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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 1

Meerkatsu’s Grappler Gourmet Week | Day 1

Honey Roasted Recovery Sweet Potato

Summary
Meerkatsu and I bring you the first recipe of the series! This one is stupid simple yet tasty. Sweet potatoes are beneficial to your diet on multiple levels. For a full length review of how much of a power house these little spuds are check out my review on sweet potatoes. You might even learn a thing or two! This recipe is super easy, and can be done well in advance and in bulk to make your life that much easier. It is nice to come home exhausted and have already roasted sweet potatoes in the fridge.

Best time to eat
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Meerkatsu Presents | Grappler Gourmet Week

Meerkatsu Presents | Grappler Gourmet Week

The legendary Meerkatsu and myself have teamed up to bring you a week of simple yet delicious recipes

I have had the pleasure to work with Seymour, better known as Meerkatsu over the past couple weeks to put together some really awesome recipes for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community. We brainstormed a bit and came up with the idea to produce recipe note cards! Our mission is to create quick, easy and down right tasty grub that you can utilize throughout your training. Our focus is really embrace and enhance the “BJJ lifestyle.” The sport is not just about physicality but intellect and creativity. Another huge aspect of that lifestyle should be embracing your diet. Whether you are a 20 year old walking wall of muscle of a 50 year old weekend warrior, you will not have a good time training if you are not eating right. With that everyone has different things to watch out for when eating whether it is an allergy, grains or even cholesterol levels. We have made these recipes for all walks of life in mind because that is what jiu jitsu is all about. Everyone has their differences and limitations but the there is always a way to utilize those attributes in on the mats, so why should there be any difference within the kitchen?

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Guide | Grilled Potatoes

Guide | Grilled Potatoes

How-to guide for easy grilled potatoes, with it being grill season wrap your potatoes up in tin foil gi and let them feel the heat!

Intro

With the 4th of July right around the corner, one thing is obvious and exciting for all of us. That thing would be AAMUURRICA! I mean that would be that it is grill season! How can you not be pumped for that? You get to hang out outside, eat copious amounts of meat and start a fire without getting arrested. If that does not get your blood flowing like when you step onto the mat for the first match of a competition I dont know what will and you are lost, or have some really bad circulation….go get that checked out. With grilling it is not all about meat,  but meat is the centerpiece. That being said you are usually more concerned with cooking the showpiece of your grilled menu to perfection and do not want to hassle around with trying to wrangle vegetables rolling around on the grill and making sure you arent burning the potatoes. With this guide I am here to teach you

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Technique | 15 Minute Quick Pickles

Technique | 15 Minute Quick Pickles

How to guide on Quick Pickles, Its as easy as salt, sugar, pickle.

Intro

You might be saying “didn’t you just do a post on pickling?” and I will counter with “have you ever watched more than one video on how to set up a triangle?” Exactly, the exciting part about cooking is that there are endless combinations of flavors and techniques that result in countless different outcomes. Sometimes they are delicious and you will find yourself counting out the exact amount of grains of salt you put into a recipe to make it just right again. Sometimes they suck and should just throw them in the trash and order out. But experimentation is the root to finding what works and does not work. Lucky for you people have been cooking for generations and passing along  techniques they have mastered in a fine tuned and easy to understand way. Just like black belts teaching a seminar on a kimura lock. This method of pickling is no different…I mean it is because well its a way to prepare food and not a way to tear a shoulder. Long story short, there are many paths to a certain destination. In this how to guide today our destination just so happens to be pickles. So come travel down a different path than we did a few weeks ago.

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Guide | Grilled Rice

Guide | Grilled Rice

A how to guide to grilled rice, reinventing your grill guard with a classic Japanese technique!

Intro

It is the best time of year right now because, for starters it’s not winter. The second most important reason is because it is grill weather! It doesn’t get much more exciting than getting to channel your inner primitive instincts to make a fire and then cook everything on it. When you and all of the other goons at the gym get together and think about firing up the grill of course the first question that comes to mind is “What type of meat do we want?” Now pause right there and channel your inner jiujiteiro and use your creativity to change up the game. We are going to take a look at something besides meat and vegetables for the grill, rice. This is a guide to grilled rice, not only is it a delicious and simple addition to all of your weekend cook outs but

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Guide | DIY Pickling

Guide | DIY Pickling

A guide to pickling, a break from BJJ videos is sometimes needed.

Intro

Some people say cucumbers taste better pickled. I say most all vegetables taste better pickled. Have you ever had a plain piece of seared salmon with some brown rice and a side of steamed broccoli for dinner? Of course you have, and probably way more often than you would like to admit. This guide is not to say to stop eating that but is to improve on that one word we all hate, “boring.” We all hit peaks and valleys when it comes to our training and the same goes for our taste buds. If we have the same meal the same way too often we get stagnant with it and are no longer enjoying eating, what is the point of living if we aren’t doing that? Well one great way that is easy, affordable and is general fun to do is to pickle your own vegetables. Adding them to some of your mainstay dishes for a nice change of pace that will really revive the meal and awaken your taste buds! Also they aren’t horrible for you either. Soon enough instead of salivating over seeing a dry aged rib eye at the butcher counter and thinking about it seared to a nice medium rare you will find yourself staring at the produce isle and being flooded with thoughts of what flavors you would use to pickle each and every vegetable. With this guide to pickling you will add as much technique to your cooking game as you have within your BJJ game!

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