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Abs Diet: Muscle-Building Foods
The reasons why these Power 12 foods help build more muscle
If muscles were made from chips and beer, we'd look huge. But they aren't, and we don't -- unless you count that sack o' fat up front and dead center.
If not Doritos and double bock, then what? We decided to delve deep into the human anatomy to find the secret spot on every muscle where the word "ingredients" is stamped. With the help of Jeff Volek, Ph.D., R.D., an exercise and nutrition researcher at the University of Connecticut, and a really big magnifying glass, we found it. Seven foods are on the list: eggs, almonds, olive oil, salmon, steak, yogurt and water. Add these ingredients to your stomach and faithfully follow the directions on the package -- "Lift heavy weights" -- and you can whip up a batch of biceps in no time.
The Wall Street Journal - online
Cooking the fish connoisseurs crave with a top chef; first catch of a four-week season
By KATY MCLAUGHLIN
May 26, 2007
I've cooked plenty of fish. But today, my hands nearly tremble as I try to cut into a $34.50-a-pound fillet of Copper River king salmon from south-central Alaska. It's from the season's first major supply of fresh wild salmon and one of the most expensive, exclusive and hyped fish on earth.
My instructor is chef Tom Colicchio. Owner of acclaimed restaurants in New York and elsewhere and head judge on Bravo's "Top Chef" television show, Mr. Colicchio is known for letting pristine ingredients' flavors come through. He appears slightly annoyed at sharing his kitchen with an amateur. I fumble his instructions to cut the salmon "without pushing down on the flesh," so he takes over and slices effortlessly. "This is good fish," he murmurs as he handles the bright orange flesh, stoking my fear of ruining it.
4 person (s)
30 min (s)
1 pound tilapia or any firm white fish
1 (12 oz) can or bottle light beer
1½ cups (2½ oz) crushed reduced-fat potato chips, such as Baked Lays
½ cup scallions, chopped
¼ cup malt vinegar or cider vinegar