Recipe: Polenta-Crusted Fried Chicken With A Kick

Ready in 30 minutes Serves 2 Polenta crusted fried chicken with a little smoky spicey kick. Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts ¼ cup polenta salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon of a smoky seasoning blend, I used Mt Elephant Seriously Smokin' ¼ grated parmesan ¼ cup of almond meal ¼ cup plain flour 1 egg 1 tablespoon of water ¼ cup olive oil Method: Cut the chicken breasts into smaller pieces. In a bowl combine the flour and almond meal.  In a second bowl beat the egg with the water.  In a third bowl combine the polenta, salt, pepper, seasoning and parmesan.  Pick up a chicken piece cover it with the flour mixture, dip it in the egg mixture to coat it, then roll it around in the polenta mixture, and set aside. Repeat until all the chicken pieces are done. Add the olive oil to a heavy saucepan (you may need extra to top up.  Once the oil is hot using tongs place several chicken pieces in the saucepan, fry each side for 2 minutes and then set aside. Do this until all pieces a fried.  Ti

SurfAid #MakeAWave 21 Day Update

SurfAid #MakeAWave 21 Day Update

I am proud to be an Ambassador for the SurfAid's #MakeAWave challenge. I had set out to be either surfing, kayaking, canoeing or swimming for 30 days in September however I'm based in Melbourne and current COVID restrictions have impacted this. For the first 7 days of the 30 day challenge I was either kayaking, training with waterfilled training equipment, getting creative or doing surf inspired workouts. Week 2 saw me take my first lay day, kayaking, weight training and I even took out an old wave rider. Over the past week (days 15 - 21) I've been kayaking, creating artworks and I took 2 lay days. 

So far I've raised $316 towards my goal of raising over $1000 to help SurfAid deliver their programs. When you support my fundraising you give people in remote communities connected to us through surfing a hand up, rather than a handout. 

SurfAid's geographical focus is on the heartlands of surfing where few visitors but surfers go, make their work unique. They specialise in working in very isolated villages where the maternal and child mortality rates are some of the highest in the world.

The running total of my effort so far are: 
  • Kayaking: 11 days 
  • At home training: 4 days 
  • Lay day: 3 days - need to do three extra sessions  
  • Artwork: 3 days

Day 15:
  • 8.6 km total kayaking in a K1
  • 65 minutes
Day 16:
  • 9.1 km total kayaking in a K1
  • 62 minutes
Day 17:
  • Creating a watercolour artwork of a wave incorporating 50 roll outs with PTP's Ab Sculpt
  • 10 times 5 rollouts completed on 2 minutes 
Day 18:
  • Creating a watercolour artwork of a wave incorporating 100 presses with PTP's Aquacore
  • 10 times 10 presses completed on 2 minutes 
Day 19:
  • Took a lay day as I had a bit on - will look at doing two paddles in one day in the near future
Day 20:
  • Took a lay day as I had a bit on - will look at doing two paddles in one day in the near future
Day 21:
  • 5.26 km total kayaking in a K1
  • 43 minutes