Category Archives: vegetarian dishes

Primed Sweet Potato Fries are So Delicious

Sweet Potato Fries are the bomb. They taste sensational, are good for you and go well with any dish. Especially bacon!

EDITED Potato Man


Sweet potatoes
Coconut oil



1. Slice your sweet potatoes into thin strips.

2. Bring your coconut oil to a high heat in your pan.

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Primed Chili Zucchini Noddle Stir Fry

Zucchini is a great green vegetable that is very versatile and nutritious. We use it in our Primed Vegetable Sheets Lasagne. Here is an easy way to enjoy this vegetable on its own or with Turmeric Pepper Chicken Thigh.

I called it a noddle because it’s not quite a noodle!


Zucchini noodles ingredients

2 zucchinis cut into thin strips
Chili flakes
spinach, kangkong or malunggay (quality, fresh greens)
tablespoon coconut vinegar (splash)
tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
tablespoon of coconut oil
salt and pepper

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1. Simply steam your sliced zucchini for 5 minutes maximum. Steam longer if You have more ingredients.

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Top 11 Primed Food Recipes to Learn to Prepare for Healthier Living

Cooking is fun. Yes it can be tiring, hot and you sometimes cut yourself, but IT IS FUN!

Cooking is also good exercise. In fact, you can exercise less and get fit simply by cooking and eating the right food. Primed food. My Primed Journey is proof of that.

Being in hospitality for 20 years, and having my own restaurant in Brisbane for 3 years, I learned to appreciate and love cooking. It means even more to me now as I know I am feeding my family well so they become healthier in body and mind.

It is never too late to learn/master a new skill and even if you don’t know how to boil, poach or scramble an egg you can learn. With our 200,000th visitor to soon visit Primed for your Life (from 125 different countries) I want to highlight our TOP 10 dishes learn to cook/prepare. They are not too hard, not too expensive and they TASTE awesome and have an AWESOME effect on your mind and body.

If you can master yourself you can master anything.

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Filipino Fried Rice – The Primed Version for Longer Life

I LOVE a great Fried Rice. With the right Primed ingredients it can be a meal in itself and something that powers your body and mind all day.

However, with the wrong ingredients and cooked using vegetable oil it will spike your blood sugar levels (and therefore insulin) and can have severe adverse health consequences.

Dr. Cate Shanahan (chief nutritional doctor of the L.A.Lakers and respected author of Deep Nutrition) surveyed hundreds of patients in New Zealand that were admitted to the hospital for a heart attack, and discovered that every single patient that just had a heart attack had consumed foods made with vegetable oils with their last meal before the heart attack…Scary huh! Information from this site.

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How about a healthy and nutritious Primed Filipino Fried Rice? One that you can add your own twist to by including local vegetables that suit your budget. Vegetables like Malunggay, Okra and Kangkong can all be used in this dish besides the ones mentioned. Imagine the nutritional value of this version with your Pork or Chicken instead of just plain white rice? Here, you are giving your mind and body high performance fuel.


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Malungay, the rich man’s vegetable!

Malunggay used to be known as the poor man’s vegetable in the Philippines. Maybe it is true with respect to material wealth, but those who eat a lot of malunggay are rich in health due to the myriad of health benefits derived from this abundant and wondrous small leaf.

The malunggay tree is known as the miracle tree for good reason. The leaves, stem and even roots have properties that have some of these benefits: anti-ageing, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, increase sperm count and beauty/skin treatment among others.

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LASAGNE with Vegetable Sheets (not pasta)

Here is a complete meal in one nutritious slice. It might take a couple of hours of cutting vegetable and other preparations but it is definitely worth the effort. It is also a dish that can be stored in the fridge and eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner on subsequent days.

Traditional lasagne is usually creamy and involves layers of wheat sheets of pasta. As we know, wheat contains gluten, to which a growing number of people have difficulty digesting and choose to avoid. If you are like me and want to reduce (or eliminate) grains and/or gluten in your diet then here is an alternative to the traditional lasagne.

By substituting the pasta sheets with zucchini, squash and eggplant sheets you are making this dish far healthier. You are choosing higher quality foods that won’t spike your blood sugar and are therefore fuelling your body with optimal sources of calories.

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It is always hard to think of a vegetable dish to prepare for yourself. Most of the time you are thinking of rice or pasta because it’s easier or faster to prepare. No peeling, no cleaning – just boiled water, salt and oil, or even just the rice cooker.

Here is something that will give you inspiration.



Broccoli and Cauliflower "Rice"

Firstly, let me confess, I loved rice. Especially white and fluffy, it goes well with so many dishes. I had been eating rice my whole life, especially as a boy when I lived in Singapore and Hong Kong, and even for the last 13 years whilst living and working in Manila.
However, with my new Primed Lifestyle, rice (and all grains), are out of my meal plan so I wanted to find a more nutrient dense alternative.
There is nothing fundamentally unhealthy about rice other than that it is a high glucose, high energy food that is meant to fuel active humans. Even as a triathlete who exercises very often, I now prefer my new, healthier alternatives and have found my performances improving.