Except it doesn’t! Joking… or maybe not. Look, whenever I hear people pledging to “stay the same” after something big happens to them, be it a big win, or becoming a star overnight, or marrying a prince, I frown. Change … Continue reading 10 subtle ways running a marathon changes you
We have been cooking so much there has not been enough time to post any recipe! But fear not: we are going to post the recipes we’ve tried over the past days in the next few weeks. Among the new … Continue reading Halloumi orange and baby spinach salad
Beetroots are a superfood and a secret weapon for runners. Their content in nitrates appears to be an important factor in improving blood oxygen transport: in a nutshell, it makes you run longer because it reduces your rate of perceived … Continue reading Beetroot and feta cheese quiche
(recipe below) Yesterday was a scary day. As we went out to shop for groceries, at 3.45 pm on a sunny Saturday afternoon, we were attacked and beaten up by a group of young criminals who decided it was a … Continue reading The EASIEST Bread Recipe
This one is a special recipe. I had never had the courage to make bread, or pizza, from scratch, and now I’ve done both. While for bread I followed a “traditional” recipe (more about that soon), I was fascinated by … Continue reading Cauliflizza
This one is truly a gem. It makes for an excellent post-run lunch, or a snack, or even breakfast! It is recovery food and it is the final proof that it does not have to be boring or tasteless. It doubles as a sweet treat too, so you can have savoury as a main and sweet as a dessert. And this recipe is super fast to make! No need to say it is my new favourite post-run meal. By the way, I am preparing a “recipe treasure box” for you, a list of my favourite recipes for post-run meals, runner-friendly … Continue reading Sweet potato toast!
Some time ago, I was asked to work for a theatre festival in Italy. We weren’t sure initially, as we had already done so much travelling over the months of September and October and we knew how tiring it can be. But we managed to sprinkle some holiday time into our work trip, and we are most happy we did decide to spend a week on home soil. We definitely made the most of it! We were extremely lucky with the weather. We enjoyed some stunning Autumn days and ended up spending so much time outside, taking in that very … Continue reading Just… life (as it should be)
Over the past two weeks I have been ravenous. I was hungry all the time and just couldn’t stop eating. Most of the time I wanted savoury stuff, but at the end of the meal I inevitably needed a “sweet … Continue reading Double gluten-free recipe of the week!
I couldn’t let a week go by without a new recipe, even though I barely had any time to cook. I missed not being at home – and next week I will be away even more! – but today I … Continue reading Rainbow stir-fry
Work hard, play hard. Recover hard?! I know it doesn’t sound catchy, but it is a universal truth. If you work hard, and on top of that you train hard, and you also want to race hard, you need to recover as well. Foam rolling, stretching, sleeping a lot, icing body parts is all part of a process. Eating healthy plays a huge part in recovery – and it is the best part, if you ask me. I love to cook and I love how running allows us to have good, tasty food most of the time – and the … Continue reading Smoothie time!