Category: Recipe

Special Edition | Recipe

Special Edition | Recipe

What’s for dinner is clear, it’s the chili from Inverted Gear.

Nelson Puentes of Inverted Gear (@InvertedGear) and I are always chatting about food, BJJ, food, magic the gathering, and sometimes food.In our many chats along with his awesome interview he refers to his coveted chili recipe. You cannot blame the guy, it is a masterpiece! And you wont find it on BJJHQ.com.

I love chili, my recipe has evolved over the years. Chili was probably first recipe I ever followed. I cook it with different meats Grass fed beef, bison, venison, turkey. -Nelson “Big Panda” Puentes

I have since been pestering Nelson to share with me and more importantly, you all, his recipe. Guess what party people? We got

Read More Read More

Guide | Poached Eggs

Guide | Poached Eggs

A how to guide to poached eggs. The best way to cook an egg just got easier.

Intro

If you have yet to notice, based on my posts and interview questions, I love breakfast. And I really do feel that it is not only the most important meal of the day but it is usually the most delicious. All of the foods you find on a breakfast menu are keepers and it is amazing how you can see even the most sour, probably ex or current serial killer, dish washer in a restaurant’s, face light up like a child on Christmas morning when “family meal” is breakfast for dinner. What makes breakfast so good? Besides the fact that it is the starting point for your metabolism, it is easy. Think about breakfast, what time of day it’s traditionally at? That’s right, when you are far from high energy or wanting to do a lot of work. Early ass crack of dawn when the only thing you want to work on is how to turn back time and get back in bed again. That is why I love poached eggs. Well I love them because they are creamy, delicious and also cooked without any additional fat. So in this how to guide we will look into the details of a classic technique with a few creative time and energy saving tips, and share with you a stellar recipe.

Read More Read More

Review | Almonds

Review | Almonds

A Review of Almonds.
It is time to go nuts, pun intended.

Intro

“Go Nuts” is a good term for this little energy packed, heart-submission defending, weight-regulating nut. Almonds are everywhere, or at least they should be everywhere within your house or apartment. Not in the sense that you struggled to open a bag of them and because you have been doing so much strength and conditioning your rage tore the bag too fast and they went flying in a wonderful storm of “shit, there goes my lunch.” Almonds are packed full of healthy benefits for our training and our lives in general. Did I really just state there’s more to life than only our training?! Justify reading this review of almonds by knowing that everyone that does not have a tree nut allergy should be consuming almonds, whether you train BJJ multiple times a day, or you have no clue what BJJ is and think I am making lewd innuendos incorrectly. Within this review you will find a million dolla prize

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 8 Bonus

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 8 Bonus

Lemony Mushroom-plata Pasta

Summary
Meerkatsu and I bring you s bonus recipe! Since you all have so faithful followed this Grappler Gourmet Week we couldnt resist adding in another recipe to really expand your bag of tricks. Sick of having pasta with tomato sauce, cheese and meatballs? Me too. Here is a fantastic and refreshing combination that will make you rethink how often you have opted for tomato sauce. Only healthy fats, and and few ingredients really make this dish pop.

Read More Read More

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 7

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 7

Berimblack-bean Dip

Summary
Meerkatsu and I bring you a dip that will have your back in a pinch! Having a good dip in your cooking arsenal is almost as crucial as having a solid chili recipe. I have adopted this one from a training partner of mine and added some tweaks to it because I love it so much. You get a boat load of protein, carbs and vegetables while enjoying the bite of balsamic vinegar followed by a little spice kick. Having a quart of this in the fridge is a great way to cure your snacking urges.

Read More Read More

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 6

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 6

“Chicken Noodle Soup” Pasta Salad

Summary
Meerkatsu and I bring you a play on a classic with this recipe! How many of you have grown up destroying chicken noodle soup? Better question, who loves having a big container of pasta salad in the fridge to have for a quick snack of full meal? The answer to both questions is all of you. Now you can have both! This recipe is a bit more involved but nothing crazy. Instead of traditional mayo I use yogurt to lean the dish out and I also soak the pasta with the chicken broth we made by cooking the chicken. The pasta really absorbed the flavor which results in a velvety and rich pasta salad that is also light and refreshing.

Read More Read More

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 5

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 5

Cider Sauteed Spinach Side-dish Control

Summary
Meerkatsu and I bring you a solid side dish to bring to the table, literally! We all can cook chicken, salmon, steak and some sort of starch. But what is your vegetable side dish game like? Are you sick of boring steamed broccoli or mushy spinach? I sure as shit am. That’s why I would rather showcase the vegetables and make my protein source the after thought. This dish will change your look on spinach and with a little added soft boiled egg you can even bulk it up and have it as a salad all on its own!

Read More Read More

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 4

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 4

Killer Quinoa Protein Bowls

Summary
Meerkatsu and I bring you a true Black Belt level dish on part 4 of the series! Do you even quinoa bruh?! I sure do, because I have done the review and know all of the rewards that come from this rock star ingredient. The best part? You can add a fried egg, avocado and sriracha. Nothing is better than having an all-in-one complete meal that takes less than 5 minutes to prepare if done in advance and 20 minutes if done from scratch.

Read More Read More

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 3

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 3

Warm(ed) up Kale Salad

Summary
Meerkatsu and I bring you part 3 of Grappler Gourmet Week! Do you eat enough green vegetables? I didnt think so. Well now this recipe is an easy way to enjoy kale, yea I said ENJOY kale! Instead of having it blended up and turned into a stringy paste, spending a million dollas on a juicer and having kale water or trying to strengthen your jaw by chewing raw kale try this. A simple, nutritious and delicious way to reap all the benefits from kale. Do you know how much your body and game can benefit from

Read More Read More

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 2

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 2

Energy Efficient Egg Salad

Summary
Meerkatsu and I bring you part 2 of the series! A more full bodies item that is perfect for breakfast, lunch of dinner. Utilizing good healthy fats and uber amounts of protein this recipe is a go to for me. Not only is it rediculously easy to prepare but again it can be made in advance and stored up to 3 days. That way I have a healthy meal ready for me no matter what time of day it is. Don’t know how to soft boil eggs? Check out my second post ever all about The Egg!

Best time to eat
You really cannot go wrong with having

Read More Read More