How to cook like a runner

Seriously, how good does  this look?

Seriously, how good does this look? Grilled salmon with lentil tabbouleh…with white wine and water out of my Runners World water bottle, of course!

I’m not very good at cooking. I have a few things I make reasonably well but I’m not very adventurous in the kitchen. I do love eating so making a concerted effort to learn to cook is really in my best interest, especially because microwavable meals are becoming pretty uninspiring.

For Christmas, my lovely sister-in-law gave me The Runner’s World Cookbook. This cookbook has 150 awesome recipes perfectly designed for runners –whether you’re looking to fuel-up, slim down or recover, it has tons of delicious and reasonably easy recipes. Inspired by a free night with no agenda, I decided I would give something a try. My first pick: grilled salmon with lentil tabbouleh.

This recipe uses green lentils which are carb, protein and fiber rich – the perfect base for a delicious piece of grilled salmon loaded with inflammation reducing omega-3 fatty acids. These kinds of details are included alongside every recipe so you can pick the perfect dish whether you’re training for a marathon or looking to refuel after a run.

Aside from the fact that my tiny flat smells like fish, the recipe was a HUGE success. Not only was It easy to make, it was totally delicious and only took about 25 minutes from start to finish.

I’m honestly so pleased with myself. I’m not a big take-a-picture-of-my-food kind of girl, but I had to document this feast. I seriously don’t think anyone would believe me if I didn’t. It looks exactly like the picture in the cookbook! I feel like I could serve this to people. Like at a dinner party. It was that good.

This recipe was listed under the “Recovery” category which would be great if I actually went for a run today. I’m being wimpy in my new city. I know London is full of great places to run, but running alone in a strange city is a bit scary to me. BUT the good news is that I may have found a running group near my new place. I stumbled upon The London Marathon store yesterday and they have run groups every night of the week! Hooray!

So perhaps I will join them tomorrow for their Monday night 5K and come home and enjoy the leftovers of this grilled salmon and tabbouleh feast!

Runners World Cookbook


  1. Jay lynn February 8, 2015 / 3:48 pm

    Amazing, Miranda!!

    • Miranda February 9, 2015 / 9:23 am

      Haha Silas and I are going to get along just fine 🙂

  2. Running Betty February 9, 2015 / 5:16 am

    That looks delicious! I eat lots of salmon, it’s one of my favorites! In desperate need of a major diet overhaul right now and love the idea of a runners cookbook. I’ll give it a looksie! 🙂

    • Miranda February 9, 2015 / 9:23 am

      It’s really quite a good cookbook. Beautiful pictures. Easy to follow recipes. Simple ingredients. I highly recommend it.

  3. FLRunnerBoy February 9, 2015 / 9:21 am

    Alrighty Miranda you need to box some of that and send it back over the pond to Florida eh’ haha lol 😛 I love Salmon!! 🙂

    • Miranda February 9, 2015 / 9:22 am

      Hah! Not sure it travels all that well 🙂 I could post the recipe though.

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