Monthly Archives: October 2012

Vegan Mofo is Over, Whew!

Last month I participated in the PCRM’s 21 Day Vegan Kickstart for fun, and to inject a little life into my cooking, eating and blogging routines now that the racing season is over and I am taking an extended break … Continue reading

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The World’s Fastest Diet

Success leaves clues, right? Interested in longevity? Look to the Blue Zones, especially Okinawa, which has he best record for longevity and centenarians anywhere. Want to eat the way the fastest runners eat? Eat like a Kenyan! Studying Okinawan longevity … Continue reading

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Pan-African Mixed Greens

Fusion: the best of both worlds, or the worst of everything? When it comes to music, I liked 70s jazz fusion when nobody else did. Everyone complained: it’s not real jazz they shouted. It’s bad, self-indulgent rock, they whined. It’s … Continue reading

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Losing Steam with Leftovers, Plus I Really Miss Potatoes

Cooking for one and trying to follow this theme of new dishes has worn me out, and stuffed my fridge and freezer. Instead of leisurely eating my leftovers for a couple of meals, I force myself to move on to … Continue reading

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Kenyan Black Eyed Peas: Plus 100% More Sukuma Wiki!

Eat like a Kenyan, run like a Kenyan, right? Well, maybe. Part of my plan for Vegan Mofo was to try a little monotony by eating the same staple foods according to theme. The problem is I keep changing themes! … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Lentils and Mixed Veggies: “Good for Runners!”

Yes, I get the stamp of approval from the Greatest himself, Haile Gebrselassie. Well, indirectly, of course. There is a brief moment in a TV documentary at the dinner table of him showing the crew┬áinjera, that wonderful flat bread, and … Continue reading

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Kenyan Ugali and Sukuma Wiki

The national dish of Kenya is ugali, and probably the next most important dish would be Sukuma wiki. Like most traditional societies, Kenyans eat a whole foods, starch centered diet. The staple starch is ugali, which I believe is very … Continue reading

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