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Pesto Fish Dish

This dish has a lot of variations depending on what you are going for with your macro diet. I will start with the original recipe found in Better Homes and Garden Cook BookThen I will give you my versions of this recipe.  I have found pesto, the secret ingredient for this recipe works on almost any type of fish.

Salmon with Pesto Mayo

4 5- to 6 ounce fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets

2 tablespoons crumbled firm-textured bread

1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

3 tablespoons purchased basil pesto

1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Thaw fish, if frozen.  Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels.  Set aside.  Place crumbled bread in a shallow baking pan.  Broil 4 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until bread crumbs are lightly toasted, stirring once.  Set bread crumbs aside.

Measure the thickness of the fish.  Place fish on the greased unheated rack of broiler pan, tucking under anything edges.  Broil 4 inches from heat for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.  (If fillets are 1 inch thick, turn once halfway through broiling.)

Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together mayonnaise and pesto; set aside.  Combine toasted bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.  Spoon mayonnaise mixture over fillets.  Sprinkle with crumb mixture.  Broil 1 to 2 minutes more or until crumbs are lightly browned. (Darling, 285)

Variation 1: low carb

Instead of bread crumbs use pine nuts

Instead of broiling the fish grill it.  Wrap the salmon in foil and grill it on low heat.  Right before you are ready to take it off the grill, open the foil and add the mayonnaise and pesto mixture.  Then add the pine nut and cheese mixture.

Variation 2: low fat and low carb

This recipe works with any kind of white fish, not just salmon.

Bake the fish in the oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until fully cooked.  Once the fish is cooked add 1-2 tablespoons of pesto (no mayonnaise, just use plain pesto).  chop up salted and roasted almonds into tiny little bits.  Sprinkle the almond bits on top of the pesto.  If the fish is dry add some lemon juice to the top of the pesto and almond paste.

 

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Works Cited:

Darling, Jennifer D. Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book. 12th ed., Meredith Corporation, 2003.

Real Mexican Tacos

This meal is an experiment to recreate a taco filling I had from an incredibly yummy authentic Mexican food truck. One of the biggest reasons I meal prep is to kick my fast food habit.  I have never been a big fan of the taste of fast food.  However, when I’m hungry the last thing I want to do is cook.  These easy meals are the perfect solution.

There are two versions to this meal; steak and chicken.  For the “Steak” I use lean hamburger.  For the chicken, I get the pre-cooked bags of grilled chicken in the frozen food aisle.  The reason for the precooked chicken is to save on time.  Even with meal prep I work a full-time job, plus running my martial arts gym, plus training, plus working out 6 days a week, plus… you get the idea.  Time is a precious commodity.

Ingredients:

Lean Hamburger or Grilled Chicken

salt

Onions

Cilantro

Green Salsa

Limes

Side of Broccoli

Cooking Instructions

Put the meat in a frying pan and cook.  As you are cooking you can add a little lime juice or salt for some extra flavor.  I don’t tend to, but I also don’t like the taste of salt much.  As the meat is cooking chop up the onions and cilantro.  Start cooking the Broccoli on the side as well.  Once the meat is cooked add it to your meal prep containers.  On top of the meat add the chopped up onions and cilantro to taste (can’t really do too much).  Then add 2-3 tablespoons of green salsa on top.  Then drain and add the steamed broccoli to the side.  Last, but one of the more important steps add a few slices of limes to your container.  When you heat it up remember to remove the limes.

If you are not worried about carbs add a few corn tortillas to eat with your taco filling.

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Knightly: creed and way of life

What does it mean to live a knightly life? What does it mean to train as a knight? For anyone who believes martial arts, re-enactment, or even the gaming world is more than just a hobby will ask themselves these questions at some point in their journey.

For some, they are inspired by TV shows such as the “Vikings” or “Mandalorian.” Where being armed and dangerous is an almost religious experience for them. It connects them to an elemental and base instinct of survival that cannot be denied. It brings them strength and makes them feel empowered in an ever increasingly dangerous world.

For others, they are inspired by a love of history. The romantic eras where men were gallant defenders of women’s honor. They would train to bring fortune and honor to themselves and their futile lords. From a time in history where people were guided by their passion and thirst for life.

Yet others are more grounded in the here and now. They want practical skills in modern combat. The “John Wicks” of the world, who are slow to anger but fierce in their retribution.

No matter your reasons for training at some point your skills need to be contained within a creed or code of ethics. A guiding principle to temper and forge the true heart of a warrior. Without a creed or philosophy “martial arts would be like sailing on the ocean without a compass or charts” (De Alba). You become a victim of the currents, and what warrior wants to be a victim controlled by the whims of fate? “The martial arts lifestyle goes beyond the survival-oriented street fighters mentality into the philosophical, yet it can still maintain a fierce warrior’s attitude” (De Alba). With that in mind Ironside Medieval Combat has adopted the Modern Farang Mu Sul Creed:

Modern Farang Mu Sul Creed:

FMS-Int

Correctness in Attitude

Excellence in Training

Directness in Action

Effectiveness in Combat

Humility in Heart

Strength in Character

Freedom in ExpressionTriangle Logo

Thirst in Knowledge

Power in Truth

Respect in Wisdom

Interactions on Social Media

We unfortunately live in a world where every aspect of our lives is put on public display. The display is an open door to ridicule, criticism, and negativity. In today’s world, there are staggering rates of anxiety, mental health struggles, and feelings of isolation. Now more than ever it is important to remember who we are and embrace our inner warrior. Respect and courtesy are my guiding principles, especially when it comes to interactions on Social Media. I also believe when good people do nothing and allow evil to happen, they are part of the problem. With that in mind I have established rules for interactions on my social media pages:

1. Stay positive with your interactions. If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all. This goes back to “Strength in Character”

2. Constructive Feedback and open dialog are welcome. Keyboard warriors are not. “Thirst in Knowledge, Power in Truth, Respect in Wisdom” they are more than just words.

3. You are welcome to feel proud of your sport or style of martial arts. That does not give you the right to publicly bash, talk down on, or humiliate other groups. “Freedom of Expression” is tempered with “Humility in Heart”

I have an unorthodox approach to martial arts. I very much believe in cross training, understanding how the body works, and developing a framework for training. For my training methods and philosophy, you are welcome to check out my website, social media pages, and YouTube channel. I am constantly creating and sharing training information for free. I do this because I have a love for martial arts and want to help people become better warriors. If you choose to join me on this path walk with your head held high, treat others with respect and courtesy, and those things will be extended to you in return.

 

Farang!

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Works Cited:

De Alba, Michael. “The De Alba System of Modern Farang Mu Sul.” Welcome to Modern Farang Mu Sul, 2001, http://www.farangmusul.com/philosophy.htm.

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James Bond Eggs “Shaken not stirred”

Eggs are one of those foods that has gone through the full gambit of fitness fads.  Back in the sixties and seventies it was the protein drink of choice for aspiring athletes.  Just take the original “Rocky” movie as an example.  As my beloved childhood hero is in the throws of training he guzzles 4 raw eggs to start off his day.  Then unfortunately, eggs got a bad rep and in comes the age of protein drinks.  However, I was excited to see the fabulous “The Rock” chugging down raw eggs in his movie “Hobbs and Shaw 2.”

Eggs are one of my favorite breakfast foods.  I eat them almost every day.  Meal prep, and cooking can be a major pain.  Not all of us are blessed with a modern day Martha Stewart in the kitchen with extra time on our hands.  My breakfast is a quick and easy one.  I usually pack two raw eggs in a container and take it to work with me.  Once I get settled in I crack the eggs into the container, put the lid on, then shake it up James Bond style.  Once the eggs are scrambled I microwave it for a minute in a half.  Instant breakfast, quick, easy, and good for you.

Optional Toppings:

If you are feeling hungry there are any number of ways to spice up your eggs.  You can go simple with a little salt and pepper.  Get exotic with some salsa and cheese.  Maybe you like a classic with a little bacon bits.  If you like to live dangerously you could even try my favorite ranch dressing ….don’t dis it until you try it!

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Mediterranean Bowl

I have a few different versions of this meal prep bowl depending on what types of flavors you are looking for.  All of them I find are incredibly delicious just depends on how much vegetables and prep time you want to put into it.

Simple Version:

1 pound ground beef – I usually use the most lean meat I can find 93%

Salt – to taste

Slices of lime or lemon – to taste

Salsa – I like using southwest flavor

Feta cheese – to taste

Cooking instructions:

Cook the meat until brown and mix in the salt.  Drain the grease.  Load the meat into your meal prep bowls or plate.  Put feta cheese and then salsa on top of the meat.  Squeeze the lime or lemon over the the meat right before servings.

Optional add-ins:

Cilantro, onions, garlic, lemon juice, all mixed into the meat as you cook it.

I usually fix steamed broccoli as a side to this dish.  Makes a really yummy and complete meal.