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Ingredient of the Week: Leek

Ingredient of the Week: Leek

Leeks are from the same family of vegetables as onion and garlic. They are made up of two parts, the long thin stem, which is white and the green tip, which fans out at the end. The white part makes up around two thirds of…

Carrot, Leek & Sprout Stir-Fry

Carrot, Leek & Sprout Stir-Fry

I’ve recently discovered how tasty sprouts can be when stir-fried. They work really well with Asian flavours like the sesame and ginger that is in this recipe. It is yet another one of my quick and simple throw everything in the one pan and stir…

Quinoa with Stir-Fried Winter Vegetables

Quinoa with Stir-Fried Winter Vegetables

This recipe I found on BBC Good Food and just put my own spin on it. I added an onion and a chilli for a little spice, while also serving it with a beef hache steak for some extra protein. The sun-dried tomatoes help to…

Healthy Fish & Chips with Broccoli Pea Puree

Healthy Fish & Chips with Broccoli Pea Puree

Here is a healthy take on the classic fish, chips and mushy peas. I was inspired by this recipe on BBC Good Food when looking for inspiration on what to make with some pollock fillets I had received from my Fishbox. The recipe sounded so…

Slow-Cooked Chicken, Sausage, Root Vegetable & Barley Stew

Slow-Cooked Chicken, Sausage, Root Vegetable & Barley Stew

I’m starting to use my slow-cooker a lot more these days. Its great for when i’m out all day and back late from training, as usually at this point I have very little energy or enthusiasm to cook, and I’m usually already starving. If I…

Kedgeree

Kedgeree

Surprisingly, as it usually consists of rice, smoked fish, boiled eggs and curry spices, kedgeree is traditionally served at breakfast time. It has origins in both British and Indian cuisine. I must admit it doesn’t really appeal to me for breakfast, but I do love…

My Kitchen Struggles

My Kitchen Struggles

I’m writing this post for a couple of reasons really. Firstly to highlight and share some of the struggles I face in the kitchen when not being able to see, and secondly to see if anyone has any tips or advice on how to overcome…

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…

Preparing Garlic

Preparing Garlic

Garlic is a culinary spice used to flavour dishes all over the world. I add it to practically all my recipes. It has a very distinctive, pungent taste and smell, which tends to linger once eaten. Apparently if you pair it with fresh parsley, then this helps…

Looking After Your Gut

Looking After Your Gut

Your gut, or your digestive system, is the process by which food travels in to the body, is digested and converted in to a format that the body can extract energy and absorb vital nutrients needed to function.  It is made up of the mouth,…

Weighing and Measuring

Weighing and Measuring

In Cooking Without Sight I briefly touch on how I both weigh and measure my ingredients when cooking. In this post I thought I would go in to a little more detail. Weighing ingredients these days is far easier than it used to be  if…

Recovery Week Nutrition: Or Lack Of

Recovery Week Nutrition: Or Lack Of

As I have mentioned several times lately, last week was a rest week for both myself and Neil following on from the Track World Championships. Recovery is just as important as training and this needs to be both physically and mentally. Therefore when i’m having…