Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Welcome readers from Mark's Daily Apple, and return of the horizontal pulls!

I'd first like to take this opportunity to welcome the readers of Mark's Daily Apple to my site. Welcome to my site! I'd also like to thank you for all the kind words and positive feedback I've received about my Primal Breakfast Muffins recipe that I entered for the 2012 Primal Blueprint Recipe Contest. I know I didn't make the final cut, but it was fun trying! For those of you looking for the recipe, I've updated the description on the Primal Breakfast Muffins YouTube video page, as well as added the recipe into a comment on Mark's Daily Apple.

Actually, I’ll post the recipe here. I don’t recall where I originally got it from. It’s not an exact recipe as I kind of just go by feel, but here’s the basics.

Primal Breakfast Muffins (makes 6 largish muffins):

  • 1 lbs ground meat
  • handful of mushrooms (I prefer crimini)
  • handful of kale (stems removed)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cloves worth of chopped or minced garlic
  • 1 sweet pepper
  • (optional) additional spices to taste (black pepper, onions, oregano, chilli peppers, etc), whatever you have on hand!
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Brown the ground meat in a fry pan, throwing the chopped garlic and mushrooms in with the meat a couple minutes before the meat is done.
  3. While the meat is cooking, chop the sweet pepper into small bits. Mix kale, sweet pepper, and eggs into a mixing bowl.
  4. Add meat/mushroom/garlic mixture into the mixing bowl and combine all ingredients making sure everything is nicely coated in egg.
  5. Pour/scoop mixture into muffin tins. No need to grease tins as there’s generally enough fat from the ground meat to keep anything from sticking.
  6. Place on the middle rack in the over for 25 minutes.

Can be eaten right away, stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, or frozen

Now, back to our regularly scheduled evolution!

Having completed my progression standard for 45 degree pulls last week, I started back in on the horizontal pulls again this week. I started with 3 sets of 10, which gave me a good run for my money but was still doable. I actually managed to squeeze out 2 more reps on the last set, but it was a struggle.

I was supposed to do short bridges last night, and my wife and daughter did, but I made another batch of muffins instead....Mmmmm.....muffiiiinnnnssss.