sgt. hammer’s BFG meatloaf [cheesy stuffed meatloaf]


A while back in an interview, I was asked by Vaeflare if I had any Heroes of the Storm themed recipes in the works. I responded with this:

“I plan to write some recipes about the heroes themselves. How awesome would it be to take a bite out of Sergeant Hammer’s BFG missile?!” 

I finally sat down and created Sgt. Hammer’s smiley BFG missle… but in MEATLOAF FORM! Spreadin’ the loooove!

If you’re not familiar with Sgt. Hammer’s Heroic Ability, “BFG” or Blunt Force Gun, it’s basically a smiley missile that launches across the map.



Now, this isn’t your ordinary meatloaf… This is a STUFFED meatloaf full of vegetables and cheesy goodness. It’ll explode with flavor!


This recipe has been kicked up with added protein in the form of crispy Quest Protein Chips!



  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. 1 teaspoon of worcestershire sauce
  4. 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
  5. 2 tablespoons of smoked chipotle paste
  6. 2 tablespoons of ketchup
  7. 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  8. 5 mushrooms, chopped
  9. 1/4 cup of broccoli, chopped
  10. 1/4 of shredded pepper jack cheese
  11. 1 onion, 1/2 chopped and 1/2 left in reserve
  12. 3-6 pitted black olives
  13. 1 1/2 lb of lean ground beef (I used 90/10)
  14. 2 bags of Quest BBQ Protein Chips
  15. 1 red pepper


Prep time for this recipe is about 35 minutes. Total cook time is roughly 1 hour 10 minutes. This makes ~5 servings.

Each serving contains: 34g of Protein, 16g of Fat and 2g of Net carbs.


  1. Set a small pan on high heat. Add in your olive oil.
  2. Saute your chopped garlic, mushrooms and broccoli.
  3. Let them cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.


  1. In a large bowl, combine your worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, paprika and ground beef.
  2. Crush 1 bag of protein chips and add it to the meat mixture. Add in 1 tablespoon of chipotle paste. Stir to combine.
  3. Lay a large sheet of plastic wrap on a flat surface.
  4. Put your meat mixture on top of the plastic wrap. Squish the meat against the plastic wrap to make it flat.
  5. Place your sauteed vegetables on top of the flattened meat. Be sure to leave about an inch of room on each side. The ends will require about 2 – 3 inches of space.
  6. Grab the edge of the plastic wrap and begin rolling the meatloaf on top of itself.
  7. Place the meatloaf in a baking dish.


  1. Shape the meat into a “missle” shape — one side pointy, the other side flat.
  2. Cut small wedges out of the red pepper. These will be the “fins” of the missle. Place them in a circular formation on the flat end of the meatloaf missle.
  3. Mix your ketchup and chipotle paste. Spread this mixture over the pointed 1/2 of the missle.
  4.  Cut a mouth and eyes out of your remaining piece of onion. Place them on to the meatloaf.
  5. Slice pupils from your olives. Place them on top of the onion.
  6. Crush your remaining bag of chips. Sprinkle them over the un-sauced portion of the meatloaf.
  7. Cut an olive in half. Use a straw to poke a circular piece through the olive. These will be the rivets. Place them on the edge where the sauced portion touches the chip-coated portion.
  8. Pre-heat you oven to 360° F. Cook the meatloaf for about 50 minutes – 1 hour, or until done.
  9. Eat!


Now you’ll have a tasty and protein-packed meal that will keep you and your Heroes team fed. :)


It’s a very very smiley meatloaf…


See you in the Nexus, hero! 😀

But make sure you duck — never know when that BFG is going to fire from across the map!


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.

verdant spheres [edamame falafels with jalapeño sauce]


Selama Ashal’anore!

Everyone’s favorite vengeful Blood Elf mage, Kael’thas Sunstrider made his way into the Nexus a few months back. I’ve had a chance to play him several times in ranked, but honestly, I’m not super comfortable with his play style.


I’m more of a Jaina kind of gal (awwwwkward). However, Kael’thas is still a super fun hero to play! I mean, c’mon, FREE living bombs?! YOU GET A LIVING BOMB. AND YOU GET A LIVING BOMB. EVERYONE GETS A LIVING BOMB!

And it’s all thanks to those magical Verdant Spheres. Those Verdant Spheres are his signature accessory. A powerful fashion statement only worn by most haute blood mages!

I’ve immortalized these iconic artifacts in food form: edamame falafels! These falafels are packed full of nutrients which will surely keep you fueled during your quest for vengeance.



  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. 1 cup of tahini sauce*
  4. 1 tablespoon of cumin
  5. 1 tablespoon of coriander
  6. 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  7. 5 – 7 cloves of garlic, diced
  8. 1/4 cup of cilantro, roughly chopped
  9. 1/2 cup of parsley, roughly chopped
  10. 1 1/2 cups of edamame, shelled
  11. 1 onion, roughly diced
  12. 2 jalapeños, diced

*To make homemade tahini sauce, combine: tahini paste, garlic, lemon juice, water and salt.


Prep time for this recipe is roughly 15 minutes. Cook time is about 35 minutes. This makes about 3 servings (about 3 falafels each).


  1. Put your onion, edamame, onion, cilantro, 1 jalapeño, and 1/4 cup of parsley in a food processor.blog_verdantspheres_mix
  2. Add in your salt, pepper, cumin, and coriander.
  3. Drizzle in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and pulse to combine.
  4. Continue until it forms a smooth paste.blog_verdantspheres_mix2
  5. Remove and set aside.


  1. Set your oven to 375° F.
  2. Line a pan or baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. Using a spoon, scoop out golf ball sized balls of the falafel dough. Roughly shape them into a sphere and drop them onto the parchment paper. Use a butter knife to smooth out the balls.blog_verdantspheres_balls
  4. Bake for 35 minutes or crispy. In order to keep them green, I decided not to flip them.


  1. Place tahini sauce, jalapeño pepper, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and your remaining parsley in a food processor.
  2. Process until it’s a smooth paste.
  3. Dip a spoon in the sauce and place the back of the spoon against a plate. Drag the spoon up and lift carefully to create a smear affect (or the flame for the verdant spheres).
  4. Place one of the falafels on top of the sauce.
  5. OPTIONAL: Sprinkle parsley over the plate.
  6. Eat!



Now you can embrace AND eat the power of Verdant Spheres! ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ GLORY TO THE SIN’DOREI! ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ