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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 

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, 

Ingredient of the Week: Chestnuts

Ingredient of the Week: Chestnuts

Chestnuts are something I associate with Christmas time. The obvious is chestnuts roasting on an open fire but also turkey with chestnut and sage stuffing. They are not an ingredient I ate or knew much about as a child, but this year I’ve tried to 

Ingredient of the Week: Turkey

Ingredient of the Week: Turkey

The majority of people seem to only ever eat turkey around Christmas time. A recent survey suggests that over 75% of British families have turkey for their dinner on Christmas Day and over 10 million turkeys are consumed in Britain over the festive period. Turkey 

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: Turnip

Ingredient of the Week: Turnip

Turnip is another vegetable that my Dad successfully grew this year in his allotment, which meant as usual when this happens, that I had to come up with new recipes to use them up. As a child, because my name was Turnham, I was sometimes 

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: 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