Monday, 25 February 2013

Garlic and Coconut Prawns

Ok, so the picture may be a little large - but that's the amount of love I had for this meal - HUGE LOVE!  The prawns are cooked in garlic and coconut milk, the cauliflower rice is mixed in with chopped spring onion and ginger and the broccoli and carrots are steamed in their own goodness.  This serves 2 people and is made for an 8 block zone meal, but you can adjust the amounts to suit you.  

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Ricotta Pancakes with Blackberry and Strawberry Sauce

I'm using this Zone way of eating as a bit of a challenge - there's always a debate around whether or not ricotta is considered Paleo and I'm in the camp that it's probably not - but that really limits your protein foods when you limit it to meat and shakes.  Ricotta gives you lots of options, both sweet and savoury and here's a little recipe from the Grow Eat Kitchen today!   As you can see from the photo - wow, they were so pretty and tasted delicious!  

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Carbohydrate ZONE BLOCKS by Weight!

Hi there Grow Eat Run fans - or if you are visiting us for the first time - WELCOME!  

Here is a resource that we would like to share with you.  For the past two weeks we have been following the zone diet (we're not using it to lose weight!) and there are a few things that have really helped us.  

  1. Digital Scales!  I cannot stress enough the importance of having digital scales, as everything is weighed, counted or measured.  Pick up some from Kmart or Big W, they will cost you between $30-$40 but it's money well spent.   
  2. Read this article: - this helped me out after week one.  I was hungry, irritable, hating the zone diet and looking for any excuse to end it....and then I read this.  It made a huge difference and after two weeks of zone, I'm happy, healthy, have more energy and this morning I didn't look at the clock in a 25 minute workout, didn't look for rests - I just kept going! 
  3. We made this table!  I can't take all the credit, it was a great idea by Russ and he did the hard yards.  It makes shopping and cooking a world easier - because who knows what 16 cups of raw spinach looks like!  We used for all the measurements.  I can't stress enough, just use the one resource to work from rather than going from site to site comparing nutritional tables.  I watched this great video by Robb Wolf about zone precision and accuracy and the biggest message I got was don't be too obsessive - you are already doing a far greater job with your food than you were before you started counting, if there's a gram here or a gram there, don't freak out!