A Fab Snack for Runners – Fruity Flapjacks

Fruity flapjacks are tasty any time! These are simple, cheap, and quick to make with the possibility of endless variations. Try with other dried fruit and nuts? Or leave them out and dip in melted choc once they’ve cooled a little? So many choices. I made these for what should be called #runningclubcakefest2017 and they went down a treat. I managed to bring none home with me! Given them a […]

Nutrition and Fuelling for Marathon Day (Part 2)


In March, I was lucky enough to be invited to an event hosted by Science in Sport (SiS) on nutrition and fuelling for marathon day. The key lessons from that session can be found here. Now the marathon is done, I thought it would be useful to update on how it went. And how it went on the day? I would’ve like a faster time but given a 5k seemed a […]

What’s not to love? Spicy Lentil and Carrot Soup

lentil and carrot soup

Spicy lentil and carrot soup is a lovely quick soup to make – full of protein rich lentils and veg. It has a rich flavour that will have you wanting more. It’s a great option for a quick meal if you’re in from a run and happen to have a bag of carrots lying around. It’s also incredibly cheap to make. Play around with the spice mix to suit taste. […]

Saag paneer

saag paneer

What’s not to love about saag paneer? Once you try it, you’ll be coming back for more.  And it’s full of lots of good stuff for runners – spinach, garlic, dairy and spices – and quick and easy to make. This is the lazy version as I don’t cream the spinach  but feel free to do so if you prefer a smoother texture. And what I love about this recipe […]

Great for Recovery – Homemade Baked Beans

homemade baked beans

The miles are upping and I’m focusing a little more on nutrition. As part of this, I’m getting back to cooking food with flavour that can also support recovery – homemade baked beans fits the bill. I make a big batch of this stuff to have for breakfasts and after long runs to help with recovery and also to keep me happy. I throw in some garlic and chilli to […]

Getting the Basics Right – Nutrition and Fuelling for Marathon Day (Part 1)

SiS nutrition

We all know good nutrition is essential to performance. With this in mind, I was lucky enough to be invited to an event hosted by Science in Sport (SiS) on nutrition and fuelling for marathon day. In return, I was asked to write this post. I also wanted to share some of the key takeaway messages. The afternoon included a number of presentations and a run.

Warm Lentil Salad with Wilted Spinach, Roast Vegetables, Goat’s Cheese and Balsamic Glaze

warm lentil salad

This warm lentil salad is a heart and stomach warming dish with a brilliant depth and intensity of flavour. The lentils and beetroot give it an earthiness which is then balanced out with the spinach, roast veggies and glaze. It’s also a great way to use up any leftover roast veg if you want a quick and easy version. And the reason for making this – having friends over for […]