spawning pools [leafy greens quiche]

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Have you ever wondered why Zerglings are in such great shape? I mean, they run marathons around Marines and Zealots without breaking a sweat.

I’m sure the creep spread throughout the terrain helps, but I’m convinced that these little Zerglings have an incredibly healthy diet. Their brood mothers probably make sure they eat all of their veggies before storming the enemy base.

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I assume all the veggies are kept in the spawning pool… That’s why it’s green, right? It’s just pureed leafy greens!

Why else would Zerglings be so fast? Clearly, it’s diet and exercise! Perhaps they use Quest Protein in their creep spread?

UNIT COMPOSITION

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  1. 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  2. 2 teaspoons of salt
  3. 1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  4. a handful of sliced almonds
  5. 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  6. 2 scoops of Quest multi-purpose mix protein powder
  7. 3 eggs
  8. 1/4 cup of milk
  9. 1/4 cup of water
  10. 1/3 cup of fontina cheese, shredded
  11. 1/3 of an onion, diced
  12. 1/3 cup of spinach
  13. 1/3 cup of swiss chard
  14. 1/3 cup of kale
  15. 3/4 cup of coconut flour (or almond flour)
  16. OPTIONAL: 1 tablespoon of beet juice

You’ll also need 4 ramekins.

BUILD ORDER

Prep time for this recipe is about 30 minutes. Total cook time is roughly 25 minutes. This makes about 4 – 5 servings.

Each serving contains: 23g of Protein, 10g of Fat, 21g of Carbs (12g of Fiber)

OPENING

  1. Combine your protein powder, 1 teaspoon of salt,  flour and 2 eggs in a bowl.
  2. Add in your beet juice. The beet juice is just to add color — this step is optional.
  3. Add in your 1/4 cup of water and melted coconut oil. and mix all the ingredients together until a dough forms.
  4. Place your dough on a clean surface that has been dusted by coconut flour (or the flour of your choosing)
  5. Knead the dough into a ball.blog_spawningpools_dough
  6. Divide the dough into four sections.
  7. Place each of the four sections into the ramekins. Mash the dough to fit the form of the ramekin.
  8. Place your almonds on the edges of the dough to make the “teeth” of the spawning pool.
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  10. Bake these ramekins in an oven set to 350°F for 10 minutes. This is just to get the dough to harden up before adding in the filling.

MID GAME

  1. Set a small pan on high heat. Once the pan comes up to temperature, add in your olive oil.
  2. Sweat your garlic and onions. The onions will become translucent when they’re ready.
  3. Add in your leafy green vegetables and cook for about 1 minute, or until they’re wilted.
  4. Place the cooked vegetables in a blender. Add in your milk and blend.
  5. Add in your egg and blend.
  6. Add in your cheese.

LATE GAME

  1. Remove the empty spawning pools from the oven.
  2. Pour your vegetable puree into each of the spawning pools.
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  3. Bake them in the oven set to 350°F for 15 minutes
  4. Let cool for about 5 minutes.
  5. Eat!

GG WP!

Now you’ve got a tasty little treat fit for the swarm!

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Enjoy these healthy snacks while watching the finals of the WCS!

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Or maybe the GSL Code S finals?

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It’ll be an eSports packed weekend for StarCraft II. But don’t worry, you’ll be prepared with these Spawning Pool Quiches. FOR THE SWARM!

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This recipe was created with support from Quest Gaming. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to learn more about how other gamers eat healthy and #CheatClean.

barcraft bites [hors d’oeuvres trifecta]

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Over the weekend, I attended a BarCraft event at my friend’s home. We’ve had BarCraft events here before (with the occasional karaoke involved), but none of this caliber. Blizzard, being the awesome folks that they are, sent Ray some StarCraft swag to help with the festivities.

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PRESENTS!! A GSL calendar, TONS of coasters, authenticators, stickers, and lanyards!

To prepare his bar for eSports, Ray put decorations honoring all of the international StarCraft teams.

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Unlike Joeyray’s Bar on Mar Sara, Ray’s Bar in California does not stock Benson Cognek or Scotty Bolger’s Old No. 8, but there is a plethora of other fine spirits…

blog_barcraftbites_barNo shortage of refreshments here. 

In order to have a proper BarCraft, we had to have proper bar food and that was my job. I created a menu full of finger food that could be easily enjoyed with a beer-in-hand. Each race is proudly represented here in a very foodie fashion:

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For Terran, I’ve created the Hellbat Sliders, turkey sliders with a spicy BBQ base and apple coleslaw. These hellbats won’t damage your economy.

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For Zerg, I’ve created Swarm Host Bites, stuffed mushrooms with mozzarella cheese and Italian sausage. Warning, unlike in-game swarm hosts, these swarm host bites cause major splash damage!

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Finally, for Protoss, I’ve created Tempest Croissants, prosciutto, spinach and mozzarella stuffed croissants. Let these croissants siege your taste buds.

These recipes are meant to be very simple and I will be taking some shortcuts in order to reduce the prep time and the ingredients list.

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