Posts tagged healthy

5-Ingredient Almond Energy Bars

What’s up people. Happy Saturday. I hadn’t planned on cooking anything today but whilst digging around the cupboard I found an unopened packet of almonds waiting to be eaten. I also had some dates, cranberries and coconut ready to go, so boom – these delicious almond energy bars were born. A small handful of almonds… Continue reading

Cashew, Cranberry and Coconut Balls

We’ve got this book-borrowing-bookshelf set up in the canteen at work, where the idea is that you can take any book you want home as long as you replace it with a book of your own. Pretty cool idea. I was having a dig through the other day and found this great looking book of… Continue reading

Thug Kitchen Spiced Chickpea Wraps with Tahini Dressing

Yesterday I stumbled across what is now my new favourite cookbook – Thug Kitchen, Eat Like you Give a Fuck. I read a snippet online which included the following quote from the opening chapter: Amazing. I bought my copy straight away. That pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the book. Full of… Continue reading

Simple Green Maca Smoothie

A quick Google search will tell you all you need to know about the numerous health benefits of the maca root. It’s my choice ‘superfood’ powder now since reading about the health dangers of spirulina. There’s just 5 ingredients in this smoothie – coconut water, spinach, apples, cucumber and maca powder. The end product is… Continue reading

10 Minute Chickpea and Bean Salad Bowl

Its the middle of another busy week. I had a job interview today which has meant that I’ve spent much of the last few days preparing interesting things to say about myself. Added to my usual training schedule, I haven’t had any time to cook this week! Tonight I wanted to get back in the… Continue reading

Ultimate Scrambled Ackee Breakfast

Growing up with a Guyanese mum, I was never introduced to Ackee as a child. The Guyanese don’t each much Ackee and often consider it an inedible fruit. You’re more likely to find ackee being cooked in Jamaica (of course), in one of the other Carribean islands or in its native West Africa. It wasn’t… Continue reading

Explorations into Mac n Cheese – Part 2 (the lumpy one)

Here we go then. Second attempt at making some proper vegan mac n cheese. In part one I tried to stick as closely to my old (non-vegan) mac n cheese recipe as possible, simply replacing the dairy ingredients with non-dairy substitutes. It was OK but only a starting point. Today I’ve followed a recipe that… Continue reading

High Energy Date Balls

I was asked today what I like to eat on long training rides. I replied that I’ve recently ditched energy gels in favour of natural whole foods like dates and raisins after learning that they perform just as well as sports jelly beans for prolonged cycling. Inspired by this conversation I wanted to create a… Continue reading

Teriyaki Vegetable Noodles

These teriyaki vegetable noodles were inspired by a recent trip to the Bun Penny pub in Lee-on-Solent. I was down there catching up with family and their ‘Teriyaki roasted vegetable noodles’ were the only vegan option on the menu. I’m not sure why I was surprised but the dish was actually really good, especially their… Continue reading