100 miles – ultra fit

I want to be able to run 100 miles in under 24 hours. There. I have said it. It is out of the bag. 4 years ago I didn’t know that it was even possible to run that far. A marathon seemed impossibly strenuous. Now that I can happily (fairly happily) run a marathon distance…

Fun with a Blender

Yesterday I was musing about the joy of juicing and today I am moving on to my other new bit of kitchen kit. One that has sadly been underused. I say sadly because I think that blenders must give you the benefits of juicing (nutrient dense drinks) without the disadvantages (throwing away the fibre) but……

Building a Healthy Eating Plan

I’ve been enjoying my cooking recently as you may have noticed from the number of recipes appearing in the Spice Rack but as I have focused more on food I think I may have taken my eye off nutrition slightly. No sooner had that thought passed through my mind then what did I stumble upon…

Fueling an Ultra marathon

My guest post for Kimberly Carlson’s  blog  –  Vegan  fueling  on a 24hr  ultra  Related articles Post ultra-marathon recovery (andthisisthirty.com) Running Through the Wall (westbrookrunning.com)

Ways with Quinoa

Quinoa is often refered to as a ‘superfood’ and it isn’t hard to see why. 1 cup of cooked quinoa will give you 8 grams of protein and a host of minerals and other micro-nutrients. See here for a breakdown of its nutritional profile. It is also delcious and could be grown much more widely…

Balanced Raw – Tina Leigh (part one)

I was very excited to receive a message from the Vegan Society to let me know that they were sending me a copy of Balanced Raw to review. My experience with a raw food diet to date has been: Fruit, salad and the much missed Aloka restaurant Brighton. I was interested in seeing what raw…

A Year of Vegan

It was about a year ago that I decided to go vegan after 22 years of being vegetarian. For years it had seemed like the next logical step and after learning more about food and nutrition it also seemed more and more possible so I went for it. Here is what I have learnt so…