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Ingredient of the Week: Butternut Squash

Ingredient of the Week: Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is one of the most common of winter squashes found in Britain. Confusingly though, winter squashes are not only harvested or even grown in winter, it is just they take a longer time to grow than the summer variety. They are from the 

Chicken & Butternut Squash Tagine

Chicken & Butternut Squash Tagine

For this recipe I cheat a little and use a pre-made Moroccan Harissa spice mix. It’s basically a mixture of ground cumin, coriander, chilli powder and cinnamon, so if you can’t get hold of the mix then just use a combination of these. It will 

Chicken, Pear & Butternut Korma

Chicken, Pear & Butternut Korma

As I mentioned in my last recipe, Tesco were selling pears cheap so I bought a bag. As I don’t particularly enjoy eating them whole, I’ve been looking for ideas to include them in savoury recipes instead. Fruit in savoury dishes is something people either 

Mushroom, Kale & Squash Risotto

Mushroom, Kale & Squash Risotto

A hearty enough meal to be served on it’s own, especially if you are a vegetarian. If you eat cheese, then chunks of goats cheese, feta or parmesan are great added at the end of the cooking process, just before serving. When I make this 

Roast Squash with Spicy Quinoa

Roast Squash with Spicy Quinoa

Quinoa is an incredibly nutritious grain that can be substituted for pasta or rice. What sets it apart from other grains is that it has an unusually high level of protein in it. Most plant based foods can not be classed as a complete protein, 

Venison, Chickpea & Pumpkin Tagine

Venison, Chickpea & Pumpkin Tagine

This tagine can be either made on the hob or in a slow-cooker. The venison can be swapped for beef if you prefer, and the pumpkin can be replaced with butternut squash. The apricots give sweetness, balancing out the spices and the flaked almonds add 

Pumpkin & Chorizo Quinoa

Pumpkin & Chorizo Quinoa

I’ve made a couple of versions of this recipe in the past but using butternut squash instead of pumpkin. Either work well, so use whichever you prefer. Roasting is another really delicious way to cook pumpkin and its mild, sweet flavour works really well with 

Pumpkin & Chard Dopiaza

Pumpkin & Chard Dopiaza

Dopiaza means double onions and refers to a curry that contains at least 2 types of onion. Each type are added at a different stage and so bring additional taste and texture to the finished dish. In this case, red or white onion, depending on 

Staying Healthy Over The Winter Months

Staying Healthy Over The Winter Months

As an athlete it is particularly important to ensure I do everything possible to avoid illness or infection. If I get ill, this means I have to stop training, which can have a detrimental effect on my performance in any upcoming races, as well as 

Ingredient of the week: Spinach

Ingredient of the week: Spinach

Spinach is a dark green, leafy vegetable coming from the chenopodiaceae or goosefoot family of plants, the same as beetroot, chard and surprisingly quinoa. It is one of the most popular vegetables I include in my diet. This is hardly surprising as it is so 

Ingredient of the Week: Egg

Ingredient of the Week: Egg

As a child I adored egg, preferably scrambled or fried. For some reason when growing up I claimed I didn’t like pasta and so whenever Mum made pasta bolognese for tea, I would have “Chucky Egg” instead. Basically mashed up boiled egg with butter and 

Learning to Bake Bread

Learning to Bake Bread

For a long time now I have wanted to learn how to bake bread properly. I just love the smell and taste of it when freshly baked and so wanted to be able to replicate it myself. As a child, Mum used to have a