Let’s get one thing straight, right here, right now. I am not a chef. I have no culinary background. And I literally have no idea what I’m doing in the kitchen. I just like trying new things and I’m not scared to f*ck up. Well, that’s a lie, but it sounded brave.

So I was brave this weekend. I marinated these spare ribs for almost 3 days (because my propane ran out and I was too lazy to get a refill) and when I finally had the ability to grill these suckers up, I decided to take a chance. You see, I have never grilled spare ribs before. Only crockpotted (that is a word, don’t question me) them. I knew I was going to be lucky if they turned out how I wanted them to. So I did the smart thing and only grilled up one of the racks of spare ribs. And guess what happened. It didn’t work. I mean, it cooked through and it tasted good, but the meat was tough as balls. Not that appetizing and/or satisfying. So, like any smart person would do, I went back to my comfort zone. Crockpot. God bless that thing. I blame it on how the ribs were cut, but what would I know. I have no butcher experience either. Fail.

This recipe is a little bit like this one. But less intense. The pictures on that recipe are definitely more intense. Meaning gross.

I just started listening to Dance Cardio, Electronic Cardio, and Rap Strength Training stations on Pandora. I effing love it. My CrossFit classes don’t. Sorry classes, you have poor taste. That’s just a fact.

Did you know Sergio is doing a celebrity guest post on Friday? I have started to ask some of my friends to post about their lives and what they eat like on a normal day. First up, the one and only Serge. If you don’t know who that is, don’t worry, you will soon. He’s featured consistently on my instagram because we spend a large chunk of time together. The only thing our friends do is give us sh*t about being in a relationship, which we are not. He’ll explain why on Friday. Should be interesting, especially since he won’t show me the post. I feel like doing these celebrity guest posts on Fridays might have been a bad idea. Balls.

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Asian Marinated Crockpot Beef Spare Ribs
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Serves: 2-4

  • 4-6lbs Grass Fed Beef Short Ribs
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Aminos
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon siracha (or other hot sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Place spare ribs in a large baking dish or shallow dish.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, other than the ribs.
  3. Pour marinade over the ribs.
  4. Cover and place in fridge to marinate for 8+ hours. I did 2+ days, but that’s because of laziness. You don’t have to be a lazy ass like me. Taste paid off though.
  5. Place ribs in crockpot.
  6. Pour extra marinade on top. You shouldn’t need extra liquid, but if you do, just add a couple tablespoons of water.
  7. Turn crockpot to low and cook for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender and falls off the bone.
  8. OMG eat them.