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Buckwheat pasta with courgette and white beans

Buckwheat pasta with white beans and courgette

Last Sunday, I decided to start this year’s outdoor running season (I use a treadmill during the winter), and of course, I ended up overdoing it. Apparently,  even the combination of regular treadmill running and strength training focussing on your thighs and buttocks isn’t enough to prepare you for running up several hills in the course of one 35 minute run. Especially if it’s pretty damn windy. Since I still felt pretty spent a couple of hours later, I decided for a lunch rich in protein and carbs to help me refuel my energy so I wouldn’t just spend the rest of the day channel surfing on my sofa.

I always have a couple cans of beans or lentils in my pantry – while it is usually cheaper to cook them yourself, it often takes hours (literally) to cook them, so if you want a quick lunch or dinner, go for the canned ones. I also had an previously unopened package of buckwheat pasta that I still needed to give a try, so I decided on a quick buckwheat pasta dish with white beans and courgette, seasoned with lime juice and a little sage. This recipe takes you just about 10 to 12 minutes to prepare, and the result is a really delicious and energizing dish with a great combination of flavours – you will be surprised how well white beans, sage and lime juice work together! And the best part: After lunch I finally stopped felling worn out! This might become a regular post-workout dish for me. Continue reading

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Vegan mini-cornbread muffins with walnuts and sage

vegan mini corn muffins with walnut and sage

I just love taking salad as a quick lunch to uni – it’s easy to prepare in the morning, you can have a different flavour every day by using different vegetables or fruits to spice things up, and it’s an easy way to make sure you eat enough of your greens. The only thing that gets boring is to eat the same bland sandwich as a side. These cornbread muffins are perfect to jazz up your lunch – they taste a little sweet, have a great nutty flavour and the sage adds a very nice zip to it.  They also freeze very well, just pop a couple of them in your lunchbox in the morning and they will defrost easily till lunchtime. Continue reading

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