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…

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…

Happy Birthday Herbifit

Herbifit is one year old this week! It feels like a long time ago that I was laid up with a bad back after an accident, getting bored and frustrated and wondering what to do. This was my answer. The excellent No Meat Athlete was a major inspiration and I would urge anyone who has…

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…

Bean and lentil chilli

There are still patches of snow on the South Downs and farmers are air lifting food to sheep further north; the wind is biting and it doesn’t look like spring is in any rush to come and save us. What could be nicer then than a big bowl of nutritious chilli that can be warming you…

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…

Guide to Fat Loss

I love a health and fitness magazine. I love how predictable they become after a while and how the same bad food science gets peddled out time after time “eating curry beats cancer!” (By which they mean a component of turmeric contains a compound that has been shown to fight cancer in rats. If you…