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Apr 17, 2013 >> G&F Extra! The Great Recipe Race

Marianos Alex Vasileski Workout

In this week’s G&F Interview, we challenged A Mind and Body Total Fitness founder Alex Vasileski to show us some workouts on the go. At the Mariano’s Fresh Market. Alex chatted us up about proper form and knew the weight of every household object (from a bag of rice to a gallon of milk). Check out the G&F Interview here.

But once we finished, we wanted to take the challenge one step farther. Alex’s 360 degree training program not only consists of physical strength and mental prep, he’s also a health nut when it comes to his meals. We picked one of his favorite recipes and had clues made up to direct us to one of his go-to meals. The result? A race for the recipe—complete with battling carts and photo finish.


estimated prep time: 10 minutes
estimated cook time: 5 minutes

1 cup cooked Sushi Rice
1 can (about 15 oz) Black Beans
2 fresh Ahi Tuna Steaks (4 to 6 oz each)
1 Roma or Plum Tomato, chopped
1/4 small onion, chopped
Cajun Seasoning
Olive Oil
Fresh Cilantro

Pour beans into saucepan and warm.

Sprinkle each side of the tuna with Cajun seasoning. Drizzle a small amount of oil into the skillet and heat oil until very hot. Add tuna and sear for two minutes on each side. Don’t overcook!

While tuna is cooking, heat rice in microwave.

Place beans on top of the rice, top with a piece of tuna and garnish with tomato, onion and a little cilantro.