Part of being a real man is being self-reliant. We need to not only take care of yourselves and our families financial and physical welfare, but we need to be able to prepare some food that both tastes lovely, and serves our bodies well. Venturing into the kitchen and preparing something that actually tastes like it came from the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing is new to me. I need help to move beyond my steak and eggs fetish and into a world where I can not only add variety to my life (which is incredibly important for maintain your body’s ability to absorb nutrients), but so I can entertain others.
If a man can cook, a man can impress any lady worth impressing. So fellas, use these recipes to help you evolve and improve. And again, I need help in this area, so Steffi Sorensen, the lovely young lady who’s already given us a number of killer articles on training, will help us become more well-versed in the kitchen with these 5 Manly Recipe’s.
5 Manly Recipe’s
Guys, we get it, we are the culinary institute’s finest graduates and all of our meals satisfy your greatest expectations. However, sometimes it is nice to have a sous chef step in, which is where these recipes come in to play. They are simple and easy enough to cook for friends, parties, and even a special date. Keep in mind they are all healthy eats and won’t ruin your hard work at the gym, if anything it helps contribute to your training.
1. Chef Stef’s Bison burger
- one pound of bison
- cheese of your own liking to finish burger
- half / whole serving of a onion soup mix (if its a date, do half 😉
- 2 tablespoons of A.1 steak sauce
- salt and pepper
- package of whole wheat buns
- condiments of your choice (ketchup mustard, skip the mayo)
- chopped spinach
- chopped pickles
Mix in a large bowl: one lb of bison with onion soup mix and a1 sauce, add salt and pepper, use your hands to mix it all together and form medium size patties.
Grill 3 minutes each side or until done adding cheese at the end.
Serve however you wish to accompany the beautiful bison that awaits, and make sure you get your ladies order right. Knowing exactly what she likes will provide a bigger reward than just delicious food.
2. Homemade Turkey chili
- 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
- 1 lb ground lean turkey
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 cups of unsalted chicken broth
- 1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes
- 1 16oz can of kidney beans drained rinsed and mashed
- 1/2 cup of carrots (chopped)
- 1/2 cup of celery (chopped)
- 1/2 cup of bell pepper (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon of montreal steak seasoning
- 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons of chili power (sizzle)
- 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
Heat oil in large pot over medium heat.
Place turkey in pot cook until done, stir in onion, cook until tender, pour chicken broth in the pot, mix in tomatoes, kidney beans, garlic. Season with all spices, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Voila.
Can be served over brown rice for a post workout meal/ or cozy date night.
3. Fresh summer salad with Flank steak
Any size of flank steak is great for this meal. Salt and pepper the flank steak and grill both sides until around medium in the middle (upon your liking).
- 1 fresh cucumber
- 2 cups of spinach
- 1/3 cup of chopped carrots
- diced tomatoes
- 1/3 cup of chopped fiji apples
- chopped raw vegetables (brocoli and cauliflower)
- As an extra to replace *croutons, i like to add crushed up brown rice chips for flavor and texture and they are a good healthy snack that don’t completely blow your midsection.
- 1 tablespoon of Raspberry Vinegerte
Depending on how you like your salad: hot or cold, let the flank cool off or add it right onto the salad. Its fresh, easy, and delicious that packs in a lot of protein and healthy carbs. See 4&5 on Page 2 >>>