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Ingredient of the Week: Radish

Ingredient of the Week: Radish

Radishes come from the brassica family of vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. They are the edible root of the plant, although you can also eat the green leaves that grow from them if you wish. They are mainly eaten raw, added in to salads…

Cabbage & Radish Stir-Fry with Mackerel

Cabbage & Radish Stir-Fry with Mackerel

Generally I eat radish raw, sliced up and added to salads. I wasn’t aware until recently that you can also cook them. They have been on special offer lately in Tesco, so i’ve been looking for inspiration on what to do with them. I came…

Beef, Beetroot & Radish Salad

Beef, Beetroot & Radish Salad

This is a quick and easy meal to prepare that packs a surprising amount of flavour. If you want it to be meat free, then you could always use halloumi or tofu instead. The capers are optional, as I know they aren’t for everyone. They…

Ingredient of the Week: Hake

Ingredient of the Week: Hake

I always associate hake with Mallorca. This is because on the first British Cycling training camp I went on back in 2010, every night we would have to choose between hake or steak for our tea and that was basically all I ate for the…

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: Celery

Ingredient of the Week: Celery

Celery comes from the same family of plants as parsnip, fennel and surprisingly parsley. It consists of long, thick stalks clustered together around a central base or heart. Raw, it is very crunchy and juicy with a bitter taste, which softens and mellows when cooked.…

Ingredient of the Week: Cabbage

Ingredient of the Week: Cabbage

Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, belonging to the brassica family, like kale, broccoli, cauliflower and swede. There are many different varieties and colours of cabbage, including spring, savoy, white, green and red. It consists of many separate leaves, fitting together to form an almost round shape…

Ingredient of the Week: Chicken

Ingredient of the Week: Chicken

Chicken is possibly my most regularly consumed protein source. This is probably because I just really enjoy eating it. There is not a lot that chicken doesn’t go well with, making it incredibly versatile. As a result of this, I have listed chicken as one…

Ingredient of the Week: Yogurt

Ingredient of the Week: Yogurt

Yogurt, especially natural or Greek, is one of my favourite foods to eat. Fortunately it is also highly nutritious. In its natural form it is simply fermented milk and has been a staple ingredient of the human diet for many hundreds of years, originating from…

Smoked Mackerel, Beetroot & Broccoli Salad

Smoked Mackerel, Beetroot & Broccoli Salad

There is so much I love about this extremely healthy and nutritious salad. For a start, it is ready in 20 minutes. It also contains some of the healthiest foods that I enjoy to eat and packs a whole lot of flavour. As a bonus, it…

Ingredient of the Week: Beetroot

Ingredient of the Week: Beetroot

Beetroot is a another favourite vegetable of mine. Possibly because in restaurants it is often served with many of my other favourite foods, including cheese, smoked mackerel and more cheese. It also just happens to be an incredibly nutritious vegetable with particular benefit to endurance…