Tofu Schnitzel (vegan and delicious)

Schnitzel is delicious, slaughtering a chicken for it, not so much. Turns out extra firm tofu makes a dang yummy cruelty free substitute. Best bit is it takes under half an hour to whip up a batch. Ingredients: serves 2/ 1 hungry athlete 1 block of extra firm tofu (tofoo naked tofu works perfectly and…

Vegan buckwheat cranberry pecan cookies

The sound of crunching leaves, and splashing rain drops can only mean one thing, autumn is finally upon us. Nothing makes a rainy day more cosy than the smell of warm cinnamon floating through the house, it almost makes up for the lack of sunshine. These cookies take about 10 minutes to make, and come…

Chickpea tofu protein power bowl

This is a great make ahead meal, it can be stored for 2 days in the fridge before being combined into a delicious meal. This has 20g of protein from the combo of tofu, peas, and chickpeas, which when served with garlicy lemony cavolo nero is lick your chopstick addictively fantastic. Ingredients: makes one bowl…

Power breakfast bowl

When the sun’s finally out you need a breakfast equally sunshiny and full of goodness, enter the smoothie bowl. Ingredients: makes 1 1 cup of frozen berries 1/2 a chopped frozen banana 1/4 cup muesli (I used this amazing carrot apple one by primrose) 1/2 tbsp cocoa nibs What to do: Blend the frozen fruit with…

Tofu soy salad bowl

Light salad lunches are great, even greater when lightly dressed with soy, chilli flakes, and some extra-firm tofu for protein. Ingredients: serves 1 1/2 block extra-firm tofu 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 1/3 iceburg lettuce shredded 2 handfuls of spinach 1 tbsp soy sauce 1/4 tsp chilli flakes What to do: To prep the tofu: Once pressed,…

Vegan 20 minute Thai green curry

Cooking to me has always involved starting from scratch. I think this notion comes from mother who (regardless of how complex the dish) always began with a set of raw ingredients. This meant that a Thai curry night involved a trip out to source lemon grass, chillies, spices etc… Being a student I’ve discovered, is…

Chocolate chia goji pudding

Chia seeds are really cool, they start about the size of a pinhead, but when combined with liquid expand to form a jelly like consistency. They’re also high protein and great when mixed with cocoa. I’ve been fighting off something like flu for a few days now and wanted something soothing to help line the…

Vitamin booster smoothie bowl

I’ve managed to get ill, not just the sniffles of a cold but full blown manfluesque coughupyourgutswallowinselfpity ill. I’m supposed to be competing this weekend in Pole Vault, so am trying to get better ASAP. In addition to tonnes of sleep (vital for recovery) and taking time off of training (can’t kill your body when…

3 ingredients vegan pancakes

Happy pancake day! (as if we need another reason to make pancakes) Here’s a super fast vegan recipe, and an optional cinnamon berry coulis to go with it. Ingredients for pancakes: makes 8 1/2 cup self raising flour 1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 tsp cinnamon (adjust to personal preference) What to do: Combine ingredients in…

Vegan goji berry brownies (under 100 cal)

Goji berries are  so so so good, they taste like little chewy sweets, only unlike sweets, they burst with goodness and vitamin A making them super super good for you. They bake a lot like raisins (so you can sub 1:1 if you can’t buy goji) and go all sweet and caramel. These brownies take…

Crushed raspberry superfood slushy

Supercharge your immune system with this vitamin C packed slushy. I’m allergic to artificial colourants (the ones that feature in sugar laden acid bright slushies) but that doesn’t mean I can’t have frozen deliciousness. The fruit sugar makes a great pre-HIIT session snack. Ingredients: 1/2 medium orange 125g frozen raspberries What to do: Add ingredients…

30 minute vegan pizza recipe

People are always horrified amazed when I say I don’t eat pizza, but then I go on to explain that it’s not pizza I have a problem with, it’s the soggy, greasy, cheese laden things that dominate the UK takeaway scene. Proper crispy pizza laden with roasted veggies is one of my favourite things, and (as…