Posted in diet, health, recipe

Just a Thor’s Day Recipe

Happy Thursday! A day named after (you guess it) the Norse god Β of thunder, Thor. So today, I will be sharing a recipe inspired by this pagan god. ^_^ How? By cooking using ingredients that are believed to be sacred or related to him.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs goat meat (chopped)

According to legend, whenever away from home for more than a day, the god Thor will cook his two goats (then resurrect them the following day. Convenient and he will never starve for sure but I can’t imagine what the goats might have felt like. x_x By the way, the goats also pulls Thor’s chariots and the thunder? That will basically be the chariot and their hooves marching up the skies πŸ˜› ) Thor is also known for his generosity and love for mankind and so, according to another legend, Thor generously shared goat meat to a human family. However, the boy broke one of the bones to suck out the delicious marrow. The following day, when Thor resurrected his goats, he found out that one of his goats was limping. He was furious and demanded those humans to be his servant.

But if you don’t feel like eating goat meat, you can opt for a lamb. πŸ™‚

  • 3 garlic cloves

Sacred to Thor, garlic protects against lightning, and is specifically a ward against the “unseelie” Alfar of Svartalfheim. Also, according to the pagan lore, wearing it while there invokes Thor’s protection.

Other herbs below… because Thor is a patron of farmers. He brings lightning, storms and rain. So we’re talking about water and rain here, something prayed for by farmers to grow crops. πŸ™‚

  • 3 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • 3 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1Β½ teaspoon cracked whole peppercorn
  • Β½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

And something to put a bit more taste to the dish. πŸ™‚

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions for cooking:

  1. Put the rosemary, garlic, thyme, salt, and red pepper flakes in a food processor. Hit the pulse button until the ingredients are fine and mixed well.
  2. Pour the olive oil in the food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Push the pulse button for 3 to 5 seconds.
  3. Arrange the chopped goat meat (or lamb if you prefer that) in a Ziploc bag. Pour-in the olive oil mixture and add the cracked whole peppercorn. Make sure that the chops are fully coated. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  4. Remove the bag from the fridge. Let the chops reach room temperature.
  5. Heat-up the grill. Grill each side for 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with your favorite vegetable side dish.
  7. Share and enjoy! (Because hey! The god of lightning is a generous god according to legend! πŸ˜€ )

There it is.. this will serve around 4 people. ^_^

Happy Thor’s day!

Tintin

(PS: recipe inspired from chef V. Merano post)

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Posted in breakfast, diet, health

Simple French Toast “healthier version” (beat the time, eat on time :D)

Sometimes, a girl just needs more snooze.. but that doesn’t mean that breakfast should be skipped. NO NO NO! If you want to start the day right, skipping breakfast is definitely not the right way to do it. However, who says sleep needs to be compromised either. πŸ˜›

Below is a simple French Toast I prepared this morning using the healthy stuffs in my inventory. It’s super simple, I think I did it while still half-asleep, in my pajamas, while waiting for the water to fill the rim of my pail (for a morning bath πŸ™‚ )

Because, again, BREAKFAST is important. Skipping meals is a NO NO. But sleep also matters. πŸ˜€

Time consumed: 5 minutes

What you’ll need: 2 slices of whole wheat bread, 1 medium sized egg, 1/3 cup non-fat milk, 1 tbsp honey, 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder,

Directions:

  1. Preheat a non-stick pan over medium-low Β heat. Grease it lightly. I just sprayed a lil olive oil to mine but you can use butter/ margarine as well. The latter will result to a tastier toast.
  2. While preheating, you can combine and whisk together egg, milk, honey and cinnamon. Do so until smooth.
  3. Soak the bread slice in the mixture until saturated. Β I do mine one at a time so it wouldn’t be messy. x_x I know some people will dip all slices at once (it depends on you, really πŸ˜€ ) One more thing, doing french toasts using whole wheat bread is less messier that doing it with white bread since the slices can hold more mixture. White breads got easily soggy and soaked in the mixture. (go wheat bread, go! ^_^) anyway, going back…
  4. Now you just have to transfer the bread unto the preheated pan. Cook until golden brown, that’s about 1 minute. Flip and do the same for the second side.If you want to toast it a bit more, you can put a lid on top.
  5. Slice french toast in half (or eat them as is rawwwr!).
  6. You can serve it with honey or (personally, I prefer) fruits. This morning, I just ate it with a banana.

This breakfast is heavy and despite the challenges at the workplace,I didn’t feel any hunger at all before lunch time. It also satisfies my sweet tooth. πŸ™‚

I do hope you’ll try it. Let me know what you think about it. Or if you have another version yourself, kindly share below so I can try making them myself. πŸ™‚

To health and happiness πŸ˜› ,

Tintin