A year ago today this happened, one of the most exciting events in Gg history; I would like to say THANK YOU to Seymour and everyone else who showed their support in this event!
This past weekend concluded the awesome week long Food collaboration with Meerkatsu. The positive responses were staggering and has really made it all feel worth the while. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is more than just a sport, it really is a community and a lifestyle. Meerkatsu and myself have really embraced that theory and try and bring more than just on-the-mat techniques to the community. Why? Because if you do BJJ you know that it is more than just a hobby or a short term fix, it is a long term commitment and a way of life. To maintain you need to properly prepare yourself mentally and physically on a daily basis and what better way to do so than Continue reading
A review of carrots. You won’t have to say “What’s up Doc?” after this article. You know… because you’ll be eating healthier!
Bugs bunny wasn’t jacked but he sure had good health and cardio. I credit that to the excessive amount of carrots that furry little bastard ate. So that is why this week I will be looking in depth at one of my and the majority of the worlds, favorite vegetables, carrots. Carrots are nutritionally stacked, abundant, tasty and easy to prepare. If you are doing any sport, let alone Jiu Jitsu, you should be stocking up on your vegetable intake, and the list of vegetables better include carrots. Carrots should be eaten fresh and can be prepared in a wide variety of ways so you have no excuse, just like how you have no excuse to be missing class. Roasted, raw, pickled or hell, even baked into a damn cake, carrots can make their way into your diet. Just do not eat too many, you might turn orange. I guess that might save you some money if you live the Jersey Shore lifestyle. In this weeks review I break down the nutritional benefits, give some tips & tricks and of course my favorite carrot recipe, which is easy for even the white belts of the kitchen. Continue reading
A review of spinach. Be strong to the finish, ’cause you eats your spinach…
Let’s talk about the most nutrient-rich, low in calorie and down right delicious food out there, that should be part of your daily diet… spinach. Whether it is in the form of a salad, blended into your smoothies or in powder form shaken into your protein powder, you will reap the benefits. Popeye really fucked up and gave me a lot of work to do by claiming that eating canned spinach will make you big and strong like Andre Galvao. But in reality, he was eating some of the most disgusting and least nutritious form of spinach and achieving gains on instant HGH levels. Too bad that those are not the benefits associated with spinach. I am here to talk about good old fashion spinach that is bought fresh, prepared perfectly and eaten properly, for all of the right reasons. Those reasons are essentially endless because spinach is one of the best foods on the planet. In this review you will find out why it is so good for us grapplers (hell and anyone for that matter), how to select the right spinach and then a solid recipe that will change the way you eat. It’s time to eat some spinach. Ba-nana-na-na-nanaaa ba-nana-na-na-naaaaa Continue reading
A Review of Almonds.
It is time to go nuts, pun intended.
“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
A review on Red Cabbage, the thing that is acceptable to slap a headlock onto and that is just to put it in your shopping cart.
Did you know that there’s more vitamin c found in red cabbage than oranges? The marketing team for oranges really did their job well. “I thought cabbage was green?” That statement is correct but there are three major types of cabbage, today we will be glorifying the red kind. I won’t lie I am playing favorites here because frankly I think red cabbage is better. With a world full of coleslaw out there you will be shocked how many people opt for green cabbage when red really brings a whole new perspective on flavor. Not to mention nutritionally offers quiet a lot. As grapplers and generally busy humans we aim for foods that can be made in advanced, last awhile, and offer a lot of nutrients. Look no further than the cabbage stand in your produce section. Let’s control the head of cabbage in this weeks review of Red Cabbage including Prizes Inside
A review on Blueberries, blue in color, black in health benefits.
Fad diet aside, blueberries are fucking awesome. These little blue demons are all over the place and right now is such a great time of year because they are cheap. If you are training day in and day out, working 9 – 5 or just rolling with your couch, you need to introduce blueberries into your life. Even if you are a psychopath and cannot enjoy eating them, have some juice, you will benefit from it. Blueberries are the poster child of eating healthy for a reason besides the fact that they look good, I mean that’s why I am not a poster child for anything, I am not as pretty as a blueberry…that’s a saying right? Blueberries besides being pretty are packed full of antioxidants, good for your brain, low on the glycemic index and down right tasty. Ultimately food can be good for you and enjoyable to eat, I mean hell, that’s why foods taste certain ways. With this review we will look into really why they are so damn good for you and how they have reached flaming-face-smashing-hammer-wielding-warrior-god status. Also there will be a recipe showcasing the new format that will be found in my upcoming recipe book! Continue reading
Lemony Mushroom-plata Pasta
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
“Chicken Noodle Soup” Pasta Salad
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. Continue reading
Cider Sauteed Spinach Side-dish Control
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! Continue reading