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Clutch – Carnivore’s Corner October 16, 2013

LowDown

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I always have some kind of back story to tell about how I came upon my recipes, and Clutch is no exception.  I was desperately jonesing for a salad one night after a long day of skiing so I slipped into a local Ruby Tuesdays, since they were the only establishment open at the time of my arrival.  After gulping down one heaping plate of salad I went back up for round two.  Since it’s all-you-can-eat, I had to get my money’s worth.  I ended up slapping a few things together that resonated really well with my palate.  As I finished my last bite, I kept thinking how clutch that food was when I needed something hearty and nutrient packed in a short amount of time.  It is now with great pleasure that I offer you… Clutch.

Ingredients:

2 diced hard boiled eggs

1/2 c edamame,

1/2 c chopped black olives

1/4 c sunflower seeds

1/4 c raisins

Preparation:

1. Hard boil the eggs and dice them.

2. Steam a bag of shelled edamame.

3. Add eggs, edamame, olives, sunflower seeds and raisins to a bowl.

4. Mix thoroughly with spoon.

Tips of the Trade

Be sure to get GMO-free edamame. Seek out organic or make sure the package has a specific GMO-free label.  Look in the frozen section of your local health food store for edamame. Seapoint Farms is a good option.

I like to use raw sunflower seeds, but if you like a little extra crunch, go with roasted.

Raisins do the trick in a pinch, but feel free to use goji berries or dried blueberries for an interesting change of events.  I warn you ahead of time though, they are quite more expensive.

Bennies

You want benefits?  I’ll give you benefits.  Eggs are as solid as it gets when it comes to complete proteins.  They have an amino acid profile second to none!  Black olives and sunflower seeds both give you a solid shot of healthy unsaturated fat, edamame is about as close to a perfectly balanced food as you get, and raisins are high in antioxidants and fiber. Remember to smile when you eat this and use good posture when you are seated!

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Kevin Rail

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Clutch – Carnivore’s Corner October 16, 2013

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