August 1st, 2012

Steak – Food of Olympians

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Just think how many steaks you could grill on those fiery Olympic rings!!!!!

Turns out, steak is a go-to food of Olympians who need the protein to fuel their amazing feats.

Here’s what one Olympian had to say after a day of vigorous activity at an elite level:   “I definitely need the rest tomorrow, so, big steak and feet up, and ready for Thursday.”

Sounds like a good plan to me. I will be doing the same thing myself . . . just to get ready for MY Thursday!

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March 29th, 2012

Pineapple Steak?

We all know that a beautiful Teriyaki sauce can be enhanced with pineapple to make for an unforgettable steak marinade.

BUT, did you know that pineapple enzymes are a great tenderizer for your steak?

It’s all due to a protein-digesting enzyme called bromelain found in pineapple. Bromelain breaks down the collagen or protein in your steaks – thus, creating a more tender piece of beef.

Read more about this fascinating scientific and culinary topic here.

Want to know how to cook a fantastic Teriyaki and pineapple steak marinade? Click here.

So many uses for the pineapple in your steak creations! Try them and enjoy!

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October 6th, 2010

Football and Steak…

…they just go together.

Well, at least the Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant thinks so.

If you live in the Dallas area, you’ve no doubt heard about the exorbitant amount of money the rookie player spent on a steak dinner for his teammates recently.

If you haven’t had the pleasure, read about it here.

Needless to say, he gives the term “Big Spender” new meaning.

But, I say, if you’re gonna spend thousands of dollars on something, it might as well be steak. Right? Right?

All that protein has to help the Cowboys’ record, we’d hope.

If you’ve got the money, you might as well spend it making the people around you very happy. Very, VERY happy.

Well done, Dez. And if you’re ever feeling that charitable again, you can reach me here at my blog. I respond personally to each comment. Thanks.

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