10 Healthy Recipes Using Store Cupboard or Frozen Ingredients

10 Healthy Recipes Using Store Cupboard or Frozen Ingredients

Due to the current situation we find ourselves in I thought it a good idea to put together a collection of my healthy and nutritious recipes that mainly use store cupboard and frozen ingredients. It is vital we all try to stay as healthy as…

Blindfold Cooking Challenge at Trafford College

Blindfold Cooking Challenge at Trafford College

Between getting home from the Track World Championships and going away on our short break to Paris, I did something exciting and new at a local catering college. It all came about when at the start of the year I tweeted asking if any chef’s…

Making Pancakes

Making Pancakes

It was Shrove Tuesday yesterday, so the majority of people will have treated themselves to a plate of pancakes, be it sweet or savoury. A simple pancake batter of eggs, flour and milk is very easy to make and I do this regularly myself. It…

Zesting

Zesting

So many recipes call for the addition of lemon, lime or orange zest. The zest is the colourful part of the skin of citrus fruit and is removed by finely grating it away from the skin. It is only very fine, but packs a lot…

Making Pesto

Making Pesto

Since getting my Vitamix, one of the things I’ve regularly enjoyed making is pesto. Pesto is a typically green sauce, originating from Genoa in Italy. It traditionally contains pine nuts, parmesan cheese, garlic, basil and olive oil. In the past, all the ingredients were crushed…

Attempting Root Vegetable Rosti’s

Attempting Root Vegetable Rosti’s

For the majority of my blog posts, I focus on how I successfully do things. This one is a little bit different. Sometimes things don’t quite go to plan or work out how you imagine them to and you have to think on your feet…

My 3 2020 Kitchen Challenges

My 3 2020 Kitchen Challenges

As it is the 1st of January today, I thought I would write down and share some New Year goals for myself and my blog. I’m going to set myself 3 challenges that I want to complete this year. They are all things I’ve been…

Cooking in an Unfamiliar Environment

Cooking in an Unfamiliar Environment

Last week I went away for yet another training camp in Mallorca. Only this time it was slightly different. For the first time in my 10 years of being on the British Cycling Paracycling Squad, we went self-catering. Now I love cooking, and in many…

Middle Eastern Cookery Lesson

Middle Eastern Cookery Lesson

The other week I finally got round to using up the rest of my The Cheshire Cookery School vouchers Neil got me for Christmas by going along to a Middle Eastern cookery class. I was really excited for this one after having such a positive…

Making Soup

Making Soup

A bowl of soup can make a healthy and nourishing lunch or light meal option. However it can also take a long time to make from scratch and involves many steps. Soup is great on cold winter days, especially if you have been out training…

Indian Cookery Course with the RNIB

Indian Cookery Course with the RNIB

Last weekend I went along to an exciting new project launched by some volunteers as part of the RNIB, a charity aimed at supporting people living with sight loss. It was an Indian cookery lesson, run by a lady called Kim Jaye, who like myself…

Fishbox

Fishbox

A while back now I wrote a post about how I handle and prepare fish and my frustrations and limitations with it. I still have many of these restrictions, but I have discovered an exciting new way of trying different and new fish and increasing…