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Welcome to the Monastery Kitchen!

 

I was talking to Kishi about how many people this time around have many food related challenges, and how a place where all of us can motivate one another on food might be a good idea.  So come in, take a seat at a chopping board, and tell us about what you've been logging for food, any recipes you want to share, and more than a good dose of food porn.  Let's rival that infamous thread that the Warrior's have in their guild!

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RisenPhoenix, the Entish Aikidoka

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"The essence of koryu [...is] you offer your loyalty to something that you choose to regard as greater than yourself so that you will, someday, be able to offer service to something that truly is transcendent." ~ Ellis Amdur, Old School

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Welp, lets start this with a post on what you damned well SHOULDN'T do.

 

When you're work has a giant plate of cookies, you SHOULD DEVOUR SIX OF THEM.  Bad idea.  Very bad idea.  All the carbs.  All the sugar.

 

My stomach hates me so much right now.  And not in a "You shouldn't eat that many empty calories" way, but a honest-to-goodness stomach ache from ingesting too much sugar.

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RisenPhoenix, the Entish Aikidoka

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"The essence of koryu [...is] you offer your loyalty to something that you choose to regard as greater than yourself so that you will, someday, be able to offer service to something that truly is transcendent." ~ Ellis Amdur, Old School

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My office has a Lunch & Learn yesterday, with Mantech Piping (giggles like a schoolgirl).  They brought in eight pizzas for twelve people, so there was a LOT of leftovers.  The entire office reeked of delicious, delicious pizza.

 

...  I had none.  I nearly digested my own spleen, but I had none. 

 

I'M NEVER GOING TO MAKE IT FOUR MONTHS!

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The cancer was aggressive, but the chemotherapy was aggressive, as well.

There was aggression on both sides. 

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Bentos are very cool.  Enjoy!

 

I tried this salad recently and it was yummy:

 

2 small carrots

1 medium apple

lime juice (around 40g)

Craisins (or raisins)

walnuts or cashews

 

Matchstick the carrots and apple with a Julienne slicer or a food processor with shredding attachment.  The slicer is better.  Stir the rest in.  Done.  Keeps well in the fridge due to the lime juice.  Great flavour.

Behave yourself, badly if necessary.
 

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Judo - Shodan

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*stops by, drops off some food pron and runs back to the scouts tavern before anyone can catch me :P *

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It's bacon wrapped steak on a bed of 4 different types of mushrooms and leftover greek salad on the side.

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*stops by, drops off some food pron and runs back to the scouts tavern before anyone can catch me :tongue: *

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It's bacon wrapped steak on a bed of 4 different types of mushrooms and leftover greek salad on the side.

 

I see the picture and I can't stop crying tears of pure, unadulterated happy.

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Today I started cooking (healthy choices) again. Listened my best classical music, imagined I was Hannibal Lecter and cooked myself some Sauteed Broccoli and Spinach with Pork Chops and there was some extra servings that went right into my new bento. =D

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So, I'm ready to get this Challenge started:

 

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Batch cooking for the majority of the week.  Roasted beets, sliced onions, peppers, carrots, and celery and zoodles.  Protein wise I boiled a dozen eggs (damn, forgot to put them in the picture), made a little shy of a pound of bacon (and refilled a chunk of my bacon fat jar!), a pork loin marinaded in steak seasoning and balsamic vinegar, and chicken thighs marinaded in Italian dressing (for my lunches).  The loin will get me through probably wednesday or Thursday dinners, but I have ground beef thawing as I type.  That'll get merged with the onions, tomatoes, and probably some mushrooms I'll pick up.  Plus some avacado.  Maybe a pepper or two.   Oooo, and spinach.  I have like, 3 pounds of that. 

 

I think I'm setting myself up pretty good.  I've already hidden the figs and oatmeal from myself, so my brain won't zombie start that in the morning.  I hope.  We shall see.  But man am I glad my roommate isn't home to try and use my fridge with all my tupperware-filled goodies.

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RisenPhoenix, the Entish Aikidoka

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"The essence of koryu [...is] you offer your loyalty to something that you choose to regard as greater than yourself so that you will, someday, be able to offer service to something that truly is transcendent." ~ Ellis Amdur, Old School

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So, I'm ready to get this Challenge started:

 

BatchCooking_zpsf518a596.jpg

 

Batch cooking for the majority of the week.  Roasted beets, sliced onions, peppers, carrots, and celery and zoodles.  Protein wise I boiled a dozen eggs (damn, forgot to put them in the picture), made a little shy of a pound of bacon (and refilled a chunk of my bacon fat jar!), a pork loin marinaded in steak seasoning and balsamic vinegar, and chicken thighs marinaded in Italian dressing (for my lunches).  The loin will get me through probably wednesday or Thursday dinners, but I have ground beef thawing as I type.  That'll get merged with the onions, tomatoes, and probably some mushrooms I'll pick up.  Plus some avacado.  Maybe a pepper or two.   Oooo, and spinach.  I have like, 3 pounds of that. 

 

I think I'm setting myself up pretty good.  I've already hidden the figs and oatmeal from myself, so my brain won't zombie start that in the morning.  I hope.  We shall see.  But man am I glad my roommate isn't home to try and use my fridge with all my tupperware-filled goodies.

 

So much yum!!!

Sweet Pea

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So nerds, question for you all...

 

I'm on an extremely tight food budget right now, any tips on eating good, getting lots of proteins, trying to keep the carbs down, on the cheap?

 

I may have to modify my macros that I set up for myself this challenge.

I'm not sure if you have a Costco membership but they have many bulk foods at good prices.  

Doug

 

In search of the ever elusive side thrust kick....

 

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So nerds, question for you all...

 

I'm on an extremely tight food budget right now, any tips on eating good, getting lots of proteins, trying to keep the carbs down, on the cheap?

 

I may have to modify my macros that I set up for myself this challenge.

 

Canned Tuna/Salmon, Chicken Thigh, Beef Brisket/Blade Steak (or other cheap cuts).

Those little "steam fresh" microwavable frozen veg are usually reasonably priced, and while not as good as fresh veg still has a fair bit of nutritional value.

 

Cheap cuts of beef (Brisket/Blade/etc) are perfect for stir-frying, braising, or slow cooking. For example, you can generally get 1kg of Silverside for $7.50AU and if placed in a slow cooker (Vinegar, bay leaves, peppercorns, brown sugar, mustard seeds) and cooked on low for 2 day's makes for a nicely tender protein. Things like blade steak are perfect when cut into strips and added to stir-frys or salad.

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Canned Tuna/Salmon, Chicken Thigh, Beef Brisket/Blade Steak (or other cheap cuts).

Those little "steam fresh" microwavable frozen veg are usually reasonably priced, and while not as good as fresh veg still has a fair bit of nutritional value.

 

Cheap cuts of beef (Brisket/Blade/etc) are perfect for stir-frying, braising, or slow cooking. For example, you can generally get 1kg of Silverside for $7.50AU and if placed in a slow cooker (Vinegar, bay leaves, peppercorns, brown sugar, mustard seeds) and cooked on low for 2 day's makes for a nicely tender protein. Things like blade steak are perfect when cut into strips and added to stir-frys or salad.

 

We are going to love you around here :-)

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Judo - Shodan

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Instead of vinegar, if you aren't into sauerbraten, I recommend a jar of cheap salsa.  The acids in that also nicely break down whatever meat you've got, and add some zing!

 

Cottage cheese is a pretty cheap protein, as are eggs (at least, around here). Also sardine snacks, if you have those.  They tend to be an acquired taste.  Also chicken hearts? Cheaper than chicken thighs substantially, and essentially taste the same and have the same amounts of protein, and are super easy to prepare assuming you're not wierded out by eating tiny hearts.  

The cancer was aggressive, but the chemotherapy was aggressive, as well.

There was aggression on both sides. 

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