Go and get the Lettuce

Hi all,

I am going to dedicated Monday blogs to NUTRITION. I thought it would be an appropriate day because a number of you like to take the weekend "off" your awesome diets that you follow during the working week! I don't how these posts will develop - possibly along the lines of:


  • part-informative
  • part- entertaining
  • part-thought-provoking
  • part - vomit-inducing


I was raised by grandparents for many years. One thing that sticks out to me was my grandparent's veggie garden.  It looked something like this:



So many different kinds of things were grown - lettuce, chilli, basil, sugar cane, fruits. To this day my grandmother still has an awesome veggie garden. When I was a kid my grandmother would call out to me or her other grandson (my cousin Chewy) -  "go and get me some "insert Lao word" ...and I'd come back to the kitchen with Lettuce. She would  shake her head absolutely aggravated with my ignorance! haha The only Lao word I knew when it came to vegetables was "lettuce"! So every time she asked me to get something from the garden I would just come with lettuce.

There was always a rainbow of chilli in my grandmum's backyard. 
When we had families get together my uncle would go to a nearby farm out on the way to Richmond and get a live chickens. He'd bring the chickens back home, cut their throats, pluck off feathers - and my aunts would boil the chickens up for the meal. Then as a big family we would all sit around on the floor in a huge circle and eat a diversity of food prepared by the family. The food was FRESH.....and often there was always CHILLI served inside or along side the dishes. Sometimes it felt like we were having Chicken or Papaya salad with our Chilli, rather than Chilli with our food! Pretty much within 7 minutes, noses were running, faces were turning red, there'd be howling from the chilliness of the food; lots of jokes and laughter. Eating was a real, shared experience!

Chilli has a number of significant health benefits including fighting sinus congestion, help relieve migraines, muscle, joint and nerve pain. It's also a great source of vitamin A, C and E.

CHALLENGE for this week - choose from one of the following

1) kill a fresh chicken, de-feather it and prepare a meal with it; or
2) start your own vegetable garden; or
3) Have a meal which includes some fresh chili!

thanks for reading!


TIGERPHOENIX
1) Pendlay row 5x5

2) TRAPS 5x5

3) Behind the neck snatch grip strict press 3x10

4)

a) 50 burpees for time
b) AMRAP 2 - double unders
c) 250m row for time


1) Pendlay row 5x5

2)TRAPS 5x5

3)Behind the neck snatch grip strict press 3x10

4)

a) 50 burpees for time
b) AMRAP 2 - double unders
c) 250m row for time



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