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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…

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.…

Blindingly Good Food is One Year Old

Blindingly Good Food is One Year Old

I find it hard to believe, but I’ve been writing this blog now for 1 year. I started it for 2 reasons really, to showcase the kind of diet I have as a full-time athlete and also to demonstrate how someone living with a visual…

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: 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…

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…

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…

Ingredient of the Week: Sweet Potato

Ingredient of the Week: Sweet Potato

I’m surprised it has taken me so long to feature sweet potato as one of my ingredients of the week, as I cook with them so regularly, love to eat them and they are incredibly good for me. They are a root vegetable like carrot,…

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…

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…

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…