AHI Tuna Burger

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb sushi-grade ahi tuna
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp wasabi paste
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 whole-wheat rolls

For Garnish:

  • Sprouts
  • Avocado
  • Lettuce

Serves: 4

DIRECTIONS

  1. Chop the tuna into chunks and add to a food processor. Pulse a few times to break down tuna.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add tamari, olive oil, lime juice, and zest, cilantro, ginger, Dijon mustard, wasabi paste, salt, and pepper. Mix and add to tuna. Blend until well combined, about 1 minute until it has a consistency similar to ground beef.
  3. Form evenly into 4 patties.
  4. Preheat large sauté grill pan on medium heat for 1 minute. Sear for 2 minutes on each side for rare burgers or longer for more well done.
  5. Serve with fresh sprouts, avocado, and lettuce on a toasted whole wheat bun.

Calories: 465  |  Protein: 39g  |  Carbs: 25g  |  Fat: 24g

Source: AHI Tuna Burger – Muscle & Fitness

Image Credit: AHI Tuna Burger

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Can I Sand My Cutting Board to Get Rid of Rough Edges? — Good Questions

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Q: I recently bought a beautiful handmade cutting board at my local farmers market. They mentioned that they had only oiled it a couple of times and that I should do it again when I got it home, but otherwise it was ready to go. I oiled it and let it sit for a day and then started using it.

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What’s the Difference Between Condensed and Evaporated Milk? — Ingredient Intelligence

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Until recently I was constantly confusing evaporated and condensed milk, especially at the grocery store when trying to remember which one a recipe called for. It didn’t help that the cans look nearly identical. The differences are small, but they can have a big impact on your recipe.

Do you know the difference between condensed and evaporated milk?

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Blue Cheese Vinaigrette/Dip

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By SARAH J. GIM

I made this as a dip first, to accompany Cobb Salad Summer Rolls, then went backwards to the dressing. The dip is just the dressing thinned out with some warm water. Even in the thinner dip form, it works great on a salad. It just needs a stronger shake/whisk to combine.

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped chives
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ to ½ cup warm water

Directions

  • In a food processor, pulse the garlic until finely minced.
  • With the food processor on low to medium-low speed, add white wine vinegar, lemon juice and sugar. Add chives. In a slow stream, add the olive oil.
  • Add the blue cheese and let run until smooth (unless you want a chunky texture).
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • To use Blue Cheese Vinaigrette as a dip, which is warm water until you get the desired, thinner dipping sauce consistency. Garnish with finely minced chives.

Source: Blue Cheese Vinaigrette/Dip – TasteSpotting 

Image Credit Blue Cheese Vinaigrette/Dip

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Can Beer Keep Your Muscles Stronger?

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It’s actually easier to decide to work out than give up your drinking habits. So the tendency of most beginners is to still drink their dose of beer even after deciding to achieve a sexy, fit body. The result? Well, most of us know that beer does nothing but keep you bloat.

But there are rumors spreading nowadays about how beer can actually help you in the gym. Can beer keep your muscles stronger? Find out in this article on Muscle and Fitness:

BEER CAN STRENGTHEN MUSCLES

Good news for all beer-lovers out there—beer can actually make your muscles stronger! Well, that is, if you’re up for the challenge of drinking 154 pints a day.

A recent study conducted by Japanese scientists at the University of Tokushima showed that the flavonoid ingredient found in beer known as 8-prenylnarigenin (8-PN) significantly limited muscle atrophy in debilitated laboratory mice. The mice that were given the flavonoid saw minimal muscle loss compared to other mice that weren’t. The control group experienced a 10 percent decrease in muscle mass. Read more…

So you’d have to die first before you get the muscle building and strengthening benefits of beer – sorry beer lovers! Nutritionist and researcher Kamal Patel actually says that one or two is okay, as there are no studies suggesting beer cause long term harm. More information is on the Daily Burn:

Will a Post-Workout Beer Affect Muscle Growth?

Even the most dedicated athletes need time off to unwind. While partying usually results in nothing worse than a hangover, you may have also noticed that your Monday morning gym session feels harder after a weekend of indulging. While many people extol the virtues of the post-workout beer, it can be difficult to determine what effect alcohol actually has on muscles. Read more…

Ready for the good news? Muscle Prodigy introduces a newly invented beer that aims to enhance muscle recovery and strengthening – the Lean Machine:

POST-WORKOUT BEER IS A REAL THING

This could be good news for those fitness and beer enthusiasts. Canadian company Vampt announced that it plans to release an after-workout beer called Lean Machine, marketed as a “Recovery Ale.” The gluten-free beer contains 7 vitamins, 7 grams of protein and 77 calories per serving — plus 3.2 percent alcohol by volume (and at a drastically reduced 0.5 percent ABV in Canada due to alcohol regulations). It’s supposedly enriched with nutrients, antioxidants and electrolytes to help the body recover after a workout. Read more…

Post workout beer exists, but let’s not forget the fact that beer belly exists too! Just think of the benefits you will gain if you give up your beer habits. An occasional one or two is okay. Aside from sports drinks, there are a lot of other drinks that will maximize your gains in the gym like natural fruit juices or smoothies.

Can beer keep your muscles stronger? Yes! But it needs more studies. For now, have a Lean Machine!

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9 Helpful Strategies for Cooking for Picky Eaters — Reader Intelligence Report

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If you’ve ever had a picky eater in the family, you know first-hand just how frustrating mealtime can be. Figuring out how to get around those food aversions and make mealtime an enjoyable experience can prove trickier than walking a tightrope.

It turns out that many of you are all too familiar with this. Here are your nine most helpful strategies for cooking for picky eaters.

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