Make Your Own Homemade Energy Gel | Page 2 I'm a regular guy who likes to ride, race and tinker with mountain bikes. I also have the urge (since childhood) to take stuff apart to see how it works. Usually this behavior has helped me accumulate a good deal of worthless broken stuff. But one day, while cycling with my buddy Dave, my curiosity turned to goop. Specifically, PowerBar Gel and GU. Dave and I are the kind of guys that ride really hard. Skip to the recipes. Flashback to Three Months Earlier I'm at the local farmer's market buying Clover honey because of its reported benefits for combating allergy symptoms. Flashback to Present So one rainy day later I was taking apart my PowerBar Gel. More: 8 Tips to Lose Weight from Cycling The United States Department of Agriculture does a good job of getting those nutrition facts into their database. The first food item I looked up in the database was honey. Suddenly, I find that molasses has a ton of potassium. More: Determine Your Century Nutrition Plan Skip to the recipes.
Camping Recipes | Foil Packets, Dutch Oven & Gourmet S'mores Recipes Ever since our first camping trip when we threw foil packets of cubed steak with roasted rosemary potatoes, carrots and peas on the campfire, finding great camping recipes has been a top priority. That’s why we’ve created this section of the blog dedicated to our favorite camping recipes. Breakfast Main Dishes Side Dishes Sweet Treats Dutch Oven Pork Chili Verde Camp Recipe Beef Stew Foil Packet Camp Recipe Oooey gooey S’mores’adilla goodness Sweet Potato Taco Foil Packet Fixin’s Breakfast Hash Camp Recipe A little taste of s’more heaven. Gooey delight! Camp Recipe: Rosemary Cubed Steak with Roasted Potatoes Camp Recipe: Spicy Taco Patty and Cheesy Potatoes Foil Packet
Walnut & Mushroom Pate Posted November 3rd 2009 at 11:00 am by joshuakatcher The next time you’re having people over for board games, a movie, or just plain-old catching up, and you need to whip something together that seems sophisticated, you’ve gotta try my faux-liver pate recipe. Do this, and the next thing you know, people will be trying to find their socks that got knocked off. • 2 Cups of walnuts• 2 Cups of crimini mushrooms• 1 Medium onion• 4 Cloves garlic• 2 Tbs olive oil (1 for sauteing, 1 for blending)• Garnishes (above, I used grapes, cranberries, black sesame seeds, salt, and cauliflower leaves) 1. Crush the garlic cloves, and chop the onion and mushrooms2. Written by joshuakatcher Joshua Katcher started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles.
Homemade Energy Gels My various recipes and attempts at creating home made energy gels.1st May 2009.Jim Ley, Jibbering.compart of Sports. Energy Gels Energy Gels are available from many suppliers, such as SiS, Gu, Powerbar, or my favourite Hammer. Gels are also expensive, one pound each, or 18 for 26 serving jug, so taking four an hour as I do when running, soon adds up. If you're in a hurry and just want to know about the final apple cinnamon gel recipe or successful berry gel recipe, you can skip all the experiments, and go straight to them.. Google turned up few recipes about making your own gels, much discussion on forums and the occasional page, but nothing that had real recipes with ingredients, amounts and methods. The Ingredients I looked at what was listed in the ingredients list of various gels that I liked, Gu and Hammer being the two I like most, but I also looked at SiS, Powerbar, Carboom and Clif Shot Gels too, below are the various ingredients I found listed. Maltodextrin Fructose Flavouring Pectin
20 Places To Go Camping Before You Die Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad When Nate and I met for the first time I smelled like a burrito. Although I’m not proud to admit it, I will say it was because I was dragged to a party with one of my best friends after working an open-to-close shift at a local burrito restaurant in college. I was tired. I was cranky. Dreams do come true! One of the things that I learned to love while working at Cilantro’s Burrito Grill was to enjoy cilantro. Hey, my man likes food. 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed4 loosely packed cups fresh spinach1/2 onion, chopped smalljuice from 4 limes1 bunch of cilantro (about loosely packed cup)3 Tbsp sugar2 Tbsp dijon mustard2 cloves garlic, finely minced or grated on a microplane1/2 Tbsp chili powder1/2 cup olive oil Chop the spinach very finely (feel free to use a food processor and pulse 3-4 times). I love that this salad is so bright and filling, full of great flavor and the perfect accompaniment to a summer picnic, party, or the next kismet moment in your life.
Energy Gel Recipe Have you ever built a huge camp fire while you’re out camping with friends or family and stepped back with an admiring look on your face and exclaimed “Now that’s a fire”? Or upon building what you deem is the world’s best sandwich you say out loud for all to envy “That’s what I call a sandwich”. Why are we so proud of ourselves when we build, create, develop, or even destroy something? I believe it’s because we did it with our own hands. A couple of weeks ago I was thinking about all of the training rides that I have planned in preparation for doing the STP and how I’m going to have to figure out how to eat on the bike if I’m going to do a double century in a reasonable amount of time. If you haven’t had a gel before you don’t know what you’re missing. The only downside to gel is the expense. So, the other day I thought to myself “Mike, you should do some research and start making your own gel”. I started by determining how much gel I wanted to make.
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3rd Annual Chili Contest: Entry #2 – Maui Chili I’m so confused by my Illini. Yes, we played a non-BCS over the weekend…but we beat the snot out of them. My feeling on Saturday must be what it’s like for Alabama or USC each Saturday. There was also no bore factor with last week’s chili contest recipe. I was talking to my mom on Friday before making the trip to Chicago and we pow-wow’ed on what she had on hand, what I would bring, and what she needed to buy.Of course I remembered to bring only half of what I had committed to. The ingredient list is long, but it’s so incredibly healthy, flavorful, and unique. My parents had their neighbors over to partake (hi, Laurie!) This bean-free chili is not for the weak, however. Maui Chili submitted by Kathryn, adapted from here Directions: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in stockpot. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil; add onion, bell peppers, carrot and celery and cook until start to soften, 3-5 minutes. And beer and water to deglaze bottom of pan. Yield: ~10 cups. Q&A tomorrow! Be well,
CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS - Last updated: 1/2/2010 HOMEMADE RECIPES snacks and energy bars Energy bars are a convenient source of Calories for use before, during, or after exercise. Most contain about 200 calories per serving/packet. And of course there are the usual questions such as the following (fill in the name of any commercial product): Q.I just read your article on "CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS - Optimizing Personal Athletic Performance - >ENERGY BARS, ENERGY GELS - ARE ADDITIVES HELPFUL??" A.Putting up a lot of metabolism pathways on a webpage is a red flag that there may not be any real facts to back up the claims. The following are several interesting ideas for homemade snacks to take on that next ride. Off the shelf products such as bananas peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Fig Newtons Pop Tarts relatively low-fat chocolate bars like Milky Way. Many people enjoy their own homemade versions of commercial sports drinks. Recipe #1 1/2 cup orange juice9 tbs. Nutrition Information (per 8 ounces):
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Stilton tart Ever since moving into my first apartment many many years ago, I have subscribed to food magazines. The roster has changed a bit, but receiving at least one and as many as five magazines full of glossy food pages has been a constant in my cooking life. I do love cookbooks, oh how I love cookbooks, but I also love how current magazines are and I also love the monthly inspiration. My routine was that every couple of months, I would sit down and tear out recipes that I had flagged, then I would cut them out, then I would tape them into binders I have that are filled with almost twenty years of magazine recipes. Then life got super super busy. I cut this out years ago, the actual recipe is from Gourmet (sob!) Last week was the last of my catered openings at the art gallery (although I hope to do more next year). After gazing at the photo for so many years and cursing the fact that I did not have a rectangular pan, it might have turned out that the tart was a disappointment.
Running Fuel Recipes and Guidelines Vegetarian, vegan, or neither, what you eat around your workouts plays a big role in how you perform and recover. Conveniently for plant-based eaters, this diet is a natural fit for the common workout nutrition guidelines that focus, in general, on “lots of carbohydrate, a little bit of protein.” Here you’ll find articles on what to eat before, during, and after your workouts, as well as information on protein and other important considerdations for athletes. And of course, to help you meet these guidelines, several standby recipes that make getting the nutrition you need easy, convenient and tasty. Guidelines for fueling your workouts 10 Simple Guidelines for Eating Healthier than Ever 5 Keys to the Pre-Workout Meal Everyone Should Know The Least You Need to Know About Fueling Your Run The 7 Secrets of Post-Workout Recovery 10 Foods Worth Eating Every Single Day The Vegetarian Athlete Diet Protein: A Primer for Vegetarians Protein for Vegetarians — A Simple Guide to Getting What You Need
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