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Old 11-08-11, 01:31 PM   #1
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The Feed Zone Cookbook by Lim & Thomas

As an avid cook and seeker of high quality nutrition, I recently purchased a copy of Lim & Thomas' Feed Zone cookbook. In a nutshell, it's awesome. Allen Lim's famous rice cake recipe is included, as well as many others. There was a lot of "out of the box" thinking that went into these recipes. Like tortilla wraps or quinoa and eggs for breakfast? Why not! A quiche without a vegetable shortening crust? Fantastic!

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1934030767

PS. No, i'm not related to any of the authors, just wanted to share!

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There's just so many recipes online already that cookbooks are sort of useless nowadays.
This is where I get my ideas: http://www.askscooby.com/recipes/

I mean, is there anything in that book worth knowing about that's not obvious? Do they give you macro/ micro nutrient ratios for recipes? Do they give you any extra information on nutrition or on what specific recipes to make for what specific types of diet / effort ?
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There's just so many recipes online already that cookbooks are sort of useless nowadays.
This is where I get my ideas: http://www.askscooby.com/recipes/

I mean, is there anything in that book worth knowing about that's not obvious? Do they give you macro/ micro nutrient ratios for recipes? Do they give you any extra information on nutrition or on what specific recipes to make for what specific types of diet / effort ?
If you want an education on nutrition, go to school.
If you want great and healthy recipes, this book is a good choice.
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Most of the concepts in the books that I read are available online in various pieces here and there. Perl training manuals, nutrition concepts, cycling training, etc.
It is nice to have a cohesive collection of concepts in your hands, AKA a book or an ebook. I will add this to my list of books to check out.
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Does this book give nutritional info for each recipe by chance?
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Does this book give nutritional info for each recipe by chance?
Yes it does.
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As someone who studied nutritional science, went to culinary school, and is a huge proponent, of seasonal local cooking...this book is a cut above the rest. While the internet is full of recipes and opinions, this book lets some of the secrets of the inner circle out...like who has gone so far to show you how (step by step) to wrap, and what to wrap the food with for mid ride consumption as by the team soigneurs? This book goes where others never had access.

That was just one example...I frequently have access and chat/hang with a current UCI Continental Pro who is on a team that Lim worked with. He was very up on Lim when i candidly asked him...

You have to keep in mind that in addition to the recipes, this is a dump of his philosophy, etc....It's become my "go-to" book in less than a week, and it's reputation is spreading like wildfire in amongst my circle. It's up there like Friel's Training Bible, and Allen/Coggins "Training and Racing with a Power Meter"...and I think it is third piece to a solid triad for the serious competitive athlete.

In fact I just got done baking my second batch of Banana/Rice Muffins.
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Ok so if I have this book, I will be able to wrap a sandwich using the secret sandwich wrapping techniques only the elite has access to?
DANG!
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Ok so if I have this book, I will be able to wrap a sandwich using the secret sandwich wrapping techniques only the elite has access to?
DANG!
If you're not interested in the book, then move along. You're just coming across as childish.
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I read a reasonable portion of the book on Amazon and it looks excellent. I'll be ordering a copy for myself.
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Me too. Thanks for the info.
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If you're not interested in the book, then move along. You're just coming across as childish.
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Contribute or move along.

Anyhow, I started using goodreads recently and added it to my to read shelf. I recently finished Performance Nutrition: Applying the Science of Nutrient Timing and need another book.
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