Life has been busy I apologise that I haven’t more blogs up of late; I intended writing one about my Ironman 70.3 experience in Zell Am See, Austria but I am back to THE REAL WORLD with a bang. In a nutshell
I did it!
From triathlon virgin to half ironman in 6 months 🙂
I’m in here somewhere!
And here is some awesome coverage of the Ironman 70.3 World Championships the day after my race, in which my amazing man competed. The course is truly stunning as you can see.
So back to business! As we head into Autumn I wanted to pass on a few helpful cooking resources to keep you on your toes in the kitchen and warm in your tummy. I tend to link these on to clients and then forget about them so here are a few to keep you busy 🙂
Top 10 things to forage in Autumn; I am afraid that I wouldn’t be so brave as to harvest any mushrooms other than the common field mushroom.
Nourishing soups by Healthy Chef
Some nourishing soups and stews from the Nourishing Home
This chicken dish looks amazing Fesenjan Persian Chicken Stew with Walnut and Pomegranate Sauce as does this Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Almonds & Chickpeas; aim to serve both with steamed leafy greens to balance the dish.
There is nothing more nourishing than a lab dish; for example Lamb Tagine, lamb shank (I am sure that this can be tweaked with red wine or Moroccan spices or with an Irish stew twist; omit or substitute the pearl barley if you prefer), or lamb curry. Again serve with some steamed or sautéed green vegetables to add antioxidants and minerals.
These slow cooker recipes look awesome: 21 Fall Dinners You Can Make In A Slow Cooker
33 Delicious Paleo Recipes To Make In A Slow Cooker from Christine Byrne
Cooking light: 100+ Slow-Cooker Favorites
Helmsley and Hemsley have a wonderful webpage as well as a superb cookbook that I highly recommend.
Our own Susan Jane White has some lovely recipes here on her blog
And for the endurance and highly active athletes (who can add some carbs into their lives for fuelling and recovery) check out these breakfasts to fuel longer workouts, runs and bike sessions.
Quinoa porridge with spice and berries From Cook for Your Life
9 easy over-night oats recipes from dailyburn.com
Nourishing muesli from BBC goodfood
Enjoy the wonders of Autumn as Mother Nature prepares herself for Winter with harvests of abundance. Get out blackberry, crab apple, rosehip, elderberry, and sloe picking! A quick google search will bring you to a veritable abundance of advice for making cordials, relishes, jams, pickles, alcoholic beverages (!) and so on. Please do add your successes in the comments section for others to try. Sharing is caring 🙂
That time of year thou mayst in me behold (Sonnet 73)