That’s right, we’re back and better than ever! As most of you know by now, Tracy and I are the proud owners of Body Designs West/Private Fitness Training (formally known as IFC) located at 10542 Pico Boulevard.
And since I have more time now than I did when my dear brother Lance owned the facility, I am happy to report that I will be writing again. And since September is the month I originally started my blog, back in 2009, I thought it would be a perfect time to do a “reboot”. However, unlike in years past, this time around, I will be “designing” new articles on a monthly basis. I hope you don’t mind too much.
Anyway, enough with the small talk. Let’s get to it…
Many of you ask Tracy and I what our regular “diets” consist of. I think sometimes we get asked that question as a set up for someone to say, “Ha, that sounds awful. I could never eat that!!”; in an attempt to excuse themselves from sensible and healthy eating. Then, after we recite our “menu”, more often than not, the next question is, how do you make that? So, in honor of the fact that wincaldendar.com lists Peppers (specifically Cayenne, Serrano, Chili, Poblano and Jalapeno) among the “Fruits and Veges for the month of September”, here is a recipe that I use all the time that is quick easy and healthy!
Coconut Moca Coffee Grinds – used
Allow meat to sit til roughly at room temperature
If moist, dry meat with a paper towel if moist
Mix the Coffee Grinds, Chili Powder and the Anejo Chili Powder in a 2:1:1 ratio
Grind some Black Pepper over the meat (both sides) and gently pat the other Pepper mix into meat on both sides
Put the Asparagus on some tinfoil and shake the Chili Powder flakes over the top
Wash the Bell Peppers
Light the grill and cook away!
Keep the Asparagus with the tinfoil on the Grill open-faced, use non-stick spray for the grates where the meat and peppers will sit, close the top.
In about 8-10 minutes open the lid, turn the Asparagus over, reposition the peppers so they get cooked/blackened equally on all sides and flip the steak over.
Wait five minutes and check the Asparagus. If done, close foil and keep warm but off direct heat. Continue to move the Bell Peppers if necessary and wait another five minutes and remove the steak – letting it sit for another five minutes or so ’til the juices release. If the Bell Peppers are done to your liking take them off now too.
Then serve a delicious, mouth-watering, metabolism-boosting dinner.
That’s right! Remember, eating spicy foods increases the body’s metabolism.
See Body Designs Body Designs 11: Improving digestion when dieting for the details on how!