Tag: Diet

Bacon, Mushroom & Chard Pasta

Bacon, Mushroom & Chard Pasta

This is the first time i’ve ever cooked and eaten chard. The leaves are very much like spinach and the stems remind me of celery. They are very different and so require different lengths of cooking time. It is very nutritious and suits a simple 

Roast Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

Roast Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

I do enjoy a big bowl of roasted vegetables, especially when the edges have started to caramelise and go crispy. It just intensifies the flavour and the varying textures keep it interesting. This recipe works with most vegetables and most protein sources. It is incredibly 

Ingredient of the Week: Celery

Ingredient of the Week: Celery

Celery comes from the same family of plants as parsnip, fennel and surprisingly parsley. It consists of long, thick stalks clustered together around a central base or heart. Raw, it is very crunchy and juicy with a bitter taste, which softens and mellows when cooked. 

My Daily Diet

My Daily Diet

One of the most popular questions I get asked as an athlete is related to my diet. Whether I eat a special one, sticking to specific foods and is it strict. By now you should already know the answer, but I thought it might be 

Top 10 Nutrition Tips

Top 10 Nutrition Tips

Last month I was approached by someone to ask me for my top 10 bits of nutritional advice and so I thought I would write them down and share. 1. Get Plenty of Fruit & Veg Aim for 8 portions of fruit and vegetables a 

Ingredient of the Week: Salmon

Ingredient of the Week: Salmon

Salmon is considered to be good brain food because of it’s high levels of omega-3. It is a hugely popular fish all across the world and can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. There are many different varieties found in both the Atlantic 

Ingredient of the Week: Swede

Ingredient of the Week: Swede

Swede is a root vegetable that is frequently ignored or mistaken for other vegetables. One of which is turnip. In fact in Scotland they refer to both vegetables as neeps, as in ‘neeps and tatties’, the traditional accompaniment to haggis. It is a large round 

Steamed Oriental Cod & Vegetables

Steamed Oriental Cod & Vegetables

Using a steamer is not something I do very often. This recipe however, has swayed me to use it more. It was so simple to make and as a bonus, incredibly nutritious. Steaming is one of the best ways to cook vegetables as it helps 

Ingredient of the Week: Avocado

Ingredient of the Week: Avocado

The avocado gets its status as a superfood because it is so highly nutritious. Although commonly mistaken for a vegetable, it is actually classed as a fruit. More specifically a berry, as it has a tough outer layer of skin, a middle layer of  flesh,