Recently we met up with some of our awesome Twitter friends whom we’d never met in person before. It was a fun filled night with food, lots of talking about cycling, ginger beer slurpees and feeding possums!
The following Friday night we went back to the same Japanese place for food but this time we snapped some photos.
Tofu Vegie Don
More on the cooking theme this week with these great videos from Dr Lim on the food prepared for racers.
It’s no secret I love cycling and cooking and when the two of them come together it’s just made of WIN.
During the Vuelta the awesome blog Veggin the Vuelta had me wishing to move to Spain and eat vegetarian food and cycle all the time.
I mean check out this potato omelette!
For more of their amazing recipes jump on over to their blog and check out all the yummy looking food. Veggin
This weekend hundreds of cyclists will be lining up to take part in Paris – Brest – Paris. It is sure to be an amazing time for them as they attempt such a historical race.
Now perhaps you haven’t done the training or the qualifying rides to be able to take part? Never fear here at Rocket Fuel HQ we have a way for you to enjoy this historical race.
We present to you the Paris -Brest cake!
It is made in a circle shape to look like a bicycle wheel and was invented by a baker who had a store on the route and wanted to help celebrate the great race.
Made from choux pastry with a cream filling it has continued to be a favourite treat ever since.
You can find the full recipe and how to on the Joy of Baking
A round up of the best recipes we can find to get you baking to win the “best dressed picnic blanket” at the Tweed Games right after the Tweed Ride!
Whole wheat raspberry ricotta scones from smitten kitchen
The wonderful Martha Stewart has over 16 recipes to choose from.
Lemonade scones from Taste (I’ve heard these made an appearance at last year’s Tweed Ride and were a big hit!)
Date scones (my favourite) from All Recipes
I hope this helps with the baking and you’ll be all ready for some yummy scones post ride as you watch and participate in the Tweed Games!
This year as part of the Tweed Games that will be happening post ride one of the prizes will be going to the best dressed picnic blanket. So here is a post choc a block filled with inspiration for the best picnic ever.
Click on the images to be taken to the recipes.
Raspberry topped lemon muffins via Smitten Kitchen
I made a batch of the raspberry lemon muffins the other night to taste test and wow yummo!
Inside out Neapolitan cake from Sweetpolita
I dream of being able to cook a cake that looks that good!
Or if cookies are more your thing how about these icecream style ones?
Icecream cookies from Sweet Sugarbelle
Pink Rainbow cake from Call Me Cupcake
So these are pretty fancy cakes but they are here to give you inspiration to whip up something from a batch of scones to cucumber sandwiches bring your picnic blanket and have a great time hanging out with everyone after the Tweed Ride.
See you all there! oh and if you have other recipes or inspiration you’d like to share add them in the comments am always looking for new recipes!
It’s tour time! Am so excited for the start of the tour am hoping it’s going to be an exciting race filled with champions racing to win.
It also means it’s the start of the tour de food, where every day we give you food and recipes of the region that the tour will be going through that night. So get ready for some great food and hopefully some even better racing!
Today the tour takes in the Passage du Gois and one of the speciality foods of the Vendee region is the Mojette bean. A smooth almost rectangular bean.
I’ve found a super simple recipe that combines these beans with gruyere cheese to make a salad. Recipe can be found here.
Oh how much do I love soup? so much! It’s pretty much one of my all time favourite foods. It is super easy to make, it can take either lots of ingredients or barely any at all, it freezes and re heats really well and if you make it from scratch and are careful with your ingredients and quantities it’s good for you too.
A few years back I bought an enormous soup pot, if it was ever filled to the top I’m not sure I could even lift it from the stove? But it is awesome because it means I can cook up huge amounts of soup and then ladle it into containers for freezing and hey presto, fast healthy food is always on hand.
One of the biggest things I find when I am trying to keep track of food intake is that I get sidetracked trying to find something to cook then I start to snack on other foods and before I’ve realised I’ve just eaten all that meals calories and not even had the meal yet. So my solution is soup. Make a huge pot and freeze into single meal portions then at breakfast time pull out a frozen block of it and by lunch time is ready to heat up.
If you make a couple of different flavours and freeze them up you’ll have a whole stack of flavours to choose from all the time.
Need some flavour inspiration? Check this fantastic article on soup from the New York Times and then get cooking!
When I came across this recipe I debated it’s merits with some Twitter friends. It looks yummy, it has chocolate but could the added ingredient of beans actually mean you could use it as a post ride protein recovery food?
The jury is still out on that and I haven’t gotten around to totalling up just how many calories are in these bad boys but they sure do look yummy and well extra protein is a good thing?
The full recipe is over at Running to slow things down.