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To those of you who have come over form the #tasteofeire page firslty thank you and welcome. Here I try to detail the food/recipes posted on social media so you guys can get a clearer understanding of how it is made and what little effort it takes to cook delicious food. I am always on the lookout for new ideas so if there are any suggestions please feel free to engage with me on here or on Instagram etc. as I am really interested in learning more about food, cooking, ingredients, diets, health and everything in between.

I eat thereforeย I lift

My name is Shane, 27 from Dublin. I am currently a F/T business student in DIT. I almost never post the nutritional value of food but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. I measure everything to the gram bar the veggies unless I’m eating large quantities.
I’m not a PT, not quite shredded either (although working hard on that) but mainly I just love to Eat Delicious food and need to compensate for that. The point is, dieting, eating healthy, counting macros etc isn’t my area of expertise but cooking certainly is. Somehow I’m trying to combine the two and strike a balance that allows me to stay on track but also enjoy it at the same time. Real food doesn’t have to be boring and certainly shouldn’t make you fell guilty either. As Tony Bourdain said ” the body is not a temple, it’s a roller coaster that goes up and down so enjoy the ride.

The reality is, the food photographs on Instagram are only a small percentage of what is eaten throughout the week. Everyday “foodporn” on a plate is unrealistic and unsustainable unless you can stay ant home all day and cook it. Usually, the visually appealing food is made maybe twice or three times a week. Most of the time it’s basic and eaten out of a lunch box. Nutritional value is far greater than the visual so be sure to lay those foundations first and then move onto the aesthetics.

The Recipe

Scroll downย to see how 4 basic ingredients transform into an amazing meal.
Stongroots sweet potatoes x100g
Turkey burger X1
Spring onion
Spinach
Mayonnaise/dressing

293 calories
28 Protein
22 Carbs
9 Fat

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Tried & Tested: Shredded Chicken & Hot Sauce

I am REALLY diggin’ this combination lately. Not only is it delicious but also effortless to make from scratch. Any brand of hot sauce will do, although I highly suggest using the Franks Original or Buffalo flavors because you will only need 1 or 2 tablespoons, packs a punch, inexpensive and available in the majority of shops.

Ingredients

Chicken breast

Spring onions

Red onions

Peppers

Mushrooms

Chilli’s

Franks hot sauce

Grated cheese

Hot salsa

Sour creme or Creme fraiche

Spray Oil (coconut used in this recipe)

Tortilla (optional)

 

 

For maximum efficiency & speed I like to use the George Foreman (GF) while the veggies cook away on the pan. ย A few sprays of the oil on each will be more than enough. Then, when the chicken is fully cooked put it into a bowl, take two forks and gently shred the chicken up and mix in two tablespoons of the hot sauce.

If you’re having a tortilla toast it on the GF until everything else is ready it will only take 3 or 4 minutes. Put everything into a bowl and top it off with the cheese, salsa and sour creme.

It’s as simple as that – nothing else involved in making this for lunch or dinner. Literally made in 15 minutes so it’s great to have on days when there’s not much time to prepare food or getting in late in the evening.

Shane

FFCreations # 12 Heuvos Mexicanos

Like spicey food?… Then you definitely need to have these. The ingredients are simple because I have yet to go food shopping so I literally just reached for what I could from the press.

Traditional Mexican eggs are filled with rice, fried beans and guacamole along with a while host of veggies and meat.

Seeing as I did not have most of the ingredients above didn’t matter, just improvise instead with what you have ensuring the main ingredients are eggs & chilli. Just make it is spicy AF 🔥

Under the ingredients list is the name of the brand & store that I purchased them in. Once again the macros are uploaded onto Myfitnesspal, just search for the heading under feastfoodcreations.

Ingredients

3 medium free range eggs (Kerrigans butchers)

1 wholemeal tortilla wrap (Tesco)

30g light creme fraiche (Tesco light choices)

25g grated mozzarella cheese (Ardagh, Aldi)

50g El Paso Mild Cunky Salsa.

2 lean smoked bacon medallions (Brannans, Aldi)

5g coconut oil (coco loco, Aldi)

50g red onikns, peppers & jalapenos.

 Method:

Basically just scrambled eggs.

  1. Pace the tortillas on a griddle pan and let them slowly toast away (alternatively just put the oven or microwave until soft).
  2. Roughly chop the veggies & Bacon & fry in the cover oil in a pan for 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a bowl with some salt/pepper.
  4. Veggies are soft add in the eggs and turn down the heat slightly stirring until the eggs begin to scramble.
  5. Add in the cheese & mix.
  6. Lay out the tortilla flat nd start with the salsa on the bottom, then the eggs.
  7. Top it off with the creme fraiche & crushed chilli flakes.

(Tip: soft goats cheese goes really nice and adds a creamy texture if that’s your things. If not, enjoy as is)

 

FFCreations #9 Burrito Bowl

Nutritional information for this recipe can be found on myfitnesspal by searching for “feastfoodcreations” in the database.

Usually by the end of the week, there does be plenty of odd bits lying around the fridge. 

Half empty packets of cheese, vegetables chopped but never used and multiple jars of the same spices all opened and disorganised on the rack.

Worst of all, fresh Meat that has been bought or defrosted that needs to be used asap or it goes in the bin. Waste of money and time!!

One of best ways of eliminating waste (apart from Currys & Bolognese) and managing to keep it light, quick and easy is to lack everything into a Burrito Bowl…

Of course, there aren’t any rules so throw in whatever is available. Below is my own take on one of my favourite foods when I need too clear out the press or just want a decent feed.

Burrito Bowl (serves 2)

Ingredients:
Choose either: 2 x Spicey Turkey Burgers or 2 x Chicken Fillets

250g Wholegrain Rice

60g Mozzarella Cheese

40g Creme Fraiche

20g Coconut Oil

2 Peppers

2 Garlic Cloves

1 Red Onion

1 Spring Onion

Baby Spinach (handful)

1 tbsp Cayenne & Paprika

1 tbsp Turmeric

20g Red/ Green Jalapenos

40g hot sauce/salsa (optional)

Seasoning – Rock Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper.

Method:

Simply cook the turkey/chicken in a large pan with the coconut oil.

Roughly chop up the vegetables and add them in too.

Season, and cook for 10 minutes over a medium heat.

Mix in the spices – continue cooking over a medium heat.

Heat the rice in the microwave.

In a separate pan, melt some more of the coconut oil and add in some spring onions.

Add in the rice and fry then add in the Turmeric. 

Cook for a few minutes over a medium heat.

Assemble in a bowl starting with the rice, baby spinach, meat & veggies.

Top off with cheese, creme fraiche, jalapenos, (and hot sauce or salsa for an extra kick).

Nutritional Content based on 2 bowls.

  • Total Calories: 1308
  • Total Protein: 109g
  • Toatal Carbs: 114g
  • Total Fat: 46g