Peanut Butter Mass Gaining Shake

I thought it would be interesting to share a video where  I present my „Peanut Butter Mass Gaining Shake“ I have been drinking twice daily right after my biggest meals. The rationale with this shake is to create caloric surplus each training day to help your body recover better and grow more muscle. It is often debated forth and back, but I think that food is the ABSOLUTELY number #1 limiting factor why people stall in the gym and don’t … Continue reading

Homemade Protein Pancakes

I love pancakes – European pancakes. Like those huge thin French Crepes. Ever since I was a child, every single Sunday my mom would prepare those delicious pancakes for breakfast that I would routinely fill with mind-blowing homemade marmelades. Or top them with fresh strawberries + whipped cream and roll them up into a tube and devour up to 10 at a time. Though delicious, my mom’s pancakes are made with white wheat flour and have very few nutrients to … Continue reading

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Why not simply buy pre-made tortillas from the store, I hear you ask? Well, because the satisfaction you get from using your own hands and skills to create something as basic as a tortilla is worth the effort. Similar to painting or sculpting, I consider cooking to be an often neglected art form. Because I don’t respond very well to gluten, for the past 2 years I haven’t eaten bread for the most part (except for mom’s traditional homemade sourdough … Continue reading

Delicious Poached Eggs Lunch

This quick lunch literally takes no more than 15 min of prep time. Delicious, nutritious, satiating, and helpful with fat loss. I just recently discovered the method of poaching eggs for myself and that’s how I have been preparing my eggs in the past few weeks. Frying up eggs or hard-boiling them all the time can make it a bit dull at times. So I am glad about adding in the poached eggs as a way to vary the way … Continue reading

Current Breakfast Recipe

A lot has been said about the health benefits of Intermittent Fasting (IF). From an evolutionary perspective, it makes sense to go without food for extended periods of time before you finally hunt down a source of food. Since going Primal/Paleo at the beginning of 2012, I have been doing IF on most mornings for much of 2012 and 2013. I would have my last meal around 9 PM the night before and not eat until noon the next day. Generally, … Continue reading

Sweetbread Organ Meat Recipe

Most people have probably never heard about sweetbread before. And NO – sweetbread is not a loaf of bread baked with sweet raisins. Actually, sweetbread is an organ meat, specifically is a gland that is also called the thymus. It is located in the neck of a calf. Due to its very tender and unique texture (actually reminds me of chicken – just less chewy), sweetbread is considered a real delicacy among top connoisseurs and usually served in very top notch restaurants. … Continue reading

Slow Cooker – Cooking While You Sleep

Almost 3 weeks ago, I have taken on  my first real day-job (i.e. 9-5). Ever since moving to Vancouver, I have gone through many lifestyle changes and adjustments. One of the significant changes I have experienced is that I am not able to be home during the day and cook up my own delicious food – a thing that I love doing. Millions of working people don’t have the option of creating their own meals during the day – so … Continue reading

5 Most Frequent Foods in My Diet

I have been contemplating which foods I most frequently consume in my diet these days. I wanted to become aware of the foods which are at the core of my nutrition and build its basic foundation. This seems rather important considering that these foods make up the bulk of my daily calories. Often, people will tell you that a particular health food is part of their diet (e.g. salmon) but they neglect to mention that they only consume salmon once … Continue reading

Kombucha Brew

Rather than buying pill-form probiotics, I like to get my gut bacteria by getting healthy bacteria from fermenting foods. My current ferments include: Sour milk from raw milk ‚Sauerkraut‘ from fermented cabbage Milk Kefir from kefir grains New to this list of fermented foods is – KOMBUCHA    Essentially, kombucha is a slimy-like mushroom that feeds of sugar. When you cover the Kombucha in a highly sweetened tea (I use a thin black tea) and leave to ferment it in the … Continue reading

Jacked Sweet Potatoes

  As part of my post-workout carbs I like to stick to so-called „safe starches„. Among them are white rice, white potatoes and the above sweet potatoes. I got tired of preparing my sweet potatoes by always steaming them. Things needed to be mixed up. I decided to generously cover the unpeeled potatoes in sea salt, rosemary and olive oil and wrap tinfoil around them. Off they went into the oven for 45 min. After unwrapping them and slicing them … Continue reading