A couple of weeks ago JB and I went to Wisconsin to race the Trek CXC Cup. This UCI event did a great job of filling the gap left by the demise of the USGP, Sun Prairie. It was a fun weekend of racing (and yes, some podiums) on a really fun course! And that’s why there was no post last week. I stayed in the world’s most awesome vintage hotel, rode my bike, was beat down by a 16 year-old, and ate an entire serving of fried cheese curds. I think that’s a pretty good excuse.
So here’s a remedy for that. Check it–an awesome list of recipes that are workweek, busy-life, friendly from some of the best food-bloggers out there. I hope to make it a regular feature of the blog
Some of the recipes I have tried and some of them I hope to try in the near future. Either way, they can be an added resource to your musette, er, fuel needs.
- This hearty stew would be perfect after hard day of rainy, muddy, chilly cyclocross racing. Hot shower, cold beer, and this stew–perfect end to an awesome day!
- Add some protein (chickpeas, turkey, or chicken) and some brown rice to this power-food salad and you got yourself a power-packed meal!
- THIS rainbow trout vegetable bowl is amazing and comes together so quickly! Don’t skip the fennel, even if you aren’t a fan (some people aren’t). It mellows as it cooks, leaving a very balanced flavor.
- I have a girl-crush on pro-triathlete, Lindsey Corbin. She also makes a mean pumpkin curry! I have made this many times and it never disappoints.
- The hardest thing about these burritos is cutting up all the veggies–not to fear, it only takes 5-ish minutes. I double the sweet potatoes and peppers and use an entire package of tortillas, then pour an entire bottle of salsa on top. Makes enough for two days worth of meals.
- Banana Bread Granola Bars? Yes, please! Another great recipe from The First Mess.
- Sweet potato chips are just what I need to get me through the afternoon slump.
In other news, I guess I’m getting this cyclocross thing down as my category upgrade was approved and I’ve moved from Cat 4 to Cat 3. Probably won’t see any podiums for a while, but that’s cool. Any time you can just put your head down and ride, is always good.