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Chris Shugart
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Thai peanut chicken over jasmine rice.

Got this recipe from Dr. Bowen's new slow cooker cookbook. Worth picking up, though I did remove the honey from the recipe. No need for that extra fructose bomb.

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Steak, rice n' peas, avocado.

Here's a great article on how make a high-end, restaurant style piece of animal flesh:

http://whitsamusebouche.com/...staurant-style/

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Golden flax bread. Same recipe as found here: http://tnation.t-nation.com/...in_bread_recipe

...but using golden flax seeds. Tastes about the same, but it's prettier.

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This is a sweet potato and carrot pudding, Indian style. Not the most photogenic food, but it sure tastes good.

Got the base recipe from Dr. Bowden's slow cooker cookbook, but lightened it up a bit (used half n half instead of heavy cream).

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Slow-cooked kalamata olive chicken with rice and veggies. The base recipe for this came out of Bowden's new slow cooker cookbook.

The cooked olives made the whole house smell like a hot pizza with olives. Delicious.

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Rice spaghetti with lean meat sauce, cinnamon and chili rutabaga fries on the side with a little celery.

Would have avoided the rice pasta back in the early days of this food log, but Indigo-3G allows me to have good, clean, non-wheat carbs with no problems. Love it.

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Slow-cooker sloppy joes, in salad form.

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Indian Food Buffet.

The rules: No bread, no fried stuff.

The sauces are still calorically dense, so this a once or twice per month refeed for sure. I always take 5g of L-Leucine before every meal like this to put that food to work building muscle.

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Oatmeal is great but can have gluten-like effects on some people if they eat too much, too often, because of the avenin content.

My favorite switch is to use Rice 'n Shine cereal, which is basically rice grits. Less bloat-causing than oatmeal and very tasty. Mix in Metabolic Drive to really make it a complete breakfast or even a good post-lifting meal.

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Pretty boring meal here: bunless turkey burger. But my 13 year old daughter, who's a budding iPhone food photographer apparently, insisted on doing a photo shoot. She made it look pretty dang tasty!

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This is a moussake, sort of a Greek lasagna: mainly veggies and lean beef. Very different. Very good.

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"Activation energy" is sort of like your willpower to get things done.

You wake up with quite a lot of it and it decreases as the day goes on. The more stress, work, etc. you experience in the day, the less you have at night. And that's when most people screw up their meals: they just don't have any activation energy left to think about and prepare a healthy meal.

So what I do pre-make as many things as I can. In the pic here, I have my no-wheat, low-carb pizza crust pre-made and ready to pop into the oven for dinner. I've also pre-cut and seasoned some rutabaga fries. Even the pans are ready to go.

When I get home, I heat the oven, stick everything in, and dinner is ready. No activation energy required.

Just a tip!

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Beefy, veggie goodness from a place called Sweet Ginger in Denver.

Eating out is always tricky of course; you never really know how they're preparing the meals, what oils they use etc. But this is pretty clean for a restaurant meal.

Damn hot and spicy though. They weren't kidding about that in the menu!

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This is just my fast Mexican lasagna recipe found here: http://tnation.t-nation.com/...mexican_lasagna

...but using whole brown rice instead of rice pasta sheets.

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Lunch in Cascade, Colorado. Bunless burger with chilies and 'shrooms.

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...and Dani's blackened ahi salad.

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Take-out pizza.

For reals.

Extreme Pizza chain is making gluten-free crusts now. Topping choice for last night was a massive amount of veggies.

Not something I'd do often, but nice to know it's out there.

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Wifey cooked yesterday. Cuban picadillo. Delicious.

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Kale chips.

Recipe: http://tnation.t-nation.com/...cipe/kale_chips

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Overnight slow cooker steel cut oatmeal.

Recipe: http://tnation.t-nation.com/...eel_cut_oatmeal

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Ate at Sweet Ginger in Denver again over the weekend. Forgot to snap a pic, but ordered their bamboo steamer full of veggies and shrimp like this. Very clean eating for a restaurant meal. They offered a great gluten-free spicy ginger sauce too.

http://www.sweetgingerdenver.c...

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Wifey made tostadas: turkey, fat free refried beans, clean corn tortillas... awesome.

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The BJ's Pizza and Brewpub chain now offers a "lighter" menu and wheat-free pizza crusts. Tasty.

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Wifey's brownies, made with things like garbanzo beans, eggs, and coconut oil, with no flour.

Recipe: http://tnation.t-nation.com/...o_bean_brownies

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