Recipes

Panko and Coconut Crusted Tofu by Joanna Tambakis

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Ingredients:

Tofu-2 blocks of firm, frozen tofu.

******I like to freeze tofu beforehand and then take it out of the freezer the night before allowing it to dethaw at room temperature. Freezing the tofu will make its texture denser. An added bonus is that the tofu will be easier to work with when you have to squeeze excess moisture out after unthawing.*******

For the tofu marinade:

  • 1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water to thin the marinade
  • Juice of 1 lime or lemon
  • pinch salt
  • pinch garlic powder
  • pinch ginger powder

For the crispy batter:


Erythritol and Sugared Beans without the Sugar

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Homemade Greek Yogurt



When I first came to Korea, I was pretty appalled by the yogurt selection, and price. Korea loves tiny little portions- which is fine, but when the price is double what you’d pay back home in Canada, for a quarter of the size, you get pretty bummed out. Being the thrifty person that I am, I decided to investigate making my own yogurt. Not only could I save money by making a bigger batch- but I could also control what goes into my finished product. Another problem (for me) with Korean varieties of yogurt, is that they have lots of sugar in them, which I don’t want. So, this was my second reason to opt for a homemade version.

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Convenience Foods- Korean Bodybuilding Chicken

Last year, I worked at an English Hagwon, which is a Korean private study academy. Students here go to these academies after they’ve finished their regular school day. They take classes like English, Math, Science etc… anything to possibly get them a leg up on getting into their preferred Universities once they get to that age. Even though these are elementary students, the pressure for them to perform is already very much present. I now teach at a Public Highschool, but most of the students here don’t go to a Hagwon. That’s because they go to school from 7:50am to 10:00pm. No joke. Some do go to academies after this time- I’ve ran into my students at 10:30 pm on their way to a study hall, or science academy. It breaks my heart but I’ve realized it is not in my power or ability to make any kind of change to the system. I could go on about the pressure and stress of the overworked Korean student, however that is not my goal for today.


Let's Celebrate! Spring Foods Feast


Lately, I've been doing quite a few posts about Spring (HERE, HERE and HERE).  I guess it's no secret by now that it's probably my favorite season.   In the Spring, nature comes alive, and I feel like I do too. Spring inspires me and I always feel so much growth and promise after the cold winds of winter have ceased.

Protein Bread

What do you do when you’ve run out of protein powder and you want something other than meat post workout?

You make protein bread!!!

This turned out to be a happy surprise- I didn’t really know what the result would be, but it was definitely a winner!


Green Pasta with Creamy Mustard Sauce


Spiced Roasted Black Soy Beans

I thought life would slow down a bit after my fitness competition.

I was wrong.

It’s only gotten busier! I don’t even know where all my time goes- but it’s been so hard to find the time to blog!

My workout routine has changed a little bit- now I’m going to the gym everyday. There used to be days where I would be only doing cardio, so I didn’t need to go to the gym- but now actually I’m there everyday.

Even Sundays.

Sure two of my workout sessions are only 30 min ab circuits- but it still takes time to go, warm up, stretch, change, leave etc.

And therefore I have less time to devote to my blog.


Mean Green "Musgo" unPasta

Back in December, I wrote about making "Musgo Stew" HERE. Dave and I were getting ready to go on vacation and had lots of extra food in the fridge that we didn't want to go bad... it was food that "MUST GO".. hence the name. So we put it all together and hoped for the best. We tend to do this every once in a while and most of the time, we get great results!

Rich Protein Fudge Cake For One

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