Ground Beef Mapo Tofu Style

Szechuan Inspired Umami Bomb

I love Szechuan cuisine! There is a nice Szechuan restaurant in Vienna (Meister Xiao – go for it if you are in Vienna!) a couple of minutes away from us and they are serving gorgeous dishes. One of my favourites is mapo tofu: ground beef or pork, silky tofu, black beans and abundant spicy oil made from chili, szechuan pepper and broad bean paste. It’s served with fluffy, delicious, steamed rice. Guess what? It did not fit in my macros πŸ˜‰ but we had similar ingredients at home and developed the following cut-friendly recipe adding also some more veggies. Give it a try, if you love spicy flavours as we do!

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Your Masterpiece: The Perfect Steak

Who doesn’t like a good steak? Letting your inner viking take over and sink you teeth into tender, juicy meat … I’m getting hungry only thinking about it! Most people are afraid to cook steak at home, as it is easy to completely ruin your beloved meat if you are not careful. But don’t give up, once you have mastered a few basics, you can have the perfect steak at home, anytime and in no time.

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Pork Loin Letscho

Easy protein for every day.

Letscho is a popular dish in Austria, originally from Hungary and mainly consists of peppers, tomato and onions. Traditionally it is combined with bacon and served as a main dish, but in Austria it is prepared with even more vegetables and therefore considered a side. Continue reading “Pork Loin Letscho”

Sunday Roast: Summer Edition

Solving the dilemma of hot summer days and the need for a perfect roast.

I love my sonday roast! I go to the butcher and let him select a nice cut of meat for me and on my way home I plan how I’m going to cook it. A few simple sides to go with it. Most of the time this will be roasted vegetables, since I am addicted to their simplicity and deliciousness. But in the summer times my enthusiasm for sunday roast comes to a halt: it is hot outside and the last thing I want to do is adding heat by roasting something for ours in the oven. But I have found a solution and you will love it!

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The Very Low Calories Dessert #2

Budino al cocco

First of all, credits to Anastasia Zinchenko, PhD from Science Strength who posted a very yummie dessert on her Instagram profile: a chocolate pudding with 100kcal per 1,5 liters! By the way, follow her if you want some evidence-based knowledge gains, diet motivation and some very badass powerlifting and bodybuilding action!

As I did not have exactly the same ingredients as the original recipe, I developed my own version, which is extremly simple, quick and versatile. One of my favorites is the “budino al cocco” (coconut pudding in Italian). It has approximately 20kcal for 0,75 liters and it’s therefore the perfect treat for you sweet-toothy-hard-dieting folks. Enough talking: here is the recipe!

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How To Make Your Bread Healthy

I love a nice loaf of bread, and I bet you do too. And my client Viola, who asked me for this recipe surely does so. But bread got a bad rep over the last decade, and sadly it is true that bread isn’t very good for your health. First of all it is easy to overconsume: good bread is really tasty, not very satieting and very calorie dense. But that’s not a problem if you are diligent with your tracking. Even worse are the effects of several anti-nutrients found in high dosage in bread. But there is a way to make your bread healthier: souring!

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The Zero Calories Dessert #1

Coffee granita.

As temperatures climb above the 30Β°C threshold, my mood goes down and all I want is a cool place to relax and some sort of icecream. This recipe at least solves the icecream problem in an extremely calorie friendly manner, taking you right to Rome for a locat treat. Refreshing, easy to make and always welcome during summer. Try it out and thank me later!

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