INGREDIENTS AMOUNT FOR 8 SERVINGS 176 g Oreo biscuits 40 g butter, melted 350 g cream cheese 200 g sour cream 1/2 lemon, zested 2 1/2 tblsp custard powder 1 tsp vanilla essence 50 g caster sugar 100 g dark chocolate 100 g double cream 75 g white chocolate METHOD Preheat oven to 175°C/155°C fan/gas 3.5. Smash all but 3 of the Oreos into crumbs and mix with the melted butter. Press 2/3 into the bottom of a lined 20cm spring form cake tin and smooth. Mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon zest, custard powder, vanilla essence and sugar. Spread half over the base, sprinkle over remaining biscuit crumbs and top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Smooth the top and bake for about 1 hour then remove and allow to cool on a wire rack for about 2 hours. Melt the dark chocolate and mix with 70g cream until well combined. Melt the white chocolate and mix with the remaining 30g cream. Spread the dark chocolate all over the ...

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So in the second of this series of expressions of strength I have decided to cover Pole Dancing. As a reminder the purpose of these blogs is to go outside the traditional bodybuilding community and see what other ways people are getting fit, strong, healthy and in this case definitely having a lot of fun. The first blog in this series covered Powerlifting. A discipline which is easily relatable to bodybuilding and muscle. (to read more on that     click here) The stage is set OK so first and foremost let’s no longer call it Pole Dancing. The term used to properly describe the sport (and I say sport deliberately) is Pole Fitness. When I told my family and friends and even some readers of the blog that I was going to a Pole event the first reaction from the guys was, predictably “Oooooh!!!” with a slightly pervy look in ...

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IFBB KZN Ironman Novice Show Results Pre-Judging Ok for the juniors I’m going to try something different. Especially since they are novice juniors. Let me know what you think. Juniors u23, u75kgs and o75kgs These guys got the longest time on stage on the day. I can tell that with the amount of judges there were on the day and the length of time they got on stage, they were definitely judged! The guys all had what the standard gym goer is expected to have. Broadened shoulders and sporting abs. The category was filled with young looking muscle which compounded the detail issue. But they were mainly a bit smooth with some quality 1st time attempts. My feedback for them is: Firstly work on posing. When you’re presenting your hard earned work this is your chance to show it off. Practice posing until it becomes easier. This actually goes for all competitors. Check out the top ...

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Captains log star date: 27th March 2015; 18h00 I am starting this blog post not after the show but before, sitting at the airport waiting for my delayed by 2 hours flight! I am however not solely writing it because my flight is delayed. I have chosen partly to start the writing before the show to represent the journey that what I ASSUME the first timers competing in tomorrow’s (28th March 2015) might be going through. As I wait for my flight in a busy airport I cannot help but liken it to the competitors sitting around waiting until tomorrow. Nothing left to be done, no more training, no more depletion and most likely no more water! The competitors that require it, depending on their weight and the amount of carbs their coach have determined they may need, will slowly be filling up their glycogen stores, watching and hoping their bodies respond ...

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So to add a bit of value to the community and try to add to the ease of your food prep I have decided to give you my experience of Eezi Eggs. I had seen the Eezi Eggs page being liked and posts about the convenience of the product buzzing by on my timeline. After waking up early for the final time one morning cracking open 10 Eggs and separating the yolks (yes I do eat the yolks but not all the time) I decided to take the plunge. One of the first comments I get with regard to most "Health Food" is "It costs so much more!" So the first thing I did was do the math. My Formula as below: (Current Price I pay / 30 Eggs) vs (Price of 1 litre of Eezi Eggs/34 Eggs Including Delivery) R44/30 = R1,47 per egg vs R54.50 = R1,60 per egg OK so the price is ...

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