Monday, January 31, 2011

Potato cake, adzuki spread and weird energy for runners

Baked Potato Cake with Pickled Herrings in Mustard Sauce
Today's Food Diary
Breakfast: Rolled oats with banana, toasted coconut and sunflower seeds
Lunch: Baked potato cake with picked herrings in mustard sauce
Dinner: Adzuki and spinach spread on wholemeal sourdough
Baking/sweets: 3 choco-oat cookies (using frozen dough from yesterday)

The baked garlicky potato cake with chunks of mushy potatoes was comforting. It went well with the tangy pickled herrings. Dinner was a simple spread made with coarsely pureed adzuki beans, spinach, crème fraiche and generous amount of paprika. The combination worked quite well. Garlic would have been a nice touch though.

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The title got my attention. I am a runner, and weird is always interesting. Most of the energy boosting foods mentioned in the article are a bit unusual: beetroot juice, coconut water, salted potatoes and rice balls, hard candy, tart cherry juice, pickle juice and chocolate milk.

The suggestion is that salted fingerling potatoes or hard candy be stuffed in the pocket for consumption during the race. I didn’t know it was a good idea to eat while running. 

Pickle juice is a popular energy booster in Russia, not for running but for fixing hangovers. Perhaps the other 6 items could be effective for hangover as well.

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  1. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by cravingworthy. I thought I'd pop in and give your blog a peek and it looks like you've got some great photos on here yourself. I especially like that you keep your blog updated daily! I'll have to read your backlog of posts and tune in to see what you're eating.

    You asked about the camera I use: a Canon T1i with either a 60mm macro lens or that cheap (but very versatile) 50mm/1.8.

    Can't wait to peruse the rest of your entries!

  2. This is the first time I heard of adzuki? What is that and what does it taste.

  3. Adzuki beans! That's what's been missing in my life of late! :)

  4. Stephanie: you are welcome, and thanks for visiting.

    angsarap: adzuki beans are similar in size and texture to mung beans. Its reddish in color. You must have come across desserts made with adzuki beans - red bean paste for example.

    tori: glad to remind you of Adzukis. Adzuki is not missing in my life, unfortunately many other things are:)

  5. Ahhh OK thats what it is called, Thanks for the info