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Sweaty Mess, Eating Lean

T-Minus 2 hours before my next bootcamp workout.

This is the second week of my 6-week fat loss and fitness program with O2 BodyFit. It kicks my butt with high-intensity cardio & strength routines. The trainers push us without breaking us down.

I’m sweaty mess at the end. My muscles and limbs scream from exhaustion.

So far, I love it!

O2 BodyFit Meal Plan - Week 1
I’m also on a new meal plan: more lean meats and more (much more) vegetables.

Here’s what I made for the first week (I tweaked the recipes to cut down on oils and eliminate dairy items):

  • Broiled salmon with a peppercorn-Lime Rub and an Asian slaw with a ginger peanut dressing (no honey)
  • Pan-seared tilapia (no butter) with broccoli slaw and spinach salad
  • Lemon-Thyme chicken with sauteed vegetables (no cheese)
  • Chicken omelette, with kale and cherry tomatoes
  • Ground turkey with Rogan Josh sauce (Saffron Road simmer sauce) over cauliflower rice and spinach salad.

I had plenty of leftovers.

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Adobo Chicken and Bacon

I found my new favorite recipe for adobo thanks to Top Chef winner Paul Qui.
I found his recipe in a Food and Wine article about his late-night eating habits. He always makes a yummy dinner for his fiancée, even if he comes home after midnight.

Adobo Chicken and Bacon
I love that he added bacon to his adobo dish.

Ginger Rice and Adobo Chicken with Bacon
Qui pairs his adobo with ginger rice. The sharp ginger flavor surprised and worried my hubby at the dinner table. After a few more bites, we agreed that the ginger flavors hit all the right notes with the chicken and bacon.

Mark also said he missed my family’s version of adobo chicken when the meat falls off the bone. So – I think I need to cook the chicken longer in Qui’s mix of white soy, fish sauce and chicken broth. The longer cooking time should make the chicken more tender.

#kvpinmybelly : YUM! @pqui 's #Adobo chicken and #bacon. Pairs nicely with ginger rice. Savory, juicy and my new favorite adobo recipe #foodspotting
Bottom line: a classy upgrade to my family’s comfort food.

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Crispy, Fatty, Just Right

Don’t watch Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” on an empty stomach. It’s just cruel. Plus – you may end up scarfing down inferior food.

My mouth watered when I saw this special Hokkaido spot for yakitori. The crispy chicken skin and the pork belly look so good!

Susan and Tom introduced us to yakitori at Hana Zen in San Francisco. They used the original location for their wedding rehearsal dinner. One of the highlights of that meal was the peppers, mushrooms and chicken livers on the yakitori plate.
Yakitori at Hana Zen

We watched the Super Bowl at the Fishermen’s Wharf location with this beautiful view of the bay.
The view from Hana Zen

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