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Pizza Day

As a kid, I remember the question “What is your most favorite food?” I also remember my response; PIZZA! Well, the pizza options usually contain gluten and sugar, even in the sauce. These days it’s not easy to find healthy alternatives. Kara Lee and I took a quick trip to Whole Foods Market where we found all of the ingredients for this delicious gluten free Paleo Pizza.

Bring on the gains because with this option you can totally remove “cheat meal” from your vocabulary. I won’t lie I would rather have a bourbon than grain-filled food that will ultimately lead to bubble guts later. My friends, it’s now possible to have a cheat meal but not actually cheat.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Preheat oven 450 degrees.

Crust:

Combine in food processor:

  • Half head of raw cauliflower
  • ½ cup almond meal/flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Few sprigs of parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Form into ball and drain excess liquid with cheesecloth.

Pat flat onto pizza stone or greased cookie sheet.

Pre-cook crust in oven for 8 minutes, reduce heat to 350.

Sauce:

Combine in food processor:

  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 can organic roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar

Now, the fun part. Sauce the crust, sprinkle the grass fed cheese, and add all your favorite toppings. We used rotisserie chicken, Portuguese sausage, bacon, uncured pepperoni, and black olives.

Bake for 8 minutes. Then broil on high for 2 minutes.

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Bone Broth

I’ve never experienced such an epic work out like I did my first time supplementing with Bone Broth. Think outside of the box. Think about this: What gave our ancestors the strength to fast for days when supply was low yet still have energy to hunt and survive? Jittery pre-work out formulas are full of unknown ingredients that possibly do more harm than good. Guilty! I’ve used them in the past and absolutely loved the rush of energy and the unstoppable feeling I would get from “two scoops.” I, however, did not enjoy the jitters or the crash I would have later on in the day.

It’s time to turn to Mother Nature and look at holistic/organic approaches to pre-workout supplementation geared towards the athlete. At the time I was listening to many podcasts on health and wellness and I kept hearing the buzz about bone broth and how “the liquid gold has gut healing properties and turns you into a super human.” Naturally I was curious to know more. After some research, a trip to the local market, and a stop to see Jack at http://www.healthyheritagebeef.com/ we had everything to make our first batch. Aside from the gut healing probiotics and collagen protein this stuff is also amazing if you’re feeling under the weather or even nursing a hangover.

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     Crockpot: 7 quarts

     Yields: About 10 pints

     Ingredients:

  • Low Heat 24-36 hours (DONT LET IT BOIL)
  • (Free roaming) Chicken feet
  • (Free roaming) Chicken carcass
  • ¼ Ounce Apple Cider Vinegar
  • (Grass fed) Beef knuckle
  • (Grass fed) Marrow bones
  • (Grass fed) Beef neck
  • Herbs of your choice
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Fill to the top with quality filtered water. I use a Soma water filtration system check them out. https://www.drinksoma.com

When do you consume this super power pre-workout? I take a little more than a pint with me to the gym and drink it on the way. It takes me about fifteen minutes to get to the gym and by then its doing its magic. I stretch and let the gains begin!

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Where Athletic Performance Starts in the Kitchen

This is Your Machine Your Body. Where I post snapshots of my life, mostly what happens in my kitchen. It is important to know what you feed your body and what yields the most results across the board. Here we stay far away from slogans, trendy products, unknown chemicals and unnatural supplements. 100% all natural gains for the body and the mind.

We are taking it back to our ancestral roots and way of life.  If it is not a whole food found in nature, then you won’t find it here.

Enjoy the pictures, tips and recipes provided as your guide to a healthier lifestyle for an overall quality of life. Thanks

Justin Kucsulain
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