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Ingredient of the Week: Maple Syrup

Ingredient of the Week: Maple Syrup

As I am currently in Canada for the Paracycling Track World Championships, I thought it only right that I should feature an ingredient this week that is native to Canada. Therefore I have chosen to write about maple syrup. Maple syrup is the sap of…

Harissa & Maple Glazed Root Veg & Chicken Traybake

Harissa & Maple Glazed Root Veg & Chicken Traybake

I was inspired to make this dish when I came across a recipe for a maple and harissa spiced glaze on the Vitamix website. It suggested you pour it over carrots, but I wanted something more substantial so I came up with this instead. The…

Maple Glazed Chicken & Sprouts

Maple Glazed Chicken & Sprouts

I made this recipe with slight trepidation as I really wasn’t sure how the sprouts would taste when cooked in the slow-cooker. I’ve learnt that I like sprouts, so long as they aren’t mushy inside from being over cooked. I was also nervous that the…

Cinnamon, Banana & Blueberry Pancakes

Cinnamon, Banana & Blueberry Pancakes

I do love having pancakes for breakfast. They generally signify a rest day from training. Making pancakes in our household is a team effort as I struggle to fry and flip them safely, so Neil takes this job and mine is to make the batter.…

Homemade Baked Beans

Homemade Baked Beans

Baked beans make a tasty topping to many things including toast, jacket potatoes, crumpets and baked sweet potatoes. Straight from a tin they are quick and simple but can often contain more sugar and salt than is necessary. Making them yourself helps to control this…

Ingredient of the week: Brussels Sprouts

Ingredient of the week: Brussels Sprouts

I hated sprouts as a child. If I’m honest they still aren’t my favourite vegetable, but I have now learned how to cook them to my liking and that when paired with the right ingredients, you can actually make them taste quite nice. They are…

5 Favourite Places To Eat: Altrincham

5 Favourite Places To Eat: Altrincham

As it is now the end of my cycling road season, I will have a couple of easier weeks training, before I turn my focus to the track cycling season over winter. Now is the time that I can afford to be a little more…

Ingredient of the Week: Parsnip

Ingredient of the Week: Parsnip

Parsnip is quite possibly my favourite vegetable. Roasted it is definitely a real highlight to my Christmas dinner and one isn’t the same without them. Most people only ever consider eating parsnips at Christmas but trust me there is so much more you can do…

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…

Roasted Sausage, Sweet Potato, Apple & Pear

Roasted Sausage, Sweet Potato, Apple & Pear

Pear is one of the few fruits that I’m not a big fan of. I would never sit and eat a whole pear like I do an apple. I think it’s the texture i’m not so sure about. However, chopped up and mixed in with…