Friday 15 January 2010

Exotic meats

Hopefully, by the time I get home there will be a delivery of "exotic meats" waiting there. I ordered 4x venison steaks, 2x buffalo steaks and a buffalo roasting joint. 'cause, dammit, venison is really really tasty, low in fat and high in protein and we both like it and I though it'd be nice to have some buffalo too, to try. So I've planned for venison steak and various veggies for dinner tonight along with a nice bottle of red (cheat #2 this week - in theory I'm allowing myself up to 7 out of 35 meals to be cheats, at 80% compliance, though something like fish&chips once would count for all 7 that week in all likelihood!).

Anyhoo, this morning I tried Grape Nuts on my greek yogurt and fruit and they were laaaaavly! They a lot harder than the ones that come in the EAT yogurty mixes, but nice nonetheless. Quite carb heavy compared with my usual (so far) flaked almonds, but I think that's OK.

Lunch had some of that amazing honeyed goats cheese in my salad. Man, that stuff is heavenly; creamy and sweet but definitely cheese-like in flavour at the same time. Goes exceptionally well with walnuts, capers and lemon juice over a spinach and sweet pepper base.

Aaaand here's the glorious steak; yes the order arrived :o) :-

[photo - er, except we ate it and I forgot to take a photo *ahem*]

Exercise - 47 minutes weights (HRmax 183, HRavg 162 - I've upped the weights on my leg curls and lunges with cable pulls and changed from pull-ups to chin-ups and 3x8 at 30kg assist on those. New routine next week!)

B - Greek yogurt with 1 scoop vanilla whey, frozen blueberries and a sprinkle of Grape Nuts
S - Nakd bar; Berry Cheeky
S - 1 scoop chocolate whey in semi-skimmed milk (there wasn't any skimmed ;o))
L - salad - spinach, sweet pepers, capers, spring onions, walnuts, goats cheese and lemon juice
S - tangerines
S - carrot and houmous ("accidentally" ended up eating twice as much of this as intended as it'd been out of the fridge too long and needed eating up)
S - mini Babybel Light
D - venison steak with sweet potato, broccoli and 1/2 bottle of red wine

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 139.5 (27.3%)
Carbohydrate (g) 165.6 (30.4%)
Fat (g) 63.4 (28%)
Alcohol (g) 41.6 (14.3%)
Fruit & Veg 12.8


  1. Hey, where did you get your meat from? I bought venison, buffalo, kangaroo and ostrich from Alternative Meats but I've not yet tried the buffalo - might look for a good casserole recipe and make it for dinner!

  2. I got it from Alternative Meats too :o) (totally your fault for having the link off your blog :oD) The buffalo steaks were pretty expensive but look well worth it.

    I'm just putting together another order with goat and rose veal in (and a pheasant to roast for next Sunday *dribble*); the goat looks like a great alternative to chicken in my curries, different taste as a change for the mouth but roughly the same nutritional values (sliightly less protein and sliiiightly more fat, but not enough to be bothered by it).