About This Website

Quality of Protein Powder#1: I care a lot about the quality of the food I eat and, because I  cook and actually EAT my protein powders, I like to make sure that, apart from cooking well and being tasty, they aren’t full of random XYZ-type ingredients. This means that, even though protein companies occasionally send me ‘free’ protein powders to experiment cooking with, I won’t cook (and subsequently eat) any powders containing ingredients I don’t find cut it (like, say, aspartame or soy protein). I never and WILL never, shall we say, hold hands with a powder I don’t fancy, nor will I recommend it to you. It’s about honesty, at the end of the day.

#2: Like I mentioned above, I try to always stay ‘on top of the game’ and am constantly on the lookout for awesome protein pows to cook with. My point here is to only use brands whose products convince me – in the context of quality, taste, and ‘cookability.’ Whenever I get a new protein powder, I play around with it, cook it, test it and taste it. But if I do this, say, once or twice and at the end the product just doesn’t do it for me, it’ll be relegated to the domains of The Forgotten. I just won’t be cooking with it very much, if at all. It’s about making the best possible food for with the best possible ingredients.

general, page 11#3: Something you should keep in mind while checking out my recipes is that there’s certain ingredients that you shall not find here. These include (but are not limited to): white flour, pastry flour, whole-wheat flour, raisins, okra, pickles, soy (this goes for soy milk, soy protein powder, and soy beans – I just don’t like the stuff), aspartame or anything containing it, sugar, margarine and related abominations and anything and everything combining mint + chocolate (I just abhor that combination of flavors).

#4: I measure my recipes in cups, tbsps (tablespoons), and tsp (teaspoons). In addition to measuring my ingredients this way though, I always weigh them using a food scale. I do this to arrive at more accurate gram estimates. I enter these gram readings onto a diet tracking software I’ve uploaded on my computer (I use this one). This is how I calculate my macros (macronutrients) which I then break down into kcals (calories), carbs (carbohydrates), protein, fat, and fiber. Why do I not just use cups/tbsp/etc to measure my macros and forget about the scale? Because I think gram measurements provide a more accurate way of measuring food.


#5 (which relates to #4): A few recipes on this blog do not contain nutritional information. This is because, when I’m away on vacation/fieldwork/business, I don’t take my food scale with me and I more often than not leave my laptop behind. I’m a huge fan of traveling with my protein powders and I always working out when I’m on holiday though so I cook wherever I’m at and continue to upload my my recipes on here – I just don’t measure foods’ macronutrient profile in as much detail. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but I like to travel light and not spend my time away from home numbercrunching and so on.

Mmmmm… This is basically all I can think of (for now). If you have any questions, comments, want to recommend any powders or, well, whatever! just drop me an e-mail at anna@proteinpow.com.

Above all though, THANK YOU! Thank you for sharing this funny passion for protein powder cooking. Here’s to all messy post-workout kitchens, to our gyms and our DOMS, to delicious darrrrk chocolate,  to absolutely yummmmmo protein-packed food, to whoever invented protein fluff, to coffee, and to our ever-lasting commitment to health and fitness! I raise my BCAA-containing BPA-free water bottle straight up to you :-))))