwave with some water in the bowl for 2 minutes to make sure it is soft and this helps cook the egg. I toss it all in my food processor and grind still it reaches the consistency that I am looking for! For 200g of cauliflower the macros are 12c/7f/11p. Again you can cut the fat by using egg whites instead of a full egg or cut the egg all together I just like it as a binder and need the protein. Also you can substitute out the Tzatziki with ricotta, swiss or any other cheese that would melt down. Have fun with it! I plan to add some red pepper to mine tonight based on Eric Johnson’s post on the Macro Magic FaceBook page.
The other thing that has been hitting my sweet tooth lately has been protein fluff/fropro/profro/ice cream what ever you want to call it. I make the standard fluff then at the end hit it with about 4 cups of blended ice. Check out some of the pictures I’ll try to record tonight’s. I also have some goodies from nuts.com and Lana’s Egg whites that I am going to do a review of. Enjoy and don’t forget to comment and checkout the YouTube Channel for more content.
Hey guys and gals. It Saturday and I am getting caught up on some videos. This one didn’t really need a voice over so I was able to work on it while I was watching the Penguins game. I posted earlier about my trip to Sur La Table and World Market and here is the video of everything that I picked up. Check it out and let me know what you think, other than the audio is kind of crappy.
Hey guys and gals! So this week has been pretty crazy at work so I have been a bit quiet here and haven’t had time to edit any videos but I do have a shopping with and I will have a cooking with com in up soon. I did end up working from home yesterday because of the craziness and on my lunch I decided to get out of the house for a bit and went to a couple of stores. I started off at World Market where I picked up some sweets and some spices. I originally just went for some cookie called Pizzelle that someone on the IIFYM Facebook group recommended. I ended up picking up a lot more. I will show this all in the upcoming video but I wanted to talk about the Latin spice rub and that I used on some chicken today and it was GAF! I also picked up some chocolate chip coconut scone mix that took maybe 20 minutes to make and 15 of that was cooking time I’ll let yinz know how they are tomorrow when I have them for breakfast. After World Market I stopped at Sur La Table which is a kitchenware store. I picked up a Viante intellesteam and so far I am really happy with it. I have only had steamed chicken and I was excited about the new purchase so I also steamed some 94/6 ground beef for dinner tonight. Both came out awesome. I steamed tomorrows morning snack of chicken with tandoori seasoning, lunch which is some steamed MahiMahi, and dinner is Dover Sole. Check out the pictures below for some of this.
I also succeeded in making a waffle batter. They came out awesome and the volume of the meal was great! Here is the recipe:
1/2cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Scoop Cellucor Cinnamon Swirl Whey
65g of Banana
3tsp baking powder
92g Egg Whites
4tbsp Coconut Flour
14g PBLean custom from Myoatmeal.com
Whip the egg whites till a peaking a bit, add the rest of the ingredients and continue to mix. Heat a waffle iron and cook on medium heat. This make about 5-6 waffles which is one serving. The macros are 41c/28f/63p. I am going to work on reducing the fat by trying to pull some of the eggs out as they add 15g and also you can reduce it by pulling out the PBlean that added 6g, or use a different type of flour. I added pictures below.
Thanks for checking out the post guys and be on the lookout for videos of all the goodies I bought and upcoming waffle and cannoli videos.
Here are the scones that I bought with the macros in the picture.
Here is what the scone packaging looks like.
Here is the new steamer
I picked up a stick blended and matching mini food processor.
Picked up a sandwich maker and will have a sandwich recipe post coming up.
Ingredients for the waffles.
Here are the final whipped egg ehites
Here is the waffler batter about to go on the iron.
Here is the first waffle. Turns out I needed more batter
Now we are talking!
Here is the full stack of waffles, One serving!
About to munch!
After a couple of bites.
Cooking up my beef and mushrooms for dinner,
The mushrooms finished first and were gone before the beef was. Egg whites on the side.
Here is the steamed beef. Actually tasted really good an moist.
Here is tomorrows lunch. A little MahiMahi on spaghetti squash, peas, fat free mozzarella, and pizza sauce.
Tandoori steamed chicken, shirataki noodles, spaghetti squash, and butter lettuce.
Nothing to do with this post, but the cake that I had today. Ill post some of my day of eating stuff tomorrow.